Social Psychology Worksheet
1. A particular child of an alcoholic family becomes the object of a parent's abuse and the reason for
seeking professional help. The child is "innocent," but receives the blame for the problems in the
Come up Develop
Self fullling prophecy
Getting an F on the test after claiming all day that you will fall it.
Fundamental attribution error
Readers of a gossip magazine blame a celebrity's recent tantrum on their disturbed mental state, rather than physical factors such
Discuss the validity and reliability of diagnosis
1) Psychological diagnoses often range in validity and reliability.
2) Classification systems for mental disorders are often thought to classify
individuals, when what is actually being cla
Discuss the relationship between etiology and therapeutic approach in relation to depression
1) There is a clear relationship between etiology and therapeutic approach when
referring to depression.
2) Choosing the correct method of treatme
Evaluate psychological research relevant to the study of abnormal behavior
1) There is a vast amount of psychological research relevant to the study of
2) Much of this research is collected through studies
3) For instance
To what extent do biological, cognitive, and sociocultural factors influence abnormal
1) Biological, cognitive, and sociocultural factors influence abnormal behavior to
different degrees depending on the disorder
2) The three lev
Analyze etiologies of major depression and eating disorders
1) There are several factors that influence the development of abnormal behaviors
such as major depression and disordered eating.
2) Both disorders are affected by cognitive facto
Examine biomedical, individual, and group approaches to treatment
1) There are several biomedical, individual, and group approaches to treatment.
2) All treatments are likely to affect neurotransmission and neural circuitry,
Describe the symptoms and prevalence of major depression/eating disorders
1) The symptoms and prevalence of major depression vary greatly.
2) These variations can be attributed to cultural factors, such as those displayed
Discuss the use of eclectic approaches to treatment
1) Eclectic approaches are often taken as treatment for abnormal behaviors.
2) Eclectic approaches combine two or more therapies to maximize progress.
3) For instance, by supplementing a
Discuss cultural and ethical considerations in diagnosis
1) There are several cultural and ethical considerations relevant to diagnosis that
2) If culture has a significant influence on diagnosis and these concerns are not
To what extent can findings be generalized from qualitative studies?
1) The degrees to which findings from qualitative studies can be generalized vary
2) Generalizing the results of a study means that the results are relevant outs
Explain the importance of credibility in qualitative research
1) Credibility is a significant component to qualitative research.
2) Qualitative research is a generic term for investigative methodologies described
as naturalistic, field, or
Explain the effect of triangulation on the credibility/trustworthiness of qualitative research
1) Triangulation has an important effect on the credibility and trustworthiness of
2) Triangulation is a crosschecking of
Explain reflexivity in qualitative research
1) Reflexivity plays a great role in qualitative research.
2) Reflexivity requires awareness of the researchers contribution to methodology
and an acknowledgement of potential bias.
Explain effects of participant expectations and researcher bias in qualitative research
1) Participant expectation and researcher bias has a significant effect in qualitative
2) Since the methodology for qualitative research is o
Explain how a case study could be used to investigate a problem in an organization or group
1) Case studies are often used to investigate a problem in an organization or group.
2) Case studies are defined as in-depth investigations of huma
Discuss how researchers analyze data obtained in observational research
1) Researchers analyze data obtained in observational research in many ways.
2) One way to analyze this data is through grounded theory analysis.
3) Researchers using
Explain strengths and limitations of a qualitative approach to research
1) There are many strengths and limitations to a qualitative approach to research.
2) Qualitative researchers are concerned with how individuals make sense of the
Evaluate the use of case studies in research
1) Case studies are often used in research.
2) Case studies are defined as in-depth investigations of human experiences
performed on a certain target group
3) The design of a case study can be s
Evaluate participant, non-participant, naturalistic, overt and covert observations
1) Observations are an important method to gathering data.
2) The aim is to gather first-hand information in a naturally occurring situation.
3) The two bas
Discuss sampling techniques appropriate to qualitative research (for example, purposive
sampling, snowball sampling)
1) There are several sampling techniques related to qualitative research.
2) Qualitative research aims to explore issues,
Discuss considerations involved in setting up and carrying out an observation
1) There are several considerations involved in preparing and executing an
2) It is important to predetermine the different aspects and elements tha
Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative data
1) Qualitative and quantitative data differ on several levels.
2) Qualitative research takes place in the real world and is concerned with how
one gives meaning to their own experiences
Discuss the extent to which findings can be generalized from a single case study
1) Case studies are often used as in-depth investigations of human experience.
2) They can include a single individual, family, social group, event, or organi
Discuss ethical considerations in qualitative research
1) Ethical issues are often considered when conducting qualitative research.
2) Some of these ethical issues include informed consent, and participant protection
from physical or psych
Explain the functions of hormones in human behavior
1) Hormones responsible for functions in body
2) Sex Hormones
3) Estrogen + Testosterone may influence gene transcription
4) Can also contribute to cognitive tasks
5) Males> Females in ma
Discuss how and why particular research methods are used at the BLOA
1) Several research methods are used to study genes, the brain, and behavior
2) Neuroimaging: PET = hard evidence
4) Bidirection: method triangulation (di
Explain 2 studies related to localization of function in the brain
1) Multiple studies have been conducted in order to depict localization of
function in the brain
3) Recent research: Right brain more supportive in language