PSY 211 All Assignments

PSY 211 All Assignments

Week One: A Brief History of Psychology
The Brain and Mind
Details Due Points
Objectives 1.1 Describe the major perspectives in the field of psychology.
1.2 Identify research methods used by psychologists.
1.3 Identify major ethical issues in the field of psychology research.
1.4 Identify major structures and functions of the brain.
Readings Read Ch. 1 of Discovering Psychology.
Readings Read Ch. 2 of Discovering Psychology.
Participation Participate in class discussion (minimum 2 substantive posts of 80 words minimum on each of 4 days). All Week 32
Discussion Questions Respond to 3 of the 5 posted weekly discussion questions. One of the three DQ responses is due on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. W,TH,F 18
Activities and Preparation Watch The Field of Psychology – Interactive Tutorial located at the following link: http://media.pearsoncmg.com/pcp/pcp_94123_psych_axia/lesson_01/select.htm

Individual
Introduction to Psychology Worksheet Complete the Introduction to Psychology Worksheet located on the student web page.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines and include citations/references as appropriate. Sunday 80
Individual
Learning Team Evaluation for Week 1 Submit to the Assignment Section in the form of a Word attachment a completed Learning Team Evaluation found in the Course Materials Forum. The evaluation should be pertaining to week 1 and the creation of the team charter. Monday 2
Learning Team Charter Resource: Learning Team Toolkit
Complete the Learning Team Charter. Monday 0


Week Two: Learning and Memory
Details Due Points
Objectives 2.1 Compare classical and operant conditioning.
2.2 Interpret a learning experience through the lens of observational learning.
2.3 Describe sensory, short-term, and long-term memory in relationship to each other.
Readings Read Ch. 5 of Discovering Psychology.
Readings Read Ch. 6 of Discovering Psychology.
Participation Participate in class discussion (minimum 2 substantive posts of 80 words minimum on each of 4 days). All Week 32
Discussion Questions Respond to 3 of the 5 posted weekly discussion questions. One of the three DQ responses is due on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. W,TH,F 18
Activities and Preparation Watch the Learning with Change and Experience and Memory – Interactive Tutorial located at the following link: http://media.pearsoncmg.com/pcp/pcp_94123_psych_axia/lesson_04/select.htm

Individual
Learning Experience Paper
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing a single, informal learning experience that you have had.

• You may describe, for example, how someone could become afraid of heights, why a particular food or smell moves him/her emotionally, or why he/she dislikes elevators. The experience must be concrete and can be a singular experience or an experience that occurs over a longer period.

Describe the experience by applying learning theories to the steps involved in the learning experience. You are going to look at the experience from different learning perspectives-classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and observational learning. Be sure to include the following in your paper:

• Describe how what was learned could have occurred through classical conditioning. Identify the unconditioned stimulus, the unconditioned response, the conditioned stimulus, and the conditioned response.
• Explain how what was learned could have occurred through operant conditioning. Describe the behavior, consequence, and reinforcement. Indicate the schedule of reinforcement, if applicable.
• Address how the learned experience could have occurred through observational learning.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines and include citations/references as appropriate. Sunday 100
Individual
Learning Team Evaluation for Week 2 Submit to the Assignment Section in the form of a Word attachment a completed Learning Team Evaluation found in the Course Materials Forum. The evaluation should be pertaining to the week 2 team project. Monday 2
Learning Team
Memory Discussion Submit a 500- to 700-word summary of the team discussion of the following:

• Explain the three stages of memory and their relationship to each other.
• How might understanding how our memory works help us learn?
• An evaluation of a dynamic, collaborative and active team discussion in the team forum will be part of the grading for this assignment.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines and include citations/references as appropriate. Monday 20


Week Three: Thinking and Intelligence
Motivation and Emotions
Details Due Points
Objectives 3.1 Summarize theories of intelligence.
3.2 Compare different approaches to motivation.
3.3 Classify the range of emotions and related theories.
3.4 Explore the connection between psychological needs and motivation.
Readings Read Ch. 7 of Discovering Psychology.
Readings Read Ch. 8 of Discovering Psychology.
Participation Participate in class discussion (minimum 2 substantive posts of 80 words minimum on each of 4 days). All Week 32
Discussion Questions Respond to 3 of the 5 posted weekly discussion questions. One of the three DQ responses is due on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. W,TH,F 18
Activities and Preparation Watch the Motivation and Emotion – Interactive Tutorial located at the following link: http://media.pearsoncmg.com/pcp/pcp_94123_psych_axia/lesson_07/select.htm

