All Categories of Degree Level Psychology


Question: Discuss the role of bottom up and top down processes in visual perception.

Answer: Theories of perception tend to explain how the visual system operates in terms of two kinds of processes: bottom up, data driven...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Perception and Cognition
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1973
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2908

Question: Do studies of visual illusion demonstrate the importance of conceptually driven processes?

Answer: In a word, yes. Conceptually driven processing is also referred to as top-down processing. It refers to the dependence on prior knowledge...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Perception and Cognition
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1372
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2907

Question: ‘Trait theory is better at describing than explaining personality.’ Discuss.

Answer: Trait theory describes personality as a hierarchy of distinguishing characteristics (traits) which underpin consistent desires, attitudes and behaviour and, when correlated, form...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Personality and Intelligence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1152
  • Date submitted: February 10, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2905

Question: I am happy therefore I smile, or do I smile therefore I am happy? Evaluate theories of emotion.

Answer: Emotion, as defined by Collins Gem dictionary, refers to an ‘excited state of feeling, such as joy, fear etc’. This essay will...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Perception and Cognition
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1514
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2007
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2904

Question: Is our reaction to stressful events innate or learnt?

Answer: To be blunt the answer is both, but to different degree’s. Everybody has a pre-ordained response to stress on a purely physical...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1550
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2902

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

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