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PSY 105 All Weeks Discussions Strayer

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PSY 105 All Weeks Discussions Strayer

WEEK 1

Research Methods

Please respond to the following: Analyze the various research methods employed in psychology to determine which research method seems the most applicable across the greatest number of situations. Explain your rationale (including the single greatest strength and weakness of the methodology you chose).

WEEK 2

Biological Bases of Behavior

Please respond to the following: Select a human behavior (everything is open to discussion, from skydiving, to watching a movie, to aggravated assault) and discuss how the biological bases of behavior play a role in that behavior. Provide specific examples to support your response.

WEEK 3

Genetics versus Society

Please respond to the following: Give your opinion on whether you believe gender roles associated with each gender (i.e., the stereotypical ways that females and males are “supposed” to behave) are based more on biology or environment. Determine whether you believe the actions of females and males are based more on genetics or the expectations and dictates of society. Provide a rationale for your response.

WEEK 4

Stability and Change

Please respond to the following: According to the textbook, researchers who have followed lives through time have found evidence for both stability and change when it comes to an individual’s personality. Reflect on your own personality and describe the characteristics of your personality that have changed, and which have stayed the same as you have grown older.

WEEK 5

Mental Disorders

Please respond to the following:
Analyze the factors (both genetic and environmental) contributing to the development of a specific mental disorder (of your choice). Discuss steps that could be taken to reduce the incidence of the disorder that you had identified above. Be sure to focus on prevention, not treatment

WEEK 6

Learning

Please respond to the following: Think about a behavior that has been learned (e.g., your dog learning to sit, your mouth salivating at the sight of the Domino’s car pulling up in front of your house, etc.). Determine which of the three theories discussed in Chapter 6 would best explain how this behavior was learned. Explain your rationale.

WEEK 7

Memory

Please respond to the following: Briefly describe a situation where you or another person remembered an experience or situation differently. Apply what you have learned in Chapter 7 in an analysis of why your memories may have differed. Provide specific examples to support your response.

WEEK 8

Thinking

Please respond to the following: Think about the hundreds of decisions you made this week. Which of the heuristics (mental shortcuts) or tendencies described in Chapter 8 did you employ? Provide at least 3 examples.

WEEK 9

Motivation

Please respond to the following: Describe an activity you enjoy (and engage in consistently) and discuss your motivation for engaging in that activity by applying the concepts discussed in Chapter 9. Provide specific examples to support your response.

WEEK 10

Group Influence

Please respond to the following: Describe a situation in which the actions of a larger group influenced your own actions. Discuss how the actions you took may have been different if you were not in a group situation.

WEEK 11

Stress

Please respond to the following: Identify at least one major stressor in your life and discuss its likely impact on your health and steps you could take to mitigate that impact. Provide specific examples to support your response.