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ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY

 

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PSY 211 Week 1 A Research Plan
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: A Research Plan.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

A Research Plan

Part I – Research Problem
Think about something in psychology that you would be interesting in studying. You can select a topic from what you will be studying in this course, or another topic that seems intriguing to you.

 

Respond to the following in 45 to 90 words:

Identify your research question and describe it. What about this topic interests you?
 
Part II – The Scientific Method
Consider the scientific method and complete the following table explaining each step of the scientific method in your own words. Please use complete sentences to write 45 to 90 words describing each step.

 

Step
Description
Formulate a testable hypothesis. Make sure to state it in specific, observable, and measureable terms.
 
Select the research method (ex: case study, observation, correlation, experiment, etc.) and design the study.

Refer to Table 2.4 in the text for help.
 
Data collection:

Whom will you study, observe, or test? How many subjects would you need? How will you collect the data?
 
Data analysis and conclusions:

How will you determine your results? How can you determine whether they are significant?
What conclusions can you draw from your data?
 
 

Answer the following questions in about 90 to 175 words each:

 

How did you use the scientific method in examining your research question? Be sure to go over each step of the scientific method in your response.
 
 

Why did you choose the  research method you used in your study? Why was it more appropriate than other methods you could have used? 
 
 

Every psychological study requires careful decisions regarding appropriate participation of research subjects. Discuss at least two ethical considerations that you should take into account with your specific study (see the video in the Week 1 Electronic Reserve Readings titled, Experimental Research Methods in Psychology and view the section titled, “Common Issues of Experimental Methods”).
 
References
Revised from Ch. 2 of Learn Psychology

 

Carter, K & Seifert, C. M. (2013) Learn psychology. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

 

 
PSY 211 Week 1 Knowledge Check
Complete the Week 1 Knowledge Check

Week 1 Knowledge Check
The material presented below is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all you need to know in the content area. Rather it is a starting point for building your knowledge and skills. Additional study materials are recommended in each area below to help you master the material.

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ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY
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MAJOR PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHOLOGY
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DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH
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Concept: ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY
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1.2. The Origins and History of Psychology
1.1. The Science of Psychology
1.

Parker is majoring in behavioral biology which examines the impact of our physiology on what we do. His friend thinks that behavioral biology is just copying psychology. Which correct statement could Parker use to answer his friend's assumption?

· A.

Psychology has roots in biology.

· B.

Only in the last few years has the field of biology started to examine behavior.

· C.

There is no link between behavior and biology.

· D.

The study of biology and psychology have never shared issues of study
2.

The study of psychology is influenced by the study of biology. For example, naturalist Charles Darwin heavily influenced which classic school of thought in psychology?

· A.

Functionalism

· B.

Structuralism

· C.

Psychoanalytic

· D.

Behavioral
3.

Which of the following is the best reason that psychology should be seen as a science?

· A.

It focuses on important human questions.

· B.

It studies observable phenomena.

· C.

It uses the mind to study itself.

· D.

t uses the scientific method.
4.

Sam was comparing different sciences and noticed something unique about psychology when compared to the natural sciences. Which of the following might he have noticed?

· A.

Psychologists implement the scientific method much more frequently than most other fields.

· B.

Psychologists focus on studying human health and its preservation.

· C.

Psychologists often use the subject of investigations to perform the investigation itself.

· D.

Psychologist struggle with limitations of prediction while trying to understand behaviors.
Concept: MAJOR PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHOLOGY
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Materials on the concept
1.2. The Origins and History of Psychology
2.2. Descriptive Research
5.

Danelle loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. A functionalist would focus on which aspect of Danelle's appreciation?

· A.

The components of his experience.

· B.

The reasons he might like the sandwich.

· C.

The unconscious motivations.

· D.

The serotonin ingredients found in the sandwich.
6.

Van is raving about how much he loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. A psychoanalytic psychologist would focus on which aspect of Van's appreciation?

· A.

The components of his experience.

· B.

The reasons he might like the sandwich.

· C.

The unconscious motivations.

· D.

The serotonin ingredients found in the sandwich.
7.

Theo thought that the reason that many dogs spin before they sit down is to be sure they aren't sitting on anything harmful. He suggests this increases their chance of survival. Theo's assumption forms the basis of what contemporary perspective of psychology?

· A.

Psychoanalytic

· B.

Evolutionary

· C.

Positive psychology

· D.

Humanism
Concept: DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH
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2.2. Descriptive Research
8.

