PSY 102 Full Course Discussions GCU New
PSY 102 Week 1 DQ 1
How might a psychologist study “mate selection” based on each of these four levels of psychological analysis (biological, individual, social, and cultural)?
PSY 102 Week 1 DQ 2
Review the research-related subfields in psychology in chapter one of your textbook. Which subfield is most relevant to your academic interests? Professional interests? Personal interests? Explain why.
PSY 102 Week 2 DQ 1
Select a sleep disorder – insomnia, sleep apnea, sleepwalking narcolepsy. Describe the sleep disorder and possible causes that may lead to the sleep disorder. Considering the possible causes and the information you read about the disorder, what are some possible treatments?
PSY 102 Week 2 DQ 2
Select one drug classification, stimulants, hallucinogens, opiates, or depressants. Describe how drugs in this category affect/alter a person’s conscious state. Provide examples of drugs that fall into the category that you selected.
PSY 102 Week 3 DQ 1
Describe one way in which nature and nurture have BOTH impacted your development in each of the three developmental domains – physical, cognitive, and socioemotional. Provide examples.
PSY 102 Week 3 DQ 2
Distinguish between the terms sex and gender. Why is it significant to understand the difference? Explain how gender identity is formed and influenced by parents, teachers, community/society, and media. Provide examples to illustrate how these influence gender development.
PSY 102 Week 4 DQ 1
Outline the main differences between classical and operant conditioning. Which of these seems to occur more accidentally, and which is more intentional? Please explain your response and provide examples.
PSY 102 Week 4 DQ 2
Which is more important for a parent in directing a child’s behavior: what they say or what they do? Why? Support your positions with the weekly readings or additional research.
PSY 102 Week 5 DQ 1
What is the relationship between motivation and emotion? Provide an example of how emotions can motivate you to act in a certain way. Provide another example that illustrates how achieving something you were motivated to do (or not achieving it) provoked a particular emotion.
PSY 102 Week 5 DQ 2
Consider some examples of personal stressors as well as daily hassles in your life. How do you manage or cope with these stressors? Do you use different coping strategies to address different types of stress such as personal stressors versus daily hassles? Explain.
PSY 102 Week 6 DQ 1
Take the Jung Typology Test using the following website: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp. How can knowing and understanding personality types help you to develop healthy relationships with others?
PSY 102 Week 6 DQ 2
Offer three examples from your own life, when you experienced social facilitation, social loafing, and deindividuation in a group setting.
PSY 102 Week 7 DQ 1
About 20% of children are diagnosed with a psychological disorder. Diagnosis and treatment is important to support good mental health throughout life. Select a childhood disorder. Describe the symptoms of the disorder and treatments used to address the disorder you selected.
PSY 102 Week 7 DQ 2
Anxiety and depression are two of the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders. Describe societal factors that may contribute to symptoms of anxiety and depression. Are there steps that can be taken to help reduce the occurrence of anxiety and depression in society?