research designs inpsychology

Mar 2nd, 2015
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Review the major theoretical models introduced this week, including the neuroscience, evolutionary, behavior genetics, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, and social-cultural theoretical models.
Think about the major subfields in psychology and the types of research questions that they typically address. 
Consider the relative strengths and weaknesses of various research designs, including descriptive, correlational, and experimental research designs. 
Select one of the following examples of a specific behavior of interest to a psychologist to use in this assignment:

  • Aggressive behavior in 10-year-olds
  • Overeating by 16-year-olds
  • Drug and alcohol use by 19-year-olds
  • Anxious behavior in 50-year-olds

The assignment (1 – 2 pages):

For the selected behavior, compare and contrast how two of the following theoretical models would explain or account for the specific behavior:

  • Neuroscience
  • Evolutionary
  • Behavior genetics
  • Psychodynamic
  • Behavioral
  • Cognitive
  • Social-cultural

Identify and briefly describe the subfield of psychology from which a researcher with an interest in that specific behavior might come. 
Choose one of these research designs — descriptive, correlational, or experimental— and briefly describe a hypothetical study about the specific behavior that you chose. For example, you might describe how a psychologist would conduct a correlational study to identify behaviors that likely are associated with the specific behavior that you chose. Demonstrate in your example that you understand the basics of the research design, as well as its relative strengths and weaknesses.

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