Critical Thinking Paper
Do you think he/she learned this behavior or was this part of his/her nature from the beginning when she/he was born? Describe what part of behavior could be explained by nature (genetics) and what is nurture (environment)? Could his/her age or where he/she is living have anything to do with his/her beliefs? Explain your answers with the knowledge you have gained from this class. What Grand Theory (ies) supports your view? (recall the HAND)
- He/she is now in the identity versus role confusion stage. A grand theory that would explain this is behaviorism. He/she could of learned this behavior from watching his/her siblings and/or peers do it. Yes, his/her age and where he/she is living relates to his/her beliefs. Young kids, adults, and the elderly don’t care about popularity and don’t put their feet up. Wanting to be popular is something only the adolescents really want/care about. If my cousin were to live in a good neighborhood where people have a high income, he/she will have a more professional behavior than he/she would if he/she lived in a poor neighborhood where they are not so professional.
You will design a research study using the scientific method to test to test his/her assumption about gaining popularity. The purpose of the research study is an attempt to prove or disprove his/her assumption. A) Provide an operational definition of what means to be popular. The operational definition of being lucky or popular should be according to a 13 year old. This definition is what you will measure. It is known as the dependent variable. B) What would be your hypothesis? This is an educated guess on what your study is will show as proof about the assumption your cousin has made. What is your operational definition of being popular to a young teen? C) Describe how you would conduct a correlation research study to test your hypothesis - What method would you use? A survey, Experimental design with an experimental and a control group or...