PSY 369 Week 1 Assignment 2: Understanding Correlations



Topic:
History and Methods of Social Psychology


 

For each
of the correlation findings below, describe in a paper of 250-500 words whether
you think the correlation is positive or negative, and give a plausible
explanation.

 

  1. Finding 1: Studies have shown
    that the longer people are married the more similar their political and
    social views become. Is this a positive or negative correlation? Provide
    an explanation.


 

  1. Finding 2: Studies have shown
    that the longer children had lived in an orphanage the lower their IQ
    scores are. Is this a positive or negative correlation? Provide an
    explanation.


 

  1. Finding 3: Studies have shown
    that in large American cities, there is a relationship between the number
    of violent crimes and the number of stores that sell pornography depicting
    violence. Is this a positive or negative correlation? Provide an
    explanation.


 

While APA
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 APA
documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in
the Student Success Center.

 

You are
not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed
by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for
directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

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