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Week 8


Weds., 5/29: Get EXAM STUDY GUIDE

Tues., 5/28: Get last emo notes.

Week 7

Fri., 5/24: get rest of basic emo notes

Thurs., 5/23: Start last unit, on emo; get notes

Weds., 5/22: nada

Tues., 5/21: QUIZ re. "love" stuff.

Mon., 5/20: Get notes and "Five Love Languages" handout

Week 6

Fri., 5/17: get notes and study guide for Tues.'s quiz

Thurs., 5/16: nothing to make up

Weds., 5/15: get notes

Tues., 5/14: get notes

Mon, 5/13: Turn in project.
Get notes on general human attraction. Do build-a-mate if you wish.

Week 5:

FRI., 5/10: TEST on disorders

Thurs,. 5/9:Get schizophrenia notes.

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.

Weds., 5/8: Get notes and practice sheet on dissociative disorders.

Tues., 5/7: JOURNAL: Read "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother." Write coherent thoughts and feelings about this mom and child. What can she or we do?

Mon., 5/6:
Hand in the quiz you made of personality disorders.

JOURNAL: Read sociopath article: (“sociopath” = antisocial personality disorder)
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? If you want, you can try to think of questions I should ask next semester. Thanks.


Week 4:

Fri., 5/3: Get personality disorders handout. Create a quiz like the one taped near the door. Give me for points.

Thurs., 5/2: Get mood disorders notes and do practice sheet; show me when done.

Weds., 5/1: notes on OCD and phobias

Tues., 4/30:
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.)


Mon., 4/29: JOURNAL: Think of bodily illness (sickness). Define, explain, and/or give examples of “illness.” (I.e., what makes an illness an illness?) How do you think mental illnesses are similar to, or different from, bodily illness?


Week 3:

Fri., 4/26: TEST
JOURNAL about odd or interesting behavior you’ve witnessed recently; get all psychological about it. Tie in with ideas like traits; heritability; psychodynamic ideas including Freud and Jungian archetypes; and humanism.

Thurs., 4/25: Get humanism notes; get and do Jung/humanism practice. Answers are posted on the door frame.
JOURNAL: Which school of psychology do you think has more on the ball, humanistic (Maslow/Rogers), or psychodynamic (Freud/unconscious stuff)? Which do you “like” better? Does either address any part of the human condition better?

Weds., 4/24: Get Jung notes; also get and personalize a Jungian mandala.

Tues., 4/23:
Get practice sheet with list of defense mechanisms at the top. Do and show me.
JOURNAL: Look over the list of defense mechanisms you learned, and write examples from real life when you have seen people use one or more of them. Which do you see yourself using sometimes? Which ones rarely or never?

Mon., 4/22:
JOURNAL: Freud: stinkin’ genius or whackadoodle nut job? Or in between? Or both? Explain.
Also, get and do Freud review.
Also, get STUDY GUIDE for coming test on personality.

Week 2:

Fri., 4/19: Get more Freud notes.

Thurs., 4/18: JOURNAL: Are humans basically good with a few bad ones mixed in; or are we basically selfish/bad that gets limited through laws and civilization? Or both? Give examples?

Weds., 4/17: JOURNAL: What personality traits of yours do you think you might have learned (by copying or through being rewarded or punished)? How? From whom? From your culture?

Tues., 4/16: Get notes about learning theory and environment and personality.

Mon., 4/15: JOURNAL Read this and do what it says.

Week 1


Thurs., 4/11: Get and do Traits and Bio practice sheet.

Weds., 4/10: 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, get notes on bio and personality.


Tues., 4/9: 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 about 50% of your personality is genetic? Is that ok? Would you like to find a long lost identical twin?

Mon., 4/8:
JOURNAL: What are some adjectives your friends would probably use to describe you? Give examples of the actions you do, that would make them think of those adjectives. Are they 100% right? Explain.

Get notes re. personality trait theory.


Week 9


Thurs., 3/28: Test

Weds., 3/27: ADS PROJECT DUE
JOURNAL: Explain about the process of doing the project: What was challenging? Easy? How were group dynamics? Advantages/disadvantages of group work? Did you learn anything?

Tues., 3/26:
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, get social learning notes.

Mon., 3/25: Get operant in real life notes.
Also, get study guide for test on "learning."

Week 8

Fri., 3/22: Get sheet with real-life operant situations and show me.

Thurs., 3/21: Get rest of operant notes. Do practice sheet and show me.

Weds., 3/20
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 use rewards or punishments to change the behavior.

Get start of operant conditioning notes.

Tues., 3/19: nothing new

Mon., 3/18:
JOURNAL about ads you love, hate: why? What actually makes people alter their behavior and try/buy a service/product?

