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Introduction to Psychology

February 20, 2019

Given what you have learned in Chapter 3 about brain development and social development, explain why Gloria’s son is making poor decisions.

What specific strategies can Gloria use to help her son make better decisions?

From what you have learned about human development and self-regulation, why do you think these strategies will be effective?

How does Reggie’s mindset affect the way that he prepares for the compliance test?


Use brain plasticity (neuroplasticity) to explain how Reggie can start to develop a growth mindset. What can Reggie do to actually change his brain so that he can adopt a growth mindset approach?

Suggest at least three study strategies that Reggie can use to study for the compliance test. Based on what you have learned about memory in Chapter 4, explain why these would be effective study techniques.

What are the big five personality traits? When thinking about the big five personality traits, on which ones do Gloria and Lakeisha differ the most?

Give some advice to Gloria. How can she use emotional regulation and cognitive reappraisal to work more effectively with Lakeisha? Give at least two things that Gloria can do and provide a rationale for why these will be effective.


Myers, D. (2017). Psychology (4th ed.). Asheville, NC: Soomo Learning. Available from hMp://

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