notes and make up work C Block

Make sure you check this page for make up work if you are absent.  It would also be helpful for quiz preparation.

16 November

sensory memory- directly after sensory input and lasts a second or so
short term memory- about 7 things can be held in short term memory for about 20-30 seconds without rehearsal
primacy-recency effect- remembering the beginning and end of a list better than the middle
long term memory- can last forever and maybe unlimited in capacity
types of memory
     semantic- remembering language and how to
                      use it
     episodic- remembering events in your life
     guy #2
         declarative- combination of semantic and
          procedural- remembering how to do things
draw the brain on p. 274, label the parts and tell what they do in your own words
chapter 10 homework due tomorrow

15 November

journal entry #2  What is your oldest memory?  What would life be like without memory?  Answer one or both of these questions.
      putting info in form brain can use
      maintaining info in your brain
      getting info out of storage
memory tests
define chunking

14 November

fun midterm exam
get chapter 10 homework- on the blog
read chapter 10

13 November

vitamin D article- review
watch Brain Games-Memory video and write a summary-  this can be found on the Learning and Cognitive Processes page
read chapter 10

7 November

review time
exam is Tuesday- study early and study often

6 November

importance of feedback- paper toss game
cognitive maps- map to your house and see p. 257
chapter 9 quiz tomorrow

1 November

journal entry #1  electricity
explain extinction and generalization as they relate to classical conditioning
explain extinction as it relates to operant conditioning
chapter 9 homework is due Friday

26 October

      green questions are due the next time I collect
      green questions are worth 3 times what a
      regular entry
      each green questions should have a half
      page answer

complete classical condition part of handout- not on blog
explain how the placebo effect could be explained by classical conditioning

24 October

chapter 8 quiz
journal entry #10-  How does it feel to learn?  How can that learning be shown to others?  How do you know when you have learned something?

journals due today

23 October

Watch the above video and write a summary.  Watch one other James Randi video and do the same.

Chapter 8 quiz tomorrow and journals are due too,

20 October

journal entry #9  list a minimum of five potential journal entries and tell why they are good ideas
journals will be turned in sometime next week
read synesthesia article, write a summary and your reaction to the article
do the same for the two synesthisia videos on the Physiology and Personality page of the blog
complete the chapter 8 review sheet - also on the blog

19 October

How can pain be a useful thing?
Define these cool words.  constancy, subliminal perception, clairvoyance, telepathy, precognition, and psychokinesis.

18 October

journal entry # 8   describe your life 10 years from

read When Our Eyes Deceive Us article- write a summary and reaction- look for connections
     this article is on the blog
decibels- unit of measurement of loudness
pitch- frequency of the sound- how high or low
auditory nerve- takes sound from ear to brain
vestibular system- helps with balance
    when overactive you get motion sickness
kinesthesis- awareness of your body in space

16 October

define these words- they are in chapter 8

absolute threshold
difference threshold
sensory adaptation

read chapter 8

11 October

turn in sleep/dream journal
read article on different ideas about dreams- will be on Friday's quiz
Freud and dreams (see p. 183)
       manifest content- what you remember
       latent content- hidden meaning coming from unconscious wishes
tips for getting a better night's sleep
          click here for some suggestions
relaxation exercise- progressive relaxation

10 October

journal entry #7- Describe your life as it was five years ago.
read article on sleep and cognitive processes
groups and sleep/dreams songs and such
sleep/dream homework due tomorrow
chapter 7 quiz will be Friday

6 October

amplitude- how tall the brain waves are
frequency- how close together the waves are
4 stages of nonREM sleep
        4 is deep sleep
REM  sleep
    body is paralyzed
    most interesting dreams
    eyes move
    brain waves look like awake
    gets longer throughout the night
sleep cycle is about 90 minutes
circadian rhythm
      body's internal clock

watch this video and write a summary including connection to the article we read yesterday
sleep video

4 October

genetics quiz
journal #6  What would life be like if people did not have to sleep?
start dreams homework- instructions on chapters 6-8 page on the blog

2 October

journal # 5 open- anything you want
complete genetics terms worksheet- on the blog
read "It's in Our Genes: So What" article and answer the questions- also on the blog

27 September

finished presentations- remember my questions
explain the following things
       electrical stimulation of the brain
       EEG, MRI and PET
       endocrine system
       pituitary gland
       thyroid gland
       adrenal gland
       testes and ovaries
100% of your brain
teen brains- see teen brain article on physiology and personality page on this blog

25 September

work on presentations
hints for presentations
      good intro and conclusion
      know who is saying what and when
      do not talk too fast
       be able to pronounce all of the words
      understand your section
homework is due Wednesday- follow directions

22 September

Jesse's birthday
journal entry #4  autumn
get chapter 6 homework
work on group projects

21 September

chapter 3 quiz
journal entry #3  Why are you you?
assembled in groups for chapter 6 project
read chapter 6

20 September

explain Erikson's eight stages of psychosocial development
explain Kohlberg's six stages of moral development and fill out worksheet (on the back of What Do Babies Know article)
explain permissive, authoritarian, and authoritative parenting styles
define socialization
How might Kohlberg's stages be related to Piaget's stages?

chapter 3 quiz tomorrow

19 September

complete review sheet
explain these words:  assimilation, accommodation, schema, conservation, egocentric
need to know Piaget's four stages of cognitive development

18 September

Make sure you can relate our first grade activities (inside and outside) to elements in chapter 3.

14 September

journal #2 travel- places you have been or would like to go
first grade activities

13 September

chapter 1 quiz

homework for Friday- bring in a pair of gloves
read chapter 3
write down what 1st grade was like for you

12 September

I'm here working so you should be studying.
These are the chapters we will be doing and the order we will do them.  This will not take the entire semester so we will revisit the chapter selection process later.

3, 6-10, 12, and 14-16

11 September

journal entry #1- Did you sit on your book the first day?  Why or why not?  Why do you think others did the opposite of what you did?
common sense worksheet
chapter 1 review worksheet
chapter 1 quiz will be Wednesday the 13th

8 September

Wilhem Wundt- first psych lab, beginning of modern pscyh, late 1800s
Sigmund Freud (psychoanalytic)
     focused on the idea of unconscious thoughts
     used dreams to learn about the unconscious
subjective means open to interpretation
objective means measurable
      focus on behaviors and rewards and
humanistic approach
      individuals can choose who they want to be
biological approach
      how physiology affects personality
sociocultural approach
       society contributes to personality



5 September 2017

handed out books
book tour
know your neighbor 

handed out chapter 1 homework- due Monday

chapter 1 quiz will be on Wednesday the 13th

6 September

looked at college psych courses to see what the 
subject of psychology includes
undergrad- person not yet have a four year degree
grad student- has bachelors
psychiatrist- medical doctor with training in psychology and can prescribe medications
psychology- the systematic study of behavior and thinking in organisms 
it might be a good idea to actually read chapter 1

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