Thursday, February 28, 2013

Unit 2- Day 7

TEST REVIEW DAY! We have our Unit 2 test next class so we spent the day reviewing. Remember: all assignments and Drug Research Paper are due next period!

Study guide
Websites to review
Assignment checklist

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Unit 2- Day 6

We learned about three other types of altered consciousness- meditation, biofeedback, and hypnosis. We then discussed dreams and interpreted our dreams using various dream journals!

Class handout
Dream Interpretation worksheet

Friday, February 22, 2013

Unit 2- Day 5

Today we learned about the "fight or flight" reflex in regards to lying and how to tell when others are lying to us. We broke off into groups and read through the police interview with OJ Simpson and detected the various deception methods he used.

Class notes

We will have some time next class to finish reading through the interview but if you would like to get a head start, the link to it is on the second page of the above notes.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Unit 2- Day 4

We went over consciousness and sleep & dreams today! Remember to be recording dreams for our interpretation exercise in two class periods (25th/26th).

Note Guide

NOTE: 8th period- you do not need to bring your dream journals until the 25th/26th!!!

We also did another progressive relaxation today. If you need music to continue doing these on your own, I used this:

Unit 2- Day 3

We talked about DRUGS today and how they impact our bodies and consciousness. We then worked on our Drug Research Papers!

PowerPoint- Drugs

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Unit 2- Day 2

Today we learned all about NEURONS- aren't they exciting?! If you missed today, you may want to come talk to me individually so we can go over a few things- a lot of the information I gave is not in your book. The PowerPoint is below as well as the notes from that day!

PowerPoint- Neurons
Neuron/Nervous System notes (we didn't go over interneurons so you can just cross that out)

NOTE: There is an assignment on the bottom of the notes- you will need to turn that in at the end of the Unit so remember to get that done!

Unit 2- Biology

We just started Unit 2 on how biological processes effect our behavior. I gave out all of our unit assignments- they are attached below and also under the Unit 2 tab to the right. We also did a meditation demonstration- I hope it was fun and helpful! Remember to practice that for 8 days in a row! We'll do another demonstration again soon to make sure everyone understands how it's supposed to be done.

Dream Journal and Meditation Log
Meditation Instructions
Drug Research Paper

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Day 9- Feb 6/7

Today was Test Day! 
We'll grade the test next class and go over some of the questions. Here is the video I showed during 3rd period if you want to finish watching it. Next unit should be interesting!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Day 8

Today we discussed how to analyze the results of your research observations/surveys and what to put in the conclusion (remember: it's going to show a CORRELATION, not a cause and effect). We also reviewed for your Unit 1 test that will be given next class!

Day 8 PowerPoint
Test #1 Review

Friday, February 1, 2013

Day 7

Today we went over ethics, finished talking about surveys, and went through the process of creating an experiment. Your hypothesis should be set and you should start doing observations or surveys THIS WEEKEND! If you still need ideas, think about common things you observe everyday or common sayings that could be tested i.e. blonds have more fun, men like long hair more than short hair, women tend to be friendlier to men than to other women. These can all be tested and would be interesting to study!

Day 7 PowerPoint