1. What is learning?
It is the acquisition of information through experience. It may be the acquisition of new
information or improvement of existing knowledge.
2. Explain Pavlov's experiment. Be sure to use the following terminology in your
There are essential data contained in the articles title. The title itself suggests that the article
talks about peer influences on young girls dissatisfaction on their bodies and their knowledge
about dieting. The participants are young girls,
1. Describe Loftus' studies on the accuracy of eyewitness memory. What did she discover
experimental results? Provide an example of her findings.
She discovered that when someone, who plays as the eyewitness, choose from groups of
people who may
What differences in the brains of women and men have been found in research studies
using MRI and NMR? Are differences in people's cognitive abilities (for example, memory)
related more to individual differences or to whether they are male or female?
Define the circadian rhythm
It is the 24-hour psychological processes cycle of living things including the plants,
animals, and bacterial.
What is consciousness; what are some of its functions/
Consciousness is a stable information processing system. It h
Assignment Two - Scientific Method
Part I. RESEARCH QUESTION: An industrial psychologist is interested in whether lowering
the temperature in a packing room will increase productivity (number of products packed).
a. Develop a research hypothes
1. Define memory.
Memory is something we remembered from the past. It is the collection of the
information we gathered from the past.
2. What sort of problems are the elderly experiencing with 'memory'?
Elderly takes longer to learn and recall information
What conclusion does this article imply? What statements in the article suggest this
This article implies that homosexuality among men is not a choice but has a biological
explanation. The statement that suggest this conclusion are: The debate
1. What three fundamental principles underlie the use of mnemonics?
The three fundamental principles underlying the use of mnemonics are imagination,
association, and location.
2. Describe three specific mnemonic techniques that are not described in the t
1. What is meant by a holistic approach to psychology?
Also known as transpersonal psychology, is referred to as the study of spiritual and
transcendent aspects of human experience with a touch of modern psychology.
2. According to health psychology, how
What is savant syndrome?
From the article, I learned the definition of savant syndrome. It is a rare but
extraordinary condition in which person with serious mental disabilities, including autistic
disorder, have some island of genius that stands in marke
Sleep to Remember
Robert Stickgold and Jeffrey Ellenbogen suggest that sleeping is also for remembering.
According to them, sleep does things that being awake cannot do. A great explanation to support
this theory is when they explained that people who had
Develop a research hypothesis from the statement above. .
My hypothesis would be:
Lowering the room temperature should make workers more comfortable of their working
environment, thus, increasing productivity.
Describe how you would select two groups for
1. What is your opinion of Robert Pluchek's emotion chart? Why?
a. The 8 basic emotions of the inner circle are: Joy; Acceptance; Fear; Surprise; Sadness;
Disgust; Anger; and Anticipation.
I agree with Plutchiks theory on emotions. These 8 basic em
1. Explain how our perception was deceived into believing Zimbardo appeared small and
gradually got larger.
Our perception was deceived into believing Zimbardo appeared small and gradually
smaller because we still didnt have any idea that something is dif
A school psychologist is defined as a type of psychologist that works within the educational
system to help children with emotional, social and academic issues (Cherry, 2016). The ultimate
goal of this career is to help students cope with their social, em
The article talks about the biological reason why humans trust exists. In this study, the
researchers hypothesis is that oxytocin increases the trusting behavior of investors. As what the
statement implies, the researchers try to prove that aside from emo
In the video clip, I was able to count only 11 passes. I did not notice that there has been a
gorilla who passed by while the players are playing the ball. I believe that it is because of
selective attention. As defined, selective attention is the process
A simple reflex involves the skin receptors, the muscle, the motor neuron, the sensory neuron,
the spinal cord, the interneuron, and the brain. The book illustrated a simple hand-withdrawal
reflex. When a person touches or is near a candle light, the skin
1. List two leading journals that publish experimental research involving the application of
principles of learning and conditioning to social behavior. Briefly summarize the goals of
the organizations that publish the two journals.
Division for the Exper
Differentiate between the public self and the private self
The video used a student-teacher scenario to portray public and private self. According to
what I have seen, public self or public behavior is what the students show when there are other
Questions Personal control and optimism
1. What is learned helplessness? Give a personal example.
A theory, based on the work of Martin Seligman, that emphasizes the
negative changes caused by the loss of a sense of personal control over on
Questions for Development of Attachment tutorial:
Define the attachment bond.
The attachment bond is survival impulse that keeps infants close to their caregivers. Typically
with their parents, but it is with people that are comfortable
Bilingualism is the ability to speak and understand two languages.
What factors can lead to bilingualism?
Many factors can lead to bilingualism such as migration, colonization, international
Questions Identifying Mood Disorders
What are symptoms of major depressive disorders?
Symptoms of major depressive disorders include intense feelings of sadness for two or
more weeks, loss of energy and/or motivation, a loss of interest
Questions Therapeutic Interventions
1. What are the common goals for therapeutic intervention?
To reduce or remove the clients symptoms and improve the clients ability to function
effectively in everyday life.
2. What is the goal of Psychoa