PSYC110 Course Discussions Week 1

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PSYC110 Course Discussions Week 1
An ongoing debate continues on the influence of nature and nurture on human…

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PSYC110 Course Discussions Week 1

PSYC110 Course Discussions Week 1

All Students Posts – 114 Pages 

Psychological Research 

The text gives seven major perspectives in modern psychology. These perspectives are based on observations of how people think, feel, and act. Select a perspective that you think best explains human behavior and evaluate it for strengths and weaknesses.

(Given a contemporary research question or issue in the social sciences, such as the question of whether obesity can be linked to mood and anxiety disorders, assess the key theoretical perspectives related to the problem or issue and select the perspectives that best address the problem or issue)

(Given an intellectual, scientific research question that investigates human behavior and mental processes, apply the empirical approach of the social sciences in order to define, analyze, and formulate answers that may support various solutions to the problem).

The cognitive perspective is a modern perspective in psychology that focuses on memory, intelligence, perception, problem solving, and learning. I believe peoples actions can be evaluated by the cognitive perspective.

Strength of the cognitive perspective is that it looks at thought processes which were ignored by other psychologists, especially behaviorists. Processes such as memory, attention and perception have been studied as they have an effect on our behavior.

A weakness of the cognitive perspective is that it is too mechanical; it compares the human to computers in that they have similar processes. This is a weakness as humans are more complex than computers, for example emotions can affect a humans’ output…

Psychological Research – 63 Pages

An ongoing debate continues on the influence of nature and nurture on human behavior. If you had to argue that either genetics (nature) or environment (nurture) has the greater impact on human development, which would you pick and why?

This week we have two graded topic areas. In this second threaded discussion area we will review the Biological Perspective as it relates to Terminal Course Objective 3:

(Given any case involving possible biological causes for someone’s behavior, such as a substance abuse problem, brain injury, or unusual behavior, analyze the biological foundations of behavior and provide physiological explanations for changes in the person’s behavior, emotions, perceptions, and thoughts)

An on-going debate continues on the influence of nature and nurture on human behavior. If you had to argue that either genetics (nature) or environment (nurture) has the greater impact on human development, which would you pick, and why?

I believe both play vital roles in our lives but if I had to choose it would be environmental (nurture). Even though genetics are important part of who we are and where we come from our environment factors involves many dimensions. Environmental factors have different levels of impact on human development as they involve multiple layers of action, ranging from most immediate (families, friends, and neighborhoods) to bigger societal contexts (school systems and local governments) as well as macro factors such as politics on the international level or say global warming. These layers are also impacted by other factors outside them. For example, teenagers are exposed to not just peer pressure from their peers but also to parental ideals, community standards or ethnic views…