PSY/103

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

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PSY 103 Week 1 Origins of Psychology and Research Methods
Worksheet
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Origins of Psychology and Research
Methods Worksheet.

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Origins of Psychology and Research Methods Worksheet

Part I: Origins of Psycholog
Within psychology, there are several perspectives used to describe, predict, and explain human
behavior. The seven major perspectives in modern psychology are psychoanalytic, behaviorist,
humanist, cognitive, neuroscientific/biopsychological, evolutionary, and sociocultural. Describe
the perspectives, using two to three sentences each. Select one major figure associated with one of
the perspectives and describe his or her work in two to three sentences. Type your response in the
space below.
Part II: Research Methods
Describe research methods used in psychology by completing the following table. Then, select
two of the research methods, and compare and contrast them. Your response must be at least 75
words.
Method Purpose Strengths Weaknesses Example

Case Study

Naturalistic
Observation

Suveys

Longitudinal

Describe one ethical issue related to research. Why is informed consent necessary for ethical
research?

Part III: The Brain
Studying the functions and elements of the brain is essential to understanding human behavior.

1. Why do psychologists study twins? Why do psychologists study children who have been
adopted? What can be learned from these types of studies?

2. What are the functions of neurotransmitters and hormones? How do they influence the brain
and behavior?

PSY 103 Week 2 Learning Experience Paper
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing an informal learning experience you have
had. You may describe, for example, how you became afraid of heights, why a particular
food or smell moves you emotionally, or why you dislike elevators. The experience must
be concrete and can be singular or an experience that occurred over a longer period.

Describe the experience by applying learning theories from this week's readings to the
steps involved. Include the following:
 Identify what you learned from the experience.
 Describe how your learning could have occurred through classical conditioning.
Identify the unconditioned stimulus, the unconditioned response, the conditioned
stimulus, and the conditioned response.
 Explain how your learning could have occurred through operant conditioning.
Describe the behavior, consequence, and reinforcement. Indicate the schedule of
reinforcement, if applicable.
 Address how your learning could have occurred through cognitive-social learning.
 Conclude by comparing classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and
cognitive-social learning.

Include at least two references from the University Library.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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PSY 103 Week 3 Remembering, Feeling, and Thinking Worksheet
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Remembering, Feeling, and Thinking
Worksheet.

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Remembering, Feeling, and Thinking Worksheet

Part I: Motivation, Emotion, and Behavior
Explain the relationships between motivation, emotion, and behavior. How does emotion affect
motivation? Provide an example of a specific behavior, and the motivators and emotions that can
be behind that behavior. Your response must be at least 300 words.

Part II: Theories of Emotion
Summarize the major theories of emotion. Identify which theory you think is the most valid. What
makes this theory more valid to you than the others? Identify which theory of emotion you think is
the least valid. What makes this theory less valid to you than the others? Your response must be at
least 300 words.

Part III: Thinking, Intelligence, and Creativity
Describe thinking, intelligence, and creativity. How are thinking, intelligence, and creativity
related? Does one’s creativity illustrate anything about his or her thinking processes or level of
intelligence? Why or why not? Your response must be at least 300 words.

PSY 103 Week 3 Influences on Behavior and Psychological Disorders
Presentation Outline
Create an outline for the Influences on Behavior and Psychological Disorders
Presentation, due in Week 5.

Include the following:
 Introduction
 All introductory points
 Thesis statement
 Body
 Main topics and subtopics
 Conclusion, including preliminary concluding statements
 Reference list, including four references formatted consistent with APA guidelines
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PSY 103 Week 4 Lifespan Development and Personality Paper
Developmental psychology seeks to address various aspects of human development,
including physical, cognitive, social, moral, and personality development.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper discussing the influences on physical and cognitive
development.

Select one of the stages of development below as the focus of your paper.
 Infancy: from birth to 1 year
 Early childhood: from 1-6 years
 Middle childhood: from 6-12 years
 Adolescence: from 12-18 years
 Early adulthood: from 18-40 years
 Middle adulthood: from 40-60 years
 Late adulthood: from 60+ years

Address the following in relation to the selected stage:
 What factors affect physical development? Consider hereditary and
environmental influences. Provide examples.
 What factors affect cognitive development? Consider hereditary and
environmental influences. Provide examples.
 What factors affect social, moral, and personality development? Describe the
factors by explaining at least two theoretical perspectives associated with social,
moral, and personality development.

Include at least two peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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PSY 103 Week 5 Influences on Behavior and Psychological Disorders
Presentation
Some psychologists specialize in the study and treatment of psychological disorders,
such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, eating disorders, and anxiety disorders. For your
presentation, research and explain various elements that influence physical and mental
health and behavior.

Create a 15- to 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation on one of the following
psychological disorders:
 Depression
 Bipolar disorder
 Anorexia nervosa
 Antisocial personality disorder
 Obsessive-compulsive disorder
 Schizophrenia
 Borderline personality disorder

Include the following:
 Describe the general behaviors associated with the disorder.
 Explain how biological influences play a role.
 Are there biological reasons an individual may exhibit behaviors related to the
disorder? Explain your answer.
 Describe how altered states of consciousness related to sleep, psychoactive
drugs, or meditation and hypnosis affect individuals with the disorder.
 Describe how the disorder could affect memory.
 Provide a brief description of any biological influences on the memory of
individuals with this disorder.
 Are there any memory distortions commonly involved with the disorder?
 Select two personality theories. Compare the theories, describing each theory's
application to the disorder.
 Evaluate the effectiveness of at least two therapies used to treat the disorder.

Include at least four scholarly references.

Include detailed speaker notes on each slide.
 For Local Campus students, these are oral presentations accompanied by
PowerPoint® presentations
 For Online Campus and directed study students, these are
PowerPoint® presentations with speaker notes.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

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