Review Part I

Sunday, May 31, 2009
Posted by: Ms. Shea in In Class

LATITUDE/LONGITUDE

Give the absolute location for each star

DIRECTIONS

Give the CARDINAL directions for the following
1. Minnesota is ______ of Iowa
2. Alabama is _______ of Mississippi
3. Arizona is _____of Utah
4. Kansas is ____of Colorado
5. Colorado is ______ of New Mexico

Give the INTERMEDIATE directions for the following
6. Arkansas is ______ of Texas
7. South Dakota is _____of Iowa
8. Arizona is _____ of Nevada
9. Illinois is _____ of Michigan
10. Wisconsin is ______ of Indiana

CLIMOGRAPHS

1. During which month is temperature the highest?
2. What is the average temperature during the hottest month?
3. During which month is temperature the lowest?
4. What is the average temperature during the coldest month?
5. During which month is precipitation the highest?
6. What is the average amount of precipitation in that month?
7. During which month is precipitation the lowest?
8. What is the average amount of precipitation in that month?

LANDFORMS

Define the following Cape, peninsula, island, strait, mountain, isthmus, canal, volcano, glacier, delta

SCALE

Redo page 182-183 in your workbook to review scale

Final Study Guide

Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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FINAL EXAM REVIEW

The final exam is worth 100 points and will cover the following material:
 

GEOGRAPHY (50 points)

  • Latitude and Longitude (10 questions)
    • Review your workbook, notes, and old quizzes. You will have to give the coordinates for different locations on a map
  • Directions (10 questions)
    • Review your workbook, notes, and old quizzes. You will have to give the relative location of one state to another (ie. Illinois is SOUTH of Wisconsin
  • Scale (5 questions)
    • Review your workbook and old quizzes. You will have to measure the distance from one location on a map to another using a scale provided
  • Landforms and bodies of water (10 questions)
    • Be familiar with the following terms. Review your notes and old quizzes: Cape, peninsula, island, strait, mountain, isthmus, canal, volcano, glacier, delta
  • Reading a Climograph (15 questions)
    • Review your old quizzes and notes. You will have to answer questions about the climate of an area based on a Climograph provided.  

ANTHROPOLOGY (7 points)

  • Anthropology Terms (7 questions)
    • Be familiar with the traits that made the following species in our family tree unique: Australopithecus, Boisei, Homo habilis, homo ergaster, homo erectus, Neanderthals, homo sapiens. Review your old quizzes, video worksheets, and notes.

PSYCHOLOGY (28 points)

  • Defense Mechanism (11 questions)
    • Be familiar with the following terms: rationalization, reaction formation, repression, compensation, denial, sublimation, displacement, intellectualization, regression, projection, identification. You need to be able to differentiate between the defense mechanisms in different scenarios. Review your notes, and old worksheets. 
  • Psychology terms (18 questions)
    • Be familiar with the following terms: Classical Conditioning, Positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, omission training, and punishment. You must be able to differentiate between the types of operant conditioning in different scenarios.
    • Be familiar with the following terms related to schizophrenia: Hallucinations, delusions, paranoid schizophrenia, disorganized schizophrenia, catatonic schizophrenia
    • Define id, & unconscious mind
    • Who was Freud?

SHORT ANSWERS (15 points)

  • How do your mental sets affect the way you perceive optical illusions such as the one below?
  • Explain one symptom John Nash exhibited that classified him as a paranoid schizophrenic. Based on this, why is schizophrenia such a difficult disease to live with.
  • Around 2 million years ago, several hominid species existed on Earth. Two of them were the Paranthropus Boisei, and the Homo Habilis. Even though the Boisei were well adapted to eat the tough vegetation present in Africa at this time, the species did not survive. Instead, the less well adapted “jack of all trades” Homo Habilis did. Why? What enabled the Homo Habilis to survive, and the Boisei to die out? 

Operant Conditioning

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Posted by: Ms. Shea in In Class
PART A
  1. Two student computer hackers used their time in the school computer lab to break into the administrative network and change their report card grades to straight A’s. When the administration traced the problem to the time and computer station used by those particular student, they were not allowed to use the school computers for the rest of the year. Which operant conditioning term applies to this consequence?
  2. Two children started a food fight in the cafeteria. The principal had them mop the floor for a week a sa result.  Which operant conditioning term applies to this consequence?
  3. A junior in high school performed on a stage for the first time in a drama production. Her performance resulted in a loud applause and a standing ovation when she came from behind the curtain to bow at the end.  Which operant conditioning term applies to this consequence?
  4. A senior in high school took the ACT two extra times to try to avoid receiving a rejection letter from the schools he applied to.  Which operant conditioning term applies to his action to avoid another rejection letter? 
PART B

Imagine you are a parent whose child refuses to eat spinach. You’ve spent a lot of money on the spinach and want him/her to eat it.

Devise a strategy where you implement each of the 4 types of operant conditioning to ‘train’ the child to eat spinach. 

Perception

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Posted by: Ms. Shea in In Class

Click here to download the Rorschach Test images. 

PART A

  1. By yourself…For each inkblot, record your perception of it. What do you see

PART B
Now discuss your findings as a group. 

  1. For each inkblot, explain how are the perceptions you had were similar. How were they different?
  2. For each inkblot, explain what experiences you think have shaped your perceptions. 

Applying Defense Mechanisms

Sunday, May 17, 2009
Posted by: Ms. Shea in In Class

Part I

For each of the situations described below, identify which defense mechanism is operating. 

  1. Marty, a rather insecure young executive, leases a new BMW. Whenever he and his coworkers go out to lunch, Marty always offers to drive so he can show off his car. 
  2. Sandy, a 3 year old who has been toilet trained for some time, starts wetting the bed after the birth of her baby sister. 
  3. Aaron has given up smoking quite recently and still craves cigarettes. After catching a slight cold, he smoked a few cigarettes, declaring that they improved his stuffy head. 
  4. Kevin found out that his girlfriend has been dating someone else. More than slightly irritated, he kicked a football through a window. 
  5. Juliet was very afraid of her temper and constantly tried to control it. As a child, she had beaten her baby sister, but does not remember doing so. 
  6. Tamika was just told that she had failed a project. Tamika thought it was her best work. Although very upset, she talked endlessly about how the educational system was “an antiquated institution, that graded students with archaic and unfair standards.”
  7. Although Reggie was never a good student, he was always proud of his career as a baseball player and focused on that part of his life when he talked to people. 
  8. Harley received a letter from a college he had dreamed of attending, telling him that he did not meet the college’s standards and was being denied admission. When asked by his teacher where he was going to school, he still answered proudly that he was going to attend that college. 
  9. Mrs. Smith’s husband left her soon after the birth of her child, Adam. Unconsciously, she feels that the baby is the cause of the breakup. Still, she smothers Adam with love and affection. 
  10. Buddy is very attracted to the girl who sits next to him in biology class. However, she is dating his best friend. Fortunately, Buddy has gym class right after biology and runs three laps around the track at the beginning of each class. 
  11. Beth cheated on her math final. When she and her friends go out to eat later, she starts accusing her friend Sarah of cheating so she could get into a good college. 

PART II

For each of the following defense mechanisms, devise a scenario in which the mechanism is being used. Your classmates will have to determine what mechanism is operating based on the scenarios you write. Your scenario must be at least two sentences long. They cannot be the same as the scenarios above or the ones from the notes. 

  1. repression
  2. denial
  3. rationalization
  4. displacement
  5. regression 
  6. Sublimation 
  7. Reaction formation
  8. Projection 
  9. Identification
  10. Intellectualization
  11. Compensation