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Abnormal Psychology


1. Do our attitudes determine our behavior? If not, does that make us all hypocrites? 2. When do attitudes predict behavior? 3. How does our behavior influence our attitudes?

Identify Variables

After 5 weeks of voluntary wheel running...mice (of a certain strain) were significantly resistant to the sleep inducing effects of (alcohol). Sixty-four mice, 32 males and 32 females, were assigned to wheel (free access to a running wheel in the home cage) or no-wheel conditions. At the end of the training period, the animals w

Abstinence Only Sex

I have read many article about "abstinence-only sex" it seems as though sex education programs seems to be mostly effective at preventing intercourse pregnancy and disease among adolescents, why do you think that we have to spend so much government money on something that doesn't even work??????

Diversity and Ethics in Personnel Psychology

You are in charge of selecting a person to fill the position of Information Technology Specialist for your organization. Six candidates have successfully completed a "pass/fail" written examination. The candidates are equally qualified in terms of education and experience. The final hurdle in the selection process is an intervie

Biases, fallacies, or faulty reasoning

This solution offers examples of biases, fallacies, or faulty reasoning that you found in the source or article. Tobacco Industry's Targeting of Youth, Minorities and Women AHA Advocacy Position The American Heart Association supports legislation that seeks to restrict or prohibit tobacco advertising, promotion and mar

Petit Mal Seizures are explained.

How do petit mal seizures cause damage to brain structures? How might brain plasticity play a role in recovery from petit mal seizures?

Research Questions

In a line graph of results of a 2x2 factorial experiment, an interaction is shown by: a) some points higher than others b) one line higher than another c) two lines not parallel to the x axis d) two lines not parallel to each other In a mixed design, a) there is one independent variable and one dependant variable b) one

Invalidity is discussed.

An educational psychologist is asked to conduct a study to determine if class size has an effect on academic achievement. The psychologist identifies a large fifth-grade classroom in one inner-city school and a small fifth-grade classroom in another inner-city school. Principals from each school agree to participate in the study

Experimental Design

In an experiment designed to examine the effects of dieting and exercise on weight loss, subjects were randomly assigned to one of four conditions: (1) both dieting and exercise, (2) dieting but no exercise, (3) exercise but no dieting, and (4) neither dieting nor exercise. Results indicated that subjects not on a diet lost only


One of the most impressive disorders following brain damage to the ventral occipitotemporal cortex is prosopagnosia. - briefly explain why is this or give a list of various reasons this is an impressive (very interesting) disorder. Prosopagnosia is when a person has suffered a brain injury and has the inability to recognize f

Do you use a problem-solving process?

Resources: Ch. 7 (pp. 273-86) in Psychology: An Introduction (12th ed.); Web site: Review the section in your text on problem-solving. As you review, consider the following question: Do you use a problem-solving process? Complete the activity at

Apraxia, Contralateral Neglect and Prosopagnosia

A) What is apraxia and what kinds of lesions produce it? b) What is contralateral neglect; what kinds of lesions produce it? c) What is prosopagnosia, and is it always restricted to the perception of faces? hide problem

Multiple choice questions on Case Study, Survey Methods, Context Analysis

In a case study, the researcher usually: a. uses one method of data collection b. establishes the problem and hypothesis in advance c. examines a real life problem within it's real life context d. does all of the above Which of the following survey methods is best for getting information about highly personal or embarra

Nature vs Nurture & Vygotsky's Theory

How does Vygotsky's theory relate to the "nature vs nurture" debate? I understand that Vygotsky's theory places emphasis on both nature and nurture...and that he believed heredity (Nature) and dialogues (Nurture) with more expert members of society jointly contribute to development. Would it be fair of me to say that ....acc

Learning Assignment

1) Introduction- summarize the previous findings that are reported in the introduction. Comment on what conclusion (hypothesis) can be drawn from these studies. 2) Hypothesis- What is the authors' hypothesis? What predictions were they making and why did they make them? What alternative hypotheses were there? Why was this art

This job assumes that increasing one type decreases the other type

A good experiment has to have Internal and External validity. Checking for validity is like answering a question of whether the experiment has been designed well, whether the variables that are being measured are really affected by variables that are being manipulated in this particular experiment or if they are affected by som

Emotion Question

Explain what a two-year-old, a drunk, and a dog have in common (emotionally speaking). Use the brain and its emotional functions in answer.

Longer class periods are considered.

An educator wanted to test the effects of class period duration on the learning of junior high students. To keep work at a manageable level, the educator decided to change the morning class period duration from 45 minutes to 90 minutes so that material that was previously covered in 20 weeks was now covered in 10 weeks. No chang

Dependent vs. independent variables

The present research investigated the effects of counterfactual thinking on subjects' accident related judgments. It was predicted that the availability of counterfactual alternatives for an accident would result in differential evaluation of incident related victims and perpetrators. The results of two studies strongly supporte

Personal Model of Helping

I need to create a personal model of helping by incorporating what I've learned in my counseling & psychotherapy class. The following are the major therapeutic theories that we have studied: Psychoanalysis Alderian Existential Person-centered Behaviorism Gestalt Rational Emotive Transactional Analysis Reality T