10 Psych Mr V (2011)

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    SECRETS OF SLEEP

    Here's some interesting reading on some aspects of sleep (including new research with rats that suggests some clues to why we dream...).

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    SLEEP DISORDERS RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT
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    This graded assignment is outlined in the handout attached (you'll also get a printed one tomorrow).

    It's due on: Tuesday, 14th June.

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    DOCUMENTARY FILM ACTIVITY: "DEAD TIRED - Planet Insomnia"

    Today we're viewing the ocumentary film titled "Dead Tired: Planet Insomnia". As we do so we'll again operate a "back channel".

    DIRECTIONS

    As you view the film "Dead Tired" make contributions to the "back channel" by writing replies to this post.

    You need to contribute 3+ comments/replies each during the viewing...

    You might choose to comment on:

    - A fact or piece of information mentioned that you think is really useful
    - Something you personally find interesting/surprising/etc
    - An idea that occurs to you while viewing
    - A question that occurs to you
    - I can relate to... because...
    - A constructive and thoughtful comment of some other type

    This is a class activity and should be a literate, respectful and thoughtful activity. Explain your ideas in at least a sentence or two. Your replies to this post will be PUBLIC on the web, not restricted just to our class group.

    If you're following other people's comments you CAN respond to them (e.g. type "@Mr V:" like in twitter) but remember to be RESPECTFUL of others and their views.

    Check your comment idea: does it add something constructive to the discussion?

    DOCUMENTARY FILM ACTIVITY: "DEAD TIRED - Planet Insomnia"

    Today we're viewing the ocumentary film titled "Dead Tired: Planet Insomnia". As we do so we'll again operate a "back channel".

    DIRECTIONS

    As you view the film "Dead Tired" make contributions to the "back channel" by writing replies to this post.
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    • Mia H.
      Mia H. said May 24, 2011

      I don't underrstand why it is alright for truck drivers to drive at such ridiculous hours and when they are drained of energy. it is such a huge risk and why would you want the job anyway? Does it even pay good money? & i don't understand why they didn't act upon this problem quicker after many accidents had happened. I think it's great things are being done now, but i reckon they shoudl of been done a lot earlier, before more accidents occured and before they realized they were putting there workers at such high risk of accidents or even death.

    • Mia H.
      Mia H. said May 24, 2011

      Sleeping pills can cause Abnormal Behaviours.

    • joel b.
      Joel B. said May 25, 2011

      1) Insomnia can happen to anyone
      2) I million drug takers experience side effects
      3) I in 3 teens suffer insomia and that can cause depression
      4) What is the line from insomnia and just sleep trouble?

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    TODAY'S BRAIN RULE: #7 - SLEEP WELL, THINK WELL

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    BEST APPROACH TO FALLING ASLEEP

    Just came across this article on the most effective way to fall asleep fast, from PsyBlog.

    1. Have a read, it'll only take 5-10min and it's quite interesting.
    2. List the "6 Easy Steps" in your workbook.

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    DOCUMENTARY FILM ACTIVITY: "DEAD TIRED - Awake is the New Sleep"

    Today we're beginning the viewing of a documentary film titled "Dead Tired: Awake is the New Sleep". As we do so we're going to operate a "back channel".

    A "back channel" is any form of communication or discussion during a presentation that doesn't come from the main speaker/presenter.

    The purpose is to allow you (the "audience") to share observations, questions and comments during the presentation as they occur to you. We're going to use the back channel as a form of communal/collaborative note taking and discussion.

    DIRECTIONS

    As you view the film "Dead Tired" make contributions to the "back channel" by writing replies to this post.

    You need to contribute 3+ comments/replies each during the viewing...

    You might choose to comment on:

    - A fact or piece of information mentioned that you think is really useful
    - Something you personally find interesting/surprising/etc
    - An idea that occurs to you while viewing
    - A question that occurs to you
    - I can relate to... because...
    - A constructive and thoughtful comment of some other type

    This is a class activity and should be a literate, respectful and thoughtful activity. Explain your ideas in at least a sentence or two. Your replies to this post will be PUBLIC on the web, not restricted just to our class group.

    If you're following other people's comments you CAN respond to them (e.g. type "@Mr V:" like in twitter) but remember to be RESPECTFUL of others and their views.

    Check your comment idea: does it add something constructive to the discussion?

