PSY1012 All Modules Discussions (November 2019)

PSY 1012 General Psychology

Module 1 Discussion

Research

The scientific method allows us to pose questions, test questions, and analyze results. Ethics is always inclusive of research, as we must protect participants and be aware of appropriate methods for obtaining information.

Through observation and research we begin to understand the world around us. Consider research you have read about or been a part of: Was the scientific method followed? How? What ethical considerations are important to research?

PSY 1012 General Psychology

Module 2 Discussion

Reaction

React to the following statement:

The three learning theories: Classical, Operant and Social Cognitive Theories are only useful to a psychologist doing research.

Explain why you agree or disagree. Make sure to give examples of all three theories to support your answer.

PSY 1012 General Psychology

Module 3 Discussion

Intelligence Testing

Is intelligence testing a useful method of measuring a person’s potential for academic achievement? Should colleges and universities base admissions more on SAT and ACT scores or high school grades and activities? What other ways might colleges and universities predict student success?

PSY 1012 General Psychology

Module 4 Discussion

Motivation

Are anorexia and bulimia caused by our society? What are the motivations or social pressures to be thin? What are the major sources of these pressures? Are there other cultures where this pressure does not exist?

PSY 1012 General Psychology

Module 5 Discussion

Understanding Disorders

As you’ve seen from your reading and research, there are many different causes of disorders. Choose two disorders and discuss their potential root causes. How would you best help and support a friend with these disorders?

PSY 1012 General Psychology

Module 6 Discussion

Personality Formation

Choose two personality theories that best support your perspective on how your personality was formed and discuss with the class.