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Question 62

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Which research design would you apply to prove that a particular method of teaching yields best results? Describe. (Paper 1)

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Research Designs and Method of Teaching

  • A wide range of research methods are used in psychology.
  • These methods vary by the sources from which information is obtained, how that information is sampled, and the types of instruments that are used in data collection. Methods also vary by whether they collect qualitative data, quantitative data or both. Th

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Question 63

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How is disadvantage related to a social structure of hierarchy and discrimination? What is its relationship with capability deprivation and poverty? (Paper 2 Section B)

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Social Structure of Hierarchy and Discrimination

  • A social hierarchy can be defined as a social construction that influences the intergroup contacts, individual behaviours and the self-constructs of its members (Pepels & Hagendoorn, 2000). Membership of a specific social group is a fundamental aspect of the definition of the self, and can orient peop

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Question 64

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Explain the etiology of manic-depressive disorder. Evaluate the suitability of therapeutic methods for the treatment of manic-depressive disorder. (Paper 2 Section A)

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Etiology of Manic-Depressive Disorder

Definition

  • Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis defined in the DSM-IV-TR.
  • It is a disorder characterized by periods of extreme, often inappropriate, and sometimes-unpredictable mood states. In the past, this disorder was called manic-depression.
  • The term manic-depression was coined to describe the high emoti

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Question 65

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Can we do justice to measuring personality by projective and objective tests? Discuss. (Paper 1)

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Projective Test

  • A projective test is a type of personality test in which you offer responses to ambiguous scenes, words, or images. The goal of such tests is to uncover the hidden conflicts or emotions that you project onto the test with the hope that these issues can then be addressed through psychotherapy or other appropriate treatments. Thematic

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Question 66

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Psychology is the scientific study of behavior. Evaluate. (Paper 1)

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Psychology as the Scientific Study of Behaviour

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  • Psychology is an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behaviour. Psychology also refers to the application of such knowledge to various spheres of human activity, including relating to individuals’ daily

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Question 67

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Explain, using psychological framework, the impact of IT and mass media on the work-life in India. (Paper 2 Section B)

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Impact of IT and Mass Media on the Work-Life in India

  • Everyone have a number of roles to hold throughout life. It has become a great challenge when time demands us by our many roles become conflicting with one another. Work-life balance is termed as the general the idea of managing a job and also spending quality time to family. It is defined as the

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Question 68

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Discuss the efficacy of systematic desensitization in reducing client’s phobic reactions. Illustrate your answer with suitable example. (Paper 2 Section A)

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Systematic Desensitization

  • Systematic desensitization is a behavioural technique commonly used to treat fear, anxiety disorders, and phobias.
  • Using this method, the person is engaged in some type of relaxation exercise and gradually exposed to an anxiety-producing stimulus, like an object or place. It is a type of cognitive behavior therapy developed

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