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Learning Objectives......
Jeremy Jackson
|     May 5, 2014
NW 3431
|     New Westminster
B. F. Skinner: "Education is what is left when all that has been learned is forgotten"

SA Questions For The Course

Quiz 1

1) If you were a guard in the Abu Ghraib prison, would you have tortured prisoners? Discuss.

2) What is the fundamental attribution error? Discuss how you might have made this error in the past in an educational setting.

3) What are the conditions under which you would expect conformity to be highest? Give an example of a case in which you conformed when at least 3 of these conditions influenced your behavior.

4) What does Milgram's experiment show about obedience? Use examples to illustrate your points.

5) What is cognitive dissonance theory? Give an example from your own life in which cognitive dissonance caused you to change your opinion/attitude about something. Illustrate your examples using the diagram given in the online videos.

Quiz 2

6) Use the concept of Risk Homeostasis to explain why the accident loss on German autobahn's in not higher than Canadian highways even though there are no speed limits on most stretches of German autobahn.

7) Are modern Audi's safer than old Plymouth's? Explain.

8) Explain Maslow's hierarchy of needs and use examples from class to illustrate Maslow's theory.

9) Describe and distinguish between the James-Lange, Cannon-Bard and Schacter-Lazarus theories of emotion. Give an example of how each theory would account for an anxiety response to a final exam.

10) What is misattribution of arousal? Give an example of a case in which you may have misattributed your own arousal to the wrong cause.

11) Explain why economic status does not contribute to long-term enduring increases in life satisfaction. What factors contribute most to happiness?

12) Draw graphs to illustrate the difference between a positive, negative, small and large correlation. Also, provide your own example of a case in which a 3rd factor could be responsible for the correlation between two variables.

13) What is intelligence and how is it different from IQ?

14) Are IQ scores unique?

15) Does the fact that African American's score lower on IQ tests than Caucasians show that African Americans are less intelligent than Caucasians?

Quiz 3

16) Describe a case in which you employed defense mechanisms to avoid anxiety about something you did or you felt. Define the mechanism and say clearly how what you did alleviated anxiety.

17) Talk about the possibility that increasing rates of depression are due to changes in locus of control. Describe an experiment you might do to test this possibility.

18) What is the relationship between IQ scores and T-scores. How are they similar? How are they dissimilar?

19) According to a CV theorist, what is depression? What is depression according to an operationist?

20) Draw the medical model of disease/disorder and the draw the model again with depression as an example.

21) Define, describe and distinguish between a cause, symptom and criterion. Give the symptoms of Schizophrenia from an operationist and CV theorist point of view.

22) Describe each of the DSM-IV criteria for schizophrenia and identify them in Gerald (from the video in lecture 9). That is, identify delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, grossly disorganized behavior, flat or inappropriate affect, etc.

23) Select a well-known celebrity that is OCD. Describe the criteria for OCD as given in DSM-IV and show that the celebrity meets these criteria.

24) Imagine a case of marital discord in which the couple is constantly fighting about issues such as who cleans-up more around the house, who works harder, etc. Discuss how a humanistic therapist might approach this problem and how that might be very different from how a behavior therapist might approach the problem.



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