Psychology homework help

Discussion

I need 4 different responses/answers for the following discussion. At least 100 -150 word each answer. 
 
Do you agree or disagree with Adler’s belief that social interest is inherent in people and is the ultimate standard of psychological health? Why? Please provide references

Psychology homework help

 Recall a time when you had to form an impression about a situation so as to make a decision. For example, perhaps you applied for a job and needed to form an impression about your potential work environment to determine whether or not it was a fit for you. Or maybe you went to a party and wanted to size up the situation to decide whether to stay or move on to another evening activity.
•With respect to the situation you recalled, consider the following questions:
•What information did you use to size up or make inferences about the people and the social situation? How did you decide what information was important to use?
•What biases and past experiences influenced your impressions and decision making? Do you think aspects of your culture or views of a different culture impacted your impressions?
•How did you frame the decisions you had to make?
•How did your emotions, mood, and motives impact the inferences?
•What shortcuts (schemas, heuristics) did you use to form your inferences? How did these shortcuts help or hinder your decision-making process?
•What elements of your culture influence these schemas? Would a person from a different culture draw on a different schema?
With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4a brief description of a specific social situation in which you formed an initial impression and needed to make a decision relative to that situation. Include the decision you needed to make. Then explain what information helped form your impressions and helped you to make the decision. Finally, briefly explain what schema or heuristics you used, how they facilitated or hindered your processing and decision making, and how the schema or heuristic might be founded in your cultur

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PSYC 2005

  • Watch for an occasion when you come in contact with someone you don’t know. Using this person/occasion as an example, reflect on the following questions and actions. (You may wish to review these questions in advance of such an occasion.)
    • When you see a person for the first time and are forming an initial impression, what information do you use?
    • Into what groups do you place people you meet? What attributes do you apply to these groups? What does the environmental context have to do with your initial impression?
    • In what ways do you integrate the information you use to form your first impression: the group identification and that group’s attributes, the environmental context and what you already know, your emotions, your biases, consistencies or inconsistencies, and the schemas you developed from past experiences?
    • What are the goals you have for meeting this person?
    • Apply elements of any of the causal attribution theories to this person/occasion.
    • How accurate do you think this first impression is?

The assignment (1–to 3 pages):

  • Select one person in each of the following two categories:Briefly describe each person, your goal for meeting each when you did, and your impression of each, including a description of how each behaved.
    • A person you do not know and who you probably will not see again (clerk at the grocery story, etc.)
    • A person you have known for some time, and for whom you can remember your first impressions (acquaintance, friend, spouse, etc.)
  • Briefly describe each person, your goal for meeting each when you did, and your impression of each,including a description of how each behaved.
  • Based on the Learning Resources, analyze the kinds of information and the processes that were important in forming your impression of each person.
  • Describe the schema, prototype, and exemplars that contributed to the forming of your impression in each case.
  • Apply elements of causal attribution theories and concepts to explain each person’s behavior

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psyc 3004

The assignment: (1–2 pages)

  • First, explain how normal hearing occurs. Include in your discussion the following points:
    • How is sound transmitted from the environment outside the body to the inner ear? What structures are involved, and how do they transmit sound?
    • What happens in the inner ear (cochlea) when sound waves are converted to neural signals? How is sound frequency (pitch) processed?
  • Next, summarize the causes of presbycusis and explain how they will interfere with the normal processing of sound as outlined above.
    • Discuss one source of presbycusis involving a problem with the outer/middle ear.
    • Discuss one source of presbycusis involving a problem with the inner ear.
  • Finally, describe what it might be like to have presbycusis. Include the following points:
    • If you have normal hearing now, how would your ability to converse with others be affected?
    • What activities that you now enjoy would be limited by this condition?
    • How would such a condition affect your work life?

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psyc 4002

With respect to the situation you recalled, consider the following questions:
•What information did you use to size up or make inferences about the people and the social situation? How did you decide what information was important to use?
•What biases and past experiences influenced your impressions and decision making? Do you think aspects of your culture or views of a different culture impacted your impressions?
•How did you frame the decisions you had to make?
•How did your emotions, mood, and motives impact the inferences?
•What shortcuts (schemas, heuristics) did you use to form your inferences? How did these shortcuts help or hinder your decision-making process?
•What elements of your culture influence these schemas? Would a person from a different culture draw on a different schema?
With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4a brief description of a specific social situation in which you formed an initial impression and needed to make a decision relative to that situation. Include the decision you needed to make. Then explain what information helped form your impressions and helped you to make the decision. Finally, briefly explain what schema or heuristics you used, how they facilitated or hindered your processing and decision making, and how the schema or heuristic might be founded in your culture.

Assignment 1: Discussion—Television Character

 
Television provides us with many interesting examples of interpersonal and neurotic behaviors. In this assignment, you will delve into the life and actions of some of your favorite television characters and analyze them using Horney’s coping strategies.
Interestingly, Horney’s three coping strategies for one’s neurotic needs correlate very well with three of Adler’s different personality types:

  • Horney’s moving-toward strategy—Adler’s getting or leaning type
  • Horney’s moving against—Adler’s ruling or dominant type
  • Horney’s moving away from—Adler’s avoiding type

Using Horney’s theory of coping with neurotic needs with three different interpersonal orientations, select a TV program of your choice containing a character that Horney would identify as exhibiting neurotic behaviors. As you watch a full episode of this show, focus on this character and tally each instance of moving-toward, moving-against, and moving-away behavior.
Research Horney’s theory using your textbook, the Internet, and the Argosy University online library resources. Based on your research, respond to the following:  Answer the ball pointed questions in 2 paragraphs
 

  • Discuss this character’s neurotic needs and trends.
  • What do you think has happened in his/her life that has led to these behaviors?
  • In addition to general life events, how has gender and culture influenced the character’s neurotic needs and behaviors?
  • How do these interpersonal orientations impact the way this character interacts with others and develops relationships?

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COURSE: PSYCHOLOGY 400 LEVEL (Drugs & Behavior)
LENGTH: 13-15 PAGES (Double spaced)
REFERENCES: 10 reputable sources (very important) (not necessarily peer-reviewed journal articles, but some)
APA STYLE FORMATING 
NO PLAGERISM PLEASE
 
Topic: Nicotine Addiction
 
Some rough guidlines, no need to follow strictly:
 
– General background on Nicotine and its addiction
 
– Pharmacokinetics (briefly)
– Pharmacodynamics (briefly)
– Nicotine addiction (main focus)

panel illustrated brochure

You are working for a neurological research center, and they need additional reading material for their waiting room.
Create a 7- to 12 panel illustrated brochure that includes the following:

  • The anatomy of a neuron
  • A description of the neural impulse
  • The stages of neural conduction
  • The function of the primary neurotransmitters
  • An example of a physically painful experience that contrasts the neural conduction process under normal circumstances and under the influence of an opiate drug

Include two to three peer-reviewed sources within text citations
 
Format your brochure consistent with APA guidelines.

LASA 2—Observational and Motor Learning

LASA 2—Observational and Motor Learning

During the period of early childhood, mastering fine motor skills is a very important process needed for physical and cognitive development. However, for a number of different reasons, there are some children who do not develop at the same pace as an average child. It is important for parents and physicians to recognize children who are not on track developmentally because the earlier the cause of the delay can be determined, the earlier parents can start working with the child to correct or minimize these deficits. Often, the earlier the children begins to work on their developmental deficits, the greater the advancements they can make.

By the age of three, a child should be able to do the following:

  • Use a spoon by themselves
  • Draw a vertical and horizontal line
  • String large beads
  • Snip paper with scissors
  • Roll clay or play dough into a “snake”

Conduct an Internet search using the two phrases listed below. Your results will help you better understand the kind of milestones that are used to assess the development of fine motor skills in young children.

  • Fine motor skills milestones
  • Child development milestones

Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research observational and motor learning and activities that can be used to help develop motor skills. Then, address the following:

  • Describe in detail how a young child’s fine motor skills are developed—making sure to include the theory of motor-skill learning that best fits this situation.
  • Explain whether any motor tasks or skills can be accomplished via observational learning. Justify your response.
  • Now, consider a situation in which a young child (3–4 years old) is developmentally delayed in fine motor skill development. Create a strategy which would help the child strengthen his or her fine motor skills.
  • You can find a number of activities online which purport to help develop these skills. From a theoretical viewpoint, be sure to explain how these activities will aid a child’s fine motor skill development. Make sure that you reference at least one peer-reviewed article in addition to any Web sites you find and describe these activities as part of your development strategy.

Write a 3–4-page paper in Word format. It should be double-spaced and in 12 point, Times New Roman font with regular one-inch margins and free of typographical and grammatical errors. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Be sure to include a title page with a running head and reference page. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.doc.

By Monday, December 7, 2015, deliver your assignment to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.

Grading Criteria and Rubric

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Describe how a young child’s fine motor skills are developed and include the theory of motor-skill learning that best fits your chosen situation. (Course Objective [CO] 3)
60
Justify whether any motor tasks/skills can be accomplished via observational learning. (CO3)
16
Create a strategy to help strengthen the fine motor skills of a young child (3–4 years old) who is developmentally delayed. (CO4)
80
Identify (via the Internet) at least three activities that can be used to help develop these motor skills and describe these activities as part of the development strategy to propose. (CO4)
40
Explain, from a theoretical point of view, how these activities would aid a child’s fine motor skills development, making sure to reference at least one peer-reviewed article. (CO3)
40
Writing Components:
Organization (16)
Usage and Mechanics (16)
APA Elements (24)
Style (8)
64
Total:
300

Discussion—Cognitive Development in Animals

Washoe is one of the most famous chimpanzees because of her ability to use sign language to communicate. She was able to communicate approximately 350 words and was even observed teaching her son sign language. Even more impressive was that Washoe was able to combine these words into hundreds of logical combinations with different meanings that were not taught, but rather created by herself. You can learn more about human cognitive development by considering Washoe’s use of sign language, as well as the information gained from the study of other animals such as chimps, rats, etc.

Respond to the following:

  • Specifically, what can we learn about human cognitive development through the study of these animals?
  • Thinking back to the discussion in M1: Assignment 2, are there any ethical issues that arise from using animals to study human development? Consider what you have learned about the inherent differences between animals and humans.
  • Why do researchers make use of animals instead of humans for their experiments on development?

Write your initial response in 2–3 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

By Sunday, December 6, 2015, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, December 9, 2015, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses. In your responses, consider the following:

  • Are there any strengths or limitations noted by your peers that you did not include in your own response? If so, what are they?
  • Are there any other examples of reasoning abilities that you can add to your peers’ responses? If so, what are they?
  • Are there other examples of reasoning abilities that are found to exist only in a small number of species? If yes, indicate what they are.

Sensation & Perception

Sensation & Perception

Respond to the following questions in 75 to 150 words each.

 

 

 

  1. Differentiate between sensation and perception. Explain the importance of separating these concepts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Identify the biological factors that influence sensation and perception.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. As we age or incur visual impairment, we may need brighter light when reading. Explain why this is the case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. You are shown a picture of an elephant. Explain how that stimulus is processed from the retina to the visual cortex of the brain.

Sensation & Perception

Sensation & Perception

Respond to the following questions in 75 to 150 words each.
 
 
 

  1. Differentiate between sensation and perception. Explain the importance of separating these concepts.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  1. Identify the biological factors that influence sensation and perception.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  1. As we age or incur visual impairment, we may need brighter light when reading. Explain why this is the case.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  1. You are shown a picture of an elephant. Explain how that stimulus is processed from the retina to the visual cortex of the brain.

Psychological Disorders

Psychological Disorders Presentation

Create 3 PPT Slides (Cited and referenced) 1 – Peer reviewed resource

Slide 1 – Describe Disorder #1 (definition): Dissociative Identity Disorder

Slide 2 – Discuss how legal system is influenced by Dissociative Identity Disorder

 

Slide 3 – Discuss how legal system is influenced by Schizophrenia Disorder

Chemical Senses

PSY 345 Week 5 Chemical Senses Paper

Week 5 Chemical Senses Paper

 

Resource: The “Chef’s Tools: Nose and Tongue” section of the “Smell and Taste: Science of the Senses” video, located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

 

 

 

Write a 1,250- to 1,500-word paper that addresses the following:

 

  • How do smell and taste affect each other?
  • Which would you change to make a meal taste better?
  • If you created the most memorable meal of your life, what sensory elements must be present to emphasize the connection between the chemical senses, emotional memories, and the brain?
  • Describe the connection created between the chemical senses, emotional memories, and the brain.

Include at least two to four peer-reviewed sources.

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

 

 

 

 

1258 words

3 sources in APA format

 

careers in psychology

careers in psych module 1

For this assignment, do the following:

  • Begin to prepare for this informational interview by identifying the professional you plan to interview. Ideally, the professional should be engaged in a career that you hope to pursue. (You may want to identify a second candidate in case your initial choice is unable to complete the interview with you.) This professional may work in your local area, but that is not necessary. If you cannot identify a professional easily, ask your friends and family if they know anyone who works in the field of psychology. You may also want to phone your local community mental health center or social services agency to ask for names and contact information of potential professionals you could interview. Contact your facilitator for guidance if you have difficulty in identifying someone.
  • Provide the following identifying information about the individual you have selected:
    • The name
    • The job title (licensed psychologist, social worker, or case manager)
    • The level of education (a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree)
    • A description of job responsibilities or day-to-day tasks
    • The type of license, if applicable
    • The state of residence and practice
    • The e-mail address or phone number
  • Develop a list of at least fifteen questions to ask in your informational interview. Research possible questions to include using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet. Click here to download a copy of the “Job Resources” document and save it to your computer. Refer to the “Job Resources” document to do an Internet search using the search terms “informational interview questions” in order to find suggested questions. Be sure to put them into your own words for the purpose of this assignment and to give credit to your source by using in-text citations and a reference list in APA format.
  • Ask the interviewee about his or her work, academic preparation, and advice. In addition, include the interviewee’s answers to questions on the following topics:
    • The experience, skills, and knowledge necessary for success in a career in psychology or in graduate school
    • Relevant professional organizations
    • His or her views on professional ethics and academic integrity
    • The role of psychological research in his or her work
    • His or her greatest challenges and rewards
    • His or her reasons for choosing the field
  • Develop a script (word-for-word written statement) that you will use during the warm-up (meet-and-greet) portion of the interview. What will you say to the interviewee when you meet him or her? What will you do? For example, will you shake the person’s hand and introduce yourself? Include small talk of a professional nature that will serve as an introduction and explanation of the purpose of the interview. Demonstrate in your script your ability to interact professionally and effectively in a professional environment.
  • This assignment is preparatory work for the interview to be conducted later in this course. Do not conduct the interview for this assignment.

Submission Details:

  • Write a 1–2-page paper in Microsoft Word format. Apply APA standards to cite sources.

Stressors

  • Identify at least one (1) major stressor in your life, and discuss its likely impact on your health. Describe the major steps that you could take to change the impact that stressor has on your life.
  • 100% plagiarism free

ecological/cultural determinants play a part in crisis counseling

How do you believe that ecological/cultural determinants play a part in your aspirations to do crisis counseling? What should you be wary of as you approach a person who is of a different age, sex, occupation, etc (i.e. social locations)?

250 words or more

 

What part does psychoeducation play in crisis intervention and why is that true now?

250 words or more

 

In our society, it is relatively uncommon for people to use “straight talk” in their relationships. Why do you think this is so? What are the personal and societal obstacles to using “straight talk,” and how might they be overcome? For example, do you think children should be taught in school how to engage in effective communication and conflict resolutions? Would it be feasible for them to practice such techniques with teachers and other authority figures, as well as peers? Finally, are there circumstances in which you feel it would be unwise to engage in “straight talk”? If so, what are those circumstances?

400 words or more

HISTORICAL PSYCHOLOGY

HISTORICAL PSYCHOLOGY ASSESSMENT 1

 

PAPER NEEDS TO BE 3-4 PAGES NOT INCLUDING COVER OR REFERENCE PAGE

 

 

  1. • Explain the theories of three individuals who contributed to the field of psychology as we know it. Be sure to paraphrase (put into your own words) each theory or idea and cite your sources.
  • Then, explain how each of the theories and ideas you noted contributed to and shaped the field of modern psychology.
  • Finally, choose one of your individuals to identify a fundamental problem with his or her particular theory. Employ critical thinking to evaluate how this theory or idea created an unresolved issue that needed to be addressed by modern psychology.

     

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

    Explains the theories of three key individuals who contributed seminal knowledge to the field of psychology; explanation includes details on the time, location, and field in which the individuals did their work

     

           Explains the theories of three key individuals who contributed seminal knowledge to the field of psychology; explanation includes details on the time, location, and field in which the individuals did their work

    Analyzes the contributions of three theorists to the field of psychology; analysis includes explicit connections to modern topics, theories, and issues in psychology.

     Evaluates how three theories each created unresolved issues to be addressed by modern psychology; evaluation includes citations of current research on those topics

           Communicates in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of professional communities, with written communication that is free of errors that detract from the overall message.

Intervening With Peer

PSY301 Module 4 Assignment 2 Intervening With Peer

PSY301 Module 4 Assignment 2 Intervening With Peer

Watch the following 18-minute video Bullies. Be sure to take notes as you watch as you will apply what you learn to the following questions:

  1. What did you find surprising in the video? Why?
  2. How did what you learned about the Cycle of Violence relate to what we have been learning about prevention and intervention for peer victimization?
  3. Compare the two intervention programs discussed in the video with what we have learned about best practices for intervening in peer victimization.
  4. Describe an intervention program that you might develop based on what you have learned throughout this module. Your program might include elements of either or both of the intervention programs you saw in the video. Be sure to explain your rationale based on research for choosing the elements of your program.
  5. Based on what you learned in your readings as well as from watching the video, does research support inclusion of legal consequences for intervening in bullying behavior?

Submit your response to the W4: Your response should be 3-5 pages long and include a cover page and reference list.

Films Media Group. (2002). Bullies. Films On Demand. Retrieved from

 

http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=9141&xtid=29938

Juvenile Statistics Comparison

Assignment 3: Juvenile Statistics Comparison

Data types are general categories of juvenile justice statistical data. The three primary sources for juvenile justice statistics or data types are official reports, self-report surveys, and victimization surveys. Each source has unique strengths and weaknesses, such as accuracy, breadth of coverage, and types of crime addressed. Here is an example of each data type:

Official Report: The FBI’s UCR is a summary of official crime statistics submitted by state and local law enforcement agencies.

Self-Reports: The report, Monitoring the Future, measures the extent of delinquent acts committed by high school students.

Victimization Survey: The NCVS measures household victimizations and the attitudes, habits, and responses of the victims surveyed nationwide.

Tasks:

Part A:

For this assignment, pick a location and select two of the three primary data types:

  • Official Report
  • Self-Report
  • Victimization Survey

Remember both your data sources must be from the same location; if your first choice is the data type victimization surveys with the location being your state then your other data source will be either official reports or self-report surveys from the same location, your state. You may conduct an Internet search using the same locale and jurisdiction, for example:

  • United States official reports and
  • United States victimization survey

The ultimate goal is to select and compare two different data sources, both from the same location, time period (usually given as a year or a range of years), and population (usually given as a geographic location or a jurisdiction).

Part B:

Using a series of line graphs, compare the data presented in each data source across four different offense types during the same five-year period. For example, you could use assault, larceny theft, truancy, or runaways, then describe two examples each of the common delinquent offenses and the status of the offenses.

In a minimum of 2 pages, write a paper that includes responses to the following:

  • Comment with explanations on the results of the data presented for each offense type.
  • Analyze any trends and state which offense type shows the greatest discrepancy between the two data sources.
  • Given the nature of the data sources, describe why you think this discrepancy exists. Be sure to note with reasons whether your overall results are or are not what you initially expected.

Include an APA-formatted reference page that links back to your in-text citations and supports your recommendations. Remember, you cannot have only in-text citations or only references; you must have both because in-text citations and references link to each other.

Submission Details:

  • Save the final report as M1_A3_Lastname_Firstname.doc.
  • By Wednesday, August 19, 2015, submit your final report to the M1: Assignment 3 Dropbox.
Assignment 3 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Used a series of line graphs to compare the data presented in each data source across four different offense types during the same five-year period.
20
Analyzed and explained the results of the data presented for each offense type.
20
Analyzed the trends and stated the type of offense that shows the greatest discrepancy between the two data types.
20
Analyzed and justified the reasons discrepancy exists in the data sources.
20
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in the accurate representation and attribution of sources; and used accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
20
Total:

Attention and Consciousness-Unlearning Through Hypnosis

Watch the “Attention and Consciousness-Unlearning Through Hypnosis” video located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper covering the following:

  • What was the purpose of this study?
  • How does this study apply to the real world?
  • If you were doing the next step in this study, which research question would you develop? How could you test it?
  • How could you apply the steps of the scientific method to test your hypothesis?

Parenting Practices Over Generations

Assignment 3: Parenting Practices Over Generations

You learned in your readings that parenting practices and techniques used to shape child development are influenced by many factors including culture, socioeconomic status, non-normative life events, and cohort effects. To understand cohort effects, consider that the experiences of a child growing up in the 1940s are different in many ways from a child growing up today.

Read the article: Kotchick, B.A. & Forehand, R. (2002). Putting parenting in perspective: A discussion of the contextual factors that shape parenting practices. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 11(3), 255-269.

http://www.thecampuscommon.com/library/ezproxy/ticketdemocs.asp?sch=auo&turl=http://search.proquest.com/docview/210500919

Synthesize what you learned in your readings as well as the above article to address the following:

  • Using the chart/table below, list at least 4 parenting practices of 3 generations. (Note: Parenting practices are not the same as parenting styles, which will be discussed later in the course). You can describe parenting practices of 3 generations of your family members, another family you interview, or general practices of generations based on research you find. For example, how did each generation address issues such as education, extracurricular activities, breastfeeding, sleeping arrangements, religious involvement, etc.?  Include brief demographic information (e.g., sex, age, region of the country) Note: 3 different generations means 3 different time periods, not 3 different people.
  • Now review the chart/table and discuss the following:
    • How were the parenting practices similar and different between generations?
    • Explain the concept of cohort effects. What cohort effects (e.g. historical or social events) might have influenced the parenting practices of each generation you described?
    • Identify and explain contextual factors (other than cohort effects) described by Kotchick and Forehand (2002) that might have influenced the parenting practices of each generation you described.
    • Why is it important to understand contextual factors, including cohort effects, when researching differences in parenting practices?
  Generation 1: Years children were raised (19XX-XXXX) Generation 2: Years Generation 3: Years
Parenting Practice 1: Education      
Parenting Practice 2:      
Parenting Practice 3:      
Parenting Practice 4:      

Present the chart or table and your comments in a 3-page paper in Word format. Be sure to include introductory and concluding paragraphs in your paper, and an APA style reference page. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

EARLY AND MIDDLE ADULTHOOD

EARLY AND MIDDLE ADULTHOOD PAPER WEEK 4

Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you examine the psychological adjustments to aging and lifestyle that occur within individuals during early and middle adulthood. Be sure to include the following:

  • Discuss how social and intimate relationships evolve and change during early and middle adulthood.
  • Identify various role changes that occur during early and middle adulthood.
  • Examine the immediate and future impact of healthy and unhealthy habits practiced during early and middle adulthood.

Use a minimum of two peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Examine language as it relates to cognition.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you examine language as it relates to cognition. Address the following:

  • Define language and lexicon.
  • Evaluate the key features of language.
  • Describe the four levels of language structure and processing.
  • Analyze the role of language processing in cognitive psychology.

Emotional disabilities

Emotional disabilities

Emotional disabilities may inhibit one’s ability to manage emotions. This inability to cope with feelings may adversely affect one’s daily life. Children with emotional disabilities often also experience problems with learning.

For this Assignment, please write a paragraph on EACH of the questions below:

  1. Choose one emotional disability and describe the characteristics of the disability (e.g., bipolar disorder, ADHD, eating disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, recent exposure to violence or disaster, or conduct disorder).
  2. Describe the treatment for the disability.
  3. What issues do you think might arise in a school setting for a child with this disability?
  4. How might a school professional help the student cope with this emotional disability in the school setting?

Use resources from the APUS online library to help you learn more about the specific emotional disability you choose to examine. Additionally, you may click on the following link to learn more about emotional disabilities/disturbances in children and adolescents

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/children-and-adolescents-listing.shtml

 

 

1000 word minimum

APA format

correlations between symbolic interactionism and constructivism

Demonstrate your understanding of the complexities of how we learn by evaluating the potential correlations between symbolic interactionism and constructivism. Apply basic research methods in psychology to your post by synthesizing the principles from the articles in your own words with appropriate citations. Do not quote the articles directly. Based on your course resources, scholarly articles, and the knowledge you have developed throughout the past four weeks, critically consider how/if these correlations might affect a person’s ability and/or willingness to learn new material. Consider the following in your analysis:

 

  • Symbolic interactionism is actually a theory posed in sociological psychology. Do you believe this theory can be aligned with the framework of constructivism, which originates from learning psychology? Why, or why not? Support your statements with scholarly research and personal examples.
  • In your opinion, what prevents (or substantiates) their correlation?
  • Based on these theories, what possible needs should be considered when teaching skills to a group of diverse learners?

Psychology of Adjustment

Psychology of Adjustment

Go to NPR’s StoryCorps Website, located at http://www.npr.org/series/4516989/storycorps. Read two (2) articles that were published within the last two (2) months that focus on individuals with major adjustment issues.

Next, use the textbook and the Strayer Library to research evidence-based strategies to help with adjustment. Consider strategies that relate to stress and coping, gender, stages of life, cultural and social issues, and health.

When referencing the selected stories, please use this format:

  • Standard Reference Format:
    • Title of the story [Audio file]. (Year, Month Day). Retrieved from website url.
      • Example:

A homeless teen finds solace in a teacher and a recording [Audio file]. (2014, March 7). Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/2014/03/07/286921391/a-homeless-teen-finds-solace-in-a-teacher-and-a-recording.

  • In-Text Citation Format:
    • The in-text citation for a selected story is an abbreviated version of the title and the year of publication. The abbreviation contains the first three words of the title.
      • Example:

(“A homeless teen,” 2014).

When referencing the textbook, please use this format:

  • Standard Textbook Reference Format:
    • Author’s Name. (Date of publication). Title of the resource. Publisher information.
      • Example:

Santrock, J. (2006). Human adjustment: 2007 custom edition. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.

  • In-Text Citation Format:
    • The in-text citation for the textbook is the author’s last name and year of publication.
      • Example:

(Santrock, 2006).

Write a three to six (3-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Summarize two (2) articles you selected from the NPR Website. The two (2) article must be from within the last two (2) months.
  2. Describe the major adjustment issues discussed in each story.
  3. Examine at least three (3) evidence-based strategies from each of the selected articles that could help the individuals in each article enhance their adjustment skills.
  4. For each article, recommend the evidence-based strategy that is best suited for the people in the selected articles. Provide a rationale for your response.
  5. Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources. Each of your selected articles (2) is a source and your textbook should be used as a source. One additional academic source is required for a total of four (4) sources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required assignment page length.
  • Include a reference page containing APA-formatted references for all sources used in your paper. The reference page is not included in the required assignment page length.

Evaluation of a Weight Loss Program

Assignment 2: Evaluation of a Weight Loss Program 3 pages

Many Americans believe that they are overweight, by a few pounds to a few hundred pounds. Because of this, weight loss systems are big business. For this assignment, you are to select a weight loss system and evaluate it in terms of the information about the physiology of ingestive behavior covered this module.

  • Find a website, a brochure, a popular article, or an advertisement about weight control that proposes a mechanism for loss of excess weight.
  • Document the key proposals in terms of the main claims for success of the program (e.g., restriction of fat and small portions).
  • Describe the reasons provided for the effectiveness of the program (e.g., a full stomach reduces hunger).
  • Discuss the physiological components involved in the weight loss program. Clearly express an understanding of the physiology of the process of hunger, satiation, eating, and drinking as relevant for the weight loss method being described (e.g., long periods between meals would be likely to reduce blood sugar levels).
  • Present a critique of the materials based on the module information on eating and weight regulation.
  • Evaluate the proposal and suggest whether you would try this weight loss system or recommend it to someone else. Explain why or why not.

For this assignment, you are required to cite, at a minimum, the online course and the textbook for the course. Additional sources are welcome. Scholarly sources are preferred and can be found in the Argosy University library located under the Academic Resources section of Course Home. For reputable web sources, look for .gov or .edu sites as opposed to .com sites. Do not use Wikipedia.

Your paper should be double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font, and with normal 1-inch margins; written in APA style; and free of typographical and grammatical errors. It should include a title page and a reference page. The body of the paper should be between 3 and 4 pages. Save the paper as

Attention and cognition

Attention and cognition

Attention and cognition Worksheet

 

Respond to the following questions in 100 to 150 words each.

 

  1. How do you define the concept of attention?

 

  1. Can attention be consciously allocated to tasks?  Why or why not?

 

  1. What is the relationship between attention and cognition?

personality models

we study several personality models this week and learn how personality shapes the workplace environment. Last week you discovered your KTS-II personality type. Share with your colleagues in this forum what your personality type is (Guardian/Rational/Idealist/Artisan) and then discuss the following: In what ways does personality inform how we interact with supervisors and coworkers at work?
what does the most current research indicate about how at least one facet of personality (e.g., conscientiousness, extraversion, emotional stability, agreeableness, and openness to experience) interacts with the work environment?

Provide one or more examples from your workplace experience to illustrate your points

Annotated Bibliography

Psych 665 Annotated Bibliography – Week Three

An annotated bibliography is a reference list in which each entry is followed by an annotation or description of the source. For this assignment, do the following:

 

  • Use the same format as the University of Phoenix Material: Annotated Bibliography Formatting Sample.

 

  • Include an APA-formatted title page.

 

  • Include four to six peer-reviewed sources.

 

  • Include a one-paragraph annotation in your own words for each source.

Genetic and environmental influences of alcohol abuse leading to drug addiction

Psych 665 Research Proposal – Week Five – Genetic and environmental influences of alcohol abuse leading to drug addiction

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word research proposal including the following:

  • Introduction, including purpose and importance of your topic
  • Literature review based on the Annotated Bibliography assignment
  • Research questions and hypothesis
  • Methods: sample, procedure, and analysis
  • Ethical considerations
  • Discussion: expected results, conclusions, and limitations
  • References

Format your research proposal consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Capstone Quiz

Psych 665 – Week Six – Capstone Quiz

Capstone Quiz

 

Answer the following multiple choice questions by highlighting the answer. There is one correct answer per question.

 

  1. Which historical perspective stated that psychologists should study the different components of the mind independently, because to understand how the conscious mind works, we must understand all of its individual parts completely?

 

  1. Structuralism
  2. Functionalism
  3. Behaviorism
  4. Gestalt
  5. Psychodynamic

 

  1. Edward Titchener used a method for studying the mind that became popular during the Structuralist period. The method, called _____, required trained participants to report their conscious mental experiences to the investigator. For example, if a person was angry, they would report all of their experiences during the time they were angry.

 

  1. empiricism
  2. functionalism
  3. contemplation
  4. introspection
  5. conscientiousness

 

  1. A potential problem with ___________ research is _____________.

 

  1. longitudinal; cohort differences
  2. cross-sectional; subject attrition
  3. cross-sectional; cohort differences
  4. longitudinal; random assignment
  5. cross-sectional; maturation

 

  1. Research by _____________ legitimized psychological science when it became the first psychological research presented as evidence to the United States Supreme Court.

 

  1. Muzafer Sherif
  2. Irving Janis
  3. Mamie Clark
  4. Phillip Zimbardo
  5. Kurt Lewin

 

  1. To determine whether changing one variable like education will produce changes in another like income, we must conduct _____________________ research.

 

  1. survey
  2. correlational
  3. experimental
  4. statistical
  5. basic

 

  1. Mary is studying the effect of high blood sugar on intelligence test performance. Which of these might be her hypothesis?

 

  1. People should not eat high sugar foods prior to IQ testing.
  2. High sugar foods increase energy and improve IQ test performance.
  3. People who eat high sugar foods before testing will have lower scores on an IQ test than people who do not.
  4. Roughly 75% of people had lower IQ test scores after eating high sugar snacks right before testing.
  5. Individuals should not be given high sugar snacks prior to IQ testing.

 

  1. Which of the following research methods would be most effective in demonstrating whether the presence of others improves our performance of a task?

 

  1. An experiment
  2. A correlational study
  3. A survey
  4. A field study
  5. An historical study

 

  1. Which of the following psychological studies would you expect to have similar results cross-culturally?

 

  1. Milgram’s study of obedience to authority
  2. Asch’s conformity study
  3. Study of the symptoms of mental illness
  4. Study of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  5. Study of parenting styles

 

  1. According to the APA Ethical Standards, psychologists must inform participants of the nature of the research; and that they are free to participate, decline to participate, or withdraw from the research at any time. These requirements, among others, are necessary to ensure the participants’ ______.

 

  1. anonymity
  2. risk level
  3. informed consent
  4. debriefing
  5. risk/benefit ratio

 

  1. Making an ethical decision involves

 

  1. simply applying a clear and definitive set of guidelines for ethical research
  2. deciding that an ethical decision is effective if it makes you happy
  3. identifying what ethical guidelines are relevant in a situation and what is at stake for all parties involved
  4. maintaining the anonymity of the researchers
  5. maintaining the anonymity of the participants

 

  1. According to the APA Ethical Standards, who is ultimately responsible for the ethical conduct of research done in psychology?

 

  1. The Institutional Review Board
  2. The individual researchers
  3. The sponsoring institution, such as the university
  4. The assistants who test the participants
  5. The funding agency

Ethics and Moral Development

Ethics and Moral Development

For this discussion you will

  • Explain what it means to be ethical as it relates to personal, academic, and professional growth.
  • Provide at least one ethical dilemma you have encountered and describe how the issue was resolved.
  • Describe how your general education courses influenced your ethical values.
  • Explain why a college-educated person might have different duties to society than someone not as educated.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references.

Correlation and Regression with SPSS

Correlation and Regression with SPSS

As you work through this SPSS exercise, consider the application of the correlation and regression analysis to your research topic.

To prepare for this Application:

The assignment:

  • Craft up to a one page double-spaced write up of the statistical results (include any additional pages needed for any APA tables or graphs and the SPSS syntax and output) in which you do the following:
    • State the statistical assumptions for this test.
    • Using the data set you have selected, choose two continuous or metric variables for which you would like to test a relationship.
    • Develop the null hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis.
    • Use SPSS to calculate a correlation coefficient and a simple linear regression. You can decide which should be the independent (predictor) variable and which should be the dependent (criterion) variable.
    • Decide whether to reject or retain the null hypothesis.
    • Generate a scatterplot to visually assess the relationship between two variables.
    • Generate syntax and output files in SPSS. You will need to copy and paste these into your Application document.
    • Based on your SPSS analysis, report the results using correct APA format. Your report should include the following:
      • SPSS syntax and output files

Alternative and Complementary Medicine for Schizophrenics Quantitative

Alternative and Complementary Medicine for Schizophrenics Quantitative

20 page research quanitative Alternative and Complementary Medicine for Schizophrenics

 

Please use some citing from:

Burger, J.M. (2009, January). Replicating Milgram: Would people still obey today? American Psychologist, 64(1), 1-11.

Creswell, J. W. (2009). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Frankfort-Nachmias, C., & Nachmias, D. (2008). Research methods in the social sciences (7th ed.). New York: Worth.

Motivation of Behavior

Motivation of Behavior Research Paper

B. F. Skinner built on the classic behavioristic principles to develop his theory on human behavior. His theory has since been expanded and applied in many practical areas. This assignment focuses on Skinner’s legacy by examining contemporary applications of his ideas of reinforcement learning.

 

In a paper of 1,250-1,5000  words, demonstrate Skinner’s legacy. Include the following in your paper:

  1. A discussion of the modern-day applications of reinforcement learning in education.
  2. A discussion of the modern-day applications of reinforcement learning in behavior therapy.

**Reminder that there is a significant difference between general behavior and behavior therapyused to treat, modify and reinforce (Skinner) behaviors.

Be sure to address “behavior therapy” (e.g, Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) for ADHD, etc.) and not general behavior. So be sure to conduct research for related therapies that treat, modify, and reinforce a change in behavior. 

Neurodevelopmental and Neurocognitive Disorders

Neurodevelopmental and Neurocognitive Disorders Paper

 

  • Describe one neurodevelopmental disorder and one neurocognitive disorder.
  • Discuss behavioral criteria for each disorder.
  • Discuss incidence rates and causes for each disorder.
  • Propose two options for treatment for each disorder, based on two different theoretical models.
  • Use at least 3 professional references

APA Format!

Evaluation of Mental and Emotional Status

PCN 644 Week 1 Assignment – Evaluation of Mental and Emotional Status

Short Answer Questions

In a Word document, provide short answers to the statements below. Each answer should be 250-300 words in length.

 

  1. A screening is a type of assessment tool. Describe how and when a screening is used.
  2. Describe the legal and ethical parameters related to administering and interpreting assessment tools.
  3. Identify the sanctions and educational requirements for a professional to administer and interpret assessments as governed by your state as well as the guidelines of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

 

SELF AWARENESS VIDEO

BSHS 465 WEEK 1- SELF AWARENESS VIDEO

Watch the “Learn About Emotional Intelligence” video found on the ERR page.

Watch the “The Connection Between Emotional and Ecological Intelligence” video found on the ERR page.

