Author Archives: Philip Palumbo

Final Learning Assessment

Question 1 – In what ways has the material you have learned in this course changed or influenced your understanding and/or expectations about human behavior and cognition? Give examples.   What I liked most about Psychology 100 was the variety of topics covered by the material and the availability of in-class discussion. Although the many […]

Psychological Disorders in Context

After you read each of the following four case studies, discuss and answer the questions below the case regarding the problem(s) that may or may not be present. Feel free to use your textbook or any other notes/resources you may have.  Remember, not every case will necessarily present you with a specific disorder and some […]

DSM Under Scrutiny

It is a very serious issue when a doctor or psychiatrist makes a diagnostic error and it becomes even more serious when the mistake results in such detrimental repercussions for the patient. An article by Paula Caplan describes this sort of situation where a young mother was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Caplan claims that the […]

Individual Learning Assessment

Question 1: In what ways has the material you have learned so far begun to change your understanding and/or expectations of psychology? Before beginning Psychology 100, I had never taken any sort of psychology course before and I honestly had a very limited knowledge of what psychology is and how it is used. Of course, […]

Observable Heuristics

Here is a link to David Ropeik’s article on why people maintain irrational fears. http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2011/02/03/the-perception-gap-an-explanation-for-why-people-maintain-irrational-fears/ In this article, Ropeik uses a term he coined ‘perception gap’ to explain, not just how people maintain irrational fears, but why they do so. My assignment is to point out where explanations for why people maintain irrational fears coincide […]

Classical Conditioning

For each example below, identify the Unconditioned Stimulus (US), Unconditioned Response (UR), Conditioned Stimulus (CS), and Conditioned Response (CR). Example:  At his old run-down apartment, every time someone flushed the toilet while Tom was taking a shower, he immediately jumped out from beneath the water because it would turn the water ice cold. Now that […]

Chapter 3 Concept Map

Here is a link to the concept map made by my group to cover the material on sensory perceptions. http://bubbl.us/view/f9ec9/1db222/10aE6lcLCkp0A/