All Categories of Degree Level Psychology


Question: Imagine that you are a behaviour geneticist interested in the heritability of personality attributes. Describe how you would go about studying the genetic basis of personality. What would your basic procedure be? What measurement issues would you face? How much would you draw on psychological theories of personality? Which theories?

Answer: Behavior geneticists assess the question of inheriting personality. Are our genes responsible for our creativity, aggressiveness or confidence? Examining personality traits through...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: The Brain and Behaviour
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1881
  • Date submitted: April 25, 2008
  • Date written: January, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2860

Question: THE HIDDEN PERSONALITY: ACCORDING TO FREUD AND ROGERS.

Answer: Both Sigmund Freud and Carl Rogers believed in the idea of a hidden personality but viewed this concept in very different ways....


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Personality and Intelligence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1501
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2859

Question: Freud’s theory of the unconscious is unfalsifiable. Should we therefore dismiss it as mere pseudo-science?

Answer: Pseudo-science is defined in The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology as “the improper use of scientific method, a fake or false science. Most...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Personality and Intelligence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1717
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2857

Question: Critically consider the role of emotional factors in forgetting.

Answer: Emotion is thought to have two main effects on memory – it either improves it or has a damaging effect on it...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Perception and Cognition
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1954
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2856

Question: Describe and discuss the contribution of two different models of mental health in explaining depression.

Answer: Mental ill health has not always been identified in our society; it is only in the 20th century that illness’ like schizophrenia...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1912
  • Date submitted: March 05, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2852

Question: Discuss the causes of conformity and obedience.

Answer: Conformity is a change in a persons behavior or opinion as a result of real or imagined pressure from a person or...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: The Brain and Behaviour
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1398
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2851

Question: Explain and discuss the effects of cannabis in relation to biochemical, behavioural and psychological factors.

Answer: The aim of this essay is to explain and discuss the drug cannabis and its effects in relation to biochemical, behavioural and...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: The Brain and Behaviour
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2455
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2846

Question: Are everyday causal judgements based on perceptions of empirical regularities or beliefs about causal powers?

Answer: Our everyday judgements of the cause of events or happenings are intrinsically vital to every aspect of the theoretical and practical social...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Perception and Cognition
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2163
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2606

Question: Describe and evaluate two treatments for unipolar depression.

Answer: Depression, often referred to as the ‘common cold of mental illness’, is diagnosed through clinical observations of characteristic symptoms present in the...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1452
  • Date submitted: March 10, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2416

Question: What can visual illusions teach us about the process of visual perception? Explain your answer with detailed explanation of at least three visual illusions.

Answer: In studying cognitive psychology, exploring visual perception is highly beneficial in trying to decipher how humans collect and process information in the...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Perception and Cognition
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1603
  • Date submitted: March 17, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1018

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