Category: Grade 9 Individuals and Societies

Period 3&4 Grade 9B – MEMORY

Introduction to Memory and Research Methods for Psychology.  We will look at memory and what affects it before we introduce our music and memory experiment.

Before we start I want you to think of as many things as possible that may affect or influence your ability to remember – do this pairs or groups. Spend 10 minutes on this and add your thoughts to this doc.

You should use your headphones to watch the following video :- watch and listen carefully –  Elizabeth Loftus’ Ted Talk

In your pair or group discuss the questions on this doc and add some answers under the questions.

Now take a piece of scrap paper – Koko please hand a piece to everyone. There are large A3 sheets of recycled paper on the front desk.

Some of the following tests require you to write what your answers down. In pairs do some memory tests – follow the instructions. These are only samples of tests so when the lesson is finished you can bin the scraps of paper.

If any tests require you to call out answers please do these at home, not in class.

You can do any number of tests and choose which ones you want. You will not be marked on this it is merely to get you to think about memory and testing.

Some you will need to do with a partner and time the test.

You will not get all of them done in class but do try a few at home over the weekend.

Understanding short term memory through a letter recall activity.  

Looking at the phenomenon called the Stroop Effect.

Short term memory test

Memory for faces??

Memory test 1-  visual memory

Speed memory test

Impossible Memory test

Please watch the video fun memory test.  but stop it 30 seconds in and instead of drawing what is on a US penny draw what is on a 10 yen coin or another coin you use regularly – either the back or front – do it on scrap paper. Give yourself 5 minutes then compare what you drew to the real thing. How well did you do? Then proceed with the video and see how well you do with the tests. It is not being marked – just getting an idea about memory and testing.

How observant are you?

So how observant are people?

 

 

 

Grade 9D Memory Sept 27th and Homework

Today Sept 27th –  We will look at memory before we introduce our music and memory experiment.

Introduction to Memory and Research Methods for Psychology.  Looking at Elizabeth Loftus’ Ted Talk what does she say about false memory? Eyewitness testimony?  Misleading questions?  Understanding short term memory through a letter recall activity.  Looking at the phenomenon called the Stroop Effect.

Short term memory test (answer sheet)

For homework please work through the following 5 memory tests

Memory for faces??

Memory test 1-  visual memory

Speed memory test

Impossible Memory test

Please watch the video fun memory test.  but stop it 30 seconds in and instead of drawing what is on a US penny draw what is on a 10 yen coin or another coin you use regularly – either the back or front – do it on scrap paper. Give yourself 5 minutes then compare what you drew to the real thing. How well did you do? Then proceed with the video and see how well you do with the tests. It is not being marked – just getting an idea about memory and testing.

Next lesson we will look at the following:-

How observant are you?

So how observant are people?

Manipulation

Manipulation of behaviour – Most people are sheep – ‘Conformity’
Read this ‘sheep effect’ and see link below for the video
The elevator test – conformity
Most people are sheep
People stop eating when the lights go on

Manipulation of behaviour – Marketing/advertising

Manipulating human behaviour – use this info as basis for introducing manipulation of behaviour  

Manipulating behaviour advertising

Manipulating behaviour suggestion – Derren Brown & Simon Pegg

Mind manipulation vid

10 revealing principals of human behaviour

Advertisers tricks to make you buy stuff

Advertising and psychology

5 psychological tactics marketers use to influence consumer behaviour

7 tricks advertisers use to make us spend more money

How we are manipulated

Tricks of advertising

How advertisers get you to remember ads

How advertisers manipulate

How colours affect purchases

This is the summative – 9B will complete this and present on Thursday September 21st and 9D will complete and present on Monday September 25th 

Please add links to your works cited here 

 

Class 9D – Period 5 Tues Sept 5th

Behaviourism – conditioning and manipulation

Conditioning

Today you will continue our look at human behaviour, in particular ‘Conditioning’  

Behaviourism is affecting behaviour through conditioning

 

Work with a partner for today so get into pairs or a 3 if odd numbers.

Jot down your answers and suggestions on a google doc and hyperlink it to this doc using your names – we will go through these next lesson

 

Read this article  Classic conditioning  

 

Now watch the video on Pavlov’s work

Pavlov’s dog

  1. Can you think of any examples of conditioned response you might have developed.

 

Watch this more Recent version of this experiment. Work with a partner and do the following:-

 

  1. Now see if you can come up with a simple experiment similar to the above.

 

Now watch a similar experiment on a human by Watson and Rayner – Little Albert

 

  1. What’s your reaction to an experiment like this on the baby.
  2. Can it be justified to use experiments like this in the pursuit of scientific knowledge or human behaviour.
  3. What might the consequences be for this little boy’s behaviour because of his conditioning?

 

Operant conditioning

 

  1. Think of some examples of positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement that you know have been effective with you.

Operant behaviour and morality. Watch these 2 monkeys – testing fairness experiment….they aren’t daft are they? We will look more at this next lesson.

Class 9 B – Period 3& 4 – Behaviourism Tues Sept 5th

Behaviourism – conditioning and manipulation

Today you will continue our look at human behaviour, in particular ‘Conditioning’

Behaviourism is affecting behaviour through conditioning

Work with a partner for today so get into pairs or a 3 if there’s an odd number.

Jot down your answers and suggestions on a google doc and hyperlink it to this doc using your names – we will go through these next lesson

Read this article  Classic conditioning  

Now watch the video on Pavlov’s work

Pavlov’s dog

  1. Can you think of any examples of conditioned response you might have developed.

Watch this more Recent version of this experiment. Work with a partner and do the following:-

  1. Now see if you can come up with a simple experiment similar to the above.

Now watch a similar experiment on a human by Watson and Rayner – Little Albert

  1. What’s your reaction to an experiment like this on the baby.
  2. Can it be justified to use experiments like this in the pursuit of scientific knowledge or human behaviour.
  3. What might the consequences be for this little boy’s behaviour because of his conditioning?

Operant conditioning

  1. Think of some examples of positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement that you know have been effective with you.

Operant behaviour and morality. Watch these 2 monkeys – testing fairness experiment….they aren’t daft are they? We will look more at this next lesson.

Now watch this quick recap on Classic and operant conditioning

Manipulation of behaviour.

We are going to look more at how we cause certain behaviours. Surprisingly we can manipulate the way people behave as we tend to conform, that is do what others do in other words – Most people are sheep – This is known as  ‘Conformity’

Please watch the links below

Read this ‘sheep effect’ and see link below for the video

Most people are sheep

People stop eating when the lights go on.

  1. Would you ever fall for this kind of behaviour? Jot down any instances when you might have exhibited conformity and followed like a sheep. Why might you have done so?

If you get finished early please look at the following on:-

Manipulation of behaviour – Marketing/advertising

Manipulating human behaviour – use this info as basis for introducing manipulation of behaviour  

Manipulating behaviour suggestion – Derren Brown & Simon Pegg

Manipulating behaviour advertising

Mind manipulation vid

10 revealing principals of human behaviour

5 psychological tactics marketers use to influence consumer behaviour

21 ways advertisers manipulate us

How colours affect purchases

Tricks advertisers use to get us to buy