Answer ANY TWO of the following questions.
1. The textbook illustrates its discussion of attachment with a description of the Harlows’ research with infant monkeys. It describes monkeys who clung to a cloth surrogate mother instead of a wire surrogate, concluding that the Harlows’ studies confirmed that babies have social as well as physical needs. Is a connection between the monkey research and human attachment clear? Review this short summary(http://psychology.about.com/od/historyofpsychology/p/harlow_love.htm) and offer your own explanation of how the monkey research is relevant to attachment, if at all.
2. How would you expect secure and insecure attachment to differ in their effects on romantic love?
3. Review these three videos ( http://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/multimedia/videos/three_core_concepts/) (each under two minutes) and share your hypothesis as to how attachment or the lack of it can affect adult behavior.
2.This week you have a choice of discussion activities.
Choice 1: Answer both of the following questions.
1. In Chapter 11 we found that it is useful to describe personality in terms of traits. Is it more useful to regard intelligence as a trait (on a continuous scale) or as a type, such as “genius” or “retarded”? Why do you think so?
2. Whether you chose trait or type, does the “average intelligence” of a group of people have meaning in comparing groups? Does it imply a genetic difference?
Choice 2: Answer any three of the nine questions at the end of this task.
For this assignment, you will be taking one of two fairly traditional intelligence tests. These test will be assessing your verbal, mathematical, visual-spatial, and general problem solving abilities.
Before embarking upon this activity, it is extremely important that you keep in mind that no intelligence test is perfect, especially non-clinical tests found on internet web sites. This internet-based test will give you a general indication of your cognitive abilities compared to others who take the test. So even if you score high, you would do best to treat your results lightly. If you were to take a heavily researched clinical intelligence test like the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale or the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, your score might be lower, or possibly higher. And even these extensively researched clinical tests like the WAIS-R and SBIS are not perfect.
Also keep in mind that no two IQ tests are based on the exact same theory and as a result, every single IQ test measures a different cognitive ability than the next. You might do better on one test than another, as one style of test may favor your own particular types of intelligence.
You are required to select and complete at least one of the three following intelligence test options.
Option A: Classical Intelligence Test
Go to the 'Psychology Today' webpage linked below and take the 60 question Classical Intelligence Test. This is a free test and requires no site registration. Before taking the test, carefully read and follow the test instructions. The time limit for this test is 60 minutes. If you take longer than 60 minutes, your score might be inflated, so please mind the noted time limit. After completing question #60, enter your age and gender, select 'don't use my results' then click 'score.'
Option B: IntelligenceTest.com
Go to the website address listed below and take the 30 question test. Carefully read the instructions. It is recommended that you take a moment to look over the 'sample questions' provided. This is a timed test and allows the test taker 15 minutes in which to complete the 30 multiple choice questions. Be aware that after 15 minutes, the test will close and calculate the score whether you are finished with all 30 items or not. Therefore, pace yourself and try not to spend too much time on any one test item. You will be given only a numerical result (like 105 or 96 or 123). Write down your results.
Post your responses to the following questions this weeks conference.
Important: At no point in this write-up are you required to reveal your actual test score. If you wish to do so, you may include your score, but including your scores is not required for successful completion of this lab activity.
- Which of the test options did you take?
- Overall, were you surprised with your results. Explain.
- Describe how you felt while taking the test(s)?
- Which test items did you like the most, or find most interesting? Why?
- Which test items did you like the least, or find annoying or irrelevant? Why?
- Did you see questions that you felt were unfair, culturally biased or had two or more possible answers? Describe the question and your problem with it.
- Do you feel this is a valid test of intelligence? That is, do you think the questions are truly representative of the mental abilities that constitute real intelligence? Explain.
- What is the most important thing you learned from this activity?
- Any other observations on this activity?
This week, we will be covering the brain and the neuron. After reviewing the text and course module material, please complete the following the brain tutorial, go through the following links and post any questions you have in the conference area. In addition, describe one interesting thing that you have learned about the brain as a result of the tutorial and post a response to one of your classmates.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||01/30/2014 12:00 am