Myself And Nation Essay

2508 words - 11 pages

myself and iBottom of Form
The Scientific Method
Psychology is, like any science, a branch of knowledge that deals with a body of facts systematically arranged and shows the operation of general laws.
In all sciences, including psychology, a special procedure, the scientific method, must be used to collect data to answer a question or to solve a problem. The scientific method not only answers the question at hand but also is used to construct scientific theories. A theory is systematically organized knowledge applicable in a wide variety of circumstances. (The amount of information available in any science is too vast to be useful unless it is organized through the use of theories.) ...view middle of the document...

Some of the more common applications include: psychometrics, learning theory, perception, human development, abnormal psychology, Personality test, Psychological tests.
2. Methods of Data Gathering in Psychology 1.Experiment The experiment is the most useful of all scientific methods because most of the basic facts in psychology are supplied by the results of experimental studies. This method is generally done in a laboratory setting involving many controlled variables.
Socio-experiment -> mostly used studies related to social Psychology. This is an experiment that is conducted in the natural environment instead of a laboratory
This is the most common method. There are two tools a researcher can use in a survey method – questionnaire and interview.
The questionnaire is best used when study requires many respondents. This saves you more time.
The interview is used when the no. of respondents is just small. Interview is also used when respondents cannot read or write.
3.Case Histories and Clinical Studies
This method is used when an intensive investigation about a certain case is needed. In this method, the researcher has to dig into all sorts of records about the subject including hospital, educational, family background and all other necessary data.
Two kinds of Observation method
+Participant Observation
The researcher has to join the group under study in order to gather deeper and more intensive data.
+Non-Participant Observation / Naturalistic Observation
The researcher is just a plain observer. Oftentimes, the subjects do not know that they are under study.
5. Test Method
This method uses Psychological Test as its instrument.
Examples of Psychological Test are:
- IQ Test
-Problem Checklist
-Aptitude Test
-Free Association Technique -> used to study patients with mental problems.
Ethics- are very important when carrying out any type of psychological research.  Before we can begin any research method it is vital that we stick to an ethical code of practice, as we will be dealing with people.  Ethics refers to the correct rules of conduct necessary when carrying out research.  We have a moral responsibility to protect research participants from harm..

Heredity VS. Environment - Many aspects of human characteristics (such as height and eye color) are largely genetically determined. Psychology researchers, however, tend to be interested in dimensions that are relatively less determined by genetics—traits that subject more to environmental influences, such as how a person feels, acts, and thinks. Given that the degree of genetic determination appears to vary from one dimension to another (e.g., spatial skills versus language acquisition), how can one determine the relative influences of heredity and environment for various human characteristics, and how can one understand the complex relationship between them?
For example, Javier has two biological daughters who share the same biological...

Other Papers Like Myself and Nation

Fast Food Nation Essay

924 words - 4 pages English 106 Baldwin 11/20/08 Fast Food Nation When we say fast food, our imagination brings us bright and colorful images of MacDonald’s restaurant with a smiling doll of Ronald MacDonald sitting on the bench by the entrance. When we drive and see fast food places on our way, we experience a desire to stop and buy that juicy and extremely tasteful burger with golden color French fries we had in a place with the same

American Dream Essay

833 words - 4 pages . Whatever may be his position in the society, he should be proud of himself. He must not lose hope because of the failures he face in his path. Failures strengthen a man and equip him to experience any hurdles in his life. He should be happy that he too could contribute his share in making his nation a better place to live. To conclude with Whitman’s verse, “I celebrate myself, and sing myself.”(Song of Myself 305), a man whether American

Critical Thinker

2552 words - 11 pages Don’t let yourself be fooled, be a Critical Thinker Fallacies are and can be part of an everyday life. Many of us like myself don’t realize the existence or what it means. According to the Web Dictionary, a fallacy is defined as, “ A deceptive, misleading, or a false nation, belief”. (Dictionary). A logical fallacy is a false reason to an argument that is not only wrong, but might sound convincing for people who are or can be fooled by a

Metternich Versus Liberalism

758 words - 4 pages Klemens von Metternich, Austrian foreign minister. (1773-1859) I had a nightmare last night. In it, myself and Csar Alexander I, were confronted by a three-headed monster. I asked this detestable creature what it called itself. It said its name was "Ism." I asked what it wanted and it said: "Simple, I want to be free." "Free from what?" I inquired."I want to be free from you, of course," it said gesturing towards Alexander and myself."Oh I get

