Take a look at the table of contents and make a prediction about what your favorite chapter might be. Explain what the field of psychology tries to do. Psychology: Use phrenology to guess as to what your personality quirks might be. In other words, feel your head and diagnose your own weirdness. Which historical approach to psychology do you most agree with? How are inferential and descriptive statistics different? Which contemporary approach to psychology do you most agree with? Write about collecting your signatures for the ban on water. Was it difficult? Easy? Were people aware what they were signing? How many (appx.) were really shocked that water is allowed around humans? Comment on how naturalistic observation worked for Jane Goodall in Tanzania. Describe how statistics can be used to deceive or lie to people using good sound data. Turn in your notes and look over your study guide. Mark any questions that you would like to ask of me. Do you know any parts of the brain? List them, please. Draw a neuron and label it. Use your book if you need to. What part of the brain is mostly in charge of anger? What does the thalamus do? Do you agree with the results you received from the left brain/right brain activity? Which hemisphere do you believe is your strongest? What kind of problems can a split brain operation help and what issues does it create? Copy the diagram of the nervous system off of the board and into your notes. You can do this in either a margin or any available space. Give two ways that you think zombie brains are both similar and different from human brains. Explain how a CAT scan and a PET scan are different. What has happened in the movie so far that supports that different parts of the brain are in charge of different thinking tasks or physical tasks that they body carries out? Predict how the endocrine system and nervous system are similar and different. Compare and contrast hormones and neurotransmitters. Be sure your notes are complete, they will be due Tomorrow. The nervous system and the endocrine system both send messages. What are the messages they send called? Turn in your notes. Look over your study guide and decide if you have any questions. Do you think that you get enough sleep? How much do you get on average per night and how much do you think you need? How important is sleep to you? Why do you think that we sleep? What are three theories for why we sleep? Have you had a reoccurring dream? What do you think it means? If not, try to remember a dream you have had and what do you think that dream meant? Do you think that our dreams mean something important? What is biofeedback, and how could it be useful? What did Freud believe about your dreams? What are the 3 types of meditation, and how are they different? What do you think about the legalization of some drugs? What drug do you think is the most dangerous to society, and explain why you think this. Check to make sure you have all the notes copied for the altered states chapter, and turn them in with your study guide. What do you think sensation and perception are? Are they the same or different? Why? If you could have an extra sense, what would you choose, and why? How are sensation and perception different? How are they related? Which sense do you think you would function best without? Explain why you chose the sense you did. What is your favorite kind of illusion? Why? What form of ESP do you wish you had and why? Examples on page 230 What is perceptual inference? Review for your Ch. 8 Sensation and Perception Test…..it will be open book/note What are your earliest memories? How old were you in these situations? Do you think these memories are accurate? How much do babies understand? Please differentiate by sense; ie., do they understand more visual, touch, smell stimulation? Why do you think children play? What type of attachment style would the child be ambivalent as to whether or not the parent left them or returned to them? How do parenting styles affect you? What is the purpose of babies strange reflexes? What are the four types of parenting styles, and what kind do you think you will be? Is this different from the kind of parent that you would like to be? Explain. Honestly write how your project went in the lab. Grade yourself according to the rubric that was passed out. What is the worst thing about being an adolescent? What is the BEST thing about being an adolescent? Which theory of cognitive development to you most agree with? (Freud’s psychosexual, Erikkson’s stages, etc) You may need to use your book to look over the different theories. Turn in your notes and look over your study guides. Why must we all be crazy? What scares you most about getting old? What are the top 3 pervasive diseases of old age? What are some stereotypes that you believe about your parents? If you found a fountain of youth, at what age do you think you would want to jump in? Would you even want to jump in? Do you consciously do anything now to prevent any of the pitfalls of old age? Why might adults be at risk for depression around middle age? What is senile dementia? What is one thing you are looking forward to in old age? What has been the best part of Psychology so far? What would you like to see more of and less of? How do you learn best? What kind of school work do you usually learn the most from? Have you watched parents try to teach their child