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DSE212 Exploring Psychology


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

Question: TMA 02 Part 1 Outline the evolutionary process of selection and discuss the relationship between adaptation and environment, using examples from Chapter 2 of Mapping Psychology (Book 1).

Answer: Life on earth started approximately 3,300 million years ago and over this...


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  • Subject: Exploring Psychology
  • Course: DSE212
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 78%
  • Words: 994
  • Date submitted: August 30, 2015
  • Date written: April, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6763

Question: Part 1: Option A: What do psychologists mean by ‘theory of mind’?
Discuss the claim that theory of mind is an evolved adaptation.

Answer: Drawing on materials from DSE 212 author; Helen Clegg, this essay will...


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  • Subject: Exploring Psychology
  • Course: DSE212
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 969
  • Date submitted: August 25, 2015
  • Date written: February, 2010
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6759

Question: TMA 05 Qualitative research using the thematic analysis

Answer: Abstract Qualitative interviewing report carried out with Chloe to highlight the effects...


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  • Subject: Exploring Psychology
  • Course: DSE212
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1877
  • Date submitted: August 25, 2015
  • Date written: June, 2010
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6758

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. [1042 words]

TMA 01 Part 2 Ethics questions
1. Explain the problems with the proposed study concerning informed consent. (150 words) [10 marks]
2. Explain three of the other ethical problems raised by the proposed study.
(200 words) [15 marks]
3. Suggest a possible improvement to the study and explain the ethical problem(s) this would address.
(150 words) [8 marks]

Answer: In this essay Social Constructionism Theories will be discussed as a way...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: DSE212
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1542
  • Date submitted: August 09, 2015
  • Date written: February, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6736

Question: TMA 03 - EXPERIMENT
Conduct an experiment based on the materials in Chapter 7 of Exploring Psychological Research Methods. Analyse the data and write a 2000-word report on this experiment.

Answer: Automatic processes can occur without the need of attention. Reading is one...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: DSE212
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2020
  • Date submitted: August 09, 2015
  • Date written: May, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6735

Question: TMA 02 – MAPPING PSYCHOLOGY
Option B - Crick’s view that psychological phenomena are ‘no more than the behaviour of a vast assembly of nerve cells’ (Book 1, p. 230) has been criticised. Explain why, using examples from Chapter 4 of Book 1.

Answer: Psychological phenomena encompass our desires, feelings and emotions as well as our...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: DSE212
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1053
  • Date submitted: August 09, 2015
  • Date written: February, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6734

Question: TMA 01 Part 1 Describe the different ways in which identity is addressed by social identity theory and social construction. (Word count 1019)

TMA01. Part 2. Ethics questions
1. Explain the problem with the proposed study concerning informed consent.
2. Explain three of the other problems raised by the proposed study.
3. Suggest a possible improvements to the study and explain the ethical problem(s) this would address.
(Word count 513)

Answer: Identity is a psychological topic that involves people interacting with one another...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: DSE212
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1532
  • Date submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6599

Question: Discuss the extent to which research on neuropsychological impairments to the memory system helps our understanding of how memory works.

Answer: Memory plays a fundamental role in people’s lives and it is involved...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: DSE212
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1510
  • Date submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6598

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