mljones0203
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Help Please

Postby mljones0203 » Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:38 am

Please help, I have a group Science Fair project to do for my PSY 101 class. A few of my other group members would like our topic to be - Are women more prone to depression than men? However, I don't think this is a topic we are equiped to study. Do you have any suggestions on how to approach this topic?

davidkallman
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Re: Help Please

Postby davidkallman » Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:17 pm

Hi mljones0203,

If you pose "Are women more prone to depression than men?" to answers.com you'll see that yes it's true (except for one situation).

I don't know how you'll do a direct science project, beyond a literate search. Maybe someone else can help.
Cheers!

Dave

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Postby adance » Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:48 am

I agree with Dave, if you sift through some literature, you could probably find that this question is already answered.
But, you might consider another variable and look for depression. I don't know, age, culture...? Probably the easiest method would be a survey, and the literature search might help you figure out the best way to find out if people are more or less depressed. I think there are standard questionnaires that give a sort of "depression score."
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