All Categories of Degree Level Psychology


Question: Siblings: how do they affect each other’s social and educational understanding and development?

Answer: Approximately 80% of British people have a sibling or siblings, and they always seem to cause each other trouble. Anyone with siblings...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Developmental and Evolutionary Psy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2527
  • Date submitted: January 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2963

Question: Discuss what psychological research tells us about the accuracy of young children’s memory for events they have participated in.

Answer: Research in the area of eyewitness testimony sees memory as a reconstructive process. Loftus (1979) argued that the evidence given by witnesses...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Perception and Cognition
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1318
  • Date submitted: April 25, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2962

Question: Compare and contrast a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic and a cognitive-behavioural approach to the understanding and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Which approach do you prefer and why?

Answer: Obsessive-Compulsive disorder is not yet fully understood, and thus is presently the subject of a number of possible theories regarding its origin...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2128
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2961

Question: The History of Industrial Organizational Psychology.

Answer: Psychology as a profession was not formally established until 1879, and I/O Psychology was not established for several years after that. However,...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Language and Communication
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1460
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2958

Question: In our society, many people regard old age as a period of decline. Sheldon and Kasser (2001) note that some theorists have concluded that the concept of development may even be irrelevant in the context of old age. Do research findings support these pessimistic views of old age?

Answer: Old age is regarded by many as being a period of decline. There is a perception that older people are bound to...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Developmental and Evolutionary Psy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1634
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2957

Question: Compare and contrast different neuronal and neurotransmitter abnormalities on behaviour.

Answer: The brain is an incredible organ. It contains billions of brain cells, or neurons, with multiple connections to one another. Information is...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1524
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2956

Question: In terms of human development, is nurture more significant than nature?

Answer: At the end of the eighteenth century, scholars in mental medicine sparked off a debate on the relative importance of causes of...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Developmental and Evolutionary Psy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2257
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2955

Question: An experiment to measure the effect Baroque
and Renaissance music have on problem solving ability

Answer: Abstract: This study follows the report of the “Mozart effect” by Rauscher Shaw, and Ky (1993, 1995). They indicated that problem solving...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Empirical Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 4024
  • Date submitted: January 20, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2953

Question: ‘When we commit the fundamental attribution error in explaining people’s behaviour we overestimate the power of personality traits and underestimate the power of social influence.’

Discuss this statement with reference to Milgram’s studies on obedience.

Answer: Milgram (1963) demonstrated that the majority of the subjects in his studies on obedience (65 per cent) ‘average, decent American citizens’ (Milgram,...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Empirical Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2328
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2952

Question: Discuss the ways in which the Milgram’s research into obedience upheld and broke the BPS code of conduct and ethical principles. Can deviations be justified in this study?

Answer: In 1963 Stanley Milgram set out to investigate the nature of obedience in order to understand the inhumane acts committed by the...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Empirical Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1831
  • Date submitted: January 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2951

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