Get notes: c.c. in real life

Get PROJECT instructions.


Week 7


Fri. 3/15 Finish "learning" notes (classical cond.); get and do practice sheet.

Thurs., 3/14: JOURNAL: Write about a time or times you learned 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)?

Get "learning notes."

Weds., 3/13: Bio TEST; no journal

Tues., 3/12:
You-n-dreams: remember ‘em? Weird ones? What do you think dreams mean, and what is your basis for thinking that?

Week 6

Fri., 3/8: Get STUDY GUIDE; get notes on sleep.


Mon., 3/4: Get notes on states of consciousness.

Week 5

Fri., 3/1 JOURNAL: Right-brain IMAGINATION DAY: Pretend you’re a “vision” neuron inside a fetus migrating to the rear of her growing brain (where you know you’re supposed to end up). Write a diary entry for that day. What do you think/notice/do?

Thurs., 2/28:
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?

Get nervous system notes; get practice chart and do it. Check against your notes.

Weds., 2/27: JOURNAL about odd or interesting human behavior you've seen recently; and get all psychological about it.
Get brain booklet; do neuron and brain practice sheet and show me.

Tues., 2/26: ACT bubble day -- nothing to make up

Mon., 2/25:
JOURNAL: (Turn the page and write "Week Five.")
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?

Also: get labelled neuron diagram A. Study. Without looking, label B. Then look and fill in any blanks. Give me B when done.


Week 4

Thurs., 2/21:

JOURNAL Read “brain scan” article. Write all about it. Is it good news? Cool? Scary? Implications for how it might be used?


Weds., 2/20:
Journal: Your brain: what does it seem better-than-average at? Worse-than-average? How has it changed?

Also: Get neuron notes.


Week 3

Fri., 2/15:

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.


ALSO: TEST #1


Thurs., 2/14:
JOURNAL: Valentine's Day: Yay or boo, and explain. Then get all psych-y, analytical about people's thoughts/emotions/behaviors on V-Day.

Also: get "ethics" sheet.

Weds., 2/13: Finish experiment notes; get and do practice sheet.

Tues, 2/12: Get experiment notes. Get study guide for Friday's test.
JOURNAL:
Write "Week Three."
Read violent music experiments article.
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?

Mon., 2/11: nothing to make up

Week 2


Fri., 2/8: JOURNAL: Read correlational studies article. State the two general correlations (one about looks, one about height). For each, try to give a plausible explanation for why they might be. Write what you think/feel about the correlations.

Also: get correlational studies notes from a classmate.

Thurs., 2/7: JOURNAL: Read case study: "Musical Hallucinations."
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?

Weds., 2/6: We watched a great video. You get to JOURNAL about
about odd or interesting human behavior you've seen recently; and get all psychological about it.


Tues., 2/5: notes on descriptive studies

Mon., 2/4:
JOURNAL: If you were forced to be a psychologist, would you rather

A) be a researcher, or

B) be in practice?

If A, what sort of things would you be interested in finding out about, and why?

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



WEEK 1


Tues., Copy notes from a friend: perspectives in psychology; get and do practice sheet; show me when done.

Mon., 1/30: nothing to make up
Bring a single-subject, spiral-bound notebook by Friday.

WEEK 8


Fri., 1/11:
We watched the second day of a movie. You can't do that -- it's not even on Youtube! So, instead:
JOURNAL about odd or interesting behavior; get all psychological about it.

Thurs., 1/10: We watched the first day of a movie. You can't do that -- it's not even on Youtube! So, instead:
JOURNAL about odd or interesting behavior; get all psychological about it.

Weds., 1/9: Disorders TEST.

Tues., 1/8: Get and do an old practice sheet and a new practice sheet. Do and show me when done, or check with someone who was here.

Mon., 1/7: Get notes on dissociative disorders. Get PROJECT instructions.


WEEK 7

Thurs., 12/20: JOURNAL: Read "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother." Write coherent thoughts and feelings about this mom and child. What can she or we do?

Weds., 12/19: Get study guide for Disorders Test that will be after Break.
Get handout about nine personality disorders.

Tues., 12/18: Do practice on anxiety disorders.
Get mood disorder notes.
JOURNAL: What is “mood”? How is it different from “an emotion”? What sorts of things put you in a good mood? Bad mood?

Mon., 12/17: Get phobia notes.

Week 6

Fri., 12/14: 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.)

Thurs., 12/13: Get disorder/anxiety notes.
JOURNAL: Think of bodily illnesses. Define, explain, and/or give examples of “illness.” What makes an illness an illness? How do you think mental disorders are similar to, or different from, physiological (bodily) disorders?

