Sunday, February 5, 2012

Agenda: Week of Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 - Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

Learning Targets:

1. Perception is the interpretation of sensory information; it relies on experience.
2. The difference between sensation and perception
3. The structure and function of the eye & ear.
4. How does taste and smell work almost as one sense at times?
5. Describe the process of touch and pain thresholds.

Monday, Feb. 6, 2012
Quote: "The more I know about people, the more I like my dog." - Mark Twain
1. Do Now Question: "What does Super Bowl Sunday say about the psychology of America?"
2. Super Bowl Ads. We will watch a few of the more successful Super Bowl ads from yesterday and discuss their power to persuade. How do each of the ads use Sensation & Perception to persuade, sell, and convince people?
3. We will review the Quiz from CH. 4 (if time, quiz over PsychTrek 3 CD)

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012
Quote:“I find your lack of faith disturbing.” - Darth Vader
1. Do Now Question: Why do you like your favorite food? Be sure to include in your answer an understanding of Olfactory System, taste buds (and 4 receptors of taste), taste sensitivity the Gustatory System and sensory interaction. 
2. Smell/Taste Sensation & Perception. Notes, Video, and Discussion.
3. Tactile/Touch/Pain Sensation. Notes, Video, and Discussion.

Wednesday & Thursday, Feb. 8/9, 2012
Quote: "All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it." - Samuel Butler
1. Test Ch. 4
2. After Ch. 4 test, pick up the article. Read, annotate, and be ready to discuss in class on Friday.
Friday, Feb. 10, 2012
Quote: "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." - Ben Williams
1. Article Discussion from CH. 5 & 6.
2. Introduction to CH. 5 and 6.