Write a 1,050- to 1,200-word paper that addresses the following:

  • What are Daniel Goleman’s four domains of emotional intelligence?
  • How does Goleman define self-awareness? What makes his definition relevant to human services? How does this definition address the core concepts of self-awareness?
  • In the video clips, Goleman provides two examples of people experiencing self-awareness in relation to their work–life choices. How would you apply self-awareness to your work–life choices? What strategies would you use?
  • Why is a well-developed self-awareness important to a human services professional and how does this affect human services work?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Professional Skills Paper

BSHS 465 Week 3 Individual Assignment Professional Skills Paper

Choose one of the human services populations from the list below and conduct research using peer-reviewed journal articles from the University Library. Suggested databases include the ProQuest® social sciences or the PsycINFO® databases on the chosen population.

 

Client Populations

 

  • Homelessness
  • At-risk older adults
  • Mental illness
  • Developmental disabilities
  • At-risk youth
  • Substance abuse
  • Victims of domestic violence
  • Physical disabilities

 

Include human services as part of your search. The more specific criteria you choose, the more relevant your paper will be.

 

Write a 750-1,050-word paper that addresses the following:

 

  • Address the interpersonal skills needed to work with this population.

 

  • Address personal and professional qualities that help human services professionals successfully work with this population.

 

  • Does this population require differential treatment? Why or why not? Is there anything that warrants a change in the human services worker’s style, behaviors, or attitudes?

 

  • Include strategies to use and actions to take to improve your professional skills in this area.

 

  • Address potential challenges and how you would meet and overcome them.

 

  • Reference at least three peer-reviewed journal articles that support your statements and ideas.

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING ANALYSIS VIDEO

BSHS 465 WEEK 5 MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING ANALYSIS VIDEO

Watch the “Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy” video found on this week’s ERR page.

 

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that addresses the following:

 

  • How do the counselors help clients become aware of their own expression of cultural identity? Provide some examples.
  • What are some of the multicultural issues affecting the clients and their situations?
  • What strategies are the counselors using to identify areas where multicultural issues are playing a role in the clients’ concerns or problems? How do the counselors help the client realize the positive attributes of their cultural identity?
  • Using reflections from the video, how do you view culture in your own life and in the shaping of your own identity? How does it affect your values and belief systems? What do you appreciate about your own identity, cultural or otherwise?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

Explain the relationships between motivation, emotion, and behavior

Explain the relationships between motivation, emotion, and behavior. How does emotion affect motivation? Provide an example of a specific behavior, and the motivators and emotions that can be behind that behavior. Your response must be at least 300 words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part II: Theories of Emotion

Summarize the four major theories of emotion. Identify which theory you think is the most valid. What makes this theory more valid to you than the others? Identify which theory of emotion you think is the least valid. What makes this theory less valid to you than the others? Your response must be at least 300 words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part III: Thinking, Intelligence, and Creativity

Describe thinking, intelligence, and creativity. How are thinking, intelligence, and creativity related? Does one’s creativity illustrate anything about his or her thinking processes or level of intelligence? Why or why not? Your response must be at least 300 words.

 

BOWENIAN FAMILY THERAPY & Therapy Case

BOWENIAN FAMILY THERAPY & Therapy Case

CHFD 348

Forum 4: Family Therapy Case Need 300 words and 2 citations; one can be text; other must be from an academic source

In this week’s Forum, you are the family therapist. The scenario depicted below is based on a real-life therapy case. The names and major identifying factors have been altered.

Andy, a 16-year-old girl just returned from a 2-month stay at a residential facility in Utah. Her counselor referred her to YOU. During your first session, Andy and her mother, Jane, were present. Arnold, her father was to attend but was busy at work and didn’t make it. During the session the mother and daughter sat next to one another and were even arm in arm at times. They reviewed the situation prior to her going to the facility. Basically, Andy was out of control and belligerent. She was critical of both parents and they realized they couldn’t manage her and needed to get some relief from the conflict.

Andy presents as a normal teenager, but she was obviously quite sensitive, reactive to her mother, and frequently felt controlled by her mother. Andy was adopted. She is not Jane and Arnold’s natural daughter. She is actually a niece. Her father, Arnold had a sister who was a drug abusing stripper, and gave birth to Andy when she was 20. Jane and Arnold raised and finally adopted Andy. Andy has never had contact with her birth mother. She is extremely angry about this.

Both Jane and Arnold are the adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs). Jane’s father was a WWII vet and was disabled most of his life. His problems mainly consisted of mental issues and alcoholism. Ultimately he committed suicide. At times Jane would describe her childhood as great. At other times she would note frequent beatings and abuse. Arnold’s alcoholic father died when he was only 8 years old.

Both Jane and Arnold are very successful professionally and they are open to therapy to help their daughter. They have been married for 29 years.

Based on the above case description, answer the following:

  • What other information would you like to know to move forward with the case?
  • What long-term approach or techniques would you employ in this case?
  • Based on the information available what would be your short term goals?
  • Based on the information available what would be your long term goals

CHFD 348

Forum 5: Bowenian Family Therapy

Case Study need 300 words and 2 citations; one can be text; other must be from an academic source

David has begun dating Beth who he met at the pool where he is a lifeguard. They have been getting along well for several months, with occasional blowups. Beth mentioned that she and her family had been to a Bowenian therapist earlier in the year, and she shared with David the genogram the therapist developed with them. Beth and David are thinking about getting married when Beth finishes high school next spring. They have decided to seek premarital counseling, and have chosen you as their therapist. What will you discuss with them, based on the genogram Beth brings to the first session? Be creative! Invent additional characters and details.

BOWENIAN FAMILY THERAPY & Therapy Case

BOWENIAN FAMILY THERAPY & Therapy Case

CHFD 348
Forum 4: Family Therapy Case Need 300 words and 2 citations; one can be text; other must be from an academic source
In this week’s Forum, you are the family therapist. The scenario depicted below is based on a real-life therapy case. The names and major identifying factors have been altered.
Andy, a 16-year-old girl just returned from a 2-month stay at a residential facility in Utah. Her counselor referred her to YOU. During your first session, Andy and her mother, Jane, were present. Arnold, her father was to attend but was busy at work and didn’t make it. During the session the mother and daughter sat next to one another and were even arm in arm at times. They reviewed the situation prior to her going to the facility. Basically, Andy was out of control and belligerent. She was critical of both parents and they realized they couldn’t manage her and needed to get some relief from the conflict.
Andy presents as a normal teenager, but she was obviously quite sensitive, reactive to her mother, and frequently felt controlled by her mother. Andy was adopted. She is not Jane and Arnold’s natural daughter. She is actually a niece. Her father, Arnold had a sister who was a drug abusing stripper, and gave birth to Andy when she was 20. Jane and Arnold raised and finally adopted Andy. Andy has never had contact with her birth mother. She is extremely angry about this.
Both Jane and Arnold are the adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs). Jane’s father was a WWII vet and was disabled most of his life. His problems mainly consisted of mental issues and alcoholism. Ultimately he committed suicide. At times Jane would describe her childhood as great. At other times she would note frequent beatings and abuse. Arnold’s alcoholic father died when he was only 8 years old.
Both Jane and Arnold are very successful professionally and they are open to therapy to help their daughter. They have been married for 29 years.
Based on the above case description, answer the following:

  • What other information would you like to know to move forward with the case?
  • What long-term approach or techniques would you employ in this case?
  • Based on the information available what would be your short term goals?
  • Based on the information available what would be your long term goals

CHFD 348

Forum 5: Bowenian Family Therapy

Case Study need 300 words and 2 citations; one can be text; other must be from an academic source
David has begun dating Beth who he met at the pool where he is a lifeguard. They have been getting along well for several months, with occasional blowups. Beth mentioned that she and her family had been to a Bowenian therapist earlier in the year, and she shared with David the genogram the therapist developed with them. Beth and David are thinking about getting married when Beth finishes high school next spring. They have decided to seek premarital counseling, and have chosen you as their therapist. What will you discuss with them, based on the genogram Beth brings to the first session? Be creative! Invent additional characters and details.

Essay Writing Psychology

Read the following scenarios.

Write a 100- to 150-word response to the following questions associated with each scenario.

1.     A psychologist is interested in learning more about how children interact with each other during the school day. The psychologist is particularly interested in discovering the ways in which children behave when they donot think they are being watched. What research method would be best used to conduct this type of research, and why? What ethical concerns might be an issue in this type of research?

2.     As a researcher, I am interested in learning whether or not there is a connection between sleep and test scores. I want to know if an increase in sleep improves test scores, for example. What type of research method would I use, and why? What ethical concerns might present an issue when conducting this type of research?

 

3.     If I want to research whether or not a new medication has an effect on depression, and I want to compare the medication against a placebo, what research method might I use, and why? What ethical concerns might be an issue in this type of research?

Psychological Adjustment

PSY

Write a one to two 2 pages paper in which you:

  1. Reflect on how well you are:
    1. adjusting to your life in terms of subjective well-being, diversity, contexts, and / or thinking critically.
    2. balancing your priorities, specifically with home, work, school, recreation, and / or family.
    3. developing your identity, specifically self-esteem, self-concept, ethnicity, and / or gender.
    4. coping with stress, specifically social support, multiple coping strategies, and / or self-control.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; Since the only resources you will be using for this assignment are the article and your textbook, you need not include a reference page. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Define psychology and psychological adjustment.
  • Identify contextual variables (e.g., culture) that impact psychological adjustment.
  • Describe self-concept, self-esteem, and identity.
  • Define stress, stressors, and coping strategies, and contemplate their relationship to health and wellness.
  • Use critical thinking skills to reflect on personal experiences with adjustment and identify new strategies for personal growth.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in psychology.
  • Write clearly and concisely about psychology using proper writing mechanics.

American Positive Psychology Association Proposal

This year, the American Positive Psychology Association’s (APPA) annual conference is being conducted in your area, and you are interested in making a presentation. Review the flier below.

Using the module readings, Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research the positive psychology model. Then, based on your research, do the following:

  • Select one of the featured elements of the positive psychology model on which you will prepare an application for the APPA Conference call for proposals as stated in the flier.
  • Develop a PowerPoint presentation as part of your application. Cover the following points in your presentation:
    • Discuss the foundational information for positive psychology and the featured element or concept of positive psychology on which you have chosen to focus.
    • Analyze and apply current research to support the efficacy of this element or concept of positive psychology. Provide a minimum of three scholarly references of research conducted within the past five years.
    • Argue the benefits of this element or concept in contrast to two different techniques in general psychotherapy such as cognitive restructuring (from cognitive/behavioral theory) or dream analysis (from psychodynamic theory).
    • Summarize several significant factors that contribute to a positive outlook based on current research.
    • Analyze the potential advantages of this positive outlook and what changes would need to be implemented to impact the mental health field.
  • Be sure to include a title slide and a slide with a list of scholarly references.
  • Remember to include detailed speaker notes for each slide in your presentation.

Develop a 15–20-slide presentation in PowerPoint format. Each slide should contain 75–100 words of description and research. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

PSY327 Abnormal Psychology – Project Guidelines

Project (Paper and Presentation): F or this course, you will be required to complete a term project. This project consists of two parts: (1) a paper and (2) a presentation of that paper. Review the list of topics below and submit your selection to the instructor via email by the end of module 2.
 Suggested Topics:

  •  Historical trends in society’s view of mental illnes
  • Historical trends in treatment of mental illness
  •  Physiologicalversus therapeutic treatment of (any disorder inserted here)
  • Challenges in identifying and treating personality disorders
  • Causes of Autism
  • Society’s view of ADHD/ADD
  • Electroconvulsive therapy as a treatment option for mental illness
  • Other (must be approved by the instructor)

My selected and approved topic:
“Historical trends in treatment of mental illness”:Chlorpromazine vs. Lobotomy
 Project (Paper Portion):
Brief Description: An 8-10 page “position paper” exploring a topic relevant to a content area covered in the course within the study of ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR that manifests itself in “the real world” and has competing views. APA format is required.
Conduct a search (online library) to find recent peer-reviewed and scholarly published research studies to critique and provide evidence supporting or refuting competing real world views (e.g., “Does empirical evidence for Dissociative Identify Disorder exist?”). This evidence shall come from “primary source” journal articles in which the details of the experimental procedures are spelled out, so that you can critically evaluate the conclusions reached by the authors. You shall not rely heavily on “secondary source” review-type articles, and you should not put major emphasis on “personal information” already discussed in class or in your text. In other words, you’ll need to find several recent articles relevant to your topic on your own. Then summarize, critically evaluate, and synthesize them into your paper, discussing how they support or refute the “view” in question. Your paper shall discuss at least 6 primary source articles in support for your position for or against the “view”. These source articles should appear as references in the Bibliography. After your critical evaluation of the issue, the last portion of your paper should be a discussion of a proposal for a new research study (a new experimental design) that will help to provide additional evidence for or against the theory in question and answer any unanswered questions about the prevailing “view” of the Abnormal Behavior you chose to research. It should give the details of the procedures, and you should make clear the purpose of the study and why you think the results of this study will help resolve the issues you found in the definition, diagnosis, and treatment of the disorder you chose.
Tips: Use “PsycInfo” or similarly offered online database on the SLU library website for finding references. Also, consider using the Writing Center as an aid in helping organize and write your paper.

Social Psychology

Paper can be written on Attitude, Prejudice, and/or Discrimination in regards to Social Psychology or any other topic associated with Social Psychology.

APA Style with Abstract
8 references with 4 within the past 2 years
2,250 – 2,500 words
 
 

PSY 250 Week 2 Individual Assignment Psychoanalytic Theories

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper analyzing the components of the psychoanalytic approach to personality. Your paper should cover the following areas: Compare and contrast the psychoanalytic theories of Freud, Jung, and Adler. What are two characteristics of these theories with which you agree? What are two characteristics with which you disagree? Describe the stages of Freud’s theory and explain characteristics of personality using these components. Describe uses of at least three Freudian defense mechanisms with real-life examples. Include an introduction and conclusion in your paper.

Culturally Alert Counseling

Complete and Submit Chapter Response Paper III:  The goal for this assignment is to develop sign posts for your future practice. The text, “Culturally Alert Counseling,” presents information and research specific to culture, diversity, gender, social class, disabilities, etc. “Case Studies in Multicultural Counseling and Therapy” provides corresponding case studies and analysis. “Social Justice Counseling looks at prejudices and injustice that some cultures face. All 3 texts are to be used in your chapter response paper.
For this Chapter Response paper choose any three (3) specific cultures from Chapters 14 through 17 in “Culturally Alert Counseling,” (for example, for example, “Gender & Sex”, ”Gay, Homosexual, Transgendered” “Religion & Spiritualities”, “Disabilities”, etc.)*, integrating the case study analysis provided in “Case Studies in Multicultural Counseling and Therapy” and relevant Social Justice Counseling issues to support your discussions.
For each of the three (3) cultures you choose, you must provide the following: In light of the culture you bring to life, in your interactions with each culture described in the texts, what will you especially want to keep in mind in your interface with each so that you honor them and yourself and work effectively with them as a therapist, a colleague, a social acquaintance, a partner, a neighbor?  What will be especially easy and fun and what could be challenging, knowing who you are?  These responses will be entirely unique to you and your cultural framework.
These responses should be approximately – Total 3-4 pages in length for each of the 3 cultures you choose. Total assignment should be between 9-12 pages PLUS title and reference page.  If a culture you want to know more about is not covered in the texts you are encouraged to expand your education to meet your needs.  You may even substitute one cultural group in the texts by researching any other culture you are not likely to encounter.    Please thoroughly integrate the information from the course text. All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, and must be written at graduate level English. Be sure to properly cite your references and include a reference page per APA format.
Please note:  “Culturally Alert Counseling” and Case Studies in Multicultural Counseling and Therapy are both edited texts. Please review APA referencing on how to cite an edited text and how to list an edited text in the Reference List.

 Assignment Outcomes
Analyze your own cultural background
Compare and contrast research and practices relevant to helping people from culturally
diverse backgrounds
Discriminate processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
Formulate patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to
psychology

The Final Integrative Research Paper

The Final Integrative Research Paper provides the opportunity for you to demonstrate your ability to apply the concepts covered throughout the course. This assignment must be typed, double-spaced, in APA style, and must be at graduate level English. Using the University Virtual Library, find articles from professional journals dated within the past 2 years. A minimum of ten (10) research articles are required to complete this assignment. Use articles from the university Virtual Library as well as online or hard copy research  on counseling cultural and diverse populations.
The course texts are not to be used for this assignment.
Prepare a 10 page comprehensive research paper in which you choose an area of research that is relevant and pertinent to culturally sensitive counseling*. Integrate a discussion of how you see your research findings as significant to your clinical work or the field of psychology in general. Illustrate an understanding by giving examples from your own life or clinical practice that supports your research.

Assignment Outcomes
Compare and contrast research and practices relevant to helping people from culturally
diverse backgrounds
Discriminate processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
Formulate patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
Consider the global expansion of racism
Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to
psychology

Major Approaches to Clinical Psychology Presentation

Select one of the following disorders:

  • Depressive disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Create a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you compare and contrast the major approaches to clinical psychology—psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and family systems—in relation to the selected disorder. Address the following items:

  • Discuss the philosophical origins of each approach.
  • Identify the goals of each approach.
  • Describe the techniques and strategies used by each approach.
  • Explain how each approach affects the treatment strategies for your selected disorder.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of each approach, in relation to your selected disorder, based on treatment outcome research.

Include speaker notes with your presentation.

Incorporate information from at least five peer-reviewed publications.

Cite each outside source on a slide titled References.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

psychological research in a contemporary media piece

In a 2- to 3-page paper, critique the representation of psychological research in a contemporary media piece, and address each of the following prompts:

  • Were you skeptical upon initially hearing the findings? Why or why not?
  • Was the source of the information credible? Why or why not?
  • Did you think there were examples of oversimplification for purposes of monetary gain? Why or why not?
  • Did the article (online news story, print or online written piece) provide “proof”? Support your answer with examples.
  • Cite the evidence (or lack of evidence) for the study using a control group.
  • Did the research suggest causation or correlation? Cite examples to support your answer.
  • Were the inferences in the study supported by the data? Cite examples.

Later adult hood development report

Imagine that you are a director at a nursing home facility. You are discussing the needs of, and the changes facing, later adults to a potential client’s family.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word report in which you describe personality and social development in later adulthood to the potential client’s family.

Address the following in your report:

  • Explain changes in role and social position during this stage.
  • Compare living accommodations such as accessibility and the need for health care.
  • Illustrate the adjustment and transition from work to retirement.
  • Describe changes in marriage, family, and peer relationships.
  • Identify social policies that affect the older adult.

Include at least two peer-reviewed resources.

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Social Anxiety

A client goes to a psychotherapist seeking help for incapacitating social anxiety.  Describe what the therapeutic approach might be like if the therapist is a:

  • psychoanalyst
  • behavior therapist
  • Gestalt therapist
  • cognitive therapist

Your written response should be 2 to 3 pages in length (excluding title and references pages).  The paper should use APA formatting and include a title and reference page, even if the only resource used was the course text book.  Please visit the Academic Resource Center for helpful 

disorders

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:
Select 1 the following disorders:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Hoarding Disorder
Focus your discussion of the disorder on the following:
  • What are some of the symptoms?
  • What would this disorder look like in person?
  • Make sure you relate this back to the DSM criteria.
  • Based on your research, do you think the media has portrayed the disorder you selected in an unbiased manner or is it sensationalized? Support your answer.

In the DSM-IV Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and Trichotillomania were in separate chapters.

  • Why do you think the DSM-5 has placed Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and Trichotillomania into a chapter called Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders? Support your answer with research.

Aging

 

Write a 350- to 700-word journal entry to discuss aging.

Include the following:

  • Discuss the fears you have about aging.
  • Discuss how you would change society’s views of aging to prevent ageism as you get older.

 

Behavioral Health

Research Your State’s VA Services

The VA has gone through some major reorganization in the last few decades to meet the growing needs of what is mainly considered an aging veteran population. To meet the needs of veterans, many state’s VA departments have converted their services to long-term care and have also contracted clinical services.
Search the Internet using keywords “U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs” and locate your state’s VA. Search relevant information regarding the various VA services offered by your state’s VA. Using the information shared in the Web site and your textbook readings, discuss whether you agree or disagree that the current service structure for behavioral health is capable of meeting the current and future needs of veterans. Provide rationale to support your response.

Behavioral Health Services and HMOs

The basis of a HMO is to provide a comprehensive set of services from wellness and preventative to acute and chronic treatment. Behavioral health is unique because it is difficult to measure the outcomes, and in some instances, the comorbidity of mental illness and potential loss of function demands a higher level of services.
Search the Internet to find information on your preferred HMO. Review the information on the Web site to find out what kind of behavioral health services are supported, or offered, by the HMO.
Do you agree or disagree that the behavioral healthcare services covered by HMOs are considered adequate for patients with mental illness? Why? Compared to the services offered in public community mental health services, do you agree the services offered by HMOs measure up to the same level? Justify your answers with appropriate research and reasoning.

Personal Reflection Journal Entry

In this assignment, you will review your current level of adjustment.
Write a one to two (1-2) page paper in which you:

  1. Reflect on how well you are:
    1. adjusting to your life in terms of subjective well-being, diversity, contexts, and / or thinking critically.
    2. balancing your priorities, specifically with home, work, school, recreation, and / or family.
    3. developing your identity, specifically self-esteem, self-concept, ethnicity, and / or gender.
    4. coping with stress, specifically social support, multiple coping strategies, and / or self-control.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; Since the only resources you will be using for this assignment are the article and your textbook, you need not include a reference page. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Define psychology and psychological adjustment.
  • Identify contextual variables (e.g., culture) that impact psychological adjustment.
  • Describe self-concept, self-esteem, and identity.
  • Define stress, stressors, and coping strategies, and contemplate their relationship to health and wellness.
  • Use critical thinking skills to reflect on personal experiences with adjustment and identify new strategies for personal growth.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in psychology.
  • Write clearly and concisely about psychology using proper writing mechanics.

Major Approaches to Clinical Psychology

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder… ADHD Create a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you compare and contrast the major approaches to clinical psychology—psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and family systems—in relation to the selected disorder. Address the following items: Discuss the philosophical origins of each approach. Identify the goals of each approach. Describe the techniques and strategies used by each approach. Explain how each approach affects the treatment strategies for your selected disorder. Evaluate the effectiveness of each approach, in relation to your selected disorder, based on treatment outcome research. Include speaker notes with your presentation. Incorporate information from at least five peer-reviewed publications. Cite each outside source on a slide titled References.

Mental Health Services to Minors

Case 2. Cultural Values and Competent
Irina, a 13-year-old girl of Arabic cultural heritage living in Boston, Massachusetts, was brought by her parents to a hospital emergency room after an assault by a stranger. Based on her injuries, the hospital staff suspected that the attacker had also sexually assaulted the girl, but she and her parents refused medical evaluations for rape. The family received a referral to see Janet Matthews, a clinical psychologist specializing in adolescent trauma. During their initial meeting with Dr. Matthews, the parents asked the psychologist not to discuss any sexual aspects of the assault with their daughter but to treat the psychological trauma from the assault in general.
They told the psychologist that admitting a rape had taken place would cast a stigma on their daughter and make her ineligible to be married to men in their closely knit ethnic community. When asked in private, the girl also requested that sexual issues not be discussed for the same reason.
Ethical Dilemma
Dr. Matthews does not know if she should agree to the parents’ and child’s request.
Suggested Readings
American Psychological Association. (2003). Guidelines on multicultural education, training,
research, practice, and organizational change for psychologists. American Psychologist,
58, 377–402.
American Psychological Association. (2007b). Guidelines for psychological practice with
girls and women. American Psychologist, 62, 949–979.
Arredondo, P., & Toporek, R. (2004). Multicultural counseling competencies = ethical
practice. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 26(1), 44–55.
Gallardo, M. E., Johnson, J., Parham, T. A., & Carter, J. A. (2009). Ethics and multiculturalism:
Advancing cultural and clinical responsiveness. Professional Psychology: Research and
Practice, 40, 425-435.
Vasquez, M. (2012). Social justice and civic virtue. In S. Knapp, M. Gottlieb, M. Handelsman,
& L. VandeCreek (Eds.), Handbook of ethics in psychology (Vol. 1, pp. 75–98).
Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Effective listening strategies for counseling

Research effective listening strategies to use during a counseling interview process in University Library.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you discuss the following:

  • Provide a summary of each article you reviewed, including your thoughts on the article and whether or not you agree with what was presented.
  • What did you learn about effective listening strategies?
  • How can you apply what you learned to your practice or your daily life?
  • Do you think you will use these strategies in your practice?
  • Do you think the strategies you learned about are effective?

Psychology homework

What kind of parenting style lead to children that are emotional understanding, pro social behavior and higher self esteem

Community Counseling in Denver, Colorado

COMMUNITY NEEDS ANALYSIS PAPER INSTRUCTIONS
The goal of this assignment is to familiarize you with the overall community needs in regards to mental health. If needed, you may meet with counselors and social workers in your community for personal interviews to answer your many questions about the services that are provided. This is not required, but may offer more insights into the provided services.
The following are the paper’s requirements:
1. The paper must be 10–15 pages, double-spaced, and in Times New Roman font.
2. APA guidelines must be followed, which includes: providing a title and reference page, writing the paper in third-person, and not including a personal reflection in Part 1 of the assignment.
3. A minimum of 10 current resources must be used and cited.
4. The major points are to be supported by 1 or more of the following:
a. Scholarly sources.
b. Professional data (the following are examples):
i. Current census material.
ii. Center for Disease Control.
iii. Hospital research.
iv. Course textbooks.
c. Sources cited must be specific to your immediate locality rather than state data alone.
This assignment is divided into 2 parts. Use the bolded print below as your headings.
Part I: This section reveals your investigative work.
a. Introduction to Community: Write 1–2 paragraphs on your community regarding location, climate, population, demographic, etc.
b. Introduction to State: Write 1–2 paragraphs on the location and uniqueness of your state. For example, states such as Florida would present unique populations that shape many counseling or human service needs, such as the elderly population.
c. Local and State Needs Assessment: This must include various sources. You are to articulate the overall picture of your community’s mental health needs. Include population data as well as cultural demographics and identified at-risk populations.
d. Summation: Based on your research, summarize the perceived mental health needs of your community. Do not compare and evaluate particular programs for effectiveness at this time.
Part II: This section must answer the question of how the needs you identified in Part I are being met. What resources are there that provide the needed services? In this section, you must detail at least 10 resources. Use the bolded headings below for Part II of your paper.
a. Research of State and Local Government Organizations: This section must give attention to each program’s foci, design, and fit into the bigger community context.
b. Private Agencies or Church Ministries: Some approaches may be grouped together rather than reporting on each individual site. For example, church counseling and recovery organizations in the area and their general approaches to treating specific populations could be listed together. How are these organizations meeting the needs of the community?
c. Interaction and Collaboration: Assess how these organizations interact as a whole and address community needs. Summarize and identify the potential gaps for the community.
d. Author reflection: In ½ pages or less, reflect on how this project and this course have aided you in meeting your professional and personal objectives. You may use first person in this section.
Submit the Community Needs Analysis Paper via SafeAssign by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 4.

Political Personalities

As we have seen this week when looking at both psychoanalytic and neo-psychoanalytic theory, much of our mental health and success in adulthood is related to the events and relationships of our childhood. Much like Freud, Alfred Adler believed that childhood events are pivotal for the adult. For Adler, his pivotal childhood events were the development of rickets which kept him from walking until the age of four and contracting a near-fatal case of pneumonia at age five. These events served to inculcate a lifelong ambition which centered around his becoming a physician in order to focus on the curing of deadly diseases.

According to Alfred Adler, all people have moments when they feel inferior. For many, such moments will lead them to strive to compensate for that weakness. When this happens, it leads to what he calls “superiority striving,” in which the person is motivated by his or her feelings of inferiority to overcome and strive for betterment, achievement, and perfection.

It is important to note that superiority striving is different from simply striving for power. Adler considered this an unhealthy desire because the sole goal is power. The way that someone strives to meet his or her goals from an Adlerian point of view is referred to as a style of life.

Adler is also known for his study of birth order and its impact on personality.
Research Adler’s theory using your textbook, the Internet, and the Argosy University online library resources. Based on your research, respond to the following:

  • Choose a social or political leader (current or past) to examine through an Adlerian framework of superiority striving and style of life.
    • Superiority Striving
      • What might be the motivation behind this leader’s career choice, according to Adler’s theory? What was this person’s perceived inferiority or weakness? How did this person obtain his or her high level of superiority striving? For example, Franklin Roosevelt’s bout with polio may have been responsible for some of his motivation.
    • Style of Life
      • What was his/her goal and unique style of life that could be used to achieve this goal? What steps did this person take to overcome their perceived inferiority?
      • Did this leader act out of social interest or for personal gain? What was the long-term outcome of his/her striving?
    • Birth Order
      • How would you apply Adler’s theory of birth order to this personality?

Format your paper so it is double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, and with normal one-inch margins. Include a title page with a running head, an abstract, and a reference page. Do this for all the papers for this course.

Write a 2–3-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Life Expectancy Questionnaire and Death and Dying—Customs and Beliefs

The first part of the assignment includes an informal assessment of your personal protective and risk factors associated with aging. This type of assessment could also be useful for your future client populations. In addition, you will look at how the response to death and dying varies widely among individuals and cultural groups. This second part of the assignment provides additional awareness and insight into these beliefs and practices.

Part A

Tasks:

Click here to download and complete the life expectancy questionnaire.

Write a 2- to 3-page response paper to your self-assessment. Address the following questions:

  • What is your reaction to your estimated life expectancy?
  • What lifestyle factors positively and negatively contributed to your estimate?
  • How do your personal cultural variables contribute to your estimate?

In addition, specify any modifications you plan to make in response to your estimated life expectancy.

Part B

Tasks:

Conduct research to find cultures different from your own in terms of beliefs and practices related to death and dying.

In a 2- to 3-page paper, describe your personal cultural beliefs and practices related to death and dying. Choose a culture different from your own and describe the beliefs and practices related to death and dying in that culture. In addition, describe how these beliefs and practices differ from your own. Include two or three peer-reviewed journal articles to support your opinion.

Submission Details:

  • By Monday, July 20, 2015, prepare a 5- to 6-page analysis paper. Your response should rely upon at least three sources from professional literature. This may include the Argosy University online library resources, relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, or .gov). Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA format); and use accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Save your paper in a Microsoft Word document with the name M5_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc, and upload it to the M5 Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Importance of Theory and Research in Child Development

Prior to completing this journal assignment, please read Modules 1and 2 in your textbook, view the “Endless Questions” video, and review any relevant Instructor Guidance. You may want to look specifically at the interactive media tools demonstrating information on theory which are provided in the Section 1.5 (within Module 1) of the textbook.
In a Journal entry of 500-1000 words, begin by reflecting on this anecdotal phrase that one might hear, “I did that with my children and it worked fine for them.”  Describe your own thoughts about this statement and explain why this may be true in some cases, but not in others.  You may use personal experiences or examples to support your evidence-based statements and opinions, if you wish.
Then, watch the “Endless Questions” video analyzing child development research and find one additional scholarly source of your choice (see tips and a link to tutorials below) and use them to reflect on and answer the following questions:

  • Why is it important to utilize developmental theory to explain a foundational knowledge of children’s development?
  • What makes scholarly research different from anecdotal evidence (or personal experience) in explaining child and adolescent development?  [Hint: Consider the methodology of the article you are reading.
  • Identify and briefly describe the key points of one of the major developmental theories and why you feel that theory is applicable to child and/or adolescent development.

Finally, relate the value of continued learning with a concluding reflection on why we should incorporate both personal experience and scholarly research grounded in theory to help support any statements made in this class or any other professional setting.
You are required to utilize at least one additional scholarly source not from this week’s required readings (including, but not limited to, the multimedia in the recommended resources for Week One).  You must cite all of your sources (including the video embedded above) in proper APA style.  If you are unsure how to create an APA style reference page, please visit the Citation and Reference page on the Ashford Writing Center website. Aside from the video embedded in the prompt, you are to find one other scholarly through the Ashford Library website to help support your reflections in Part II.  View this great tutorial provided by the Ashford University Library which will show you how to find scholarly articles and how to assess the scholarly quality of the resource.
NOTE: As you are completing your searches in the library search engines, check the boxes in the search engines of the library for scholarly, peer-reviewed sources. This allows you to find resources that have been evaluated by a number of experts in the field and do not represent just one person’s opinion.

Barriers to Care

Suicide and homicide are violent actions reported in the news daily.  Individuals suffering from abuse, depression, mental disorders, or substance-abuse disorders are at an increased risk for committing suicide or homicide.  Factors that contribute to the risk are age, gender, socio-economic status, and race/ethnicity. Additionally, situations that cause extreme life or job stress, such as those seen when a loved one dies or by military personnel, can contribute to the risk.  Chapter 6 of your course text highlights barriers to care relating to the vulnerable and this population group in particular.  For this discussion:

  • Locate and share statistical data for your community on annual suicide and homicide rates.
  • Identify and briefly describe one organizational barrier and one financial barrier relating to the suicide- and homicide-prone.
  • Create two recommendations on ways each of these barriers can be reduced or eliminated.
  • Identify two local resources available for suicide- or homicide-prone individuals.  Discuss which services are offered and whether the services fully meet the needs of the population.

Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words in length. Your research and claims must be supported by a minimum of two scholarly sources beyond your course text.  Use proper APA formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
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  1. Burkholder, D. M., & Nash, N. B.  (2013). Special populations in health care.  San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

Erwin Rommel's Psychological Development

Your Final Paper should be 8–10 pages of written text, not including references. You must use a biography and not an autobiography. For each of the following, explain the development and outcomes of the person’s life in terms of the appropriate constructs, processes, and theories of development. Address as many of the ages and stages as possible and which are relevant. Explain the person’s life in terms of nature/nurture influences. Provide an analysis of the role cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development/changes played in the person’s life. Explain major milestones and turning points in the person’s life with the theories that best explain each. Include both classical and contemporary theories and use as many as is fitting. Explain the impact of diversity* on the person’s life (success, lack of success, struggles, challenges, decisions, etc.). . *Diversity includes gender, race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, etc.

Juxtaposition and analysis of female characters in Matilda by Roald Dahl through feminist lens

Grading will be based on the quality of the paper as a whole. Specifically, I will be looking at three factors: (1) the extent to which you carefully followed the instructions outlined on this handout, (2) the level of sophistication of your analysis of gender and (3) your ability to effectively convey psychological ideas in written form. Task: – You can read any book ( fiction or non-fiction) where the main character is female. (You must have your book approved by me) Please write an analysis of the book using feminist theory to guide you. Paper: I. Provide an overview of this book. (in a paragraph or 2) II. Discuss how women are portrayed in this book. How is the main character portrayed? Does she reinforce gender stereotypes about women? III. Describe ways in which you think that the messages in the book might affect women and men psychologically. Use theory from class to guide you. –Note: this should be the longest and most in depth section of your paper. –Note: you have the right to build a case that these poplar culture messages are psychologically inert. However, you need to present some type of evidence to support your claim.

Clinical Psychology Examination

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you examine clinical psychology. Address the following items: Discuss the history and evolving nature of clinical psychology. Explain the role of research and statistics in clinical psychology. Discuss the differences between clinical psychology and other mental health professions such as social work, psychiatry, and school psychology. Include a minimum of two sources from peer-reviewed publications.

Child Abuse

Students must complete a 10-page research paper with at least eight bibliographical sources written to APA style dealing with some aspect of human life span development. Pages should be double spaced, one-inch margins, typed in 12 point Times New Roman font. Your term paper must include a theoretical part (literature review) and an empirical part (your own research project using a naturalistic observation, case study, survey, experiment, or a combination of these methods). Your term paper will be graded based on technical requirements (50 pts), content (50 pts), and interest and creativity (50 pts).

