AP Psychology Journal. February 1, 2014. Today’s Lesson 2/6. Journal prompt: Babbling Video: Language Do all vocabulary Chapters 9 & 10. AP Psychology 2/6 . 2.1 Explain the process of language acquisition. . P. 385-386 When is the receptive period of language?
February 1, 2014
When people view blocks of equally different colors, they perceive those with different names to be different.
2.3 Identify the brain structures associated with language.
What are the five stages and locations in the brain involved when you read aloud?
EXAM: TUESDAY 2/18 Chapters 9 and 10 (Yes!)
1.2 Discuss the relationship between language and thought.
The hypothesis of linguistic determinism is generally considered to be false, because there is no proof language causes thought. However, evidence supporting the “softer” theory of linguistic relativityis found in correlative studies.
Consider that some languages force children to organize their worlds on the basis of gender. The English language uses the pronouns he and she, while the Spanish language classifies objects as male and female (el libro, la mesa).
What are some examples of words in English that could lead to gender-stereotyped thinking?
Evaluate the intelligence test you took yesterday according to test construction standards of
reliability and validity.
You are traveling and have not eaten anything in eight hours. As your long awaited favorite dish is placed in front of you, your mouth waters. Even imagining this may set your mouth watering. What triggers this anticipatory drooling?
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Need to live up to one’s
fullest and unique potential
Need for self-esteem,
and independence; need for
recognition and respect from others
Belongingness and love needs
Need to love and be loved, to belong
and be accepted; need to avoid
loneliness and alienation
Need to feel that the world is organized and
predictable; need to feel safe, secure, and stable
Need to satisfy hunger and thirst
What do you think would be an effective strategy for reducing teen pregnancy?
2.4 Discuss other ways in which humans and non-human animals are motivated.
Four perspectives used to explain motivation include the following:
Instinct Theory (replaced by the evolutionary perspective)
Hierarchy of Motives
Human motivation aims to seek optimum levels of arousal, not to eliminate it. Young monkeys and children are known to explore the environment in the absence of a need-based drive.
Harlow Primate Laboratory, University of Wisconsin
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Create a poster demonstrating 1) your own “hierarchy of needs”(p.447) 2) a grid demonstrating the two dimensions of emotions inferred from a televised or written story (p.515). Daily grade.
p. 506 What is the brains shortcut for emotions?
While on a hike through the woods, you jump in fear at the sound of rustling brushes. When you realize it was just the wind, you chuckle at your fear.
How would Lazarus’ theory about dual processing dual processing of emotions explain your emotional reactions?
Physical responses, like finger temperature and movement of facial muscles, change during fear, rage, and joy.
The amygdala shows differences in activation during the emotions of anger and rage. Activity of the left hemisphere (happy) is different from the right (depressed) for emotions.