Sunday, February 9, 2014

Agenda: Week of Feb. 10 - 14, 2013

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 3 - Consciousness & Learning
Week at a Glance:
MON - Pick up the Take Home FRQ Prompts (due Friday); Article due - Yogurt Made Me Do It; Quick discussion of article; Introduction to Consciousness & Learning; 
TUE - Sleep - cycles, disorders, & dreams. What is consciousness? Sleep cycles, disorders, and impact of drugs on consciousness.
WED/TH - Finish Consciousness; Learning: Classical Conditioning & Operant Conditioning.
FRI - Take home FRQ Due at beginning of the period. Written outside of class. Black Ink only. Then Learning: Classical & Operant Conditioning compared.
Learning Targets:
★ People dream during REM sleep.
★ Sleep is not easy for everyone. There are a variety of sleep disorders that are important to understand.
★ The stages of sleep.
★ Impact of drugs on consciousness.

Essential Questions:
● Explain Levels of consciousness. Compare the different levels of consciousness.
● Why do we Sleep and dream?
● Be able to examine and differentiate between different types of sleep disorders
● Define, differentiate and compare the different types of Psychoactive drugs - Depressants, Narcotics, Stimulants, Hallucinogens
The Dark Side of the Brain.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Quote: "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

1. Do Now - Prep article - The Yogurt Made Me Do It for discussion. We will turn this in at the end of the class. 
2. How to write the FRQ in Psychology.
3. Lecture, Discussion, VideoIntroduction to Unit 3 - Consciousness.
What is consciousness?
Understanding a stream of consciousness.
Cycles - Circadian, Infradian, Ultradian... impact on biological function & consciousness. 
SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder
Find Inspiration. Explore.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Quote"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." - Erica Jong

1. Do Now - How do drugs impact consciousness? (Psychoactive, Depressants, Stimulants, Hallucinogens
2. Notes, Discussion, Video: Sleep. Cycles, Disorders, Impact.
Why do we sleep?
Sleep cycles: 5 stages 1, 2, 3&4, and REM. (not in that order necessarily)
Impact of sleep deprivation, sleep disorders.
3. The Story of Peter Tripp: Disc Jokey be "Trippin'" - what impact did going 8 days and nights w/o sleep have on him?
Quick discussion on "Dreams" - we will not spend a great deal of time on dreams in class - it is not a big part of the AP Test. But, it is interesting!
Does this 'ring a bell'?
Wednesday, February 12 & Thursday, February 13, 2014
Quote"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." - Jimi Hendrix

Learning Targets:
1. Learning refers to a relatively permanent change in behavior based on experience.
2. Classical conditioning involves the pairing of one stimulus with another, so that eventually the first neutral stimulus will evoke a reflex.
3. Classical conditioning is associated with Pavlov and WatsonOperant conditioning is associated with Skinner.
4. According to Operant Conditioning, the consequences of a behavior influence whether or not the behavior will be performed again.
5. Reinforcements are used to increase the likelihood a behavior will be repeated
6. Punishments are used to decrease the likelihood a behavior will be repeated.

Essential Questions:
Compare Classical Conditioning and Operant Conditioning.
What is the difference between a reinforcement and punishment?
How do positive and negative types of reinforcement and punishment differ from one another?

1. DO NOW: How do people in psychology look at 'learning' - what do they mean by the term?
2. Notes, Discussion, Video: Classical Conditioning.
Pavlov to Watson to Skinner.
Baby Albert
Understand - UCS - UCR - NS - CS - CR
Create a classical conditioning experiment in groups.
3. Notes, Discussion, Video: Operant Conditioning.
How is Classical Conditioning different from Operant Conditioning?
Pavlov - Dogs
Watson - Baby Albert
Thorndike - Cats
Skinner - Rats
Shaping, Reinforcement, Schedules of Conditioning
Happy Valentine's Day!
Friday, March 14, 2013
Quote: "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill

1. TAKE HOME FRQ is due at the beginning of the period. Written in BLACK INK only.
2. Notes, Discussion, Video: Operant Conditioning.
How is Classical Conditioning different from Operant Conditioning?
Pavlov - Dogs
Watson - Baby Albert
Thorndike - Cats
Skinner - Rats
Shaping, Reinforcement, Schedules of Conditioning
3. If time permits:  The Psychology of Love: What are the psychological factors behind 'Falling in Love'? What do you think happens in the brain during intense feelings of love?