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DSE212 Exploring Psychology


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

Question: TMA 06 Humans have evolved to be fundamentally distinct from other animals. Critically evaluate this claim drawing on evidence from chapters 2 and 3.

Answer: Evolutionary psychology is inspired by the work of Charles Darwin and applies...


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  • Subject: Exploring Psychology
  • Course: DSE212
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1501
  • Date submitted: September 15, 2015
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6771

Question: TMA 01 Part 1 Choose one 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.

TMA 01 Part 2 Ethics questions
Read this outline of a situation and research study and answer the questions below.

A university ethics committee is asked to consider the following study.
The aim of the study is to research the connection between weight and personal identity. The researchers propose to recruit participants from a weight loss club which meets one evening a week in a school. A researcher will attend one of the meetings and invite members of the club to volunteer for the research. They will receive a £5 voucher for diet food products if they participate. People who express interest in the research will be invited to stay behind after the meeting for a one-to-one interview which will be conducted privately, in a separate room at the school. The interview will be audio recorded. After the interview, each participant will be asked to sign a consent form, agreeing that the interview can be used for the research. The consent form promises confidentiality to each participant.

The ethics committee does not grant approval, for several reasons – one being that in the proposed study the researchers did not properly obtain the informed consent of the participants, as required by the BPS.

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 problem(s) this would address.

Answer: More than one billion people in the world have some form of...


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  • Subject: Exploring Psychology
  • Course: DSE212
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 1437
  • Date submitted: August 30, 2015
  • Date written: March, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6765

Question: TMA 03 An experiment investigating the ‘Stroop effect’ with ‘colour-related’ words.

Answer: Abstract The aim of this experiment was to look at whether ‘automatic...


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  • Subject: Exploring Psychology
  • Course: DSE212
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2053
  • Date submitted: August 30, 2015
  • Date written: May, 2015
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6764

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