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PSY 102 GRAND CANYON ENTIRE COURSE
DQ 1: Define psychology. How did psychology come into existence? From your readings, what are some of the contributions that psychology has produced for humanity?
DQ 2: What is the relationship between the brain and behavior? What are some examples that might illustrate this?
Week 1 Assignment
In chapter 1, your text describes what psychology is. Lecture 1 discusses four goals of psychology.
Write an essay of 350-500 words that addresses the following:
1. Describe how the current perspectives, as discussed in chapter 1 of the text, help accomplish each of the four goals of psychology.
2. What particular issues in psychology, as discussed in chapter 1, are of personal interest to you?
3. How will the study of psychology enhance your life and make you a better person?
4. Provide specific examples to support your position.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
DQ 1: In what ways can distorted perception affect your decisions? Give an example of a specific incident in which distorted perception affected events. How can you prevent distorted perceptions from occurring?
DQ 2: Select a sense organ, and trace a stimulus’s path from outside the body to the brain. What did you learn about the sensory organ you selected that you did not know before?