Weds., 12/12: TEST on emo/stress/happiness.

Tues., 12/11: nothing to make up; Chester Marcol presentation

Mon., 12/10: Happiness video: notes about it are in the blue box.


Week 5

Fri., 12/7: Get stress reduction sheet to read and keep.
JOURNAL:
Option A: 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. . .

Thurs., 12/6: Get study guide for next week's emotion test. Get stress notes.

Weds., 12/5: Get and do emotion practice sheet. JOURNAL: What causes you to feel stressed, typically? When you feel stressed, what do your mind and body do?

Tues., 12/4: Finish emo notes; also get notes on emotion and culture.

Mon., 12/3: Get beginning emo notes. 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.)

Week 4


Fri., 11/30: JOURNAL about odd or interesting behavior; get all psychological about it.

Thurs., 11/29: Get and personalize a Jungian squared-circle mandala to add to the wall.

Weds., 11/28: TEST on personality; JOURNAL: Which school of psychology do you think has more on the ball, humanistic (Maslow/Rogers), or psychodynamic (Freud/unconscious stuff)? Which do you “like” better? Does either address any part of the human condition better?

Tues., 11/27: Get and do Freud practice sheet. Check it with old one. Get humanism notes. Do Jung/Humanism practice. Check with a buddy or with me.

Mon., 11/26: Get and do "Traits and Bio" practice sheet (yes, we did this before; only look at the old one as a last resort!). Get Carl Jung notes.
JOURNAL: Look over the list of defense mechanisms you learned last Monday, and write examples from real life when you have seen people use one or more of them. Which do you see yourself using sometimes? Which ones rarely or never?

Week 3


Tues., 11/20: nothing to make up; enjoy being thankful

Mon., 11/19: Get study guide. Get notes on defense mechanisms; do practice sheet.


WEEK 2


Weds., Hunting journal; Get last of Freud stages notes; get Freud worksheet as homework; show me when done for POINTS!!!

Tues., Get Freud stages notes. JOURNAL: What do you think of Freud’s id, ego, and superego ideas? Is that an accurate way of describing our general makeup as human beings?
• Why would the id so often be considered our “bad” side?
•Why would the superego (following ‘the rules’) be considered “good”?

Mon., 11/9 Begin Freud notes. JOURNAL: What do you think about the idea of the subconscious: that there are thoughts/emotions/motivations, fears “inside” us that we’re not even aware of it?
Try to think of examples from real life or movies, of people doing things for reasons they’re not aware of.
(Or, if you think it’s false, explain why.)


WEEK 1


Thurs., 11/8: Get notes re. Learning Personality JOURNAL: What personality traits do you think you might have learned (by copying or through being rewarded or punished)?

Weds., 11/7: nothing to make up

Tues., 11/6: Get and do traits & bio practice sheet.

JOURNAL: Election Day – what psychological things could be going on with how people vote as they do? Think rewards and punishments, personality traits, subconscious stuff, whatever. Go deep…

Mon., 11/5: Reflect on the notes you heard Thurs., about heritability of traits.
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 about 50% of your personality is genetic? Would you like to find a long lost identical twin?


WEEK 9


Fri., 11/2: Go to outofservice.com and take the Big 5 inventory or Star Wars Twin inventory. JOURNAL:
Recall your personality inventory results: 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 . . .

Thurs., 11/1: 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” you like or dislike?)

also: Get bio (DNA) notes.

Weds., 10/31: JOURNAL: Get all psychological about Halloween.
WHAT is up with people and what they choose to “be” for a day? What about the emphasis on death/scariness?
What about grown-ups getting all into Halloween? (20 years ago it was just a kids’ holiday, seriously.) What would psychologists say? What do you say? ETC . . . Go deep!

AND finish getting personality trait notes from a friend

Tues., 10/30: Get notes re. personality trait theory. JOURNAL: What are some adjectives your friends would probably use to describe you? Give examples of the actions you do, that would make them think of those adjectives. Are they 100% right? Explain.

Mon., 10/29: nothing to make up


WEEK 8

Fri., 10/26: JOURNAL: So, what do you think of all this talk of conditioning (manipulating) people to act certain ways, with rewards and punishments? Is it wrong to think this way? Super-cool? In between?
Was this a new way of thinking for you, or one to which you were accustomed? Can you see how your parents and teachers have done this? Can you see yourself doing this already? In the future?

Thurs., 10/25 TEST on learning.

Weds., 10/24: JOURNAL: How would you use operant conditioning (reinforcers and punishments) to get kids who get F's on their report cards to gat at least all C's? Be serious, and remember cost and "manpower" (people to enforce this) ARE an issue. SHOULD a school even be doing this, or does it take away personal responsibility?