The Power of Social Pressure – conformity and obedience pressures in teams

We find that groups and authority figures influence individual’s cognitive processes – we change or compromise our beliefs or actions in a situation, to go along with or fit in with the team.
A. Summarize what Asch discovered about conformity, applied to Case Example (a time when an individual went along with the group in order to conform an avoid embarrassment). RESPONSE:
B. Discuss the difference between normative and informational influences on conformity, OR –Identify some conformity pressures in everyday life or Case Example, and specific strategies to resist them. RESPONSE:
C. Describe Milgram’s research on obedience to authority, and respond to EITHER of the following, related to Case Example or any work or life example:
– Examples when people obeyed someone in authority even when it caused harm or hurt. RESPONSE:
– Important factors in resisting inappropriate demands of authority figure. RESPONSE:

The Power of Persuasion and motivation of team members through team development stages

Respond to ANY 3 of the following (A, B, C, D)
A. The 4 stages of team development are not in text, go to this website for more information:
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_86.htm
Describe examples of team motivation through each stage, applied to Case Example:
Forming stage: RESPONSE:
Storming stage: RESPONSE:
Norming stage: RESPONSE:
Conforming stage: RESPONSE:
B. Discuss how key elements in the persuasion process OR source factors that influence persuasion may impact the influence of team members, applied to Case Example. RESPONSE:
C. Discuss the evidence on one-sided versus two-sided messages and the value of arousing fear or positive feelings in persuasion, applied to Case Example. RESPONSE:
D. Identify several receiver factors that influence persuasion, OR explain how the two cognitive routes to persuasion influenced the Case Example. RESPONSE:

The Problem of Prejudice and ways to reduce prejudice

Stereotypes involve grouping ALL people with a common characteristic (age, race, gender, etc.) into one category; “ALL men”, “ALL nursing students”, “ALL elderly”, etc.
Prejudice involves pre-judging the stereotypical group: “elderly are — slow, rich, poor, in cognitive decline”, etc. Stereotypes and prejudice involve irrational generalizations, as one cannot possibly know ALL the individuals in a group, and not all individuals can possibly show the same characteristics.
Discrimination involves treating a person differently (less than, OR better than other groups) based on stereotypes and prejudice for members of their group, such as bending the rules for some groups of students but not others.
(Note on reporting discrimination: if you have observed ongoing discrimination based on a person’s identification in a protected minority group, please use the resources available to bring this information forward to those who need to know.)
A. Apply to Case Example: give examples of “old-fashioned” and modern discrimination you have observed or may observe in work groups or Case Example. RESPONSE: I have only experienced really one outdated stereotype and that’s the idea that women are not as good at technology related jobs. I have heard from others that they do not like older people in the work place because they are less willing to change their ways and are much slower.
B. Apply to Case Example: describe how any 2 factors discussed in the text – authoritarianism, cognitive distortions, intergroup competition, and threats to social identity — can contribute to prejudice. RESPONSE:
C. Explain ways that the strategies for reducing prejudice discussed in our text (and personal life examples) can or were used to address issues of prejudice or discrimination, regarding Case Example. RESPONSE:

Meeting team members and Forming Impressions of Others

A. Apply to Case Example: give examples of any 3 of the 5 sources of information people use to form impressions of others, OR – give examples for snap judgments versus systematic judgments. (When responding, give hypothetical or life examples of how sources of information or types of judgment influenced one’s impression when meeting team members) RESPONSE: There are 5 key sources of information that we give off that people use to form impressions on us. They are appearance, verbal behavior, actions, nonverbal messages, and situations. An example of appearance would be that if I were to show up underdressed and kind of like a slob, they would initially think lowly of me. If I were to swear like a sailor, they might think I am not good for the job because they are put off by my verbal behavior. If I were to constantly slouch or my eyes are drooping, they might think I am lazy or tired all the time.
B. Apply to Case Example: give examples of when attribution and expectations (confirmation bias and self-fulfilling prophecies) distorted observers’ perceptions. RESPONSE: I could notice how an employee is really organized and I like their style. Whenever I like their organization structure, I could point it out and say that they did an awesome job in that aspect. In response, they might try to constantly organize things to the way I like and point it out every time they have done so. This could also disallow me to realize that someone else might have good organization skills but I am fixated on the others instead because that’s what they are focusing on.
C. Cognitive distortions are often used as an unconscious short-cut method of forming impressions in an efficient, selective, and/or consistent manner. Apply to Case Example: discuss examples of any 3 cognitive distortions and how a supervisor or team member could (or did) address the distortion to form a more accurate view of others. RESPONSE:

The Positive of the Negative

Is there a positive side to the feeling of negative emotions? Like physical pain, negative emotions or experiences tell us that something is wrong and needs to be fixed. When we focus on the negative, we have more negative experiences. According to this model, using negative experiences to help promote positive experiences is more effective when considering change.

In a perfect world, no one would have negative experiences. In this assignment, you will consider the role of negative feelings such as anger, sadness, and fear in our lives.

Using the module readings, Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research negative emotions and the concept of rumination.

Then, view the following video:

  • Gazit, C., & Robertson, M. (January 2010). Facing our fears. [This Emotional Life] Boston, MA: PBS/NOVA/WGBN.

Create a hypothetical situation where someone would feel fear and would ruminate over the event.

Based on your research and analysis of the video, respond to the following:

  • Describe the hypothetical situation and the rumination.
  • Discuss this situation in terms of how it impacts the emotional state and how it may influence future emotional states. Discuss whether the person should recall it or experience it again.
  • Explain a possible reappraisal process that can be used in this situation.
  • Discuss the implications of what makes change difficult from a psychological perspective.
  • Discuss why it is important to reappraise and how self-regulation plays a part in this process.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

By Saturday, July 11, 2015, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, July 15, 2015, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Do the following when responding to your peers:

  • Read all your peers’ postings.
  • Comment on why resilience and self-regulation are important.
  • Give examples to demonstrate your perspective when writing your response.

Substance Abuse

Below you will find a youtube clip of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ song — Otherside. You will also find a link to the lyrics of the song. Review the youtube clip and read the lyrics to the song. After you review the clip and read the lyrics, I want you to do the following in a 3 page, double spaced essay: Identify and describe, in detail, factors related to the substance abuse behavior of the object/protagonist (main character) of the song. Discuss, in detail, how these factors interact in ways that exacerbates (worsen) his substance abuse behavior Finally, discuss, in detail, which theory (of the ones reviewed in module 2 notes) best explains the substance abuse behavior of the object/protagonist of the song. Explain why.

Experimental Psychology and Forensic Psychology

Experimental Psychology –
— http://www.thepsychfiles.com/category/topics/research-and-stats/
— Kuther and Morgan (2012) Chapter 9
Forensic Psychology –
— http://www.thepsychfiles.com/2011/07/ep-154-5-reasons-why-casey-anthony-might-be-innocent/
— Kuther and Morgan (2012) Chapter 4
Listen to several podcasts on each of the above web pages and select one from each for use in your assignment completion. NOTE: If either of the hot links above doesn’t work, paste http://www.thepsychfiles.com/ into your web browser and use drop-down menu under the Topics tab on the Psych Files website.
http://www.apa.org
Week 6 Module Report
Use the above assignment resources and textbook chapter to research Experimental and Forensic Psychology, this week’s two specialties of the larger field of psychology.
Write a report based on your findings that includes the seven elements listed below. There is no page number minimum for Report Module assignments. They are graded for thoroughness, evidence of ability to clearly articulate and apply knowledge learned, organization and clarity and the degree to which they meet requirements identified on the Report Module grading rubric including compliance with APA formatting rules.
1) The types of work professionals in specialty areas within the larger field of psychology do
2) The type and level of education one must achieve to work in those specialty areas
3) A description of work settings and average incomes one can expect in careers within the specialy areas.
4) Whether after researching the areas you find them to be career possibilities you are interested in or careers that don’t capture your interest and why
5) A description of the most interesting thing not previously known that you learned about the specialty areas
6) A description of an everyday and real-world human experience related to two pod-casts you select to listen to on the specialty web pages provided
7) A description of a “Hot Topic that fits with what you know about each specialty area after researching it and how the two are related.

Applied Behavior analysis therapy with Autistic Children

Each student is required to write a complete experimental paper, which is a two-part assignment. The paper will count for 59% of your total course grade. In addition to deepening your understanding of many of the conceptual issues discussed in lectures, these assignments are designed to improve critical thinking and writing skills. Please follow the instructions and guidelines posted on Blackboard and consult with your lab instructor. You must correct all mistakes from Paper I to Paper 2. Paper II without corrections will not be accepted and you will receive a 0 for that assignment. If you are unclear about any of this information, please ask.
Experimental Paper I: Paper I involves writing the beginning of a research paper that incorporates a TITLE PAGE, preliminary ABSTRACT, LITERATURE REVIEW (with clearly stated research question(s) and hypothesis(-es) and summary of 10 articles, and references, and METHODS. This paper should be approximately 8-10 or more pages long (excluding title page and references). Due on Sunday, July 12th online no later than 11:59 pm. After you have received your grade -You must correct mistakes from Paper1 to get credit for paper II.
Experimental Paper II: In the second experimental paper, students will have analyzed data based on a their analysis. You will enter the data into SPSS, analyze the data, and write your results. This paper will consist of a title page, a completed ABSTRACT, a literature review, a methodology section, a RESULTS (data analysis section), a DISCUSSION section, and references. Tables and figures may also be included, AND the DEMOGRAPHIC QUESTIONNAIRE in the appendix. Please follow the instructions and guidelines on Blackboard. If you are unclear about any of this information, ask. This paper will be 12 to 20 pages long. You must correct mistakes from Paper1 to get credit. This paper is due Monday July 27th at 11:59p.m. online. Specific instructions for each section are posted on Blackboard along with examples

Psychology and Human Behavior

discuss when and why it is important to distinguish between Duchenne smiles and non-Duchenne smiles. You can also discuss the importance of body language and nonverbal communication. Give specific examples to support your main points.

Cognitive Development of Infants & Young Children DQ

Q: Cultural tools shape cognitive development and can include both technical tools, which act on the environment, and psychological tools, which are tools for thinking.  Discuss Vygotsky’s belief that language is the most significant of the cultural tools. Do you agree or disagree?  Examine the given images of other psychological tools. Choose one of the given tools and discuss how that tool may influence cognitive development from the perspective of the sociocultural theories. What do you feel are the ramifications of your tool on student learning? Is your chosen tool an example of the “ratchet effect”? Defend your answer.

PSYCHOLOGY HOMEWORK HELP

Research topic: Eyewitness testimony &the misinformation effect.
Research question: how accurate is the memory of eyewitness and what factors like age & gender can affect eyewitness testimony leading to the misinformation effect.
Note: I’m willing to pay $100 if the job is done right and it how to be done in Microsoft word in Apa format please follow all that is asked in the following assignment’s below and ask for more information if need.
Assignment 3: Final Project Annotated Bibliography
Craft a research question on the topic you selected in your first discussion question post. Then locate at least five articles from peer-reviewed journals that pertain to your question that will be used to write the introduction section of your research proposal.
Submit these five citations in the form of an APA-style reference page. Under each citation, write one paragraph summarizing the main points of the article. As you read your articles, keep the following questions at hand; these will help you generate the information about each article.
What were the topic/research questions being investigated?
How was the study conducted (participants, materials, procedure, etc.)?
What did the results reveal?
How might these methodological considerations affect the research findings and the conclusions drawn from them?
 
How does this article fit in with your paper? How did it influence your own ideas about your paper?
Based on your reading of the literature, what do you expect to find?
 
Include a hypothesis and a title page  should follow APA rules for attributing sources.
 
Assignment 2: Final Project: Sampling
 
Based on the feedback you received on your submission from last week, submit a revised draft of your paper with this additional information:
 
Five additional references that could be used for your research paper and include a 1-2 sentence description for each of the five additional references, explaining how they fit with the research topic and the research question proposed. Make sure that these references come from scholarly sources using Argosy’s library resources.
 
A  very detailed outline of what you would like to cover in the intro/lit review of your paper. Write it as an outline and think about what you want each paragraph or section to cover. Paste your references into each section where the information from that article applies to the topic. Below is an example of the outline although the references have not been pasted in yet:
 
Introduction or Statement of the Problem (e.g. Predictors of Depression in Men)
 
Research question (E.g. What factors predict depression in men? For example, age, marital status, family history, stressors).
Why is it important/implications  (E.g. xx% of men are depressed; less likely to seek treatment; if we can identify who is at risk, may be able to direct them to treatment sooner)
Revised hypothesis based on feedback from the instructor
 
Review of the Literature (the following is an example for above topic):
 
Brief description of depression, symptoms, and any unique symptoms for men (Cite articles from which you will obtain this information).
How widespread is it? Stats on depression in general but also stats on depression in men (Cite articles from which you will obtain this information).
List factors that put men at risk for depression (Cite articles).
 
Difficulty communicating distress or sadness (Cite articles).
Job/work pressures (Cite articles).
 
Demographic characteristics (Cite articles).
 
Relationship between age and depression (Cite articles).
Relationship between marital status and depression (Cite articles).
 
A 1-2 page description of the sample you would like to use for your study, that provides the answer to the following questions:
 
What sampling technique would you use?
Does the sample generalize to the population? Explain why or why not.
What inclusion criteria would be used? What exclusion criteria would be used, if any?
What ethical issues might be encountered when collecting your information from this sample?
 
Be sure to also submit all your ten references (the five from last week and the five new ones you added) in an APA-style reference page. Be sure to also include an APA-style title page with your submission. Your paper should be at least 2-3 pages long. Make sure you write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
 
 
Assignment 2: LASA 1: Final Project: Early Methods Section
 
In your final paper for this course, you will need to write a Methods section that is about 4 pages long where you will assess and evaluate the methods of research.
 
In preparation for this particular section, answer the following questions thoroughly and provide justification/support. The more complete and detailed your answers for these questions, the better prepared you are to successfully write your final paper.
 
Please submit your answers as a single 4- to 6-page document as a numbered list; this will ensure you do not inadvertently miss a question.
 
Additionally, please submit a title page and a reference page in proper APA format.
 
What is your research question?
 
What is your hypothesis or hypotheses? What is the null hypothesis?
 
How many participants would you like to use and why? What are the inclusion characteristics, i.e., what must they have in order to be included in your study (for example, gender, diagnosis, age, personality traits, etc.)? Are there any exclusion characteristics, i.e. are there certain characteristics that would exclude them from being in your study? Does the sample need to be diverse? Why or why not?
 
What sampling technique will be used to collect your sample? What population does your sample generalize to?
 
What are the variables in your study? HINT: Refer back to your hypothesis or hypotheses.
 
Provide operational definitions for each variable.
 
How will you measure each variable? Discuss the reliability and validity of these measures in general terms.
 
What technique will be used for data collection (e.g., observation, survey, interview, archival, etc.)?
 
What type of research design is being used?
 
Briefly discuss the procedure that would be followed when conducting the research.
 
What are some POTENTIAL ethical issues? How might they be addressed?
 
Assignment 2: Final Project: Introduction, Literature Review, and Methods Section
 
Turn in the proposed methods section for your research paper as well as your introduction and literature review.
 
The introduction and literature review should address your research question: why it is important, and how prior research does or does not support your hypothesis, as well as providing a background on what we know about this topic.
 
Please refer to the material on the components of a research paper provided in Module 1 as you work on this document.
 
Your methods section, in addition to covering the subheadings of participants, instruments, and procedure, must include a fourth subheading called ethical issues and note any ethical issues that need to be considered, as well as how they would be handled.
 
Be sure to include a title/cover page and a reference page formatted in APA style.
 
 
Assignment 1: LASA 2: Final Project: Final Research Paper
 
Submit your final research paper, It should include a cover page, abstract, intro/lit review, method section, results (simply report what statistics you propose to use), discussion section, and reference page.
 
Your final paper should be double-spaced, 8 to 10 pages in length, and properly edited.
 
Please use the following information to help you with each section:
 
Cover page: Pay attention to APA style and refer to the example in your textbook.
 
Abstract: Is written on its own page and is a very brief summary of your study. Think in terms of one sentence stating your research question, one or two sentences regarding background and what we already know about it, one or two sentences regarding your methodology (e.g., how many participants were used and how were your variables assessed), and one or two sentences about your findings.
 
Intro/lit review: incorporate the feedback and make revisions to the introduction and literature review submitted in Week 4.
 
Method section: incorporate the feedback and make revisions to the Method section submitted in Week 4.
 
Results section: in one paragraph, state what statistical test would have been used and why it was chosen.
 
Discussion section: broken down into the following paragraphs:
 
paragraph 1: statement of your results/findings (or what you imagine might be your results).
 
paragraph 2: what might have affected those results (i.e., threats to internal and external validity). Include flaws in your design and confounding variables.
 
paragraph 3: implications for your findings including the significance and impact on the field as well as future research directions.
 
 
Reference page: Pay attention to APA style and refer to the example in your textbook.

Bullying report

Watch the following segments of the Dealing with Bullying video:

  • Segment 2: What is Bullying?
  • Segment 6: Indirect Bullying Hurts Self-Esteem – Turning the Tables

Imagine you are training a group of school counselors on the dangers of bullying.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word training report to the school counselors in which you describe bullying behavior in adolescence.

Address the following in your report:

  • Explain why bullying is an issue to study in human development.
  • Describe the three components or types of bullying behavior, as observed by researchers.
  • Explain how gender and sexual orientation influence styles of bullying.
  • Describe how self-esteem affects bullying.
  • Describe how family interactions are affected by bullying.

Include at least two peer-reviewed resources.

Format your report consistent with APA guidelines.

Adolescence

Adolescence is a time in which teenagers physically, intellectually, and emotionally become more adult-like (Feldman, 2011). Erikson, Marcia, and Gilligan all have models that describe their theories of identity development. Think of a teenage character you are familiar with from a book or TV show and the issues he or she faced as he or she explored the questions, “Who am I?” and “Where Do I Fit In?”. Examples to use might include the characters from Harry Potter; Glee; That ‘70s Show; Bethany Hamilton, (the main character in Soul Surfer); Tom Sawyer; Elizabeth Bennet; or a character you are familiar with. Use one of the above models and describe how this character came to terms with his or her self-concept and self-esteem.
Make sure to identify your character and give a brief background about him/her. Use specific examples about the character to support your ideas. Identify and describe any other issues this character faced that have been discussed in Unit V. Your assessment of the character you choose should be two to three pages using APA format. Make sure to cite the reference(s) you use.

Child development

Many products, diets, and services are marketed to parents as beneficial to infant or toddler development. In order to increase sales to parents and caretakers, some companies use marketing strategies that make exaggerated, unfounded, or unrealistic claims about the effects of their product(s) on child development. Select one claim that you suspect to be exaggerated or false (your research may in fact show the claim has validity). Describe in detail what the advertised product, diet, or service is supposed to do. Some examples are:

  • Educational videos as related to language development
  • Effects of classical music on cognitive development
  • Benefits of soy diet or organic food diet on physical and cognitive development
  • Service promising to teach your 18-month-old how to read
  • Any other claim made by a manufacturer or service provider, aimed at enhancing infant or toddler development

Write a 1,400- to 1,650-word paper addressing the following:

  • What area or areas of development does the product, diet, or service claim to enhance?
  • Use the UoPX library to investigate the claim. What does the published literature say about the issue or concern that you are investigating? What does the research reveal about how to promote healthy development in this area or areas? What does this reveal about the necessity and actual benefits of the product, diet, or service?
  • Is there any evidence to support the claim? Why or why not?
  • Imagine that a licensed psychologist in your state publicly endorsed a product with no empirical evidence supporting its claims.  It was later discovered that the psychologist was receiving a percentage of money from the sale of the product to parents.  Is this a violation of the APA code of ethics?  Explain.  Be sure to cite the appropriate section or sections of the Code in your response.

Investigate the claim using your textbook and a minimum of four additional scholarly sources (such as peer reviewed journal articles).

 Note: You may not find a peer-reviewed journal article on a specific product, diet, or service. However, you will most likely be able to find peer-reviewed journal articles on the general issue that you are investigating. For example, if you are investigating educational videos that claim that cognitive skills in infancy are enhanced by using a particular approach or method, you can then review and evaluate studies that focus on enhancing cognitive skills in infancy. Review the evidence for and against the use of specific techniques and summarize your findings.

Cultural Competence in Counseling

In a 2- to 3-page paper: Not including Title and reference page. APA Format. Provide references. See attachments

  • Select one mini–case study from the Learning Resources for this Assignment that represents a cultural group different from your own. (See attached document for mini-case studies)
  • Imagine you are the counselor for the individual in the case study you selected and describe how you are culturally different from that person.
  • Explain how you might demonstrate cultural competence, providing examples to support your response.
  • Based on your current level of self-awareness, knowledge, and skill related to cultural competence, provide one or more strategies you could use to improve your cultural competence with this client.

References
Sue, D. W., & Sue, D. (2013). Counseling the culturally diverse: Theory and practice (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012c). Inter-ethnic relations: Counseling interventions across demographic boundaries. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Attachments:

Alcohol Abuse Assignment

Select one of the personality disorders or substance abuse disorders from the Film List.
Use the Research Analysis Job Aid to complete this assignment.  TOPIC Is Alcohol Abuse
Prepare a 1,050- to 1,500-word paper that discusses research-based interventions to treat psychopathology.
Review and differentiate the characteristics of the selected disorder and discuss the research about intervention strategies for the disorder by completing the following:

  • Evaluate three peer reviewed research studies using the University of Phoenix Material: Research Analysis.
  • Conceptualize the disorder using the biopsychosocial or diathesis-stress models.
  • Discuss the treatments or interventions that have been shown to be the most effective for your selected disorder. Why?

Cite at least five peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

PSYCHOLOGY HOMEWORK HELP

Research topic: Eyewitness testimony &the misinformation effect.

Research question: how accurate is the memory of eyewitness and what factors like age & gender can affect eyewitness testimony leading to the misinformation effect.
 Note: I’m willing to pay $100 if the job is done right and it how to be done in Microsoft word in Apa format please follow all that is asked in the following assignment’s below and ask for more information if need.
 Assignment 3: Final Project Annotated Bibliography
 Craft a research question on the topic you selected in your first discussion question post. Then locate at least five articles from peer-reviewed journals that pertain to your question that will be used to write the introduction section of your research proposal.
 Submit these five citations in the form of an APA-style reference page. Under each citation, write one paragraph summarizing the main points of the article. As you read your articles, keep the following questions at hand; these will help you generate the information about each article.
 What were the topic/research questions being investigated?
 How was the study conducted (participants, materials, procedure, etc.)?
 What did the results reveal?
 How might these methodological considerations affect the research findings and the conclusions drawn from them?
 How does this article fit in with your paper? How did it influence your own ideas about your paper?
Based on your reading of the literature, what do you expect to find?
 Include a hypothesis and a title page  should follow APA rules for attributing sources.
 Assignment 2: Final Project: Sampling 
 Based on the feedback you received on your submission from last week, submit a revised draft of your paper with this additional information:
 Five additional references that could be used for your research paper and include a 1-2 sentence description for each of the five additional references, explaining how they fit with the research topic and the research question proposed. Make sure that these references come from scholarly sources using Argosy’s library resources. 
 A  very detailed outline of what you would like to cover in the intro/lit review of your paper. Write it as an outline and think about what you want each paragraph or section to cover. Paste your references into each section where the information from that article applies to the topic. Below is an example of the outline although the references have not been pasted in yet:
 Introduction or Statement of the Problem (e.g. Predictors of Depression in Men) 
 Research question (E.g. What factors predict depression in men? For example, age, marital status, family history, stressors).
Why is it important/implications  (E.g. xx% of men are depressed; less likely to seek treatment; if we can identify who is at risk, may be able to direct them to treatment sooner)
Revised hypothesis based on feedback from the instructor
 Review of the Literature (the following is an example for above topic):
 Brief description of depression, symptoms, and any unique symptoms for men (Cite articles from which you will obtain this information).
How widespread is it? Stats on depression in general but also stats on depression in men (Cite articles from which you will obtain this information).
List factors that put men at risk for depression (Cite articles).
 Difficulty communicating distress or sadness (Cite articles).
Job/work pressures (Cite articles).
 Demographic characteristics (Cite articles).
 Relationship between age and depression (Cite articles).
Relationship between marital status and depression (Cite articles).
 A 1-2 page description of the sample you would like to use for your study, that provides the answer to the following questions:
 What sampling technique would you use?
Does the sample generalize to the population? Explain why or why not.
What inclusion criteria would be used? What exclusion criteria would be used, if any?
What ethical issues might be encountered when collecting your information from this sample? 
 Be sure to also submit all your ten references (the five from last week and the five new ones you added) in an APA-style reference page. Be sure to also include an APA-style title page with your submission. Your paper should be at least 2-3 pages long. Make sure you write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
 
 
Assignment 2: LASA 1: Final Project: Early Methods Section
 
In your final paper for this course, you will need to write a Methods section that is about 4 pages long where you will assess and evaluate the methods of research.  
 
In preparation for this particular section, answer the following questions thoroughly and provide justification/support. The more complete and detailed your answers for these questions, the better prepared you are to successfully write your final paper.
 
Please submit your answers as a single 4- to 6-page document as a numbered list; this will ensure you do not inadvertently miss a question.
 
Additionally, please submit a title page and a reference page in proper APA format.
 
What is your research question?
 
What is your hypothesis or hypotheses? What is the null hypothesis?
 
How many participants would you like to use and why? What are the inclusion characteristics, i.e., what must they have in order to be included in your study (for example, gender, diagnosis, age, personality traits, etc.)? Are there any exclusion characteristics, i.e. are there certain characteristics that would exclude them from being in your study? Does the sample need to be diverse? Why or why not?
 
What sampling technique will be used to collect your sample? What population does your sample generalize to?
 
What are the variables in your study? HINT: Refer back to your hypothesis or hypotheses.
 
Provide operational definitions for each variable.
 
How will you measure each variable? Discuss the reliability and validity of these measures in general terms.
 
What technique will be used for data collection (e.g., observation, survey, interview, archival, etc.)?
 
What type of research design is being used?
 
Briefly discuss the procedure that would be followed when conducting the research.
 
What are some POTENTIAL ethical issues? How might they be addressed?
 
Assignment 2: Final Project: Introduction, Literature Review, and Methods Section
 
Turn in the proposed methods section for your research paper as well as your introduction and literature review.
 
The introduction and literature review should address your research question: why it is important, and how prior research does or does not support your hypothesis, as well as providing a background on what we know about this topic.
 
Please refer to the material on the components of a research paper provided in Module 1 as you work on this document.
 
Your methods section, in addition to covering the subheadings of participants, instruments, and procedure, must include a fourth subheading called ethical issues and note any ethical issues that need to be considered, as well as how they would be handled.
 
Be sure to include a title/cover page and a reference page formatted in APA style.
 
 
Assignment 1: LASA 2: Final Project: Final Research Paper
 
Submit your final research paper, It should include a cover page, abstract, intro/lit review, method section, results (simply report what statistics you propose to use), discussion section, and reference page.  
 
Your final paper should be double-spaced, 8 to 10 pages in length, and properly edited.
 
Please use the following information to help you with each section:
 
Cover page: Pay attention to APA style and refer to the example in your textbook.
 
Abstract: Is written on its own page and is a very brief summary of your study. Think in terms of one sentence stating your research question, one or two sentences regarding background and what we already know about it, one or two sentences regarding your methodology (e.g., how many participants were used and how were your variables assessed), and one or two sentences about your findings.
 
Intro/lit review: incorporate the feedback and make revisions to the introduction and literature review submitted in Week 4.
 
Method section: incorporate the feedback and make revisions to the Method section submitted in Week 4.
 
Results section: in one paragraph, state what statistical test would have been used and why it was chosen.
 
Discussion section: broken down into the following paragraphs:
 
paragraph 1: statement of your results/findings (or what you imagine might be your results).
 
paragraph 2: what might have affected those results (i.e., threats to internal and external validity). Include flaws in your design and confounding variables.
 
paragraph 3: implications for your findings including the significance and impact on the field as well as future research directions.
 
 
Reference page: Pay attention to APA style and refer to the example in your textbook.

Development Throughout the Lifespan

Erikson and Freud are two of the few theorists who have developed a lifespan approach to development. Freud’s approach to development was psychosexual while Erikson’s was psychosocial. Even though Freud’s theory is better known, Erikson’s theory remains a leading and very much applied model in personality and developmental psychology today.

When considering these two stage-oriented theories, you can directly compare the majority of their stages. These are matched in the following table:

Approximate Age
Freud’s Stages of Psychosexual Development
Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial development
Infancy (Birth to 1 year)
Oral stage
Trust versus mistrust
Early childhood (1–3 years)
Anal stage
Autonomy versus doubt
Preschool (3–6 years)
Phallic stage
Initiative versus guilt
School age (7–11 years)
Latent period
Industry versus inferiority
Adolescence (12–18 years)
Genital stage
Identity versus role confusion
Young adulthood (19–40 years)
Intimacy versus isolation
Middle adulthood (40–65 years)
Generativity versus stagnation
Older adulthood (65–death)
Integrity versus despair

When considering Erikson’s eight stages of development, the way a person moves through each stage directly affects their success in the next stage. Their personality is being built and shaped with each stage. At each stage, there is a turning point, called a crisis by Erikson, which a person must confront.

In this assignment, you will observe or interview two different people, each at a different stage of development. For a third observation, take a look at yourself and the stage that you are in (this stage must be different from your other two observations).

  • Record your three observations in a template. Include the following information:
    • Name
    • Age
    • Gender
    • Current developmental stage
    • Status within the stage (i.e., identity achievement or role confusion)
    • Events that have lead to this status

Download a Development Template from the Doc Sharing area to record your observations.

  • Summarize what you have learned about psychosocial development through these observations/interviews.
  • Summarize the trends you see in your observations/interviews regarding psychosocial development.
  • How does movement through Erikson’s stages influence personality development? Again, be specific.
  • How do Erikson’s stages of development compare to Freud’s stages? How are they similar? How are they different?
  • Between these two theories, which one do you feel best explains your own personality development? Justify your answers with specific examples.

Write a 3–4-page paper in Word format. Insert your chart at the end of your paper. Apply APA standards to citation of sources

Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Social Psychology
Assignment Resources:
Industrial-Organizational Psychology –
http://www.thepsychfiles.com/category/topics/io-psychology/
— Kuther and Morgan (2012) Chapter 8
Social Psychology –
http://www.thepsychfiles.com/category/topics/social-psychology/
— Kuther and Morgan (2012) Chapter 10
Listen to several podcasts on each of the above web pages and select one from each for use in your assignment completion. NOTE: If either of the hot links above doesn’t work, paste http://www.thepsychfiles.com/ into your web browser and use drop-down menu under the Topics tab on the Psych Files website.

Week 5 Module Report
Use the above assignment resources to research Industrial-Organizational and Social Psychology, this week’s two specialties of the larger field of psychology.
Write a report based on your findings that includes the seven elements listed below. There is no page number minimum for Report Module assignments. They are graded for thoroughness, evidence of ability to clearly articulate and apply knowledge learned, organization and clarity and the degree to which they meet requirements identified on the Report Module grading rubric including compliance with APA formatting rules.
1) The types of work professionals in specialty areas within the larger field of psychology do
2) The type and level of education one must achieve to work in those specialty areas
3) A description of work settings and average incomes one can expect in careers within the specialty areas.
4) Whether after researching the areas you find them to be career possibilities you are interested in or careers that don’t capture your interest and why
5) A description of the most interesting thing not previously known that you learned about the specialty areas
6) A description of an everyday and real-world human experience related to two pod-casts you select to listen to on the specialty web pages provided
7) A description of a “Hot Topic that fits with what you know about each specialty area after researching it and how the two are related.

Psychology Speech Acquisition

You have learned about the different aspects of memory in the previous modules. Language is critical not only to communicate with others but also to memory. Many memories are encoded using language. Memory is much more rudimentary when language skills are not present.
Research some of the general characteristics of language and the concept of speech acquisition in infants using your textbook, the Internet, and the Argosy University online library resources before responding to these questions:

  • Researchers describe language as having six different properties. Describe the six properties. Which two properties do you think are the most important? Explain your answers with reasons.
  • Jim and Sue just had a baby, and they are interested in learning more about the process of language acquisition. They have heard about the controversy surrounding the view that speech is special. Do you think speech is special or is it processed like other auditory stimuli? Explain your answer with reasons.
  • Several African languages use clicks as consonants. Jim and Sue, who are English speaking, cannot hear the difference between the different types of clicks and have a difficult time learning one of these languages. If they were to move to Africa when their baby is about one-year old, do you think the baby would be able to hear the difference? Why or why not? Do you think she would hear the difference if they moved to Africa after her tenth birthday? Give reasons for your answers.
  • Write your initial response in 4–5 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to the citation of sources.

Developmental Psychology

Topic: We like to have things in systems and theories. It gives us a framework to work with as we try to understand the world around us in many areas of life. You will find 5 major developmental theories (3 grand theories and 2 newer theories) presented in your reading assignment. After studying these theories, you will discover that they each have a distinct perspective on human development and how experiences and behaviors change over time. Using your assigned reading and presentations, discuss (in 250-400 words) areas of a theory or theories that work within your Christian worldview or the worldview that you hold
Grand Theories                                                          Newer Theories                                  
Psychoanalytic theory                                                   Sociocultural theory
Behaviorism theory                                                        Humanism theory
Cognitive theory

Marriage and family paper

sing the information below you will create a family.  You will choose your family design, structure, and lifestyle.  You will decide the problems that befall your family and how they deal with them. You may use your own family if you want, or you can create the family of your future or your dreams
All families will have the same income level of $30,000 gross per year as family income.  This is designed not only to teach about family makeup and what goes on in a family but how a family survives and meets its needs with an income that is considered significantly higher than poverty level for a family of four. You will present a formal and detailed budget for this assignment.
All families must include at least one child under the age of 10.  This is designed to make you think about day care and what parents have to worry about each day with regard to young children.  All of our discussion topics will help guide you through this process.
 
Your current family circumstances must be taking place in 2015.  No time traveling or space alien families will be allowed.

Industrial Psychology

Part one:
This week’s assigned reading focuses on physical problems associated with workplace design. Briefly review the results of the study and the suggestions the authors make. Outline how this study reflects the approach to assessment proposed by Paley & Grier (in Lesson 8).
Part Two:
Choose a workplace problem you chose to write a paper on may incorporate poor workplace design or insufficient consumer research. If so, make sure to discuss this problem in terms of this week’s lesson, especially with respect to developing alternative strategies.
Keep in mind this is for a psych course, and I work as as office manager in a hospital. Paper should relate to Industrial Psychology Coursework.

human service questions

300 words each
 
 
1 How does self-awareness relate to behavior? As a human services professional, why is it important to be aware of your behavior? Explain.
 
2 A significant component of self-awareness is recognizing one’s strengths and weaknesses. How can you use awareness of strengths and weaknesses to your advantage as a human services professional? Provide an example.
 
3 How can a human services professional draw from their level of self-awareness to work with a challenging client or challenging client situation? Provide an example.

Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness

Watch the “Learn About Emotional Intelligence” video found online

 

Watch the “The Connection Between Emotional and Ecological Intelligence” video found online

Write a 1,050- to 1,200-word paper that addresses the following:

  • What are Daniel Goleman’s four domains of emotional intelligence?
  • How does Goleman define self-awareness? What makes his definition relevant to human services? How does this definition address the core concepts of self-awareness?
  • In the video clips, Goleman provides two examples of people experiencing self-awareness in relation to their work–life choices. How would you apply self-awareness to your work–life choices? What strategies would you use?
  • Why is a well-developed self-awareness important to a human services professional and how does this affect human services work?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Principles of Persuasion

An environmental organization would like to film a pro-recycling public service announcement and have brought you on as a consultant to help them better understand the principles of persuasion and how they should be applied in this PSA. As part of your presentation to the organization you will need to educate them on the principles of persuasion (using what has been learned through previous research) that will need to be applied to their PSA.

    • Summarize at least two previous research studies on persuasion.
    • How were the principles of persuasion studied?
    • Was the research valid? Why or why not?
  • What was learned through these studies that can be applied to the creation of the above PSA?

In your next 6 to 10 slides you will incorporate all you have learned about the art of persuasion to create your own PSA PowerPoint presentation to present to this organization that they will use to guide the filming of their video.
In this presentation you will need to:

    • Present a creative argument that will persuade the viewers of the need to recycle, which the video will be based on.
    • Use at least two primary principles of persuasion within this presentation.
  • In the final slide outline which two or more principles were used and why they were a good fit for this PSA.

Your total presentation should be a minimum of 10 to 16 slides (not including your title and reference slides). For your project you will need to be creative in the use of your graphics and fonts in addition to discussing and applying the principles of persuasion.
For this assignment, please use your text book along with additional resources from the Argosy Library.
Suggested additional resources:

    • Wood, W. (2000). Attitude change: Persuasion and social influence. Annual Review of Psychology, 51, 539-570
    • Cialdini, R.B. & Goldstein, N.J. (2004). Social influence: Compliance and conformity. Annual Review of Psychology, 55, 591-621.
    • Schwarz, N. (1998). Warmer and more social: Recent developments in cognitive social psychology. Annual Review of Sociology, 24, 239-264.
  • Cialdini, R.B. (2003). Crafting normative messages to protect the environment. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 105-109.

Understanding Behavioral Health Services

The key to understanding behavioral health services is understanding the requirements of the individuals served. The types of services provided are primarily based on the diagnosis given. Although the diagnostic procedure is complex, it is based on a uniform classification system published in the DSM-IV-TR® Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: Text revision. (4th ed.). (1994). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association.
Search the Internet using key words “BehaveNet® Clinical Capsule™: DSM-IV-TR Classification.” Using the information provided on the Web page, research and read about any disorder of your choice.
Also, search the Internet to find articles discussing the current issues regarding this disorder.
Based on the information you collected from the Internet and using your text and course readings, summarize your findings. Your findings should include the following pointers:

  • Briefly describe the disorder, primary symptoms, and recommended psychopharmacological treatment if any.
  • How has this particular disorder been affected by the changes in behavioral health services over the past few decades? Provide a rationale for your reply.
  • Have the current developments in the behavioral healthcare industry brought in any change in the treatment or type of services provided for this disorder? If yes, how? If no, why? What more can be done to improve the facilities provided to individuals suffering from this disorder?

Justify your answers with appropriate research and reasoning.

Perceptions of Mental Illness

Part of the challenge faced by the behavioral healthcare industry is due to the general perception of mental illness. Over the last few decades, some of the stigma associated with mental illness has changed while some still persist.
Respond to the following questions:

  • What are your perceptions of mental illness and behavioral health services?
  • Based on what you have learned from your course readings and research articles for this week, do you think your perception has changed? How?

Justify your answers with appropriate research and reasoning.

Appropriate Ethical Models for Geriatric Health Care

In your textbook Moody states, “Most work in bioethics grew up almost entirely in the field of acute care medicine and medical technology. For that reason bioethics may be ill-equipped to offer illumination about the most characteristic dilemmas of geriatric health care” (p.31).
Write a 2 – 3 page paper that discusses why Moody feels bioethics is not the appropriate ethics model to use in geriatric health care.
Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research.

Impression Management

Impression management is something that we all employ from time to time to achieve certain goals in our life. Sometimes we want to appear likable, other times we want to appear competent, and yet other times we desire to gain control or power over a situation, all of which can yield positive outcomes. Yet at other times we self-handicap in order to appear like we have not been incompetent or failed, which we often perceive as a positive outcome because we have protected the way others see us (or at least we feel we have).

