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PSY 203 Week 1 Week One Assignment Worksheet
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Week 1 Assignment Worksheet
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

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


Hormone(s) released (if applicable)

Description or function

Frontal lobe



Somatosensory cortex









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. __________________


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?
PSY 203 Week 2 Week Two Assignment Worksheet
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Week 2 Assignment Worksheet

The Process of Memory

In the following spaces provided, list the term that corresponds with the definition in each numbered box.
Computing IQ Essay
Consider the following scenario.
Kara is 10 years old. She has been given an intelligence test. Her mental age is 13. According to Sternberg, what is her IQ? Conduct research and interpret her score.
Choose two theories of intelligence.
Write a 150- to 200-word discussion on the components of each theory, and how they differ in relation to Spearman’s g.
PSY 203 Week 2 Classical and Operant Conditioning Presentation
Develop an 8-10 slide Microsoft Power Point presentation, including preesenter's notes.

  • Describe the process of learning through classical conditioning.

  • Create an example of classical conditioning to produce a natural response (fear, happiness, sadness, and so on).

  • Identify the US, UR, CS, and CR.

  • Describe how positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, and punishment can influence behavior.

  • Create an example of an operant conditioning situation.

  • Identify which operant conditioning method you would use to either increase or decrease the specified behavior.

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PSY 203 Week 3 Week Three Quiz
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Week 3 Quiz(IIA2)
Multiple Choice
1.     Maslow believed that all human beings strive to become
a.     great people
b.     self-actualized
c.     goal oriented
d.     achievement oriented
2.     ______________________ is the ability to manage emotions effectively in a variety of situations.
a.     Emotional intelligence
b.     Emotional resilience
c.     Emotional stability
d.     Mental toughness
3.     ___________________ believed that the process in which we handle specific psychosocial crises shapes our personality development throughout the lifespan.
a.     Sigmund Freud
b.     Erik Erickson
c.     Jean Piaget
d.     Albert Bandura
4.     Children tend to view the world based on their personal perspectives. The term for this is
a.     centration
b.     egocentrism
c.     ego identity
d.     narcissism
5.     ______________ theorized that children learn through the process of interacting with different types of people in their culture and daily lives.
a.     Jean Piaget
b.     Albert Bandera
c.     Erik Erikson
d.     Lev Vygotsky
6.     According to Erikson’s psychosocial development theory, what is the life crisis stage when people develop close relations with others?
a.     Identity versus role diffusion
b.     Intimacy versus isolation
c.     Generativity versus stagnation
d.     Integrity versus despair
Fill in the Blank
1.     _______________ A state of deprivation or deficiency
2.     _______________ Rewards or other stimuli that motivate us to do something
3.     _______________ The motive or desire to become successful
4.     _______________ The belief that emotions occur after people become aware of the physiological responses to the triggering stimuli
5.     ________________ The process of adjustment that enables people to function more effectively in meeting the demands they face in the environment
6.     ________________ The attainment of a psychological sense of knowing oneself and one’s direction in life
7.     ________________ A stressful period of self-evaluation on issues relating to personal values and one’s direction in life
8.     ________________ Theorist focused on the social relationships that humans have throughout their life
9.     ________________ Theorist who developed his theories on human development by observing his own children interact with the world
10.   ________________ Theorist who developed a stage theory on how moral decision making changes throughout the lifespan.
Describe Piaget’s stages of cognitive development.
Describe Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
PSY 203 Week 3 Developmental Stages Presentation
Select a single developmental life stage (infancy, toddlerhood, preschool, childhood, adolescence, young adult, middle years adult, older age adult).
Develop a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with speaker notesdescribing the physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and moral stages of development experienced within your chosen life stage.
Note. Some areas may not be applicable, based on the life stage.

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PSY 203 Week 4 Week Four Assignment Worksheet
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Week 4 Assignment Worksheet
Psychodynamic Theories
Complete the following table.


Main tenets of theory

Unique contributions


















Defense Mechanisms
Match the example with the appropriate defense mechanism.

1.     _____A woman is involved in a car accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down, but she cannot remember any details of the accident.
2.     _____Taking a test makes me nervous, so I bite my nails.
3.     _____My boss yelled at me at work today and it made me very upset. I went home and ended up yelling at my spouse that night.
4.     _____Even though I drink alcohol every day, I am not an alcoholic.
5.     _____I hate Alex, but I am overly nice and friendly when interacting with him at work.
6.     _____I broke up with my boyfriend, but I am fine with it because he was a loser anyway.
7.     _____I am convinced that my husband is cheating on me, even though I am the one who frequently thinks about cheating on him.
8.     _____I am very frustrated at work and just want to scream, but instead I go to the gym and work out my frustration on the treadmill.

  1. Displacement

  2. Rationalization

  3. Repression

  4. Sublimation

  5. Projection

  6. Denial

  7. Regression

  8. Reaction Formation

Psychosexual Stages of Development
Fill in the appropriate psychosexual stage for the following descriptions.
1.     The ______ stage focuses on mature sexual relationships.
2.     A 3rd grader still sucks their thumb. They may have a(n) _______ fixation.
3.     An adult who exhibits a lack of self-discipline and messiness may have struggled with toilet training. This person may have experienced difficulty in the ________ stage.
4.     A child tends to prefer the parent of the opposite sex and views the same-sex parent as a threat. This conflict occurs in the _______ stage
5.     Children tend to focus on peer relationships with same-sex friends and other nonsexual activities. This behavior occurs in the _______ stage.
Stress and Coping
Consider the following scenario:
You have unexpectedly lost your job due to layoffs at your company. You are the sole provider of income for your family. You are worried about how you will pay your bills and support your family during this time.
Write 150 to 200 words describing how stress can affect you physically and mentally, and which coping strategies you may use to work through this situation.
PSY 203 Week 4 Personality Perspectives Paper
Write a 1,250- to 1,500-word paper comparing the main themes of the social-cognitive perspective with the humanistic perspective.

  • Describe the main concepts involved in each perspective.

  • Explain how the perspectives differ from one another.

  • Identify possible limitations of each perspective.

Include a minimum of three peer-reviewed, published resources.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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PSY 203 Week 5 Psychological Disorders and Treatment Paper
Select two to three psychological disorders from different classifications.
Write a 1,500- to 1,750-word paper describing the following:

  • The main features of each disorder

  • How the features present in behavior

  • Possible treatment options

  • What each treatment option may entail

Include a minimum of three peer-reviewed, published sources.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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PSY 203 Week 5 Social Influences Presentation
Select a recent or historical event involving social influences.
Obtain instructor approval.
Develop a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, including Presenter's notes,  that includes the following:

  • Describe the social influence event.

  • Outline the group influences that contributed.

  • Describe the social perceptions that may have been involved.

  • Explain how performance or decision making was influenced.

  • Explain how this could have been prevented.

Include a minimum of 2 peer-reviewed sources. A reference slide is not required.
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