# PSA1

During this course, you will complete four Problem-Solving Assignments focused on text chapters and other course resources. Problem solutions must be attached as Word documents to the appropriate assignment pages, not typed into assignment student comments boxes. In addition to solving the problem, write a 3 – 5 page APA formatted paper explaining the process that lead to the resolution.The Week 1 Problem Solving AssignmentChapter 1: Exercises 6, 8Chapter 2:  Exercise 1* Calculators may be used to check answers where calculators are part of assignments but you must show your work and not just state the answers.BOOK-Jackson, S. L. (2009). Research methods and statistics: A critical thinking approach (4th ed.). Belmont, CA: Cengage Publishing.(EXERCISE QUESTIONS)Chapter 16. In a study of the effects of types of study on exam performance, subjects are randomly assigned to one of two conditions. In one con- dition, subjects study in a traditional manner— alone using notes they took during class lectures. In a second condition, subjects study in interac- tive groups with notes from class lectures. The amount of time spent studying is held constant. All students then take the same exam on the material.a.  What is the independent variable in this study?b. What is the dependent variable in this study?c. identify the control and experimental groups in this study.d. is the independent variable manipulated or is it a subject variable?8.Gernootologisits interested in the effects of age on reaction time have two groups of subjects take a test in which they must indicate as quickly as possible whether a probe word was a member of a previous set of words. One group of subjects is between the ages of 25 and 45, and the other group is between the ages of 65 and 85. The time it takes to make the response is measure.a. What is the independent variable in this study?b. what is the dependent variable in this study?c. identify the control and experimental groups in this study.d. is the independent variable manipulated, or is it a subject variable?Chapter 21. Select a topic of interest to you in psychology and use Psych Abstracts or PsychINFO to search for articles on this topic. Try to find at least five journal articles relevant to the topic.

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