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WEEK EIGHT


Fri., 4th hour: Get Five Love Languages Handout and "Mars/Venus" notes.
5th hour, we'll do this on Mon.

Tues - Thurs: "Love" POWERPOINT and some in-class exercises.

WEEK SEVEN


Fri., 5/22:
JOURNAL: Bad Seed Day 3: Write an overall review. Include what you think is the main point of the movie, and how well the producer/actors did at getting it across. Etc.
• Or, you can do some from yesterday's topic . . .

Thurs., 5/21:
JOURNAL (NO HOURS DO THIS)
BAD SEED JOURNAL DAY II
Okay, Rhoda’s mom was adopted, and her birth mother was “Bessie Danker,” a sociopathic murderer!!
Might Rhoda indeed be “bad seed,” and have just inherited an inability to feel for others?
Why would her mom (Christine) be seemingly ok?
Also, what would be the best thing for Rhoda’s mom to do now?

Weds., 5/20
JOURNAL: Bad Seed Day I: Describe things that are odd about Rhoda so far. IF she has a mental disorder you’ve learned about, which would you say that it is? Etc.

Tues., 5/19: nothing to make up

Mon., 5/18 TEST on disorders

WEEK SIX . . . . .


Fri., 5/15: PROJECTS DUE
Journal: Write about the process of doing the project and how it went. Also write what you learned about your disorder.

Thurs., 5/14: Read SCHIZOPHRENIA PPT.

Weds., 5/13: Get study guide for Monday's coming test on disorders.
Get practice sheet II on mood and personality disorders.
Read DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS PPT.

Tues., 5/12:
JOURNAL:
Read sociopaths (anti-social personality disorder) article.
Write what thoughts come to mind, or questions you have, after reading the article. How does it feel to know these people are among us? Know anyone like this? If you want, you can try to think of questions I should ask next semester. Thanks.

Mon., 5/11: Get handout of nine personality disorders. Create a matching quiz according to directions in the blue box. Give to me ASAP.

WEEK FIVE


Fri., 5/8
MOOD DISORDERS POWERPOINT

JOURNAL OPTION ONE:
What is “mood”? How is it different from “an emotion”? What sorts of things put you in a good mood? Bad mood?

JOURNAL OPTION TWO:
Do "Three Good Things" again. For each:
1. Title
2. What happened, in detail
3. How it made you feel then and later
4. What caused the event


Thurs., 5/7: do practice sheet I on anxiety disorders.
Also get PROJECT instructions. Project is due on Sr. skip day, so be forewarned. IT IS DUE THEN, even if you be gone.

Weds., 5/6/15
JOURNAL: Write a diary entry as if you are one of the people you saw:
Jean (agoraphobic); Laura (germ-obsessed, hypochondriac mom); Louise (OCD); man who hoards; woman with fear of flying; Fred (comic-obsessed teen).
• It can be a typical day or one where you’re improving.
• Or, you can write to him or her.

(Try to be sympathetic as you write, please.)

Tues., 5/5, we learned more from the anxiety disorders powerpoint below. No journal.

Mon., 5/4:
JOURNAL: Think of bodily illness (sickness).
• Define, explain, and/or give examples of “illness or sickness.” (I.e., what features make something an "illness"?)
• How do you think mental illnesses are similar to, or different from, bodily illness?
ALSO, Disorders/Anxiety POWERPOINT

WEEK FOUR


Fri., 5/1: TEST on emo/stress/happiness
Journal: Deeeeep thoughts on happiness; here are some POSSIBILITIES:
• Is it over- or under-rated, or neither?
• How does happiness relate to the meaning of life?
• Do you prefer either definition or version of happiness (temporary positive affect vs. eudaemonia -- a life well lived, with meaning)
• Etc. deep thinking


Thurs., 4/30: video about happiness; nothing to make up

Weds., 4/29:
Get happiness notesheet/outline

"Three Good Things" © Berkeley University
Each day for at least one week, write down three things that went well for you that day, and provide an explanation for why they went well. It is important to create a physical record of your items by writing them down; it is not enough simply to do this exercise in your head. The items can be relatively small in importance (e.g., “my co-worker made the coffee today”) or relatively large (e.g., “I earned a big promotion”). To make this exercise part of your daily routine, some find that writing before bed is helpful.
As you write, follow these instructions:

[JOURNAL: Write about THREE GOOD THINGS, following these directions:]
  1. Give the event a title (e.g., “co-worker complimented my work on a project”)
  2. Write down exactly what happened in as much detail as possible, including what you did or said and, if others were involved, what they did or said.
  3. Include how this event made you feel at the time and how this event made you feel later (including now, as you remember it).
  4. Explain what you think caused this event—why it came to pass.
  5. Use whatever writing style you please, and do not worry about perfect grammar and spelling. Use as much detail as you'd like.
  6. If you find yourself focusing on negative feelings, refocus your mind on the good event and the positive feelings that came with it. This can take effort but gets easier with practice and can make a real difference in how you feel.

