Discuss the need for scientific research in the field of psychology. How does psychological research obtain and use empirical evidence?

Answer the following questions in a minimum of 150 words each. Use complete
sentences and correct grammar and spelling. Use APA formatting to cite resources
appropriately.
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1. Select one of the psychological perspectives or subdivisions. Using your own
words, describe it and explain how knowledge of this perspective could be
beneficial to you in your education or workplace. Include concrete examples in
your explanation.
2. In the article “Psychology in Everyday Life: How to Effectively Learn and
Remember” included in your lesson, the author recommends goal setting as a
strategy for success. Discuss your strategy for completing this course.

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1. Discuss the need for scientific research in the field of psychology. How does
psychological research obtain and use empirical evidence?
2. Earlier in this lesson, we read about research suggesting that there is a
correlation between eating cereal and weight. Cereal companies that present
this information in their advertisements could lead someone to believe that
eating more cereal causes healthy weight. Why would they make such a claim
and what arguments could you make to counter this cause-and-effect claim?
3. Select one of the ethics case studies included lesson or in this article and
discuss the ethical violations. Refer to the characteristics of an ethical research
project in your response. Would it be possible to reproduce this study under the
current guidelines for ethical studies? Explain your answer.

The link of that article: http://mentalfloss.com/article/52787/10-famous-psychologicalexperiments-could-never-happen-today

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1. Healthcare professionals often work rotating shifts. In your own words, why is
this problematic? What are the psychological, social, and physiological

challenges related to rotating shifts? Consider sleep deprivation, high levels of
stress, or side effects from medication in your response.
2. Imagine that you have a big midterm exam at the end of the week. In your own
words, describe the three types of memory storage and which study techniques
you would use and why. Explain the connection between the types of memory
and the study techniques you chose.
3. Select one of the drugs discussed in your lesson. In your own words, discuss
the controversial issues related to the drug and why these discussions are
important in the field of psychology. Be sure to support your position.
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1. In your own words, describe ways in which the processes of visual perception
help you to engage in everyday activities, such as driving a car or preparing a meal.
You can select other activities.
2. Select one of the senses to discuss. In your own words, describe what your life
would be like if that particular sense was not available to you. How would you use
other senses to compensate for the loss? Include your thoughts about how culture
affects the way individuals with sensory impairments, such as visual and hearing
impairments, are viewed and treated.
3. In the previous chapter you learned about the inaccuracy of memory. Consider
an event in which you initially thought you were correct about what unfolded,
maybe an accident. Then, think about how your senses and perception might have
played an important role in your account. Review the motorcade incident for a
refresher.

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1.Describe each of the three domains of development (physical, cognitive, and
psychosocial) and provide an example of each.
2.Following theories and discuss why you agree or disagree with this theory. You
can use one of the other theories to support your position.

Psychosocial stages of development (Erikson)

3.Think back on your high school years. Discuss how you have developed since
then; cognitively, physically, and psychosocially.

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1. Identify three personal goals. Now, review Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of
needs. Describe Maslow’s theory, and explain how your goals either align or do
not align with his theory. Provide specific details to demonstrate your
knowledge of Maslow’s theory.
2. Issues related to sexual orientation have been at the forefront of the current
political landscape. What do you think about the legalization of same-sex
marriage? Be sure to use appropriate language and discuss your position
based on what you learned in this lesson.
3. Schools often use concrete rewards to increase adaptive behaviors. How might
this be a disadvantage for students intrinsically motivated to learn? How do
grades on assignments impact your learning?

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1. Compare and contrast situational influences and dispositional influences and
give an example of each. Explain how situational influences and dispositional
influences might explain inappropriate behavior.
2. Name and describe at least three social roles you have adopted for yourself.
Why did you adopt these roles? What are some roles that are expected of you,
but that you try to resist?
3. Consider recent news stories on race and sex. Some people are more willing to
openly display prejudice regarding sexual orientation than prejudice regarding
race and gender, or maybe the other way around; some people are more willing
to openly display prejudice regarding race than prejudice towards sexual
orientation. Speculate why this might be. Use what you learned in this lesson
to support your response.

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