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1. Jack is a second-grade student. He seems to have no interest in learning, often daydreaming in class and frequently disrupting the class by throwing objects at other students. Using the major theoretical perspectives employed by psychologists, give three alternative explanations for Jack's classroom behavior. In light of these explanations, what steps could be taken to reduce Jack's disruptive behavior? 2. Tom believes that children are born with neither good nor bad thoughts, desires, or character traits. He suggests, instead, that parents and culture shape individual minds
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Unformatted text preview: and hearts in virtuous or harmful directions. For Plato, John Locke, and Charles Darwin, note whether that philosopher would agree or disagree with Tom's claims; in each case, explain why they would agree or disagree with Tom. Explain also why you would agree or disagree with Tom. 3. Julie, a physics major, has difficulty believing that psychology is a science, because people cannot observe other people's thoughts and sensations. Explain how Wilhelm Wundt and John Watson would have responded to Julie's skepticism regarding psychology's scientific status. Page 1...
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2010 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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