Evidence that it works: Seligman, M. E., Steen, T. A., Park, N., & Peterson, C. (2005). Positive psychology progress: empirical validation of interventions. American Psychologist, 60(5), 410.


Tues., 4/28: Get stress reduction sheet.

JOURNAL: Write which stress reduction techniques you could actually see yourself using. Which ones would you really not do? Any you do already? Etc. . .


Mon., 4/27: JOURNAL: What causes you to feel stressed, typically? When you feel stressed, what do your mind and body typically do?


STRESS POWERPOINT


WEEK THREE


Fri., 4/24JOURNAL: Compare (similarities) and contrast (differences) Freud’s personality theory (three "parts") with the more traditional two-"part" model presented in the Star Trek episode.
• Which personality theory (Freud or Trek) do you think is more accurate, and why?
• This ep is referred to as "good Kirk/bad Kirk" by the fans. How is "bad Kirk" not actually "bad" but necessary, according to the ep's writer?

Thurs., 4/23: Emo and Culture POWERPOINT

Weds., 4/22:
JOURNAL: You get to wave your magic wand and have humans not have emotions: no joy; but then, no sorrow, either! Would you wave that wand or not? Explain . . .

Tues., 4/21: JOURNAL: A robot asks you what “emotion” is. Try explaining the concept to it.
If you use the word “feeling,” make sure to explain THAT, since it doesn’t know what that means either. (Try thinking about what our bodies do when we emote - that can help you explain it.)

EMOTION I POWERPOINT

Mon., 4/20: Look up "mandala" or "squared circle" on the internet and find out about them. Get a Jungian mandala from the blue blox; color it; date and sign the back.

WEEK TWO


Fri., 4/17: TEST
JOURNAL: Which view do you appreciate more: Psychodynamic, which emphasizes unconscious guilt and how knotted-up we are because of unexpressed desires; or Humanistic, emphasizing potential and positivity? Why? Does that say more about you than about which is actually better/righter? Or not?

Thurs., 4/16: JOURNAL: The aliens known as Vogons are wanting to build a galactic highway off-ramp right through our solar system; it will destroy Earth. They do have another option of where to build it. They choose one human at random (you) and ask if the human race is worth sparing, in your opinion. So, considering all our great achievements and kindness and all our horribleness to each other and other species -- would you advise the Vogons to spare us? Or just build their bypass and toast the Earth?

Humanism POWERPOINT

Weds., 4/15: Carl Jung POWERPOINT

Also get study guide for Friday's TEST on personality.

Tues., 4/14: JOURNAL: Freud: pure, stinkin’ genius or whackadoodle nut job? Or in between? Or both? Hmmm. . . . Why? Explain. . .

Mon., 4/13: Based on your personality inventory results:
Write in your journal: What do you think of the results? How accurate? What did you think of the inventory (test) in general? If you were hiring at a company, would having data like this for applicants help you do your hiring? ETC . . .


WEEK ONE!!

Fri., 4/10: JOURNAL: Do you buy the general idea that there is an "unconscious" mind: stuff going on inside our minds we're not aware of? (As in, "What's the real reason she did that?") Why or why not? Explain. Examples?
Begin FREUD INFO (powerpoint)

Thurs., 4/9: finish journal; nothing to make up, really

Weds., 4/8: Get and do practice sheet on traits and bio.
JOURNAL: Color a plaid shirt with the background and stripes based on the most salient (strong, noticeable) traits of your personality. The drawing/coloring itself is worth 75 pts. Explain with words; and put the total count including the 75 words from the picture wherever you usu. put the word count.

