All Categories of Degree Level Psychology


Question: Evaluate the following four arguments.

Argument 1.
The average model weighs 23% less than the average woman 1. Maintaining a weight that is 15% below your expected body weight fits the criterion for anorexia 2, so most models, according to medical standards, fit into the category of being anorexic 3.

Argument 2.
Marijuana may lead to amotivational syndrome 1. This is when a person loses concern about future events, lacks ambition, has diminished physical activity, and neglects his or herself 2. People with amotivational syndrome frequently turn to drugs in a search to find some meaning in life, which could explain why marijuana use is common among people with amotivational syndrome 3.

Argument 3.
Schizophrenics all come from families with a history of psychotic disorder 1, and Jones’s family has such a history 2, therefore Jones will exhibit schizophrenia 3.

Argument 4.
It is obvious that lack of exercise has a major role to play in child obesity 1. Scientists blame the television for becoming a substitute for outdoor sports 2, and therefore causing the plague of obesity 3.

Answer: There are several problems with the premises of this argument ( 1 and 2 ) which consequently result in a debatable conclusion....


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1185
  • Date submitted: December 27, 2010
  • Date written: November, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3574

Question: Practical Report: Grounded Theory Approach to Analysing Interview Data on Students’ Beliefs About Alcohol Use

Answer: This study aimed to develop an understanding of students’ views regarding alcohol use and the environment. Past statistics indicate that alcohol use...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Empirical Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 3593
  • Date submitted: December 27, 2010
  • Date written: November, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3570

Question: Practical Report: The Effect of Changing Visual Stimulus Intensity on Reaction Time in Humans

Answer: The effect of changing the intensity of a visual stimulus on reaction time was studied in 173 psychology undergraduates. This topic has...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Empirical Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2773
  • Date submitted: December 27, 2010
  • Date written: March, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3568

Question: Practical Report: The Effect of Positive Reinforcement on Lexical Decision Making

Answer: There are many times throughout our everyday lives when the process of positive reinforcement improves our adaptation to survival and personal wisdom,...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Empirical Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2578
  • Date submitted: December 26, 2010
  • Date written: November, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3564

Question: Does language determine the way we think?

Answer: Many studies have been done to find out the thinking process in infants before they learn language and the research supports the...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Language and Communication
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2192
  • Date submitted: July 30, 2010
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3329

Question: How valid is the argument that the environment is responsible for children’s' early language development?

Answer: Various theoretical explanations have been proposed to explain how children acquire language - how they "achieve the apparently insurmountable task" (.p.165, B3)....


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2251
  • Date submitted: July 30, 2009
  • Date written: June, 2007
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3328

Question: Discuss lexical acquisition in terms of principles and constraints which have been argued to facilitate the acquisition of the lexicon.

Answer: Introduction - Children learn new words at an impressive speed. The rate of acquisition seems to increase exponentially during the first years...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2477
  • Date submitted: July 30, 2010
  • Date written: February, 2007
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3326

Question: Describe how temperament has been defined and studied by developmental psychologists. With reference to relevant research and theory, discuss the relationship between children’s temperament and their early development.

Answer: From the moment infants are born, they differ form one another in the emotional responses they use most often. Some are cheerful...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1600
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3039

Question: Describe the methods scientists have used to investigate how the brain works. Give examples of how studying the brain has helped us understand the relationship between brain activity and behaviour.

Answer: Biological psychology, or biopsychology, is the perspective concerned with the link between behaviour and the body, particularly the brain. Biological psychologists measure...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: The Brain and Behaviour
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1100
  • Date submitted: May 07, 2010
  • Date written: January, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3029

Question: CRITICALLY COMPARE JEAN PIAGET’S GENETIC EPISTEMOLOGY AND LEV VYGOTSKY’S SOCIOCULTURAL THEORY OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT.

Answer: In this essay on cognitive development I will critically compare the theories of Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky, who were both influential...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2577
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3017

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