- Read chapter 4
- Make at least 20 flashcards from the terms on pages 36-39.
Note: You should already have some of these terms from your flashcard sets about neurons. —> If you already have a flashcard for one of the concepts on pages 36-39, it counts toward your total of 20.
In class today:
- We looked at cognitive biases: concepts found through the cognitive perspective of psychology (How our thoughts, memories, and learning affect human behavior and mental processes.)
- Gave time to work on the assignment.
I made it so that only section 3.2’s first subsection “Neuron Structure” was due today. Those who did all 3.2 got extra credit.
By Wednesday, Read section 3.2, subsection “Neuronal Communication” and make flashcards out of the bolded terms.
Today Students were to take a pretest, give thoughtful guesses where necessary, and leave no blanks.
For HW: They must
- Listen to the following podcast* (they can stop after 20 minutes). Find it wherever you get your podcasts, or see the link here Boosting Learning with Desirable Difficulties with Dr. Elizabeth Bjork and Dr. Robert Bjork (buzzsprout.com)
- Retake the pre-test. Make the appropriate corrections to your guesses. If you happened to get it right the first time, add more detail this time.
*There is one curse word in this episode. Sometimes podcasts are an informal setting tackling a formal field of inquiry.
Psychological themes covered in this assignment:
- Psychological science needs empirical evidence and adapts as new data develop.
- Psychological principles can positively affect our lives, work, and communities.
In this class, the evidence gathered towards better learning strategies can help you for the rest of your school days and whenever you try to learn anything!
All Glory to God!
Note: Parts of these videos cover evolution, a theory often used to attack religion. We are not interested in accepting evolution’s truth claims, rather, I want you to understand how some psychologists use it as a perspective.
HW Due Friday
- Watch this video Psychological Perspectives Video – YouTube and
- make flashcards for the names of the first 3 Psychological Perspectives (We will cover all eventually)
- On one side, put the name of the perspective
- On the other side, put some Key Words (leave space so you can add to these cards later.)
If you want to learn more, this video does an excellent job of laying out the history of psychology, which helps remember the perspectives. A Brief History of Psychology: From Plato to Pavlov – YouTube