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  • 1. http://sites.google.com/site/psychologysagoogle “2010 SASTA psychology”
  • 2. Integrating Psychology Topicsinto Year 10 Science
  • 3. Why?
    Introduces Psychology as a science
    To engage students to choose Psychology in year 11
    Gives students theopportunity to do a scaled down investigation.
  • 4. Where?
    How to fit psychology into a crowded year 10 curriculum?
    1st Semester topics:
    Biology: Genetics
    Chemistry: Fuels
    Physics: Road Science
  • 5. Road Science
  • 6. Perception and Attention
    Year 10 MYP Science
  • 7. Perception
    Perception is the way people interpret and organise information from the world around them.
    Year 10 MYP Science
  • 8. Factors Influencing Visual Perception
    Factors in the Target:
    colour
    size.
    background.
    proximity.
    motion.
    shape.
    Year 10 MYP Science
  • 9. Year 10 MYP Science
  • 10. All Searches Are NOT Equal
    Year 10 MYP Science
  • 11. Which is more difficult?
    A
    B
    Year 10 MYP Science
  • 12. Why Is This Important?
    Watch the Dial
    Watch for Light
    Year 10 MYP Science
  • 13. Year 10 MYP Science
  • 14. ATTENTION!!!
    Year 10 MYP Science
  • 15. Attention
    Definition
    Attention is the cognitive process of selectively concentrating on one aspect of the environment while ignoring other things.
    Related Concepts:
    Alertness
    Concentration
    Selectivity
    Year 10 MYP Science
  • 16. Divided Attention
    -the ability to divide our attentional processing between more than one task.
    Dual task experiments
    Get people to perform multiple tasks and look at the effects on performance
    Performance suffers, this shows limitations and nature of the human information-processing system
    Year 10 MYP Science
  • 17. Divided Attention
    Year 10 MYP Science
  • 18. Attention while driving
    List all the things you may need to attend to while driving in a car.
    Describe 3 things that may enhance your focus while driving
    Year 10 MYP Science
  • 19. Dual Task Performance
    Divided attention is difficult when:
    Tasks are similar
    Tasks are difficult
    When both tasks require conscious attention
    Divided attention is easier when:
    Tasks are dissimilar
    Tasks are simple
    When at least one of the tasks does not require conscious attention
    Tasks are practiced
    Year 10 MYP Science
  • 20. Different Processes
    Some tasks are easier to perform than others and don’t seem to affect attention
    Especially tasks that are well practiced
    Other tasks are tedious and require our conscious attention (white line fever)
    Year 10 MYP Science
  • 21. Cuing Attention
    Give people a cue where a target will appear in the visual field
    Manipulate the kind of cue
    Valid Cue
    Neutral Cue
    Invalid Cue
    How does cue affect performance?
    Year 10 MYP Science
  • 22. Cues while driving
    Turn signals
    Road markings
    Road signs
    Cars Instruments
    Year 10 MYP Science
  • 23.
  • 24. Formative Practical
    Stroop Test
  • 25. Summative Practical
    Divided attention affects Reaction Time.
  • 26. 2nd Semester Subject Medical Science
    Topics include
    Biomedical Devices
    Cardiovascular Medicine
    Skeletal Medicine
    Life Support, Pulmonary System
    Non-invasive and Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • 27. Positive Psychology
  • 28. Major Concept
    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.
  • 29. Tasks in Positive Psychology
    Students
    apply the scientific method to psychology investigations.
    critically analyse a survey
    construct their own survey.
    take a survey to determine their Personal Character Virtues.
    write a gratitude letter.
    examine unhelpful thinking styles.
  • 30. Practical
    Looks at how deep breathing can decrease stress levels.
  • 31. http://sites.google.com/site/psychologysa