Tues., 4/7:
JOURNAL: What have you inherited in your DNA from parents and/or grandparents? Of course I’d like you to think about personality traits; but you may include physical traits as well, if you wish.
What do you think/feel about that “inheritance” you received? (Are there inherited traits you like or dislike?)
Also: BIO/PERSONALITY POWERPOINT

Mon., no school

WEEK NINE


Fri., 3/27: JOURNAL: NO HOURS DO THIS!!!!!
CHOICE ONE (yesterday's video)What do you think about the whole identical-twins-have-very-similar-personalities thing? Surprised or not? Is it cool? Creepy? What do you think/feel about the fact that personality is about 50% due to genes? Is that ok? Would you like to find a long lost identical twin?

ALSO: POWERPOINT on BIO and Personality (inheriting it in DNA)

Thurs., 3/26: Go online and try to find a video about identical twins reared apart and how similar they are personality-wise. Let me know what you find.

Weds., 3/25:
JOURNAL: What are some adjectives your friends would probably use to describe you? How right are they? Are there any adjectives to describe the typical "you" that friends would never know about? Why or why not? (Feel free to write "personal" on this one.)

POWERPOINT ON PERSONALITY AND TRAITS

Tues., 3/24: TEST on learning.
JOURNAL:
Think big.
• What do you think about all this talk about changing people's behaviors with rewards and punishment; and about how we learn behaviors via imitation?
• Does this all have any effect on what you think it means "to be human"?
• How can/will you use this in your future roles as person, student, parent, employee, boss, citizen, etc.?

Mon., 3/23: Get study guide for Tuesday's test on learning.
Turn in ADS PROJECT.

WEEK EIGHT

Fri., 3/20: POWERPOINT about SOCIAL/COGNITIVE LRNG.

Thurs.,. 3/19: Get and do conditioning terms practice sheet.

Weds., 3/18
JOURNAL:
Read "Schoolkids on a Payroll" article.
JOURNAL:
- What are advantages of their system?
–Possible disadvantages?
–Would you want your kid to go to such a school?
–Should we do it here? Etc.

POWERPOINT on Operant Cond in real life.


Mon., 3/16:
JOURNAL: Think of someone (boy/girlfriend, teacher, parent, manager, etc.) whose behavior you would like to change. Describe the behavior; why it bothers you; and how you could maybe use reinforcers (rewards) or punishments to change the behavior.

POWERPOINT on operant conditioning

WEEK SEVEN


Fri., 3/13: FINALLY . . .
JOURNAL: about ads you love, hate: why?
• What actually makes people alter their behavior and try/buy a service/product?
• What have you tried or bought because of its advertising?

Thurs., 3/12: Nothing to make up. We exercised our brains via analuyzing some ads.

Weds., 3/11:
Make sure you read powerpoint from Mon all the way through "real life" examples.
• Get Ads Project instructions.

Tues., 3/10: no journal; finish reading the notes from Mon on classical conditioning.

Mon., 3/9: JOURNAL: Write about a time or times you permanently acquired a new behavior (make a Big Mac, park a car, serve a volleyball, shoot a bow, format a journal entry, whatever). What did others do to get you to acquire the new behavior(s)? Or what did you do to learn the behavior? Be specific.

"POWERPOINT" (info) about "learning" and classical conditioning.


WEEK SIX


Fri: TEST on BIO

Thurs: review/catch-up day

Weds., 3/4:
Read dream analyses and JOURNAL: What do you think of the concept of dream analysis in general: big load of crap, or helpful and accurate? (Or in between?) What do you think about the idea of a dream “dictionary”? Try analyzing one of your own dreams? Etc..

Tues., 3/3
• Finish sleep info; see powerpoint from 2/26.
• Do practice sheet and show me, or check it with someone who was present.
JOURNAL
You-n-dreams: remember ‘em? Weird ones? What do you think dreams mean, and what is your basis for thinking that?

Mon., More sleep info, see powerpoint link below.
• Get study guide for THURSDAY's BIO test.


WEEK FIVE

Fri., no school

THURS., 2/26: JOURNAL:
You-n-sleep: get enough? Weird sleep quirks?
• Is it a big waste of time? Wonderful?
•Sleepers are vulnerable to attack. Why would nature or God(s) have us need to sleep every night?
• Etc.

Sleep Stages POWERPOINT

WEDS., 2/25:
JOURNAL: NO HOURS DO THIS
Would you like to be hypnotized? Why/why not? Your overall thoughts on hypnosis (and other states of consciousness) . . . .

TUES., 2/24: POWERPOINT on nervous systems.
Get and do practice sheet.

