Will all types of dogs owners go through the same amount of stress?

DISCUSSION;; For this discussion, imagine you are one of Wundts subjects who have been trained to use introspection as you are analyzing your experience of eating a Reeses Peanut Butter cup. What would the elements of your experience be? Try to develop the most detailed description of this conscious experience as you can. Remember, Wundt was trying to break down the elements of consciousness into smaller and smaller bits of sensation.Post your response to the appropriate discussion board before the specified lock date.
Discussion 1
For this discussion, imagine you are one of Wundts subjects who have been trained to use introspection as you are analyzing your experience of eating a Reeses Peanut Butter cup. What would the elements of your experience be? Try to develop the most detailed description of this conscious experience as you can. Remember, Wundt was trying to break down the elements of consciousness into smaller and smaller bits of sensation.
Post your response to the appropriate discussion board before the specified lock date.
Discussion 2

For this discussion, name one of your own personal theories (that have been based on your own observations). Formulate a hypothesis that could be used for prediction. Make sure your variables have concrete, measurable operational definitions. Ask yourself, Are my operational definitions too broad? Can I make them more concrete?
Example: Ive observed over the years that people with pets seem nicer, they smile more, theyre in better shape, kids with pets get exposed to difficult concepts like kindness and death. From this set of observations, my theory is that pets are important for a good life. That is a broad theory however, not testable in its current format. I could derive many hypotheses from that theory that I could test. One might be “pet owners are happier than non-pet owners,” another could be “pet owners have lower stress than non-pet owners.” What makes these testable? Good operational definitions. How should you define pet ownership? All pets? (can you test all types of pet owners? Will all types of pet owners have similar stress levels, or will dog owners be different than cat owners, than fish owners, than pet-rock owners?) Get specific. In my hypothesis I choose to assess dog owners. Is this specific enough? Will all types of dogs owners go through the same amount of stress? Will Golden Retriever owners feel the same stress as Jack Russell Terrier owners? Will calmer older dogs provide the same experience as new puppies? Now you should see how important it is concretely define your variables. Now, try the same thing when operationally defining the other variable, stress.
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Discussion 3

You can choose to discuss either Observation A or Observation B. Are the conclusions appropriate?
Observation A: A physiological psychologist studying sensation and perception observes that blue-eyed subjects make more mistakes when interpreting visual stimuli than do brown-eyed subjects.
Observation B: A developmental psychologist notices that male and female children prefer different toys during their preschool years; girls enjoy dolls and boys enjoy action figures.
Discussion 5

A good way to learn the functions of the parts of the brain is to think about how music affects us. Practically every part of the brain is stimulated when we listen and respond to music. Try to come up with as many parts of the brain that may be involved in listening and responding to music as you can. Once you have completed your post, you will be able to view some possible correct answers.
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Discussion 6

Question: If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there, does it make a noise? Discuss this age-old philosophical question. Once you have completed your post, you will be able to view some possible answers.
Now read the definitions of sensation/perception. Do you want to change your opinion?
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Discussion 8

Discuss what you think are the answers to following true/false questions. Once you have completed your post, you will be able to view the correct answers.
1. Teens who fall asleep in class are lazy or have bad habits: True or False?
2. My brain is at rest when Im sleeping: True or False?
3. Snoring is a common problem, but not harmful: True or False?
4. You can ‘make up for lost sleep on the weekends: True or False?
5. Some people just dont dream at all: True or False?
6. It is dangerous to wake a sleep walker: True or False?
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Discussion 9

Pick a dream you had recently (and that youre comfortable sharing with the class!). Try to explain it using the three theories of dream content: Wish fulfillment, problem-resolution and activation-synthesis. Did your dream reflect unfulfilled wishes? Was it about something youre stressing about and would like to resolve? Or could it be explained by the random firing of neurons and your brains attempt to wrap a story around those images?
Discussion 10
When we think of ‘personality, we often think of the common phrase, “Does he/she have a good personality?” What is a ‘good personality? What would each perspective say about what makes a “good personality”?
Discussion 11
Read the scenarios below. What is the abnormality in each case? The word abnormal implies that it is uncommon. But, given the incidence of some disorders like depression, does that mean theyre abnormal? Consider whether your beliefs would have changed after reading the criteria discussed in your text.
• Scenario 1: Janie is a 19 yr old university student. She is independent and determined to live life her own way. She likes to spend her time studying, listening to music, and socializing with friends. She and her friends smoke pot about twice a week. Janie wants everyone to enjoy life as much as she does. She is active in trying to get the marijuana laws changed.
• Scenario 2: Tracy is a 41 year old stay at home mom whose children are grown. Her husband is a businessman who travels a lot, spends a lot of time watching sports with his friends. Tracy has few interests outside the home and spends a lot of time by herself. She would like to spend more time with her husband but he resists. Tracy is lonely. Recently, she has increased her cigarette consumption and drinks three cocktails before dinner and two more before bed.
• Scenario 3: Jamie is a 6 year old boy who has suffered abuse in his home. In school he is aggressive and mean to other kids. Jamies teachers have tried to work with him but his behaviour continues.

Discussion 12

Meet Melinda. This is her story:
“The woman who lives next door is a very nice person and I like her. One day she asked me if I would drive over to a big shopping center that had recently opened about five miles from where we live. I didnt know how to tell her that there isnt a chance in the world that Id go to that shopping centre or any other places outside the neighborhood. She must have seen how upset I got, but I was shaking like a leaf even more inside. I imagined myself in the crowd, getting lost, or passing out. I know I should probably attempt it because the neighbours think Im so odd, but if I do, Im sure theyll laugh at my reaction and everyone will hate me.”
Melindas diagnosis is agoraphobia. After reading about the different forms of therapy, discuss which therapies you think could be helpful, and which may be less helpful and why.