Individual
Psychological Needs Paper Write a 700- to 1,00-word paper about psychological needs as represented in Maslow’s hierarchy. Include the following:

• Explain Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
• Does this hierarchy make sense to you? Explain your answer.
• How does Maslow’s hierarchy relate to motivation in school or work?
• Which need to you find most challenging?
• Why is this need challenging?
• If you were to rearrange the hierarchy levels how would your version look?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines and include citations/references as appropriate. Sunday 80
Individual
Learning Team Evaluation for Week 3 Submit to the Assignment Section in the form of a Word attachment a completed Learning Team Evaluation found in the Course Materials Forum. The evaluation should be pertaining to the week 3 team project. Monday 2
Learning Team
Motivation and Emotion Worksheet Complete the Motivation, Emotions, and Intelligence Worksheet located on the student web page.

Format your worksheet consistent with APA guidelines and include citations/references as appropriate. Monday 100


Week Four: Lifespan Development
Personality
Details Due Points
Objectives 4.1 Outline physical, social, and cognitive development from childhood to late adulthood.
4.2 Compare theories of personality development.
4.3 Explain ways personality can be assessed.
Readings Read Ch. 9 of Discovering Psychology.
Readings Read Ch. 10 of Discovering Psychology.
Participation Participate in class discussion (minimum 2 substantive posts of 80 words minimum on each of 4 days). All Week 32
Discussion Questions Respond to 3 of the 5 posted weekly discussion questions. One of the three DQ responses is due on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. W,TH,F 18
Activities and Preparation Watch the Children's Social Status tutorial located at the following link: http://media.pearsoncmg.com/pcp/pcp_94178_psych_axia/sim_social_status/index.html

Individual
Personality Paper Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper about personality. Include the following:

• Describe four perspectives of personality.
• Compare three specific theories of personality development and a name of the main theorist for each.
• How is personality assessed? What are the benefits of these assessments?
• What issues need to be considered with some personality assessments?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines and include citations/references as appropriate. Sunday 100
Individual
Learning Team Evaluation for Week 4 Submit to the Assignment Section in the form of a Word attachment a completed Learning Team Evaluation found in the Course Materials Forum. The evaluation should be pertaining to the week 4 team project. Monday 2
Learning Team
Development Matrix Complete the Development Matrix located on your student web page. Be sure to be specific and comprehensive in your answers.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines and include citations/references as appropriate. Monday 80


Week Five: Psychological Disorders
Psychological Health
Details Due Points
Objectives 5.1 Describe perspectives on normal versus abnormal behavior.
5.2 Identify the major classifications of psychological disorders.
5.3 Explain treatment approaches for psychological disorders.
5.4 Describe how people cope with stress.
5.5 Describe the physical, emotional, and cognitive effects of stress.
Readings Read Ch. 12 of Discovering Psychology.
Readings Read Ch. 13 of Discovering Psychology.
Readings Read Ch. 14 of Discovering Psychology.
Participation Participate in class discussion (minimum 2 substantive posts of 80 words minimum on each of 4 days). All Week 32
Discussion Questions Respond to 3 of the 5 posted weekly discussion questions. One of the three DQ responses is due on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. W,TH,F 18
Individual
Psychotherapy Matrix Complete the Psychotherapy Matrix. Be sure to be specific and comprehensive in your answers. Simple listings would not be considered comprehensive.

Format your worksheet consistent with APA guidelines and include citations/references as appropriate. Sunday 80
Individual
Learning Team Evaluation for Week 5 Submit to the Assignment Section in the form of a Word attachment a completed Learning Team Evaluation found in the Course Materials Forum. The evaluation should be pertaining to the week 5 team project. Monday 2
Learning Team
Coping with Stress Presentation Develop a presentation on strategies to cope with stress and promote wellness. The presentation can be an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft PowerPoint. Online students are also required to provide detailed speaker notes.

• Describe physical, emotional, and cognitive effects that stress can have on an individual.
• Explain two to three effective strategies that can reduce stress.
• Describe how the strategies can reduce the negative effects of stress on physical, emotional, and cognitive.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines and include citations/references as appropriate. Monday 100
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