notes and make up work

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

23 January

    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.
17 January

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

16 January

     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
cognitive distortions
     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

11 January

chapter 16 quiz
take BDI
cognitive distortions

10 January

journal #9 open- anything you want to write about
case study diagnosis handout
cool words
    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
    made visible
   intense symptoms
   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

6 January

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.

21 December

journal entry #7  Define normal.

19 December

finished presentations

14 December

work on personality projects

13 December

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?
group time

8 December

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
Sigmund Freud
    focus on the unconscious
        not forgotten
        painful or socially unacceptable thought pushed
        into unconscious

5 December

journal entry # 5- Explain what it means to be smart, to be wise.  Are they the same?  Explain.

explain these cool words
    directed thinking
    nondirected thinking
    deductive and inductive reasoning

29 November

Endel Tulving and types of memory
     semantic- remembering how your language 
     episodic- remembering events in your past
LR Squire 
      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

28 November

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
memory test

21 November

     getting info into your brain
     saving info over time
     get info out of storage

18 November

journal #4  Memory- oldest and/or what life would be like without memory.

17 November

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

15 November

define observational learning, fixed and variable interval, fixed and variable ratio, extrinsic, and intrinsic
complete operant conditioning worksheet

14 November

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

8 November

read placebo articles and know how classical conditioning is related
explain systematic desensitization

7 November

complete classical conditioning worksheet
good stuff on the overheads
curing my fear of heights

2 November

journal entry #2  rate yourself on conformity, creativity, sociability, and self-centeredness
complete six drawings
midterm is tomorrow

1 November

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
review time

27 October

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
         normal senses
    telekinesis- moving things with your mind
    clairvoyance- knowing what is going on far 

26 October

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

25 October

journal #9  five possible journal entry topics and why they are good ones

24 October

journal #8  anything you want to write about

21 October

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

20 October 

chapter 7 quiz
optical illusions quiz
homework due tomorrow- name, birth date and time

19 October

journal #8 What will your life be like in ten years?
Explain these terms:  posthypnotic suggestions and hypnotic analgesia
complete chapter 7 review sheet

17 October

worked in the library on sleep/dream articles

14 October

turn in sleep/dream journal
read dream article and write a summary/reaction to the dream article

13 October

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

12 October

get articles and write a summary/reaction to each
    mood and sleep
    hazards of not getting enough sleep
    sleep and memory.cognitive function

11 October

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
 sleep stages
     REM and non REM
     REM- Rapid Eye Movement
            when your more interesting dream occur
            you are paralyzed from the neck down
            eyes move
      non REM
            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.
6 October

libraty time for genetics articles-  get worksheet and complete it
3 October

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

29 September

journal entry #5  Describe yourself as you were five years ago.
finished presentations
chapter 6 homework due tomorrow

28 September

presentations on neurons, cerebral cortex, hemispheres, and nervous systems- rest tomorrow
homework due Friday

27 September

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

26 September

journal #4  - 2016 presidential campaign
worked in groups on chapter 6 group presentations
chapter 6 story is now due Thursday the 29th

23 September

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

22 September

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.

19 September

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

15 September


14 September

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

13 September

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

12 September

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?

9 September

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

8 September

     the systematic study of behavior and thinking 
     in organisms

6 September

book test/tour
common sense worksheet
course rules and expectations handout

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