Discussion Essay

Discussion Essay #2

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In the discussion page, you will find several questions. You choose which question you wish to answer. DO NOT COPY THE QUESTION. Simply identify the question by the number.


Your discussion post should have indented paragraphs. If you type your essay in the text box, be sure to use the space bar 3 times to indent each paragraph. Be sure to check your spelling and grammar. Points will be deducted for spelling, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation errors. 


Remember that this needs to be written on a college level, not just conversational. Your initial essay has a 200-word minimum. You are required to have one reference from the book (attached as a file) and one from an outside source, and in-text citations and references should be in APA format.


Remember to respond to at least 2 other classmates. Responses should be thoughtful, encouraging, and substantial — which means minimum of 5 complete sentences. One-liners don’t count. Anything less than 5 complete sentences will not be graded. This is a case of “more is better.” Your initial essay is not conversational, but your responses are. I will not deduct points for grammar, spelling, etc. 


80 points for your original post. 20 points for your two responses to other classmates. Extra credit opportunity: if you wish to respond to a THIRD classmate, you could earn an extra 10 points.


1. Do you agree or disagree with the author’s prediction that emerging adulthood is likely to become a life stage experienced worldwide in the decades to come? What factors are likely to determine whether this turns out to be true?


2. Is dementia inevitable in old age? What factors are currently thought to be protective?


3. Which of Howard Gardner’s 8 types of intelligence do you think describes the way you learn best?


4. When you meet someone who strikes you as being smart what types of cues or information do you typically attend to in order to arrive at this judgment?


5. Describe three examples of instrumental (operant) conditioning that you have seen in your own behavior, or that of your friends or family, in the past few days.


6. With regards to social learning do you think people learn violence from observing violence in movies? Why or why not?


7. Think about what you’ve learned in this module (Memory) and about how you study for tests. On the basis of what you have learned, is there something you want to try that might help your study habits?

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