PSY CATCH UP
1.) dentify the differences between case studies, naturalistic and laboratory observations, tests, surveys, correlational studies, and experiments
2.) Distinguish between a theory, a hypothesis, and an operational definition. You must also provide an example for each one.
3.) Compare the three early psychologies of structuralism, functionalism, and psychoanalysis. Your response should identify the major thinkers who promoted each of these schools of thought and an example of an area they would examine
4.) When people think of psychology, they usually think of mental disorders, emotional disorders, abnormal acts, personal problems, and psychotherapy, but it relates to many different areas of life. Define psychology, and describe how it addresses topics from a scientific perspective. Your answer must include two specific examples.
5.) Why do you think politically active citizen groups are generally more ideological—whether conservative or liberal—than is the society as a whole? Are citizens with strong views somehow more attracted to organized political activity than those with more moderate opinions? Explain your answer.
6.) Partisan considerations have increasingly influenced the selection of federal judges. Interest groups on the right and the left have insisted on the appointment of judges who hold compatible views. Presidents and members of Congress have also increasingly sought appointees who will decide issues in ways they prefer. What is your view? Should politics play such a large role in judicial appointments? Or should merit be given greater weight? Does a merit-based system favor ONLY those with money and the connections?