Essay on 2005 Ap Psychology Free-Response

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2005 AP PSYCHOLOGY FREE-RESPONSE Psychologists research for further knowledge, but sometimes there are controversial issues for one another. First, children¡¯s acquisition of language is an innate mechanism that enables a child to analyze language and extract the basic rules of grammar, granted by Chomsky. It basically states that humans are born with a language acquisition device that, the ability to learn a language rapidly as children. However, there is one important controversy in language acquisition concerns how we acquire language; since Chomsky fails to adequately explain individual differences. From the behaviorists¡¯ perspectives, the language is learned like other learned behaviors. It is learned through operant…show more content…
Moreover, hypnosis is a trancelike state of heightened suggestibility deep, relaxation, and intense focus. They experience imaginary happenings as if they were real. Some researchers use state theory to point out that hypnosis meets some parts of the definition for an altered state of consciousness. Today, in psychotherapy, hypnosis can help patients relax, remember painful memories, and reduce anxiety. In addition, it does successful job in the treatment of phobias, stop smoking, and improve study habits. On the other side, role theory states that gypnosis is not an alternate state of consciousness at all. This theory mentions that some people are more easily hypnotized than others, due to possessing a characteristic called, ¡°hypnotic suggestibility.¡± These people usually have a richer fantasy life, follow directions well, and can focus on a single task for a long time. In addition, during hypnosis, some other people are acting out the role of a hypnotized person. Then follow the hypnotist, because that is what is expected of the role. The behaviorists¡¯ perspectives, which the language is learned like other learned behaviors is much more correct than Chomsky¡¯s language acquisition. For example, Victor, who was deprived child in early stages that had lived with animals and acted like an animal. He found in about 10 years later he was born, and brought to the human world. However, due to the lack of experiences, observations, and nurturing from family,
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