PSY 102 Grand Canyon All Week Discussions

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PSY 102 Grand Canyon All Week Discussions

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PSY 102 Grand Canyon All Week Discussions

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1

Define psychology. How did psychology come into existence? From your readings, what are some of the contributions that psychology has produced for humanity?

 

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 2

What is the relationship between the brain and behavior? What are some examples that might illustrate this?

 

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 1

In what ways can distorted perception affect your decisions? Give an example of a specific incident in which distorted perception affected events. How can you prevent distorted perceptions from occurring?

 

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 2

Select a sense organ, and trace a stimulus’s path from outside the body to the brain. What did you learn about the sensory organ you selected that you did not know before? Additionally, complete the “Try It” activity on page 87 of the text. Were you surprised by the results? Why or why not?

 

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 1

Describe how you have used mnemonics, or how someone you know has used mnemonics, to assist memory in the past. How helpful was it? How might mnemonics be applied in your life in the future to improve your memory? Please provide an example.

 

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 2

Explain the three systems of memory: sensory, short term, and long term. Give examples of each and explain their significance in everyday life.

 

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 1

Is it nature (heredity) or nurture (environment) that determines a person’s character? What factors lead you to believe that? What examples can you cite?

 

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 2

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is broken up into stages, with a natural progression from one stage to another when the previous need is fulfilled. What motivates us to move from one stage to the next?

 

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 1

In your own words, define intelligence. Describe Alfred Binet’s role in intelligence testing. Why was this important? What are the implications to society of intelligence testing?

 

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 2

What is personality and why is it important to study? What type of Personality Traits do you have according to the assessment in the readings this week? Compare Jung’s approach with a theory that is discussed in this week’s reading.

 

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 1

Describe a stressful period in your life. What factors contributed to the stress? Regarding the strategies for managing stress that you have studied in this module, which strategies would be most effective for you?

 

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 2

America is a very violent country, compared to countries like Great Britain and India. How do the theoretical explanations for aggression help explain this? How do the ideas of conformity, compliance, and obedience tie into this discussion?

 

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 1

List three psychological disorders and discuss the primary symptoms and typical signs of trouble associated with each. What are some of the causes of these disorders?

 

PSY 102 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 2

Compare and contrast behavioral therapy with cognitive therapy. Which types of psychological disorders are best treated by each form of therapy?

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