Social Sciences

Design an experiment to test the hypothesis that female-only math classes

Question: Design an experiment to test the hypothesis that female-only math classes (as opposed to classes with a mix of genders) increase the math skills of adolescent females. First choose a design: either posttest-only or pretest-posttest. Next, decide on operational definitions of the independent and dependent variables. Then, design selection procedures that use the matched …

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We mentioned previously that some researchers have studied

Question: Case Incident 2 Can You Read Emotions from Faces? We mentioned previously that some researchers have studied whether facial expressions reveal true emotions—the psychologist Paul Ekman is the best known. These researchers have distinguished real smiles (so-called Duchenne smiles, named after French physician Guillaume Duchenne) from ―fake‖ smiles. Duchenne found genuine smiles raised not …

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One of the changes McDonald’s made as part of its reimaging was

Question: One of the changes McDonald’s made as part of its reimaging was changing the packaging of the bags and containers. How might these changes influence consumer perceptions? In your response, you should be thinking about the look, the lettering, the color, and the environment.  HINT: Focus on package design and labeling (400-600 words) Answer: This …

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Imagine that you are trying to read a sloppily written number that appears in

Question: Imagine that you are trying to read a sloppily written number that appears in a friends class note. You conclude that it is an 8 rather than 6 or 3 explain how you recognize that number using the template- matching and features analysis theories. Answer: Template matching is a theory of perception that assumes …

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What are the contrasting ideals of the British and U.S. blood systems?

Question: What are the contrasting ideals of the British and U.S. blood systems? Which system, in your opinion, better promotes human freedom and respect for people? Which system better promotes the supply of blood? Answer: The contrasting ideal of blood systems in the United States and Britain is the commercialization aspect. While the American system …

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Choose one pop-culture hero, superhero or villain, and identify one ethical issue this

Question: Choose one pop-culture hero, superhero or villain, and identify one ethical issue this figure typically has to tackle. Then explain how your pop figure might solve the same ethical issue from at least 6 different ethical theories we have covered thus far. Make sure your ethical issue or problem is complicated enough for you …

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