PSY 240 Week 5 CheckPoint Orientation and Identity

PSY 240 Week 5 CheckPoint Orientation and Identity

PSY 240 Week 5 CheckPoint Orientation and Identity

·         Post a 5- to 7-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation summarizing the different perspectives on sexual orientation and identity.


·         Include detailed speaker’s notes to explain these perspectives.·         Post a 100-to 150-word response to the following: After reading section 10.3, Factors that Determine What, When, and How Much We Eatin the text, does your personal experience support these concepts? Why or why not? Provide examples.

Week 5 DQ 1

You specialize in prenatal care and Mary, one of your patients, just discovered she is pregnant. She’s very curious about how the sex of her baby will be determined. Discuss with Mary the neuroendocrine system’s involvement with sexual development.

After posting your response to discussion question one, review a classmate’s response and play the role of Mary. 



Week 5 DQ 2

Describe how hormones masculinize or feminize sexual development and behavior.

After posting your response to discussion question two, review your classmates’ posts and expand on their descriptions.

•    Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in APA format on the following questions: Describe a situation in which you did not get enough sleep. How did it effect your mood, behavior, and cognitive and motor skills? Does your experience coincide with the effects of sleep deprivation described in the text? What are the effects of long-term sleep reduction? Briefly describe common sleeping disorders and possible drug remedies.Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: Describe the stages of sleep. In which stage do we dream? What are the five common beliefs about dreaming? What are the two common theories about dreams? Which of the two theories do you agree with? Explain.

Review Appendix C, which lists characteristics of the recuperation and circadian theories of sleep.

•    Categorize each characteristic under its appropriate theory—Recuperation or Circadian—by placing an X in the appropriate column and answer the questions posted at the end of Appendix C.