Project #83669 - Origins of Psychology and Research Methods Worksheet

 

 

 

Part I: Origins of Psychology

 

 

 

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

Experimental

 

 

 

 

Descriptive

 

 

 

 

Correlational

 

 

 

 

Biological

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part III: The Brain

 

 

 

Studying the functions and elements of the brain is essential to understanding human behavior. Watch the CyberPsych animation, “The Brain,” to research the brain in more depth. To access the animation, do the following:

 

 

 

1.     Open WileyPlus by clicking on the link on the student website.

 

2.     Select Chapter Two.

 

3.     Click Animation: The Brain.

 

 

 

After watching the animation, use it and your textbook to answer the following questions:

 

 

 

  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?

     

     

  3. What is neuroplasticity?

 

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