All Categories of Degree Level Psychology


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: Research Methods
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 74%
  • Words: 2059
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: September, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 237

Question: Describe two different methods that have been used to study the concept of identity and comment on their limitations.

Answer: In this essay I will describe and explore the limitations of the Semi Structured Interview as used by Marcia (1966, 1980, 1994)...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Research Methods
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 74%
  • Words: 1815
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: January, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 234

Question: Describe and evaluate research that highlights the factors involved in the development of dissociative experiences.

Answer: Dissociation is defined as ‘A structured separation of mental processes (eg thoughts, emotions, conation, memory and identity) that are ordinarily integrated’ (speigel...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 2892
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3040

Question: An investigation into the effect of exercise on clinical depression.

Answer: Problems with depression are by no means limited to those who are clinically diagnosed as being so. Generalised, negative affect is experienced...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 3142
  • Date submitted: January 05, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2930

Question: A quantitative study investigating proposals for a developmental progression in children’s self-concept.

Answer: This study explored proposals (e.g. Harter 1983 in Miell & Ding 2005) that children’s self-concept follows a developmental sequence. A questionnaire (App’...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 4252
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: January, 2007
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 228

Question: ‘Give an account of any two theoretical approaches to identity and explain the ways in which they are different.’

Answer: Henri Tajfel’s Social Identity Theory (S.I.T) arose from a reaction to Erikson’s theory of focussing on the individual. It suggests that when...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Personality and Intelligence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 1199
  • Date submitted: June 15, 2011
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3821

Question: Study: Effect of Winding-up Duration on Jaw Clenching.

Answer: The effect of winding-up task duration on rate of jaw clenching was studied in 186 first year psychology undergraduates. Each participant carried...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Empirical Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 2288
  • Date submitted: December 26, 2010
  • Date written: December, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3563

Question: Using material from your presentation, and appropriate psychology literature, take a contemporary controversy in cognitive research and use that controversy to address the following question: How is our technological society changing our understanding of the mind?

Answer: The aim of this paper is to address the following issues; how valuable is technology in education, and how does its use...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Perception and Cognition
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 3406
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2969

Question: Report Writing Assignment: A Correlation investigation conducted to analyse self ratings and peer ratings on extraversion.

Answer: Abstract - A within subjects correlation study was conducted to test the hypotheses that individuals who know one another either well/very well...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Empirical Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 2104
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2932

Question: ‘Nature-nurture is a false dichotomy.’ Explain this statement using examples from either Book 1 Chapter 4, or Book 1 Chapter 5.

Answer: The question of whether genetics (nature) or environment (nurture) determine human behaviour is at the centre of a debate that dominated psychology...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Personality and Intelligence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 1447
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2877

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