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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

Peak Shift Effect, & Free-operant Avoidance Learning

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

Table of a grouped frequency distribution of test scores

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.

Explain Psychology Concepts

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

Adaptable Nature of Emotions

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.

Psychometrics: Test Reliability and Validity?

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

Psychometrics: Reliability and Validity Terms

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

Rational Emotive Therapy (RET): A-B-C-D-E-F Model

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

"Reality" & Cognitive Theorists

The following question is obviously one I need to answer for a class. I don't expect you to answer the question for me, but I would appreciate it if someone could "point me in the right direction" so that I know how to answer this question on my own. In other words, could someone suggest where I might research for an answer? The