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WS5 - Psychology 490 Section 1 Spring 2008 Worksheet#5(1...

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Unformatted text preview: Psychology 490, Section 1, Spring 2008 Worksheet #5 (1) This question concerns the media report: Study Links NFL Concussions, Depression http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_510474.html Consider the statement by the spokesman for the NFL that the study “does not prove anything.” Why is he included in the report? What should the public know when they evaluate his statement? I feel he is included in the report because the readers are probably interested in football & would take his statement into consideration more than they would a researcher. When the public evaluates his statement they should know about the actual studies being done & what the results are showing. (2) This question concerns the media report: Female Athletes Bear Brunt of Concussions Biological Differences, as Well as Variations in Play, Could Be to Blame http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Exercise/story?id=3680112&page=1 How might we explain the relative dearth of scientific evidence on concussion in girls compared to...
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