Jane Goodall's studies of chimpanzees in the wild best fit in the descriptive research category of ______.

· A.

naturalistic observation

· B.

survey

· C.

case study

· D.

experiment
9.

In one study, a girl who had been severely neglected was tested for her language ability. The best description of this method is ______.

· A.

naturalistic observation

· B.

survey

· C.

case study

· D.

experiment
10.

Francine completed a questionnaire asking about her texting experiences. This method is called ______.

· A.

naturalistic observation

· B.

survey

· C.

case study

· D.

experiment
 

 

PSY 211 Week 2 Motivations in Advertising
Refer to the University of Phoenix Material: Motivations in Advertising for detailed instructions.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Motivations in Advertising

 

Choose one of the following options to complete your assignment.

 

Option 1: Paper
Advertisers and marketers use motivation theory when they create advertising campaigns by pairing their products with items that arouse positive emotions. Find a video clip of a commercial for a particular product, and identify which motivations are being targeted in the ad.

 

Write a 700- to 1,050-word (about two to three pages) paper about motivation in which you do the following:

 

· Summarize the commercial (include a link to it).

· Describe which motivation(s) being targeted in the ad, and explain which motivations are not being targeted.

· Compare the different theories of motivation (instinct, evolutionary, drive, arousal, incentive, and hierarchal), and explain how they differ. Explain which theory best fits the advertisement you selected.

 

Note: Be sure to properly cite any resources you use and post a link to the clip. You will be assessed on whether your paper is clear and logically organized; whether the content is comprehensive and relevant; whether the language is appropriate to the audience; whether writing is clear and concise; whether grammar, usage, spelling and punctuation follow standard American English; and whether references are consistent with appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

 

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

 

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Option 2: Presentation
If you have a visual/graphic learning style, consider designing a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation.

 

Design at least eight Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides. The presentation should show how advertisers and marketers use motivation theory when they create advertising campaigns by pairing their products with items that arouse positive emotions. Find a video clip of a commercial for a particular product, and identify which motivations are being targeted in the ad.

 

Title slide – Include the title of your presentation, your name, and date.

 

First Slide: Summarize the commercial and include a working link. Describe which motivation(s) are being targeted in the ad, and explain which motivations are not being targeted.

 

Next slide(s) (five-six slides): Compare the different theories of motivation (instinct, evolutionary, drive, arousal, incentive, and hierarchal), and explain how they differ. Explain which theory best fits the advertisement you selected

 

References (one slide): Properly cite any resources you use, according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

 

Tips for preparing your presentation: Organize the slides with bullet points, and use the notes sections for comments that should accompany/explain each slide. Keep in mind that when you are putting together a presentation, your slides should follow the 6:6 rule – there should be no more than 6 bullet points per slide, with about 6 words per bullet point.  That means that the majority of the information in your presentation will be in the notes section.  The notes section is also where you should include your citation information.

 

Note: You will be assessed on whether your presentation is clear and logically organized; whether the notes section is used effectively; whether it includes visual and auditory aids effectively and appropriately; incorporates effective design elements (font headings, spacing, color); whether the presentation is functional (including working audio clips, visual components and links) and whether grammar, usage, spelling and punctuation follow standard American English and whether references are consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

 

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

PSY 211 Week 2 Knowledge Check

Complete the Week 2 Knowledge Check

Week 2 Knowledge Check
The material presented below is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all you need to know in the content area. Rather it is a starting point for building your knowledge and skills. Additional study materials are recommended in each area below to help you master the material.

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BEHAVIORAL LEARNING THEORIES
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MOTIVATIONAL THEORIES
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Concept: BEHAVIORAL LEARNING THEORIES
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Materials on the concept
6.1. How We Learn
1.

Which of these is the best example of classical conditioning?

· A.

Natalia learns to figure skate.

· B.

Eliana's cat salivates whenever it hears the electric can opener.

· C.

Andrea remembers her first kiss.

· D.

Helen copies her mom's lipstick use.
2.

Which of these is the best example of operant conditioning?

· A.

Watching another monkey eat a peanut.

· B.

Salivating when food is in your mouth.

· C.

Putting change in a vending machine to get a drink.

· D.

Sneezing when your nose is tickled.
3.

Which of these is the best example of observational learning?

· A.

A baby learning to crawl.

· B.

Blinking when a puff of air hits your eye.

· C.

Hearing the same story again.

· D.

Seeing how to unlatch the door and doing it.
4.

Which type of learning occurs when a young monkey grows sleepy when it sees the sun set?