WEEK FOUR

Weds., 2/18:
JOURNAL: Write about a time or times you have felt really “pumped” or “fired up.” What specific things do your body and mind do at such times? What for you is a stimulus (cause) for that reaction (feeling fired up)? How in-control are you of it all?

Tues., 2/17:
JOURNAL: Read "brain" poem: How well does Emily Dickinson do at making a point or getting across a feeling about the human brain? Does it make you think or feel anything? Do you agree/disagree with her? Go to town . . .

Get brain booklet (photocopies).
Get and do practice sheet. Show me when done.

Mon., 2/16:
5th HOUR ONLY: Get diagram A and study; then label diagram B without looking at A very much.

4th HOUR ONLY:
JOURNAL: Right-brain IMAGINATION DAY: Pretend you’re a “vision” neuron inside a fetus migrating to the rear of the growing brain (where you know you’re supposed to end up). Write a diary entry for that day. What do you, the neuron, think/notice/do?

WEEK THREE


Fri., 2/13:
4th HOUR ONLY: Get diagram A and study; then label diagram B without looking at A very much.

BOTH HOURS: Read article on either gaining new senses or brain scan that can read your mind (kinda).
JOURNAL:
A) Brain scan article: Write all about it. Is it good news? Cool? Scary? Implications for how it might be used?
B) New Senses article: What’s your overall reaction to the article? Would you like to have the direction sense? How about seeing with your tongue? Any of the others that are mentioned? Explain. What other things would you like to be able to sense that you can’t now?

Thurs., 2/12: Read and think about POWERPOINT on neurons.

Weds., 2/11:

TEST on the the science of psychology.

JOURNAL: You - n - your ol' buddy, your BRAIN.
What does it seem better-than-average at? (Remember the brain handles coordination, interpersonal-relations, etc., NOT just school stuff.) What is it worse-than-average? How has it changed over time? Any areas you really wish it was better or worse at?

Tuesday, 2/10:Get ethics sheet.

If absent, your journal is to write about odd or interesting human behavior you've seen recently and what was goin' on with it. Get all psychological on it!

JOURNAL about the Zimbardo experiment (video):
Pick one or all of the below . . .
• What do you think of the research design overall?
• Which is weirder: the “guards” being so mean, or the “prisoners” being so passive?
• Dr. Zimbardo says, “We learned a lot.” Does the experiment tell us anything about human behavior in general?
• Was it worth doing, if indeed people were temporarily traumatized?

Mon., 2/9: Read "Experiment" POWERPOINT.
• Do practice sheet in blue box.

Get study guide for Weds.'s TEST.

JOURNAL
Read one of the articles about a psych experiment and write about the following:
Summarize it in one or two sentences.
What do you think of
a) how the research was designed
b) the results obtained
c) how the knowledge gained (if any) might be used in real life?

WEEK TWO


Fri., 2/6:
JOURNAL: Analyze the book cover. What might the individual things represent? What overall “meaning” can you make of it? How might it all tie in with psych.? Go deep.

Thurs., 2/5: Read "Descriptive Studies" POWERPOINT up through correlational studies.
Get and do practice sheet.

Weds., 2/4:
Read case study: "Musical Hallucinations."
JOURNAL:
New front of a page: Write "WEEK TWO."
Write on any or all of the following:
• What do you make of Mrs. C’s hallucinations?
• "Curse," "blessing," or other?
• How do you think you would have handled them?
• What do you think of Dr. Sacks’ attempts to help?
• Does all this raise any unanswered questions?

Mon and Tues: Powermageddon.


WEEK ONE

Fri., 1/30:
• Go here, and watch the intro psych video.
• Then JOURNAL: what were interesting parts, dull parts, good, bad, etc.? What do you remember? Any thoughts/questions you have about psychology in general?

Thurs., 1/29: Read "Descriptive Studies" POWERPOINT up through "test."

Weds., 1/28
JOURNAL
If you were forced to be a psychologist, would you rather

A) be a researcher, or

B) be in practice (helping clients/patients get better)?



• If A, what sort of things would you be interested in doing research about, and why?

• If B, what sort of clients or problems would you like to help with?

Tues., 1/27: Read rules at front of room. Ask a buddy about absent procedures.
Read PSYCH DEFINITION AND PERSPECTIVES POWERPOINT.

Get and do psych perspectives practice sheet.

Mon., 1/26: Nothing to make up. BRING A SINGLE-SUBJECT SPIRAL-BOUND NOTEBOOK ON WEDS.


