Project #20811 - Psychology

1. Correlations 

The textbook explains briefly what a correlation is, how surveys contribute to research, and some of the dangers to watch out for.  Would you take a look at the following URLs and offer a critical evaluation of Dr. Hirsch's research on the correlation between ice cream and personality?  Do the websites provide a basis for asserting that your personality determines your ice cream preference? 

http://www.shadowspace.com/psi/icecream.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/articles/personalityandindividuality/flavourandpersonality.shtml 

The articles variously identify Dr. Hirsch as a psychiatrist and a neurologist, not a psychologist.

 

 

2.Choice 1

Your textbook discusses Stanley Milgram's famous social psychology experiment, Obedience to Authority.. 

Here is a video clip that contains some of the original footage of Milgram's experiment.

http://youtu.be/fCVlI-_4GZQ

For this assignment, please answer the following four questions.....

1) What did Milgram find out?

2) What were the ethical implications? 

3) How can Milgram's findings be applied? 

4) Any comments/impressions about this research? 

Choice 2:

How are liking and loving different psychologically? Are they just different points on a continuum of emotion or are they separate social processes? Use the evidence in Chapter 14 to discuss these questions. Where you can, evaluate the quality of the evidence: Is it all correlational or can we identify real causes of liking and loving?

3.Defining Psychological Disorders 

OBJECTIVE:

For this assignment you will have the opportunity to learn more about a psychological disorder that is not covered in this course.  You will pick a disorder from the list given to you and you will conduct research to investigate the following topics:

  • Diagnostic criteria of the disorder
  • Epidemiology
  • Etiology 

Instructions for responses

  1. DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA
  • Please describe the diagnostic criteria utilized to diagnose this disorder.  You can utilize the DSM-IV TR diagnostic criteria or the ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases) diagnostic criteria.  One thing to keep in mind is that when using a Culture Bound Syndrome, finding the diagnostic criteria may be difficult.  Please cite where you found your criteria. 
  1. Epidemiology
  • Please provide epidemiological statistics (prevalence, incidence, lifetime prevalence) for your disorder.  You need to provide a) overall prevalence data, b) gender difference data, and c) data on at least 2 subgroups of your choice (e.g. African-Americans & Asian-Americans, or children & adults).  Please cite your information. 
  1. Etiology
  • Please provide information about the etiological theories of your disorder.  Your answer should include at least 2 different approaches/perspectives about the cause of the disorder you chose.  Please cite your information.

      4. Treatment

  • Choose and describe two potential treatments 

     5.  Reference Page

  • Please include an APA reference page at the end of your assignment. 
  • At least 2 of your references must come from peer reviewed scholarly journals.  Other information can come from other sources EXCEPT Wikipedia.  Refer to Academic Journal list handout for ideas about where to find acceptable articles for this assignment. 

 List of Psychological Disorders 

Amnesia

Asperger’s Disorder

Autism

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

Dementia

Dissociative Amnesia

Dissociative Fugue

Exhibitionism

Factitious Disorder

Fetishism

Frotteurism

Gender Identity Disorder

Hypoactive Sexual Disorder

Hypochondriasis

Kleptomania

Male Erectile Disorder

Narcolepsy

Pathological Gambling

Pyromania

Sexual Disorders

Sleep Disorder

Tourette’s Disorder

Trichotillomania

Voyeurism

Amok

Ataque de Nervios

Boufee Delirante

Dhat

Ghost Sickness

Hwa-Byung

Koro

Latah

Mal de Ojo

Locura

Shenjing Shuairuo

Shenkui

Susto

Taijin Kyofusho

Zar 

 

 

POTENTIAL JOURNALS TO FIND INFORMATION FROM: 

American Journal of Community Psychology

Behavior Research and Therapy

Behavior Therapy

Clinical Psychology Review

Cognitive Therapy and Research

Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology

Developmental Psychopathology

Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Journal of Child Abnormal Psychology

Journal of Community Psychology

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Journal of Counseling Psychology 

You can also do your searches at Psycinfo or other online research databases.

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