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Welcome to Psychology I Whats it all about?. What is Psychology? COURSE OVERVIEWThe scientific study of mental processes (the mind) and behaviors.

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1 Welcome to Psychology I Whats it all about?

2 What is Psychology? COURSE OVERVIEWThe scientific study of mental processes (the mind) and behaviors.

3 Studies in MEMORY indicate that we retain (remember): 10% of what we READ 20% of what we HEAR 30% of what we SEE and HEAR 70% of what we SAY 90% of what we DO and SAY

4 NAME GAME Name Assignment Reflection

5 Course Disclosure – Quiz THIS THURSDAY! Signature Form NEXT THURSDAY

6 Cell Phones/Bins Every Day to Start Class Points Deducted Be PROACTIVE, not REACTIVE Parent Notification –Remind 101 –Text: –Respond with FULL NAME

7 Studies of the BRAIN show: We operate using three levels: Brainstem Subcortex Cerebral Cortex

8 To Learn Optimally We Must: Shift Up –to cerebral cortex How? –Calm down the stress response –Laugh –Smile –Slow down… hurry = stress And…….

9 ENERGIZE! Blood, Oxygen, and glucose (SUGAR) fuel the brain. When we sit for a long time, what happens? How often do you have to MOVE? 20 – 20 Rule – 20 seconds, every 20 minutes * More often for younger people

10 Daily Personality Quizzes Fun/No Make-up – participation only 3 Points Each –1 point TITLE –1 point DATE –1 point answered/scored You may record more than one per page. DUE TEST DATES #1) How Sociable? 25 Questions


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