This week’s Forum topic is framed by the question, “Is Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) a ‘Real’ Disorder?” debated in our course textbook, Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Psychological Issues (Gantt & Slife, 2015). Remember that you also must visit the APUS Online Library and locate a published article that provides evidence in support of the perspective of your assigned Gantt & Slife (2015) article author for this week.
See the video below: The Medicated Child at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/medicatedchild/etc/script.html (Transcript available at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/medicatedchild/etc/script.html) Think about all the theories you have studied in the course. What is your opinion on whether a unified theory of personality is possible? Do you think such a theory would improve the field? Do you have any research that supports your argument?
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pend approximately 1 hour observing people somewhere in the world – this could be out on campus, in the library, at work, or anywhere else where there are people. As you observe their behaviors, try to identify patterns. Do adults look at their phones more than teenagers? Are people more likely to smile at passersby when in groups or when alone?
After your observation, come up with a hypothesis. That is, a prediction. Try to make a prediction about a general pattern you would expect to see in the social world. This should be an EXPLANATORY hypothesis, which means that you need to propose a psychological mechanism. As to the above observations, I might predict that people are more likely to smile at passersby when they are alone than when they are in groups, because they are seeking social connection.