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Are adults more likely to held a 4-year old child who is crying and apparently lost when the adult is alone, or when there are bystanders present

Step 1: Design a simple experiment that could answer this question

Step 2: Make sure to label the levels of the independent variable, the dependent variable and any potential confounds

Once you’ve answered this question go to part and follow the step there

Part 2

Step 1: review the experiment you designed in part 1, Make sure to include the design with your submission

Step 2: Now review the section, sources of bias in psychological research on pg 14-21 particularly figure 1.1

Step 3: What are two example of bias that you can spot in your research? Don’t feel bad about it-it happens to everyone how could you address or correct those biases

Step 4: using the information from the sources of Bias in psychological research section redesign your experiment to be as gender-fair as possible

Respond to the following questions

What are two obstacles that researchers might face in designing and conducting gender-fair and/or feminist research?

What is the importance of conducting gender-fair research?

What about if we talk sometime like how my family and I took custody of my three little cousins

Speech Outline

Basic Introduction

Contested child custody and parenting disputes are common occurrence in petitioned matrimonial matters. In most instances, a notion is held that the courts will decide and give custody based on the determination of what is in the child’s best interest. While custody dispute involving legal parents is rather a straightforward process, the issue is more complicated when a non-parent seeks custody of minors over the objection of a non-custodian legal parent. You have to convince the courts that you are a more capable guardian than the existing parent. As much as a presumption of custody may exist in the favor of the legal parent, from my family’s experience, I have learnt that a proof of child neglect and abandonment and having a long-standing relationship with the child is a sure way of winning third-party custody dispute.

One of the major tasks in winning a custody dispute between a legal parent and a third party is to clearly show a convincing evidence of parental abandonment and neglect

Main point

In our case, my aunt was the custodian of my three cousins before her demise following a terminal illness

She gained the legal custody of the children after a marriage separation that ended in a divorce

Even though the husband was a non-custodian parent he had the rights to offer upkeep and visit the children

Nevertheless, he was never involved in their lives after the divorce

The most tangible evidence was his failure to visit the children and pay school fees as was demanded by the court

Presenting this evidence in court enabled by parents to prove that indeed he had neglected and abandoned his children contrary to the demands of the court

Apart from just showing clear evidence of parental neglect I have also learnt that it is important to prove that it is in the best interest of the children that they stay with you

Main point 2

Having taken in the children during the time when my aunt was sick, we had developed a strong bond and operated as one big family

Our interactions during their stay made them part of the family and were treated equally

A proof of care is evident when my parents paid for their school fees and offered other basic needs whenever my aunt was incapable or was ill

In essence, my family had taken up the parental role and enhanced the physical and psychological wellbeing of the children leading to the long-lasting relationship developed.

A proof of a possible serious psychological harm to the children is also another approach to winning third party child custody dispute since it can deprive the legal parent the custody

Main point 3

The failure of my cousins’ father to execute his parental roles and his poor relationship with the kids is an indication of a probable emotional torture if he was to be awarded the custody

The possibility of him showing much care and love now to the children is minimal

My family’s assertion that the kids are likely to suffer psychologically was a further justification for them to be awarded the custody.

Accepting the death of their mother and dealing with the grief was in itself a significant emotional trauma, the kids desired a family that will not just take care of their basic needs, but also offer emotional support


Winning the custody of children as a third party, may be difficult since legal parents are given an upper hand in the case, however, as long as there is a proof of abandonment and possible psychological harm to the children, wining the third party custody case is possible. Having a long lasting relationship with the children is an added and advantage, and will make the process easier for probable third party custodians.