How Would You Define Research?

How would you define research? How can research help your organization save money? How do statistics relate to research? At the onset of this class, with only reading the first chapter of the textbook, I would describe research as a systematic approach to the predication of future events in light of reproducible, measurable experimentation. My... Continue Reading →

Biological and Cognitive Psychology Presentation

Slide 1 Notes This presentation is concerned with the development of the cognitive movement within psychology and its apparent precursors and predications. The biological view of psychology is considered only as an obvious, concurrent development within the framework of cognitive psychology. Many of the advances in the understanding of the biological mechanisms of cognition had... Continue Reading →

Thinking in the Absence of Language

Do our thoughts require expression in the form of language? Is it possible to think in the absence of language, and if so, how are our thoughts represented? Thought can operate outside the realm of language. A more important observation though is that language cannot operate outside the realm of thought. So language has no... Continue Reading →

The Evolution of DNA in the Body

What are some of the benefits of squeezing so much data into virtually every cell in the body? Why did we not evolve with one central repository of DNA rather than having it replicated throughout the body? One of the benefits has to be that our genetic information cannot be lost simply by removing one... Continue Reading →

Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism and Mental Retardation

Respond to the following: List the primary features of autism.The primary features of autism are lack of responsiveness, language and communication problems (echolalia, pronominal reversal), limited imaginative play, very repetitive and rigid behavior, preservation of sameness, self-stimulatory behaviors, and self-injurious behavior (Nevid & Rathus, 2005)Which explanation for autism is no longer considered valid and lacks... Continue Reading →

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