Tues., 10/23: Get STUDY GUIDE for Thurs.'s test all about learning. JOURNAL: Write examples of when you have seen people (incl. kids) copy behavior from others.

Mon., 10/22: Get rest of "operant in real-life notes"; do think-sheet in yellow box.


WEEK 7

Thurs., 10/18: Start "Op. Cond. in Real Life" notes. JOURNAL: open topic, anything about human behavior or motivation; try to get deep/"psychological" about it.

Weds., 10/17: Get rest of "operant conditioning" notes. Do practice sheet. Show me when done or check with a neighbor.

Tues., 10/16: 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.

MON., 10/15: 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 use rewards or punishments to change the behavior.
ALSO: Get beginning info on operant conditioning.


Fri., 10/12: JOURNAL: Get all psychological about Homecoming Week: describe, explain behavior. (dressing up, intergroup rivalries, people participating or not, etc., etc.)

Thurs., 10/11: Get PROJECT INFO SHEET. JOURNAL about ads you love, hate: why? What actually makes people alter their behavior and try/buy a service/product?

Weds., 10/10: Get notes on classical conditioning in real life.

Tues., 10/9: Get tiny notes on two last classical conditioning words. Check with your group about the worksheet from Monday, so you understand the stuff.

MON., 10/8: Get notes on learning and CLASSICAL conditioning. JOURNAL: Write about a time or times you learned 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)?



(WEEK FIVE)

Fri., 10/5: TEST on bio;
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 about the idea of a dream “dictionary”?

Thurs., 10/4: more notes on sleep; states of consciousness and sleep practice sheet

Weds., 10/3: more notes on sleep

Tues., 10/2: nothing to make up

Mon. 10/1: Get notes about two states of consciousness and the beginning of sleep. JOURNAL: meditation or hypnosis: either sound good to you? Would you like to do either? Have you experienced either? Questions these states raise in your mind?



WEEK FOUR
Fri., 9/28: JOURNAL: You-n-sleep: get enough? Weird sleep quirks? Is it a big waste of time? Wonderful? Etc.
Get states of consciousness notes.

Thurs., 9/27: Get nervous system notes; get and do practice chart. 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?

Weds., 9/26. Watch first 35 minutes of this. JOURNAL: IMAGINATION DAY: Pretend you’re a “vision” neuron inside a fetus migrating to the rear of her growing brain (where you know you’re supposed to end up). Write a diary entry for that day. What do you think/notice/do?

Tues., 9/25: Get brain booklet. Do practice sheet.

Mon., 9/24: Read cocaine article and JOURNAL: What does the article make you think about pleasure? Drugs? Addiction? Does it make you feel anything? Are there any implications (ways the knowledge could affect thigs)? Etc….

Finish notes. Get neuron diagram and study. Then label B as best you can without looking at A. Then look at A if you have to.



Fri., 9/21: Get more neuron and neurotransmitter notes form a pal.

Thurs., 9/20: Journal: Your brain: what does it seem better-than-average at? Worse-than-average? How has it changed?
Get neuron notes.

Weds., 9/19; TEST

Tues., 9/18: Get ethics notes from a buddy; then we watched a video. Watch here.
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 temporarilytraumatized?

Mon., 9/17: Read fast food logos experiment article. 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?
Finish getting experiment notes.
Do experiment practice sheet.



Fri., 9/14: JOURNAL: Read violent music experiments article; 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?
Get experiment notes.
Get study guide for TEST #1 coming Weds.

Thurs., 9/13: 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.

Weds., 9/12: Get last of correlational studies notes; do practice sheet. Show me when done. No journal.

Tues., 9/11: Get notes about correlational studies. JOURNAL: Read case study on musical hallucinations.

Mon., 9/10: Get notes from a friend about descriptive studies as a method of psych. research.


Fri., 9/7: We watched a video you missed. So instead, write about odd or interesting human behavior you've observed lately, and what was going on with it. Get all psychological, if you can.

Thurs., 9/6: Get chart about psychologists; do the practice sheet and show me or check with someone who already did it.
Also, show me that you have a singe-subject, spiral notebook for journaling (worth points).
Get instructions on how to journal.
First journal entry:
If you were forced to be a psychologist, would you rather
A) be a researcher, or
B) be in practice?
If A, what sort of things would you be interested in finding out about, and why?
If B, what sort of clients or problems would you like to help with, and why?

Weds., 9/5: Get notes about what psych. is, and different perspectives within it. Get and do practice sheet about it.

Tues., 9/4: Nothing really to make up. ASSSIGNED: Bring a single-subject, spiral-bound notebook by Thursday. Due at start of class. Not for notes, but to leave here always, for journaling.