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DSE212 Exploring Psychology


Question: TMA 01 Part 1 Describe the similarities and differences in the way identity is conceptualised by the psychosocial theory of identity and social identity theory.

TMA 01 Part 2
Question 1 The Ethics Committee does not grant ethical approval for the proposal, citing failure to adequately address the issues involved in consent (as required by the British Psychological Society) as a primary reason. Explain why this might have been the case.

Question 2 Explain three of the other ethical problems raised by the proposed study.

Question 3 Suggest how you might improve this study and explain the ethical problem(s) this would address.

Answer: The theory of Identity is a complex and multifaceted subject with many...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: DSE212 Exploring Psychology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1526
  • Date submitted: March 20, 2016
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7218

Question: TMA 04 “Schema theory leaves little in the way of choice or control” (p. 68). Evaluate this claim using evidence from Chapter 7 (Book 1). Mark: 82%

Answer: The theory of schemas is that packaged information is held about certain...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: DSE212 Exploring Psychology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 82%
  • Words: 1472
  • Date submitted: February 09, 2016
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7117

Question: TMA 02 Part one, Option A: Describe why altruism is considered an adaptive behaviour by evolutionary psychologists. Evaluate the evidence used to support this claim. Mark: 92%

Answer: An adaptive behaviour is one which can be found in the majority...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: DSE212 Exploring Psychology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 92%
  • Words: 1010
  • Date submitted: February 09, 2016
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7116

Question: TMA 02 Describe why altruism is considered an adaptive behaviour by evolutionary psychologists. Evaluate the evidence used to support this claim.

Answer: There are many different types and variations of altruistic behaviour that I...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: DSE212 Exploring Psychology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 996
  • Date submitted: February 01, 2016
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7097

Question: TMA 01 Part 1 Describe the different ways in which identity is addressed by social identity theory and social constructionism. (Word count 914)

TMA 01 Part 2
1) Explain the problems with the proposed study concerning informed consent.
2) Explain three of the other ethical problems raised by the proposed study.
3) Suggest a possible improvement to the study and explain the ethical problems this would address.
(Word count 451)

Answer: TMA 01 Part 1 Identity is a complex topic, many psychologists have...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: DSE212 Exploring Psychology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1366
  • Date submitted: February 01, 2016
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7096

Question: TMA 03 An experiment to assess whether the Stroop effect occurs with words that are not colour related.

Answer: Abstract Two process theories suggest that automatic and controlled processes operate simultaneously,...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: DSE212 Exploring Psychology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1891
  • Date submitted: February 01, 2016
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7095

Question: TMA 04 Option A: ‘Schema theory leaves little in the way of choice or control’. Evaluate this claim using evidence from chapter 7 (book 1).

Answer: Developing on from the idea of perception comes the concept of social...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: DSE212 Exploring Psychology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1390
  • Date submitted: November 30, 2015
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6925

Question: Drawing on at least two chapters of Book 2, Challenging psychological issues evaluate the claim that human distinctiveness is the result of biology.

Answer: It is without question that humans are a distinctive species. In response...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: DSE212 Exploring Psychology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1369
  • Date submitted: November 30, 2015
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6924

Question: TMA 01 Part 1 Choose 1 theory of identity from chapter 1 of Mapping Psychology (book 1) and write an essay describing how it contributes to understanding the identities of people with physical disabilities. [word count 1038]

PART 2
1. Explain the problems with the proposed study concerning informed consent. [word count 113]
2. Explain three of the other ethical problems raised by the proposed study. [word count 218]
3. Suggest a possible improvement to the study and explain the ethical problem(s) this would address. [word count 98]

Answer: TMA 01 Part 1 - In psychology, the concept of identity is...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: DSE212 Exploring Psychology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1467
  • Date submitted: October 12, 2015
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6828

Question: TMA 03 The Stroop effect: Response time taken to identify colour and not the word

Answer: Abstract The aim of this report is to examine a variation of...


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  • Subject: Exploring Psychology
  • Course: DSE212
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2169
  • Date submitted: September 15, 2015
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6773

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