Project #90998 - class discussions for A Modern Psychology

 

Instructions to week 2 Discussions

 

There are 3 different class discussions of which all will be posted in one thread. Only one paragraph for each post is fine. Using 12 times roman font, double space and making sure you reference all your material. please make sure that you number the discussion so theres no confusions

 

 

 

Question 2: Women in Psychology

 

 Patricia Kuhl Explore perceptions of women and the roles of women in the early years of psychology. Throughout US history, women as academics and scientists have not been advanced in the field of psychology as readily as men. Does such gender inequality still exist?

 

 

 

Please make two main posts to answer this question.

 

 

 

First Post: Provide your theory as to why gender inequality existed in the past and may still exist today giving examples from the history of psychology using our text book. Name of our textbook is A History of Modern Psychology 10th edition by Duane P. Schultz/ Sydeny Ellen Schultz

 

 

 

Second post: Find out on your own how women are involved in psychology today with some web searching. Compare and contrast the roles of women in psychology then and now. Cite a reference to show where you got your facts. As always, read and respond to the other students’ postings to create stimulating conversations.

 

 

 

 

 

Addendum: Here is an interesting page regarding how the "Female" disorder of Hysteria disappeared in the twentieth century:

 

 

 

http://psychistofwomen.umwblogs.org/early-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-women/the-end-of-hysteria/

 

 

 

 

Question 3: Mental Testing

 

 

 

The Mental Testing Movement began in the early twentieth century. What are the positive and negative aspects of the mental testing movement? Think carefully about your answer, addressing the issues of content validity and correct application of results. For example, the cartoon here shows a testing situation in which the skill being measured may not be a valid measure of anything but tree climbing. It would not be a valid intelligence test. Testing - climb a tree

 

 

 

Have you taken any mental tests? How prevalent are they in modern American society? How is testing becoming a controversial issue in American Education?

 

 

 

There are many different kinds od psychological tests. some are professionally created, and others are silly and amateurish. Do a little research to find a professionally designed mental test you did not know about before and share it with us. Please also cite your source.

 

 

 

 

 

Week 2 Discussion Extra Credit

 

Scientists and therapists practicing today are building the history of psychology every day. Elizabeth Loftus earned her PhD from Stanford in 1970. She has been conducting research on memory ever since then.

 

 See what you can learn about Dr. Loftus and her work with a bit of Internet research. Bring us a unique or interesting  web site link to share. You may include other sources of information as well. References should be given for this new information.

 

 

 

Tell about what Professor Loftus did in her research and writing that has influenced our thinking and current research. Have a conversation with others if you want full credit.

 

 

 

Below, I have attached a recent article for which Elizabeth Loftus was one of the authors. It is very common for many researchers to work together to carry out and report on a research study.

 

 

 

 Recent findings tell more about memory and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in people who were in a critical airplane accident.  Thought you might be interested, so here is the link Air Transit Near-Disaster Aids Understanding of PTSD.

 

 

 

 Quote from the article:

 

 

 

"The big question here is why – when you've got this plane full of people, at least in our sample – half got PTSD and half didn't? "To me, that's the most important finding of the study," he said, noting the findings add to a growing body of evidence suggesting altered memory processing may be a vulnerability factor for PTSD." http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/air-transat-near-disaster-aids-understanding-of-ptsd/article20066798/?cmpid=rss1

 

 

 

The power point on Sleep Deprivation and False Memories that goes with week 2 extra credit. You can use as your reference

 

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