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Spearman's vs Carroll's Theory of Intelligence

2. What are the similarities and differences between Spearman's two-factor theory of intelligence and the information processing view of intelligence (Carroll's Three-Stratum Theory)?

The Labeling Theory and Juvenile Delenquency

Assume that researchers have established that the ideas contained within the labeling theory identify one of the major causes of juvenile delinquency. In the light of the theory, prepare a report explaining the labeling theory. The report should include: (1)Application of the labeling theory towards prevention and control of

Discriminative Stimuli.

Learning theories tell us that behavior will be based on immediate rewards and punishments unless discriminative stimuli are developed to reinforce the presence of future rewards. These discriminative stimuli act as cues or signals which help determine the appropriateness of a particular behavior. Our environment and social circ

Test and Measurement

Explain the uses of at least three different types of tests. Describe the use of each of these three test in psychology, counseling, or clinical and a rational for using each test in counseling psychology, or clinical. References please.

Recency Principle

One of the theories associated with Guthrie is the Recency Principle. This principle holds that the response last made to a situation is the response that will be made when that situation occurs again. With this in mind, how can the Recency Principle be used to teach a complex skill?

Child growth and development

Q1: Outline the biological events of puberty. Q2: Discuss the emotional and psychological impact of pubertal hormones. Q3: Describe the development of the brain during adolescence. Q4: Identify possible causes of the increase in injury and death in adolescence. Q5: Describe evidence of formal operational

Abnormal Behavior and the Media.

Abnormal behavior cannot be defined without considering the continuum between normality and abnormality. However, it is difficult to draw the line between what is normal and what is abnormal. One of the things that blurs the line is the media. How has television, including reality television shows, sitcoms, dramatic presentati

Discrete measure

2. In what situation is it best to use a discrete measure? In what situation would it be best to use a continuous measure? Explain your responses.

Test construction process

What are the steps in the test construction process? Which step in your opinion is the most important? Why?

Construct Development, Scale Creation, and Process Analysis

1. Construct Development, Scale Creation, and Process Analysis a. Part I: Construct Development and Scale Creation 1) Choose a construct you would like to measure. 2) Create an operational definition of your construct using at least three peer reviewed journal articles as sources as references. 3) Select and list five ite

Temperament during life span

I need help in answering these two questions please. 1. How would you describe your temperament as a child? How would you describe your temperament as an adult? How would you account for the differences between the two? 2. Are there more pressures on marriage today than in the past? Explain why or why not.

Skinner's view.

Without a consistent reward, behavior usually ceases. Given the fact that most slot machine players almost never win, why do they still continue to play? Is your answer consistent with a Skinner's views? Why or why not?

Maslow, few become Self-actualized

According to Maslow, very few individuals become fully self-actualized. For most individuals, self-actualization is an ongoing process, not an accomplishment. Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not?

Death and dying

I need information on this question listed below with references? 1.Examine the way in which death and dying are viewed at different points in human development

Psychology: The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture. This piece was delivered by a professor at Carnegie Mellon. He was dying from pancreatic cancer. At many universities, professors who retire are invited to give a Last Lecture. Randy Pausch was adapting this tradition. This story has been featured on Good Morning America and millions of readers have bought c

Facts about self esteem in adolescence

1.What is self-esteem? How does self-esteem change in adolescence? 2. What characteristics are associated with adolescent development? How have adolescents changed over the last 30 years? How have they remained the same?

Discussion of two major coping mechanisms

What are the two major coping responses? What are the similarities and differences between these responses? What are the consequences of a failure to cope successfully?

Personal Characteristic

Think of a personal characteristic that would be normally distributed (e.g., height and shoe size). Where do you fall on the bell-curve?