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PSY 285 Week 1 Assignment: Experimental Research

PSY 285 Week 1 CheckPoint: Causation and Correlation

PSY 285 Week 2 CheckPoint: Locus of Control

PSY 285 Week 3 CheckPoint: Confirmation Bias

PSY 285 Week 3 Assignment: Attitudes and Behaviors

PSY 285 Week 4 CheckPoint: Obedience

PSY 285 Week 5 Assignment: Persuasion, Indoctrination, and Inoculation

PSY 285 Week 5 CheckPoint: Presence of Others

PSY 285 Week 6 CheckPoint: Symptoms and Remedies of Groupthink

PSY 285 Week 7 CheckPoint: Prejudice

PSY 285 Week 7 Assignment: Aggression

PSY 285 Week 8 CheckPoint: Conflict

PSY 285 Capstone CheckPoint

PSY 285 Final Project: Self-Analysis

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PSY 285 Week 1 Assignment: Experimental Research

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Describe one of the following experiments, which study human subjects, in 450 to 750 words:

A pharmaceutical company wants to test a new sleep aid.

An educational company is interested in determining whether their new math curriculum will raise standardized test scores.

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Teachers want to know if using antibacterial gels will prevent them from getting a cold or the flu.

Include a description of each of the elements in the context of the experiment you chose from the above list:

A hypothesis

Randomization

Treatment group

Control group

Measurement — what variable will be examined to determine the success of the experiment?

Identify any ethical considerations that must be addressed

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PSY 285 Week 1 CheckPoint: Causation and Correlation

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View the Causation and Correlation Presentation.

Compare and contrast causation and correlation in a 200- to 300-word post. Explain whether each of the following may be classified as a causation or correlation. Justify your reasoning. Identify any possible lurking variables that may be present.

Wealthy people are thin.

People with long hair do better on audio memory tests.

Ice cream melts when heated.

Students with fewer clothes perform worse on standardized tests.

Money is the root of all evil. In other words, money causes evil

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PSY 285 Week 2 CheckPoint: Locus of Control

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Complete the Locus of Control Assessment located in your course materials.

Write 200 to 300 words applying critical thinking to determine whether an internal or external locus of control is more effective in various life situations. The three major elements to critical thinking are logical inquiry, problem solving, and evaluative decision making. Include the following elements:

Logical inquiry: Find two reliable sources that provide a balanced view of internal versus external locus of control. Reference these sources in your response. Also, complete the Locus of Control Assessment to find out whether you have an internal or external locus of control.

Problem solving: What are positive and negative outcomes of internal and external locus of control? Provide specific examples.

Evaluative decision making: Given the pros and cons of the two types of locus of control, is it better to have an internal or external locus of control? Explain your answer. In what situations do you exhibit the less effective locus of control? How might you change your interpretation of events to the effective locus of control in these situations?

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PSY 285 Week 3 Assignment: Attitudes and Behaviors

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(As a reminder, slides have max 5 bullets, no sentences, graphics fine, title page and reference at the end)

Assume you are a counselor and have just had a break through with one of your clients. It seems your client is just realizing how powerful behaviors and attitudes can be. Your client was caught in a negative cycle of poor behaviors and attitudes. Each poor decision was followed by negative feelings. Each negative feeling was then followed by more negative actions. Without compromising your client’s right to privacy, you are interested in sharing some of the themes you discovered with your colleagues.

Create an 8- to 10-slide PowerPoint® presentation discussing the following:

Explain how behaviors may influence attitudes. Include specific behaviors, such as role-playing, speech, and the foot-in-the-door phenomenon.

Explain how social cognition may both positively and negatively affect one’s attitudes and behaviors.

Incorporate relevant examples.

Include detailed speaker notes.

Include a minimum of two peer-reviewed articles.

Post your presentation as a Microsoft® PowerPoint® attachment.

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PSY 285 Week 3 CheckPoint: Confirmation Bias

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Discuss how confirmation bias can influence perceptions and how some beliefs can actually generate their own confirmation in 200 to 300 words. Provide relevant examples to support your explanation

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PSY 285 Week 4 CheckPoint: Obedience

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Resource: Milgram’s Obedience video

View Milgram’s Obedience video at http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0073531871/student_view0/module14/video.html

Write a 200- to 300-word post that addresses the following:

What was your initial reaction to the study?

How does the presence of the administrator or authority figure affect the obedience?

Provide examples of how authority affects obedience in everyday life.

Why will many people do something against their personal ethics simply because an authority has asked

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PSY 285 Week 5 Assignment: Persuasion, Indoctrination, and Inoculation

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Select one of the following topics:

Voting for your favorite political candidate

Joining a religious group

Refraining from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that persuades your classmates to take action in support of your position.

