Project #211389 - Study Guide Assignment

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Due By (Pacific Time) 11/27/2017 11:00 am

In this discussion board, you will select and answer fifteen (15) questions. Your responses should be written in complete sentences.  Check your grammar and punctuation.   

  1. Explain the nature/nurture debate and give current views on this issue.
  2. Distinguish between sensation and perception.
  3. Describe the models of classical and operant conditioning. Given a scenario, be able to label the example as classical or operant conditioning and analyze the components (US, UR, CR, CS, positive or negative reinforcement, punishment, extinction, schedules of reinforcement, discrimination, and generalization).
  4. Describe short term/working memory and long term memory. Explain what is meant by the constructive nature of memory.
  5. Explain what the DSM IV is and how it is used in diagnosing psychopathology.
  6. Identify the major criteria used to determine if behavior is abnormal including cultural relativism.
  7. Identify the characteristics of the following disorders: phobias, PTSD, major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
  8. Describe techniques used in these therapies: psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, group.
  9. Describe Milgram’s studies on obedience and Zimbardo’s Stanford prison study.
  10. Distinguish between prejudice and discrimination.
  11. Explain the types of research studies used in psychology: case study, survey, naturalistic observation, and experiment.
  12. Identify and describe the major components of an experimental design, including independent, dependent variable, control and experimental groups.Operationalize terms and concepts.
  13. Explain the ethical principles of psychological research including: informed consent, confidentiality, and debriefing
  14. Calculate a simple mean, median and mode.
  15. Compare and contrast the differences  between a psychologist and psychiatrist in terms of their education and the work they do.
  16. Select and critique a peer-reviewed (refereed) journal is.
  17. Apply APA style to a peer-reviewed journal article citation.
  18. Identify sections of a journal article.
  19. Explain the role of culture, such as individualistic and collective cultures, in understanding psychological theories and behavior.


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