SEMESTER 1 . . .

WEEK NINE


Thurs., 1/15: Get EXAM STUDY GUIDE.

Weds., 1/14:
Get and read one of the articles.
1. Team with another person who read the same one. On a sheet of paper write the title and five important bullet points from your article that would help someone who hasn't read it understand it.
2. When you're given the signal . . . Now your duo finds another duo -- a pair of people who read the OTHER article. Teach each other the main points of your articles.

Tues., 1/13:
See Powerpoint on Fri. below. We continued m/f differences in attraction.

Mon., 1/12:
See Powerpoint on Fri. below. We started m/f diff.'s in attraction.

WEEK EIGHT

Fri., 1/9/2015: LOTS of JOURNAL ideas from which to choose:
Okay, Rhoda’s mom was adopted, and her birth mother was sociopathic murderer “Bessie Danker"!
• Might Rhoda indeed be “bad seed,” and have just inherited an inability to feel for others?
• Why would her mom (Christine) be seemingly ok?
• What do you think of Christine's solution (that failed)?
• Write an overall review. Include what you think the main point of the movie is; and how well the producer/actors did at getting it across. Etc.

"Love" POWERPOINT: We went over attraction in general.



Thurs., no journal

Weds., 1/7/2015: no journal

Tues., 1/6/2015: Turn in PROJECT
JOURNAL
Write "WEEK EIGHT."
Mon., 1/6/15: Bad Seed Day I: Describe things that are odd about Rhoda so far. IF she has a mental disorder you’ve learned about, which would you say that it is? Etc., make predictions. . . .


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WEEK SEVEN
Thurs., 12/18: TEST on disorders.
JOURNAL: Any odd or interesting human behavior you've seen recently and what you think was going on mentally/emotionally to prompt the behavior.

Weds., 12/17
Schizophrenia POWERPOINT

JOURNAL:
Write an imaginary letter to . . .
or merely write about . . .
• Courtney (boy with sparkles and depression) or
• Sabrina (girl with voices);
• or just about schizophrenia in general.

Tues., 12/16: Read dissociative disorders POWERPOINT INFO.Get and do practice sheet on 7.5 and 7.6.Get STUDY GUIDE for Thurs.'s test.
Mon., 12/15:Read sociopaths article(“sociopath” = antisocial personality disorder)and JOURNAL:
Write "Week Seven."
Write what thoughts come to mind, or questions you have, after reading the article. How does it feel to know these people are among us? Know anyone like this? If you want, you can try to think of questions I should ask next semester. Thanks.

WEEK SIX
Fri., 12/12: JOURNAL:
Think of the nine personality disorders. Now think of people you know in real life who SEEM to fit those descriptions. BE KIND. CHANGE THEIR NAMES, please. Write about how they seem to fit one of these disorders.
Remember neither of us is qualified to diagnose anyone. We're just noticing patterns here!
Be kind.

Thurs., 12/11: Get handout on nine personality disorders. Make a matching quiz based on them, using the instructions in the blue box.

Weds., 12/10: Finished mood disorders (see below). Got PROJECT info sheet.

Tues., 12/9:
Mood Disorders POWERPOINT.
JOURNAL:
Write a diary entry as if you are one of the people you saw: Jean (agoraphobic); Laura (germ-obsessed, hypochondriac mom); Louise (OCD); man who hoards; woman with fear of flying; Fred (comic-obsessed teen).
It can be a typical day or one where you’re improving. (Try to be sympathetic as you write.)

OR
What is “mood”? How is it different from “an emotion”? What sorts of things put you in a good mood? Bad mood?



WEEK FIVE


Fri., 12/5:
JOURNAL: (This is so you understand how anxiety disorders feel):
Write about when you have experienced fear. What were the stimuli? What were your physiological (bodily) responses? What were your mental responses? What made the fear reaction stop?

DISORDERS/ANXIETY DISORDERS POWERPOINT INFO.

Get and do practice sheet on disorders and anxiety orders.

Thurs., 12/4:
JOURNAL: Think of bodily illness (sickness). Define, explain, and/or give examples of “illness or sickness.” (I.e., what features make something an illness?) How do you think mental illnesses are similar to, or different from, bodily illness?

Weds., 12/3: TEST on emo.

Tues, 12/2, Get notes from the happiness video, re. what actually does correlate with happiness.
Be getting ready for the test on emotion.

