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Sunday, August 30

  1. page Using one or more research studies, explain cross-cultural differences in prosocial behaviour. edited Read Robert Levine's article 'The Kindness of Strangers', he discusses helping behaviour around the…
    Read Robert Levine's article 'The Kindness of Strangers', he discusses helping behaviour around the globe http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/issue.aspx?id=852&y=2003&no=3&content=true&page=4&css=print
    Answer the following questions:
    1. What was the aim of Levine et al’s (2001) research?
    2. How many cities was the research conducted in?
    3. Which experimental method was used?
    4. What were the findings of this research?
    5. How does low economic productivity affect helping behaviour?
    6. What is the simpatico hypothesis?
    7. What are the strengths of this research?
    8. What are the limitations of this research?

    Here's Levine et al's original article CROSS-CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN HELPING STRANGERS {Levine et al helping.pdf}
    Here's an article on social motives and their development in cultural context
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    11:39 pm

Wednesday, August 26

  1. page Contrast two theories explaining altruism in humans. edited ... Mimicry This article from the New York Times talks about how sales people use body language m…
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    Mimicry
    This article from the New York Times talks about how sales people use body language mimicry to encourage people to buy their wares. It includes Van Baaren's (2004) study. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/12/health/12mimic.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

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  2. page Localization of function edited ... Have you ever wondered which part of your brain controls your social interactions or which par…
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    Have you ever wondered which part of your brain controls your social interactions or which part of your brain feels fear?
    Follow this link for an interactive diagram outlining the functions of different parts of the brain http://www.newscientist.com/movie/brain-interactive
    http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/learning-strategies/
    http://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/brain/

    Watch this cartoon version of the Phineas Gage story, then download 'Phineas Gage text' and answer the questions. {Phineas Gage text.doc}
    Maguire (2000)
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    5:27 pm

Wednesday, August 19

  1. page Year 13 edited ... In Year 13, all students will study Human Relationships Developmental Psychology Higher L…
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    In Year 13, all students will study
    Human Relationships
    Developmental Psychology
    Higher Level students will also study
    Abnormal Psychology
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  2. page Year 13 edited In Year 13, all students will study Human Relationships Developmental Psychology Higher Leve…

    In Year 13, all students will study
    Human Relationships
    Developmental Psychology
    Higher Level students will also study
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    6:27 pm
  3. page Distinguish between altruism and prosocial behaviour. edited Pro-Social Behaviour Action intended to benefit another. Positive, constructive, helpful behav…

    Pro-Social Behaviour
    Action intended to benefit another.
    Positive, constructive, helpful behaviour. The opposite of anti-social behaviour.
    Behaviours that are carried out with the goal of helping other people.
    Altruistic behaviour
    Action intended solely to benefit another and thus not to gain internal or external reward.
    Unselfish regard for the welfare of others.
    Pro-social acts that a person carries out without considering his or her own interests or safety.

    Here's the presentation we looked at in class {Distinguish between Altruism and Pro-social behaviour.ppt}
    Read this article from The Psychologist magazine {The Psychology of Altruism.pdf}
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    6:25 pm

Tuesday, June 2

  1. page Examine the role of two cultural dimensions on behaviour edited ... Download this sample chapter for background reading (and reference) on Cultural Dimensions {c…
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    Download this sample chapter for background reading (and reference) on Cultural Dimensions {cultural_dimensions-1.pdf}
    Individualism / Collectivism
    How does website design differ across cultures?
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/webs-influence/201307/how-sell-online-individualist-vs-collectivist-cultures

    Read about Geert Hofstede's CULTURAL DIMENSIONS on his website http://www.geert-hofstede.com/
    Power Distance
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    12:30 am

Saturday, May 30

  1. page Examine biological, psychological and social origins of attraction. edited ... Here's a clip showing what participants were asked to do in Wedekind's (1995) dirty t-shirt st…
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    Here's a clip showing what participants were asked to do in Wedekind's (1995) dirty t-shirt study.
    A more detailed document on Wedekind's sweaty t-shirt study {Sweaty t-shirt study.docx}
    http://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/22/science/scent-of-a-man-is-linked-to-a-woman-s-selection.html
    Why is sugar sweet? And why is sexy sexy? Watch this TED talk to find out some evolutionary explanations.
    A sample chapter on Relationship Development {Relationship Development_sample chapter.pdf}
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    3:53 am

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