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PSY10007 Brain and Behaviour Assignment 2: Research ethics Word/time limit: 800 (+/- 10%) Weighting: 25% In this assignment you will choose four of the studies you participate in as part of the...

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Assignment 2: Research ethics
Word/time limit: 800 (+/- 10%)
Weighting: 25%
In this assignment you will choose four of the studies you participate in as part of the Research Experience Program (REP) and write a 150–200 word report on how each of the studies addresses the values and principles of ethical conduct. Each report will address one value and principle only, so across the four REP studies, all four values and principles are addressed.
The assignment submission must contain the following components:
1. Assignment title page (not marked but mandatory for submission)
The title page should include the title (Assignment 2: Research ethics), your name, your eLA’s name, and the assignment due date. See pages 54 and 117 in How to write psychology research reports and essays (Findlay, 2015) for a template of what your title page should look like.
Use Assignment 2: Template (PSY10007 Assignment 2 Template) (DOCX 54 KB) to complete the remaining components.
2. Research Experience Program summary table
In this table you will provide the details of all the REP studies you participated in, including title and length, and indicate that the study was conducted online. In the last column of the table indicate (Yes/No) which of the studies you will be writing your 150–200 word reports on.
One mark is allocated to every 1 hour of research participation. A maximum of 5 marks will be allocated for this section.
3. Study reports
You will choose four of the studies you participate in to write each report. Provide the title of each study and the specific ethical value and principle you will address for each study in the spaces provided. Each report should contain:
· A
ief summary (2–3 sentences) of what you were required to do as a participant in the study. Focus this
ief summary on those things in the study that are most relevant to the ethical value and principle you are choosing to address.
· A description of how the study appeared to address your chosen ethical value and principle. Include reference to the guidelines in your responses by providing the specific section numbers from the National Statement document (e.g. 1.1–1.13).
· You may refer to multiple elements from within each ethical value and principle. For example, if you choose to focus on 'Justice', you can refer to all (or any) of 1.4a, 1.4b, 1.4c, 1.4d, 1.4e, 1.4f and 1.5 in your report.
Each study report will be marked out of 5.
4. Appendices of De
iefing Statements
Every time you participate in a study, you should download or copy the de
iefing statement related to the study. Please include these statements at the end of your assignment. You are not required to reformat these de
iefing statements.
If you did not copy or download the de
iefing statement after participation, you will need to contact the experimenter of the study. The contact details for the experimenter are always in the first line of the detailed description of the study on Sona.
1: Project Title: Exploring Intrusive Aggressive Thoughts, and their Associated Beliefs and Features
Investigator(s): Associate Professor Maja Nedeljkovic, (Chief Investigator, supervisor) Professor Michael Daffern, (Secondary Supervisor) Dr Richard Moulding, (Co-supervisor) Miss Stephanie Fernandez, (Student Investigator)
Thank you for your participation. This sheet contains more detailed information about the purpose of the study and what we hope to achieve.
The present study aims to explore how aggressive intrusive thoughts, and aggressive thoughts more generally, are experienced by the general population. The independent variables are aggressive thoughts and beliefs, and the dependent variable are the symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. We are specifically interested in examining how certain beliefs individual have about themselves, others, and aggression may relate to the experience of intrusive aggressive thoughts.
The information gathered from this study will help us gain better understanding of the factors that may influence aggressive intrusive thoughts, and how belief systems may be implicated in the process of aggressive thinking.

If you would like further information about the project: Please do not hesitate to contact: Associate Professor Maja Nedeljkovic, Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer Department of Psychological Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology XXXXXXXXXX , Tel No(s): XXXXXXXXXX

Project Title: Exploring Intrusive Aggressive Thoughts, and their Associated Beliefs and Features
Support services and facilities
If you are experiencing a crisis, cannot contact a counsellor and need help urgently phone Lifeline on XXXXXXXXXXor the Suicide Help Line on XXXXXXXXXXFor international support please visit:
Appointments for counselling are also available at the Swinburne Psychology Clinic for a low cost at the Hawthorn campus George Swinburne (GS) Building, 34 Wakefield Street, Level 4. Phone: XXXXXXXXXX
2:An investigation of the shared and unique roles of mindfulness mechanism in quality of life
Principal Investigator: Professor Greg Mu
Student Investigator: Yan Yang
You will need to copy and paste the following de
ief information into a separate Microsoft Word (or similar word processing software) document. You will need this information for your end-of-semester document which details the Independent Variables, Dependent Variables, and aims of the studies you participated in. 
DO NOT leave this page without copying and pasting the de
ief information below, as you will not be able to access this page in the future.
ief information: 
The vigorously growing literature has consistently shown the profound benefits of mindfulness on mental health. However, although multiple mechanisms such as self-compassion, emotion regulation and non-attachment were proposed, the core components driving such health benefits are yet to be further examined and identified. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the shared and unique roles of mindfulness mechanisms in people’s quality of life.
In the cu
ent study, it was hypothesised that the impact of people’s emotional variability (the independent variable) on their quality of life (the dependent variable) may be mediated by self-compassion, nonattachment and perfectionism.
Thank you for your participation. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact XXXXXXXXXX.

