S01 Introduction to Psychology I
Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. Sources must be cited using APA Style, 7th edition. Your response should be double‐spaced; refer to the “Format Requirementsʺ page for specific format requirements.
This written assignment has two parts and involves the required readings from Lessons 1 through 4. For each lesson, you were presented with two required readings. Select one reading articlefrom each lesson. Summarize the article and explain its importance to understanding psychology. Each summary should be a minimum of 250 words. For part 1 of this written assignment, please combine all summaries into one Word document.
For part II of the written assignment, explain why the following course objectives are important to understanding psychology:
1. Define the science of psychology.
2. Distinguish between a theory, a hypothesis, and an operational definition.
3. Explain how genes, chromosomes, DNA, and genomes all relate to one another and their importance to psychology.
4. Identify and describe the major structures of the central nervous system and their primary functions.
Please reference and include at least three scholarly, peer reviewed articles within your response. Your minimum word count should be at least 750 words. Format your overall response according to APA style. The total assignment should be between three to six pages, not including title page and reference page.