Create a plan for indoctrination and inoculation. Use logical inquiry and problem solving to arrive at a recommendation. Adhere to the following guidelines:

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Use central arguments and peripheral cues.

Use logic and emotion to support your position.

Explain why you might be a credible source to deliver this message.

Anticipate counterarguments.

Develop a plan of indoctrination for your class.

Develop a plan of inoculation against attacks on your position.

Reference at least two outside sources.

Format your paper according to APA standards

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PSY 285 Week 5 CheckPoint: Presence of Others

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Post a 200- to 300-word response identifying behavior changes that result from the presence of others. Why does the presence of others produce changes in our level of performance or awareness?

Provide personal examples of behavior changes related to the presence of others.

Support your findings with two peer-reviewed sources

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PSY 285 Week 6 CheckPoint: Symptoms and Remedies of Groupthink

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Resource: Appendix B

Read the case study in Appendix B.

Respond to the following in 200 to 300 words:

Identify at least four symptoms of groupthink present in the case study.

What specific actions in the case study exemplify these symptoms?

What steps can the members of the group take to ensure that this situation does not occur in the future?

If Mark and Betty had been determined to have their views acknowledged, how might they have used minority influence to have the rest of the team reconsider their position?

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PSY 285 Week 7 Assignment: Aggression

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Over the past few months, a local school district has seen an increase in violence among the high school students. You have been asked by the high school principal to speak to parents and faculty about aggression.

Create a 10- to 12-slide PowerPoint® presentation illustrating the following: o Theories of aggression

Blood chemistry

Neural influences

Genetics o Psychological influences on aggression

Frustration

Displacement o How is aggression learned? o In what ways does the media influence aggression? o How might aggression be reduced?

Include detailed speaker notes for each slide.

Cite at least four sources. Research the University Library for at least two of your sources.

Post your presentation as a Microsoft® PowerPoint® attachment.

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PSY 285 Week 7 CheckPoint: Prejudice

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Answer the following in 200 to 300 words and provide an example that illustrates your answer for each question.

How does society confirm prejudicial attitudes?

How does one’s social identity contribute to prejudice?

How do emotions encourage prejudicial attitudes?

What cognitive processes influence prejudice?

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PSY 285 Week 8 CheckPoint: Conflict

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Conflict is a natural part of life that everyone experiences on occasion. Understanding and resolving conflict helps you to have lasting and fulfilling relationships in all aspects of your life.

Identify and explain causes of conflict in 200 to 300 words. What methods must be employed for reconciliation

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PSY 285 Week 9 Capstone CheckPoint

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Respond to the following in 200 to 300 words:

What have you learned about yourself during this course? In responding to this question, consider specific concepts covered in the course, such as self-serving bias, persuasion, or group dynamics.

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How might the information in this course help you personally and professionally? Provide specific examples.

Post your response.

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PSY 285 Week 9 Final Project Self-Analysis

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Resources: Appendix A

Create a 1,750- to 2,100-word self-analysis of your attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors in a social context.

Describe in detail the way you think and act with respect to the topics of this course.

Include appropriate examples to illustrate your understanding of the concepts presented in the course.

Address the following in your self-analysis answers:

Self-concept

Define yourself by completing the following sentence: ―I am .‖ Include three of your most defining characteristics and a brief explanation of each.

Are you independent or interdependent? What evidence supports your answer?

What role does self-serving bias play in your self-concept?

Do you have an internal or external locus of control? How does your locus of control contribute to your self-concept?

Attitudes and feelings

How does confirmation bias influence your perception of yourself and the people around you?

What experiences have you had with beliefs generating their own confirmation?

In what ways have your behaviors influenced your attitudes?

Gender roles

The text suggests several ways genetics influence gender identity, such as level of independence, social dominance, aggression, sexuality. How is your gender identity influenced by genetics? In what ways has your gender identity been shaped by the environment in which you were raised? What evidence do you have to support your answers?

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Social influence

To what degree do you feel that you conform? What examples provide evidence of your willingness or unwillingness to conform?

How does authority influence your obedience? Support your answer with relevant examples.

How has the foot-in-the-door technique persuaded you to do something?

How have you persuaded others using the foot-in-the-door technique?

How do you change when in the presence of others? Provide examples to support your answers.

Group dynamics

What experiences have you had with social loafing? Do you foresee similar experiences happening again in the future? Why or why not?

To what degree do you become deindividuated in the presence of others? Use examples to support your answer.

Relationships

What factors cause you to be attracted to someone?

What do you do to help sustain your relationships?

What do you do to resolve conflict? Provide examples to demonstrate your answer.

Post your self-analysis as a Microsoft® Word attachment.



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