    • In what situation are you most likely to use impression management? What situation are you most likely not going to work to use impression management? What is the typical difference between these two situations?
    • Provide an example of when you used impression management successfully. What was the outcome and why?
    • Now provide an example in which you attempted to use impression management and it failed. Why did it fail, and what was that outcome?
  • In this last situation would the outcome have felt better if you had used a self-handicapping strategy? What type of self-handicapping strategy could you have used? Finally, what are the dangers of turning to this kind of strategy on a regular basis?

Emerging Adulthood and Culture

Find and watch three videos on emerging adulthood in different cultures in the University Library.

 Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper discussing the following:

  • What is the meaning of emerging adulthood?
  • What are the expectations for an emerging adult in your culture?
  • Compare and contrast the expectations and roles of an emerging adult in the different cultures.
  • What are the implications of the transition on middle adulthood?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Please cite in alphabetical order and spell check
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Theories and Theorists

This week, you will submit the Theories and Theorists assignment introduced in Week 3.
You were assigned a chapter this week that will assist you in completing this assignment. To complete this Application:

  • Review Chapter 6 in the course text, A Primer in Theory Construction.
  • Review the Use of Theory Checklist handout to help pinpoint key elements of theory in research articles.
    The assignment:

    • Craft a 4- to 5-page paper in which you address the following instructions and questions:
      • Identify two key theories in your field.
      • Identify the theorist(s) and sources of the theories (key articles or books) in your discipline.
      • Describe the basic tenets of these theories.
      • Analyze the relationship between the two theories that you have found.
      • Explain why these theories are so important to your discipline and how they relate to the research that you are interested in doing.
      • Include a reference list for the five “classics” or influential works you have found

Outcome-Based Behavioral Healthcare

Quality of care and services are hallmarks of a modern-day healthcare industry. Similar to the other healthcare facilities, behavioral healthcare services also strive for quality. One of the challenges faced in measuring quality is measuring the outcome of services.

Outcome-based service is a relatively new concept. For the most part, therapists, for instance, would judge the success of treatment based on individualized, and subjective clinical notes. Although this might be good for individuals receiving therapy, it does not really help the therapist understand the most efficient form of therapy with the best outcome. However, this understanding is essential when trying to manage the cost, quality, and access of the behavioral services (the hallmarks of managed care).

What are the challenges faced (at least three) while measuring outcomes for psychotherapy? Which among these challenges do you think is the most crucial, and why?

Research any two models of psychotherapy and examine the procedures, especially the time frames and expected outcomes from that therapy. Which, in your opinion, would be a better choice as an outcome-based therapy? Why? Justify your answers with appropriate research and reasoning.
Code of Ethics
Many healthcare professions have codes of ethics describing the type of behavior and practices to adhere to when providing services to psychiatric patients. The American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association are two professional organization which outline specific ethical codes in their publications.

The American Psychiatric Association has published the principles of medical ethics with annotations especially applicable to psychiatry (The principles, 2001), approved, and supported by the American Medical Association. You can review the content of these publications by searching the internet using the keywords “American Psychiatric Association: Resources/Standards.” The American Psychological Association published their code of ethics in 2003. You can review the content of this publication by searching the internet using the keywords “APA ethics.”

Review each code of ethics to determine the major similarities and differences between the two. What is the purpose of these codes of ethics from a consumer’s point of view? Support your answer with relevant examples.

Augustine and skepticism

a 350- to 700-word essay assessing Augustine’s three refutations of total skepticism. Remember to introduce your topic with a concise thesis statement and follow up with supportive arguments. Complete your essay with a logical conclusion paragraph.

• Include a description of the refutations.

• Provide your opinion on the strength and validity of each.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

Psychology Homework

When treating a patient with a suspicious injury or illness, what is the level of responsibility a nurse has in advocating for that patient? What if there is the possibility of substance abuse or domestic violence? How would these factors affect the patient’s treatment? What are the ethical dilemmas apparent in dealing with patient’s suffering from more than just illness? How would you handle the situation? Please answer the following:

  • What are some ways in which nurses in your work setting could fulfill their legal and ethical responsibility to advocate for patients with suspicious injuries or illnesses?
  • What are the major challenges to nurses meeting that responsibility, and what are some strategies that BSN nurses could use to help their colleagues overcome those challenges?

Psychology case study

  • Create a 750- to 1000-word case study of a real (either yourself or a willing adult volunteer) or fictitious person who has developed the competencies of their academic program at Ashford University.
  • Evaluate your real or fictitious person’s learning within the program as it contributes to the overall attainment of the institutional outcomes.
  • Include at least one personal life example and one career example of applying the competencies to resolve personal challenges and an ethical dilemma (e.g., a client or research subject reveals compromising information about a friend or family member who also happens to be someone you know in a personal/social context).
  • Create or describe a scenario in which the person wrestles with an issue related to the assigned research topic in her or his personal and/or professional life. Be specific in your discussion of the scenario and provide details demonstrating professional problem solving on the part of the person in your case study.
  • Include a section wherein your fictitious person or you articulate a personal point of view, evaluate evidence, determine options for responding and evaluate the pros and cons of the options prior to making a decision about a course of action within the scenario.
  • Conclude with how the problem was resolved and what the person learned while at Ashford University that assisted in an effective resolution.

MEMORY DISORDER & EATING PROBLEMS

NO PLAGIARISM!!!!!!!!!

400 WORDS FOR EACH PART

ANSWER EVERY QUESTION WHICH HELPS WITH LENGTH

DUE TOMORROW
PART 1:

Select TWO memory disorders presented in the chapter (HM-type amnesia, Alzheimer’s, Korsakoff’s, etc.) and point out the behavioral (type of memory loss) and physiological (brain area affected) similarities and differences between the two disorders. The idea of modularity of the brain (specific brain areas dedicated to specific mental processes, as opposed to mental processes distributed across all of the brain) was discussed in earlier chapters. Would you say that the memory system presents evidence for or against modularity? You should use the textbook and/or memory articles inhttp://www.sciencedaily.com/news/mind_brain/memory/ to support your opinion.

Discussion posts should be at least (((400 words))))

PART 2:

Most of the eating-related health problems of people in our society occur because the conditions in which we live are different from those in which our species evolved. Please visit some pro-ana, pro-mia, EDNOS, and recovery sites, and discuss your views of body image and treatment of and reasons for eating disorders. Some blogs include: https://theproanalifestyleforever.wordpress.com/;http://angelaelackey.blogspot.com/; http://unglamorouseatingdisorders.blogspot.com/;http://everywomanhasaneatingdisorder.blogspot.com/. How does overeating fit with other eating disorders?

Also, think of some of the coverage of celebrities’ weight and appearance — Giuliana Rancic, the E! TV host, comes to mind for recent attention regarding her thinness, but there are many other celebrities. She maintains that she has a high metabolism and that the cancer suppression drugs she is taking (which usually slow the metabolism) are causing her to lose more weight. However, here is a link to her diet blog, which was later removed: http://stek.org/nutrition-supplements/diets/celebrity-diets-giuliana-rancics-diet-plan/. To me, this does not seem like someone with a healthy body image, especially if that person is clearly underweight (which she has always been, she is just thinner now). Do you think denial of eating disorders by public personas is helpful or hurtful for adolescents? Do you think that, if those in the public eye shared their stories and admitted to disordered eating and the pain that accompanies it, would there be less stigma associated with these diseases, and would sufferers feel more comfortable asking for help?

Discussion posts should be at least 400 words

MEMORY DISORDER & EATING PROBLEMS

NO PLAGIARISM!!!!!!!!!
400 WORDS FOR EACH PART
ANSWER EVERY QUESTION WHICH HELPS WITH LENGTH
DUE TOMORROW
PART 1:
Select TWO memory disorders presented in the chapter (HM-type amnesia, Alzheimer’s, Korsakoff’s, etc.) and point out the behavioral (type of memory loss) and physiological (brain area affected) similarities and differences between the two disorders. The idea of modularity of the brain (specific brain areas dedicated to specific mental processes, as opposed to mental processes distributed across all of the brain) was discussed in earlier chapters. Would you say that the memory system presents evidence for or against modularity? You should use the textbook and/or memory articles inhttp://www.sciencedaily.com/news/mind_brain/memory/ to support your opinion.
Discussion posts should be at least (((400 words))))
PART 2:
Most of the eating-related health problems of people in our society occur because the conditions in which we live are different from those in which our species evolved. Please visit some pro-ana, pro-mia, EDNOS, and recovery sites, and discuss your views of body image and treatment of and reasons for eating disorders. Some blogs include: https://theproanalifestyleforever.wordpress.com/;http://angelaelackey.blogspot.com/; http://unglamorouseatingdisorders.blogspot.com/;http://everywomanhasaneatingdisorder.blogspot.com/. How does overeating fit with other eating disorders?
Also, think of some of the coverage of celebrities’ weight and appearance — Giuliana Rancic, the E! TV host, comes to mind for recent attention regarding her thinness, but there are many other celebrities. She maintains that she has a high metabolism and that the cancer suppression drugs she is taking (which usually slow the metabolism) are causing her to lose more weight. However, here is a link to her diet blog, which was later removed: http://stek.org/nutrition-supplements/diets/celebrity-diets-giuliana-rancics-diet-plan/. To me, this does not seem like someone with a healthy body image, especially if that person is clearly underweight (which she has always been, she is just thinner now). Do you think denial of eating disorders by public personas is helpful or hurtful for adolescents? Do you think that, if those in the public eye shared their stories and admitted to disordered eating and the pain that accompanies it, would there be less stigma associated with these diseases, and would sufferers feel more comfortable asking for help?
Discussion posts should be at least 400 words

Regulatory Behavior Paper

Choose a specific regulatory behavior –  Affiliation Under Stress

 Write a 1,250- to 1,500-word paper that includes the following:

  • Explain the role of the nervous system.
  • Describe the effect of fear, aggression, or anxiety on the specified behavior.
  • Explain the function of the hormones involved and how they relate to the behavior.
  • Describe the effects of regulatory impairments on the specified behavior.

Include a minimum of two to three peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Attachments:

Exploring Personality Theories

Description

In this assignment, you will define and apply various personality theories to your personal life experiences. The assignment consists of two parts. Be sure to complete both parts.

Background

In psychology, personality theorists have sought to understand the traits and other factors that determine our very nature. Some of these factors are innate, and others seem to be shaped by environmental forces. Each theory takes a different approach to understanding personality. Familiarity with theories of personality will help you to understand and organize behaviors that you observe in others and yourself.

Instructions

Part I: Apply each of the four personality theories to your personal life experience by answering the following questions.

  • The Five Factor Model of Personality: Explain where you fall on each of the five dimensions or traits in this theory. Discuss whether you feel you were “born with” this trait or if you feel this trait developed through experiences in your environment (such as family experiences or other learning experiences). Based on your experience, explain whether personality traits are primarily biological (innate) or environmental (learned) (Nature vs. Nurture).
  • Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory: Describe how social learning theory played an influence in your own personality development. Identify whose behavior you modeled and provide specific details to describe the ways in which their behavior influenced you.
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: Identify which stage of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs you are currently experiencing. Explain which level you hope to experience in the future.
  • Freudian Theory of Personality Structure: Regarding your own personality functioning, provide an example of how your own Id, Ego, and Superego might all work together to help you meet your needs and have a successful life. Many contemporary psychologists disagree with Freud, and do not believe that the unconscious mind plays an important role in every day behavior. Based on your readings in psychology, as well as your own experiences, do you believe that the unconscious mind is important in everyday life? Why or why not?

Your response should be a 3–4-page Microsoft Word document written in a clear, concise, and organized manner. Be sure to demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. For help citing sources, click on Academic Resources under Course Home.

Part II: Psychological Autobiography

In this course, you have applied several theories and concepts from psychology to your own life. In this part, you will re-write the Autobiography submitted inModule 1 using the material you explored throughout the course.

  1. In your Psychological Autobiography, describe your life in a way that incorporates 12–15 terms and concepts you learned in this class. You do not need to analyze your struggles in this assignment, or disclose sensitive material. The purpose of the assignment is to simply apply the concepts we explored throughout the course to your own life history in an everyday manner.
  1. In your Psychological Autobiography, you may use any terms, research, concepts, or theories covered in class, however, you must use terms and ideas from at least five of the following theorists or perspectives:
  • Piaget
  • Erikson
  • Kohlberg
  • Eysenck
  • Bandura
  • Maslow
  • Freud

There is room for creativity in this assignment! What is most important is that you show the instructor how much you have learned in this course by applying several theories, terms, or concepts to your life story. At a minimum, you should use information from your lectures and readings in this portion of the paper. This portion of the LASA assignment should be 2–3 pages in length. Here are some suggestions for developing your Psychological Autobiography:

 

  • Write your life history according to one or more of the developmental stage theories.
  • Apply key concepts to your early development.
  • Explain how the concepts apply to your current life situation.

DEVELOPMENT IN ACTION ASSIGNMENT

– Introduction to Child & Adolescent Development

DEVELOPMENT IN ACTION ASSIGNMENT

resources :MyVirtualChild simulation : https://myvirtualchild.wordpress.com/

course text: The Developing Person through Childhood and Adolescence 9th edition

Assignment Purpose & Objectives:

This assignment is designed to provide opportunities for you to reflect on what you have learned through class sessions, the course text, and your experiences as a parent via either the MyVirtualChild simulation. Upon completing this assignment you should be able to:

(a) Analyze and synthesize at least 2 theoretical perspectives or concepts on development

(b) Make explicit connections between theory-to-practice regarding concepts in development

(c) Practice ways to apply developmental theories/concepts to the world of parenting/raising children

ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION

In a 4-5 page single-spaced document, succinctly and clearly reflect on your experiences parenting your “virtual child.” Be sure to make references to course concepts whenever appropriate.

 Section I – What Went Right/Wrong? (approximately 1-2 pages)

Reflect on your child’s experiences growing up. Describe in detail one thing that you believe positively influenced AND one thing that negatively influenced your child’s development as they were growing up. In your role as a parent and/or an informed professional in the field of child & adolescent development, be sure to use appropriate terminology & concepts of development in your description about these experiences (and the impact of these experiences) on your child’s learning & development. A strong paper will incorporate theoretical perspectives and concepts which are directly applicable to the specific experience. In addition, a strong paper will illustrate that the author has a strong command/understanding of specific relevant concepts of child & adolescent development.

 Section II – What would you do differently? (approximately 2 pages)

Reflect on the choices you made as a parent? Which decisions were most challenging for you? What stage(s) of your child(ren)’s development was the most challenging? What stage(s) was the easiest? Why? What decisions, if any, would you do differently now that you have finished the simulation? What areas of child and adolescent development do you want to learn more about given your experience as a virtual parent?

 Section III – Advice & Informed Suggestions (approximately 2 pages)

Reflect on your overall experiences in this class including your experiences as a virtual parent/parent. What have you gained from this semester experience learning about the physical, social, and cognitive development of children & adolescents? In terms of your personal & professional life, in what ways has this impacted you? In what ways do you feel you will be able to use what you have learned/gained? In what ways do you expect you will use content gained from the course? A strong paper will provide in-depth, meaningful ways the course content is relevant to one’s personal & professional life.

Nuerocognitive disorder

Select one of the eating disorders, the Paraphilias, or neurocognitive disorders from the Film List.

Use the Research Analysis Job Aid to complete this assignment.


Prepare
a 1,050- to 1,500-word paper that discusses research-based interventions to treat psychopathology.
Review and differentiate the characteristics of the selected disorder and discuss the research about intervention strategies for the disorder by completing the following:

  • Evaluate three peer reviewed research studies using the Research Analysis.
  • Conceptualize the disorder using the biopsychosocial or diathesis-stress models.
  • Discuss the treatments or interventions that have been shown to be the most effective for your selected disorder. Why?

Cite at least five peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Substance Abuse Treatment Research

Substance Abuse Treatment Research

The following website contains links to research projects on treatment for drug abuse currently being funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Browse the various studies underway and choose a clinical trial that assesses a potential treatment.

  • Summarize the study for your classmates.
  • Explain whether this treatment would be characterized as a behavioral intervention or a drug/pharmacological intervention.
  • Explain how this intervention relates to any of the drug treatments you read about this module.
  • Identify the physiological changes this treatment might bring about. For example, will a particular neurochemical be altered by this drug or behavior?

SEXUAL ABUSE

Your paper must be 10–15 pages of content and include an abstract and reference page. You must have at least 7 outside sources (not including your textbooks) that are from current scholarly journals. Websites are not allowed.

 TEXTBOOK IS CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF SEX ADDICTION, PATRICK CARNES AND KENNETH ADAMS

 

MUST BE ORIGINAL

Review and Application of Learning Theory

In psychology, learning theory refers to how we acquire basic responses and behaviors. We study three different types of learning: learning through association (classical conditioning), learning through reward or punishment (operant conditioning), and learning through imitation (observational learning). Learning theory is explored primarily through the Behavioral perspective, which emphasizes how the environment shapes who we are and how we behave.

Instructions

Choose one of the following options and respond to the essay questions:

Option A:

Provide an original example from your own life history of Classical Conditioning. Your example should provide enough specific detail to illustrate the concept.

Explain how each of the five key terms listed below may apply to your example.

  • Unconditioned Stimulus
  • Unconditioned Response
  • Neutral Stimulus
  • Conditioned Response
  • Conditioned Stimulus

Option B:

Provide an original example from your own life history of Operant Conditioning. Your example should provide enough specific detail to illustrate the concept.

Explain how each of the five key terms listed below apply to your example. If a term does not apply to your example, explain why.

  • Positive Reinforcement
  • Punishment
  • Schedule of Reinforcement
  • Thorndike’s Law of Effect
  • Extinction

Your response should be at least one page (500 words) written in a clear, concise, and organized manner. Be sure to demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e. APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

PSYCHOLOGY PERSONALITY RESEARCH PAPER

Research Paper Instructions

The Research Paper will discuss 6 major ideas that make up the basics of personality theory as well as include a section on biblical integration.

It is imperative that your Research Paper include scholarly research and not your opinion. Your paper is a presentation of research regarding each of the required headings. Your paper must use 3rd person writing instead of 1st person (I, my, we) or second person (you) language. The Research Paper must include 8–10 pages of text (not including the title, abstract, or reference pages).

The Research Paper requires the use of at least 10 scholarly references (books and journal articles). At least 6 of these references must be scholarly journal articles. Do not use dictionaries, encyclopedias, websites, book reviews, or your textbook as references in your paper. You must use the Bible, but it does not count toward the 10 scholarly references.

Be sure to follow current APA formatting per the current APA manual. You must include in-text citations as well as a reference page within your paper. Paraphrasing with citations is strongly preferred over direct quotes. If you do not include any in-text citations in this assignment, you will receive a zero.

Malcom in the Middle “Water Park” MLA format.

Need help with writing a 700 word essay

Using your definition of integrity, analyze the following parts of the episode:

A) Hal and Lois’s decision to procure a babysitter for Dewey so that they can have fun at the park.

B)Hal’s decision to smuggle a pint of rum into the park

C) Hal and Lois’s decision to ignore their two sons and concentrate on each other

D)The behavior of the attendant at the top of the (entry point) of the monster  water ride

E) The decision by Francis and Spangler to deliberately lose each game of pool they play against each other

F) the fact that after the elderly babysitter is taken away tvia ambulance both the emergency medical technicians and the neghbors fail to realize that Dewey has been left alone

Malcom in the Middle "Water Park" MLA format.

Need help with writing a 700 word essay

Using your definition of integrity, analyze the following parts of the episode:
A) Hal and Lois’s decision to procure a babysitter for Dewey so that they can have fun at the park.
B)Hal’s decision to smuggle a pint of rum into the park
C) Hal and Lois’s decision to ignore their two sons and concentrate on each other
D)The behavior of the attendant at the top of the (entry point) of the monster  water ride
E) The decision by Francis and Spangler to deliberately lose each game of pool they play against each other
F) the fact that after the elderly babysitter is taken away tvia ambulance both the emergency medical technicians and the neghbors fail to realize that Dewey has been left alone

Psychology

The project is divided into three milestones, which will be submitted at various points throughout the course to scaffold learning and ensure quality final submissions. These milestones will be submitted in Modules Three, Five, and Seven.

In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes: 

 Evaluate evidence-based treatment programs for offenders and trauma-related victims for their efficacy, admissibility, and feasibility 

 Evaluate treatment strategies for offenders and trauma-related victims for their compliance with the ethical guidelines of a professional psychology 

organization

 Assess the impact of U.S. Supreme Court cases and federal laws in promoting the psychological well-being of offenders and trauma-related victims within 

the legal system

 Create appropriate aftercare plans for offenders and trauma-related victims based on critical examination of services provided by state, local, federal, and 

professional agencies

Aftercare Treatment

Aftercare Plan

Introduction

Various treatment approaches have been implemented as aftercare plans for people who have just been released from a prison or a program. According to James (2011), these approaches aim at: providing safe and stable environment, taking care of peer influence, providing individual psychotherapy, training in self-management and other life skills and involving parents and other family members for the well-being of such individuals who have just been released from prison or certain programs. The aftercare plan program can be aimed at targeting three groups of people namely; non-violent offenders, violent offenders, and trauma victims.

Trauma

Trauma occurs after traumatic events such as emotional, physical or sexual abuse, experiencing disasters, witnessing a crime or being a victim of a crime (Anthony et al., 1999). Anda et al. (2006) add that experiencing traumatic events and trauma-related effects during childhood is associated with antisocial behavior and delinquency in adolescence. Other causes of trauma may include the breakup of any meaningful relationship, serious disease or injuries, the death of loved ones and loss of precious property. When a child or a youth experiences trauma, a variety of repercussions can follow the individual into adulthood. The person experiences difficulties in academic achievement, social interactions and the development of the post-traumatic stress disorder.

Numerous researches have been done to establish the treatment of trauma victims. Most psychiatrists prefer cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in treating victims with trauma-related symptoms to other treatments based on medication and psychodynamic theories. The primary aim of CBT is to help change the thoughts and behaviors of the victim so as to lessen or the negative psychological symptoms (Taylor, 2006).

Multimodal trauma treatment is a treatment that falls under CBT. The therapy aims to adapt CBT strategies that are effective for adult by adjusting them for adolescents with disruptive behavioral orders. The treatment applies CBT techniques in psychoeducation, exposure to memories of the trauma, relaxation techniques, and cognitive restructuring.

The second CBT related trauma treatment is the trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. The therapy addresses the symptoms of PTSD in children and adolescents. It comprises of many individual sessions conducted with the child and the parent or the caregiver, as well as joint sessions for both the child and the parent or the caregiver. For adolescents, they can undergo the sessions without having to be with the parent or caregiver. During these sessions, the traumatized individual receives psycho education, cognitive coping skills and relaxation skills. This trauma treatment therapy is considered the most appropriate for trauma victims. According to recent studies it has been established that the method is shown to reduce the symptoms of trauma effectively, even those occurring from multiple traumatic events.
Violent Offenders

Violent offenders are individuals who have been nominated on the grounds of violence against persons. The violence includes causing the body harm, sexual harassment, robbery and forced confinement. The violent offenders have depression and psychopathic behaviors. They have suicidal thoughts and homicidal ideations. They have personality disorders and cognitive disorders (Vernon Lewis Quinsey, 1988).Various types of treatment are available for violent offenders depending on the offense committed. Therefore, a violent offender should be given an appropriate aftercare plan depending on the offense that he or she had committed. Such treatments therapies include cognitive behavioral approaches such as impulse control problem solving and conflict resolution. The second treatment therapy is cognitive self-management that challenges their attitudes and thinking. Thirdly, are anger management programs that include relaxation and substance abuse education? Violent offenders should be cautiously handled. This is because most of them are familiar with the judicial system and imprisonment.

NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS

Non-violent offenders are individuals who are not involved in giving physical harm but can harm people around them from their conduct and their language. They are mostly those persons who take the law into their hands and are not responsible citizens. The crimes they commit include property crimes, bribery, and prostitution.

The most appropriate aftercare plan for non-violent offenders has proper psychological counseling sessions. The offenders can also be sent to jail to correct their offensive attitude. The non-violent offenders should be coached to increase their morals and be trained on the need to build a positive attitude towards the other people in the society.

Upon completion of the aftercare plan for the trauma victims, violent and non-violent offenders, since they have already learnt valuable life skills and self- management skills, they will be able to venture into income generating activities and employments that will help raise their standards and trigger acceptance by the society

The other way is implementing evidence-based practice through individual and group treatment. During this kind of treatment, the trauma victims, violent and non-violent offenders interact with people who have had a history of successful participation in group treatment. These individuals encourage and motivate the clients or the victim who helps them face life in a more aggressive way. For the individual sessions, the client meets with an individual therapist. The therapist helps the client in feelings check-in, mindfulness activity and goal activity from the session.

In conclusion, before applying any aftercare plans to trauma victims, violent and non-violent offenders should be tested for their feasibility, utility, and efficacy. Cognitive behavior therapies should be employed as opposed to punishment as the only way to overcome the problems caused by non-violent offenders. The use of a replicable-yet-adaptable treatment approach, adequate training, and supervision, and multi-source multi-measure assessment of outcomes should be employed

References

Anda, R. F. et al (2006). The enduring effects of abuse and related adverse experiences in

childhood: A convergence of evidence from neurobiology and epidemiology. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience.

Anthony, J. L.et al. (1999). Dimensionality of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in

children exposed to disaster: Results from confirmatory factor analyses. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 108, 326-336.

James, S. (2011). What works in group care? The structured review of treatment models for

            group homes and residential care. Children & Youth Services Review, 33, 308–321.

Taylor, S. (2006). Clinician’s guide to PTSD: A cognitive behavioral approach. New York, NY:

Guilford Press.

Vernon Lewis Quinsey, G. T. H., Marnie Elizabeth Rice, and Catherine A. Cormier, BA

(1988). Violent Offenders: Appraising and Managing Risk. Part of the Law and

Public Policy: Psychology and the Social Sciences Series).

LEGAL AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Ethical issues should always be considered when targeting different populations. Many psychologists are face to counsel individuals from different backgrounds and ethnicities’. The law was intended to serve everyone equally but overtime we have learned this was inaccurate. Most victims and offenders of different backgrounds have it easier and significantly worse than others. The law does hold everyone responsible for their actions regardless of their race. The stimulus and violent factors in the African-American community has proven Blacks are often punished more severely than any other race for the same offense. What does it really mean to be equal in a world where people are at a disadvantaged when judged by the color of their skin? Society is built to focus on the wide-range of negativity within the Black community. African-Americans are perceived to be brutal beast. We are there more prisons than colleges?

The level of violence in the African-American community has nearly tripled in the last decade. Psychologists should never allow personal beliefs to shadow the vision of their overall purpose. How many Black Americans are often given an easier sentence due to a mental illness? White Americans are often viewed as victims and Black Americans are often guilty until proven innocent. Personally, I don’t feel there are special considerations for those who are incarcerated, or violent versus non-violent offenders. Strict protocols apply for all prisoners regardless of race; the sentencing is different. Most employers still consider criminals as risk factors regardless of their racial background.

ETHICAL GUIDELINES

Treatment interventions for offenders have the ability to decrease recidivism. For example, working as a Residential Counselor, I interact with violent offenders, non-violent offenders, and trauma residents. However in 2014, we’ve conducted a treatment study on 80 of the 350 residents we board. We concluded the treatment process for the violent offenders wasn’t working. These findings were supported by one-on-one interaction, shift notes, behavior goals, and time management. We’ve realized if the approach didn’t change we would be moving away from rehabilitation but while in- housing criminals. It’s common for peers to adapt to their environment while forced to obey rules and regulations.

Over 80% of our residents are sexual offenders. We have only 20% who are there for behavioral and trauma. However, the 20% of residents will begin to react and respond as the violent and non-violent offenders. Most adapt to their environment out of fear and attention seeking. This may sometimes increase the effort need to commit crime and increase the risks of committing crime. Crime experts often think that crime is a product of one’s environment. This is characterized a person’s physical deterioration with conflicting values and social skills. Residents with different issues still struggle in all areas of life. Ethical guidelines are required by law; a treatment provider is required to meet ethical standards. As professionals it’s important to understand helping clients and families requires behaving in a fair and respectable manner.

FEDERAL LAWS

Today, the United States has a higher percentage of incarcerated non-violent offenders with misdemeanors. Recent research shows nearly 7 million people are in jail or on probation or parole (Withheld, 1958). There are changes in the sentencing of a violent offender in comparison to a non-violent offender. The majority of violent offenders return to prison within a short period of their release. Some examples are typical mandatory minimum sentences for smaller offenses. Yet, we have other “violent offenders” serving longer sentences for drug abuse when recent laws made the most popular drug legal. What happens to those who are serving lengthy sentencing?

According to (Drake et al.) there are 30-70% of offenders with mental disorders. Why are we housing prisoner’s verses seeking treatment? The comparison of target populations is the government. The federal laws control eligibility for employment. Anyone with a criminal history has fewer chances of obtaining a well-paid job along with limited education privileges. How are humans supposed to change themselves the system is targeted to fail? Most offenders are most likely to reoffend when left with no additional options.

SUPREME COURT CASES

The criminal justice system oversees corrections of all offenders and the mentally ill. Supreme court cases surpass prejudice. They are forced to take action against everyone regardless of the relationship. The supreme court consists of an executive committee: law enforcement, prevention treatment plans, community policing, restoration. Juveniles are known as non-violent offenders. The non-violent offenders have numerous programs that offer efficient and cost effective programs for treatment. Juveniles are typically under the age of twenty-one to notice the charges against them but receive an opportunity to become rehabilitated. Most juveniles are given a second chance without the crime affecting their criminal history long-term.

Violent offenders should be handled with caution. Most violent offenders are familiar with the judicial system and imprisonment. The problem of background injustice is the racial inequality. African-American men are stereotyped as the most well-known violent offenders simply by their color. Society views Blacks Americans as less in wealth, income, and power. No one in higher position is going to teach someone weaker than them to become successful. However, the fact that African-Americans are suffering more than others does not mean that our societies lack radical differences within itself. According to the U.S. Department of Justice in 2002, 22 state prison systems were at 100% capacity. It’s disturbing to know almost 33% of African-Americans will be imprisoned during their lifetimes; while only 17% of Hispanic males, and 5.9% of White males. Men are more likely to go to prison than women (Hinman).

Mentally ill persons who commit crimes are often undergoing medical treatment. The object is to distinguish a balance between the right of the patient to treatment and the right to allow a jury to decide. This is often conflicting because ethical standards and the right to act on behalf of the victim. Most don’t agree with having a mentally ill or traumatized individual hospitalized then later released to society. This is often determined with the help of a forensic psychologist. What is the appropriate treatment for this individual?

The State of South Carolina vs. Susan Smith is a prime example how one could be misled. Susan Smith is the mother who murdered her two boys. It was a struggle for most to understand as she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and abuse. Most people expressed sympathy for even though she murdered her sons. The courts had to consider her illnesses but also look at all aspects. Any mentally ill woman would conspire to send innocent men to prison for a crime that was never happened is competent enough to stand trial. The jury was forced to determine if she was a victim or murderer. Though, she was convicted and sentenced to serve a minimum of thirty years it still shows how backwards the system is from a racial standpoint. The State of Florida vs. Marissa Alexander sentenced Marissa to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot to her abusive husband. Though, she was released in 2014 the system failed. Both women experienced depression and low self-esteem that clouded their judgment. Mental health treatment is needed for both women. Susan’s crime was more severe but the experience was fairly similar. Marissa Alexander spent years in prison and may have a level of distrust when can lead to triggers and anxiety. Why were both women sentence nearly the same for two separate situations? Does the violent offender’s punishment fit the crime?

REFERENCES:

Drake, Robert E. et al. “Best Practices: The Johnson & Johnson-Dartmouth Community Mental

Health Program: Disseminating Evidence-Based Practice”. PS 57.3 (2006): 302-304

Hinman, L. 2015. “The Ethics of Punishment” Retrieved on 31 May 2015.

Withheld, N. “Jail For Juvenile Criminals” National Probation and Parole Association New

York City Gentlemen. Crime & Delinquency 4.2 (1958). 189-189

Forensic Psychological Treatment

INTRODUCTION

Forensic psychological treatment is a relatively new concept. It basically means integrating clinical psychology and legal concepts to make better laws and deepen the understanding of the psychology. Better understanding clinical psychology is crucial for making good laws and implementing them. We have seen many cases where punitive actions are not the right way to solve a problem. A person who is handled with an iron hand sometimes becomes more aggressive, providing no resolution, whereas rehabilitation is a much more positive approach. The offenders are told how they have committed the wrong act and how they can better tackle such situations. This method is seen to generate much more favorable responses. The main purpose of the laws is not to punish people but rather to make them good citizens. Forensic psychological treatment accomplishes exactly that and designs such strategies which are focused on eradicating the evil versus the person himself.

This topic has gained a lot of attention over the last decade or so.  It first began 20 years ago. This was the time people started recognizing the fact that punitive actions alone cannot help eradicate crimes and that more steps needed to be taken to educate people from their wrong doings to point them towards the right path. Many authors have published work about this. There are three basic areas within this topic:  how to treat the violent offenders, how to treat the non-violent offenders, and how to treat the trauma victims (Zakheim, 2011).

There are various studies on these topics; however, there are still gaps left which will be addressed by us in this literary review. We are going to find out what the deficiencies were in the previous studies and how we can improve it by making advancements in this field of knowledge.

BODY

Forensic psychology is the professional practice of the psychologist within the areas of clinical psychology. They blend this knowledge into the legal practice these psychologists and are also known to be legal experts because they relate their knowledge of psychology to help make better laws for the public. It’s the duty of the clinical psychologist to obtain the knowledge of law so that they have a better understanding of how the laws are framed. The rules should be so good that they can be generalized and applied to a majority of the population. The population which falls under the category of clinical forensic population has some psychiatric diagnosis or they may have clinical-legal status because of their health conditions; therefore each member of the population has a medical status as well as a legal status. The clinical and legal issues can be distinguished from the psychological issues. Each of the individuals in this population can broadly be classified into two main categories (Moye and Brown). A therapeutic evaluation is also performed to help identify an individual and the purpose of their actions (Monahan, 1980).

CIVIL

These are the people who are mostly involved in the civil litigation, such as suits for the custody of the children and so on.

CRIMINAL

These are such cases in which the defendants ask for the competency to stand trial, sentencing considerations or when defendants are adjudicated incompetent to stand trial and such issues are dealt under the criminal proceedings. When such a population’s clinical issue is raised in a legal context then the court has to decide the case.

THE VIOLENT OFFENDERS

Violent offenders are those who are nominated on the grounds of violence against individuals which includes bodily harm, sexual harassment, forcible confinement, robbery and all the various types of sexual offences. Violent offenders are often higher on depression, psychopathic behaviors. Such types of people are more likely to have substance abuse issues, have suicidal thoughts and homicidal ideations. They have employment problems and are more likely to have personality disorders. They also tend to have cognitive disorders (Vernon Lewis Quinsey, 1988)

TREATMENT

Depending on the offense committed by the violent offenders, various types of treatments are available.

  • Cognitive behavioral approach which includes impulse control problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Cognitive self-management or self-change programs are challenging these type of thinking and attitude i.e. pro criminal belief and attitude that is against society.
  • Anger management programs include relaxation and substance abuse education.
  • Multi modeling: it focuses on offender specific needs and attitude. Although anger management is least effective among all. (Vernon Lewis Quinsey, 1988).

NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS

These are those offenders who are not actually involved in giving physical harm but they can harm people around them from their conduct, their language abuse and so on. This is a persistent problem in many cases they are juveniles who take the law into their own hands and show little responsibility as citizens. These crimes also include property crimes, fraud, bribery and prostitution (John M. MacDonald, 2015).

TREATMENT

Non-violent offenders are treated by doing their proper psychological counseling but often sent to jail for their offensive attitude. There should be coaching for increasing their moral and the need is to build positive attitude towards others in society. There is need to build attitude “being nice to others is great virtue” (John M. MacDonald, 2015).

TRAUMA VICTIMS

Whenever you meet an accident on the road you are also accounted for psychological traumas in the civil courts. However being victimized by a criminal act or witnessing a traumatic event can also lead to significant physical trauma Oppression also results in psychological harms. Also working in a work environment of physical threats can also cause psychological traumas, even to those who are not directly involved. Recent articles discuss assessment of psychological factors involving many possibilities according to the trauma and nature of the event that caused the trauma .It’s highly recommended for anyone experiencing trauma to undergo psychological testing (Quiros, 2010). Psychological testing provides the ability to evaluate the different stress factors such as: depression, anxiety, preexisting personality disorders, cognitive and pathological psychological conditions. Psychological trauma is caused by one time event like horrible accident, natural disaster etc. It may be caused from ongoing events like struggling with serious disease like cancer etc. Main causes of trauma are

  • Breakup of any important relationship
  • Any serious disease or injury
  • Sudden death of someone close
  • Disability in life
  • Loss of precious property
  • Domestic violence in childhood

TREATMENT

Recovery from serious traumatic event takes time .but if longer time say months has passed and you are not improving, should seek help from professionals. If you are facing these situations like having trouble in working at home at any task, feeling depression and anxiety, using drugs to forget that situation, must go to professional. He will help you to come out of this situation (Quiros, 2010).

CONCLUSION

This research tells us about different violent offenders, non-violent offenders and physical traumas, and how they differ from one another, and what methods are available to treat such cases as they are of significant importance, both legally and clinically. Violent offender is more serious situation and is very costly to treat it effectively. It is important that a new mechanism should design and implement to prevent this situation. Not only punishment is way to overcome the problem. The need is to find the causes due to which this type of behavior is caused. Non-violent offender does not cause serious harm and can be treated easily.