Why Applying for Cultural Diversity Tuition Waiver

526 words - 3 pages intensified and I and my family had to abruptly flee Sierra Leone to the neighboring French speaking country of Guinea. Despite the language barrier we had, I managed to filed an asylum request to the United State Government through the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). It was during this time I came across our two foster kids, who had just undergone a horrible ordeal. Saidu had both his parents beaten to death as he too

Importance of Online Study

550 words - 3 pages college education or degree. As said by John. F. Kennedy, “Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest ability, because in each of us is a private hope and dream which fulfilled can be translated into benefits for everyone and greater strengths for our nation. These makes me want to strive for a better life for me and my family and for a brighter tomorrow for all. We have gone without many things we would love and enjoy today

Personal Culture

628 words - 3 pages My Personal Culture Name: Institution: Date: Culture defines the origin of people in terms of location, who they are, and where they are ending. Individuals are unique and interesting in nature because of culture. Culture is learnt (Bonder, 2002, p. 19). Culture bonds individuals to their friends, family, and nation. This paper will discuss my personal culture that has impacted my identity. My culture is free, refreshing, and

Re: Calendar 2012 Hq Scans (8500px X 12200px)

604 words - 3 pages Chilled with Cold,” | | | |“Meditation 8” | | |Feb 29 |Enlightenment and Republicanism |IAS: “The First New Nation” | | |From: Thomas Jefferson: Notes on the State of Virginia

Eth/ Cultural Diversity

551 words - 3 pages . Define emigration and immigration. To emigrate means to leave one country or region to settle in another. Immigrating means to come to a country from which one is not a native and establish permanent residence. Immigrating would be from the view point of the country or nation that you settled in. Emigrating would be from the viewpoint of the country or nation tht you left from. All of our ancestors immigrated from another country to the United


978 words - 4 pages can contribute to making intelligent systems the mundane way of life. Having enjoyed doing complex physics and mathematics right from high school, I succeeded in the engineering entrance examinations and established myself as one amongst the cream of the nation, choosing National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, Orissa as my alma mater. And thus, successes in the Regional Physics Olympiad (RPhO) and the Regional Math Olympiad

Fredrick Douglas

1628 words - 7 pages popular theme would be treason most scandalous and shocking, and would make me a reproach before God and the world. My subject, them, fellow citizens, is American Slavery. I shall see this day and its popular characteristics from the slav;s point of view. Standing there identified with the American bondman, making his wrongs mine. I do not hesitate to declare with all my soul that the character and conduct of this nation never looked blacker to me

Related Essays

College Acceptance Essay

782 words - 4 pages nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.” From Dreams of My Father, ” I FOUND A SOLACE IN NURSING A PERVASIVE SENSE OF GRIEVANCE AND ANIMOSITY AGAINST MY MOTHER’S RACE”. From ‘Dreams of my Father’, “The emotion between the races could never be pure….. the other race would always remain just that: menacing, alien, and apart.” From ‘Dreams of My Father’, “I ceased to advertise my motherâ

Reflection Paper

811 words - 4 pages Indian. He thinks that identity is related to where one is born. Since I am born in Lahore, and in a broader sense in Pakistan, I should consider myself a Pakistani first and foremost. Further, I asked my younger sister that which identity she likes to be called by? She said that she would prefer calling herself a Punjabi speaker. According to her, language is the most important factor in uniting a nation. It was one of the causes of separation of

Kohlberg's Scale Essay

603 words - 3 pages Out of the six stages of Kohlberg’s scale of moral development, I would consider myself to be in stage 4. This stage is Law and Order, or the good citizen. The stage describes the person as being respectful for fixed rules, laws, and authority. This stage is when the person defends social and institutional order for their own personal reasons and is responsible for the welfare of others. Justice refers to criminal justice, where the person

This Essay Is About A Football Player And His Experience Of Chaning From High School To College

747 words - 3 pages model. My grades were very low because I wasnâ ®tfocused or motivated by school. These two years were the hardest outof all my years in high school.My junior and senior year was the best high school years I haveever had. These are the years I had to get myself focused and startlooking toward my future. These two years made me motivated to want to dowell in school because it was going to determine my life. Thecompetition on the football