PSY 201 Week 1 Assignment Perspectives of Psychology

PSY 201 Week 1 Assignment Perspectives of Psychology

PSY 201 Week 1 Assignment Perspectives of Psychology

Complete the University Material: Perspectives of Psychology worksheet. 

Week 1 DQ 1
Discuss two of the major perspectives that interest you the most and explain why.

Week 1 DQ 2

Describe one ethical issue mentioned in the text. Why is informed consent necessary for ethical research? Describe how psychologists use the scientific method in their research. If you were selected to participate in a study that focuses on the average college student, what would be some variables that might affect the validity of this study?


Complete the University Material: Structure and Functions of the Brain wordsearch.

Week 2 DQ 2

Identify the stages of sleep. What is REM sleep and why does it matter? How many hours of sleep do you get on average each night? Explain how this impacts your performance at work and at school. What could you do to change this? 

Week 2 DQ 1

Describe the different functions of the central core of the brain compared to the cerebral cortex. Why are both important? What is a daily situation in which each would be used?

Week 3 DQ 1

What do you think influences our behavior more: nature, nurture, or a combination of both? How has technology affected the way we nurture our family and friends?  Explain your answer. 

Week 3 DQ 2

Explain the development of social behavior. How does attachment and parental styles influence adult produced behaviors in children? Which would you choose as your parenting style? Why? 

Week 4 DQ 1

 Review the major physical, moral, and cognitive changes that occur in adolescence. Table 12-7 in Ch. 12 of Learn Psychology shows Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development. What stage occurs during adolescence? Provide an example from your childhood where you discovered your own role and personality traits. What peer pressure did you face? How did you respond to it?

Week 4 DQ 2

What are some of the factors that affect social development in adulthood? What is a midlife transition? Do you know anyone who has experienced this? What did they go through?