Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thursday 12/4

Here is the study guide for the quiz on freud:

Know and be able to explain frueds 3 divisions of the mind (id, ego, and superego).

Know and be able to explain freuds concept of EROS and Thanatos.

know freuds 7 defense mechanizism's

know and be able to provide examples of freuds 5 stages of psychosexual development

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday 11/18

things to know for fridays test:

operant conditioning
Ivan Pavlov
Classical conditioning
E.L. Thorndike
Albert Bandura
B.F. Skinner
Bart the Bear experiment
Baby Albert experiment
Pavlov's dog experiment
variable-ration schedule
variable-interval schedule
fixed-ratio schedule
fixed-interval schedule
social cognitive learning
continous reinforcement
negative reinforcement
behavior modification

BF Skinner and why he is important
Ivan Pavlov and why he is important

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday 10/28

Senses and Perceptions study guide

read pgs. 94-111 and 122-133

These are the topics of the T and F questions:
first impressions
different sensations
how your brian responds to sensations
what is a perception
how your brain interacts with sensations and perceptions
apparent montion theory
real motion theory
perceputal sets
decibels and decibel levels

Terms to know
auditory nerve
after image
optic nerve
outer ear
blind spot
taste buds
social custom

Essay Questions
Which sense would you be willing to live without?
Know how you would use all of your senses in order to complete a certain task?

Brain Teaser

At the end of the last volleyball season, the main results table had been destroyed. Luckily, a number of people could remember the following snippets:

Arlington Wonderers finished above The Golf GTI and Derby Surefires. Eagle Cherrys finished above Arlington Wonderers, The Golf GTI and Derby Surefires. Happy Hours finished above Brookside Magic and Eagle Cherrys. Eagle Cherrys finished above Foxtrot Kilos and Chippy Flippers. The Golf GTI finished below Chippy Flippers and Eagle Cherrys. Foxtrot Kilos finished before Brookside Magic, Derby Surefires and The Golf GTI. Derby Surefires finished below Foxtrot Kilos, Chippy Flippers and Brookside Magic. Arlington Wonderers finished below Chippy Flippers and Eagle Cherrys. Brookside Magic finished below Eagle Cherrys, Foxtrot Kilos and The Golf GTI. Derby Surefires finished below The Golf GTI and Eagle Cherrys. Foxtrot Kilos finished below Arlington Wonderers and Eagle Cherrys.

Can you restore the correct league positions?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Monday 10/13

Study guide for Brain test:
make sure you have notes on these items, and be able to identify them:

brain size
pituitary gland
fight-flight response
endocrine system
central nervous system
limbic system
parasympathetic nervous system
somatic nervous system
forebrain temporal
frontal lobe
occipital lobe
autonomic nervous system
sympathetic nervous system
peripheral nervous system
corpus callosum
somatic nervous system

Choose 4 topics to write answers for:

Psychosurgey, and discuss advantages and disadvantages
Electronic Brain stimulation, discuss pros and cons
Heredity vs. the Environment, choose a side and discuss
Do animals think, choose a side and use examples
Ethology, is it worth studying why or why not
Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease, causes, symptoms, and treatments

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thursday 9/25

Brain Activity: p. 73 and p. 80 draw the brain and label everything that is on p. 73 and p. 80. Finish for HW.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tuesday 9/23

Use this link to study the brain and print out the brian diagrams for your notes. If you can print them out in color it will be better.

Follow this link to read the full story of Phineas Gage:

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wednesday 9/17

I will give you an article tomorrow in class, I want to read the article and write a 1/2 page response to it, using your knowledge of stimulants that we studied today.

Your Drug Phamplets are due on Tuesday 9/23.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Monday 9/8

For HW tonight finish your experiments that you and your partner started in class. You can share your experiment tomorrow in class for extra credit.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Thursday 9/4

No O.A.

We watched a video on Animal behavior and emotions. we took notes and I assigned hw from the video.

HW: Does this movie change your opinion about animal research? What about inflicting pain upon an animal in the name of research?

Wednesday 9/3

I was out sick today.

the class completed a psychology crossword that was turned in for credit.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tuesday 9/2

No O.A. today.

Look at examples of Gestalt Theory, by using Gestalt pictures.

Took notes on psychologists (James, Wertheimer, Watson) and psychology vs. psychiatry.

got books today.

No Hw.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Friday 8/29

No O.A.

finish group work, and call on volunteers to discuss their sticky note examples.

take notes thru watson.

HW: follow this link to an article about the psychology of spending. prepare a typed or hand written 1/2 page (minimum) summary on what different approaches are used as examples to explain why Americans spend so much money. Please explain why you are choosing that example. More than 1 approach may be talked about in the article. Bring to class on Tuesday, no school Monday.

Also for tuesday google "gestalt pictures" and print out 2-3 of the most interesting ones that you could find. thanks.

Thursday 8/28

No O.A.

group work: divided the class into 6 groups, assigned each group an approach, created group posters.

HW Each student has two sticky notes, on one of the sticky notes write an example of your groups approach, on the other sticky note write an example of another groups approach. bring both sticky notes to class with you on friday.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wednesday 8/27

O.A. read pg. 16 discussed the best way to take class notes, no writing required.

Took class notes, finished the 6 approaches and started the history of psychology thru Wilhelm Wundt.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tuesday 8/26

O.A. - 4 goals of psychology p. 4

Notes on the 6 approaches to psychology. finish tomorrow.

HW Read p. 4-9.

Monday 8/25

Handed out syllabus and discussed in class. Remember that your signed syllabus by you and your parents is due Friday September 5th.