Choose three out of the six
short answer questions. You are to answer in APA format,
minimum of one page response(length) per question, not including title page and
reference page(ref. pg. needs to have textbook listed as a reference, minimum)
Th. May 23 2019
Among American women born before 1900, a mere 3 percent
premarital sex by age 18. In the United States today, almost half of high school
students report having had sexual intercourse. How do these changes in sexual
behavior reflect cultural changes that have fueled a preoccupation with needs for
social relatedness? How effectively have these sexual behavior changes served to
fulfill people’s need to belong?
While hiking in the woods Sonya and Paul encountered a snake on the trail. While
Sonya was extremely frightened of the snake, Paul, realizing
the snake was
harmless, picked up the snake to examine it more closely. Explain how the James
Lange theory and the two
factor theory would explain the emotional reactions of
Sonya and Paul.
David’s history teacher asked him why so many German people compl
Hitler’s orders to systematically slaughter millions of innocent Jews. David
suggested that the atrocities were committed because the Germans had become
unusually cruel, sadistic people with abnormal and twisted personalities. Use your
f Milgram’s research on obedience to highlight the weaknesses of
According to a number of distinguished psychologists, a major purpose of the
defense mechanisms described by Freud is the protection of self
esteem. Give an
example of ho
w repression, reaction formation, projection, rationalization,
displacement, and denial could each be used to protect or even enhance a positive
Jane is wary of those who suffer from psychological disorders because she
believes that they are ag
gressive and violent. She also thinks they are more likely
to commit crimes than those in the general population that do not suffer from a
psychological disorder. What would you say to Jane to convince her that she is
mistaken in her assumptions?
One of yo
ur best friends feels that he fails at everything he does and that his life
isn’t worth living. When you suggest that he talk to a psychotherapist, your friend
responds, “Talking won’t help. The more I talk about myself, the more I think
about my problems.
The more I think about my problems, the more depressed I
get.” Explain why your friend’s comment illustrates his need for cognitive
therapy. What procedures would a cognitive therapist use to help your friend
overcome his negative feelings?
Choose a fourth question to answer and receive extra credit
towards your lowest scoring exam.
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