    DOCUMENTARY FILM ACTIVITY: "DEAD TIRED - Awake is the New Sleep"

    Today we're beginning the viewing of a documentary film titled "Dead Tired: Awake is the New Sleep". As we do so we're going to operate a "back channel".

    A "back channel" is any form of communication or discussion during a presentation that doesn't come from the main speaker/presenter.

    The purpose is to allow you (the "audience") to share observations, questions and comments during the presentation as they occur...

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    • ellana c.
      Ellana C. said May 9, 2011

      i can relate to getting hungrier during the school term where i get a lot less sleep rather than in the holidays where i get significantly more and experience less hunger

    • Kristina M.
      Kristina M. said May 9, 2011

      There is no chemical substitute for sleep

    • Mitch S.
      Mitch S. said May 10, 2011

      How did that man sleep for 3 hours with those wires attached to him, i wouldnt be able to do it.

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    INTRODUCTION TO "SLEEP AND DREAMS": Class Activity 6/5/11

    To begin our investigation of the psychology of sleep and dreams I want to try something new to see: a) what you know and b) what you'd like to find out.

    Begin the following class activity when directed by your teacher:

    1. Work in pairs, with one laptop between you.
    2. Open a new browser tab for the link below (right-click the link and choose "Open in new tab").
    2. Make thoughtful contributions using "notes" on the stixyboard.
    3. Include one point or comment per note, and include your names in brackets after it.
    4. Be mature, respectful and LITERATE (use proper grammar and write full sentences).

    TIPS...

    * Pressing F5 while working on the stixyboard will refresh it and allow you to see what others have contributed (but remember to SAVE your own contributions before refreshing or you'll lose them).
    * Don't play too much with formatting, colours and fonts; just focus on getting ideas up on the board.
    * Try to keep everything together on the board, and only move other people's notes if you have to for space.
    * Remember to be respectful and LITERATE in what you write.

    INTRODUCTION TO "SLEEP AND DREAMS": Class Activity 6/5/11

    To begin our investigation of the psychology of sleep and dreams I want to try something new to see: a) what you know and b) what you'd like to find out.

    Begin the following class activity when directed by your teacher:

    1. Work in pairs, with one laptop between you.
    2. Open a new browser tab for the link below (right-click the link and choose "Open in new tab")....

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      Mr. Vanderkley said May 6, 2011

      Great work, everyone! I'm really impressed with your ideas and contributions to the "facts" about sleep and dreams. I'm even more impressed with the questions you have...I think we can answer most - if not all - of them during this unit!

      If you want to take a look at the stixyboard now that the notes are all organised and easy to read, follow the same link above to take a look.

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    ONLINE PSYCHOLOGY ACTIVITY: TUESDAY 22ND MARCH

    Hand Gestures and Cultural Differences
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    The link below is to an article from a US travel blog, where readers are introduced to some of the considerations when travelling to places and cultures very different from their own.

    We've already briefly discussed the fact that while all cultures use gestures, the nature of the gestures and their meaning can vary greatly. Your textbook work this morning has reinforced this fact.

    Complete the below activity (part 1 and 2) in class once you have completed the textbook activity. Finish this for homework by Friday.

    YOUR TASK:
    1.
    Read the article through, including a selection of the comments (keep scrolling below the end of the article for the comments). Consider:

    - What did you learn from this article?
    - Why is it important to consider cultural differences in gestures when travelling?
    - Why do you think there is some disagreement about some cultural gestures (e.g.
    whether Greeks find the thumbs up rude, or whether Aussie taxi drivers really get
    offended if you sit in the back)?

    2.
    If time permits, see if you can find any other useful and credible articles on gestures, body language, etc. If you find a good link, share it with the rest of the class in a new message to the group (include the link, title of the page and a brief description).

    ONLINE PSYCHOLOGY ACTIVITY: TUESDAY 22ND MARCH

    Hand Gestures and Cultural Differences
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    The link below is to an article from a US travel blog, where readers are introduced to some of the considerations when travelling to places and cultures very different from their own.

    We've already briefly discussed the fact that while all cultures use gestures, the nature of the gestures and their meaning can vary greatly. Your textbook work this morning has reinforced this fact. ...

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      Mr. Vanderkley said Mar 21, 2011

      Part 2 Example:
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      At http://www.blifaloo.com/info/lies.php you can read about "How to Detect Lies" - it explains some insights into liars' body language and also common tendencies in what they say and how they respond to questions when lying.