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Overall, our physiology effects our motivation, our emotions, our general behavior.
To understand why a person behaves in a particular manner, it is important to
understand the physiological basis of behavior. In this LAP, you will study the brain,
neurological system, endocrine system states of consciousness in order to gain a
better perspective of behavior.

Ms. Rothweiler

We also know that everything we experience in our environment is processed


through our senses. Our eyes, skin, ears, tongue and nose receive sensory input.
This information is processed through the central nervous system, then interpreted
both biologically and emotionally to produce our perception of the environment.
Sensation and perception form our world. Without them, we cannot make any
sense of what is happening around us. Perception is controlled psychologically in
that we filter, change, and alter our sensations to fit our needs and desires.
Nevertheless, sensation is a biological process.

Scientists definitely know that there is a relationship between biological factors and
behavior. However, it is extremely difficult to study this relationship. Through
diligent efforts, genetic scientists have discovered a link between genetic
makeup and homosexuality, alcoholism, depression, and other personality
disorders. Yet scientists have not been successful in formulating a definite
explanation on how the brain functions or interacts with environmental stimuli.
Scientists know that there is an old brain and a new brain. With certainty, they
know that the old brain controls the involuntary behaviors necessary for survival.
They also know that here are two hemispheres in the new brain, each having
distinct operations. Yet, scientists have not been successful in deciphering the
more complex areas of the brain, nor the full potential of the brain.

PSYCHOLOGY

Although many psychologists will contend that behavior is the result of an


individual interacting with her environment, the idea that there is a direct
relationship between behavior and the body is accurate. The Greeks understood
that the mind and the body interact. Today, scientific experimentation has proven
that genes indirectly influence behavior; the biochemical reactions impact the
functioning of the sense organs, nervous system, muscles, and the endocrine
system. A simple defect in a gene, a periodic misfire of a synapse shapes
behavior. A person is the product of her heredity and her environment.

SPRING SEMESTER 9 Class Meetings

The Body Plays Games With The Mind


Or Is It The Mind Plays Games With The Body
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LAP ONE

Psychobiology

[Pick the date]

Lap Objectives

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Analyze how the nervous system impacts behavior


Describe how the left and right hemispheres of the brain impact behavior and thought
Assess the effect of heredity and environment on behavior
Analyze why visual illusions exist
Discuss the impact that sleep deprivation has on behavior
Compare the theories as to why we sleep
Discuss the effects of drugs and alcohol on behavior

Independent and/Open Lab Assignments/Enrichment:


1.

Project One Conduct a perception experiment Ideas are on Google Classroom


Due Date: January 30, 2016

2. Enrichment Assignments, found on website

Due Date: January 30, 2016

LAP TEST/ASSESSMENT:
1.

Summative assessment to be announced

CLASS MEETINGS:

DATE/DAY DUE

First Class Meeting:


Introduce the course

B Day Jnauary 6

Second class meeting


Psych muth statements

D Day January 8

Third Class Meeting:


Introduce the idea of Sensation and Perception with video
http://www.learner.org/series/discoveringpsychology/07/e07expand.html

E day January 11

Fourth Class Meeting


Teacher presentation on SENSATION AND PERCEPTION
In Class Activity

G Day January 13

Fifth Class Meeting


DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CLASS:
1. Assignment 1-1. See below or on Google Classroom.
Must be submitted via Google Classroom

H Day January 14

[Pick the date]

In class activity the brain

Sixth Class Meeting


DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CLASS:
1. Assignment 1-2. See assignment explanation page or Google
Classroom for explanation. Must be submitted via Google
Classroom
How to design an experiment
Seventh Class Meeting
DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CLASS:
1. Assignment 1-3. See assignment explanation page of Google
Classroom for more details. Must be submitted via Google
Classroom
Eighth Class Meeting
DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CLASS: Assignment 1-4. See assignment
explanation page of Google Classroom for more details. Must be submitted
via Google Classroom
Ninth Class Meeting
Review

K Day January 19

B Bay Feb 5

D Day Feb 9

E Day Feb 10

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT EXPLANATIONS


1-1

Read Chapter 6 , pages 160-168, in your text. Complete the Section 2 assessment. Submit via
Google Classroom

1-2

Read pages 183-190. Complete Section 1 Assessment on page 190. Submit via Google
Classroom

1-3

Read pages 191 to 195. Complete Section 2 Assessment on page 195. Submit via Google
Classroom

1-4

Complete one of the Psychology projects on page 205

[Pick the date]