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PSY 102 Grand Canyon Entire Course

 

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1

Define psychology. How did psychology come into existence? From your readings, what are some of the contributions that psychology has produced for humanity?

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 2

What is the relationship between the brain and behavior? What are some examples that might illustrate this?

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 1

In what ways can distorted perception affect your decisions? Give an example of a specific incident in which distorted perception affected events. How can you prevent distorted perceptions from occurring?

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 2

Select a sense organ, and trace a stimulus’s path from outside the body to the brain. What did you learn about the sensory organ you selected that you did not know before? Additionally, complete the “Try It” activity on page 87 of the text. Were you surprised by the results? Why or why not?

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 1

Describe how you have used mnemonics, or how someone you know has used mnemonics, to assist memory in the past. How helpful was it? How might mnemonics be applied in your life in the future to improve your memory? Please provide an example.

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 2

Explain the three systems of memory: sensory, short term, and long term. Give examples of each and explain their significance in everyday life.

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 1

Is it nature (heredity) or nurture (environment) that determines a person’s character? What factors lead you to believe that? What examples can you cite?

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 2

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is broken up into stages, with a natural progression from one stage to another when the previous need is fulfilled. What motivates us to move from one stage to the next?

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 1

In your own words, define intelligence. Describe Alfred Binet’s role in intelligence testing. Why was this important? What are the implications to society of intelligence testing?

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 2

What is personality and why is it important to study? What type of Personality Traits do you have according to the assessment in the readings this week? Compare Jung’s approach with a theory that is discussed in this week’s reading.

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 1

Describe a stressful period in your life. What factors contributed to the stress? Regarding the strategies for managing stress that you have studied in this module, which strategies would be most effective for you?

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 2

America is a very violent country, compared to countries like Great Britain and India. How do the theoretical explanations for aggression help explain this? How do the ideas of conformity, compliance, and obedience tie into this discussion?

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 1

List three psychological disorders and discuss the primary symptoms and typical signs of trouble associated with each. What are some of the causes of these disorders?

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 2

Compare and contrast behavioral therapy with cognitive therapy. Which types of psychological disorders are best treated by each form of therapy?

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 1 Assignment

Four Goals of Psychology

Details:

In chapter 1, your text describes what psychology is. Lecture 1 discusses four goals of psychology.

Write an essay of 350-500 words that addresses the following:

1. Describe how the current perspectives, as discussed in chapter 1 of the text, help accomplish each of the four goals of psychology.

2. What particular issues in psychology, as discussed in chapter 1, are of personal interest to you?

3. How will the study of psychology enhance your life and make you a better person?

4. Provide specific examples to support your position.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 2 Assignment

Altered States Journal Entry

Details:

Write a journal entry of 250-500 words in which you reflect on the following:

1. Discuss the prevailing viewpoint(s) on altered states.

2. Compare the harmfulness of various methods for reaching an altered state of consciousness.

3. Evaluate the usefulness (purpose) of achieving altered states of consciousness.

While GCU style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 3 Assignment

Behavioral Essay

Details:

Write an essay of 500-750 words on behavior modification in which you address the following behavioral issues:

1. State the behavior you wish to change and state the importance of changing this behavior.

2. State triggers of the behavior.

3. Identify reinforcement or punishment that can be used to change the behavior.

4. Identify a time frame.

5. List factors that are most effective when using punishment to change behaviors.

6. What are some alternatives to using punishment to change behavior?

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 5 Assignment

Emotional Intelligence Journal Entry

Details:

Being aware of emotional responses is important when interacting in social settings. Complete the Emotional IQ assessment located at.ihhp.com/quiz.php” href=”http://www.ihhp.com/quiz.php”>http://www.ihhp.com/quiz.php.

Compose a journal entry of 250-500 words in which you describe your Emotional IQ findings. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. What value does EQ have that IQ does not?

2. How can we be “in check” with our emotions?

3. What are some consequences of not being in check with our emotions?

4. What are some strategies for managing our emotions?

5. How do we ensure our emotions are appropriate when interacting with our family, friends, significant others, and peers?

Please refer to the textbook and the Module 5 Readings to assist in completing this assignment.

Refer to the “Emotional Intelligence Journal Entry Scoring Guide” for grading criteria.

GCU style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 6 Assignment

Details:

In your CLC groups, examine the developmental theories of Piaget, Erikson, and Kohlberg by applying them to each developmental stage listed in the chart. In other words, for each developmental stage, explain how each theorist would describe development within that particular stage. An example has been completed for you.

Once your team has completed the chart, answer each question using references to support your response:

1. What is the difference between sex and gender?

2. Explain how sex and gender identity is formed at each stage according to each theorist.

Use the GCU eLibrary to research a minimum of three peer-reviewed articles (one for each researcher studied) that can be used in support of your content.

While GCU style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using GCU documentation guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 7 Assignment

Details:

In your CLC groups, examine the developmental theories of Piaget, Erikson, and Kohlberg by applying them to each developmental stage listed in the chart. In other words, for each developmental stage, explain how each theorist would describe development within that particular stage. An example has been completed for you.

Once your team has completed the chart, answer each question using references to support your response:

1. What is the difference between sex and gender?

2. Explain how sex and gender identity is formed at each stage according to each theorist.

Use the GCU eLibrary to research a minimum of three peer-reviewed articles (one for each researcher studied) that can be used in support of your content.

While GCU style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using GCU documentation guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.


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