P2 Describe two studies in psychology. Solomon Asch - Conformity Experiment (1951) Asch wanted to find out if a group of people would conform to the wrong answer following people who had already but there hand up even though the correct answer was very obvious. It was used with a line graph and you had to say which line was the tallest out them all. Asch conducted an experiment to investigate the extent to which social pressure from a majority group could affect a person to conform and follow what they do. Asch used a lab experiment to study conformity; he got 50 males to come and do the experiment and used 7 people who were confederates, the confederates had agreed in advance what their responses would be when shown with the line task.
Diamond and Sigmundson’s completed a study of a little boy named David who was a twin who lost his penis during a circumcision so at the age of 17 months old he was then raised as a girl named Brenda so that he could feel like he fitted in. The results of this study were that he started showing masculine traits and decided he wanted to be changed back in to a boy. This study supports the biological approach towards gender as it shows that Bruce developed masculine traits because of his biological sex (male). However, David could have learnt these masculine traits during his first 17 months of being male as his gender was resigned after a child starts learning and developing. He could have also picked up some of these traits from his twin brother.
The samples were stratified and represented subgroups by gender, age, ethnicity, religious preferences, and educational level (Lin et al., 2004). The participants were randomly assigned either to FT or ADC therapies (Lin et al., 2004). The study initially started with 40 participants and 3 were eliminated due to their pretest scores (Lin et al., 2004). The final sample of the study was small with a completion rate of 35%, which was represented by 7 women and 7 men (Lin et al., 2004). According to Pyrczak (2013), a response rate of less than 50% would make generalizing the results difficult.
First Generation Students On February 2nd, 2009, I attended a seminar given by Stephen Jenkins, PhD, LP about “ Finging Success for First generation Students.” The name is almost self explanatory. First generation students are students whose parents did not attend college, parents who have a high school diploma or less. Although I am not a first generation student, it was really interesting learning all about the pro’s and con’s of being a first generation student. Approximately 30% of students in public 4 year colleges, like SCSU, are first generation students. Seventy five percent of these students are white female.
In the article “No Sympathy” was a quote by Prime Minister David Tusk stated two years before as he replied to a human rights group as said “I do not believe that we can call these individuals -- these creatures -- human beings," he added. "So in this case, we don't need to discuss human rights." At the end of the day the important question to ask is this. Is castration about punishment of offenders or public safety? Dr. Keith Albow gave his analysis on Fox News.com in the article “chemical castration” his article conveniently contains info discussing of a scientific study that found that offenders on Depo-Provera re-offended less than 1 percent in comparison to 68 whom were not taking the drug.
Survey completion rate was 62%. Most parents (90%) believed that male HPV vaccination was generally important. However, only 51% of parents of boys intended to have their own sons vaccinated against HPV. A quantitative, non- random, descriptive, cross-sectional study conducted by the University of Michigan. Level of evidence #6 according to Melnyk and Overhault’s (2011) pyramid .
(Christenson, 1992) The study measured the reactions of 145 middle-school students, ages 11–15. The students were randomly assigned to two groups, one in which the album cover of the music they were asked to judge had a parental advisory label, and a control group in which students heard and judged the same music that did not have the advisory label. The students were then asked to indicate on a five-point scale how much they liked the music and how much they would like to own the recording. The results showed that labeled music was liked less and desired less than unlabeled music. (Christenson, 1992) Public Opinion on Sound Recording Labels A national survey of 800 parents of children ages 2–17, conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, asked whether parents “ever” used the parental advisory system for sound recordings to help guide their families’ choices.
The Racial Disparities With Having Autism Autism is a neurobiological disorder that affects approx-imately 1 child in 150 and occurs equally across demographic groups. While there is a similar rate of occur-rence among African-American children and Caucasian children, there is a disparity in the age of diagnosis between the two groups. African-American children are likely to be diagnosed 1.5 years later than Caucasian children. Because it is critical to the long-term outcomes of children with autism to be diagnosed as early as possible and to participate in interventions, it is imperative that the reasons for this later diagnosis of African-American children be understood and action be taken to eliminate this disparity. This paper will
Department of Education provides fuel for charter school critics and advocates. The report looks at math and reading achievement of fourth graders and differences between charter and traditional public schools in the 2003 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). It was noted that the students at the charter school had lower mathematics and reading achievement scores when compared to student that attended the traditional public schools. The results of this report raised an extremely important question: Do charter schools work? To continue the debate on charter schools, The Charter School Dust-up by Carnoy, Jacobsen, Mishel & Rothstein (2005) found that students that attend charter schools have similar or lower test scores in nearly every category.
One-third of the African American women indicated they would be unable to handle the test emotionally, while only 12% of Caucasian women cited this as an important concern. More African American women were also concerned about the confidentiality of genetic test results, 72%, versus 45% of Caucasian women. African American women, women who were less educated, and women who were younger in age were more likely to have more positive beliefs about the benefits of genetic testing. In the final model, education accounted for 1% of the variance in perceived benefits of testing, age for 6%, and race for 4%. Though small, the variance in perceived benefits accounted for by race indicates that African American and Caucasian women have different notions about what genetic testing may mean for them psychologically and socially.