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What is psychology? What are its goals and objectives




1. What is psychology? What are its goals and objectives?;2. What is the scientific method and how does it relate to all processes?;3. How do psychologists conduct experiments and what are the advantages/disadvantages of different research approaches and methods?;4. What are the ethical issues associated with psychological research?;5. What are the pros and cons of each of the seven psychological perspectives covered in this class?;6. What role does genetics have in behavior? What are the key parts of the brain and nervous system and what functions do they perform?;7. What are the major parts of the nervous system and how do they function?;8. What is the difference between the right and left hemispheres of the brain?;9. What is a neurotransmitter? What are the major ones? What do they do?;10. What is stress?;11. What are the sources of stress?;12. How does stress affect us, and what is the relationship of stress to chronic disease?;13. What have health psychologists learned about ways that people can manage and cope with stress?;14. What resources do people have for dealing with stress?;15. How do we see and hear?;16. How do our other senses work?;17. How do people ignore some information and yet perceive others?;18. What is classical conditioning and how can I apply it in everyday life?;19. What is operant conditioning and how can I apply it in everyday life?;20. How and when do we learn, according to the cognitive-social theory?;21. What are the major explanations for how we remember?;22. How do psychologists explain forgetting?;23. What is the levels-of-processing approach and how can it improve our memory?;24. What is the three-stage model of memory?;25. How do psychologists define intelligence?;26. Is there a universally agreed upon definition of intelligence?;27. They can't make people grow up in a laboratory, so how do psychologists study human development?;28. What types of environmental conditions threaten unborn children?;29. How do infants perceive the world?;30. What physical challenges do adolescents really go through?;31. How do we develop cognitively? Socially? Morally?;32. How do culture and gender affect development?;33. What challenges do senior citizens face?;34. What are the major theories of workplace motivation?;35. What are their pros and cons?;36. What is the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation?;37. Where does sexual relations rank as a motivator?;38. How can psychologists claim to describe a person's personality using just five traits?;39. What was Freud's contribution to the understanding of personality?;40. How does a person's locus-of-control factor into personality?;41. What role does a person's genetics play in his or her personality?;42. How is abnormal behavior defined and how is it distinguished from normal behavior?;43. How are clinical symptoms of abnormal behavior categorized and differentiated?;44. What are the major categories of abnormal behavior?;45. How does a person's biological make-up influence mental problems like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder?;46. What are the major personality disorders and how do they differ from one another?;47. What are the major kinds of therapy and what are the features of each of these types?;48. Can therapy cure psychological disorders?;49. How can we define and describe consciousness?;50. What happens to consciousness while we sleep and dream?;51. How can a person sleep better at night?;52. What are sleep disorders?;53. How do psychoactive drugs influence consciousness?;54. Do different drugs influence consciousness differently?;55. How do alternate states of consciousness, like hypnosis and meditation, affect consciousness?;56. What factors affect how we are attracted to others and how we fall in love?;57. Why do some people become overly aggressive and what can be done to help them?;58. Why are our attributions of other people's behavior so important?;59. What can be done about prejudice?;60. How are some people persuaded into doing things or changing attitudes?;61. Why are some people so compliant and obedient?;62. What are attitudes and how do these affect our behavior?;63. What is groupthink and why is it so troublesome?


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