psy 100 disscusion

“week 5

Mental Disorders”  Please respond to the following:

Analyze the factors (both genetic and environmental) contributing to the development of a specific mental disorder (of your choice). Discuss steps that could be taken to reduce the incidence of the disorder that you had identified above. Be sure to focus on prevention, not treatment.



Week 6


“Learning”  Please respond to the following:

Think about a behavior that has been learned (e.g., your dog learning to sit, your mouth salivating at the sight of the Domino’s car pulling up in front of your house, etc.). Determine which of the three theories discussed in Chapter 9 would best explain how this behavior was learned. Explain your rationale.





“Memory”  Please respond to the following:

Briefly describe a situation where you or another person remembered an experience or situation differently. Apply what you have learned in Chapter 10 in an analysis of why your memories may have differed. Provide specific examples to support your response.




“Motivation”  Please respond to the following:

Describe an activity you enjoy (and engage in consistently) and discuss your motivation for engaging in that activity by applying the concepts discussed in Chapter 9. Provide specific examples to support your response.





“Group Influence”  Please respond to the following:

Describe a situation in which the actions of a larger group influenced your own actions. Discuss how the actions you took may have been different if you were not in a group situation.





“Stress”  Please respond to the following:

Identify at least one major stressor in your life and discuss its likely impact on your health and steps you could take to mitigate that impact. Provide specific examples to support your response.