Mon., 12/1:
JOURNAL:
Please turn the page and write "Week Five."
How did you do with emotions and/or stress over Break? Why? Try to focus on the primary emotions we learned. If stress, name specific stressors and reactions of your mind/body. Also, if you did any stress relief (other than not going to school!).
Get STUDY GUIDE for Wed.'s emo/stress/happiness test.
Get and do stress practice sheet.

WEEK FOUR

Mon., 11/24:
Get "stress reduction" SHEET from blue box.
JOURNAL:
Option A (from Friday's info): Write about which of the 5 Common Stressors are in your life, and how . . . OR
Option B) Write which stress reduction techniques you could actually see yourself using. Which ones would you really not do? Any you do already? Etc. . .

WEEK THREE


Fri., 11/21:

STRESS POWERPOINT

Thurs., 11/20:
JOURNAL: What causes you to feel stressed, typically? When you feel stressed, what do your mind and body typically do?
VIDEO

Weds., 11/19:
Get and do emo practice sheet.
Stress POWERPOINT.

Tues.., 11/18: Emo and Culture POWERPOINT.

Mon., 11/17, JOURNAL: Write "Week Three."
You get to wave your magic wand and have humans not have emotions: no joy; but then, no sorrow, either! Would you wave that wand or not? Explain . . .

also: EMOTION BASICS POWERPOINT

WEEK TWO


Fri.,
JOURNAL: A robot asks you what “emotion” is. Try explaining the concept to it.
If you use the word “feeling,” make sure to explain THAT, since it doesn’t know what that means either. (Try thinking about what our bodies do when we emote - that can help you explain it.)

Thurs., 11/13:
TEST

JOURNAL: Make up a little story with several Jungian archetypes in it.
(some examples: • hero • wise old guide • spunky maiden • the abyss (deep, dark place) • shadow (one’s “bad” side)
• the trickster • journey)
OR: Write 'big picture" stuff about what you will remember/use from this unit on personality (traits, bio, psychodynamic, humanism)

WEDS., 11/12: Get Humanism POWERPOINT INFO.Get and do Jung/Humanism practice.Get and do old practices if you want, to get ready for Thursday's TEST.
Mon., 11/10: Boring JOURNAL: Look at the study guide's earlier sections and re-tell things you remember from those topics, into your journal. This is to help you get ready for THURSDAY's TEST on personality theory.ALSO: Jung POWERPOINT INFO.ALSO: study guide for THURSDAY's TEST.

WEEK ONE


Thurs., 11/6:
JOURNAL: Freud: pure, stinkin’ genius or whackadoodle nut job? Or in between? Or both? Hmmm. . . . Why? Explain. . .

Weds., 11/5: We heard about Fresud's stages of development and weird ireas about why people get stuck in one.
Also: Freud practice sheet.

Tues., 11/4, We heard about Freud's view of the personality (id/ego/superego). I'd read about it from the link below if I were you.

Mon., 11/3: JOURNAL: Do you buy the general idea that there is an "unconscious" mind: stuff going on inside our minds we're not aware of? (As in, "What's the real reason she did that?") Why or why not? Explain. Examples?
Begin FREUD INFO (powerpoint)

WEEK NINE


Fri., 11/7: Traits and Bio worksheet. Do it and I'll check it.

Thurs: 10/30:
POWERPOINT: How we LEARN personality ("environment" or "nurture")
JOURNAL: How could you have "learned" some of your personality (typical ways of behaving or thinking or feeling)?
• Think about how/who you might have imitated or how you might have been rewarded or punished for acting/thinking/feeling certain ways.

Weds., 10/29:
JOURNAL: What do you think about the whole identical-twins-have-very-similar-personalities thing? Surprised or not? Is it cool? Creepy? What do you think/feel about the fact that personality is about 50% due to genes? Is that ok? Would you like to find a long lost identical twin?

Tues., 10/28:JOURNAL INSTRUCTIONS www.outofservice.com

Mon.., 10/27:
JOURNAL: What have you inherited in your DNA from parents and/or grandparents? Of course I’d like you to think about personality traits; but you may include physical traits as well, if you wish.
What do you think/feel about that “inheritance” you received? (Are there inherited traits you like or dislike?)


WEEK EIGHT


Fri., 10/24;
JOURNAL: What are some adjectives your friends would probably use to describe you? How right are they? Are there any adjectives to describe the typical "you" that friends would never know about? Why or why not? (Feel free to write "personal" on this one.)

