3 Assignments

Assignment #1: Research Proposal

Directions:

1. Think of two variables that you think share a causal relationship (i.e., you think that changes in the first variable will cause changes in the other).  For example, you may think that alcohol consumption (independent variable) causes changes in reaction time (dependent variable).

2. Compose a brief literature review citing at least three related studies.  What have other researchers found regarding your variables of interest?

3. Discuss how you would design an experiment to test the hypothesis that your variables share a causal relationship.  You must include:

  • Selection of participants
  • Assignment of participants to condition (i.e., control and experiment groups)
  • Manipulation of the independent variable
  • Measurement of the dependent variable

4. Make sure your paper follows APA guidelines.

5. Upload your paper in the submission portal in Moodle.


This assignment is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. The content of this page includes:

  • Original content contributed by Greg Mullin of Bunker Hill Community College

Assignment #2: How I Learn

Directions:

1. Reflect on a specific learning experiences that you have had (e.g., learning to ride a bike, learning to avoid hot stoves, learning theories for a psychology exam, etc.)

2. Drawing from your knowledge of the major learning theories (e.g., classical conditioning, operant conditioning, social learning theory, and information-processing theory) discuss how learning specifically took place in this instance.

3. Using what you know from the major learning theories, discuss how this learning experience could have gone better.  Please use the theoretical terms and concepts to drive your discussion of this learning experience!

4. Make sure your paper follows APA guidelines.

5. Upload your paper in the submission portal in Moodle.


This assignment is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. The content of this page includes:

  • Original content contributed by Greg Mullin of Bunker Hill Community College

Assignment #3: Who am I?

Directions:

1. Spend some time reflecting on who you are.  Why do you think you are the way that you are?

2. Using the psychological perspectives of personality (e.g., the biological perspective, the behavioral perspective, the psychodynamic perspective, trait theories, etc.), discuss how we can better understand why you are the way that you are.   How do these theories help us understand the you that you have become?

4. Make sure your paper follows APA guidelines.

5. Upload your paper in the submission portal in Moodle.


This assignment is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. The content of this page includes:

  • Original content contributed by Greg Mullin of Bunker Hill Community College

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