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Monday, November 16, 2015 7:52 AM


What motivates you?  How do you motivate yourself when you are not motivated?  How can others be motivated?

For this blog you have a few options.

1. Describe what motivates you and how you feel when motivated (physical, psychological).

2. Describe how you can or do motivate yourself when you don't want to do something, include how you feel physically and psychologically.

3. Develop a plan to motivate others (use theories/information from chapter 12).

Posted By Tracy Buckley at 7:52 AM
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Monday, November 2, 2015 1:34 PM


Does the media impact how adolescence think of themselves? Does it influence how they act, think, and feel about themselves? Support your beliefs.

Posted By Tracy Buckley at 1:34 PM
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 8:44 AM

Child Development

Should young children be treated as "little adults"?  Based on what you have learned about development, do yo uthink that is reasonable?  Why or why not?

You must respond to another post this time.

Posted By Tracy Buckley at 8:44 AM
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 8:11 AM

Cognitive developement

Think about your favorite games when you were younger.  Describe one game you liked to play and how it helped with your cognitive developement.

Only one post is needed this time you do not have to respond to others unless you want to respond.

Posted By Tracy Buckley at 8:11 AM
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 10:23 AM


The five well-known human senses are vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. The absolute thresholds of each of these senses may vary somewhat from person to person; they also differ dramatically across different species. For instance, humans have better visual acuity than rats, but poorer visual acuity than hawks. And black bears can smell a peanut butter sandwich from 18 miles away, while sharks can sense one drop of blood in a million drops of water.

Assume you have the ability to genetically engineer future generations of humans in such a way that their absolute thresholds are on a par with the best abilities found in nonhumans (eyes of a hawk, sense of smell of a shark, etc.).

What advantages and disadvantages would this present for these “supersense” future humans?

Start your discussion by speculating on how humans evolved their present sensory abilities and then deal with the pros and cons of having “supersenses

Posted By Tracy Buckley at 10:23 AM
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:11 AM

Nature vs. Nurture

Do you think it is important for parents wishing to adopt a child find out about the genetic makeup of the child?  Why or Why not?

Posted By Tracy Buckley at 7:11 AM
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 9:11 AM


What approach to psychology do you most identify/agree with and why?  Why is this approach the best way of explaining human behavior?

Posted By Tracy Buckley at 9:11 AM
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 9:09 AM

Ethics in Research

How could violating the ethical principles of research be harmful to a subject?  Is there ever any acceptable reason to violate the ethical principles of research?

Posted By Tracy Buckley at 9:09 AM
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