Also, we began "Personality": InfoSLIDES here.
THURS., 10/23:
NO! DO NOT DO THIS:
Think big.
• What do you think about all this talk about manipulating people with rewards and punishment; and how we learn behaviors via imitation?
• What could this make you think about what it is to be human?
• How can/will you use this in your future roles as student, parent, employee, boss, citizen, etc.?
• Etc...

Weds., 10/22:
Turn PROJECT in.
JOURNAL: Think deep. Forget the official "learning" we say we're officially teaching you (math, playing clarinet, memorizing neuron parts, whatever). What does school really teach you?
What are some behaviors and attitudes school teaches students about life or education? Think of how it is structured, how you are treated, what your classes are like. Think about what you are reinforced or punished for. Think about sports, Homecoming, arts, etc. too. Are these real-but-subtle teachings good, bad, mixed bag? Why?

Tues., 10/21:
JOURNAL:
Forget conditioning and reinforcers/punishments for a day. What percent of human behavior would you say is learned by just copying others (whether on purpose or non-consciously)? Give some examples from real life (your own or others') of people (incl. KIDS) copying/imitating other people's behavior.

POWERPOINT "notes" on social and cognitive lrng.



Mon., 10/20: Get STUDY GUIDE for THURS.'s TEST.
New "NOTES" on Operant Conditioning in Real Life.
Real-life thinking practice on Operant C.

WEEK SEVEN


Fri., 10/17:
Read "Schoolkids on a Payroll" article.
JOURNAL:
- What are advantages of their system?
–Possible disadvantages?
–Would you want your kid to go to such a school?
–Should we do it here? Etc.

ALSO: Learning/Conditining practice sheet: do and show me when done, or check it with a buddy who was here.


Thurs., 10/16: JOURNAL: Think of someone (boy/girlfriend, teacher, parent, manager, coach etc.) whose behavior you would like to change. Describe the behavior; why it bothers you; and how you could use reinforcers (rewards) or punishments to change the behavior. Should we try to change others' behaviors?

Weds., 10/15: OPERANT CONDITIONING "NOTES"

Tues., 10/14
nothing to make up; we practiced analyzing ads; fun times

Mon., 10/13
JOURNAL: about ads you love, hate: why? What actually makes people alter their behavior and try/buy a service/product?
Get ADS PROJECT direction.


WEEK SIX

Fri., 10/10: We reviewed and learned the classical cond. terms included in the "notes" linked below. We did a practice sheet you may find in the bin. Do it and show me. You have missed hard things so come in before or after school and I will explain, if you wish.

Thurs., 10/9: JOURNAL:
JOURNAL: Write about a time or times you permanently acquired a new behavior (make a Big Mac, park a car, serve a volleyball, shoot a bow, format a journal entry, whatever). What did others do to get you to acquire the new behavior(s)? Or what did you do to learn the behavior?

"NOTES" (info) about "learning" and classical conditioning.

Weds., 10/8: TEST on bio.
JOURNAL: Think big. We've learned a lot of minutiae about neuron parts, brain parts, nervous systems, states of consciousness. . . .
• What does this all make you think about what a person is, or what being human is?
• Do you like thinking biologically about the human being or is it too cold?
• Any way you could put this way of thinking to use in your real life?
Etc. . . . . .

Tues., 10/7: JOURNAL:
JOURNAL: You-n-dreams: remember ‘em? Weird ones? What do you think dreams mean, and what is your basis for thinking that? (Tie in to one of yesterday's theories you heard at the end of the lecture.)

Mon., 10/6: We finally finished going through sleep info (see link below); get and do practice sheet on sleep and dreams.
Get STUDY GUIDE for Weds.'s TEST.

WEEK FIVE


Fri., 10/3: JOURNAL:
Get all psychological about Homecoming Week: describe, explain behavior. (dressing up, intergroup rivalries, people participating or not, weirdness, etc., etc.)

Thurs., 10/2:
JOURNAL: You-n-sleep: get enough? Weird sleep quirks? Is it a big waste of time? Wonderful? Etc.

Weds., 10/1:

STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND SLEEP POWERPOINT

Tues., 9/30:
Go here to see video on sleep and states of consciousness.

Also, get the nervous systems chart and fill it in from memory; look at the notes only if you need to.

Mon., 9/29: JOURNAL: Write about a time or times you have felt really “pumped” or “fired up.” What specific things do your body and mind do at such times? What for you is a stimulus (cause) for that reaction (feeling fired up)? How in-control are you of it all?

