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PSY 203 Week 1 Week One Assignment
Worksheet

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Week 1 Assignment Worksheet.

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Week 1
Assignment Worksheet

Matching

Match the following descriptions to the correct perspective:









1.    
______ perspective focuses on
how learning experiences affect behavior, and focuses on behavior that is
observable.

2.     _____ perspective focuses on the effect of unresolved conflicts from
childhood, and how those conflicts unconsciously shape behavior.

3.     _____ perspective focuses on free will, conscious choices, and
self-awareness, and views humans as distinct individuals with unique
characteristics.

4.     _____ perspective examines the mental processes used to obtain
knowledge, and focuses on how information is processed, stored, retrieved, and
manipulated.

5.     _____ perspective focuses on how factors like age, ethnicity,
gender, sexual orientation, and income level influence behavior, attitudes, and
mental processes.

 

 

 

A.    Sociocultural

B.    Behavioral

C.    Cognitive

D.    Humanistic

E.    Psychodynamic







Table

Provide a description of the function of the
structures or hormones listed.

 




Structure


Hormone(s) released (if applicable)


Description or function




Frontal lobe


 


 




Somatosensory cortex


 


 




Pancreas


 


 




Thyroid


 


 




Adrenal glands


 


 




Short Answer

Read the following examples and
indicate whether they are describing sensation or perception. If the example
describes sensation, list which sense is involved. If the example describes
perception, list the concept or principle of perception that is involved.

 

1.    
I
think I see Bob approaching me from a distance, but as the man gets closer to
me, I realize it isn’t Bob. __________________

2.    
While
studying for a test at the library, I hear other people talking and laughing;
however, I am able to block out the noise and concentrate on reading my
textbook. ____________________

3.    
My
math teacher draws a triangle on the board, and even thought she uses dotted
lines, I am still able to see the shape of the triangle. _________________

4.    
I
am walking down the street and I see two people walking together, but to my
surprise, they walk off in different directions without acknowledging that the
other person is leaving. __________________

5.    
When
I look at a white piece of paper, I can still recognize it as white whether I
am outside in bright sunlight, or sitting in a dark room. ____________________

6.    
I
notice that the light is on in the living room. _____________________

7.    
Music
is playing in the elevator. ________________

8.    
I
notice that my mom is baking bread as I walk into the house to greet her.
_________________

9.    
When
I wash my hands at school, I notice that the water feels hot.
_____________________

10.  
When
I had an infected tooth extracted, I experienced pressure as the tooth
separated from the gums. ___________________

11.  
I
am able to type this sentence without looking at the keyboard on my computer.
_____________

12.   I
experience motion sickness whenever I ride in a boat. __________________



Essay



Read the following scenarios.

 

Write a 100- to 150-word
response to the following questions associated with each scenario.

 

1.     A psychologist is interested in learning more about how children
interact with each other during the school day. The psychologist is
particularly interested in discovering the ways in which children behave when
they do not think they
are being watched. What research method would be best
used to conduct this type of research, and why? What ethical concerns might be
an issue in this type of research?

 

 

2.     As a researcher, I am interested in learning whether or not there
is a connection between sleep and test scores. I want to know if an increase in
sleep improves test scores, for example. What type of research method would I
use, and why? What ethical concerns might present an issue when conducting this
type of research?

 

 

3.     If I want to research whether or not a new medication has an effect on
depression, and I want to compare the medication against a placebo, what
research method might I use, and why? What ethical concerns might be an issue
in this type of research? 
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