All Categories of Degree Level Psychology


Question: Is perception based on unconscious inferences?

Answer: Perception and awareness of our surroundings are things we continually take for granted and without these abilities it would be impossible to...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Perception and Cognition
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 3195
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2960

Question: What are the main issues in the nature/nurture debate and how do these concepts help in our understanding of children?

Answer: What do we mean by the expressions ‘Nature’ and ‘Nurture’? ‘Nature’ is the direct result of biological inheritance, the innate potential of...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Personality and Intelligence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2198
  • Date submitted: January 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2954

Question: How do babies learn to communicate before they can talk?

Answer: On average, children say their first word at around twelve months of age, with a range of eight to eighteen months (Berk,...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Child Development
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2019
  • Date submitted: February 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2925

Question: Study: The Effects Of Attractiveness On Peoples’ Perception Of Intelligence.

Answer: The study was an examination of the effects of physical attractiveness on perceived intelligence. It was hypothesised that the more attractive a...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Empirical Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2442
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2922

Question: The Process of Chemical Dependency - Discuss both the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of addiction, focusing on the main models that seek to explain the process of addiction. Why do some individuals experience severe drug dependency and others do not.

Answer: Peele, Brodsky, and Arnold (1991:133) cited in Dowieko (1993:11) maintain that ‘[addiction] is not an all-or-nothing thing, but a continuum from moderate...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 4219
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2914

Question: An analysis of the film, ‘A Beautiful Mind.’

Answer: A Beautiful Mind takes place over the course of forty seven years in John Nash’s life. It is based on a true...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Health Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2002
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2911

Question: Drawing on empirical and clinical research, evaluate the importance of rehearsal, imagery, formation of associations, and application of meaning in the encoding of new memories.

Answer: The modal model of working memory consists of the central executive and two slave systems, the phonological loop and the visuo-spatial sketchpad....


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Perception and Cognition
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 1820
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2879

Question: What do men like about women and why?

Answer: Evolutionary psychology accounts for one possible explanation of what men look for in women. The theory claims that men are not as...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Developmental and Evolutionary Psy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2877
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2869

Question: 'Memory is not like a tape recording'. Discuss. (12 Marks)

Answer: Memory is an essential feature to humans and all other living organisms. Practically all of our daily activities – talking, understanding, reading,...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Perception and Cognition
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 790
  • Date submitted: April 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2868

Question: Imagine that you have been hired as a consultant for a firm that plans to develop surveys that are presented on the internet. They want to obtain accurate information about people’s beliefs and attitudes from these surveys. Based on psychological research on surveys, what advice would you give to this firm? Support your recommendations with psychological evidence.

Answer: Creating a survey is a much more complicated procedure than many people believe, and there is much to take into account when...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Research Methods
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2448
  • Date submitted: September 05, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2853

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