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AP Psychology Unit V:  States of Consciousness

AP Psychology Unit V: States of Consciousness

Author: Leah Kurtz
Description:

Describe the nervous system and its subdivisions and functions:

  • central and peripheral nervous systems;
  • major brain regions, lobes, and cortical areas;
  • brain lateralization and hemispheric specialization.

Recount historic and contemporary research strategies and technologies that support research (e.g., case studies, split-brain research, imaging techniques).

Discuss psychology’s abiding interest in how heredity, environment, and evolution work together to shape behavior.

Predict how traits and behavior can be selected for their adaptive value.

Identify key contributors (e.g., Paul Broca, Charles Darwin, Michael Gazzaniga, Roger Sperry, Carl Wernicke).

In this unit, you will view the video and PowerPoint, then take a short quiz to assess your understanding of the materials.

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Tutorial

Crash Course: Consciousness

Crash Course Psychology is a great YouTube channel with short videos providing overviews of topics we will discuss this year.

Crash Course Psychology: To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

Crash Course Psychology is a great YouTube channel with short videos providing overviews of topics we will discuss this year.

Crash Course Psychology: Altered States

Crash Course Psychology is a great YouTube channel with short videos providing overviews of topics we will discuss this year.

States of Consciousness PowerPoint

Source: appsychology.com

Unit V Research Article

Use this research article to answer the following questions, and then upload to www.turnitin.com.

1. Provide background information of the study at hand. Who was/were the researcher(s) involved in this study? What question(s) were they attempting to answer? What were their hypotheses/theories?

2. Describe the researchers’ methods. How did they test their hypothesis?

3. What were the results of this study?

4. What were the researchers’ conclusions? Was their hypothesis correct? How so?

5. In what ways were their findings significant?

6. Discuss recent applications of this study. If you were asked to modify this study in some way, how would you go about doing so?

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Source: 40 Studies That Changed Psychology