Psychology

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mrselcocks
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Psychology
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2010-12-14 18:10:02
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Psychology
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  1. Define culture.
    Shared values, meanings and practices.
  2. What is the name of the branch of psychology that investigates the effects of brain trauma?
    Cognitive Neuropsychology
  3. What is the name of the design of study that uses the same participants at different milestones across their life?
    Longitudinal Study
  4. What is the difference between collectivist and individualistic cultures? Give an example of each.
    Collectivist cultures emphasize mutual dependence and social conformity (Japan). Whereas individualistic cultures value independence (America and the 'West')
  5. What is the difference between monozygotic and dizygotic twins?
    Monozygotic twins are identical so share exactly the same genes, whereas dizygotic are non-identicial and share only 50% of their genes (the same as normal siblings).
  6. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a cross-sectional study as opposed to a longitudinal study?
    • Adv:
    • Cheaper
    • Quicker

    • Disadv:
    • Participants will have individual differences that may affect result

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