All Categories of Degree Level Psychology


Question: What kinds of evidence do researchers draw on when considering the effects of Nature and Nurture on personality?

Answer: Nature and Nurture are two themes that pervade all aspects of psychology. Does Nature shape our psyche through biological (e.g. hereditary) means...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: DSE212
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 77%
  • Words: 1741
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: July, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 236

Question: What kinds of evidence do researchers draw on when considering the effects of Nature and Nurture on personality?

Answer: Nature and Nurture are two themes that pervade all aspects of psychology. Does Nature shape our psyche through biological (e.g. hereditary) means...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Personality and Intelligence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 77%
  • Words: 1741
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: July, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 235

Question: Exploring children’s temperament coherence - A short research plan.

Answer: Hinde & Tobin, 1986 (cited in Bk1 pp187-188) carried out a study into children’s temperament coherence. Their findings did not provide conclusive...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 77%
  • Words: 1430
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: January, 2007
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 224

Question: Why is counterbalancing used in experimental research? What is a cross-sectional research design?

Answer: Cross-sectional research design is where different participant groups are populated by people sharing a personal property thus allowing cross-sectional comparisons to be...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 77%
  • Words: 380
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2007
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 222

Question: What is a research hypothesis?

Answer: A research hypothesis is a prediction of relationships between variables. For example a causal relationship: Participants will recall more item names which...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 77%
  • Words: 234
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2007
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 220

Question: What is informed consent? Give an example of how it might be obtained when working with children.

Answer: Informed consent is the process of making participants aware of the key elements and methods of a research study that they will...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 77%
  • Words: 340
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2007
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 218

Question: What are the assumptions of a Positivist approach to psychological research? (300 words)

Answer: The central assumption of the positivist approach is that there is an objective reality in the world which can be observed, measured...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Research Methods
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 77%
  • Words: 300
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2007
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 216

Question: Evaluate recent challenges to Nativist theories of language development.

Answer: In 1965 linguist Noam Chomsky first set out his nativist views on the processes and mechanisms that facilitated language acquisition and use...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 76%
  • Words: 2304
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 230

Question: How do Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s theories of learning and development compare regarding the influences of social interactions in children’s cognitive development?

Answer: This essay will explore similarities and differences between Piaget's and Vygotsky's respective theories in explanation of childhood cognitive development. Specifically it will...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Develpment
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 75%
  • Words: 2058
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: December, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 214

Question: Investigation of cognitive resources available and any limitations placed upon them, whilst carrying out dual tasks, by similarity of stimuli and/or similarity of response required.

Answer: McLeod (1977, cited by Edgar 2002) conducted a study producing results suggesting that cognitive resources used in information processing may be limited...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: DSE212
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 74%
  • Words: 2059
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: September, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 238

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