General Psychology

General Psychology I PSYC 1101

Spring 2015 Wednesday 5:30pm-8:00pm

Williams Hall, Room 202

Please answer the question in 1-1.5 (4-6 pages total) pages for each question using APA format (follow guidelines in syllabus).

Question 1:

Describe the different perspectives from which psychologists examine behavior and mental processes, and explain their complementarity (relationship with one another).

Your answer should include:

· Neuroscience

· Evolutionary

· Behavior Genetics

· Psychodynamic

· Behavioral

· Cognitive

· Social-cultural

Question #2:

The police chief of New City sates publicly that she sees a direct relationship between teenage arrests in New City for violent crimes and the popularity among New City teens of especially violent television shows.

Design a correlational study to research this claimed relationship, being sure to address how each of the following design elements would apply to your study.

· Definition of variables (Independent and dependent variables)

· Selection of participants

· Generalizability

The police chief concludes that watching violent television shows leads to teens’ committing violent crimes in New City. Do you support her conclusion? Explain your response. (maybe state some confounding variables)

Question 3:

Describe, compare and contrast the nervous system, the endocrine system and the limbic system.

Question #4:

Five year-old Jessie went to a fire station with her kindergarten class. When she got home, Jessie, who is in the preoperational stage of cognitive development, eagerly told the story of her adventure to her older brother. Describe how the following factors might have influenced the story she told. Be sure to define and provide an appropriate example of EACH factor.

· Egocentrism

· Observational Learning

· Overgeneralization in language

· Reconstructive memory

· Schema

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