Term 1 Subterm 1 2009-10

Week 1
Aug 27-28
Week 2
Aug 31-Sept 4
Week 3
Sept 7-11
Week 4
Sept 14-18
Week 5
Sept 21-25
Week 6
Sept 28 -Oct 2
Week 7
Oct 5-9
Week 8
Oct 12-16
Week 9
Oct 19-23
Week 10
Oct 26-30

Notebook I Table of Contents (Introduction and Biological Perspective)
Notebook II Table of Contents
(Learning Perspective)
Online Psych Sim

AGENDA

Week One - August 27 - 28
Overview and Introduction

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Announcements:  
Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due

(A) Thursday, Aug 27

What is Psychology?
IB Psych?
Academic Honesty
Textbooks
Notebooks
Course Expectations
socialscientist.us

Is Psychology a Science?

Print out IB Programme

Read through page 18

 

(B) Friday, Aug 28


Week Two - August 31 - September 4
Announcements:
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Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due
(A) Monday, Aug 31 Discuss IB Programme
Finish discussing - What is Psychology?
Introduction to Psychologists and Perspectives - Handout
Groups: Create questions for each of the perspectives
IB Perspectives - print out and put in notebook
(Marie, John and Billy)
The Outrageous Celebrity - (partners)

Signatures for Course Expectations  
(B) Tuesday, Sept 1

(A) Wednesday, Sept 2

Chapter 1 - History, Perspectives and Fields
An Abbreviated History of Psychology
The Many Faces of Psychology

Methods of Investigation

Print out a copy of your class grade from Zangle
Santrock Chapter 1 - History, Perspectives and Fields Study Guide (for review only)
Determine color codes for perspectives

Print out the IB Psych Objectives for notebook

IB Perspective (page 13 of IB Programme)- print out and put in notebook

Review Concepts:

Evolution of Psychological Theory

Psychological Perspectives

(B) Thursday, Sept 3
(A) Friday, Sept 4

Human Experience: 42: Psychological Principles - Perspectives
Scientific Method

Triangulation
Human Experience 3:Experimental Design
Media Archive 42: Schachter's Affiliation Experiment

Santrock Chapter 2 - Research Methods

Ch 2 Study Guide
Download for review only

Print out the following and put in notebook: Triangulation handout

Summary of Perspectives
Issues and Debates

Resources:

Notebook I Table of Contents



Week Three - September 7 - 11
Announcements:
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Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due
Monday, Sept 7

Labor Day - No School

 

(B) Tuesday, Sept 8 See Friday

(A) Wednesday, 9 PsychSim - Research Methods (A)
Elements of Psychological Experiment
(Examples – Identify Independent and dependent variable etc.)
Sample - Population
Google Docs Version
(B period - See September 5th)
Statistics Website

Turn in a printed copy of your class grade from Zangle
Santrock Chapter 1 Questions

(B)Thursday, Sept 10
(A) Friday, Sept 11 Video: Understanding Research
Applying Research Methods
What is Research?
Operationalizing Definitions
Designing Carefully Controlled Experiments

Sample Size
Study Guide for Test 1  

Week Four - September 14 - 18
Announcements:
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Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due
(B) Monday, Sept 14 See Friday  

 

(A) Tuesday, Sept 15 Open Note Test - History of Psychology, Research Methods, Introductory Statistics

Santrock Chapter 3
Brain diagrams lobes, areas, functions and synapse

Santrock Chapter 2 - Research Methods
(Due next class time)

(B) Wednesday, Sept 16

 

(A) Thursday, Sept 17 Brain Pretest/Discussion
Video – The Brain: The Incredible Machine
SAF #6 - Image Guided Surgery
SAF #7 - Severed Corpus Collosum
   
(B) Friday, Sept 18

Week Five - September 21 - 25
Announcements:
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Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due
(A) Monday, Sept 21 Split Brain studies
Video – SAF Pieces of Mind: Hemispheres
20/20
Which Side are You On?
Wagner’s Preference Inventory
Hemisphere Dominance Inventory

Brain Imaging (helpful information for study guide)
Santrock Study Guide - Chapter 3 (FYI only)
Notebook Entry: Historical and Cultural Factors - Biological Perspective
(a lot of information - important for IB exam)

 
(B) Tuesday, Sept 22
(A)
Wednesday, Sept 23
PsychSim Lab - Brain and Behavior
Neuron & Brain Activities,
Hemispheric Specialization / Neural Messages

Notebook Entry: Drugs as an Explanation of Behavior Change

Online Psych Sim
(B) Thursday, Sept 24
(A) Friday, Sept 25 Ramachandran - Secrets of the Mind
Phantom Limb Pain - Study

