Psychology II Thurs, 2/23 Info to know: Prostaglandins were first discovered in human semen around 1935, and today we know that they are found in almost every human tissue. Prostaglandins act like chemical messengers, but they work within the tissues where they are synthesized. Researchers are working to understand ways in which prostaglandins may be able to help control cardiovascular disease and viral infections. Researchers are also focusing on understanding ways to prevent prostaglandin synthesis, which may prove useful in pain control, preventing asthma attacks, and in reducing the ability of blood to clot. In 1982, three biochemists received the Nobel Prize for their work concerning prostaglandins and related biologically active substances.
Ch 4-Sensation & Perception • The Big Idea: • Sensation and Perception are critical to understanding and living in our environment. Each of the five senses plays a major role in our ability to interpret our surroundings. • Essential Question: • What is perception? • Objective: • Explain what one of the perception concepts means and why it is important to our ability to make sense of the world around us.
Today’s Agenda • Survey • Chapter 4, Section 5-finish • Ch 4 Sensation and Perception Summative Assessment Part 1 • To prepare for Class on Monday, 2/27 • Finish your picture and caption for your assigned Perception concept (see the second to last slide of this PP)
Survey • Login in to the Student Portal and select the 7-12 Tech Survey • Use the following to sign in… • Your student user name + SOC693-25 • No spaces • For example - s-jstudentSOC693-25 • This is NOT case sensitive • Select the Activclassroom/ActivInspire survey • Complete the survey • Be sure to hit submit.
Depth Perception • How does overlapping help us decide which objects are closer than others? • How is the word depth used in perception as compared to how it is used to describe deep, as in lake? • Which appears to have a detailed texture, an object that is far or an object that is near? Why? • Why is motion parallax considered to be the most complex monocular cue? • In what way is there a similarity between retinal disparity and convergence?
Perceptual Constancies • Why did the Mbuti people not develop size constancy? • What are the perceptions of change that occur to colored clothing due to color and brightness constancies when someone is outside in daylight and then enters a darkened theater? • What role does learned experience play in shape constancy?
Visual Illusions • How does size constancy trick our eye? • What is the Ponzo Illusion? • Why would Muller-Lyer Illusion not work for people all cultures?
Ch 4, Sec 5/Ch 4 Summative Assessment Part 1: Perception • If you have notes, yea for you • If you don’t have notes, then make a quick outline of the Section (don’t define things) • You will each be assigned a concept about perception to find (or draw) a picture that illustrates it to someone who does not know the concept. • Include a caption to explain your concept. • Make your picture and caption electronic. • Email/electronically give it to Alena and Morgan. They are going to compile and organize it into one presentation. • You can then present it to your HR and get extra credit.
Ch 4 Summative Assessment Part 2: Sensation • You did Part 1 on Perception (see previous slide) • You will do Part 2 on Sensation in class on Monday