Summarize major perspectives and theories in psychology.

For this Assignment, you will watch all of the videos listed below, and then select one video to identify basic perspectives and theories used in psychology. After reviewing the video, you will complete the template, which will provide you with a connection between the major psychology studies and perspectives.

 

Watch the following:

The Bystander Effect

The Milgram Experiment

Learned Helplessness

The Stanford Prison Experiment

 

Then, complete the template in Course Documents answering the following questions:

Identify the study (video) you selected.

The Bystander Effect

The Milgram Experiment

Learned Helplessness

The Stanford Prison Experiment

 

Summarize the results of this study and what implications it has with regards to human behavior and mental processes that you’ve learned about in Units 4-5.

 

Discuss what is meant by the term states of consciousness and apply it to your research study, considering whether it impacted the behavior or mental processes of the subjects involved.

 

Consider whether or not you think this research could explain the development of psychological disorders? Explain your reasoning using reference to the study and the disorder(s).

 

Theories lead to hypotheses, which lead to research. Explain which theory you think may have been the influence for the research study that you chose. (For example: psychodynamic, humanistic, social cognitive, behaviorism, or trait theory) Explain your reasoning using reference to the study and the theory.

 

Writing Requirements and Guidelines

Your Assignment should be 4 pages, not including the Cover and Reference pages.

Your Assignment should include:

Cover page:  Provide your name, title of Assignment, course and unit number, and date

Body: Answer the questions in complete sentences and paragraphs.

Reference Page: Sources in APA format

 

USE ONLY ACADEMIC SOURCES: Use Google Scholar, JSTOR, textbooks, and/or .gov websites to keep the true academic sources in your papers. TURNITIN MUST BE UNDER 20%