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    Cognitive Psychology

    Taste aversion

    I need a little help with some examples of how taste aversion differs from most other forms of classical conditioning.

    Q&A: Diversity, Knowledge, Professionalism

    1. What challenges can one face in the course of their professional lives when encountering the diversity of approaches to knowledge? 2. How does one address the problems in question # 1?

    Nature of Knowledge

    Please explain the following - 250 words: What are key arguments offered by proponents of the scientific method and the critiques of these arguments? Consider, also, the claims of limits on human potential for acquisition of scientific knowledge. Can scientific approaches to knowledge be reconciled with others, such as a pri

    Cognitive psychology in the workplace

    I need these two questions to be addressed regarding workplace issues. I am writing a paper and my topic is on these two. 1.I need to describe a problem going on in the workplace in the workplace regarding employee and management and how to solve the problem and to discuss the problem they are having. using the problem so

    Guthrie's techniques

    Can Guthrie's techniques for breaking bad habits be applied to serious problems in a clinical setting? Why or why not?

    Conditioned Response Definition and Example

    What does it mean when a behavior is classified as a conditioned response? What are some examples of conditioned emotional response that you have observed in yourself or a friend?


    One of the most interesting issues related to learning and cognition is the use of punishment and reward. Based on what you have learned so far about punishment and reward, do you think that criminal behavior can better be controlled by using punishment or by using reward? Why?

    Importance and Development of Psychology

    I need help on a paper about define cognitive psychology. Address the following: 1. Identify at least four key milestones in the development of cognitive psychology as a discipline. 2. Discuss the importance of behavioral observation in cognitive psychology.

    Defining Cognitive Psychology as a Discipline.

    Paper Topic: Defining Cognitive Psychology as a Discipline 1. Four key milestones in the development of psychology as a discipline 2. Importance of behavioral observation in cognitive psychology

    The proper process of problem solving

    Do you think that we may get caught up in the proper process of problem solving and overlook the actual solving of the problem? There are many ways to get to the same answer. If we do not get there the same way as Mary or Jim, are we hindered by the process? How so?

    Cultural Surveys Translation Issues

    Do you think a study done in another country where the questionnaire has been translated into that language would produce the same results as it would in English speaking countries? Could some words have no translated meaning in that language, thus skewing the outcomes of the study? How so?

    Nature vs nurture controversy

    If we brought in the nature vs nurture controversy, could we say that nature gives us the neurons at birth to learn language, but nurture provides the environment to actually make language a part of who we are? How so?

    Universal grammar

    Children in countries other than the US, learn grammar from that culture. (i.e. verbs before subject in the sentence) If we learn language with grammatical instinct, does the culture in which we are born form that grammatical structure? How so?

    Repressed Memories

    When we repress memories, are they really forgotten or just waiting to be brought back to the surface with the right external cue?

    Forgetting - Intentionally difficult or impossible?

    The more we focus on trying to forget something, the more energy we transfer to the memory. 1. Do you think that more attention to the information makes forgetting intentionally difficult or impossible? 2. An example might be an attorney or judge telling the jury to disregard the information they just heard. Is it poss

    Perceptions and memories

    Do you think it is the amount of importance we place on the information that forms our perceptions and memories? How so? References needed. Thank you.

    Statistical probability: a short essay answer

    If we rely on the likelihood principle and that principle was false, would our perception then be false, also? If we were in the middle of a study and the likelihood principle was not accurate, would we have to rely on other perceptions or start over with a whole new hypothesis?