All Categories of Degree Level Psychology


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

Question: Is long term memory functionally distinct from short term memory?

Answer: Due to both the ambiguity of the subject and the difficulty of researching it, memory has provided a great deal of controversy...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Perception and Cognition
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1845
  • Date submitted: April 25, 2008
  • Date written: January, 2000
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2950

Question: Measures of job satisfaction are directly linked to theories of attitudes. Discuss this premise.

Answer: Schultz (1978) explains how “in the scientific era when the worker was considered to be just another machine, there was no interest...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1952
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2946

Question: Is There a Psychology of Love?

Answer: Love is something that is a part of almost everyone’s life. Humans seem to function best when their emotional and sexual need...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1637
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2945

Question: Do you consider intelligence to have a stronger genetic or environmental basis?

Answer: Since the term nature-nurture was first initiated by Galton (1883, c.f. Plomin, 1988) the question of whether intelligence has a stronger environmental...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Personality and Intelligence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2901
  • Date submitted: March 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2944

Question: Critically evaluate the concept of implicit memory.

Answer: It has been hypothesised that it is possible for individuals to engage in two forms of memory processing which have been given...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Perception and Cognition
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 935
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2943

Question: THEORIES OF INSTRUCTION: HUMANISTIC PSYCHOLOGY AND INSTRUCTIONAL THEORY

Answer: Humanistic psychology tries to understand the behavior from the point of view of the behavior rather than of the observer. Unlike behaviorist...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Personality and Intelligence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 6778
  • Date submitted: May 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2942

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