References

John M. MacDonald, A. H. a. A. R. M. (2015). Assessing the Relationship between

Violent and Nonviolent Criminal Activity among Serious Adolescent Offenders. Journal of research in crime and delinquency.

Monahan, John (1980). Psychology and Crime. PsycCRITIQUES, 25.8 (1980).

Moye, J. and Brown, E. (1995): “Postdoctoral Training in Geropsychology: Guidelines for

Formal Programs and Continuing Education”. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 26.6 (1995): 591-597.

Quiros, L. (2010). Trauma, Recovery, and Growth: Positive Psychological Perspectives on

Posttraumatic Stress. Journal of Teaching in Social Work 30(1), 118-121.

Vernon Lewis Quinsey, G. T. H., Marnie Elizabeth Rice, and Catherine A. Cormier, BA

(1988). Violent Offenders: Appraising and Managing Risk. Part of the Law and

Public Policy: Psychology and the Social Sciences Series).

Zakheim, S.F.  “Healing Circles as an Alternative to Batterer Intervention Programs For

Addressing Domestic Violence Among Orthodox Jews”. Partner Abuse 2.4 (2011): 484-496.

Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

 

Respond to the following 3 questions in 100 to 150 words each.

  1. How do you define the concept of attention?
  2. Can attention be consciously allocated to tasks?  Why or why not?

 

3..           What is the relationship between attention and cognition?

Relationships and Risks

As you are watching the news, you see a video clip of a house destroyed by a landslide. An engineer is interviewed and mentions she believes it was caused by slope failure. In the next story, you see a house flowing down the the Mississippi River and a cat stuck in a tree above the flood. Meteorologists are predicting more rain for these areas. As you reflect on this information, consider the hydrologic cycle and the factors responsible for landslides and floods. What is the likelihood of one of these occurring in your locale? In this Application, you will focus on the risk of landslides and flooding in areas where you live.

Questions about this assignment? Post them in the Contact the Instructor area. That way, everyone in the class will see, and benefit from, the Instructor’s response.

To prepare for this Application:

  • Review Chapter 10, “Landslides and Slope Failures” (pp. 267 – 285).

    Review Chapter 11, “Streams and Floods.” Read “11.1 Humans and Rivers”, “11.2 The Hydrologic Cycle”, “11.3 Drainage Networks and Patterns” (pp. 286–2 93); “11.5 The Work of Streams” (pp. 296–303); and “Floods” (pp. 303–308).

  • Review the web sites and animations for this week that are related to landslides and flooding.

    The assignment:

  • Write a 2-page paper in which you do the following:

    Describe the interrelationship of the hydrologic cycle, streams, floods, and landslides.

    • Assess the risk of landslides and flooding in the region or area where you live. Be sure to:
      • Describe factors in your area that make it susceptible to flooding.
      • Address whether or not the topography and home development makes the area prone to landslides.

Note: The area I live in is Camden, Alabama

The Mozart Effect

Assignment 3: The Mozart Effect

In this assignment, you will read an article about the Mozart effect and identify various parts of the research process. This exercise will help you learn how to read a research article and to understand the research process.

Read the following article:

In your article summary, respond to the following questions:

  • State the research hypothesis in your own words. Identify the independent and dependent variables.
  • What were some variables the researchers controlled in their study? Why was this necessary?
  • What evidence do the researchers offer as a test of their hypothesis? Is this evidence empirical (observable)? Is it valid?
  • What explanation do the researchers offer for their findings? Does the evidence justify this explanation?

Read the following article:

Jenkins, J.S. (2001). The Mozart effect. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 94, 170-172.

Based on your readings, respond to the following:

  • Do you think there is any merit in the study (Rauscher, Shaw, & Ky, 1993)? Give three reasons for your position.
  • Does the study take individual differences in spatial ability into account? Explain your answer.
  • What are two ways in which the experiment could be modified to make the results more generalizable?

Write a 5–6-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc.

By Wednesday, November 5, 2014, deliver your assignment to the M1: Assignment 3 Dropbox

Principles of Persuasion

Principles of Persuasion

An environmental organization would like to film a pro-recycling public service announcement and have brought you on as a consultant to help them better understand the principles of persuasion and how they should be applied in this PSA. As part of your presentation to the organization you will need to educate them on the principles of persuasion (using what has been learned through previous research) that will need to be applied to their PSA.

 

In the first 4 to 6 slides of your presentation you will need to:

    • Summarize at least two previous research studies on persuasion.

 

    • How were the principles of persuasion studied?

 

    • Was the research valid? Why or why not?

 

  • What was learned through these studies that can be applied to the creation of the above PSA?

In your next 6 to 10 slides you will incorporate all you have learned about the art of persuasion to create your own PSA PowerPoint presentation to present to this organization that they will use to guide the filming of their video.

In this presentation you will need to:

    • Present a creative argument that will persuade the viewers of the need to recycle, which the video will be based on.

 

    • Use at least two primary principles of persuasion within this presentation.

 

  • In the final slide outline which two or more principles were used and why they were a good fit for this PSA.

Your total presentation should be a minimum of 10 to 16 slides (not including your title and reference slides). For your project you will need to be creative in the use of your graphics and fonts in addition to discussing and applying the principles of persuasion.

For this assignment, please use your text book along with additional resources from the Argosy Library.

Suggested additional resources:

    • Wood, W. (2000). Attitude change: Persuasion and social influence. Annual Review of Psychology, 51, 539-570.

 

    • Cialdini, R.B. & Goldstein, N.J. (2004). Social influence: Compliance and conformity. Annual Review of Psychology, 55, 591-621.

 

    • Schwarz, N. (1998). Warmer and more social: Recent developments in cognitive social psychology. Annual Review of Sociology, 24, 239-264.

 

  • Cialdini, R.B. (2003). Crafting normative messages to protect the environment. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 105-109.

Reflection

Reflection

For this assignment, you must submit a brief reflection paper to the Dropbox. Before you start, choose a partner to interview, someone who is close to you that can provide you with serious feedback about your interpersonal effectiveness. This person may be a close friend, family member, or significant other. Explain each of the four components of interpersonal effectiveness to your partner (competence, mindfulness, emotional intelligence and ethics). Ask your partner how they feel you are doing in each component.  (Take notes!) What do you do well, what needs attention or improvement?

Next, go back and review your results from the Emotional Intelligence Self-Assessment(s) that you completed in Module 1. Consider how they compare to your interview results.
You should write your reflection paper using Microsoft Word, double-spaced, and using a 12-point font. Provide a reference for any sources, such as your textbook, at the end of your paper. This paper should be about 2–3 pages in length. Please make sure that you are including the terms and concepts from your readings and course site to support your reflection:

  1. Consider the four components of interpersonal effectiveness, competence, emotional intelligence, mindfulness and ethics. Think about how you are doing in each of these components. How does your friend/partner think you are doing on each of these components? Where are you doing well? Where do you need some practice? Consider the results from your Emotional Intelligence Self-Assessment in Module 1. How accurate were the results? What did you learn about yourself from the self-assessment?  (Please write at least 1 page for this section.)
  2. How do each of these tenets of interpersonal communication affect you in the following areas: (Please write at least ½ page for these.)
    1. Personally?
    2. Academically?
    3. Professionally?
  3. Summarize two key insights from this assignment. What do you know now about your behavior and interpersonal effectiveness that you didn’t know before? (Please write at least ½ page for this.)
  4. Looking back at the goals that you set for yourself, what new behaviors can you practice that will help you reach them? Explain. (Please write at least ½ page for this.)

Brochure and power point

Brochure section 1
Choose
an issue that affects children in middle childhood or adolescence, such as bullying or eating disorders.

Create a brochure for prevention and treatment of that issue targeted at the middle childhood or adolescent population.

Address the following:

  • Description of the issue
  • Statistics about the pervasiveness of this issue
  • How the issue affects physical, cognitive and socioemotional development
  • Prevention strategies
  • Intervention strategies
  • Specific resources that provide additional information about this issue: name, contact information, and websites

 Obtain faculty approval.

 Format your brochure consistent with APA guidelines

 Power Point Section 2
Imagine that you have been tasked with creating a presentation for middle school youth discussing puberty.

Create a 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation including the following:

  • Discuss the physical changes in boys and girls.
  • Discuss how puberty affects emotional and social development in boys and girls.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

Forensic Psychology Literature Review

Forensic Psychology Literature Review

Prepare a 3- to 5-page literature review for a research paper on how prison staff psychologists can teach correctional staff to employ shaping and chaining, reinforcement schedules, and one-trial learning techniques in teaching anger management skills to inmates. (Make sure to define each of the concepts.)  Provideinformation, including citations, from relevant human (and animal, if available) research to support your discussion.

 

Address the following in your review:

 

  • Theoretical or construct basis for the concepts of shaping and chaining, reinforcement schedules, and one-trial learning techniques, including historical development

Current understanding of effective application of these learning concepts

Health care worker burnout

 

How realistic is it to expect health care workers to model mental, physical, and spiritual health? If Americans tend to be overweight, under active, workaholics who experience burnout, why should health care workers be any different?

Cite references from your reading to support your answer

Theories of Development and Application

Description

In this assignment, you will explore and apply theories of development to your personal experiences.

Background

Understanding theories of development is key in psychology. All people proceed through specific areas of change and growth in key areas as they go through life. Whatever path we take in life, understanding theories of development will assist us in motivating and guiding others, as well as understanding ourselves.

Instructions

Apply the theories of development to your personal life experience by answeringeach of the following questions.

  1. Jean Piaget’s Stage Theory of Cognitive Development: At what age do you feel you entered the stage of Formal Operational Thought? Explain the stage briefly and then focus on providing examples of ways your thinking has shifted to indicate you have developed into this stage of reasoning. (For instance, provide an example of how your views of justice or morality have shifted as you’ve matured.)
  1. Developmental Stage Theory of Erik Erikson: Choose one stage from Erikson’s Developmental Stage Theory and apply it to your own life. Explain the stage, age that it occurs, and how the central challenge of that stage played out in your life. What was the outcome of this stage for you? Did anything happen in your life prior to that stage that affected the outcome? How does the outcome from that stage affect how you are today? Provide specific details that demonstrate your understanding of the stage you choose.
  1. Lawrence Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development: Considering the moral or ethical decisions that you have made in your life, describe one decision you made based on one of the three levels of moral development. Be sure to clearly explain the level of moral development and clearly identify the underlying ethical reasoning behind your decision. (For instance, you may explain a decision you made based on Preconventional morality when you were a child, or you may focus on a decision you made from a higher level of development as an adult.)
  1. Developmental Milestones: Motor Development. The unfolding of biological potential is known as “maturation.” Motor skill development in babies is mostly controlled by the process of maturation. Think about a child that you have known (yourself, your own child, a friend or family member). Describe how the child progressed from rolling over, to sitting, standing, and walking. At what age did each milestone occur? Did the development occur in a “typical” sequence based on what you’ve learned in your text? Is there anything that occurred in the child’s environment that either delayed motor development or facilitated it? What is the difference between “maturation” and “learning,” based on your readings and observation?

Your response should be a 3–4-page Microsoft Word document written in a clear, concise, and organized manner. Be sure to demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Case of Anna O

One of the very first cases that caught Freud’s attention when he was starting to develop his psychoanalytic theory was that of Anna O, a patient of fellow psychiatrist Josef Breuer. Although Freud did not directly treat her, he did thoroughly analyze her case as he was fascinated by the fact that her hysteria was “cured” by Breuer. It is her case that he believes was the beginning of the psychoanalytic approach.

Through your analysis of this case, you will not only look deeper into Freud’s psychoanalytic theory but also see how Jung’s neo-psychoanalytic theory compares and contrasts with Freud’s theory.

Review the following:

The Case of Anna O.

One of the first cases that inspired Freud in the development of what would eventually become the Psychoanalytic Theory was the case of Anna O. Anna O. was actually a patient of one of Freud’s colleagues Josef Breuer. Using Breuer’s case notes, Freud was able to analyze the key facts of Anna O’s case.

Anna O. first developed her symptoms while she was taking care of her very ill father with whom she was extremely close. Some of her initial symptoms were loss of appetite to the extent of not eating, weakness, anemia, and development a severe nervous cough. Eventually she developed a severe optic headache and lost the ability to move her head, which then progressed into paralysis of both arms. Her symptoms were not solely physical as she would vacillate between a normal, mental state and a manic-type state in which she would become extremely agitated. There was even a notation of a time for which she hallucinated that the ribbons in her hair were snakes.

Toward the end of her father’s life she stopped speaking her native language of German and instead only spoke in English. A little over a year after she began taking care of her father he passed away. After his passing her symptoms grew to affect her vision, a loss of ability to focus her attention, more extreme hallucinations, and a number of suicidal attempts (Hurst, 1982).

Both Freud and Jung would acknowledge that unconscious processes are at work in this woman’s problems. However, they would come to different conclusions about the origin of these problems and the method by which she should be treated.

Research Freud’s and Jung’s theories of personality using your textbook, the Internet, and the Argosy University online library resources. Based on your research, respond to the following:

  • Compare and contrast Freud’s view of the unconscious with Jung’s view and apply this case example in your explanations.
  • On what specific points would they agree and disagree regarding the purpose and manifestation of the unconscious in the case of Anna?
  • How might they each approach the treatment of Anna? What might be those specific interventions? How might Anna experience these interventions considering her history?

Write a 2–3-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Forensic Psychology Literature Review

Prepare a 3- to 5-page literature review for a research paper on how prison staff psychologists can teach correctional staff to employ shaping and chaining, reinforcement schedules, and one-trial learning techniques in teaching anger management skills to inmates. (Make sure to define each of the concepts.)  Provide information, including citations, from relevant human (and animal, if available) research to support your discussion.

Address the following in your review:

  • Theoretical or construct basis for the concepts of shaping and chaining, reinforcement schedules, and one-trial learning techniques, including historical development

Current understanding of effective application of these learning concepts

Diagnosis and Treatment Recommendations

This assignment is designed to help you synthesize the course material and apply the material in creating an assessment, and generating a diagnosis, as well as treatment recommendations.

Read the case study provided and write a clinical report which includes:

A summary of the major issues facing the client needing to be addressed

A working diagnosis for the client (with diagnostic summary and rationale) utilizing the following information from the CAGE screening tool and case history information.

A Mental Status Exam which applies the information from the case history.

Detailed treatment recommendations determining which modality (family, individual, group, or couples) is most appropriate for this client.  Be sure to provide the rational for your choice by integrating information from the case summary.

Recommendations on whether individual is a good candidate for treatment placement (inpatient, residential, or outpatient) and an analysis of the pros and cons for your selection based on a summary of the issues.

Your paper should be at least 4 pages long. Remember to include a cover page and reference page, and to support your arguments with information drawn from the online content, the textbook, and other credible, scholarly sources to substantiate the points you are making.  Apply APA standards for writing and citations to your work

Submit your response to the Assignment by Thursday, July 9, 2015.

Contemporary Moral Issue and the Application of Ethical Doctrine of Utilitarianism

Choose a contemporary moral issue in any society and apply the ethical doctrine of Utilitarianism to defend this issue. The paper must be done in MLA format with a minimum of 700 words (quotes are not included in the word count)

– Utilitarianism is the ethical doctrine that the moral worth of an action is solely determined by its contribution to overall utility. It is thus a form of consequentialism, meaning that the moral worth of an action is determined by its outcome – the ends justify the means.

 

– Consequentialism refers to those moral theories which hold that the consequence of a particular action form the basis for any valid moral judgment about that action. Thus, from a consequentialist standpoint, a morally right action is one that produces a good outcome, or consequence.

Cognitive Development of Infants & Young Children

The Piagetian model

There is little argument that while not perfect, Piaget’s theories have had a profound impact on the field of cognitive development. Provide an analysis of his model as well as the challenges to it.

In a two- to three-page paper, please include the following components:

a.       Define the four main stages of Piaget’s theory, along with their age ranges.

b.      Discuss the three crucial processes by which children move from one stage to another.

c.       Focusing on the first three stages, describe one significant limitation of children’s thinking in each.

d.      Review and describe the findings of either Diamond or Gelman from your course text in regard to how they challenged an aspect of Piaget’s theory.

 

Please use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course text. Your paper should be two to three pages, plus title and reference pages. Please use proper APA formatting.

Cognitive Development of Infants & Young Children

The Piagetian model
There is little argument that while not perfect, Piaget’s theories have had a profound impact on the field of cognitive development. Provide an analysis of his model as well as the challenges to it.
In a two- to three-page paper, please include the following components:
a.       Define the four main stages of Piaget’s theory, along with their age ranges.
b.      Discuss the three crucial processes by which children move from one stage to another.
c.       Focusing on the first three stages, describe one significant limitation of children’s thinking in each.
d.      Review and describe the findings of either Diamond or Gelman from your course text in regard to how they challenged an aspect of Piaget’s theory.
 
Please use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course text. Your paper should be two to three pages, plus title and reference pages. Please use proper APA formatting.

Social Behavior and Monkeys

American psychologist, Harry Harlow, conducted a famous experiment that demonstrated the importance of caregiving and companionship in the social development of monkeys. For this assignment, watch this videoabout the Harlow monkey experiment.

Next, observe the social behavior of monkeys by watching the monkey exhibit at your local zoo for at least 10 minutes. If you are unable to visit a zoo, you may watch this video of monkeys in a zoo environment. This video is also found in this week’s M.U.S.E. material. While observing the monkeys, put on your “sociologist hat,” and note the interactions and behaviors that you see.

Answer the following questions in a paper of 800–1,000 words:

How did the monkeys interact with one another?How is the social behavior and social interaction of monkeys similar to the behavior of humans?Why do you think humans need social interaction?What did you learn from conducting field observation research? What do you think of this as a methodology?

Please submit your assignment.

References

School Tube. (2011). Harlow’s studies on dependency in monkeys [Video]. Retrieved from http://www.schooltube.com/video/4829069e4257a0069e38/.

 

LivingLinksCentre. (2010, July 31). Student resource – 10 minute animal behaviour sampling video [Video]. Retrieved from the You Tube Web site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_AL93uqIow

 

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

 

Course Materials

 

Points Possible:200Date Due:Monday, Jun 22, 2015Objective:Identify the Functionalist, Conflict, Interactionist, and Feminist sociological perspectives and describe their historical revolutionExplain the application of the scientific method in sociological research

Trauma, Development, and Spirituality

Explain in detail (using your readings/presentations from this module/week to support what you say) how trauma can affect development, most specifically neural development. Discuss how spiritual development can counter the effects of trauma. What are the determining factors that lead to developmental delays when a child is exposed to trauma? Give details on the prevalence of different types of trauma and if they differ among different cultures.

 

Make sure to support everything you report with at least 2–3 current APA citations and then a reference page at the end. Review the Essay Grading Rubric before submitting. Your paper must be at least 600 words.

 

Psychology Homework

Demographic Transitions

Demographic transition is the process in which a nation transitions from being a less industrialized society, with high birth and death rates, to an industrialized nation, with lower birth and death rates. Many countries have already been through this transition including the United States, England, and Canada.

 

The demographic transition to an industrialized society is detrimental for the environment because industrialized societies tend to use up nonrenewable resources and give off pollution. Industrialized nations have the largest ecological and carbon footprint relative to developing or non-industrialized countries. Fortunately, there are some benefits to the process of demographic transition, including lower birth and death rates. Essentially, people in industrialized countries have fewer children and this in turn helps control the overall population size.

 

Demographic transition involves the following five stages:

Careers in Psychology

This assignment has two major sections.  However, you will be creating a single document for submission.

  • In Section I, you will read the case scenarios of three adults who are about to complete their bachelor’s degree in psychology and provide responses based on your reading and research to address the concerns in the scenarios.
  • In Section II, you will evaluate yourself and rate your own credentials in terms of your readiness for the next step after obtaining your bachelor’s degree, should you be interested in pursuing your education further.
  • Please label the sections as Section I and Section II in your document.

Section I

Use the information presented in Chapter 8 of your course text as well as the required websites to assist you in addressing the scenarios. You will also need to do some additional research. Recommended websites are provided and you will find useful information on the websites of graduate programs in psychology and other mental health-related fields.

  1. Denise has decided she wants to counsel children and adolescents. She has a modest amount of interest in reading research findings that are relevant to counseling children and youth. She has little interest in conducting research. She is exploring the following options for her degree after her bachelor’s degree:
    • Master of Arts/ Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
    • Master of Arts/ Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
    • Master of Education in Counseling Psychology
    • Master of Social Work
    • Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling
    • Master of Science in Counseling.
    • Research the programs Denise is considering and list at least two pros and cons for each option.
  2. Raul always thought he wanted to be a clinical or counseling psychologist until he did some volunteer work in a psychiatric clinic and interviewed several psychologists and counselors. Now, as a senior who is months away from graduation, Raul is trying to decide what his next academic and career steps should be. He has a moderate interest in research but does not care much for writing papers. He could see himself teaching, if necessary, but it is not his passion. He already has a wife and two children, so earning potential is important to him.
    • What advice would you give Raul based on the information from this week’s resources?
  3. After many years in the corporate world, John was let go from his company due to down-sizing. He is interested in integrating what he learned in business with psychology. He believes that Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology might be a good fit for him.
    • What types of graduate options are available for John?
    • How competitive are graduate programs in I/O psychology?
    • What does he need to do to make sure he is competitive enough to be accepted into a graduate program?

Section II

For this section, copy and paste the information from Table 8.4 in your text and then rate yourself for each of the items.  Be sure to include an explanation for each at the bottom of the individual sections. See the document with the information attached here. ( Section II )

Writing Careers in Psychology

The Assignment:

  1. Must be at least three to four double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a separate title page with the following:
    1. Title of paper
    2. Student’s name
    3. Course name and number
    4. Instructor’s name
    5. Date submitted
  3. Must include all the information listed in Section I of the prompt as well as the copied information from the Section II document.
  4. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  5. Must include a separate reference page that lists any cited sources and is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Family Therapy

you are the family therapist. The scenario depicted below is based on a real-life therapy case. The names and major identifying factors have been altered.

Andy, a 16-year-old girl just returned from a 2-month stay at a residential facility in Utah. Her counselor referred her to YOU. During your first session, Andy and her mother, Jane, were present. Arnold, her father was to attend but was busy at work and didn’t make it. During the session the mother and daughter sat next to one another and were even arm in arm at times. They reviewed the situation prior to her going to the facility. Basically, Andy was out of control and belligerent. She was critical of both parents and they realized they couldn’t manage her and needed to get some relief from the conflict.

Andy presents as a normal teenager, but she was obviously quite sensitive, reactive to her mother, and frequently felt controlled by her mother. Andy was adopted. She is not Jane and Arnold’s natural daughter. She is actually a niece. Her father, Arnold had a sister who was a drug abusing stripper, and gave birth to Andy when she was 20. Jane and Arnold raised and finally adopted Andy. Andy has never had contact with her birth mother. She is extremely angry about this.

Both Jane and Arnold are the adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs). Jane’s father was a WWII vet and was disabled most of his life. His problems mainly consisted of mental issues and alcoholism. Ultimately he committed suicide. At times Jane would describe her childhood as great. At other times she would note frequent beatings and abuse. Arnold’s alcoholic father died when he was only 8 years old.

Both Jane and Arnold are very successful professionally and they are open to therapy to help their daughter. They have been married for 29 years.

Based on the above case description, answer the following:

  • What other information would you like to know to move forward with the case?
  • What long-term approach or techniques would you employ in this case?
  • Based on the information available what would be your short term goals?
  • Based on the information available what would be your long term goals?

Presenting the Good Life

Positive psychology focuses on three important concepts of the pleasant life, the good life, and the meaningful life.

Seligman (2005) purports that experiencing these three pillars of positive psychology creates “the full-life.” This assignment focuses on the second pillar: the good life.

According to the positive psychology model, the good life involves identifying and amplifying unique strengths and skills. The goal of identifying your signature strengths is to be able to amplify these strengths in flow experiences.

This assignment is divided into two tasks. You will first identify your personal signature strengths and then apply these strengths to transform a tedious activity into an enlivened one.

Task I

What are your top three strengths when you experience flow? Using the Internet, research various instruments available that can help you identify your strengths. When conducting your Internet search, use the following phrases:

  • Measuring flow experiences
  • Dimensions of flow
  • Measuring signature strengths
  • OCEAN personality psychometric test
  • The big five test
  • Trait theory personality test
  • Five factor model (FFM)

Select one of the instruments from your research and complete the test to determine your strengths. Then do the following:

  • Evaluate your results and create a list of your personal signature strengths.

If you are unable to use these instruments, then list what you understand or believe to be your top three strengths when you experience flow.

Task II

This task requires you to engage in an activity that you find tedious. While engaging in the activity, tap into an identified personal strength and enliven the experience. For example, a student who dislikes the task of commuting to work resolves to tap into her creativity and sing to her favorite music while driving, thus transforming the experience from tedious to an enlivened one.

Engage in an activity you consider tedious and then tap into an identified personal strength to enliven it.

Upon completion of this activity, create a  PowerPoint presentation with the following information:

  • Slide 1: Title slide
  • Slide 2: Discuss a scholarly reference on the validity of using signature strengths to create flow.
  • Slide 3: Describe the strengths you identified after doing an evaluation of yourself.
  • Slides 4–5: Discuss the application of strengths to the activity. Include your ideas on how and why the activity was transformed from tedious to an enlivened activity.
  • Slides 6–7: Demonstrate how to apply this and other signature strengths to transform other tasks identified as tedious.
  • Slide 8: Discuss your general state of emotion after completing the enlivened activity. Examine the reasons for this state of emotion. Include one scholarly reference from established research on positive psychology that supports the use of signature strengths to facilitate a state of well-being.
  • Slide 9: Discuss how recognizing and using signature strengths can help improve relationships.
  • Slide 10: Provide a list of references in APA format

Evaluation Planning

To assure that you are using an authentic mission statement and program description as examples for the assignment, locate a mission statement and program description from an existing organization. Directly quote and include the mission statement at the beginning of your paper being certain to cite and reference the source appropriately.

Write a paper of 1,000-1,250 words in which you describe the basic evaluation plan of this program. Include the following in your paper:

  1. A research-supported discussion of the importance of identifying the mission, goals, and objectives of a program before gathering program evaluation data.
  2. A discussion of the research theory and process involved in developing performance indicators for a program.
  3. A discussion of the theory and process involved in developing questions to guide the design of a program evaluation plan.
  4. A research-based rationale for the selection of tools for forecasting potential changes to the program, including projected changes in technology, agency clientele, and future opportunities and obstacles that face the future of the organization.

Proposal for a Treatment Plan at a Correctional Facility

The local correctional facility is planning to implement a new treatment program for substance abuse treatment.  You are hired to create a proposal providing a recommendation for the types of treatment modalities to be utilized in the facility.  Use your textbook, module notes, and at least two peer reviewed articles from the online library and/or publications from a government website on substance abuse treatment to develop the proposal.  Your paper should address the following:

A discussion of the variety of substance addictions needing to be addressed in the treatment program in a correctional system, and your analysis for whether you would propose separating the inmates in treatment based upon the type of substance they use.

A thorough comparison of individual treatment and group treatment, and your analysis for whether you would recommend individual treatment or group treatment, or both.

A description of the12 step program, and your analysis for whether you would propose this be a part of the treatment program.

A discussion of the role of the family and incorporating the family within the treatment process, and your analysis of whether you would recommend family therapy to be a part of the treatment program.

The text of your proposal should be at least 4 pages long. Remember to include a cover page and reference page, and to support your arguments with information drawn from the online content, the textbook, and other credible, scholarly sources to substantiate the points you are making.  Apply APA standards for writing and citations to your work.

Submit your response to the Assignment by Monday, July 6, 2015.

James T Johnson Scenario

Task Type: Individual Project   Deliverable Length: 1,250–1,500 words

Points Possible: 250   Due Date: 6/22/2015 10 PM  CT

Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Your instructor has returned your Week 4 Individual Project with comments and suggestions to improve your overall plan.

Assignment Guidelines

In Week 4, you found out the following:

James T. Johnson is a 24-year-old construction worker who lives at home with his mother. During the week, he goes to work on time, does his work, and comes home. Occasionally, he will go out with a group of coworkers on a Friday evening. He has one other secret. He burglarizes homes and garages in the neighboring communities, selling what he steals via the internet or at pawn shops two counties over.

This past weekend, he was arrested during a burglary when he entered a home where the home owner was present. His mother had to mortgage her home to bail him out of jail. While driving him home, she started to berate him, stating that he has ended up “just like his father, a criminal” and that she will probably end up dying early due to the stress of having a criminal son.

James was angry and blurted out that it was her fault, that this was the only life he knew because his father never taught him anything worthwhile. He said that his mother and father fought all the time, and the main subject of their fights was his constant drinking.

What James did not know was that his father came from a physically and emotionally abusive family. Though he constantly drank and fought with James’ mother, he tried not to direct this abuse at James. The result of his attempts to shield James was to ignore James almost entirely. His attempt not to abuse James led to his neglect of James. While James was a pre-teen and teen, his parents rarely knew what James was doing or who he was with. As such, James learned how to “fly below the radar” and avoid getting in trouble, while getting away with many antics that could have had him labeled as a juvenile delinquent.

  • Now that James has more insight into his father’s behavior, apply 1 psychological theory ( ex. self-control, attribution theory etc..)and 1 sociological theory (ex. social disorganization theory and strain theory) to this scenario.
  • Explain the concepts in your 1 psychological theory, and explain the concepts in your 1 sociological theory.
  • Relate both theories to James’s father and why he reacted in this manner to James.
  • Explain how the theories that you chose can have an effect on future generations.

Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

The total paper must relate to the scenario in it entirety and make sure to tie in the effect of James father past history and how it relates to James himself.  Add in subcultural perspective in relation to James scenario.

Retrospective analysis of personality

In this assignment, begin by taking a retrospective look at your life history, to discuss which aspects of your personality have remained consistent and which aspects of your personality have changed over time. Then, analyze the roles of nature and nurture in shaping your personality. Subsequently, discuss possible sources of inaccuracy and bias in any retrospective analysis. Finally, discuss the reasons why systematic scientific studies are considered more valuable than individual accounts.

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

  1. Reflect on your life history and discuss which aspects of your personality have changed over time and which aspects have stayed consistent.
  2. Based on your retrospective analysis, describe the roles of nature and nurture in shaping your personality. Reflect on your justification for distinguishing between nature and nurture.
  3. Discuss the possible sources of bias and inaccuracy whenever a person looks back on their past history. Be sure to discuss factors related to memory and factors related to cognition.
  4. Describe why the science of psychology places more emphasis on results based on scientific studies than it does on personal experience and anecdotes.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format.  Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • To keep this essay short and manageable, your only sources for your paper should be your own experience and the Webtext. For this reason, APA citations and references are not required for this assignment.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.  The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Relate psychological concepts to real-world situations.
  • Describe the major theories of personality development, learning, memory, cognition, consciousness, development and social psychology.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in psychology.
  • Write clearly and concisely about psychology using proper writing mechanics.

Click here to view the grading rubric.

Name the Diagnosis

For each of the 9 cases listed below, give the specific diagnosis and identify briefly what symptoms led you to make the diagnosis (5 points per case).

1. Tony sometimes seems very “wound up.” At those times, he seems full of energy, talks very rapidly, and makes very grandiose plans. (One time, he gave away all of his belongings and was planning to move to Washington, D.C., so he could advise the President.) At these times, he also seems to need almost no sleep. During other periods of time Tony seems very “down.” During these times he does not take care of himself. He seems to want to sleep all the time, and he often makes thinly veiled references to wanting to commit suicide.

2. Greta often drinks too much, especially at parties. She has gotten two DUI tickets after leaving parties. She is also in danger of losing her job because she often misses work on Monday due to a hangover after partying on the weekend.

3. Judith has not left her house for several months. When she tries to go out, she experiences great anxiety. She says she is afraid that if she leaves her house to go somewhere, she will not be able to get back. Before all this started, Judith seemed fairly normal except for having several episodes where, for no apparent reason, her heart started pounding, she started to sweat profusely, and she experienced all the symptoms of fear and terror. One of the reasons she is afraid to leave the house is because she is afraid she will have one of these episodes again.

4. Horace sleeps a lot, has great difficulty getting out of bed in the morning, and generally does not want to do anything. He has stopped seeing friends whom he used to see often, and declines all invitations to do things socially. His most common response is “I just don’t feel like it.” He looks sad all the time and does not seem to take pleasure in everyday activities. This has been going on for the past two months.

5. Patricia is a 44-year-old female who reports that she has periods of time where she cannot remember what she has done. She reports that after one such period, she received a telephone call from a man who claimed to have met her in a bar where she was “the life of the party.” She had also told the man her name was Priscilla. Patricia thinks that this is odd because she does not drink, and she is a rather shy and retiring person. However, the man had her correct telephone number and was able to give a good physical description of her.

6. Marianne is a 34-year-old female showing signs of disorganized thought and flat affect. She says that she hears voices telling her to do things. She believes that her behavior is being controlled by other people and she thinks that all her former friends have formed a conspiracy and are out to get her. She also tends toward repetitive, highly ritualized behavior.

7. Zachary is a 17-year-old male who appears boastful, conceited, and arrogant. When someone accuses him of being that way, he flies into a rage. He shows little care for others and is often envious when others are recognized for their achievements. He is also prone to daydreaming and fantasizing about the success that awaits him.

8. Sandy feels dirty unless she bathes and changes clothes at least four times a day, and she is fastidious about the house as well. Every room is scrubbed at least twice a week and the bathroom is taken care of daily.

9. Although he was not personally injured, Harry has had problems since the earthquake two years ago. He is listless and quarrelsome and sleeps fitfully, reliving the quake in nightmarish dreams

Psychology

Write a summary of Chapter 14 (Social Behavior) from the textbook.

No caitaions or refrences.

Text Book: A Journal 5 Edition. Denis Coon, John O. Mitterer.

Write on google: psychology a journey 5th ed pdf, to find the book.

Serial Rape

    • You have heard that there is a serial rapist in London who is known as the Ripper Copycat. You found out that a colleague of yours from London is on the investigation team for this serial rapist. Your colleague has e-mailed you and asked if you were familiar with Jack the Ripper if you have any information on the following:
  • Was the Ripper motivated by sexual sadism? If not, what was the behavioral motive for the assault?
  • Why was the Ripper targeting prostitutes?
  • What were the Ripper’s signature behavior(s)?
  • Why did the Ripper stop? Serial Rape Scenario.The serial rapist is attacking women in the city. The attacks occur as follows: He targets women at enter their vehicles are suddenly rushed by a previously unseen assailant who pushes them into their houses.He forces them to hand over their keys and then he drives to dirt roads just outside town. He assaults fingers. Afterwards he tells them to get dressed and drives them back to the mall they were shopping stores that are open 24 hours a day.stealing cash and coins but leaving their credit cards and checkbooks.The victims range in age from 22 to 63 years of age. They do not resemble each other.parked at or near the far end of mall parking lots.build. His clothing is dirty and he wears dark blue jeans and a dark grey or green jacket. He also wears victims. His victims cannot see his face since he wears a ski mask. They are unsure of his age but. The victims state that his verbal behavior usually consists of “Get in the car!” “Give me your god-damnwon’t get hurt!” During the sexual assault, he tells them to “Get your clothes off now!” He has never The victims also report that he refers to their genitals as “thingy,” such as “Let me push my fingers in them say things during the assault.mud at the scene of her attack and she had to tell him how to rock the car to get out. That victim also him, either physically or verbally except to plead with him not to kill them. His response to their He has not so far left any recoverable DNA on/in his victims. Because of his gloves, no finger prints or souvenirs from his victims. None of his victims have been injured to the point that they required over-night hospitalization.
  • have been recovered from the victim’s or their vehicles. There is no indication that he collects trophies
  • pleading was “I won’t, okay”?
  • notes that he mumbled a “thank you” after he followed her advice. None of the victim’s tried to resist
  • Most of the victim’s think that he is a poor driver. One even stated that they were briefly stuck in the
  • your thingy” or “You have a nice looking thingy.” All the victims report that he never swears or makes
  • displayed a weapon.
  • keys!” and “Shut up!” Some of the women plead with him but he usual response is “Shut up and you
  • generally agree that he is either in his late teens or early 20’s. He also has noticeable body odor.
  • thin leather work gloves, and he only removes the right glove when he is actually penetrating his
  • Their attacker is described as being between 5’4” to 5’6” tall; weight around 140 pounds with a thin
  • The women were all shopping at night, were carrying at least two bags of items, and had their cars
  • Other facts:
  • He has attacked a total of 6 women so far. He will sometimes look through his victims’ purses,
  • at and drops them off at a distant corner. He then drives off; their cars are later found in parking lots of
  • his victims by telling them to remove their clothing and underwear and then penetrates them using his
  • cars.
  • major mall; all of his victims were shopping at the skill mall. Women carrying shopping bags about to
  •  

Inductive profiling

Your agency practices the use of inductive profiling, and your boss has asked you to prepare a short presentation to other investigators showing them how it will assist in rape cases. As an investigator in the serial rapist case, you decide that using inductive profiling would work in this case. You know there has been a typology developed to distinguish between different types of rapists, and you decide this would be a good case to share with the other investigators.

 

  • You will create a presentation of 3-4 slides with speaker notes.
  • Review the following standard typology of rapists that you will choose from for your presentation:
    • Power-reassurance
    • Power-assertive
    • Anger-retaliatory
    • Anger-excitation (sadist)
    • Opportunist
  • What type of rapist is represented by the serial rapist in your case?
  • Offer supporting evidence to back up your choice.
    • Why is the typology you chose the correct representation of the offender in your case?
    • Why do other typologies not fit the offender?
    • Does your offender fit into more than one typology? Why or why not?