· A.

Classical conditioning

· B.

Operational conditioning

· C.

Observational learning

· D.

Cognitive learning
5.

Which of the following is the best example of classical conditioning?

· A.

Emmet enjoys riding his new skateboard.

· B.

Jonah trembles whenever he hears thunder.

· C.

Jill tries to kiss like she saw in a movie.

· D.

Laurent goes camping after enjoying his last trip.
6.

Which of the following is the best example of operant conditioning?

· A.

Seeing someone sneeze and copying him or her.

· B.

Blushing when embarrassed.

· C.

Giving a compliment and receiving a smile.

· D.

Learning to predict when food is served.
7.

Which of these is the best example of reinforcement?

· A.

Getting an “F” on a test after studying well.

· B.

Having an outcome of any kind follow an action.

· C.

Being told the same lesson again.

· D.

Getting an “A” on a test after studying well.
8.

Which of the following is the best example of observational learning?

· A.

When Mary falls, Paul laughs.

· B.

Seeing a pond, Petey throws a rock into it.

· C.

After seeing Mom and Dad argue, Jennifer does the same to get her way.

· D.

After Dad loses his job, Sam cuts back on his spending.
Concept: MOTIVATIONAL THEORIES
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Materials on the concept
10.1. Motivational Theories
9.

The urge to avoid a spider is most likely due to ______.

· A.

instinct

· B.

drive

· C.

arousal

· D.

incentive
10.

The urge to protect your child is most likely due to ______.

· A.

arousal

· B.

drive

· C.

evolution

· D.

incentive
 

PSY 211 Week 3 Development Matrix
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Development Matrix.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

Development Matrix

Complete all three parts.
Part I – Developmental Stages
For each developmental domain (physical, cognitive, and social), identify two major milestones associated with the following stages: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

 

Stage of Development
Physical Development
Cognitive Development
Social Development
Childhood
 
 
 
Adolescence
 
 
 
Adulthood
 
 
 
Part II – Developmental Gaps
Respond to the following in 175 to 350 words:

 

Demonstrate the interdependence of physical, cognitive, and social development by imagining how a persons’ behavior would be impacted by a deficit. Create a scenario in which one area (physical, cognitive, social) is underdeveloped and describe the possible results. Focus on a specific stage of development (childhood or adolescence) and predict how a later stage (adolescence or adulthood) would be impacted by the lack of development of that area during an earlier stage (e.g., how a lack of cognitive development during childhood would affect the behavior of an adolescent).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Part III – Nature Versus Nurture
Using your own words, write 175 to 350 words describing the concept of “nature versus nurture.” Be sure to explain how nature, nurture, and both concepts are involved in development.

 
 
 
 
 
 

PSY 211 Week 4 Personality Paper
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you consider personality. Include the following:

Describe the different perspectives (psychoanalytic, humanistic, trait, social cognitive, and biological) on personality. With which perspective do you agree the most? Why?
Explain how changeable or unchangeable you think personality is and why you came to that conclusion.
Note: Be sure to include an appropriate introduction and conclusion, and properly cite any resources you use.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

PSY 211 Week 4 Depression Brochure
Imagine you work for a small clinic that offers counseling. Recently, a large number of people have come in wanting to seek treatment for their depression. In order to address this need, you have been asked to create a brochure that explains major depressive disorder and its treatments.

Create a six-panel brochure which does the following:

Differentiates between "psychological disorders" and "abnormal behavior"
Describes the classification to which depression belongs
Differentiates this classification from other classifications of psychological disorders
Describes major depressive disorder and its symptoms
Discusses prevalence rates among groups, e.g., by age, gender, profession, etc.
Explains treatment options for major depressive disorder, including the pros and cons of each type of therapy
Note: You can use the Brochure Builder to create your brochure and save it as a PDF to submit, or you can create your own brochure using Microsoft® Word or another software. Also, be sure to properly cite any resources you use.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

PSY 211 Week 5 Social Behavior Paper Or Presentation
Refer to the University of Phoenix Material: Social Behavior for detailed instructions and to select one option to complete your paper.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Social Behavior

 

Select one of the following options to complete this assignment.

Option 1: Social Behavior Paper
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word (three to four pages) paper in which you consider social behavior.

 

Include the following:

 

· Explain how our motive to belong influences our group behaviors, both positively and negatively. Consider your Week 2 reading on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

· Explain how the fundamental attribution error influences our judgments of others. How could becoming more aware of, and correcting this error, change our understanding of others’ behavior?

