1.Suppose that a new “miracle pill”
will allow a person to function with only one hour of sleep per night. However,
because a night’s sleep is so short, a person who takes the pill will never
dream again. Knowing what you do about the functions of sleep and dreaming,
what would be some of the advantages and drawbacks of such a pill from a
personal standpoint? Would you take such a pill?
2. The rational style of learning
sometimes conflicts with the traditional school environment. Could a school be
created that takes advantage of the characteristics of the rational style? How?
Are there types of learning for which the analytical style is clearly superior?
3. What study strategies can you
think of that would make effective use of the levels-of-processing approach to
4. What approaches to motivation are
more commonly used in the workplace? How might each approach be used to design
employment policies that can sustain or increase motivation?
5. When researchers find
similarities in development between very different cultures, what implications
might such findings have for the nature-nurture issue?
6. Should personality tests be used for
personnel decisions? Should they be used for other social purposes, such as
identifying individuals at risk for certain types of personality disorders?
7. What cultural factors might
contribute to the rate of anxiety disorders found in s culture? How might the
experience of anxiety differ among people of different culture?
8. How can people be successfully treated in
group therapy when individuals with the “same” problems are so different? What
advantages might group therapy offer over individual therapy? 9.Do you think it
matters that some people have implicit biases against certain groups if those
people never express their biases explicitly?
you think it matters that some people have implicit biases against certain
groups if those people never express their biases explicitly?