Describe an example of altruistic behavior, and state how a psychodynamic psychologist might explain the behavior. 5. Compare and contrast biological psychology and cultural psychology. Explain how and why a biological psychologist and a cultural psychologist might investigate the way people learn a particular behavior. Discussion Questions Please post questions and answers on the UNIT ONE discussion boards.
Comparative analysis of basic approaches to understanding human personality. As different sciences differ among themselves, psychology is not the exclusion. Psychologists, the people who study about human’s mental processes and behavior, mostly differ from each other to the meaning of personality or psychology of personality. Knowing the fact that all psychologists have different experience, background, and point of view, there is no a single definition for personality. However, it can be said that personality is a sequence of permanent traits, dispositions, motives, and characteristics within an individual, and these traits shape the person’s behavior.(J.
The research could be both qualitative and quantitative because data is collected and measured by percentages of participants and their behaviors and responses to each different study, but it is mainly a qualitative research, because participants are being studied by their behaviors and passed behaviors and also they are questioned and their responses are counted and studied and compared to others. Most of the studies are experimental, because the discussions and questions are manipulated according to answers of the previous responses. The problem with the experimental studies when working with schizophrenics or other psychotic disorder patients is certain changes can bring out a psychological episode that may be hard or near impossible to control. This would be more of a case study research then anything, because most or all of the study would have to be done individually. It is a very dangerous situation to put the participants in a group environment until you know how they react
Psychology is the scientific observation and analysis of the pattern between, the human mind and its functions to determine behaviour, which helps in gaining empirical evidence that can be useful to everyday life and its individuals (American Psychological Association 2013). However, a question that arises in the following debate is how can psychologists study the mind and mental processes? And how and whether the mind is a separate component from the body? Findings show evidence that the body and mind can work in sync together and have an influence on each other (Descartes, 1961). For instance, when we considered an individual suffering from anxiety; which targets a person psychologically, we can see how this can also can reflect in the physical being, such as losing weight long-term or lack of breath when having an anxiety attack.
Reflection #1 - Assessing my Personal Strengths and Challenges There are several steps to this assignment. Please read the directions carefully before you begin. ✓ Read the checklist below and put a checkmark or an “X” in the box that best describes you. Make sure you have a check mark for each area. ✓ Read the article 7 Habits of Reclaiming Relationships by Erik K. Laursen.
Cognitive Interview Technique Eye-witness accounts are unreliable which has led to attempts by researchers to find methods that improve the reliability of eye-witness accounts. The cognitive Interview technique is a technique used for questioning by police to enhance retrieval of information from the witnesses’ memory. The techniques of the cognitive interview: -The interviewer tries to mentally reinstate the environmental and personal context of the crime for the witness, perhaps by asking them about their general activates and feelings on the day. This could include sights, sounds, feelings and emotional the weather etc. -Witnesses are asked to report the incident from different perspective describing what they think other witness (or even criminals themselves) might have seen.
How do people think about, influence and relate to one another? No two people are exactly alike, everyone has different parents, different experiences and lives, these differences cause people to view the world a little differently to the person next to them and each human being has unique properties which enable them to interact with the people around them and their environment. The topic of personality is very broad and there are many different factors that could be studied in order to establish what is meant by personality, however, there is no single definition of personality and it could be defined as the psychological functioning of the individual person. It encompasses the varied qualities of individuals and the influences on their psychological functioning (Weiten, 2005). Genetic variations, societal influences, cognitive factors, childhood experiences, individual goals and choices, and other aspects of personality have been described by different theorists and researches as components of personality (Cloninger, 1996).
1. Primary data- Conducting interviews of noteworthy personnel and through Observation. 2. Secondary data- will be collected by referring significant reports, publications and other publicly available information. The information collected will be calculated through ratio analysis and percentages.
Personality Paper In this paper, I will reflect how I define personality. Then I will explain some key personality features that defines me. Some key concepts that explain my personality. Explain if my personality features are consistent or do they change according to the situation. Describe a personality test that I have taken and my reaction to the analysis, and finally what I think would make a personality test reliable and valid.