NERVOUS SYSTEMS POWERPOINT

WEEK FOUR


Fri., 9/26: JOURNAL: Go online and find a video about someone with their brain hemispheres separated and the odd effects it has. Or some other brain-related video/article and write about it.
OPTION TWO: Write about habits. Why are they? Are they easy or hard to break? Have you had success? Etc....


Thurs., 9/25:
JOURNAL: Right-brain IMAGINATION DAY: Pretend you’re a “vision” neuron inside a fetus migrating to the rear of the growing brain (where you know you’re supposed to end up). Write a diary entry for that day. What do you, the neuron, think/notice/do?

Weds., 9/24:
JOURNAL: Read "brain" poem: How well does Emily Dickinson do at making a point or getting across a feeling about the human brain? Does it make you think or feel anything? Do you agree/disagree with her? Go to town . . .

Also, get the booklet on brain parts.
Do the worksheet based on neurons and brain parts. Show me.

Tues., 9/23: Study handout A; label B without looking; then look at A if you need to. GIVE me B when done.

Mon., 9/22, kept going with neuron info (see last Fri., 9/19 for link).

WEEK THREE


Fri., 9/19: JOURNAL: You - n - your ol' buddy, your BRAIN.
• What does it seem better-than-average at? (Remember the brain handles coordination, interpersonal relations, etc., NOT just school stuff.)
• What is it worse-than-average?
• Has it changed over time?
• Any areas you really wish it was better or worse at?

ALSO: We started hearing about neurons. Here are all the NOTES, though we didn't get too far.
Thurs., 9/18: Read either of the two experiment articles in the blue box or find your own on a reputable site. Make sure it is about a controlled experiment. Then JOURNAL:
What do you think of
a) how the research was designed; b) the results obtained; c) how the knowledge gained (if any) might be used in real life? ETC.

ALSO: TEST on the Science of Psychology. You get through Thurs. of next week to make it up.

Weds., 9/17:
Go online, search, and read/watch about the famous Zimbardo Stanford Prison Experiment.
Journal (about the Zimbardo experiment (video):
Pick one or all of the below . . .
• What do you think of the research design overall?
• Which is weirder: the “guards” being so mean, or the “prisoners” being so passive?
• Dr. Zimbardo says, “We learned a lot.” Does the experiment tell us anything about human behavior in general?
• Was it worth doing, if indeed people were temporarily traumatized?

Tues., 9/16:
We reviewed and I gave out a study guide for Thursday's TEST #1.
Also, read the information about ethics in psych research.

Mon., 9/15, assembly


WEEK TWO

Fri., 9/12:
JOURNAL: Read fast food logos experiment article. Summarize it in one or two sentences.
What do you think of
a) how the research was designed; b) the results obtained; c) how the knowledge gained (if any) might be used in real life?

Also get a hard copy of experiments notes if you wish. Then do the experiments worksheet.

Thurs., 9/11: Read experiment notes. Then we did one, but you weren't there. :( It wasn't the same without ya.

Weds., 9/10:
JOURNAL: Read ACT and college success article.
So how well do ACT scores correlate (connect) with actual college graduation? What seems to be a better predictor of success than the Big Test?
What do you make of this? Should colleges take any action based on this? Should schools? Other thoughts?

Also, get correlations worksheet; read directions; and do it.

Tues., 9/9:
Read case study: "Musical Hallucinations."
JOURNAL:
New front of a page: Write "WEEK TWO."
What do you make of Mrs. C’s hallucinations? How do you think you would have handled them? What do you think of Dr. Sacks’ attempts to help? Does all this raise any unanswered questions?

Also, look on the notes linked to yesterday for the slides on correlations.

Mon., 9/8: HERE are the powerpoint slides you missed. Read or print as you need.

WEEK ONE

Fri., 9/5:
• Go here, and watch the intro psych video.
• Then JOURNAL: what were interesting parts, dull parts, good, bad, etc.? What do you remember? Any thoughts/questions you have about psychology in general?

Thurs., 9/4:
Get chart about what psychologists do. I cannot link it here. • Then do practice sheet avail in blue box.
Weds., 9/4: Read "Psych Is" notes. Do the practice sheet, 1-5.
Tues., 9/3: Memorize the main website address. HOMEWORK: Bring a single-subject, spiral-bound notebook by THURS.