Post -Sex-Education Course for Children

The teaching of sex education to children has always had a big stigma attached to it, but is an important topic for young individuals to learn. Research the different protocols and regulations states have on teaching sex education to children, including your state. Are you surprised by your research?

At what age should children/students be exposed to sex education topics and what should be covered? Is it even appropriate to teach children/students sex education in public schools or should this be left up to the parents? Should parents be allowed to exempt their students from sex education teachings? Why or why not?

General Psychology, Article Critique for Unit II

PSY 1010, General Psychology, Article Critique for Unit II

Unit II Article Critique

Is genetic testing right for you and your family?

Recent advancements within scientific research have spurred controversy over the topic of genetic testing, especially with newborns. Although scientists can now identify certain DNA markers that reveal an increased propensity for various diseases and disorders, numerous moral dilemmas quickly emerge. How will predicting future events impact the present?

 

Would knowing that your child is most likely going to develop Alzheimer’s disease change the way that you raise him or her? Should someone help you understand the implications if you are told that your child is most likely going to be autistic? What impact will these “potential” results have on your child’s healthcare? Could genetic testing force your child to be plagued with unnecessary stigmas?

 

Read the article by Pollack (2010) and write a two-page critique examining why so much controversy surrounds genetic

testing today. Do you agree or disagree with the author’s stance on this topic?

Pollack, H. (2010). Put to the test: As genetic screening gets cheaper and easier, it’s raising questions that health-care providers aren’t prepared to answer. The American Prospect, 21(9), 21-24. Retrieved from Opposing Viewpoints in Context database.

 

Tips for writing your Article Critique:

 Introduction – This is meant to give a concise overview of the article being discussed and is usually one paragraph in length.

 Summary – This contains the summary of the article that gives the general argument(s) and overview of the featured author.

 Critique – In this portion of the paper, you should provide a critique/opinion of the article. You should state whether you agree or disagree with the issues that were posed. Furthermore, you should also discuss why you PSY 1010, General Psychology 3 agree or disagree with the author’s viewpoint(s). Do not forget to discuss the importance of this article to the field of psychology.

 Conclusion – This summarizes your final thoughts for the featured topic.

 

Note: Do not forget to double space your response and use Times New Roman 12 pt. font. This written assignment should have a cover page, two full pages of content in which you organize the four sections of the article critique based on the guidelines as listed above, and a references page. You are required to utilize the textbook, assigned article, and one additional source to support your stance on this topic. All three sources should be included on your references page. You should also have accompanying in-text citations for each source that you have used throughout your response.

 

Follow APA format.

COGNITIVE PROCESSES

COGNITIVE PROCESSES

Write a350-word paper discussing the cognitive processes associated with language comprehension and their functions.

 

1- NATURAL LANGUAGES -300 WORDS

 

2- CONCLUSION- 300 WORDS

 

TOTAL WORDS COUNT 600

 

Papers must adhere to APA style.

at least 2 peer-reivewed journal articles.

Freudian Theory

Assignment 2: Discussion—Freudian Theory

Sigmund Freud, although one of the best-known personality theorists, is probably also one of the most controversial in the field of psychology. When starting to consider theories of personality, one must begin with a look at Sigmund Freud, as he was one of the first theorists to develop a psychoanalytical theory that was based on real-life patients and not studies conducted in a lab. Even if you do not agree with his theories, he is the starting point from which many other theorists have begun. Specifically, he was concerned with the development of the personality and how it created the neuroses he saw in many of his patients.

Research Freud’s theories using your textbook, the Internet, and the Argosy University online library resources. Based on your research, respond to the following:

  • What do you consider to be Freud’s most significant contribution to the discipline of psychology?
  • Of his different theories, which one do you feel is the most controversial?
  • What life factors and sociocultural factors do you think led Freud to come to the conclusions that he did?
  • Why do many people disagree with the development of Freud’s theories?
  • In general psychology and even popular culture today, there are a number of concepts that are based in Freudian theory that many do not realize stem from him. Identify a few ideas and terms that can be traced back to Freud.

Write your initial response in 4–5 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

By Saturday, June 20, 2015, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, June 24, 2015, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Motivational Theories and Factors

Motivational Theories and Factors. To be effective, a company must learn to motivate its employees to efficiently meet the goals of the organization. Using what you know about motivation and the field of I/O psychology, respond to the following:

 

  1. Propose at least three ways to motivate others in the workplace.

    2. Create a strategy for enhancing your own motivation in the workplace.

    3. Compare and contrast two motivational theories (found in Chapter 7 of your course text) of your choice. 4. Finally, discuss the pros and cons of using financial incentives in the workplace

Hacker Culture and Mitigation

Course Objective: Examine hacker culture and related psychological and cultural aspects of cybersecurity from both the malicious actor and user’s perspectives.

Competencies: Critical thinking, communication skills

Each student is assigned an organization (e.g., a private company or a government agency) and is asked to identify a significant past incident in cybercrime or cyberwarfare related to this organization. The student will fully discuss the specifics of the cyber incident and analyze the motivation of the threat actors/attackers. Analyze the possible motivations of those who worked to defend assets against disruption, and describe motivations of any possible third-parties that may also have been involved. The student will also suggest methods for the organization to discourage hackers or intruders with similar motives and suggest management, policy or technology controls to protect the organization against similar attacks.

Your paper should describe the type of incident and the actors: personalities, motivations, and other contributing cultural or psychological characteristics. You will find Module “Psychological Aspects of Cybersecurity” helpful with this assignment. Link your analysis to previous readings, interactive modules, and discussion topics, with appropriate citations.

At a minimum, the questions you must address are listed below:

a. What descriptive labels might apply to this type of threat/incident?

b. Regarding the threat actors:

What sort of people would go after this information?

Why would they want it?

What will/can they do with it?

How would they get it?

How would potential attackers be identified?

c. How would the organization try to discourage, or reduce the incentives that could attract possible threat actors?

d. How would the organization protect against, or reduce damaging effects due to attempted attacks?

Length 5-7 pages, due at the end of Week 8.

Prepare your paper in Word format. It should be double-spaced with one-inch margins all around. The citations and the reference list in the paper should be formatted in accordance with APA 6th edition guidelines.

Papers must include: cover page, table of contents, introduction, section headings and subheadings, conclusions, APA compliant in-text citations and list of references, and page numbers. The page count begins with the introduction and ends with the conclusions. The questions asked in the assignment should first be outlined (the outline is not included in the document), then the outline should be used to create the Table of Contents and the document sub-headings. The Introduction should briefly preview each sub-heading in the document.

Drug Treatment for ADHD

Drug Treatment for ADHD

Drug Treatment for ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has received a lot of media coverage in the past ten years. One of the things most misunderstood about the disorder is the treatment. Children (and adults) afflicted with ADHD are often treated with stimulant drugs. Parents are often hesitant about giving their children these stimulant medications. Treating hyperactivity with a drug that increases activity appears paradoxical.

 

Using the Argosy University online library resources, find at least two peer-reviewed journal articles that explain the effect of stimulant drugs (such as Adderall or Ritalin—amphetamine or methylphenidate) on the brains of those with ADHD.

 

Create a brochure that explains the benefits of using stimulant medications and addresses the concerns of parents of children with ADHD. Be sure to use language appropriate for the audience. Include the following in your brochure:

 

  • Summarize the findings of the two articles.
  • Explain the effect that these drugs have in the brain.
  • Explain the concerns of using stimulant drugs to treat ADHD.

 

Develop a 2-3-page brochure in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources

Amphetamine Use and Abuse

LASA I—Amphetamine Use and Abuse

LASA I—Amphetamine Use and Abuse

Aaliyah continues to struggle with balancing her work hours and her schoolwork. She has been drinking coffee to help her stay awake, but it is no longer working. She has an exam coming up and needs to stay up to study.

 

Aaliyah decides to take an amphetamine to stay awake to study for the exam. She promises herself that she will only take it this one time for the exam. The drug allows her to stay awake and alert while she is studying for the exam. She also feels that she is learning the material better as a result of the amphetamine. When the grades are in, Aaliyah receives an A on her work.

 

As the semester continues, Aaliyah turns to amphetamines more and more often to help her stay awake to complete her schoolwork. Soon, Aaliyah finds that one pill no longer keeps her awake as long as she needs.

 

She starts taking more than one pill at a time. She knows that taking amphetamines so often is not good for her health, and she finds she experiences an increase in headaches when she takes them, but she continues to take them because they are helping her be successful in school and at work.

 

Based on the case study, prepare a paper that addresses the following:

 

  • Examine the change in amphetamine use and abuse in the U.S. from the 1950s to the present.
  • Explain to which schedule amphetamines belong and why they are on the Schedule of Controlled Substances.
  • Explain the effects Aaliyah might be experiencing as a result of her regular amphetamine use. Be sure to include:
    • Acute effects, chronic effects, and withdrawal
    • Effects on physiology (brain and body), behavior, mood, and toxicity
  • Give at least three indications from the case study suggesting there may be a problem with Aaliyah’s substance use. That is, describe at least three likely behaviors that Aaliyah is likely to exhibit if she is misusing amphetamines.

 

Determine whether Aaliyah has a substance use disorder. Include a discussion of DSM criteria. Use the template to help you make the assessment.

 

Ethical Issues for Forensic Psychologists

LASA 1: Ethical Issues for Forensic Psychologists

LASA 1: Ethical Issues for Forensic Psychologists

 

Read the following current  version of the ethical guidelines by the American Psychology-Law Society:

http://www.ap-ls.org/aboutpsychlaw/080110sgfpdraft.pdf

 

This assignment is designed to help you synthesize and apply the current version of the ethical guidelines of forensic psychology to what you have been learning about the relationship of substance abuse in the criminal justice system, assessment, diagnosis and ethical considerations.

 

After thoroughly reading the ethical guidelines of forensic psychology, review the following scenarios and questions and respond to each question thoroughly.  Your paper should reflect an understanding of applying the ethical standards to the course material.

 

Provide a summary which includes the purpose, history and goals of the ethical standards.  What is your initial reaction to the ethical guidelines of forensic psychology?

 

Review and summarize the standards related to confidentiality.   What steps will you take as a counselor in the criminal justice system to be in compliance with the ethical standards?    After reviewing the textbook and online lecture, how will you handle “red flags” and the limits of confidentiality, yet be in compliance with the ethic guidelines?

 

You are presented with a client who is ordered through the court to undergo an examination or treatment.  The client refuses to sign the confidentiality agreement, and has made it quite clear he is not going to participate.  Identify what action you will take and provide the standard(s) which guided your decision.   Be sure to include a summary of what confidentiality is and why it is important. Your significant other is a recovering addict.

 

According to the module lecture countertransference may occur when counseling an individual who has similar behaviors to the counselor’s family members.  Review the standard 4.07 from the ethical guidelines of the American Psychology-Law Society and the online content.  Discuss what options the counselor has to be in compliance with the standard.  Be sure to include a discussion of countertransference.

 

Compare and contrast the ethical issues of confidentiality and countertransference: Which issue do you believe will be most difficult to deal with, and why? After reviewing the ethical guidelines and applying the guidelines to treatment and evaluation issues provide your opinion of the relationship of substance abuse treatment and sanctions of the court.

 

Your report should be at least 5 pages long. Remember to also include a cover page and reference page, and to support your arguments with information drawn from the ethical guidelines of the American Psychology-Law Society, the  online content, the textbook, and other credible, scholarly sources to substantiate the points you are making.  Apply APA standards for writing and citations to your work.

Importance of Theory and Research in Child Development

Importance of Theory and Research in Child Development

Prior to completing this journal assignment, please read Modules 1and 2 in your textbook, view the “Endless Questions” video, and review any relevant Instructor Guidance. You may want to look specifically at the interactive media tools demonstrating information on theory which are provided in the Section 1.5 (within Module 1) of the textbook.

In a Journal entry of 500-1000 words, begin by reflecting on this anecdotal phrase that one might hear, “I did that with my children and it worked fine for them.”  Describe your own thoughts about this statement and explain why this may be true in some cases, but not in others.  You may use personal experiences or examples to support your evidence-based statements and opinions, if you wish.

Then, watch the “Endless Questions” video analyzing child development research and find one additional scholarly source of your choice (see tips and a link to tutorials below) and use them to reflect on and answer the following questions:

  • Why is it important to utilize developmental theory to explain a foundational knowledge of children’s development?
  • What makes scholarly research different from anecdotal evidence (or personal experience) in explaining child and adolescent development?  [Hint: Consider the methodology of the article you are reading.
  • Identify and briefly describe the key points of one of the major developmental theories and why you feel that theory is applicable to child and/or adolescent development.

Finally, relate the value of continued learning with a concluding reflection on why we should incorporate both personal experience and scholarly research grounded in theory to help support any statements made in this class or any other professional setting.

You are required to utilize at least one additional scholarly source not from this week’s required readings (including, but not limited to, the multimedia in the recommended resources for Week One).  You must cite all of your sources (including the video embedded above) in proper APA style.  If you are unsure how to create an APA style reference page, please visit the Citation and Reference page on the Ashford Writing Center website. Aside from the video embedded in the prompt, you are to find one other scholarly through the Ashford Library website to help support your reflections in Part II.  View this great tutorial provided by the Ashford University Library which will show you how to find scholarly articles and how to assess the scholarly quality of the resource.

NOTE: As you are completing your searches in the library search engines, check the boxes in the search engines of the library for scholarly, peer-reviewed sources. This allows you to find resources that have been evaluated by a number of experts in the field and do not represent just one person’s opinion.

Freud’s psychoanalysis of the id, ego, and superego

Do you agree with Freud’s psychoanalysis of the id, ego, and superego?

At least 100 words per question. When citing sources, format your in-text citations and end references in the APA style. Need in the next 3 hours.

 

Sigmund Freud’s work has roots in Greek Tragedy and is still studied and discussed in psychology and in popular culture. You will also take a closer look at some of the innovated artistic movements from this era. Though this time in history was plagued by war, it was also a creative period in the Humanities as a response to the seriousness of war.

  1. Do you agree with Freud’s psychoanalysis of the id, ego, and superego? Where does it seem to ring true, and what are some questions you have about the theory?
  2. How is modernism defined? How are Cubism, Fauvism, Futurism, and Expressionism classified as modernist, and how did these styles reflect a modernist spirit?

Abnormal Psychology in the Workplace

750-1000 words

Select 1 of the following disorders:

  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Conduct disorder
  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Kleptomania or pyromania
Provide the following details about the disorder:
  • What are some of the symptoms?
  • What would this disorder look like in person? Make sure you relate this back to the DSM criteria.
  • Based on your research, do you think the media has portrayed the disorder you selected in an unbiased manner, or is it sensationalized?
In the DSM-IV Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Kleptomania, or Pyromania were spread out over a few chapters.
  • Why do you think the DSM-5 has placed Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Kleptomania, or Pyromania into a chapter called Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders? Support your answer with research.

Article Analysis: Psychology: Cognitive

Find two peer-reviewed journal articles on learning and memory.  For this assignment use research articles that are newer (last 5 years).   In your synopsis, you will include:

  • A summary of each of the journal articles
  • The main points discussed in each of the journal articles and how they relate to the week’s course and text readings
  • Your thoughts and perspectives regarding the concepts covered in each of the journal articles

Child and Adolescent Safety Statistics

Prior to completing this discussion, please read Chapter Three in the textbook and review any relevant Instructor Guidance.

For this post, you will first analyze interaction of the major themes as factors influencing the domain of physical development, specifically safety:

Health and Well-Being

Family and Parenting

Education
Culture and Gender Comment on how child and adolescent safety regulations have changed over the past few decades. Provide examples of new safety guidelines that did not exist either when you were growing up, or when your parents were growing up. Then, look through the recommended resources for Week Three and/or other scholarly articles from the Ashford University Library website and find and report on three statistics specifically related to child and adolescent safety from this current decade (2010-2013) within each of the three stages of infancy/toddlerhood, childhood, and adolescence. In other words, you will have one unique statistic for each of the three stages. Throughout your post, demonstrate a foundational knowledge of the children’s developmental continuum, from conception, by addressing unique safety standards. See the example below:

The Big Five Personality Model

Assignment 1: Discussion Question

Tisha recently completed a personality inventory as part of her executive training program. She was supposed to receive a printout of her results but got only the first page of the packet. This page indicated that she scored moderately high in Openness to Experience as well as Agreeableness, very high in Conscientiousness and Extra version, and low in Neuroticism. However, the page offered no analysis of these findings because the analysis was part of the missing pages.

She has contacted HR to obtain the remaining pages of her feedback because she is interested in knowing what the results mean.

Based on the Big Five model of personality, explain the findings to Tisha. Include the explanations of each dimension of personality, and provide examples of each. Be sure to discuss research findings regarding personality measures and job performance.

Detail how the predictors of performance could be used to predict Tisha’s success as a manager. Do you think Tisha’s personality test suggests that she will be a successful manager? Why or why not?

The Need for Treatment in the Criminal Justice System

One of the principles of effective treatment of substance-abusing offenders is: “Develop commitment from jail administrators to support the substance abuse treatment program and provide adequate staff and technical resources.” Although this sound elementary, a situation may arise that has a public image of commitment but a private reality of nonsupport.

You have been hired to be a consultant for revising the substance abuse treatment policies at the local prison. Search the Argosy Online library for at least two peer reviewed journal articles pertaining to this issue.  Based on your module readings and these two research studies craft a memo to the prison warden explaining the need for criminal justice intervention and treatment within the correctional facility.  Be sure to cite relevant statistics to support your arguments. Your submission should address the following items:

  • The relationship between substance abuse and crime.
  • The goals of treatment of substance abuse disorders within the criminal justice system.
  • The impact of lack of such treatment on offenders on the prospect of recidivism upon release.
  • Provide a brief summary of the two research studies you reviewed to support your arguments.
  • Quote relevant statistics to support your arguments.
  • Utilize APA format to cite all scholarly sources you use in this document.

Your paper should be 2-3 pages long. Remember to include a cover page and reference page, and to support your arguments with information drawn from the online content, the textbook, and other credible, scholarly sources to substantiate the points you are making.  Apply APA standards to for writing and citations

Obedience to Authority

Based on Stanley’s Milgram’s Behavior Study of Obedience, 1963, discuss two current (within in the last 10-15 years) researches on obedience  Will most individuals tend to conform to authority? Why or why not? Does current research support or refute Milgram’s findings? Explain.

The instructions for the paper mention “conforming to authority,” and I just want to point out that conformity and obedience are two distinct concepts. Conformity refers to the influence of the group on individual behavior, while obedience refers to the influence of authority on subordinates’ behavior. Conformity does not imply the involvement of authority figures, while obedience does. Because this paper focuses on Milgram and obedience, please focus your attention on obedience, not conformity.

Please DO NOT use Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment

When describing the studies and the authors’ conclusions, be sure to address any limitations you saw in the studies. Limitations in the research can affect the conclusions drawn, so it’s important to at least mention the limitations in respect to the conclusions.

500 words

psychology help

Students will select a topic within the field of psychology that relates to an aspect of his/her life, job, social context, etc. Write a 5-7 page paper describing and critically analyzing the topic and related features to demonstrate thinking from multiple perspectives. The paper should include information related to ethical and social responsibility within the field or practice, as evident in the selected topic.

Field: Law Enforcement

Adolescent Egocentrism

You are going to pick a media portrayal (tv show or movie) that depicts Eklind’s Concepts of Adolescent Egocentrism. This assignment is by Tuesday October 28th before 10am.

Please complete the following:

1) Define both imaginary audience and personal fable which are the components of Eklind’s adolescent egocentrism.

2) Then pick a media portrayal of adolescents’ (either tv or movie) that depicts these concepts. You must have a portrayal of both imaginary audience and the personal fable. You may need more than one media source but no matter what source you chose (one or two) you MUST include the proper reference of that media source. You can google apa style how to cite a motion picture or tv show to find the correct reference format.

3) Describe in your own words an example of both the imaginary audience and personal fable found in your media source(s).

Pathogenic versus Positive Psychology

In this assignment, you will focus on the concept of positive psychology and how it differs from traditional psychotherapy. You will also become aware of the major assumptions and pillars of positive psychology.

Historically, psychology has focused on finding out what is wrong with people. Pathogenic psychology assumes the worst about people by focusing on their weaknesses. The focus of positive psychology is different from this.

Using the module readings, Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research Martin Seligman discussing positive psychology. When conducting your Internet search, use the following keywords or phrases:

  • Martin Seligman on positive psychology
  • Martin Seligman on the state of psychology

Respond to the following:

  • Discuss how positive psychology is different from pathogenic psychology. Substantiate your answer with appropriate reasons.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

By Saturday, June 20, 2015, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, June 24, 2015, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Do the following when responding to your peers:

  • Read all your peers’ postings.
  • Comment on your peers’ ideas about what happens when the focus is on the negative characteristics (pathogenic psychology).
  • Comment on their ideas of why positive psychology focuses on happiness.
  • Consider their points on how this model is different from traditional psychotherapeutic approaches

The How and Why of Well-Being

Assignment 3: The How and Why of Well-Being

According to Martin Seligman (2005), there are three basic positive psychology pillars. These are the following:

  • The pleasant life
  • The good life
  • The meaningful life

Seligman purports that experiencing these three pillars creates what is called “the full-life.” This assignment focuses on the first pillar: the pleasant life.

The pleasant life encompasses subjective well-being and happiness along with encouraging encounters with positive affect and experiences. The good life includes identifying signature strengths to facilitate flow. The meaningful life includes participating in activities for the good of society.

For this assignment, you will focus on the pleasant life. Do the following:

  • Design an ideal day for yourself. Include positive emotions and experiences that facilitate positive emotions.
  • Live your ideal day.
  • Summarize your experiences in a paper.

Address the following points in your paper:

  • What was your general emotional state during the day?
  • What helped to create this emotional state?
  • Was there anything that minimized or countered your positive emotional affect? If yes, then what could have been done differently to change this experience?
  • According to the positive psychology model, why is this activity important?

Include and discuss two scholarly references that support the idea of experiencing positive emotions to facilitate happiness.

Write a 3-page reflection paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Persuasion and Influence

Persuasion and Influence Discussion Question

Cialdini (2001) provides many compelling insights into how choices are influenced. Even though marketers are barred from outright deception, you can still find examples of information or promotions designed to lead customers in a direction that may not be in their rational best interest.

Some theorists suggest that rationality only plays a part in one’s decision toolkit. Outside influences (one such example is authority figures hawking goods or services) bear upon the choices you make. It is a susceptibility to these outside pressures and social constructs that may lead you, as a decision maker, away from well-reasoned optimization. The ability to manipulate an individual along these lines leads to the use of nonrational techniques, which are recognizable in the marketing efforts that can inundate your life.

 

Review the article “Harnessing the Science of Persuasion” by R. B. Cialdini (2001) from this module’s assigned readings. Consider Cialdini’s insights onnonrational techniques.

 

Respond to the following:

  • Consider the last two major purchases you made, and list the techniques that may have swayed your choices. Why do you think these techniques impacted your decision?
  • What would you do in the future to avoid these psychological pitfalls?

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Aspects of Forensic Psychology

A forensic psychologist is often hired by the defense or the prosecutor to assist with jury selection. Using the library, Internet, or any other available materials, discuss in detail the following:

  • What would this psychologist be looking for during voir dire and in investigations of the jury pool?
  • What, if any, different analysis techniques might a psychologist use when assisting the defense versus assisting the prosecution?
  • Why would the items being investigated be important to the defense or to the prosecution?
  • What specific area of forensics are you interested in, or what type of position are you interested in?

Abnormal Psychology in the Workplace

Phase 4 IP Abnormal Psychology in the Workplace

750-1000 words

 

Select 1 of the following disorders:

  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Conduct disorder
  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Kleptomania or pyromania
Provide the following details about the disorder:
  • What are some of the symptoms?
  • What would this disorder look like in person? Make sure you relate this back to the DSM criteria.
  • Based on your research, do you think the media has portrayed the disorder you selected in an unbiased manner, or is it sensationalized?
In the DSM-IV Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Kleptomania, or Pyromania were spread out over a few chapters.
  • Why do you think the DSM-5 has placed Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Kleptomania, or Pyromania into a chapter called Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders? Support your answer with research.

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence Psychology Paper

Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word Individual Development Plan for the selected skill you wish to enhance in yourself.

A minimum of two scholarly references are required. Dictionaries can be used; however they do not count as one of the required two scholarly references. 

Include an analysis of the competencies needed for developing the selected skill.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Values Reflection

CJA 474 Values Reflection Paper

Write a 700- to 1,050-word reflection paper in which you address the following concepts:

 

 

 

Identify your core values.

 

Describe how people acquire and change values.

 

Explain what values do for and to us.

 

Explain the nature and importance of human values in the workplace.

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

 

 

Provide 2 scholarly references.

Impact of Different Cultures on Personalitydifferent cultures

Assignment: Discussion—Reflection

In the U.S., a psychologist cannot deny that different cultures (including ethnicity, age, gender, religion, and sexual affiliation) play a role in personality development.

Consider all you have learned throughout this course as well as how your culture has shaped your personality development. Use the Internet, Argosy University library resources, and your textbook to research the effects that cultures can play on personality development. Answer the following questions:

  • What aspects of your cultural upbringing have affected your own personality development?
  • Think about a friend who grew up in a different culture—how did their cultural upbringing and traditions affect their personality development in a way that differed from your upbringing?
  • Considering everything you have learned in this course, how would you now analyze your own personality? Relate this to the theories of personality development that apply in your case. How will you use these new competencies in your work and personal life?

Write your initial response in 3–4 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources, and use vocabulary that reflects your understanding of the concepts covered throughout the course.

Ethics and Trust in Critical Thinking Decisions

“Ethics and Trust in Critical Thinking Decisions” Please respond to the following:

  • Imagine you are seeking information on a new car that you are thinking of buying. Determine the level of trust that you would place in information provided by the following: a salesman at the car lot, the dealer’s Website, social media (i.e. Facebook), an associate from work, and finally a close friend. Discuss the key factors involved in assessing the amount of trust that you put into each.
  • If you were in a position to persuade another person, explain whether or not you would slant information in such a way as to make your point seem more credible if you sincerely believed that your position was correct. Discuss the primary ethical dilemmas that this scenario could cause for both you and the person whom you are trying to persuade.

 

“The Value of Critical Thinking” Please respond to the following:

  • Give your opinion on whether being an effective critical thinker makes decision making easier or more challenging. Justify your response.
  • Consider the following statement: “The major difference between a successful person and one that is not successful is that the successful person, over time, tends to make better decisions than the less successful person.” Discuss whether or not you believe this statement to be true. Explain the fundamental ways in which effectively applying critical thinking concepts has helped you to become more successful.

 

“Reflection” Please respond to the following:

  • Reflect on what you have learned in this class. Describe the significant ways in which you would be able to utilize critical thinking in your personal and professional life.
  • Discuss at least two (2) key concepts that you felt were most impactful to you this term and the manner in which you might use these concepts in the future.

Assessment Methods to make an Accurate Diagnosis on Alcohol Disorder

Discussion Question: Alcohol Use Disorder?

Consider a woman who gets intoxicated on alcohol three or four times a year and each time fights with someone and destroys property, either hers or somebody else’s. Provide a 500 word or more response on the following:

 

Would you diagnose her with a substance use disorder? Why or why not?

Would you think differently regarding your diagnosis if she were 16 years old vs. 28 years old or 58 years old?

What else would you need to know to make an accurate diagnosis?

What assessment methods should be used to make an accurate diagnosis? Support your viewpoint by using at least two examples.

As appropriate, cite the online course, the textbook, and other credible, scholarly sources to substantiate the points you are making.

 

We are like fish that are unaware they live in water, so obvious is water in their lives

PSY1010, General Psychlogy (2 Questions)

1. The authors Wade, Tavris, and Garry (2014) state, “We are like fish that are unaware they live in water, so obvious is water in their lives. Sociocultural psychologists study the water—the social and cultural environments that people ‘swim’ in every day” (p. 20). Describe two examples from your personal experience that illustrate how cultural rules influence the way we perceive the world and relate to others.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

2. Interpret an instance of behavior (individual or collective) recently in the news from the point of view of any two of the three schools of thought that became popular when psychology emerged as a discipline. Your response should include specific details including the major theorists and goals of the two selected schools of psychological thought.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Analysis of a Personality

LASA 2: Analysis of a Personality

For this assignment, you will have a chance to put into practice all you have been learning throughout this course. You will analyze the personality development of one of the theorists studied in this course from three different theoretical perspectives.

Choose one of the theorists you have studied this term. Use your textbook, the Internet, and the Argosy University online library resources to research the life history of the theorist.

Do the following:

  1. Describe the major life events of the theorist that you feel influenced his or her personality development.
  2. Describe the cultural influences that had an influence on the chosen theorist’s personality development.
  3. Analyze this person from Freud’s psychoanalytic perspective.
  4. Analyze this person from two other theoretical perspectives studied in this course, except for the trait perspective.
  5. Summarize and present your critical opinion about how well (or not) these theories explain the person.

Write a 5–7-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

General Psychology

Discussion – Reflections

Write 3 paragraphs

This course surveyed a vast number of topics in the field of psychology. Reflect back on what you thought psychology was all about at the beginning of this course. In what ways did your understanding of the field of psychology grow? Do you find yourself able to apply what you learned in your life? How does social psychology play a role in your everyday life? Explain.

The Need for Treatment in the Criminal Justice System

One of the principles of effective treatment of substance-abusing offenders is: “Develop commitment from jail administrators to support the substance abuse treatment program and provide adequate staff and technical resources.” Although this sound elementary, a situation may arise that has a public image of commitment but a private reality of nonsupport.

You have been hired to be a consultant for revising the substance abuse treatment policies at the local prison. Search the Argosy Online library for at least two peer reviewed journal articles pertaining to this issue.  Based on your module readings and these two research studies craft a memo to the prison warden explaining the need for criminal justice intervention and treatment within the correctional facility.  Be sure to cite relevant statistics to support your arguments. Your submission should address the following items:

The relationship between substance abuse and crime.

The goals of treatment of substance abuse disorders within the criminal justice system.

The impact of lack of such treatment on offenders on the prospect of recidivism upon release.

Provide a brief summary of the two research studies you reviewed to support your arguments.

Quote relevant statistics to support your arguments.

Utilize APA format to cite all scholarly sources you use in this document.

Your paper shoud be 2-3 pages long. Remember to include a cover page and refrence page, and to support your arguments with information drawn from the online content, the textbook, and other credible, scholarly sources to substantiate the points you are making.  Apply APA standards to for writing and citations to your work.

Submit your response: Assignment by Monday, June 15, 2015.

Assignment Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Provided information, including statistics, regarding the correlation between drug abuse and criminal behavior. Utilized the two research studies in this discussion.

30

Discussed the goals of treatment of substance abuse disorders within the criminal justice system. Utilized the two research studies in this discussion.

25

Discussed any impact that may occur by not having treatment available to offenders.

25

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

20

Total:

100

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Assignment 2: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Over the years, trait theory has been increasingly used by corporations in hiring and in career counseling. Research has shown that certain combinations of personality traits fit well with different career paths. Thus, personality trait tests for specific jobs can be predictive of both success and satisfaction. Understanding your own personality-trait combinations can give you great insight into your own strengths and weaknesses. With this understanding, you can work to grow your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.

In this assignment, you will explore your personality using a personality test and then analyze the results.

Part 1

First, explore your personality preferences by completing Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MTBI). The full version of the test can only be administered by a trained professional; however, there are many online informal versions of the test which you can find on the Internet. You can search for the test using any one of the following keywords:

  • Personality test + Myers-Briggs typology
  • Myers-Briggs test

Record your four-lettered personality type after completion of the test and use the Internet to interpret your personality type.

Part 2

In this part of the assignment, you will write a research paper that analyses your results. Do the following:

  • Mention your four-letter type and the URL of the Web site where you took the test.
  • Discuss whether this type accurately represents what you know about yourself. Examine the four spectrums and explain your answer thoroughly. Substantiate your agreement or disagreement with real-life behavioral examples.
  • Analyze what you consider the strengths and the weaknesses or challenges of this type. List three strengths and three weaknesses and provide a rationale for each.
  • Evaluate why this test could be a valuable tool for an employer.
  • Analyze how a clinician may use this test as a tool for promoting meaningful interventions in treatment.
  • Summarize what you have learned about yourself through this exercise.

Write a 3–4-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.

Problem Solving using a Systematic Approach

PHI 210 PROBLEM SOLVING

Assignment 2:  Problem Solving
When faced with a problem, what do you do to solve it?

This assignment asks you to apply a six-step to problem solving process to a specific problem scenario. You will write a paper that presents a synthesis of your ideas about solving the problem using this systematic approach. As Voltaire said, “No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.”

Choose one (1) of the problem scenarios as a topic choice for your paper (Note: Your professor must approve your topic choice before you begin work on the assignment.)

Scenario 1: You have worked at your company for eleven (11) years. You have returned to college to earn a Bachelor’s degree in order to increase your chances for a promotion. You are nearly finished with your degree, when a supervisor’s position in a competing company becomes available in another state. The start date is in two (2) weeks, during your final exam period for your courses. The position offers a $15,000 per year salary increase, a car allowance, and relocation expenses. Your former supervisor works for the company and is recommending you for the position based on your outstanding job performance; if you want the job, it’s yours. All of the other supervisors at this level in the company have Master’s degrees, so you know that you would be expected to earn your Bachelor’s degree and continue on to a Master’s degree. Your present company offers tuition reimbursement, but the new company does not.

Review the six-step problem solving process outlined in the webtext, based on the article “The Problem Solving Process” located at http://www.gdrc.org/decision/problem-solve.html:

Step One: Define the problem

Step Two: Analyze the problem

Step Three: Generate options

Step Four: Evaluate options

Step Five: Make your decision

Step Six: Implement and reflect

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

1. Define the problem in the scenario that you have chosen.

2. Analyze the problem in the scenario.

3. Generate options for solving the problem in the scenario.

4. Evaluate the options for solving the problem.

5. Decide on the best option for solving the problem.

6. Explain how you will implement the decision made and reflect on whether this option was the most effective.

The paper should follow guidelines for clear and organized writing:

Include an introductory paragraph and concluding paragraph.

Address main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.

Adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA Style format.

 

Stress

To develop a presentation on strategies to cope with stress and promote wellness. The presentation will be an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint slideshow. Online students must provide detailed speaker notes (under the each slide – what will you say if this was a live presentation). PowerPoint presentation use backgrounds that don’t obscure the text. The text of the actual slide should be in bullet points and phrases (no long wordy stuff). Pictures can be used without citation as this is not a “for profit” document.

Describe the cognitive, emotional, and physical effects stress can have on an individual.

What are some of the connections of stress to disease?Explain two to three effective strategies that can reduce stress.Describe how the strategies can reduce the negative effects of cognitive, emotional, and physical aspects of stress.Include a final slide to list your references (remember to list them correctly with the author’s name, year of publication, etc.)

Psychology Essay

Write an 8-10 page essay on one of the following topics.

Marx describes ideology as being produced by material structures but then serving to control material flows through artificial networks of ideas. Explain why ideas are not true objects in any intrinsic sense and do not accurately reflect the world, even though they play a propagandistic role in maintaining capitalism. Show some examples of ideology and discuss how it is created. How does ideology prevent revolution?

Explain why globalization is one of the key phenomena of current history and culture as the world has become smaller and economy has become increasingly global and intertwined. Describe what globalization is by examining some globalized entities (from Ferrell or your own). What moral problems does this situation pose?

Explain how human rights are defined by Locke as an essential component of human nature which a government is obligated to protect. Choose an example of a moral problem from a business scenario (from Ferrell or your own) and show how it is affected by an understanding of rights. Next show how it can be analyzed under the moral framework of Aristotle, Kant, or Mill.

Also please use an outside source on top of Business Ethics by Ferrell 

Binocular Rivalry

In your “initial” forum post each week describe how one of the phenomena mentioned in this week’s readings explains an everyday event that you have experienced or observed and then suggest how this phenomenon might have serious consequences (so first its everyday occurrence and impact and then ways in which it can have serious impact). For the purpose of this assignment, we will define “serious impact” as something that has negative consequences to health and safety of the self or others rather than something that is inconvenient or embarrassing. Not being able to distinguish colors under certain light may lead to getting home after a shopping trip only to find out an outfit isn’t the color you thought it was, which can be inconvenient and/or embarrassing. Not being able to distinguish colors under certain war zone conditions can be safety and life threatening. You will need to be specific, thorough and concrete. Just tacking onto the end of a post a statement or two that something could be a problem isn’t sufficient. Additionally, saying you don’t know of any negative consequences isn’t permitted. Doing so will void your forum assignment points. You will need to explain how the phenomenon specifically has a negative impact. An example, described in Nicholas Wade’s 2000 “The Natural History of Vision” is below (NOTE: Because this one has already been applied, you must select another). Additionally, unless you are discussing one of the more common disorders, like a lack of depth perception or hearing loss, you’ll want to avoid “I think I have this” syndrome. This is something that medical students often fall prey to in the early years of medical school because they spend so much time studying human disorders, from the very common to the exceedingly rare.

You should start each weekly “initial forum post” with, “For my sensation/perception phenomenon this week I chose (fill in the name of the phenomenon) _________” and then go on to give a brief description of who the phenomenon works (don’t dwell here–we can all read the details in the textbook or in an article–just provide enough so we understand what happens with the phenomenon) and describe your everyday example of the occurrence of the phenomenon and how it could have serious consequences. The phenomenon can be one occurring in persons not suffering any pathology (like the example below–pretty much everybody experiences what happens to our ability to differentiate colors and their brightness around dusk…it’s not abnormal at all) or it can be the result of a disorder or injury.

