|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.
- Explain the nature/nurture debate and give current views on this issue.
- Distinguish between sensation and perception.
- 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).
- Describe short term/working memory and long term memory. Explain what is meant by the constructive nature of memory.
- Explain what the DSM IV is and how it is used in diagnosing psychopathology.
- Identify the major criteria used to determine if behavior is abnormal including cultural relativism.
- Identify the characteristics of the following disorders: phobias, PTSD, major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
- Describe techniques used in these therapies: psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, group.
- Describe Milgram’s studies on obedience and Zimbardo’s Stanford prison study.
- Distinguish between prejudice and discrimination.
- Explain the types of research studies used in psychology: case study, survey, naturalistic observation, and experiment.
- Identify and describe the major components of an experimental design, including independent, dependent variable, control and experimental groups.Operationalize terms and concepts.
- Explain the ethical principles of psychological research including: informed consent, confidentiality, and debriefing
- Calculate a simple mean, median and mode.
- Compare and contrast the differences between a psychologist and psychiatrist in terms of their education and the work they do.
- Select and critique a peer-reviewed (refereed) journal is.
- Apply APA style to a peer-reviewed journal article citation.
- Identify sections of a journal article.
- Explain the role of culture, such as individualistic and collective cultures, in understanding psychological theories and behavior.