Psychology in Action 9th Edition

Psychology in Action

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Social Research, Fall Instructor's Resource Guide               Chapter 1                                 Page 42
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H andout 1.5 – Brain-Based Learning Match the following fields of psychology with its principal activity. Field of Psychology Principal Activity _____Clinical 1. Engages in laboratory testing of psychological theories. _____Physiological 2. Studies thinking process and information processing. _____Cognitive 3. Concerned with social, cognitive, personality growth in children and adults. _____Social 4. Examines and treats patients in mental health settings. _____Experimental 5. Assists educators to promote greater learning in students. _____School 6. Discovers relation between emotions, behavior, stress, and illness. _____Developmental 7. Interested in how individuals are influenced by other people or groups. _____Industrial 8. Measures brain waves and function of nervous system. _____Health 9. Compares universals and specifics of human behavior in diverse ethnic groups. _____ Cultural 10. Studies organizations, human factor design and employee training. Instructor's Resource Guide               Chapter 1                                 Page 43
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C ritical T hinking Critical Thinking Exercise 1.1 - Values Clarification: Introducing Introductory Psychology Despite strong psychological evidence regarding first impressions and an intuitive recognition of the importance of the first few days in class, many instructors introduce their course with a distribution of the course syllabus and a predictable recitation of institutional rules regarding examination and attendance policies. With this type of introduction, students are unintentionally trained toward a passive rather than an active role in the classroom. In comparison, we have found that the "first day exercise" described in the preface of this manual is a wonderful way to start your class. It models active learning, critical thinking, and sets the stage for an exciting course. We strongly encourage you to try this exercise. It's a sure-fire winner! Critical Thinking Exercise 1.2 - Applying Abstract Terminology: Becoming a Better Consumer of Scientific Research The news media, advertisers, politicians, teachers, close friends, and other individuals frequently use research findings in their attempts to change your attitudes and behavior. How can you tell whether such information is accurate and worthwhile? The following exercise will improve your ability to critically evaluate sources of information. It is based on concepts you learned in the previous discussion on psychological research techniques. Read each "research" report and decide what is the primary problem or research limitation. In the space provided, make one of the following marks: CC = The report is misleading because correlational data are used to suggest causation.
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