Discussion Questions

Topics: Reasoning, Logic, Inductive reasoning, Intelligence, Psychology, Abductive reasoning / Pages: 21 (5109 words) / Published: Dec 10th, 2012
Discussion questions two each week: Should be responded to during the week class is in session Starting TUESDAY. (DO NOT wait till Monday the last day of any academic week to answer all the questions) P.S... Read ALL of the posts with IMPORTANT in the subject line first and follow the directions. Please put your name after the DQ in the subject line. When you respond directly to the DQ, 100 word count minimum on ALL posts.

Week 1; DQ1: How does psychology as a scientific discipline differ from the casual observations we make about the world in everyday life? What are the similarities? I never thought about why I react to certain thing that I have observed in my everyday environment, until I started reading this week assignment. While having lunch with a longtime friend today, I notice a person acting strange walking in our direction. Without thinking I started to cross the street. However the friend I was with notice the same person action and chose to do nothing. This week assignment taught me that psychology as a scientific discipline tells you why we do the things we do without even thinking about it first. In my option psychology requires you to think outside the box or require you to think about the little things other has done around you in your pass. Which bring me to it similarities, as a child I can now recall walking with my aunt in the evening from the store and from time to time she would all of a sudden we would cross the street. I have not thought about that until now. I was my aunt that taught me to pay attention to my surrounding. My friend and I grow up in the same environment, yet psychology teaches me that one’s casual observations differs from person to person and also depend how on he or she was raised.

DQ2: What guidelines should be applied to the evaluation of psychological research and practices? What ethical dilemmas might arise in psychological research and how might they be avoided?

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