7 Approaches Writing Assignment
Directions: You are going to play the role of a psychologist (actually several psychologists). Choose a specific
behavior (can be positive or negative behavior; for example: motivated, lazy, responsible, helpful, a
Which method would you use?
1. Cell phones and brain cancer:
One study of cell phones and the risk of brain cancer looked at a group of 469 people who have brain cancer. The
investigators matched each cancer patient with a person of the same age, sex, and
WHICH METHOD WOULD YOU USE?
1. Determining the favorite food of adolescents
Explanation: this would be the easiest method
Vocab List Ch. 15 (Personality)
make sure that you understand criticisms and advantages of each personality theory!
-the first comprehensive theory of personality, which included ideas about an unconscious region of the mind,
The Lobotomist- Reflection
I learned a lot from the moodle postings and internet research about Walter Freemans
lobotomies, as well as ICT and ECT. I think that the most interesting thing that I learned
is that Freeman lobotomized so many people. Before t
Vocab List: Prologue
In what sciences does psychology have its roots?
-philosophy and biology
-a ancient Greek philosopher-teacher who concluded that the mind is separable from the body and that
knowledge is innate
- Socrates stude
Psychology- the scientific study of behavior and mental processes
-who are we?
-where do thoughts come from?
-where do feelings and actions come from?
-how can we understand those around us?
Article 1: After 7-Year-Old Gabriel Myers Suicide.
7-year-old boy Gabriel Myers
Was on several psychiatric medications including Seroquel to treat bipolarism
Drugs not approved for use by young children but often prescr
Bernheim, D. (1994). A Theory of Conformity. The Journal of Political Economy , 102(5),
This source talks about social interaction, and the effects that socia
Correlational vs Experimental Studies
For each of the following decide whether it is a correlational study or an experiment. If it is a correlational
study decide what type of correlation was observed. If it is an experiment identify the independent varia
Vocab List Ch. 15 (Personality) Ethan Peters
Make sure that you understand criticisms and advantages of each personality theory!
Sigmund Freud Said that most of the mind is unconscious and that controls most of our thoughts and a
Objective 1- Identify the criteria for judging whether behavior is psychologically
For a behavior to be considered a psychological disorder, the behavior must be deviant, distressful, and
Deviant means that it must b
\Chapter 15 Notes
Personality- an individuals characteristic parttern of thinking, feeling, and acting
Two main theories
o Freuds psychoanalytic theory; proposed childhood sexuality and
unconscious motivations influence personality
I. Consciousness and Information Processing
Consciousness; our awareness of ourselves and our environment
o Brings varied information to the surface, allows us to reflect and plan
o Like a spotlight; only on one thing at a time
Unconscious info processi
20. When two or more disorders occur simultaneously, this is called comorbidity. Comorbidity is
two or more coexisting medical conditions or disease processes that are additional to an initial
diagnosis. For example, if someone who had generalized anxiety
Chap. 16 and 17 Take-Home FRQ
Cause of anxiety: problem behaviors
Treatment technique: exposure therapies- the client is exposed to the thing that they fear,
either gradually (systematic desensitization) or all at once (flooding), and aren
7 Approaches Writing Assignment
I have an overwhelming need for organization. I constantly strive to keep my
personal belongings well-organized and in good condition. When a paper is in the
wrong place, wrinkled, or not neat, it stresses me out. I often c