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Slot machine gamblers and addiction

How is it that some individuals that play slot machines won't become addicted to gambling? Why and or how is this possible? Please discuss how addictive personalities play a role in this differential experience of addiction. What are some of the characteristics on people with addictive personalities?

Biopsychosocial Model for the Mind

Biopsychosocial Model for the Mind The brain injury of Phineas Gage in 1848 prompted renewed interest in localizing mental functions and dysfunctions in the brain. Galton's insight into hereditary traits reintroduced the nature/nurture debate in psychology. This assignment focuses on examining those two historical threads in

B. F. Skinner: Theoretical Concepts

What theoretical concepts are attributed to B. F. Skinner? Which one of these concepts had the greatest effect on the field of psychology? Why?


In terms of impasses being resolved and greater clarity obtained after one walks away from a difficult problem, how do you think this concept applies to studying and test-taking? For example, have you ever noticed or had the experience of studying or reviewing for a test the night before you take it and finding that you feel stu

Problem Solving - Stop and Revisit Later

When trying to solve a problem, you might have been instructed to "stop thinking about it and come back to it later." Based on what you have learned this week about impasses, do you think that this is good advice? Why or why not? 100 words.

How Memories Impact Us

The Lost Mariner - Jimmie lost his ability to form new memories due to Korsakov's Syndrome. How important are our memories in making us the people we are?

Therapists and Communicating with Clients

Central to one's professional training as a therapist is the ability to accurately discern and reflect someone's affective states, both via verbal and non-verbal forms of communication. In addition, very often the therapist is helping one to develop a language to increase one's awareness of certain processes. The therapist assis

Knowledge and Theories About Organizations

1) Discuss the dynamics and concept of power in organizations, for example, are they gender-based, is power at odds with the provision of services, and does politics or cost enter in? 2) What is power and what does it have to do with the goals of the organization? 3) What are the pros and cons to the ways in which powe

Consequences of Tragedy Memorials?

At the time of the 9/11 tragedy, the media played a vital role in keeping the world informed, as much as possible, about every aspect of the event. In addition, each year there are many ceremonies the commemorate the tragedy and recognize the many lives devastated by it. Similar events take place throughout the year to recognize

Perceiving Stimuli - Reliance on the Senses

Several theories (e.g. depth-of-processing theory, Paivio's dual-code hypothesis) suggest that vision is an important step in processing information. Hearing is the other sense relied on in perceiving stimuli. In addition, we have also discussed the importance of schemata to organize our world. Schemata are conceptual framework

Defining Creativity

How do you define creativity? Are we all creative? What types of things do you think display creativity? Provide explanations for your responses.

Cognitive Processes Involved in Problem Solving

Please help with analyzing the cognitive processes involved in problem solving. Here is a reference you can use: Hey, J. D., & Lotito, G. (2009, February). Naive, resolute or sophisticated? A study of dynamic decision making. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 38(1), 1.

Heads-up Display

Several years ago, some vehicle models came with a heads-up display (HUD). Instead of looking down at a panel on the dashboard, speed, distance traveled, fuel level, and time appeared to be displayed over the hood of the car. Discuss this design in terms of divided attention and attentional blink. Do you think the design was a g

Attentional Blink can affect occupations.

Present and discuss at least three occupations in which workers' performance could be adversely affected by attentional blink. Identify and explain the types of problems or mistakes that might occur in such occupations due to the attentional blink.

Cognitive Process

Can someone help me with a brief description of one cognitive process (perception, memory, learning, attention, intelligence, emotion) as well as explain how social and cultural factors might affect that cognitive process?

Sexual Knowledge and Technology

How have advances in sexual knowledge and technology facilitated human sexual expression? [If you would like to focus on a specific group of people (e.g., women, gay men, kinksters, etc.), or a specific sexual complication, you may do so].

Cognitive Processes

Explain the purpose of three types of cognitive processes: working memory, long-term memory and memory distortion. Use at least one peer-reviewed study for each selected cognitive process. Summarize your selected studies and evaluate the research methodologies used in them.

Failures in Deductive and Inductive Reasoning

Describe a brief description of one failure of deductive reasoning and one failure of inductive reasoning that was observed or experienced in the past week or so. Then, within the examples provided, explain the impediments (e.g., heuristic, bias, etc.) to each process (deductive and inductive), and suggest methods or technique

Fallacies which Result in Faulty Decisions

What are some common fallacies, errors, heuristics, and/or biases that result in faulty decisions? What impacts negative and errors in decision making? In addition what are the strengths of heuristics and other decision-making strategies? Please be as detailed as possible with examples to make things clear.

Evolution of Cognitive Psychology

In dealing with cognitive psychology I need assistance with: - Defining cognition - Explaining the interdisciplinary perspective in relation to cognitive psychology - Describing the emergence of cognitive psychology as a discipline - Assessing the impact of the decline of behaviorism on the discipline of cognitive psychology

Cognitive Processes and the Regulation of Emotional Responses

How can cognitive processes influence the regulation of emotional responses. Explain the influence of appraisal on emotional responses. Provide an example of a conscious cognitive process and an example of an unconscious cognitive process. Explain how each influence emotion.

Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence

The original question: "Can someone help condense the definition of intelligence, including the main components of intelligence as well as a discussed position as to whether or not emotional intelligence is an accurate measure of intelligence."

Optimal Decision-Making

The question: "I would like to consider the question of optimal decision making in terms of making decision between two or more alternatives and the nature of two impediments faced in making the decision. Also, what are two common impediments to making optimal decision?"

Plato and Aristotle's Perspectives on True Knowledge

Plato and Aristotle both believed in the concept of true knowledge. The routes of obtaining true knowledge that were described by these two philosophers were dramatically different. Please help explain their perspectives and theories regarding true knowledge.