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
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
This posting evaluates an article called, "Programs Don't Make Sense." It offers sample ideas to identify at least two arguments in the article.
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
This posting assesses an argument on the following three levels: Is your argument (1) good or bad? (2) Valid or invalid? (3) Strong or weak? It also explains how to reach an assessment.
One of the most impressive disorders following brain damage to the ventral occipitotemporal cortex is prosopagnosia. - See the solution to find out why!
Identifying premises and conclusions in two opinions about IV drug users and tax payer money to provide clean needles.
Assignment: Argument Evaluation ? Read Critical Thinking Appendix 1: Clean Needles Benefit Society and Programs Don't Make Sense (pp. A-22 - A-23) ? Identify at least two arguments in each article. Argument #1 Outline the premises and conclusions of the argument . (1) Do the premises support the conclusions? (2) Ar
How might your own biases interfere with your effectiveness as a supervisor?
Resources: Ch. 7 (pp. 273-86) in Psychology: An Introduction (12th ed.); Web site: http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/rm_dev/river.html 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 http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/
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
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
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
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 solution explains the difference between the formal and informal organizations. Details included on procedures structures.
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
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.
Take two basic human emotions and show how they appear in DSM. What makes an emotion pathological?
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
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
I define the concepts of internal validity and external validity and discuss why increasing one type decreases the other type.
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
Explain the peak shift effect. What is the fundamental problem in the analysis of avoidance behavior? How can the concept of a safety signal be used to explain free-operant avoidance learning? When a parent is shopping, why is using a threat "we'll go home if you keep that behavior up" to a child an ineffective punishment
Describe the difference between intradimensional and interdimensional discrimination training. Give concrete examples of both.
Describe the difference between intradimensional and interdimensional discrimination training. Give concrete examples of both. How would I get my cat to have discrimination learning so that she comes running only when the cat food can is being opened (and not every can)? (Use the terms S+ and S- in your response).
Compare and contrast ratio and interval schedules in terms of how these contingencies of reinforcement are set up and the effects they have on the instrumental response.
Compare and contrast ratio and interval schedules in terms of how these contingencies of reinforcement are set up and the effects they have on the instrumental response. Compare and contrast S-O and R-O associations (including research used to investigate them).
Prepare a table of a grouped frequency distribution of test scores with columns for class interval, frequency, cumulative frequency, percentage, cumulative percentage/percentile rank, z-score, and T-score. Explain this table in your own words so that a lay person could understand it.
A) Norms- what are they? What should you consider when comparing a client's score with the norms? b) Age and grade equivalent- norms and their limitations. c) Raw score, standardized scores, and percentile scores d) Local versus national norms e) Correlation
3. What is your opinion of the principle of the adaptable nature of emotions? First define this principle and then give opinion on whether or not it is true. 4. Chose one categorical theory of emotion and one dimensional theory and compare.
Explain each of the following in own words. If appropriate, give an example. a) Difference between a reliability and validity of a test. b) Can a test be reliable but not valid? Explain through an example. c) Content validity- how is it different from other types of validities? d) What are the differences between the crit
Explain each of the following. If appropriate, give an example. a) Internal consistency, homogeneity, and alpha coefficient b) Alternate forms c) Odd-even reliability d) Spearman Brown formula e) Speed test and power test f) Error variance g) Test-retest reliability and time interval between testing
I have been given the following scenario and need to apply the Rational Emotive Theory approach when working with an adolescent who is trying to manage his anger. I specifically need to focus on the E (discriminate or attend to new emotional and behavioral effects) & F (resulting in new feelings) aspects of the ABCDEF model. Can