All Categories of Degree Level Psychology


Question: Discuss the methodological problems and theoretical limitations associated with traditional models of stress. How have critical health psychologists sought to reformulate and research this problem?

Answer: Health psychology is concerned with applying psychological knowledge and techniques to health and illness, it is predominantly concerned with the dualistic relationship...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2176
  • Date submitted: January 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2901

Question: Examine the evidence for a link between stress and ill health.

Answer: This essay is going to examine the evidence for a link between stress and ill health. It will include sections on what...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2325
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2900

Question: ‘What is known of the biological factors that underlie the relationship between psychological stress and disease?’

Answer: It is ambiguous, and a matter open for much debate, as to whether disease is caused by stress or stress is an...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1501
  • Date submitted: March 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2899

Question: Can psychological stress cause physical illness?

Answer: Stress is a fundamental human coping mechanism for dealing with threats and adjusting to new (often sudden) changes in the demands of...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2247
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2898

Question: Discuss top-down and bottom-up processing in relation to social cognitive processes, with reference to empirical studies.

Answer: Social cognition is concerned with the mental representations and processes involved in social judgements and social behaviour. Bottom-up and top-down processing will...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Perception and Cognition
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2994
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2896

Question: Describe how you would develop an attitude measure using either the Thurstone method or the Likert method. Critically discuss the strengths and limitations of this approach to attitude measurement in regards to either foxhunting, animal testing or legalisation of cannabis.

Answer: There is no single, universally accepted definition of attitude. However, several authors seem to agree that attitude may be thought of in...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Research Methods
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2392
  • Date submitted: November 02, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2894

Question: Punishment is when a response is followed by a stimulus that suppresses the frequency of a response in the future and this stimulus is called the punisher. Discuss.

Answer: Bandura and Walters (1959) stated that children who are made to suffer grow up to be adults who make others suffer (as...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: The Brain and Behaviour
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1750
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2893

Question: A critique of the seven intelligences: a personal evaluation.

Answer: “Intelligence” was traditionally defined as “ the global capacity to act purposefully, to think rationally, and to deal effectively with his environment”....


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Personality and Intelligence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1307
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2891

Question: Children are sociable from birth onwards. Give a brief account of the evidence that supports this claim and discuss its possible implications for social development. T

Answer: The experiences of our childhood are seen as a central part of our development. As children, our characters are developed through interaction...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1048
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2889

Question: ‘Life changes, no matter if they are positive or negative, are always a source of stress.’ To what extent have life changes been shown to be a source of stress?

Answer: Stress - an unpleasant state of emotional and physiological arousal that people experience in situations that they perceive as dangerous or threatening...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1688
  • Date submitted: January 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2888

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