Homework 1 sp08

Homework 1 sp08 - Psychology 530 SP08 Name: _ Homework 1:...

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Psychology 530 – SP08 Name: _________________________ Homework 1: Reading Personality Research Due Wednesday 4/2/08 For this assignment, you will need to read the article posted on Carmen by Larkins & Sher and answer the following questions. 1. As the authors state, there are many studies on the relationship between personality and a family history of alcoholism. How is the current study different than other studies done before? That is, what do these authors expect to add to science with their work? Thisstudy is different in that the authors are focusing on whether or not personality differences caused by a family history of alcoholism are consistent over time. They hypothesize that these differences are very apparent in late adolescence, but then tend to disappear in young adulthood- which would suggest that the effects of family history of alcoholism could be due to biological maturation, or short term effects. 2.
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