Friday, September 30, 2016

Unit 2_Test_ Friday

Today is your test! I graded your
1. Note cards
2. Pink Packet
3. Brain Packet
4. Brain Profiles

Homework: Be Thankful

On the yellow sheet of paper or a sheet of loose-leaf write a short reflection of what you are thankful for. Also describe how you feel at this point in the semester. How are your grades, have you applied to college, what are your thoughts for next year?

This is an interesting article about being thankful!
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Unit 2_Sept 22_ Genetics, Evolutionary Psych and Behavior

1. Review Phineas Gage-
    1. Who is Phineas Gage?
    2. Briefly explain his accident.
    3. What did they learn about his brain, due to the accident?
    4. How has he contributed to brain research?
2. Review the quiz

3. Genetics Overview 
A. Briefly explain the difference between nurture and nature.
B. Which one do you believe impacted your human development the most?
C. How would Psychologist go about examining which aspect impact individuals more, when the world is so intertwined?

4. Three: Interesting Video
Genetics, Twins, Habitability,Molecular Genetics and Evolutionary Psychology

5. Four :
After looking at the Jim Case study, which do you believe has a bigger impact on Human Development, nurture or nature.

Review the Language Structure- Review Language
      A. Broca

      B. Wenicke's

Review Guide

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Unit 2_ Brain Quiz_ Wednesday_September 28

1. Quiz on 2 B

1. Video 10
2. Note cards Page 4
3. Page 30, 31 and 32 in packet
4. Review Guide Due Friday

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Day 29_ Unit 2_Tuesday_Left vs. Right


1. Online Quiz: Left vs. Right
         A. After taking the quiz briefly explain how you feel about the results?
         B. Why might it be beneficial to understand which hemisphere you are dominate in?

2.Review Left vs. Right Notes

3. Brain Plasticity

4. Talk about the Split Brain Video Part One and Part Two
5. Finish Brain Cases and Orange Worksheet

1. Study for Quiz
2. Video 9

Monday, September 26, 2016

Day 29_Unit 2_Orange Investigation_Monday 26th of September

Remember you have your test on Friday for Unit 2. Please continue to study!

1. *Brain Video- Brain Operation

2. Today in class you will be completing this Document with your group. Please make a copy and be sure to share it with your classmates. Please place it in your correct Psychology Folder.

3. When you are done, please finish coloring your brain profiles! Due tomorrow!


A. Study the brain regions
B. Page 26-28 in the packet and link

Friday, September 23, 2016

Day 28_Unit 2_Sept 23rd_Case Studies

1. Review the Cortex- Profile 5

2. Begin Case Studies- Group 4

A. Review Guide - Test Friday (Due Thursday)
B. Note Cards Page 3
C. Reading 80-88 or _Video 8
D. Quiz on Tuesday on Parts of the Brain

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Day 27_ Unit 2_Sept. 22_ Limbic System_ Cerebral Cortex

1. Review Parts of the Hindbrain
             Brain Says

2. Review Parts of the Limbic System
              Brain Says

3. Review Parts of the Cortex
              Brain Says

Color Page 2, 3 and 4 in the packet

Homework: Note Cards Page 3

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Day 26_Unit 2_Wednesday the 21st_Hind Brain, Limbic System and Cerebral Cortex_Unit day 8

1..Task One_ Understanding Brain Techniques

2. Review the Regions of the Brain- Color Areas- Label

3. Review Structures of the Brain
 - Hind brain
           A. Born with just a Brainstem
           B. Current Event- Cerebellum

Homework- Video 6 or page 71-71 in the book- use outline page 8 in packet
                     Video 7 or page 74-79 in packet- use chart page 9 and 10 in packet

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Day 25_Unit 2_Tuesday September 20th_Day 7

1. Wrap up MS and ALS Discussion.
A.  Catching Kayla- MS
B. Mike Oyer Story

2. Buzzword Quiz

3. Quiz on Neurons and Neurotransmitters

Video 5 Quiz

Monday, September 19, 2016

Day 24_Day 6_ Unit 2_ Looking at the Neuron in Everyday Life_Case Studies

Task One: Finish Neurotransmitter Cases

Task Two- Case Studies with Neurotransmitters
CHART FOR CLASS- Movie Reflection
 Task 3_Buzzword Quiz 
1. Prepare for Quiz 2- Parts of the Neuron, Nervous System. Neural Communication. Endocrine System
2.Unit Two_Video Four_ Tools for Examining the Brain

Friday, September 16, 2016

Day 23_Day 5_Unit 2_Neurotransmitter

1. Neural Transmission Application- Hallway

2.   Discuss Neurotransmitter/ Questions- Chart 

3.  Activity: A Day in the Life of a Psychologist. 
You will apply what you have learned about the Neurotransmitters to several cases. You will need to turn in one copy from your group to get graded. 

