Make sure you check this page for make up work if you are absent. It would also be helpful for quiz preparation.
the body's reaction to percieved threats from the
what causes stress
factors that determine level of stress
personality of the person
degree of control
amount of responsibility
amount of information
Blizzard Bag tomorrow (if needed) will be completing the reviw sheet.
read handout on autism and write a summary
read article on attitude and write a summary and list connections
homework on depression and autism is due Thursday
a type of depression
milder and longer term type of depression
seasonal affective disorder
usually occurs in winter
more prevelant as you get closer to the poles
the cause seems to be lack of light
solution is light therapy
a person's thinking is messed up
not seeing the world accurately
when you overestimate the problem and
underestimate your self the result can be
cognitive behavioral therapy
chapter 16 quiz
journal #9 open- anything you want to write about
case study diagnosis handout
lack of interest work or social activities
not much movement
little or no talking
early symptoms indicating onset of disease
leftover symptoms when main disease goes away
feeling really, really happy
lower intensity than acute, but longer term
symptoms go away
we watched the Gerald/schizophrenia video- link is on the chapter 15-16 page of the blog
journal entry #8 What is the key, or keys, to a happy, successful life?
3 January 2017
looked at difficulties in diagnosing mental disorders
define diagnosis and prognosis
Daignostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders
Read chapter 16 and do the study guide.
journal entry #7 Define normal.
work on personality projects
Explain the different types of defense mechanisms.
What purpose do they serve?
How would it be determined if a defense mechanism helps or hurts a person?
journal entry #6 college
chapter 11 quiz and homework due
intro to chapter 14
consistent and enduring unique characteristics
of a person
functions of personality theories
organize personality characteristics
explain differences between people
explain how people live
how to improve life
focus on the unconscious
painful or socially unacceptable thought pushed
journal entry # 5- Explain what it means to be smart, to be wise. Are they the same? Explain.
explain these cool words
deductive and inductive reasoning
Endel Tulving and types of memory
semantic- remembering how your language
episodic- remembering events in your past
declarative- combines semantic and episodic
procedural memory- how to do things
define recall and recognition (15 item quiz in class)
draw the brain on p. 274
watch two video segments on exceptional memory - on the chapter 9-12 section of the blog
write a summary of the two articles from the 22nd
getting info into your brain
saving info over time
get info out of storage
journal #4 Memory- oldest and/or what life would be like without memory.
turn in homework
How can feedback help you learn?
Explain learnedanred helplessness and learned laziness.
What does positive transfer mean?
How do punishment and negative reinforcement differ?
chapter 9 quiz tomorrow
define observational learning, fixed and variable interval, fixed and variable ratio, extrinsic, and intrinsic
complete operant conditioning worksheet
journal entry #3 favorites- Explain your favorite book, music, historical figure etc. This should not be just a list.
classical conditioning and operant conditioning handout
paper pick-up demonstration
read placebo articles and know how classical conditioning is related
explain systematic desensitization
complete classical conditioning worksheet
good stuff on the overheads
curing my fear of heights
journal entry #2 rate yourself on conformity, creativity, sociability, and self-centeredness
complete six drawings
midterm is tomorrow
journal entry #1 How do you learn?
What does it feel like to learn?
How can that learning be shown to others?
finished James Randi video
read article on synesthesia and write a summary/reaction to said article
ESP- extra sensory perception
parapsychology means ESP
precognition- knowing something before it
mental telepathy- sending messages without
telekinesis- moving things with your mind
clairvoyance- knowing what is going on far
turn in journal
read "When Our Eyes Deceive US" on the Physiology and Personality page of the blog and write a summary and reaction
write down the numbers 1-10 and indicate what, if any, color each number is associated with in your mind
look at the kiki-bouba link on the Physiology and Personality page
watch the synesthesia video on the same page, and write a summary/reaction
journal #9 five possible journal entry topics and why they are good ones
journal #8 anything you want to write about
stimulus- something that activates one or more of the senses
sensation- when you detect a stimulus
perception- making sense of sensations which
includes expectations, preferences
absolute threshold- weakest signal a person can detect 50% of the time
difference threshold- minimum difference detectable between two stimuli 50%
smallest change you can detect
Weber's Law- relate to defence threshold
stronger the stimulus the bigger change is
needed to detect the change
signal detection theory- motivation affects absolute threshold
read chapter 8
chapter 7 quiz
optical illusions quiz
homework due tomorrow- name, birth date and time
journal #8 What will your life be like in ten years?
Explain these terms: posthypnotic suggestions and hypnotic analgesia
complete chapter 7 review sheet
worked in the library on sleep/dream articles
turn in sleep/dream journal
read dream article and write a summary/reaction to the dream article
write a summary/reaction to hazards of not getting enough sleep article
complete group questions- back of microprint article on lack of sleep making people grumpy
chapter 7 quiz on Thursday, 20 October
get articles and write a summary/reaction to each
mood and sleep
hazards of not getting enough sleep
sleep and memory.cognitive function
journal entry #7 What would the world be like if we did not have to sleep?
is necessary for healthy living
science doesn't know why we need it
on average we spend about 1/3 of our lives
REM and non REM
REM- Rapid Eye Movement
when your more interesting dream occur
you are paralyzed from the neck down
stages 1-4- goes from lighter to deeper
stages 3 and 4 are deep sleep
time in REM get longer each sleep cycle
sleep cycle lasts about 90 minutes
brain wave patterns p. 182
EEG measures brain waves
amplitude- how tall the waves are
frequency- how close together the waves are
circadian rhythm- internal clock
24-25 hour cycle
insomnia- hard to get to sleep
Do not forget the sleep/dream journal due Friday.
libraty time for genetics articles- get worksheet and complete it
journal # 6 Why are you you?
read and write a summary and reaction to the Phineas Gage photo article and the teen brain article- both of these articles are on the Physiology and Personality page
journal entry #5 Describe yourself as you were five years ago.
chapter 6 homework due tomorrow
presentations on neurons, cerebral cortex, hemispheres, and nervous systems- rest tomorrow
homework due Friday
worked on group projects
listened to NPR about how watching slow motion affects peoples perceptions compared to watching normal speed video
presentations start tomorrow
homework for chapter 6 due Friday
journal #4 - 2016 presidential campaign
worked in groups on chapter 6 group presentations
chapter 6 story is now due Thursday the 29th
journal #3 anything about autumn
groups and chapter six presentations
homework handed out (on Physiology and Personality page of this blog) Due Wednesday the 28th
read article on ADHD and bicycling
click here for the article
We will start on chapter 6 tomorrow so you might want to start reading.
chapter 3 review sheet
schema, assimilation, accommodation, conservation, and egocentric
explain Piaget's four stages of cognitive development
explain Kohlberg's six stages of moral develpment and complete chart
gross motor development- learning to use big muscles like walking, running and kicking
fine motor development- learning to use smaller muscles like writing
first grade activities
chapter 1 quiz
journal entry #2- Describe your experiences in first grade.
see chapter 3 development notes from the Stages of Development page on the blog
homework for Thursday- bring in a pair of gloves
journal #1 Did you sit on your book the first day like the instructions said? Why or why not? Why do you think other people did the opposite of what you did?
hypothesis- educated guess, prediction
independent variable- controlled by experimenter
what is being compared
should only have one so you know what
caused the outcome
dependent variable- outcome being measured
experimental group- the group with the condition being tested
control group- compare to experimental group, no change
paper drop experiment
the systematic study of behavior and thinking
common sense worksheet
course rules and expectations handout