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  1. Goals of Psychology
  2. In the space provided:
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  4. Identify which goal of psychology (Description, Explanation, Prediction, or Change) is being met by each of these studies.
  5. In the space below each statement, briefly explain your choice of goal.
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  8. Researchers have recently identified a gene that predisposes certain individuals to become obese because their satiety mechanism doesn’t “turn on.”
  9. Goal: _______
  10. Reason: ___________________________________________________________
  11. Some developmental psychologists believe that playground accidents will increase this year among children who watch Spiderman or X-Men.
  12. Goal: _______
  13. Reason: ___________________________________________________________
  14. Comprehensive sex education should be required in all high schools because studies demonstrate that such education has reduced the teenage pregnancy rate.
  15. Goal: _______
  16. Reason: ___________________________________________________________
  17. Surveys show that women who graduate from college earn as much money per year as men who graduate from high school.
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  19. 1. Goal: I identify explanation as which goal of psychology is being met by this study.
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  21. Reason: Briefly explaining my choice of goal, I identify explanation as which goal of psychology is being met by this study because, an explanation is given as to why certain individuals become obese.
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  23. 2. Goal: I identify prediction as which goal of psychology is being met by this study.
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  25. Reason: Briefly explaining my choice of goal, I identify prediction as which goal of psychology is being met by this study because, a statement is made regarding the prediction of some developmental psychologists in the belief in the increase of playground accidents this year among children who watch Spiderman or X-men.
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  27. 3. Goal: I identify change as which goal of psychology is being met by this study.
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  29. Reason: Briefly explaining my choice of goal, I identify change as which goal of psychology is being met by this study because, comprehensive sex education is recommended, in the statement, as a requirement in all high schools because studies demonstrate that such education has reduced the teenage pregnancy rate. Recommendation has change as the goal.
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  31. 4. Goal: I identify description as which goal of psychology is being met by this study.
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  33. Reason: Briefly explaining my choice of goal, I identify description as which goal of psychology is being met by this study because, a description is made that surveys show that women who graduate from college earn as much money per year as men who graduate frmo high school. The statement has neither the goal of explanation, change, or prediction as it demonstrates no act of explanation, recommendation, discouragement, or prediction.
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