CPSY 621 Midterm Exam Questions.docx - Lecture 1 Jan 16...

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Lecture 1, Jan 16 Sexual assault, domestic violence, and more 1. Critical thinking means need to analyze, be open-minded, look for problems, don’t accept things as they are, be skeptical. Critical thinkers question validity? Biased sources? Biased samples? Skeptical, open-minded, validity? 2. Operational definition : textbook- how you are measuring sth. Dr: clearly explaining evaluation/ definition/ how to measure 3. Rates of false allegations - no actual stat and percentage. If someone comes up with a high number, they have an agenda. And questionable definition/measurement of sexual assault - i.e. did it result in court convictions? 4. The only thing worse than being accused by an adult is falsely accused of sexually assaulting a child. 5. Proven false allegations of children sexual abuse by fathers - women accuse men of sexual assault of children. What do you think is the reason? The mother has personality/ mental health disorders(borderline/ paranoid) to interpret harm/ danger/ mallience when it’s not there. Persistent in their beliefs. 6. By the Law book up to 1982 in Canada - - married women by husbands and men cannot be assaulted by the law books 7. Why can’t prof use “skits”(standard lecture format)? -- In today’s climate- cannot do skits- students can make false claims (cancel culture) 8. Christina Hoff Sommers

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