PsychSim 5: Visual Illusions
PsychSim 5: VISUAL ILLUSIONS
This activity offers the opportunity to test your susceptibility to four famous illusions by having you
adjust the length or position of one part of the stimulus to ma
The Teen Brain
DIRECTIONS: Read the article about the teen brain. On another sheet of paper, answer the following
questions in complete sentences. Be prepared to discuss your answers and the article in class on Monday.
1. Beginning in early adolescence, t
Ethics in research
In psychology, there is often a conflict between what researchers need to do in order to carry out
meaningful research and the rights of participants. In psychological research, it is important that participants
are protected from any n
More Standard Deviation Practice.
1. Residents in Pennsylvania had heavy snow fall. Records were over 6 inches. Here is a sample of the
totals for days in December.
8, 9, 14, 11, 7, 6, 8, 9, 21, 6, 10
Sensation Part II
Sensation: your window
to the world
what comes in your
Our auditory sense
We hear sound WAVES
The height of the wave gives us the
amplitude of the sound.
Transduction in the ear
Sound waves hit th
Sleep: Brain Function Video (10 minutes)
Part 1: Answer the video questions
How much of our life is spent sleeping?
2. What will (ultimately) happen if we dont get enough sleep?
3. How much sleep do most people get?
4. What seems to happ
Sleep Review Warm-up
Fill in the blank with the correct answer.
1. _ is the term used to describe our awareness of things inside us, outside of us
and monitoring our own attention.
2. _ At this level of awareness is many of our biological f
Directions: Access the following website http:/learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/mouse/
Hit the play button and make sure your volume is on. One by one locate the mouse that is under
the influence of each drug and drop h
Altered States of Consciousness Warm-up
Part I. Fill In the Blank
1. The discomfort that follows discontinued use of an addictive drug is called
2. Also called MDMA, this drug was popular at clubs as it blocks the reuptake of serotonin, p
Thalamus relay station for senses
Hippocampus - memory
Amygdala fear, aggression, anxiety
*Hypothalamus regulates physiological
systems strives for hom
ultrasonography (TCD) is a
noninvasive method of analyzing
blood flow in the brain.
Doppler ultrasonography uses
what is called the Doppler effect to
Examine each illusion in the left column. Work with a partner to write a possible explanation for the illusion and
a possible application of the illusion. The first one is done for you.
Which of the center ci
Parts of the Ear and their Functions
Parts of the Ear- Use this website and your textbook to help you complete this worksheet
2. Auditory Canal
In groups of either three or four, you are to work together to create a superhero, villain, or sidekick for
the following areas of the human brain. Include what that character would have as their special
38 Unit 3A Neural Processing and the Endocrine System
3. The most inuential gland is the
, which, under the control of
an adjacent brain area called the
, helps regulate
and the release of hormones
by other endocrine glands.
Write a paragraph describing t
Warm Up Imaging Techniques
1. Uses radioactive glucose, finds where the glucose (sugar) is being used to determine activity in the brain:
2. Electrodes are placed on the scalp to measure electrical waves for superficial brain activity
3. This techniqu
Brain Web Quest
The brain is an incredible bundle of roughly 1 trillion neurons that all work together to enable you to function.
Individually or with 1 partner, you will explore the brain in all
Label the Neuron Warm-up
axon- the long extension of a neuron that carries nerve
impulses away from the body of the cell.
myelin sheath - the fatty substance that surrounds and protects some nerve fibers
axon terminals - the hair-like ends of the axon
4 Unit 1 Psychologys History and Approaches
2. The study method incorw
porates five steps: a. ,
b. ' _ , C- ,
d. , and
List five additional study tips identied in the text.
PROGRESS TEST 1
For each scenario, label the method in which the research was done.
1. Little Albert was a project for John Watson and Rosalie Rayner. Little Albert learned to fear white, furry
objects by associating those objects with lou
Part I. Match each description given in items a-c with one of the types of helping professionals
clinical psychologists, counseling psychologists, psychiatrists
a. psychiatrists_Medical doctors who are licensed to pres
Psychology History Timeline Describe the persons contribution to the field of Psychology.
Sir Francis Bacon
Edward Bradford Titchener
Mary Whiton Calkins
Margaret Floy Wa