something? What kinds of things do they use to try to motivate the child? Study for your midterm. Who is Ivan Pavlov? What is Pavlov known for? Label the NS, UCS, UCR, CS, and CR in the following: Fanny eats fried chicken that has e coli in it and ends up vomiting for hours that night. Luckily she recovers within a day, but now just the thought (or the sight or the smell) of fried chicken makes her nauseous. What is the difference between the NS and the CS in the classical conditioning model? Now that you know a little about learning, which method of learning do you like the best: classical conditioning or operant conditioning? Explain why. How would you prefer to learn: classical conditioning or operant conditioning? What are some disadvantages of punishment? What is one behavior you think you picked up through social learning. Why do people blame video games, TV, movies, etc. for the violence that occurs in society? Choose 1 method of learning, and write how you could apply your chosen method to improve your life. What is your favorite memory? Do you believe that you have a good memory, or are you the person that doesn’t remember much of your experiences? Describe the memory loss that Lucy experienced. The more details you write down, the better it will help you later. What are the three processes of memory? What are the types of longterm memory, and what are they responsible for? What is iconic memory? Who is most likely to have eidetic memory? Explain the “tip-ofyour-tongue” phenomenon. Turn in your notes and warm ups. What motivates you? Instinct theory was the first theory of motivation. Why is it no longer studied as a reason for the motivation behind humans’ actions? Other than money, how could schools better motivate students to achieve in school? What theory of motivation do you most agree with up to this point? (drive-reduction, incentive, cognitive) Give some examples of motivation for why a person might take a shower. Compare and contrast intrinsic motivation vs. extrinsic motivation. Give an example of each in your life that you don’t mind sharing. What types of human needs do you see “Chuck” filling while he is stuck on the island? Describe people with a high acheivement need. Which motivational theory would the following statement best represent: If I got better grades in school, I’d have to hang out with the “nerds”, and I like the friends I have, so I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing now. Do you agree with Maslow’s hierarchy? Would you rank some needs lower or high? Which ones? What is an emotion? (use your notes if necessary) Choose the theory of emotion that you best agree with and in a sentence or two explain it’s general characteristics. Why does Tom Hanks’ character talk to the Wilson volleyball as if it is a person according to Maslow’s hierarchy? What do you think “standardized test” means? What do you think makes someone intelligent? What is the difference between reliability and validity? Overall, how accurate do you think the personality and IQ tests were that you completed? Did the descriptions match your personality? Do you think that your IQ was accurate (avg. is 100)? Which theory of intelligence do you agree with most? Describe your personality. What are the names of the 6 theories of personality that we are going to cover in this chapter? What are your thoughts and reactions to Freud’s theory of personality? What are the parts of Freud’s personality theory? What is an archetype? Which personality theory do you most agree with at this point? Match each of the following psychologists to their theory of personality: Freud Maslow Allport Jung Erickson Write what you think you need to do to become a self-actualized individual. What personality trait do you wish you had, and why? What personality trait do you find the most valuable, or the most important, in an individual? Do you think that you are more extroverted or introverted? Give evidence to back up your answer. If you used Freud’s Id, Ego, and Super ego to describe the Grinch’s personality, which would you describe as dominant at the beginning of the movie, and which at the end? Now that you know about many of the trait theories, what one, or parts of which theories, do you believe make up our personalities? How do you think mental illnesses are diagnosed? What are the two ways that we talked about yesterday to diagnose psychological disorders? Define mental illness and give 3 examples. What is the DSM-IV? How would you define anxiety? What are the 3 types of phobias, and how are they different from each other? How do many people feel about their OCD? Explain the signs and symptoms of a conversion disorder. What do you think your mind could do if it desperately needed to forget experiences or memories that you had experienced? What kind of amnesia might cause you to assume a different life location with a different identity? How has Sybil managed her DID in her life prior to meeting Dr. Wilber? What has been your favorite film that we have watched in this class? Explain why you think this film was relevant to psychology. Briefly comment on the movie “SYBIL”. What are your thoughts, questions, or comments? What has been your favorite portion of this class? What symptoms of schizophrenia has John Nash displayed in the movie up to this point? ALL CLASSES: What could be better about this class? TURN IN YOUR WARM UPS!