PSY 202 Week 2 DQ 3 Recent

PSY 202 Week 2 DQ 3 Recent

PSY 202 Week 2 DQ 3 Recent

Read the below scenario and answer the following questions.

Maria works full time and has two young children. After careful consideration, she decides to return to school to earn a degree in Early Childhood Education. Though she is enrolled in an online university (which is more convenient than a traditional school setting), she is still overwhelmed because of the new demands on her time. She has been trying to balance staying late at work, taking care of her kids, and working on school assignments. Because she has so much to do, Maria has put off working on her final paper, thinking each night, “I’ll get to it tomorrow.” Finally, she confides in a friend that she is too tired to write the paper and she doesn’t know what to do. Her friend tells her about a company that writes papers for students. Maria goes online to check it out because, at this point, she is willing to do whatever it takes to just get the course over with. She decides to pay to have her paper written just this once so that she can get through this busy and stressful time.


  • How is this student’s behavior academically dishonest?
  • Is it ever acceptable to use someone else’s work as your own?
  • What should this student have done in this situation? 
  • What consequences could she face if it was found that she did this?
  • In what ways might others be negatively impacted by this student’s dishonest behavior (e.g., other students, the instructor, the university, or her children)?


  • 1.         Question :        Who developed a theory of moral reasoning building on Piaget’s model?

     2.        Question :        What is the general term Freud used to describe the process whereby the mind protects itself against distress?         

     3.        Question :        Which element of Freud’s personality theory is guided by the pleasure principle?  

     4.        Question :        The training of animals (like teaching dogs to open doors for the disabled) uses ________________ principles of psychology.

     5.        Question :        If you are asked to list your favorite websites in no particular order, you are relying on     

     6.        Question :        Tiffany feels a sense of fulfillment when she volunteers at the school down the street. She has no specific goals other than to improve her neighborhood school and enrich the lives of the children who attend it. What would Erikson say about Tiffany’s development?

     7.        Question :        After watching golf on TV several times with her father, 7-year-old Michelle learned how to swing a club even before she actually had one in her hands. What kind of learning took place?     

     8.        Question :        Tai decided to join a group protest of his university’s policies because he felt it was the right thing to do, even though his participation might result in being arrested. Tai’s behavior is consistent with Kohlberg’s           

     9.        Question :        Suppose you wanted to do research on how best to gradually change the behavior of a fearful child. Which of the following theorists are you most likely to come across in your research?         

     10.         Question :           Professor Klinger says that all of your ideas come from interaction with the environment rather than anything that you were born with. The professor is advocating a theoretical perspective based on a(n) ______________ view.