Discussion-question

Discussion-question

Taking an introductory psychology class helps you to gain insights into several different areas of human behavior and mental processes. In this unit, you are looking at the foundations or the building blocks of psychology. Theories are attempts to explain and predict behaviors or events by using organizing principles and observations. Theories lead to hypotheses which lead to research and observation.

  • Describe a subject that you would like to know more about that is related to psychology. For example, how people can pay attention better, or what could help people make better eating choices.
  • Considering the different research methods described in your text, choose one that you think would be best suited for studying your topic (i.e. naturalistic observation, surveys, correlational studies, experiments, case studies). Explain your reasoning for this choice.
  • Discuss ethical considerations that you would have to keep in mind with your research study. Referencing the APA ethics code in your text, which of the principles mentioned would be important to keep in mind for your study?