· How do assumptions, such as defensive attribution and the just-world hypothesis, influence our sense of control over our lives? How could we correct these but still feel in control?

· The way we perceive others is quite subjective, and the processes we use to evaluate others are often outside of our awareness. Nonetheless, social interactions exert powerful influences on how we feel and behave. What factors influence our prejudices about people? What factors influence whom we find attractive? How might culture influence perceptions of prejudice and attractiveness?

· What kinds of things help you see the world in a positive light?

 

Note: You will be assessed on whether your paper is clear and logically organized; whether the content is comprehensive and relevant; whether the language is appropriate to the audience; whether writing is clear and concise; whether grammar, usage, spelling and punctuation follow standard American English, and whether references are consistent with APA guidelines. Be sure to properly cite the resources you use.

 

Format your paper consistent with course-level guidelines.

 

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Option 2: Social Behavior Presentation
If you have a visual/graphic learning style, consider designing a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation.

 

Design at least eight Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides discussing social behavior.

 

Title slide – Include the title of your presentation, your name, and date

 

First and Second slide: Explain how our motive to belong influences group behaviors, both positively and negatively. Consider your Week 2 reading on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Explain how the fundamental attribution error influences our judgments of others. How could becoming more aware of, and correcting this error, change our understanding of others’ behavior?

 

Third and Fourth slide: How do assumptions, such as defensive attribution and the just-world hypothesis, influence our sense of control over our lives? How could we correct these but still feel in control?

 

Fifth and Sixth slide: The way we perceive others is quite subjective, and the processes we use to evaluate others are often outside of our awareness. Nonetheless, social interactions exert powerful influences on how we feel and behave. What factors influence our prejudices about people? What factors influence whom we find attractive? How might culture influence perceptions of prejudice and attractiveness? What kinds of things help you see the world in a positive light?

 

References (one slide): Properly cite the resources you use.

 

Tips for preparing your presentation: Organize the slides with bullet points, and use the notes sections for comments that should accompany/explain each slide. Keep in mind that when you are putting together a presentation, your slides should follow the 6:6 rule – there should be no more than 6 bullet points per slide, with about 6 words per bullet point.  That means that the majority of the information in your presentation will be in the notes section.  The notes section is also where you should include your citation information.

 

Note: You will be assessed on whether your presentation is clear and logically organized; whether the notes section is used effectively; whether it includes visual and auditory aids effectively and appropriately; incorporates effective design elements (font headings, spacing, color); whether the presentation is functional (including working audio clips, visual components and links) and whether grammar, usage, spelling and punctuation follow standard American English, and whether references are consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Format your paper consistent with course-level guidelines.

 

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

PSY 211 Week 5 Knowledge Check
Complete the Week 5 Knowledge Check

Week 5 Knowledge Check
The material presented below is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all you need to know in the content area. Rather it is a starting point for building your knowledge and skills. Additional study materials are recommended in each area below to help you master the material.

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ATTITUDE
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GROUP INFLUENCE ON THE INDIVIDUAL
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Concept: ATTITUDE
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Materials on the concept
16.4. Attitudes and Social Judgments
1.

A tendency to judge people, objects, or issues in a certain way.

· A.

Attribution

· B.

Conflict

· C.

Attitude

· D.

Objectivity
Concept: GROUP INFLUENCE ON THE INDIVIDUAL
Mastery
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16.5. Conformity and Obedience
16.7. Group Influence on the Individual
2.

Jerry hates wearing ties because he thinks they are uncomfortable. At his new job, however, he is expected to wear a tie every day, so he does. His tie wearing behavior is the result of ______.

· A.

social influence

· B.

informational social influence

· C.

normative social influence

· D.

conformity influence
3.

Carlie witnesses a man trip and get injured on the sidewalk. She sees there are a dozen other people around and decides to keep moving. What influenced her decision?

· A.

The diffusion of responsibility

· B.

Deindividuation

· C.

Social-responsibility norm

· D.

Altruism
4.

Prince is doing a group presentation with eight people in her class. Since so many people are on the team, he does not feel much pressure to work his best. What may have influenced his work ethic?

· A.

Deindividuation

· B.

Social facilitation

· C.

Group polarization

· D.

Social loafing
5.

Clark has a huge New Year's brunch every year. He only sends invitations to those who have invited him to a party in the last year. Clark's invitations are influenced by ______.

· A.

altruism

· B.

reciprocity norm

· C.

social responsibility norm

· D.

informational social influence
 
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