A. Finish the worksheet on MS and ALS Research. Use the following links.
       1.MS WEBSITE and  MS Video Link 
       2. ALS WEBSITE
B Study Neurotransmitter Chart- Quiz Monday on BUZZ WORDS
C. Neuron/Neurotransmitter/Nervous System Quiz Tuesday
E. Write a short paragraph describing the following terms and how they work-
Action Potential
Resting Potential
All-or-none response

F.Color Page 13

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Day 22__Unit 2_Neural Communication_Day 4 Brain Unit

Task One: Review Parts of the Neuron

Task Two- Complete page 2. Page 14 A
Task Three: 
                         Lecture: Questions on Neural Transmission

Task Four:
                         Demo: Neural Transmission- Hallway activity

                     1. GET CAUGHT UP

                     2. Neural Transmitter Fill in the Blank Activity
                           Use your notes from video 2 continued (Tuesday nights homework) or the following                            links:

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Day 21_ Unit 1_Reflection_Test Corrections_Day 3

 1. Please watch and be ready to ask any questions about Test Corrections 

 2. For Participation, please complete 6 more missed questions on the TEST correction document shared with you. The Title is AP PSYCH_Test Corrections_2016

1. Please watch the following video and complete page 14b. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THE LAST TWO QUESTIONS. 
2. Also read the following textbook pages (53-55)  and answer the following questions on page 14B. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Class Neurons!

Check out the link!

Day 20_ Unit 2_Day 2_Sept 13th_Neuron Activity

Welcome to UNIT 2- The Brain!!!

Task One Video and Notes on a Neuron
1. Endocrine System Review

2.Open up your packets to page 14. Watch the following video clip. As you view the clip you should draw a neuron and label the parts.  The Neuron

1.      3.Assemble a neuron and for a participation grade, you must explain the structure and parts to Ms Gavin when assembled (BEFORE YOU CAN EAT YOUR COOKIES).

2.   4.While snacking on your cookies, color and label the structures on page 13. Use your book for another reference.

Hey Class so the video is a little choppy for video 2 there are two parts. Look at the links below and follow which times to watch. Use page 5 and 6 in your packet for an outline. 
Please watch  - Video One_Part Two (9 minutes- 15 minutes)- Title Your Notes Neural Transmission
Please also watch Unit Two_Video Two Continued - Title Your Notes- Neurotransmitters

Monday, September 12, 2016

Day 19_Unit 2_ Day One_ Nervous System

1. Review impact of stress on the body and the Nervous System
September 11th
2. Review Structure of the Nervous System and Endocrine System

3. Talk about the impact of stress and ways to focus on relaxation skills
Relaxation Techniques

Journal - 3 ways to relax during stressful times
               3 things you appreciate

Vocabulary Cards Page 2 in packet
Write a short response on 3 things you are grateful for in your life!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Dy 18_Unit 2_Nervous System_ Day One Biological Unit

Hey Class!

Today I am out at a conference, this is a great day to get organized for Unit 2. You have 2 videos to view during class and you should take notes in your notebook.

A. Unit Two_Video Three: Nervous System- The sub will pass out an outline for proper note taking for this unit.

B. When you are done with the video complete the questions on the back of the worksheet that applies the material.

C. If you finish you can start your homework! Only complete the first 9 minutes of Unit Two_Video One_ Neuron for homework. Use page 5 in your packet for the outline.

****** Only until watch until 8:49- Video One_ Neurons.

Video One_ Part Two (8minutes – 19 minutes)will be due on TUESDAY!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Day 17_ TEST UNIT 1

Test Day!
I am very proud of all you have done so far! You can do it and are GREEEEEEEEEEEAT!
Good Luck:)

Enjoy the night off....

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Day 15_ Experiment Review

1. Review Correlations- Kahoot

2. Experiment Review
-Period 1
- Period 2
- Period 3

3. Practice Worksheet- Handout
    Practice 24 and 25 in packet

Study for Unit One Test
Worksheet in packet page 24-25

Friday, September 2, 2016

Day 14_ Surveys and Experiments

1.  Hurricanes

2. Operational Definitions (around the room review)

3. Survey Explanation- Up Close

4. Correlation Review- Worksheet from Thursday

5. Experimentation Review- Handout in class

Pink Packet Due Tuesday ----- Word Bank
Begin Interview Project

Test is Thursday- Unit One

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Day 13_ Correlation Practice

1. Review Research Methods
-Period 1
- Period 2
- Period 3

2. Operational Definition- Measurable....Homework Page 31

2. Correlation Examples Worksheet
Psychology Today
Video Response: Link
Neuroscience for Kids

1. Finish the correlation practice (period 3 will finish in class)
2. Operational Definitions page 22 in packet
3. Video Lecture 8 (Use page 8 as a reference)  OR Page 37-46 in the textbook

Tuesday Research Quiz
Thursday Unit 1 TEST