Notebook Entry: Genetic Research and Ethical Implications(Very important for IB exam)



Week Six - September 28 - October 2
Announcements:
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Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due
Monday, Sept 28 No School
Ramachandran - Secrets of the Mind
Phantom Limb Pain - Study
Notebook Entry: Genetic Research and Ethical Implications (Very important for IB exam)  
(B) Tuesday, Sept 29
(A) Wednesday, Sept 30 Finish Secrets of the Mind
Begin PPT - Mysteries ofthe Mind
   
(B) Thursday, Oct 1
(A) Friday, Oct 2 Secret Life of Brain - Baby - Neuron
Human Experience #6, 7: Neurological disorder; Brain surgery for neurological illness
   

Week Seven- October 5 - 9
Announcements:
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Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due
(B) Monday, Oct 5 Secret Life of Brain - Baby - Neuron
Human Experience #6, 7: Neurological disorder; Brain surgery for neurological illness
   
(A) Tuesday, Oct 6 Awakenings
Brain #25: Phineus Gage
PPT-Teenage Brain
Secret Life of the Brain - The Teenage Brain
Sensation and Perception assignment  
(B) Wednesday, Oct 7
(A) Thursday, Oct 8 Mirror Neurons
Potato Chips
Sensation and Perception assignment
Video – Vision and Movement (vision only)
Discovering Psychology #7 - Sensation and Perception
  Santrock Chapter 3
Brain diagrams lobes, areas, functions and synapse
(B) Friday, Oct 9

Week Eight - October 12 - 16
Announcements:
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Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due
(A) Monday, Oct 12 Human Experience 8: Sensation and Perception
The Brain #10: Visual Information Processing (inverted vision)
Notebook Entries: What Illusions Teach Us and
Evaluation of Biological Perspective
 
(B) Tuesday, Oct 13
(A) Wednesday, Oct 14 Video clip: The Brain # 8 & 9:Visual Information Processing- Perception (Face Recognition)
Perception Demonstrations
The Mind #9: The Effects of Subliminal Suggestion
SAF #9: Smart Glasses
   
(B) Thursday, Oct 15
(A) Friday, Oct 16 TEST-Biological Foundations, Sensation and Perception Assignment: Chapter 7: Learning Influenced by Environment Sensation and Perception assignment

Week Nine - October 19 - 23
Announcements:
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Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due
(B) Monday, Oct 19 TEST-Biological Foundations, Sensation and Perception Assignment: Chapter 7: Learning Influenced by Environment Sensation and Perception assignment
(A) Tuesday, Oct 20 Learning: Key Concepts and Assumptions (in notebook)
What is Learning?
Definition
Behaviorism: Basic Assumptions
Digital Media #6. Pavlov's Classical Conditioning
Classical Conditioning (worksheet)
Paired Stimuli (worksheet)
Stimulus - Response (worksheet)
Operant Conditioning
Video: Learning (Discovering Psychology)
Print out and add to notebook
* "The Learning Perspective" pages 18 and 19 of IB Programme
* Basic Assumptions of Behaviorism
*Overview of Behaviorist Approach
*Introduction to Watson
*Psychology as a Behaviorist Views It (Watson) Summary Only
 
(B) Wednesday, Oct 21
(A) Thursday, Oct 22

Sniffy
"A" meet in library
"B" meet in E-2

Sniffy Lab Reports

Notebooks Due
(B) Friday, Oct 23

Week Ten - October 26 - 30
Announcements:
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Date
Class Activities
Homework
Assignments Due
(A) Monday, Oct 26 Learning Influenced by the Environment
Video: Learning
What is classical conditioning? Operant?
Digital Media Archive
#7. Watson's Little Albert
#8. Thorndike's Puzzle Box
#9. B.F. Skinner Interview
Practical Problem Solving - Powerful Consequences
(Positive and Negative Reinforcers)
Reinforcement Schedules
Negative and Positive Reinforcement Quiz
Read Whatever Happened to Little Albert
and respond to questions

Notebook Entry: Learning Theory and Development of Social Behavior

Lab: PsychSim: Learning

Online @ Online Psych Sim

(B) Tuesday, Oct 27
(A)Wednesday, Oct 28

Lab: PsychSim: Learning in E-2

Thursday is split: 8:15 - 9:10 "A", 9:10 - 10:10 "B"

Summarize or Highlight:Cognitive Shift

Kohler's Objection to Thorndike

Sniffy Lab Reports

Read Whatever Happened to Little Albert
and respond to questions

(A & B) Thursday, Oct 29

 

Friday, Oct 30

No period 4