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Psychology Applied to My Life

PSYC 1A: GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY SUMMER 2016 WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT: Psychology Applied to My Life (due TUESDAY, JULY 26) See ASSIGNMENTS in the last module for submission instructions. Select any FIVE (5) topics from the provided list below (must be from different chapters), which you feel are relevant to your personal life and for each one. Choose specific, not general, concepts that you can adequately discuss in a short paper. 1) define and explain the topic in depth 2) provide and explain specific examples as evidence to support your contention of how the topic applies to your life. List of Acceptable Topics (if you find one relevant to you personally that is not on this list, email me for permission to use it) Chapter 1: study habits Chapter 2: finding and reading journal articles Chapter 3: organization of the nervous system, parts of the brain, genetic transmission Chapter 4: parts of the eye, the world in color and its effect on behavior, perceptual processes, binocular and monocular cues, parts of the ear, taste, smell, touch, door-in-the-face Chapter 5: circadian rhythms, sleep and waking cycle, sleep deprivation, sleep disorders, dreams, hypnosis, meditation, drugs, alcoholism Chapter 6: classical conditioning, operant conditioning, observational learning, punishment, conditioned taste aversions Chapter 7: encoding, storage, retrieval, sensory memory, short-term memory, long-term memory, schemas, forgetting, declarative memory, procedural memory, semantic memory, episodic memory, prospective memory, retrospective memory, improving everyday memory, eyewitness testimony Chapter 9: motivation of hunger and eating, sexual motivation and behavior, achievement motivation, components of emotion, happiness, analyzing arguments Chapter 10: prenatal development, attachment, language development, psychosocial development (personality), cognitive development, moral reasoning, adolescence, search for identity, gender differences Chapter 11: five-factor model, defense mechanisms, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, narcissism, terror management theory, personality assessment, hindsight Chapter 12: stereotypes, attributions and fundamental attribution error, interpersonal attraction, types of love, love as attachment, attitudes, cognitive dissonance, persuasion (elaboration likelihood model), conformity, obedience, bystander effect, social loafing, group polarization, groupthink, prejudice Chapter 13: types of stress, responses to stress, general adaptation syndrome, coping responses, health-impairing behavior, coping and stress management, considerations in making health decisions Chapter 14: abnormal behavior criteria, anxiety disorders (including etiology), dissociative disorders (including etiology), mood disorders (including etiology), schizophrenia (including etiology), autistic disorder, eating disorders (including etiology) Chapter 15: types of treatment, insight therapy, group therapy, behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, biomedical therapy, looking for a therapist This assignment is to be written as an essay and needs to be doublespaced using 12-point font. It should be submitted in either a .doc, .docx or .rtf format. The content must be at least five pages in length (do not count the title or reference pages). Do not plagiarize. Plagiarism is using someone else’s ideas and presenting them as your own. Do not use another student’s work. Information from the text or lecture should be cited. Although you will be using the text and supplemental materials as sources, avoid quoting straight from the textbook or other sources. If you do quote, use quotation marks. Do not use more than two short quotes in the whole paper. That is two per paper–not per topic! As much as possible, rewrite information from the text in your own words. Merely changing a few words or rearranging phrases from the text is inadequate (it is considered plagiarism). I want you to demonstrate that you understand the concepts from the text, not that you can copy information from the text. You must still cite the text or lecture notes or supplemental materials as the source of ideas, even if you paraphrased (i.e., rewrote in your own words and style). If you use information from the text or another source, the sources must be cited in your paper. I want you to use the following format to cite a source. Cite the text or supplemental material by simply typing the author’s name and the page number in parentheses after the information, e.g., (Weiten, p. 126). You then need to include the full title, author, date, title, etc. in your “Reference” or “Works Cited list”. Proofread carefully and use your spell-checker before submitting your document. See the grading rubric below for specifics on how the paper is graded. In case you are fuzzy about how to write papers and/or have poor grammatical skills, I have included some web links to aid you. Please take advantage of them. Writing an Essay “Guides” http://members.tripod.com/~lklivingston/essay/ http://www2.actden.com/Writ_den/tips/essay/index.htm Guide to Grammar and Writing http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ 100 Commonly Misspelled Words http://www.yourdictionary.com/library/misspelled.html How to Use English Punctuation Correctly http://www.wikihow.com/Use-English-Punctuation-Correctly Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/index.html Strunk’s Classic Guide to Style http://www.bartleby.com/141/index.html Grading Rubric: 1.Title Page (2 pts): Name, Title of Essay (do not use assignment in your title—be creative), Name of Course, Semester, Due Date 2. Introduction (5 pts): introduces the reader to the topic of your paper and explains your purpose in writing it—includes a topic sentence. 3. Body of Essay (35 pts): the body of the essay includes the following:  definition and explanation of the topics in depth  explanation of specific examples as evidence to support your contention of how the topic applies to your life Make sure that you define any psychological terms that you use in your paper. You need to give examples from the lecture that illustrate the five concepts you are discussing. 4. Conclusion (5pts): ties the paper together, summarizes the major points of the paper, (does not introduce new material) and restates the thesis and readdresses it in light of the evidence provided. 5.Organization/Structure (3 pts): uses proper paragraphing, including providing a logical flow from paragraph to paragraph, uses citations and references, and correct grammar and spelling. Use your spellchecker! Proof-read and proof-read again!
PSYC 1A: GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY SUMMER 2016 WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT: Psychology Applied to My Life (due TUESDAY, JULY 26) See ASSIGNMENTS in the last module for submission instructions. Select any FIVE (5) topics from the provided list below (must be from different chapters), which you feel are relevant to your personal life and for each one.
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