Perspectives on psychology

Write a 500- to 750-word paper in which you select and describe three different perspectives on psychology, including major theoretical positions and ideas. Describe why the goals of psychology are applicable to your life, and how each perspective you selected fit with those goals.

Psychology

Perspectives on psychology

Write a 500- to 750-word paper in which you select and describe three different perspectives on psychology, including major theoretical positions and ideas. Describe why the goals of psychology are applicable to your life, and how each perspective you selected fit with those goals.

Effective Policing

According to the text, the Joint Committee on Police Psychology Competencies has identified four (4) general domains of proficiency that include  the assessment domain,  the intervention domain , the operational domain,  and  the consulting domain.  Determine the key activities involved in each domain and discuss whether or not you could rank these domains in the order of importance. Justify your position.

  • Per the text, social media has become a mainstay in reporting both the commendable and deplorable behavior of police officers. Take a position on whether the presence of social media is having a mainly positive or mainly negative effect on the way in which officers carry out their duties. Provide a rationale for your response.

Behavior Change Theories in Health Education

HCA 331 Week 1 Behavior Change Theories and Planning Models

Behavior Change Theories and Planning Models. For your assignment this week, you will describe various theories and models used in health education, specifically, behavior change theories and planning models.

Part I: Behavior Change Theories

Briefly describe the difference between theories and models. Why is it important to use theories in

health education?

Describe the socio-ecological approach. Identify which levels of the socio-ecological approach

behavior change theories can be applied to and provide reasoning for your selection.

For each of these levels, provide a description of the behavior change theories. You may include your

own diagrams or figures to support your descriptions.

Select one theory from each level and provide information regarding its use and effectiveness in health education.

Part II: Planning Models are essential tools for the professionals who plan health education and promotion programs.

Describe each of the seven program planning models presented in the text. In these descriptions, highlight the unique attributes of each of these planning models and discuss the similarities found across the models.

For three of these models, describe an example of its real-world application from a scholarly source.

Forensic Psychology

Aspects of Forensic Psychology

A forensic psychologist is often hired by the defense or the prosecutor to assist with jury selection. Using the library, Internet, or any other available materials, discuss in detail the following:

  • What would this psychologist be looking for during voir dire and in investigations of the jury pool?
  • What, if any, different analysis techniques might a psychologist use when assisting the defense versus assisting the prosecution?
  • Why would the items being investigated be important to the defense or to the prosecution?
  • What specific area of forensics are you interested in, or what type of position are you interested in?

Aspects of Forensic Psychology

A forensic psychologist is often hired by the defense or the prosecutor to assist with jury selection. Using the library, Internet, or any other available materials, discuss in detail the following:

  • What would this psychologist be looking for during voir dire and in investigations of the jury pool?
  • What, if any, different analysis techniques might a psychologist use when assisting the defense versus assisting the prosecution?
  • Why would the items being investigated be important to the defense or to the prosecution?
  • What specific area of forensics are you interested in, or what type of position are you interested in?

Culturally Relevant Inspiration

Culturally Relevant Inspiration
A number of important resources supporting the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of culturally relevant instructional experiences are available online. Throughout this course, you have had many opportunities to view a number of such resources. This assignment encourages you to reflect on the key concepts presented in the course through the creation of a web-based presentation or website that you can use in the future to support your teaching efforts. The goal is to showcase several model schools or programs representing what you have learned thus far regarding culturally relevant practices, creativity, and innovation. A plethora of options exists as you search for model schools or programs. While the K-12 public school setting may be on the forefront of your mind, remember there are a variety of learning environments available, such as charter and private schools, technical programs, post-secondary education and training programs, schools and programs pertaining to the military, Sunday schools and other religious schools, and more. Therefore, expand your search efforts to gain a well-rounded perspective to share in your website or web-based presentation. The resource you create can also be shared with colleagues (as well as the public in general) to advocate for implementing a more culturally-relevant instructional approach to professional practice.

A listing of good free tools you might choose to use as you develop a website is presented in the Instructor Guidance. Each tool includes its own collection of help files and tutorials to support your creative endeavor. Similarly, there are numerous web-based tools that could be utilized to create an interactive presentation, such as animoto, knovio, prezi, or present.me. Use your creativity and try something new!

Review the Week Four Instructor Guidance for detailed assistance about preparing for and completing this assignment. Next, construct your assignment to meet the content and written communication expectations below.
Content Expectations

  • Website or Web-based Presentation Content (8 points): Create a Website or Web-based Presentation that includes each of the following items:
    • A separate page/slide for the three schools. Each page needs:
      • A link to the school or program
      • The location and general demographic information about the students
      • A summary of why the school or program is innovative and/or unique
      • A list of the 21st century skills supported by the school or program
      • A description of how the learning experiences reflect culturally relevant pedagogy
      • A description of how the school and/or program promotes creativity in the classroom for both teachers and students
  • Website or Web-based Presentation Appearance (1.25 points): The Website or Web-based Presentation is well organized, formatted with high-contrast colors, and includes a logical navigational structure among pages and embedded or linked videos or photos.

Written Communication Expectations

  • APA Formatting (.25 points): Format any references used according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Syntax and Mechanics (.25 points): Display meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar.
  • Source Requirement (.25 points): Reference three sources to provide compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the references page in the Website or Web-based Presentation need to be used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Conformity in Groups

400–600 words Details:

 

Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

 

Conformity in Groups

 

Many famous social experiments have been conducted on the topic of conformity. Consider the Milgram experiment and the Asch Conformity experiments by selecting the following links:

Asch experimentMilgram experiment

After reviewing these experiments, write a paper of 400–600 words discussing the following points:

Explain the major findings of these experiments.Based on your personal experience, are people more or less willing to conform when in a group?Reflect back on your high school experience. Did the social influence of the high school setting have you acting like the majority of other teenagers in your school so that you would be viewed as “normal”?Were you a conformist or a nonconformist in high school? Why?Who and what influenced your behavior?

Please submit your assignment.

References

McLeod, S. A. (2008). Asch Experiment. Retrieved from the Simply Psychology Web site: http://www.simplypsychology.org/asch-conformity.html

McLeod, S. A. (2007). The Milgram Experiment. Retrieved from the Simply Psychology Web site: http://www.simplypsychology.org/milgram.html

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Course Materials

Points Possible:100Date Due:Monday, Jun 08, 2015Objective:Recognize the sociological occurrences of conformity, authority, deviance, and control in media and modern societyDiscuss the specific contributions of various sociological theorists responsible for shaping modern social sciencesSubmitted Files:Submit TaskScore:N/AInstructor Comments:No comments have been made

Child Development

Infancy as Preparation for Adulthood

Infancy is viewed by developmental specialists as a period of “preparation for the future.” Select one aspect of human development, ie. cognitive, social, emotional, etc. and in one paragraph describe caregiver practices and environmental characteristics that you see as most essential for supporting preparation work in that area. Then, find out from a family member about your own development as an infant and share it with the class (in 1 or 2 paragraphs). If this information is not available, interview a parent with a young child or discuss your own child’s development.

Personality Theories

Exploring Personality Theories

Description

In this assignment, you will define and apply various personality theories to your personal life experiences. The assignment consists of two parts. Be sure to complete both parts.

Background

In psychology, personality theorists have sought to understand the traits and other factors that determine our very nature. Some of these factors are innate, and others seem to be shaped by environmental forces. Each theory takes a different approach to understanding personality. Familiarity with theories of personality will help you to understand and organize behaviors that you observe in others and yourself.

Instructions

Part I: Apply each of the four personality theories to your personal life experience by answering the following questions.

  • The Five Factor Model of Personality: Explain where you fall on each of the five dimensions or traits in this theory. Discuss whether you feel you were “born with” this trait or if you feel this trait developed through experiences in your environment (such as family experiences or other learning experiences). Based on your experience, explain whether personality traits are primarily biological (innate) or environmental (learned) (Nature vs. Nurture).
  • Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory: Describe how social learning theory played an influence in your own personality development. Identify whose behavior you modeled and provide specific details to describe the ways in which their behavior influenced you.
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: Identify which stage of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs you are currently experiencing. Explain which level you hope to experience in the future.
  • Freudian Theory of Personality Structure: Regarding your own personality functioning, provide an example of how your own Id, Ego, and Superego might all work together to help you meet your needs and have a successful life. Many contemporary psychologists disagree with Freud, and do not believe that the unconscious mind plays an important role in every day behavior. Based on your readings in psychology, as well as your own experiences, do you believe that the unconscious mind is important in everyday life? Why or why not?

Your response should be a 3–4-page Microsoft Word document written in a clear, concise, and organized manner. Be sure to demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. For help citing sources, click on Academic Resources under Course Home.

Part II: Psychological Autobiography

In this course, you have applied several theories and concepts from psychology to your own life. In this part, you will re-write the Autobiography submitted in Module 1 using the material you explored throughout the course.

  1. In your Psychological Autobiography, describe your life in a way that incorporates 12–15 terms and concepts you learned in this class. You do not need to analyze your struggles in this assignment, or disclose sensitive material. The purpose of the assignment is to simply apply the concepts we explored throughout the course to your own life history in an everyday manner.
  1. In your Psychological Autobiography, you may use any terms, research, concepts, or theories covered in class, however, you must use terms and ideas from at least five of the following theorists or perspectives:
  • Piaget
  • Erikson
  • Kohlberg
  • Eysenck
  • Bandura
  • Maslow
  • Freud

There is room for creativity in this assignment! What is most important is that you show the instructor how much you have learned in this course by applying several theories, terms, or concepts to your life story. At a minimum, you should use information from your lectures and readings in this portion of the paper. This portion of the LASA assignment should be 2–3 pages in length. Here are some suggestions for developing your Psychological Autobiography:

  • Write your life history according to one or more of the developmental stage theories.
  • Apply key concepts to your early development.
  • Explain how the concepts apply to your current life situation.
Assignment Components
Explain where you fall on each dimension or trait. Discuss whether you feel you were “born with” this trait or if you feel this trait developed through experiences in your environment. Based on your experience, explain whether personality traits primarily biological or environmental.
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Describe how social learning theory played an influence in your own personality development. Identify whose behavior you modeled and provide specific details to describe the ways in which their behavior influenced you.
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Identify which stage of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs you are currently experiencing. Explain which level you hope to experience in the future.
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Provide an example of how your own Id, Ego, and Superego might all work together to help you meet your needs and have a successful life. Based on your readings in psychology, as well as your own experiences, do you believe that the unconscious mind is important in everyday life? Why or why not?
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Describe your life in a way that incorporates 12–15 terms and concepts you learned in this class.
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Academic Writing
Organization (12)

Usage and Mechanics (12)

APA Elements (24)

Psychology

 (Horney, Murray, Erikson)

Henry Murray felt that in addition to our physiological needs, human beings have many emotional and psychological needs. Identify and describe three of Murray’s needs. How do these needs help to explain one’s personality and behaviors? Compose an assessment tool that Karen Horney and Henry Murray would use with a client. Identify some of the benefits of this tool. Are there any disadvantages? If so, explain how you may be able to overcome those challenges in this assessment tool?

 

Based on this information, develop a treatment plan for a client that is struggling with the Trust vs. Mistrust stage in Erikson’s theory of personality development. When developing the plan, be sure to include the following questions:

 

* What items would you want to focus on?

* Which assessment tool would you use?

* What types of goals would be appropriate for your client?

* How will this benefit your client?

 

Summarize how you think our culture, religion, and ethnicity may impact our personality development. Point out how this information changes the treatment plans you develop.

 

Sex-Education

Sex-Education Course for Children

The teaching of sex education to children has always had a big stigma attached to it, but is an important topic for young individuals to learn. Research the different protocols and regulations states have on teaching sex education to children, including your state. Are you surprised by your research?

At what age should children/students be exposed to sex education topics and what should be covered? Is it even appropriate to teach children/students sex education in public schools or should this be left up to the parents? Should parents be allowed to exempt their students from sex education teachings? Why or why not?

Motivation in Learning Theory

Psych635 Applications of Motivation in Learning Theory

Select an infamous serial killer and perform an analysis of this individual’s motivation, in terms of at least two of the four learning theories.

Prepare a 3- to 5-page handout for police officers, explaining the behavior of serial killers in terms of established learning theories and theories of motivation.

Address the following in your handout:

Identification of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards in the killers’ behaviors.  (Make sure to define the concepts.)

Demonstration of application of at least three examples of theory-based motivation (e.g., expectancy-value, self-worth, social comparison, and so forth) for how serial killers may have been motivated to learn such violent behavior. (Make sure to define the concepts.)

Developmental Theories

In a 1-2 page well constructed essay, evaluate the developmental theories? Are they original theories or have they evolved from another theory? What are their strengths and weaknesses.

Style: MLA 7th edition

Pavlov’s and Skinner’s theories

  • List 2 ways in which Pavlov’s and Skinner’s theories are similar.
  • List 2 ways in which Pavlov’s and Skinner’s theories differ.
  • How did both Pavlov’s and Skinner’s theories have a lasting impact on the field?
  • 300-400 words

Pavlov's and Skinner's theories

  • List 2 ways in which Pavlov’s and Skinner’s theories are similar.
  • List 2 ways in which Pavlov’s and Skinner’s theories differ.
  • How did both Pavlov’s and Skinner’s theories have a lasting impact on the field?
  • 300-400 words

Social Cognitive Theory

In 500-600 words Discuss Bandura’s social cognitive theory

  • Discuss 3 components of the social cognitive theory.
  • How does Bandura’s social cognitive theory differ from Skinner’s theory of behaviorism?
  • What do you think Bandura’s biggest impact is to the field of psychology?
  • Use personal examples and scholarly research to support your response

Methodological Issues Article Review

Read the following articles, which can be accessed through the ProQuest database in the Ashford University Library:

Evidence-based practice in psychology: Implications for research and research training.

Practice-based evidence: Back to the future.

Psychological treatments: Putting evidence into practice and practice into evidence.
Write a three- to four-page article review in which you discuss methodological issues unique to psychological research and analyze basic applied psychological research relevant to the treatment of mental disorders. In your paper, you will discuss the topics of evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence and their roles in providing practitioners useful information for making decisions about appropriate mental health treatments.
In the body of your paper:Discuss the methodological issues and challenges that are unique to psychological research investigating effective treatments for psychological disorders.
Explain the concepts of evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence and identify controversies associated with these concepts.
Select one treatment modality associated with a disorder in the DSM-5 and present at least one example of pertinent, applied psychological research investigating the efficacy of the treatment modality. Discuss the findings of the research. Locate at least one peer-reviewed article that contains a research study on a treatment modality to fulfill this requirement. You may not use any of the course materials.
Take the point of view of Bauer (2007) to analyze the article(s) you selected in #3. Using this author’s arguments from his “Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology: Implications for Research and Research Training” article, what would be his evaluation of the article(s) you selected?
Take the point of view of Brendtro, Mitchell, & Doncaster (2011) and analyze the article(s) you selected in #3. Using these authors’ arguments from their “Practice-Based Evidence: Back to the Future” article, what would be their evaluation of the article(s) you selected?
Discuss ways in which an evidence-based practice model might provide practitioners useful information for making decisions about the degree to which the treatment modality you selected in #3 is an appropriate treatment for the disorder you specified.
Conclude your paper with a discussion of your opinion of the utility of evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence for practitioners needing to identity effective treatments for psychological disorders.
Utilize a minimum of two additional peer-reviewed journal articles published within the last five years (not including the course text or any of the course materials). At least one article must be used to satisfy the requirement in #3, and at least one article must also be included to support your arguments. All sources must be documented in APA style, as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center.
Writing the Methodological Issues Article Review
The Assignment:
Must be three to five double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Must include a title page with the following:

Title of paper

Student’s name

Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. (Refer to the Ashford Writing Center Thesis Generator ).
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.Must end with a conclusion that summarizes your opinion of the utility of evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence for practitioners needing to identity effective treatments for psychological disorders.Must utilize each of the three required articles: Bauer (2007); Brendtro, Mitchell, & Doncaster (2011) and Dozois (2013).Must utilize a minimum of two additional peer-reviewed sources published within the last five years (not including the course text).Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Patients Seeking Treatment

The vast majority of patients seeking treatment for an eating disorder do not meet full DSM criteria. What are the implications for diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders?

What are the broader implications for categorical versus dimensional perspectives on the diagnosis of mental illness?

Essays will be marked on the quality, structure and clarity of the argument, and the clarity and style of the writing. Your argument should be supported by relevant evidence from the literature, and should be referenced in APA format. Your essay should not exceed 2000 words. Minimum of 6 sources

Public Media

Public Media: Adolescence OR Young Adulthood
Find an article in the public media (e.g., newspaper, magazine, radio, TV, web page) that relates in some way to the developmental stages we are learning about in Weeks 4 and 5 (Adolescence or Young Adulthood). Review the information and find the supporting evidence that was the basis for the article. Read the information in the textbook that signifies different stages of development (i.e., physical, cognitive, emotional, personality, etc.). Students may want to visit the DeVry Library and the sites provided in the Webliography tab for easy access to credible information. Your grade will be based on the following.
Relevance to developmental psychology Summary: Was the information sufficient for the audience to understand what was in the public media, whether or not you found it credible, and why or why not? Evaluation of the sources: Criteria used to complete the evaluation

Requirements
Research
Information on the media and developmental stages in adolescence or young adulthood
Textbook information on stages of development Written paper is designed as typical college writing standards for an essay paper

Cover page
Minimum two to three pages (does not include cover or reference page)
12-point font
Double-spaced
1-in. margins on top, bottom, and sides
In-text citations (APA guidelines)
Reference page (APA guidelines)
Grading Rubric
All of the questions and requirements that are listed above have been met. Paper demonstrates analysis, logic, reasoning, and clarity in writing. There are no spelling, grammar or sentence errors within the paper. Student has properly cited research by using APA style within the paper and reference page.

Student did not answer all of the listed questions and/or missed one of the requirements of research. Paper demonstrates some critical thinking but lacks clarity or reasoning in some of the written statements. There may have been minor errors in spelling, grammar, or sentence structure. All research may have not been properly cited within the paper and/or the reference page. Student may have not included cover page or reference page.
Student missed some of the questions and did not respond to questions properly. Paper is confusing and there are errors in spelling, grammar, and sentence structure. Mistakes are made in citing research within the paper and/or the reference page.
Student misinterpreted information on many of the questions and research requirements listed above. Paper is not considered as college-level writing and has many errors in spelling, grammar, sentence, and citations within paper and on reference page.
Student needs to review all listed requirements and college writing standards listed above. Paper has a minimum of citations or no citations and may be considered plagiarized. Student should review Academic Integrity policy and plagiarism, as well as APA guidelines listed in the Syllabus. Student may need to contact tutor source within the section listed under Course Home. 

Retrospective Analysis of Personality

Retrospective Analysis of Personality

In this assignment, begin by taking a retrospective look at your life history, to discuss which aspects of your personality have remained consistent and which aspects of your personality have changed over time. Then, analyze the roles of nature and nurture in shaping your personality. Subsequently, discuss possible sources of inaccuracy and bias in any retrospective analysis. Finally, discuss the reasons why systematic scientific studies are considered more valuable than individual accounts.

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

  1. Reflect on your life history and discuss which aspects of your personality have changed over time and which aspects have stayed consistent.
  2. Based on your retrospective analysis, describe the roles of nature and nurture in shaping your personality. Reflect on your justification for distinguishing between nature and nurture.
  3. Discuss the possible sources of bias and inaccuracy whenever a person looks back on their past history. Be sure to discuss factors related to memory and factors related to cognition.
  4. Describe why the science of psychology places more emphasis on results based on scientific studies than it does on personal experience and anecdotes.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format.  Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.  The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length

Psychology

Learning Team Assignment Environmental Proposal Paper

Prepare a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you utilize organizational psychology concepts to make recommendations to improve the environment within your selected virtual organization. Be sure to address the following items in your paper:

·Recommend at least two strategies to create alliances between your selected virtual organization and its networked internal and external stakeholders.

·Explain how the differences between leadership and management affect networking within your selected virtual organization.

·Propose an environment that is supportive of team functioning and learning and that allows for sustainable innovation and creativity within your selected virtual organization. Be sure to include the rationale for your proposal.

Prepare a 10- to 15-minute oral presentation accompanied by 10 to 12 Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides illustrating your Environment Proposal. Online Campus students will submit a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with presenter notes.

Annotated Bibliography

This week, you will complete a annotated bibliography for a paper that will be due in Week 5. For more information on the required format of the bibliography please click on annotated bibliography template.

For Week 3, utilize the mental disorder categories from DSM-5 to do a anotated bibliography on current research (within the last five years) on two disorders derived from the following list of mental disorder categories:

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Neurocognitive disorders
  • Schizophrenia spectrum and other disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Bipolar and related disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma- and stressor-related disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders
  • Somatic symptom and related disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Personality disorders

The literature review is part of a final paper which will be due in Week 5. As part of choosing scholarly journal articles for the literature review, you will use the following subtopics in determining what articles to use.

  • Describe from the origins or history of the mental disorders.
  • Describe the psychological theory or theories that relate to the mental disorders, especially in the areas of diagnosis and treatment.
  • Describe the difference, if any, in age of onset and diagnostic criteria based on gender.
  • Explain the potential impact of the mental disorders on the individual and his or her family.
  • Explain the social perceptions of the mental disorders from stigma to advocacy.

Using the South University Online Library only, find three journal articles related to each topic area chosen. (Your textbook, Wikipedia, or any other Web source will not be accepted for this assignment.) The journal articles have to be from peer-reviewed scholarly journals. The articles do not need to be empirical studies but are required to be from primary sources.

  • Write a summary for each of the journal articles found.
  • Write an analysis and evaluation for each of the journal articles found.

Family Dysfunction and Substance Abuse

Consequences of Family Dysfunction and Substance Abuse

Thelma, a 16 year old girl, suspected that her father had a drug problem but never knew it for certain. One day, she found out from some friends at school that her father used to buy crack cocaine from a known dealer. She agonized for over a week about whether she should tell her mother. She eventually did. Her mother asked Thelma’s father to leave the house and filed for a divorce. Thelma felt that the breakup of the family was her fault.

Read the article on http://www.aaets.org/article230.htm that discusses behavioral, medical, educational, and emotional consequences of family dysfunction and substance abuse.

Read the following article http://www.cigna.com/healthwellness/hw/medical-topics/teen-alcohol-and-drug-abuse-tp17749 on Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse, paying particular attention to the Why Some Teens Abuse Alcohol and Drugs and Prevention Strategies sections.

Answer the following:

  • Did Thelma do the right thing by revealing her knowledge of her father’s drug use to her mother? Explain why.
  • What behavioral and emotional consequences might Thelma experience as a result of her situation?
  • What risk factors for teen substance abuse are present in Thelma’s life?
  • What practical action would you recommend for Thelma to fight against the guilt and anger she feels about the situation with her father?
  • What practical action would you recommend for Thelma’s mother to reduce Thelma’s risk for substance abuse?

ANOVA Article Critique

ANOVA Article Critique

Read the article “Cognitive Effects of Risperidone in Children with Autism and Irritable Behavior,” and identify the research questions and/or hypotheses as they are stated. Consider the following questions: What are the variables (sample sizes, population, treatments, etc.)? How was the analysis of variance used in this article (and what type of ANOVA was used)?

Write a two- to three-page paper presenting the information listed below.  In addition, provide a title page and reference page in APA style.  Cite any references made to the article within the body of the paper in APA style. Your paper should begin with an introductory paragraph (including a thesis statement) and end with a concluding paragraph summarizing the major points made in the body of the paper and reaffirming the thesis.

The body of your paper must:

  1. Determine what question(s) the authors are trying to answer by doing this research.
  2. Determine the hypothesis being tested and the concepts that were applied in this process.
  3. Evaluate the article and critique the statistical analysis employed in the study.  Would you have included more and/or different variables? Explain your answer.
  4. Examine the assumptions and limitations of the statistical study. What would you have done differently in this case? Explain your answer.
  5. Identify how the authors applied statistical testing to the problem.
  6. Interpret the findings of the author(s) using statistical concepts.

Influence of the Unconscious

Assignment: Influence of the Unconscious

The discovery of the unconscious is typically attributed to Freud even though it has roots long before Freud was born. Freud was, however, influential in popularizing the unconscious. Freud and his followers maintained that much of what influences us is unconscious. The better we are able to discover these influences, the more we are able to moderate or change these influences in our behavior, thoughts, and emotions.

  • What implications does this have for morals and ethics?
  • Address the issue of responsibility — for example, what implications does this have for acting-out or criminal behavior?
  • What was Freud’s view of human nature?
  • What role would this play in understanding the importance of therapy?
  • How would Freud or a psychodynamic thinker evaluate the effectiveness of therapy?

Gender Appropriate and Inappropriate Behaviors

Gender Appropriate and Inappropriate Behaviors

Assignment Gender Appropriate and Inappropriate Behaviors

Recent headlines have sparked heated debate about whether boys should be allowed to dress as girls. For example, a 5-year-old boy in Seattle who enjoys things traditionally for girls, such as jewelry, the color pink, and dresses was supported and encouraged by his mother, who wrote a book about him called “My Princess Boy”. A J. Crew ad featured a mother painting her young boy’s toenails hot pink (CBS News, 2011 April 13). Reactions ranged from outrage and disbelief to support of the mothers.

On the flipside, girls who shun traditionally “girly things” such as dresses and flowers in favor of more traditional “boy things” such as watching or playing sports, rough-and-tumble play, and choosing boys as friends are often called tomboys.

For either sex, choosing to engage in activities traditionally reserved for a specific sex can result in teasing and accusations of homosexuality.

  • Using research gathered from your textbook, online course content, and at least 1 research article, analyze the above scenarios.
    • Are the behaviors discussed above (i.e., preferring things traditionally acceptable for a specific sex) indicative of homosexuality? Why or why not?
    • Describe the psychological consequences (positive and negative) that might result from engaging in behaviors reserved for a specific sex?
    • Develop an argument for or against concern that these children might be exhibiting a paraphilia.
    • Which paraphilia(s) might apply and what criteria would you use based on the research?
    • What, if any, intervention would you recommend to a parent whose little girl or boy expresses the desire to engage in behaviors typical of the opposite sex? If you do not believe intervention is necessary, explain why.

Write an essay that is 3-5 pages in length. Also include a cover page and reference list. Remember to support your arguments with information drawn from the online content, the textbook, and other credible, scholarly sources to substantiate the points you are making.  Apply APA standards to for writing and citations to your work.

The paper should be double-spaced 12-point typescript, Times Roman font, with 1-inch margins all around, and free from grammatical errors.

Marriage and Family Counseling

COUN 601 – Marriage and Family Counseling

Understanding the Development and Techniques of Structural Family Therapy

Abstract

When structural family therapy was developed by Salvador Minuchin in the 1970s, it was among the most influential family therapy models in the field. Now, in applying this model, the structural family the rapist focuses on the family’s structure, their subsystems, and the boundaries that separate and protect the system and its subsystems. The objective with this form of therapy is to establish a family hierarchy and to strengthen the boundaries that exist between the family’s subsystems. The therapist uses techniques like joining and accommodating, diagnosing, family mapping, enacting, intensity, changing boundaries, reframing, and challenging the family’s assumptions to accomplish these objectives. Since its beginning, structural family therapy has been used successfully in a wide number of instances.

Introduction

Formal marriage counseling first became available in the 1930s (Sharf, 2000). Some years later, structural family therapy, which began in the 1970s, came along and was among the most influencial family therapy models in the field (Nichols & Schwartz, 1998).

To discover and understand more about this particular model for family therapy, a number of topics will be discussed, including the early leaders of structural family therapy, the theoretical formulations of structural family therapy, the normal family development as it has been described by this approach, the development of behavior disorders, the goals of structural family therapy, the conditions for behavior change, and the techniques that are often used in structural family therapy. Following those discussions, an evaluation of this approach to marriage and family counseling will be presented, along with some closing summary remarks.

Leading Figures

The leading counselor and founder of structural family therapy was Argentian-born Salvador Minuchin. He understood that individuals need group support in order to survive the ordeals of life, to have the benefits of socialization, and to feel a measure of emotional stability. He also understood that the family was a primary source for this kind of support and that, from other family members, the individual could gain a sense of belonging and autonomy (Clark & Standard, 1996).

Other counselors that became involved with this style of therapy were Dick Auerswald, Charlie King, Braulio Montalvo, Clara Rabinowitz, Jay Haley, Bernice Rosman, Harry Aponte, Carter Umbarger, Marianne Walters, Charles Fishman, Cloe Madanes, and Stephen Greenstein (Nichols & Schwartz, 1998). The current leaders in the field, as well as the teachers at the Minuchin Center in Philadelphia, are Ema Genijovich, George Greenan, Richard Holm, Wai-Yung Lee, and George Simon (Nichols & Schwartz, 1998).

Theoretical Formulations

In developing the structural family therapy model, Minuchin focused on individuals in the family and on their interactions within the family. He knew that beginning counselors would have difficulty working with the overall complexity of family dynamics, so one of his early design considerations was that the counselor had to be able to see all the family’s interactions. Once those interactions were clear, he believed that the therapist could look for effective ways to help his or her clients. To gain this needed insight, the structural family therapist focuses on the family’s structure, their subsystems, and the boundaries that separate and protect the system and its subsystems.

The family’s structure pertains to the rules that are developed over time within the family. This structure also determines with whom and how each member of the family will interact (Sharf, 2000). According to Minuchin, the family’s structure will have the parents at the top with most of the power. Beneath them will be the children. Then, within the children’s part of the hierarchy, older siblings will be understood to have more responsibility than the younger. Through family interactions and relationships, subsystems will develop, and over time, everyone in the family will learn their role in the family as well as how to live by the family’s rules. This part of the process shows the family’s hierarchy and how they are organized.

Next, the family’s subsystems describe all the relationships that exist within the family. For example, the husband and wife have a relationship with each other that is called the marital subsystem. As parents to their children, the parental subsystem describes the roles of those who oversee the children. It should be noted, however, that the parental subsystem does not have to be the mother and father of the children. This subsystem is simply defined based on those who provide the actual parenting role. Sibling subsystems can also exist, and they describe how the children relate to each other (Clark & Standard, 1996). In the extended family, subsystems can even exist for grandparents and other family members if they interact with each other and the rest of the family.

In the matter of boundaries, structural family therapy theory maintains that boundaries exist between outside forces and the family system and also between the subsystems within the family system. According to Minuchin, these boundaries will either be clear, too rigid, too loose, or somewhere in between. Clear boundaries are a sign of healthy interaction, and they mean that the family will probably be able to deal with most of the important issues that come up. “With clear boundaries, the family has the potential to function adaptively to stress and to grow in relation to normal developmental stages” (Greif, 1996, p. 5). Boundaries that are too rigid or too loose do not fare so well.

According to Geoffrey Greif, families with loose boundaries are characterized by blurred roles and a lack of family or individual identity, while families with rigid boundaries usually indicate poor communications within the family system and do not allow for easy movement between roles. “A highly permeable boundary would be found in enmeshed families, whereas nonpermeable or rigid boundaries would be found in disengaged families” (Sharf, 2000, p. 513). Minuchin saw enmeshed families as chaotic and tightly interconnected. He saw disengaged families as isolated and seemingly unrelated.

Normal Family Development

A healthy family will have a structure in place that can efficiently handle family problems. But when a man and woman marry and are just getting started, the structure of their family is only beginning to form. First, the couple must learn to live together, and this usually requires some major adjustments. By accommodating each other and establishing some clear boundaries, the couple and their relationship mature, and their small family can begin to develop its own structure. Then, when or if children are born as a result of their union, even greater levels of complexity are added.

Clark and Standard write that the family goes through eight developmental stages (Clark & Standard, 1996). The first stage is being married without children. Second is when the oldest child in the family is between birth and two-and-a-half years old. Third is the family with the oldest child being between two-and-a-half and six years old. Fourth is the family with school-aged children, with the oldest child being between six and thirteen. Fifth is the family with teenagers, where the oldest child is between thirteen and twenty. Sixth is called the family launching adults stage, which means that the first child has left home and the youngest child is preparing to leave. Seventh is when the parents are middle-aged and approaching retirement, and eighth is when the parents are retired and approaching death.

Understanding these stages and their significance to the family is important to the therapist when he or she is trying to assess the family’s overall developmental progress. They are also important when the therapist is trying to determine where the family is in life. Has the family adapted well as it has gone through the various stages of normal family development? Has the family successfully moved from one stage to the next, or are they still hung up on an earlier stage? Where is this family right now in the family development stage, and how well are they dealing with it? These are just some of the questions that a therapist might ask relative to the family’s development.

Development of Behavior Disorders

Behavior disorders occur within the family when its structure and boundaries do not allow the family to respond favorably to changing circumstances. Structural difficulties often suggest a family hierarchy that is weak and ineffective or one that is rigid and arbitrary. The structural family therapist must be aware of the family’s structure and rules in order to best help the dysfunctional family (Sharf, 2000). He or she must also be able to identify the alliances and coalitions within the family because these may many times need to be neutralized or done away with completely.

Likewise, boundaries are a factor in determining behavior disorders, too.. Loose boundaries are associated with enmeshment and mean that the family members are too closely connected. As was stated above, this can lead to blurred roles and a lack of family or individual identity. Rigid boundaries, on the other hand, are consistent with being disengaged, and they mean that the family is too distant and probably has poor communications patterns. Enmeshed families try to take everything in, while disengaged families try to keep everything out. Both extremes are signals for trouble, so the therapist should be looking for ways to establish a balance between the two.

Goals of Therapy

Being able to deal with changing circumstances requires that the family be able to adapt and change with those changing circumstances. To do that, the family might have to alter its power structure and/or role relationships to properly position itself for the given environmental situation (Coco & Courtney, 1998). As one might expect, analyzing and changing boundaries is also an important part of this process.

Using the principles of structural family therapy, the therapist should try to understand the structure of the family and the external influences that might be acting on that structure. As Jones and Butner write, “A very direct and often manipulative approach, [structural family therapy] focuses on establishing more adaptive patterns of interactions by creating clear, flexible boundaries between family members and strengthening the parental hierarchy” (Jones & Butman, 1991, p. 356). Andrew G. Weinstein makes a similar statement by saying that the objective of structural family therapy is to establish a family hierarchy and to strengthen the boundaries that exist between the family’s subsystems (Papp, 1983).

Conditions for Behavior Change

The family comes to the therapist with their problems, and one of the first keys to their successful change is for them to have a willingness to change. Too often, a patient will choose the certainties of a known pathology over having to deal with the uncertainties of a new course. Undergoing change can be very scary. However, most of the time, change is the very thing that is most needed.

Another factor relative to undergoing change is that the family must be able to accept their therapist and have confidence in him or her. Having confidence in the therapist and in the therapeutic process might be the important elements that will make the family more willing to change. The therapist might also be able to create the right environment for change by using some or all of the techniques discussed below.

Techniques

Family relational problems have been linked to the alliances and coalitions of the family, the permeability of family boundaries, and the organization of power (Mash & Johnston, 1996). Structural family therapy requires a close observation of the family’s interactions (Clark & Standard, 1996). To deal with these issues and to satisfy the need to observe the family, the therapist can use some of the following therapeutic techniques: joining and accommodating, diagnosing, family mapping, enacting, intensity, changing boundaries, reframing, and challenging the family’s assumptions. These techniques will be discussed below.

Joining and Accommodating

To enhance success during the therapy process, the therapist should join and accommodate his clients. Joining, in a sense, is like taking sides with one of the key members of the family, such as a member who is powerful, angry, or depressed, and showing acceptance to that particular family member. In a similar sense, accommodating involves acceptance, too, because the therapist actually takes on the family’s style of interacting. The purpose of joining and of accommodating is to gain the family’s confidence so that they will listen to the therapist and follow his or her recommendations. “Joining and accommodating are considered prerequisite to restructuring” (Nichols & Schwartz, 1998, p. 254).

One method of joining is mimesis, where the therapist might imitate the family’s manner and/or content of communication. He may joke around with an unusally happy family, or he might be somber with a family that is deeply depressed and glum. When trying to join with the family, however, the counselor must set personal boundaries and exercise extreme caution because this tactic can also backfire.

In another example of joining, the therapist might join to a specific family member in an attempt to unlock a stalemated family that is not getting anywhere. This is referred to as unbalancing, and Nichols and Schwartz compare this type of joining as combat for the purpose of change (Nichols & Schwartz, 1998). When properly done, joining to unbalance can lead to a desired change in the family system, and that will strengthen the overall family. The authors point out that the therapist should join with different family members during the life of the therapy sessions, though, so that none of the family members will feel left out or unduly picked on.

Diagnosing

Many times, a family will initiate visits to the therapist because of problems being experienced with a particular family member, and of course, that usually means that there is a problem with one of the children. However, this troubled family member, who is called the identified patient, is very rarely the reason for the actual problem. By watching how the family interacts during the first session, the therapist should be able to begin diagnosing their real problem (Greif, 1996).

For example, if one of the children is exhibiting extremely negative behavior, then it is most likely because of some other part of the family that is out of balance. For example, a child will be bad if he or she thinks that the bad behavior will keep the parents together. But in that case, the child’s insecurity about the parents’ relationship is the motivating force behind the bad behavior, not the child’s badness. A 1974 study by Minuchin found that family relational problems usually come from families with weak marital alliances (Mash & Johnston, 1996).

When the therapist can pick up on an out of balance situation within the family, then solutions can often be worked out and quickly applied. However, when the therapist fails to quickly diagnose the problem, particularly in an early session, then the sessions that follow will many times have him helping the family through isolated problems and incidences but not actually leading them to a good, workable solution.

