Assignment
Instructions

Week 3 Assignment: Stroop Effect

Visit the following website and follow the directions on screen to
complete the Stroop Effect Exercise Complete the practice exercise once, then
the Stroop effect exercise once Record your times for each Then complete the
practice exercise again, and the Stroop effect exercise again Again, record
your times for each

http://wwwmathuntedu/~tam/SelfTests/StroopEffectshtml

Complete the worksheet in the attached document and submit your
completed worksheet here in the Week 3 Assignment: Stroop Effect area in the
Assignments link in the classroom no later than 11:55 pm EST Sunday Be sure to
make clear connections to at least two terms, concepts, or research findings
from your readings or other scholarly sources to support your responses
Include any references used on a separate reference page at the end of the
worksheet References should be formatted in APA format both in-text and on
your reference page Please visit the APUS Writing Center or the Purdue OWL
website for examples of APA formatted references

PSYC101
Week 5 Assignment Latest 2018 February

Assignment Instructions

Sleep Journal and
Reflection Project

The meaning, origin, and
analysis of dreams have fascinated psychologists since the inception of the
field of psychology Sigmund Freud, often referred to as the father of
psychology, focused a great deal of his theoretical energy on trying to
understand and interpret dreams

Contemporary
psychologists are beginning to recognize the interconnectivity of human
physiology and psychology in a way not previously understood This is in part
because of new interest in holistic health and in part because of brain/body
connections we are now able to see and understand for the first time due to
enhanced technology Yoga, mindfulness, healthy eating, meditation, holistic
health – all of these practices are gaining more traction in mainstream society
and among psychological circles as we recognize how the mind and body work
together In light of this growing area of interest in psychology, for this
assignment you will maintain a sleep/dream journal during weeks 3 and 4, and
complete an analysis and reflection on your experience in a summary reflection
paper in week 5

Specifically, for this
assignment you will:

Keep a sleep/dream journal for
at least 10 days throughout Weeks 3 and 4 In your journal make note of:

any dreams you had

any initial thoughts about the
dream – events of the day that may relate, etc

your general sleep schedule
(if you have a tracker such as fitbit, include data on your sleep
patterns as well – wakefulness, restlessness, times asleep/awake per
night, total sleep, etc)

your general eating habits by
day

your general exercise habits
by day

anything else of note in your
psychological or physical health (stress, excitement, changes, etc)

You may use any format you wish
to record the data (notepad, computer, hardcopy spreadsheet, etc)

Complete a 3-4 page reflection
(not counting title or reference pages) in which you analyze the results
of your sleep/dream journal Consider how your psychological and physical
health interacted What patterns did you see? Discuss the impact that
various factors such as fatigue, diet, stress and exercise had on your
dreams and sleep patterns Explain how this insight may impact your
behaviors in the future to lead to better psychological and physical
health

Utilize at least 2 academic
resources (your course readings can comprise one of the sources) to
support your analysis and discussion

PSYC101
Week 7 Assignment Latest 2018 February

Week 7 Exercise:
Prosocial Behavior

Much of what we tend to
focus on when we study social psychology are topics that often have a negative
connotation such as conformity, prejudice, aggression or obedience A huge
component of the study of social psychology; however, focuses on prosocial
behavior – behaviors that focus on compassion and helping others For this
activity, you will focus on this more uplifting aspect of social psychology
Topics that fall under the area of prosocial behavior include altruism,
helping, bystander intervention, empathy, and compassion, among others

For this exercise, pick
one day and seek to structure your thoughts and behaviors entirely around
helping others With each interaction or action you take, pause to think and
ask yourself “is there a way I might help another here?” Hold a door for someone,
offer your seat, share a smile, give a sincere compliment, show empathy to
another, attempt to be more patient or understanding, etc Your efforts should
be in social settings that involve interactions with others (rather than
something such as donating to a charity for instance) The goal is to be as
thoughtfully prosocial in your interactions throughout the day as possible

At the beginning of the day,
jot down your general mood, feelings, attitude, etc

Then throughout the day,
whenever possible, carry a small notebook with you or make notes in an app
on your phone to jot down meaningful encounters or experiences as you
attempt to engage in prosocial behaviors

At the end of the day, again
reflect and take notes on how you feel, your general mood, feelings and
attitudes, etc

In a 5-7 slide
PowerPoint presentation, not counting title or reference slides:

Summarize your experience
Describe the prosocial behaviors you engaged in, others’ reactions to
these behaviors, and your assessment of any changes in mood, attitude,
good fortune, or anything else of note you experienced

Review what you have learned
about human behavior in social settings this week in your readings and
CogBooks activities Connect what you learned or experienced through your
day of conscious, prosocial behavior with the terms, concepts, and
theories from your research Integrate at least two academic sources (your
assigned readings/resources can comprise one of these sources), citing any
references used in APA format

Describe any new insights you
gained through this experience about your interactions with others on a
daily basis, including any behaviors you wish to change or to continue

Use the features of PowerPoint
to your advantage to communicate your ideas – include pictures, audio
recorded narration, speaker’s notes, video, links, etc as appropriate to
enhance your ideas

Include an APA formatted title
slide and reference slide APA components such as an abstract, headings,
etc are not required since this is a PowerPoint presentatio