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2011 sasta psych conference presentation collins

  1. 1. http://sites.google.com/site/psychologysagoogle “2010 SASTA psychology”<br />
  2. 2. Integrating Psychology Topicsinto Year 10 Science<br />
  3. 3. Why?<br />Introduces Psychology as a science<br />To engage students to choose Psychology in year 11<br />Gives students theopportunity to do a scaled down investigation.<br />
  4. 4. Where?<br />How to fit psychology into a crowded year 10 curriculum?<br />1st Semester topics:<br />Biology: Genetics<br />Chemistry: Fuels<br />Physics: Road Science <br />
  5. 5. Road Science<br />
  6. 6. Perception and Attention<br />Year 10 MYP Science<br />
  7. 7. Perception<br />Perception is the way people interpret and organise information from the world around them.<br />Year 10 MYP Science<br />
  8. 8. Factors Influencing Visual Perception<br />Factors in the Target:<br />colour<br />size.<br />background.<br />proximity. <br />motion. <br />shape.<br />Year 10 MYP Science<br />
  9. 9. Year 10 MYP Science<br />
  10. 10. All Searches Are NOT Equal<br />Year 10 MYP Science<br />
  11. 11. Which is more difficult?<br />A<br />B<br />Year 10 MYP Science<br />
  12. 12. Why Is This Important?<br />Watch the Dial<br />Watch for Light<br />Year 10 MYP Science<br />
  13. 13. Year 10 MYP Science<br />
  14. 14. ATTENTION!!!<br />Year 10 MYP Science<br />
  15. 15. Attention<br />Definition<br />Attention is the cognitive process of selectively concentrating on one aspect of the environment while ignoring other things. <br />Related Concepts:<br />Alertness<br />Concentration<br />Selectivity<br />Year 10 MYP Science<br />
  16. 16. Divided Attention<br />-the ability to divide our attentional processing between more than one task.<br />Dual task experiments<br />Get people to perform multiple tasks and look at the effects on performance<br />Performance suffers, this shows limitations and nature of the human information-processing system<br />Year 10 MYP Science<br />
  17. 17. Divided Attention<br />Year 10 MYP Science<br />
  18. 18. Attention while driving<br />List all the things you may need to attend to while driving in a car.<br />Describe 3 things that may enhance your focus while driving<br />Year 10 MYP Science<br />
  19. 19. Dual Task Performance<br />Divided attention is difficult when:<br />Tasks are similar<br />Tasks are difficult<br />When both tasks require conscious attention<br />Divided attention is easier when:<br />Tasks are dissimilar<br />Tasks are simple<br />When at least one of the tasks does not require conscious attention<br />Tasks are practiced<br />Year 10 MYP Science<br />
  20. 20. Different Processes<br />Some tasks are easier to perform than others and don’t seem to affect attention<br />Especially tasks that are well practiced<br />Other tasks are tedious and require our conscious attention (white line fever)<br />Year 10 MYP Science<br />
  21. 21. Cuing Attention<br />Give people a cue where a target will appear in the visual field<br />Manipulate the kind of cue<br />Valid Cue<br />Neutral Cue<br />Invalid Cue<br />How does cue affect performance?<br />Year 10 MYP Science<br />
  22. 22. Cues while driving<br />Turn signals<br />Road markings<br />Road signs<br />Cars Instruments<br />Year 10 MYP Science<br />
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  24. 24. Formative Practical<br />Stroop Test<br />
  25. 25. Summative Practical<br />Divided attention affects Reaction Time.<br />
  26. 26. 2nd Semester Subject Medical Science<br />Topics include<br />Biomedical Devices<br />Cardiovascular Medicine<br />Skeletal Medicine<br />Life Support, Pulmonary System<br />Non-invasive and Minimally Invasive Techniques <br />
  27. 27. Positive Psychology<br />
  28. 28. Major Concept<br />The mind can strongly affect physical health and by understanding how we can influence our thought processes we can improve our physical and mental health.<br />
  29. 29. Tasks in Positive Psychology<br />Students<br />apply the scientific method to psychology investigations.<br />critically analyse a survey<br />construct their own survey. <br />take a survey to determine their Personal Character Virtues.<br />write a gratitude letter.<br />examine unhelpful thinking styles. <br />
  30. 30. Practical<br />Looks at how deep breathing can decrease stress levels. <br />
  31. 31. http://sites.google.com/site/psychologysa<br />