Instructor: Dr. Lorenz S. Neuwirth Assignment Due: 3/12/20
Essay # 2 on Chapters 5-9
There are 5 essay questions listed below. You must answer all 5 essays. You must use an APA formatted Title page and use 1-page at minimum to discuss each question fully using appropriate APA citations (you can cite the sources directly from the book chapters). Do not use excessive quotes, copy and pastes, as you must summarize all accounts in your own words. Any failure to follow that Academic Integrity Policy (Please review it as it is posted on blackboard) and is found of Plagiarism will result in 1) failure for the assignment, 2) student to be reported to the Chair of the Psychology Department, and 3) student to be reported to the Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences.
Following the 1-page essay response for the 5 essays, you will have an APA Reference page for any of the information that you cited within each of the essay assignments covering Chapters 1-4. Include at the end of your paper following the reference page the Essay scoring rubric listed on the next page od this assignment.
Essay Assignment Paper Layout:
Title page, E#1 page, E# 2 page, E#3 page, E#4 page, E#5 page, Reference page, Scoring Rubric
(Total number of pages 8 to be submitted as a complete assignment and uploaded on blackboard).
Essay 1) What is the connection between Darwin’s theory of evolution and the development of (a) interest in comparative psychology and (b) functionalism as a school of psychology?
Essay 2) Describe the James-Lange theory of emotion, the arguments used by James to support it, and its fatal flaw.
Essay 3) Because of its connection with evolutionary thought, functionalism leads naturally the study of developmental, abnormal, educational, and comparative psychology. Explain.
Essay 4) Describe how the Binet tradition of mental testing differs from the Galton/Cattell tradition and explain why Binet would have hated the concept of “IQ.”
Essay 5) Describe what Wertheimer meant by the “phi phenomenon” (apparent motion), describe his demonstration of it, and explain its significance for the developing school of Gestalt psychology.
Name: Total Score Out of 100
Late Submission Penalty:
Final Grade for Essay Paper
10 = Strong; 9 = Moderately Strong; 8 = Significantly Above Average; 7 = Somewhat Above Average;
6 = Slightly Above Average; 5 = Average; 4 Slightly Below Average; 3 = Significantly Below Average;
2 = Moderately Weak; 1 = Weak; 0 = Nonexistent.