3:Practice Study - Social Attitudes Survey - Spinsters and Bachelors: Do attitudes differ toward single 30-something never-ma
ied, single men and women?
  Thank you for your participation. This page contains further information about the study.
 Research indicates that single women over the traditional age of ma
iage are subject to more negative attitudes, prejudice and stereotypes than their ma
ied counterparts. There is however, very little research into how single men over the traditional age of ma
iage are regarded. Without research investigating whether gender attitudinal differences exist, accurate comparisons cannot be made. By exploring possible differences in attitudes, we can attempt to uncover the underlying social factors involved as to why any differences might occur. Feminist scholarship has viewed gender inequality through the lens of patriarchy, and the subordination of women. This deeply ingrained notion may serve as the foundation for differing attitudes, despite an apparent move toward equality and shifting of gender norms.
 The main purpose of this study was to investigate whether people evaluate single people who have exceeded the ma
iageable age more negatively than those who are ma
ied, and whether their gender has any influence on these evaluations. Furthermore, this study aimed to explore whether varying levels of conservatism and gender-role beliefs could explain any differences in attitudes.
 The independent variables were the gender and relationship status of the character in the vignette. The dependent variable was evaluations of the target on adjective pairs presented on semantic differential scales e.g., desperate versus content.
 All groups completed similar questionnaires with descriptions of the character varying across conditions (i.e. the gender of the person and their relationship status). Those who were randomly allocated a male character completed the Benevolence Toward men Inventory, while those allocated a female character completed the Benevolent Sexism Inventory. You were also asked to complete two other semantic differential scales, which were used to mask the target vignette. Additionally, you were asked to complete a modern sexism and conservatism scale, a Feminist Social Identity Scale, as well as demographic questions, which remained constant for all participants.
It is important to conduct research into gendered attitudinal differences to examine whether society’s attitudes are consistent with public stance. Interventions can only be developed for perceived problems. If we remain unaware of apparent inequalities, steps toward stigma-reduction strategies will not be made and the problem will remain unresolved.
Thank you for your participation.
4:An Online Survey Exploring Schizotypal Experiences in People without Mental Illness
ief Statement
The questions included in this survey have assessed schizotypal experiences, some aspects of personality, and elements of social adversity. Schizotypal experiences are strange or unusual experiences that resemble the symptoms of schizophrenia, but are less intense, less frequent, and do not cause distress or interfere with a person’s everyday functioning. They have been reported by people who do not have diagnoses of mental illnesses, which has led some researchers to investigate whether they share the same causes as the symptoms of schizophrenia. 
Some schizotypal experiences, such as unusual perceptual distortions, have been assessed successfully using self-report questionnaires for a number of years. However, researchers have debated whether other schizotypal experiences, such as difficulties with keeping on topic during conversation, can be measured in this way. In this study, we used a questionnaire that specifically targets peoples’ experiences with communication difficulties. If this questionnaire measures an aspect of schizotypy, then we expect people who score highly on it to also score more highly on other schizotypy measures. At the same time, to check to see if this questionnaire isn’t just measuring an aspect of personality, like shyness, we have included some questions that assess these aspects of personality.
Finally, people with schizophrenia often report experiencing social adversity. In this study, we are interested to see if people who have more schizotypal experiences also experience more social adversity.
This is an observational study that has been designed to explore co
elational relationships, rather than an experimental study that explores causal relationships. As such, there are no independent variables that have been controlled and manipulated by the experimenter. Instead, the main purpose of this study was to explore whether or not peoples’ scores on the communication difficulties questionnaire (i.e. the dependent variable) could be predicted by their scores on questionnaires assessing other forms of schizotypal experiences, social adversity, and personality (i.e. the predictor variables).
Given the personal nature of the information that you have provided, we have not asked for any details that could be used to identify you, such as your name or date of birth. We will publish the results of this study in a group format that will further protect all participants from the possibility of being identified. These published results will be available
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Assignment 2: Research Ethics
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Research Experience Program participation summary table (5 marks)
A maximum of 5 marks will be allocated for participation. 1 mark will be allocated to every 1 hour of participation.
    Length (mins)
    (Example) Investigation of self-control and academic results
    30 minutes
    Exploring Intrusive Aggressive Thoughts, and their Associated Beliefs and Features
    An investigation of the shared and unique roles of mindfulness mechanism in quality of life
    Practice Study - Social Attitudes Survey - Spinsters and Bachelors: Do attitudes differ toward single 30-something never-ma
ied, single men and women?
    An Online Survey Exploring Schizotypal Experiences in People without Mental Illness
Study 1 (5 marks)
Title: Exploring Intrusive Aggressive Thoughts, and their Associated Beliefs and Features
Ethical Value and Principle:
Report (click in the box and type, the box will expand as you type):
    Intrusive thought is basically an unpleasant thought or idea which translates into OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and long term depression. Obsessive beliefs play a crucial role in these compulsive symptoms. While some can dismiss these thoughts, most of the people having OCD can't suppress these intrusive thoughts. These intrusive thoughts are driven by some beliefs and misinterpretation of thoughts. For instance, these thoughts might be developed in a person whose sexuality or sexual thoughts are not identical to the public morality. These beliefs are mostly false and centers on inflated responsibility, perfectionism and the importance or control of thoughts. The non clinical persons can also experience intrusive thoughts, images and impulses. The cases of these obsessive beliefs in OCD patients are significantly higher than the cases of that in healthy people. Huge number of clinical and nonclinical people possesses these beliefs, but very few of them act on it. Intrusive thoughts can trigger a person to have aggressive thoughts and take aggressive actions. These aggressive...

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