Family Mapping

Murray Bowen created the genogram so that he could track all the relationships in the family and also so that he could keep up with all the members of the family. Minuchin developed a family map to accomplish essentially the same purpose, only he was more concerned about boundaries and how the family was relating. With a family map, Minuchin and other structural therapists can see which subsystems are most vulnerable, which ones are most likely to be causing the problem, which, if any, boundaries are either too loose or too rigid, plus which repeated behaviors need to be modified or eliminated.

In the map itself, boundaries are shown by different line types, where a dashed line represents a clear, healthy boundary. A solid line represents a rigid boundary, and a dotted line, with a wide space between each dot, represents a loose or diffuse boundary.

Enacting

To fix family problems, the structural family therapist needs to observe the family and see how they interact together. By having them enact or act out a particular conflict, he or she can often gain this kind of valuable information. The therapist can watch how the family behaves with each other and see them firsthand in a conflict situation rather than having them just tell him about their behavior in such situations.

Intensity

Intensity means that the therapist places extra emphasis on a particular behavior or family situation. For example, the therapist can show emphasis by repeating a statement or by how he expresses a thought and, by so doing, bring about change within the family. In an enmeshed parent-child relationship, for instance, the counselor can encourage the parents to loosen up a little. He can, then, follow that remark up by encouraging them to give their child more freedom and more responsibility. In a disengaged family situation, the counselor can encourage more open communications among all family members. He can, then, reinforce that idea by having the family enact a particular conflict situation.

Changing Boundaries

In structural family therapy, the therapist tries to understand the family’s structure, their subsystems, their interactions, and their boundaries so that he can identify the source or sources of their problem. Where a boundary is too rigid or too loose, the therapist will suggest changes that might make the boundary more clear. Rigid boundaries suggest bad communication patterns within the family, and loose boundaries suggest blurred family member roles and poor family or individual identity. The purpose of structural family therapy is to fix these dysfunctional characteristics. However, the therapist needs to be mindful of the fact that, many times, family boundaries are based on culture or ethnicity (Greif, 1996).

Reframing

Reframing pertains to changing how the patient sees a particular behavior so that the family’s structure, subsystems, and boundaries can be changed to fix the problem. In one of his more famous cases, Minuchin told a girl with anorexia that she was really just stubborn, rather than sick, and his remark brought the whole family into the problem (Sharf, 2000). When the child had been considered sick, the rest of the family could remain detached and uninvolved. But when Minuchin diagnosed her as being stubborn, then both she and her family had to deal with the problem and take responsibility for her condition.

Challenging the Family’s Assumptions

Challenging the family’s assumptions can be an effective way to bring about change in a family because many of their assumptions will probably involve the family’s rules about interaction. If the therapist can successfully challenge one or more assumptions and cause the family to see a part of reality differently, then the family structure, subsystems, and boundaries might be changed, and this would accomplish the primary goal of structural family therapy.

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results

Structural family therapy has enjoyed a good success record since its inception in the 1970s. Minuchin developed this technique and successfully used it on severely ill psychosomatic children. This approach to family therapy has also been used with success on drug addicts, families that live in slum areas, people with anorexia, and in families that are experiencing other types of relational problems. Clark and Standard even suggest that the principles of structural family therapy apply to being an effective caregiver (Clark & Standard, 1996).

Summary

In developing the structural family therapy model, Minuchin focused on the individuals in a family and how they interacted with the rest of the family. The key constructs for this model are the family structure, their subsystems, and their boundaries. Boundaries that are too rigid or too loose are indicators of a family relational problem, while clear boundaries enable the family to adapt well to changing, stressful situations.

The structural family therapist examines the family for alliances and coalitions. He or she tries to join with the family and accommodate himself or herself to their style of interacting. The goals of therapy are to establish more adaptive patterns of interactions, to create clear, flexible boundaries between family members, and to strengthen the parental hierarchy. The therapist also seeks to strengthen the marital, parental, and sibling subsystems and to help each family member understand their place and role within the family. Since its beginning, structural family therapy has been used successfully in a wide number of instances.

Cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) maintains strong empirical and scientific evidence of efficacy for the treatment of addiction. CBT is a form of psycho-therapeutic treatment that looks at how the client’s thoughts impact his or her feelings and behaviors. To fully understand CBT, we must first consider the behavioral therapy and cognitive therapy approaches.

While the etiology of addiction is often regarded as a biological process, it can also be understood as a learned behavior. Using the concepts of Pavlov’s classical conditioning, Skinner’s operant conditioning and Bandura’s Social Learning Theory, discuss the development of opiate addiction. Consider how the etiology of addiction might be regarded as a cognitive process. Using the concepts of Beck’s cognitive therapy approach, discuss the development of a substance-related disorder.

You are to use at least 4 current (not more than 5 years old) peer-reviewed journal articles in support of your paper. Your paper should be between 3 pages (not including the title page or reference page). Your paper should include transitions between the introduction, body, and conclusion sections of the paper.  Your paper should be written in APA format, graduate school-level of writing with appropriate grammar, no typographical errors, correct punctuation and spelling.

Spin Doctoring

Week 4 Assignment
Critical Thinking Exercise – Spin Doctoring
This assignment is worth up to 80 points and references TCO 4 as it applies to impression management and TCO 6 as it applies to the role of social influence in shaping attitudes and behaviors.  We will apply course concepts from Myers Chapter 7 (Persuasion) to the following case:
Case.  Spin doctoring is form of impression management that has been in the repertoire of public relations practitioners for four decades.  The term refers to the tactic of shifting the focus off of the negative and harmful aspects of something by substituting another issue that has positive connotations.  Spin doctors change the terms of public perception and debate using the mass media, which today includes blogs and social media like Facebook.  Spin doctoring is an international phenomenon the serves the interests of organizations in every sector of society.
The tobacco industry is considered to be the classic case of spin doctoring.  After 1966 when the Surgeon General of the U.S. pronounced that cigarette packages must carry a health warning, the tobacco industry found a way to offset the damaging publicity by sponsoring sports and arts events and giving grants for community development.  By de-emphasizing the dangers of smoking and emphasizing the positive contributions being made to community life, Big Tobacco trivialized the health problems and turned attention instead to its displays of corporate social responsibility.
A contemporary example of spin doctoring relates to the claim that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, which was the original rationale for the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.  When the intelligence about weapons of mass destruction proved to be faulty, the debate was quickly and skillfully shifted by spin doctors to a humanitarian argument that the Iraqi people must be freed from the clutches Saddam Hussein the ruthless dictator.  While no evidence of weapons of mass destruction could be found, mass graves of Iraqi citizens killed at the behest of Saddam Hussein could be found and thus, legitimate the invasion.
The debate over climate change and global warming is very similar in some ways to the tobacco example because it involves the efforts of hydrocarbons producers to debunk the hypothesis that global warming is primarily caused by the high levels of CO2 emissions associated with the consumption of fossil fuels.  By spinning the argument away from CO2 emissions towards touting how technology is producing cleaner, greener fuels, the hydrocarbon industry gives the appearance of being environmentally responsible at a time when the pressure from environmental organizations like Greenpeace and the Suzuki Foundation, and high-profile environmentalists like Al Gore cannot be denied.
Your Assignment:  Use critical thinking to analyze the following three questions relating to aspects of persuasion.  Specifically utilized the particular course concept or concepts stated in each question.

  1. Which paths(s) to persuasion is/are present in the global warming case?
  2. How does the tobacco industry example fit into our understanding of impression management?
  3. Is spin doctoring the same as propaganda or is it fundamentally different?Address the weapons of mass destruction case in your answer.

Expectations

  • You will address each of the required questions in essay form, explaining the reasoning behind your answer and identifying the course concept(s) explicitly;
  • You will use subheadings so that each question clearly occupies its own section of the paper;
  • Your name will appear on the first page of your paper;
  • You will use APA citations where appropriate in the text and include a References Cited section at the end of your paper
  • You will spell and grammar check your paper
  • There is no set length for your paper although at least 500 words will likely to be needed to earn a high mark.

 

Psychology

Background:
CheckLess Corporation is a large software company that makes specialty software for banks related to automatic transactions. It began in 1976 as a small company formed in the founder’s basement. The company has grown greatly over the years and some of the original employees are still working there. The company is based outside of Atlanta, Georgia on a wooded campus. The company was one of the first to create special perks for its employees. The comfortable campus includes residences (for onsite conferences), free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks throughout the day. It also has free day care and a full gym. It has personalized work spaces and many places for employees to sit and work around the campus (comfortable benches and chairs everywhere). However, the company has recently been purchased by XYZ Incorporated who creates financial software for many different industries.  XYZ Incorporated has a different corporate culture and wants to integrate its off-site services (multi-national) within the Atlanta site.
Assignment:
XYZ Incorporated has asked you to consult with them on how they can best integrate the companies.  Over the course of the next few weeks, you will be providing a full consultation plan.
The first part of your plan is to describe how you would analyze job performance of XYZ Corporation.  Remember, you are writing this paper as a plan- a course of action. As such, it is imperative that you include an actionable list for the client to quickly view upon receipt of this paper. The actionable list should include all steps that you, as an IO Psychologist, recommend the client organization take in order to facilitate the positive growth their organization seeks. The items on the actionable list should be explained in-depth within the text of your paper.
Write a 3-4 page paper on how you would analyze job performance. You may not have all the details of the company, so you might have to be creative.  However, keep the discussion scholarly and make sure you include at least two references. (You may want to look over the next few week’s assignments to get a better idea of the other sections of your consultation plan).

Erick Erikson theory of eight stages of psychosocial development.

For this assignment you will write a paper 4 to 5 pages in length, not including its required cover and Reference pages, describing a single personality theory from the course textbook that best explains your own personality and life choices. The theory is Erick Erikson eight stages of psychosocial development.
  Your task is to demonstrate your knowledge of the theory you choose via descriptions in your own words of its key concepts and to use of them to explain how you developed your own personality. Quoting must be kept to a minimum of a brief sentence or two per paper page.  If found in greater amounts it will result in point deduction.
Your submission should be in APA Format,free of spelling and grammar errors.
Your paper will include three parts.  Each parts will have above as a heading the part titles in bold below.

  1. Theory Description

A brief description of the premise and key components of the Erick Erikson eight stages of psychosocial development. You should be thorough but concise in this section and not spend the bulk of the paper detailing the theory, and rather provide enough of a summary of the key points that an intelligent but uniformed reader would be able to understand its basics.

  1. My Personality
    A description of how Erickson theory explains your personality and life choices.

III.  Theory Limitations
A description of the limitations of the theory in explaining your personality or anyone else’s.  This section needs to identify limitations such as the theory applying to some aspects personality but not all, theory only applying to adult developmental, a theory focusing on nurture but not nature or vice versa, etc., not whether or not you agree with the theory.

Depression assessment scenario for an hearing for a person from a different culture

Depression assessment scenario for an hearing for a person from a different culture

Only Need the Highlighted part with detailed speaker notes and must include references

Develop an 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes on the selection process of a culture-neutral assessment. The assessment can be for intelligence, depression etc.  Include examples of when culture-biased assessments would be problematic.

Develop a scenario of a commitment hearing of someone from a different culture that illustrates the consequences of not following the proper selection process of culturally appropriate tests. Make sure a team member represents the psychologist, the client advocate, and other roles as necessary and discuss the issues in speaker notes identifying which person is speaking.

Use depression as the assessment

Introduction and describes the selection process of a culture-neutral assessment – 1 slide
Examples of when culture-biased assessments would be problematic  (client advocate perspective) – 2 slides  –
Examples of when culture-biased assessments would be problematic (psychologist perspective) – 2 slides  –
Scenario of a commitment hearing for someone from a different culture – 1 slide 
Scenario consequences of not following a culturally appropriate test  (client advocate perspective) – 2 slides –
Scenario consequences of not following a culturally appropriate test (psychologist perspective) 2 slides –
Conclusion – 1 slide
References – Remember include the reference for your citations.
Review, edit, submit

False Memories

Assignment 2: False Memories

The US legal system places a lot of importance on eyewitness memory. Most people would report that they can accurately convey what they saw in a particular situation. However, these ideas are not supported by research. Instead, research shows that memory is quite malleable and is affected by many factors. This research repeatedly demonstrates that people do not remember exactly what they experienced. This module’s experiment will show you firsthand how memory for events is not always one hundred percent accurate.

Access the CogLab demonstration False Memory. Follow the instructions to complete the demonstration to familiarize yourself with false memory. Then locate at least one research study from a peer-reviewed journal that examined how eyewitness memory can be affected by false memories.

Based on your research, respond to the following situation:

You are considered to be an expert in false memories, and a local district attorney has therefore requested your expertise on the following case:

On Tuesday, March 6, 2007, a bank was robbed in Slidell, LA. It was just after opening time, 9:04 a.m., and there were barely any customers, when a car arrived and parked in the side parking lot of the bank. Two men came out of the car and walked to the entrance. Both wore dark clothing. Upon entering the bank, they held out guns and asked for the manager. When the manager identified herself, the smaller of the two robbers ordered her to open the safe. Meanwhile, the other robber, a tall, and burley man, walked around holding his gun in his outstretched arm, and threatening the remaining employees and customers. The manager complied and the smaller robber collected all the money and valuables from the safe. After five minutes, the big robber asked if his companion was ready to go. When he was, the two ran back to their car, and drove away.

The district attorney has asked that you create a presentation about false memory and explain how it might influence this case. He asks that you specifically address the following:

  • Describe false memory and false memory experiments. Use the CogLab experiment to illustrate false memory experiments, special distracters, and normal distracters.
  • Describe at least one research study from a peer-reviewed journal that investigated how eyewitness memory can be affected by false memories.
  • Explain how false memory might influence this particular case. Use specifics from the description of the case, the CogLab experiment, and research to support your answer.
  • Using evidence from the case, the CogLab experiment, and outside research, justify why eyewitness testimonies should or should not carry weight in criminal proceedings.
  • Discuss any procedures which can increase or reduce the occurrence of false memories when reporting eyewitness events.

Remember, your presentation is designed to help the jury understand false memory and how it might influence the eyewitness testimony of this case. You will have ten minutes to present.

Since this is a legal case, you must include formally written slide notes (proper grammar, proper paragraphs, APA formatting, and academic tone) with research to support your claims. The presentation will be a legal document in this case, so make it worthy of being legally binding!

Develop an 5–6-slide presentation in PowerPoint format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Integrating Theories

Integrating Theories(Final Assignment)

Assignment 1: LASA 2: Integrating Theories

In this course, we have studied various approaches to therapy and explored the utility of each orientation with reference to the client.  For this assignment, take the perspective of a therapist working with clients. This will help you honestly assess your own development and more objectively evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using an integrative approach to counseling. Answer each of the following questions thoroughly and provide examples where requested to substantiate your points.

  1. Do you think therapists should focus on becoming an expert in one particular counseling approach or should they try to become proficient in more than one approach? Provide an explanation for your answer and illustrate them with examples.
  2. Identify what the three most important characteristics of a successful counselor you consider to be. Describe how these characteristics can be developed or strengthened?
  3. Identify and describe some of the characteristics (from question 2) that are best developed in the counseling process with clients?  Support your points with examples? Identify and describe some areas of personal or professional development that would potentially be unethical for the counselor to develop in the counseling process with clients? Explain your rationale in detail and give examples.
  4. What are some of your own personal motivations and characteristics that may help or hinder you as a counselor (identify at least two)?
  5. What areas of your own personal and professional development need the most development before you will feel prepared to be an effective counselor (identify at least three)?
  6. What are two advantages and two disadvantages of practicing within the framework of one specific theory as opposed to developing a more integrative approach consisting of several therapies? Give a detailed description and rationale for both sides.
  7. What are the advantages and disadvantages of practicing within an integrated framework?
  8. Explain at least two techniques you would use in your treatment and describe how you would integrate these techniques in a therapy session.

Your paper should be double-spaced and in 12 point, Times New Roman font with normal one-inch margins, written in APA style, and free of typographical and grammatical errors. It should include a title page with a running head, an abstract and a reference page. The body of the paper should be no less than 5 and no longer than 8 pages in length.

Pragmatism

Discussion Question: Pragmatism

 

William James and functionalism were important influences on the development of American Pragmatism. Pragmatism focuses on evaluating an idea by its usefulness or outcome. Theory and technique are de-emphasized. This view still dominates much of American psychology. In what ways do you think this has been either a positive influence or a negative influence on psychology? Substantiate your response with examples.

Impact of Structuralism

Assignment: Impact of Structuralism

This week you read and learned about Titchener’s structuralism. As an approach, structuralism attempted to break down consciousness into elements of consciousness for study. It assumed that studying these parts of consciousness would lead to an understanding of the whole.

  • Analyze the limitations and strengths of the method of studying consciousness in parts.
  • Identify and discuss one of the main criticisms of structuralism.
  • Briefly compare and contrast structuralism and behavioralism. How did structuralism influence the creation of behaviorism?
  • How has structuralism impacted psychology today? As you consider this question, keep in mind the history and culture of the period in which Titchener practiced compared to your understanding of psychology today.

Write an essay that is 3-5 pages in length. Remember to support your arguments with information drawn from the online content, the textbook, and other credible, scholarly sources to substantiate the points you are making.  Apply APA standards for writing and citations to your work.
**Hint: a useful article for comparing and contrasting structuralism with behavioralism is found in the AUO library and referenced in your textbook:
Rilling, M. (2000). How the challenge of explaining learning influenced the origins and development of John B. Watson’s behaviors. The American Journal of Psychology, 113 (2), 275-301. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.libproxy.edmc.edu/docview/224842367/fulltext/12E26E325F56462A087/8?accountid=34899
The paper should be double-spaced 12-point typescript, Times Roman font, with 1-inch margins all around, and free from grammatical errors. Your paper needs to include a cover page, abstract, and reference list in APA format.

Research Paper Gender Identity/Sexuality with Adolescents

Integrate worldview as well as Bible references by placing the scripture in quotes followed by chapter and verse in parenthesis.  Person must have an understanding of counseling/multiculturalism.  Please make sure the references are cited in the paper as well.  MUST BE ORIGINAL PAPER.
Final Paper Instructions
In the final module/week of this course, a final paper is required. The research topic was submitted in Module/Week 2.
 
Discuss the relevance of the selected topic to an understanding of multiculturalism or the application of the topic in multicultural counseling.
 

Crisis Counseling Social Justice and Counseling Sexism Multicultural Spirituality
Multicultural Therapeutic Techniques Counseling Interracial Couples and Families Blended Family Counseling Counseling Clients with Disabilities
Gender Identity/Sexuality Narrative Therapy Immigration & Acculturation Family Dynamics
Ethical Issues in Multicultural Counseling Addictions Counseling Grief Counseling Counseling Children

 
The final paper must be 10–12 pages (not including the title page, abstract page, or reference pages).
The paper must include a minimum of 10 peer-reviewed and academic journal resources. Academic journals can be easily accessed through Liberty University’s online library. A librarian is available to assist online students. The articles should be dated within the past 5 years.
Remember that information from generic websites (e.g., Wikipedia, About.com) will not count towards the minimum of 10 sources required in the paper.
Do not include pictures, charts, or graphs in the final paper.
Most of the paper was completed over the term. You should have a title page and abstract from previous modules/weeks. The annotated bibliography should not be pasted in the paper. However, the annotated bibliography should offer the information and sources that you may use in the paper.
The required components that must be included in the paper:

  • Title page
  • Abstract page
  • Body of 10–12 pages
  • Reference page

The paper must follow current APA format guidelines.
 

Drug Treatment for ADHD

Assignment 2: Drug Treatment for ADHD

Assignment 2: Drug Treatment for ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has received a lot of media coverage in the past ten years. One of the things most misunderstood about the disorder is the treatment. Children (and adults) afflicted with ADHD are often treated with stimulant drugs. Parents are often hesitant about giving their children these stimulant medications. Treating hyperactivity with a drug that increases activity appears paradoxical.

Using the Argosy University online library resources, find at least two peer-reviewed journal articles that explain the effect of stimulant drugs (such as Adderall or Ritalin—amphetamine or methylphenidate) on the brains of those with ADHD.

Create a brochure that explains the benefits of using stimulant medications and addresses the concerns of parents of children with ADHD. Be sure to use language appropriate for the audience. Include the following in your brochure:

  • Summarize the findings of the two articles.
  • Explain the effect that these drugs have in the brain.
  • Explain the concerns of using stimulant drugs to treat ADHD.

Develop a 2-3-page brochure in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M2_A2.doc.

Integrative approaches to psychology and Christianity

Integrative approaches to psychology and Christianity by David N Entwistle

4MAT Review Instructions
The 4MAT Review is a way of responding to readings, lectures, and life experiences that requires you, the learner, to interact with new ideas on several levels. You will write 1 review for the Entwistle text and 1 review for the McMinn text. In preparing your 4MAT Reviews, use each of the 4 sections listed below with corresponding APA-style, Level One headings:

  1. Summary: After introducing the name of the book and author, summarize the book in at least 500 words but limited to a maximum of two pages; be adequately complete in your ideas but appropriately concise in wording. Prove that you comprehend the main ideas by writing a clear and to the point summary. The summary is not a commentary or listing of topics but rather a discussion of the core ideas in the entire book (the main ideas on which the entire book hangs). If you miss the main ideas, you lack an understanding of the complete message of the book. The summary provides the foundation for the rest of your 4MAT paper. Cite the book in-text at least once per paragraph and include page numbers for direct quotations.
  2. Concrete Responses: Be vulnerable. In at least 250 words (it is suggested that this be no more than 1 page), write about a personal life episode that this book triggered in your memory. Relate your story in first person, describing action and quoting exact words you remember hearing or saying. In the teaching style of Jesus, this is your own parable, case study, or personal connection to the main ideas of the book. Your comments in this section need to be clearly tied to main points from the book, not tangential ideas. Connect your comments to the main points for the reader.
  3. Reflection: This section is a short critique or evaluation of the author’s main ideas; include positives/negatives and strengths/weaknesses. You could consider new questions that arose for you in response to what you have read and explore concerns, implications, etc. Limit this section to 250 words (it is suggested that this be no more than 1 page).
  4. Action: What are you going to do about it? Develop action steps based on the core points of the book. This section must be a description of how the main ideas will affect your counseling. What professional changes will you implement and share with others? Be precise in summarizing your action steps and clearly connect your action steps to main points. Again, connect your comments to the main points for the reader. Present these comments in at least 200 words (it is suggested that this be no more than 1 page).

Create and submit these assignments in Microsoft Word documents; these assignments must be written on a graduate-level and must be in current APA format. Provide a title page in current APA format including only your name, the paper title (referring to the book title), and the institutional affiliation (Liberty University). Keep in mind that current APA standards recommend the title length not exceed 12 words. All pages must include a running head and page number, and all pages are double spaced. You are also required to create a references page; on this page, you must provide the complete reference citation for the book in compliance with current APA standards.
Note: Use quotations strategically and sparingly; in a paper this size, do not use longer (block) quotations.
 
Submit the 4MAT Review on the Entwistle textbook by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 3.
 
Submit the 4MAT Review on the McMinn textbook by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 7.

Healing Wounds of Sexual Addictions

Healing Wounds of Sexual Addictions by Dr Mark Laaser

Reaction Paper Instructions
The purpose of this assignment is to encourage you to explore your own personal and professional reactions to sexual addiction. You will read the assigned text by Laaser, entitled Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction, and complete a 5-page reaction paper. The paper must be in current APA format, with an abstract and divided into the following subheadings:
 

  1. Introduction
  2. Synopsis of Sexual Addiction – What is Laaser’s understanding of sexual addiction? How is your own personal understanding similar or different?

III.             Family Dynamics – What does Laaser believe are some of the roots of sexual addiction? Explore how the dynamics of your family of origin and personal underlying beliefs about sex may affect your ability to treat persons with sex addiction.

  1. Treatment of Sexual Addiction – What is Laaser’s recommended approach to treating sexual addiction? Explore how ready you feel to competently address the issues of sexual addiction.
  2. Sexual Addiction and the Church – What are Laaser’s recommendations regarding addressing sexual addiction in the church? How do you agree or disagree with Laaser?

 

  1. Conclusion

Nervous system

PSY 340

Choose a specific regulatory behavior.

Write a 1,250- to 1,500-word paper that includes the following:

  • Explain the role of the nervous system.
  • Describe the effect of fear, aggression, or anxiety on the specified behavior.
  • Explain the function of the hormones involved and how they relate to the behavior.
  • Describe the effects of regulatory impairments on the specified behavior.

Include a minimum of two to three peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Social Psychology

PSY 110 Social Psychology Two paragraph answer per discussion, APA format, references and plagiarism free.

Discussion 1
“Social Influence” Please respond to the following:
•Analyze the positive and negative causes and results of conformity, compliance, and obedience in a specific social environment.
•Describe an event in which you (or someone you observed*) followed the group in an activity that you (or the other person) did not agree with. Explain the reasons for the behavior. (Do not use the names of people you discuss.)
Discussion 2
“Group Behavior and Leadership” Please respond to the following:
•Explain at least two (2) ways in which group decision making and behavior may influence one of the following groups: work team, social clique, or gang.
•Compare and contrast two (2) leaders – one (1) positive and one (1) negative – in at least three (3) ways, and discuss the social influence each type of leader has on the others in a specific group. Support your response with specific examples.

Learning theory

Background

In psychology, learning theory refers to how we acquire basic responses and behaviors. We study three different types of learning: learning through association (classical conditioning), learning through reward or punishment (operant conditioning), and learning through imitation (observational learning). Learning theory is explored primarily through the Behavioral perspective, which emphasizes how the environment shapes who we are and how we behave.

Instructions

Option B:

  1. Provide an original example from your own life history of Operant Conditioning. Your example should provide enough specific detail to illustrate the concept.
  1. Explain how each of the five key terms listed below apply to your example. If a term does not apply to your example, explain why.
    • Positive Reinforcement
    • Punishment
    • Schedule of Reinforcement
    • Thorndike’s Law of Effect
    • Extinction

Your response should be at least one page (500 words) written in a clear, concise, and organized manner. Be sure to demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e. APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. For help in citing sources, click on Academic Resources under Course Home.

APA standard use references from ARGOSY psychology and life

Mentoring Program

4-5 APA Format paper explaining the mentoring progam you would implement in your organization. What would be the purpose of such a program? What would you hope to accomplish? How would you ensure that the program fits well within your organization’s culture? How would you align the mentoring program with strategic priorities of your organization? How would the program elements be communicated? What will your program look like when it is fully implement and wildly successful? How will you know when you are “there?”
 
I would like the paper to reflect a mentoring program within a substance abuse organization for counselors/therapist.

Analyzing a Major Issue

Assignment 2: Analyzing a Major Issue
Before starting the paper:

  • Review the major concepts of social psychology in the textbook.
  • Select a topic from the list.
    • Affirmative Action (may focus on affirmative action for racial or minorities, gender, or sexual orientation)
    • Bullying (may focus on school bullying or cyberbullying)
    • Violence in the media
    • Development and influence of gangs
    • Hate crimes against gays or other minorities
    • Domestic violence (may focus on married couples or dating couples)
  • Locate and read at least three (3) peer reviewed articles on the issuein the Strayer Library.
    • At least one (1) article should discuss the historical event(s) or legal decision(s) that make the issue a major one in the United States.
    • Two (2) of the articles should have different views about causes, effects, and ways to address the issue.

Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper (1,000 to 1,200 words) in which you:

  1. Provide an introduction to the paper with a thesis statement.
  2. Describe at least three (3) key historical events and / or legal decisions that make the issue a major or important one in the U.S.
  3. Discuss at least three (3) social psychology concepts addressed in the course that are related to the issue.
  4. Analyze at least three (3) challenges individuals and law enforcement agencies face with the issue.
  5. Explain your agreement with at least three (3) statements by authors of the references cited.
  6. Explain your disagreement with at least two (2) statements by authors of the references cited.
  7. Recommend at least two (2) ways that individuals should address the issue to help improve social elements involved in the issue.
  8. Suggest at least two (2) ways those in criminal justice (police officers, prosecuting attorneys, and  / or judges) should address the issue.
  9. Provide a conclusion to the paper that includes a reference to the thesis statement and contains a summary of the main points.
  10. Provide at least three (3) external peer-reviewed references to support your paper.

Food Ethics

Final Paper Assignment For Philosophy 5 (Food Ethics)
 This assignment is intended to be both reflection essay and a ‘term paper’. You are to discuss a specific ethical question and debate that is specific to the cuisine you selected at the outset of the semester. In order to complete this assignment satisfactorily, you will be expected to address each of the following points cited below.
 
1.What is the ethical question and the respective opposing sides to the dilemma you plan to address? Why is the question/dilemma one that is not only relevant to the cuisine you chose but also one that has important ethical implications?
2.How would one of the classical ethical theories (Utilitarian, Kantian, Virtue) apply to the ethical dilemma? This means how would, say, a Utilitarian, a Kantian or a Virtue ethicist respond to the question and attempt to resolve the dilemma? You should plan to explain the ethical theory you choose to apply (please only use ONE theory).
 3.What is one ‘outside source’ (not from our text or assigned readings) that directly addresses the ethical dilemma you cited earlier?  How does this ‘outside source’ specifically respond to the ethical dilemma and is this response similar to, or different from, the classical ethical theory’s response (ie, compare/contrast two different philosophical responses to the ethical dilemma).
 4.How would you attempt to resolve the ethical dilemma?  Would it compare or contrast with either of the previous two responses (classical ethical theory, outside source)? If it contrasts, then what specifically do you find disagreeable with either or both of the prior responses? If your response compares favorably, then what specifically about one or both of the philosophical responses do you find agreeable and why?
 
Suggestions: Typed, double-spaced, one-inch margins (top,bottom,sides), bibliography or works cited papge, cite any sources that are not coming from you, 5-7 pp length., define any relevant terms that you learned from this class.
 
You should refer to the hand-out on writing more effectively (posted on eCompanion) for suggestions on organization, what to do/what not to do, etc.
 
Due By The Day Of The Scheduled Final Exam ( Wednesday 6/10). Any paper received or submitted AFTER 5:30 pm on 6/10 will not be eligible for credit consideration. Emailed final drafts are not acceptable for credit. Rough drafts are strongly encouraged and will be accepted via email up until Monday 6/8.
 
 
***Please be advised that feedback on rough drafts is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. I will try to provide feedback for anyone who submits a draft to me. However, if you happen to wait to the last minute for feedback, I may not have the time to read and critique your draft.

Anxiety Disorders

After reading the three scenarios about anxiety-based disorders, your assignment is to provide a diagnosis for each scenario along with a brief (one paragraph) explanation for each diagnosis. You do not have to provide a complete, five-axis diagnosis for each scenario; rather, simply name the disorder and write your explanation as to why this may be the correct diagnosis.

 Scenario 1 – Brandy

 
Brandy is a woman in her middle thirties who works as a sales representative for a large company. Brandy’s father died about three months ago from a heart attack. Brandy’s father’s death was very sudden and unexpected and she has been having a very hard time coping with her feelings of loss. About a week ago, Brandy was at work and suddenly felt extremely anxious. Her heart seemed to be pounding in her chest and she was unable to catch her breath. She became terribly worried that she was having a heart attack or that she was losing her mind. The experience lasted a few minutes and then quickly subsided.
Following this experience, Brandy felt extremely worried that it would happen again. The next morning, Brandy woke up and once again experienced intense feelings of terror and a worry that she was having a heart attack. She called 911 and paramedics were rushed to her apartment. Brandy was brought to the hospital and, following a comprehensive examination, was told that she was in good health and did not have a heart attack.
Brandy continued to experience further episodes where she felt terrified that she was having a heart attack. Her worries about these experiences began to severely interfere with her work and social life and she was referred to a psychologist for help.
What psychological disorder do you think best fits the particular difficulties that Brandy is experiencing and why?

  Scenario 2 – Jerry

 Jerry is a man in his early twenties who has recently graduated from college. He is not sure what he wants to do with his life and has began to feel increasingly worried and upset over how things are turning out for him. Jerry has recently entered into individual psychotherapy to help him with these difficulties.
In session, Jerry explains to his therapist that he often feels like he hates himself. He hates the way he looks and hates the fact that he is not as smart or witty as he wishes he were. He becomes very nervous in social situations. After he meets someone, he ruminates for hours about what he had said and how he had come across.
Jerry states that some morning he wakes up with no energy and he does not want to get out of bed. Other times, he feels so worried and on-edge that he cannot sit still. He will pace around his apartment and cannot stop thinking about worrisome things.
 
What psychological disorder do you think best fits the particular difficulties that  Jerry is experiencing and why?

 Scenario 3 – Alexis

 
Alexis is a 12-year-old girl who lives with her mother and younger brother. About eight months ago, Alexis was riding on a school bus that was involved in a terrible accident. A truck lost control and crashed into the bus and three of Alexis’ classmates were killed in the accident. Alexis was uninjured.
Alexis experienced nightmares following the accident, but otherwise did not appear to be affected by the tragedy. Recently, however, Alexis has begun experiencing terrible night terrors and has become convinced that she is seeing ghosts. She tells her mother that, when she closes her eyes, she sees the faces of her classmates who were killed in the bus accident.
Alexis has also began having trouble going to school. She is anxious about leaving her mother and has huge temper tantrums when her mother tries to convince her that she has to go to school.
What psychological disorder do you think best fits the particular difficulties that  Alexis is experiencing and why?

Erick Erikson eight stages of psychosocial development

For this assignment you will write a paper 4 to 5 pages in length, not including its required cover and Reference pages, describing a single personality theory from the course textbook that best explains your own personality and life choices. The theory is Erick Erikson eight stages of psychosocial development.
Your task is to demonstrate your knowledge of the theory you choose via descriptions in your own words of its key concepts and to use of them to explain how you developed your own personality. Quoting must be kept to a minimum of a brief sentence or two per paper page.  If found in greater amounts it will result in point deduction.
Your submission should be in APA Format,free of spelling and grammar errors.
Your paper will include three parts.  Each parts will have above as a heading the part titles in bold below.

  1. Theory Description

 
A brief description of the premise and key components of the Erick Erikson eight stages of psychosocial development. You should be thorough but concise in this section and not spend the bulk of the paper
 
detailing the theory, and rather provide enough of a summary of the key points that an intelligent but uniformed reader would be able to understand its basics.
My Personality

  1. A description of how Erickson theory explains your personality and life choices.

III.  Theory Limitations
A description of the limitations of the theory in explaining your personality or anyone else’s.  This section needs to identify limitations such as the theory applying to some aspects personality but not all, theory only applying to adult developmental, a theory focusing on nurture but not nature or vice versa, etc., not whether or not you agree with the theory.

The Latino and Asian Populations

Thread: For this discussion, please respond to 1 of the following questions:

  1. From Hays & Erford (2014, p. 312): Given the cultural values embedded within the Asian community (e.g., collectivism, hesitance to share information with outsiders, the focus on saving face), how might you introduce the idea of talk therapy to individuals in the Asian American community who may question the validity of this approach?
  2. From Hayes & Erford (2014, p. 340): Explain how acculturative stress can affect the personal lives of Hispanic/Latino clients. What “clues” does acculturative stress provide for possible concerns of Hispanic/Latino clients?

Required references:
https://learn.liberty.edu/bbcswebdav/pid-7625998-dt-content-rid-55556241_1/courses/PACO504_B02_201530/Master/COUN504_LUO_8WK_DEV_ImportedContent_20110315104750/COUN504_LUO_8WK_MASTER_ImportedContent_20110221024733/COUN504_LUO_8WK_DEV_ImportedContent_20100805024058/Presentation_Latino_Americans/index.html
 
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http://aapaonline.org/
 
http://www.nlpa.ws/

Forensic Psychology

In 2001, Robert Downey Jr., was arrested and sent to drug rehabilitation and put on a three-year probation after pleading “no contest” to drug possession charges. Through this case study, you will explore the role that an offender’s psychological tendencies play when facing the justice system.
Review the case study titled “Robert Downey Jr.” in Chapter 10, pages 269 and 270 of the text, as well as the following related articles:

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Support or refute the position that “addiction is a ’personal choice’.” Next, review the Robert Downey Jr. case study in the text and identify two (2) problems that resulted from his drug use.
  2. Per the text, addicts who are incarcerated often also suffer from employment problems, family problems, and self-destructive behaviors resulting from their addiction. Determine whether the criminal justice system as it stands today is equipped to deliver adequate help to offenders with the aforementioned problems. Provide a rationale for your response.
  3. Determine the role that you believe the corrections system has played in determining if addiction is an illness, disorder, or disease. Provide a rationale to support your response.
  4. As drug addiction and mental illness receive more exposure, discuss the likelihood of the criminal justice system moving away from mandatory minimum drug sentences and towards the use of alternative offender treatment programs to effectuate a lasting recovery from serious addiction. Recommend one (1) type of alternate offender treatment program that you believe may be effective in helping addicts in the criminal justice system recover. Provide a rationale for your response.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar type Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Brief and debate historic cases associated with mental health and forensic psychology.
  • Distinguish between clinical, actuarial, and other prediction and evaluation methods used by forensic psychologists in legal cases.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues related to forensic psychology.
  • Write clearly and concisely about topics related to forensic psychology using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Foundations of Group Counseling

CJHS421-1502B-01 Foundations of Group Counseling
Task Name: Phase 3 Individual Project
Deliverable Length: Flyer + one page email
Details: Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.
You are working in a community mental health department. The supervisor wants you to start a group for clients with drug addiction. You need to perform the following tasks:
Create a flyer that will serve the following function:

  • advertise the group to the clients in a creative way
  • appear client-friendly to gain the interest of potential clients
  • include information on the types of addiction the group will be addressing and potential discussion topics.

Write a 1 page email to the other therapist with the purpose of getting client referrals from the other therapist’s caseloads. The email should include the following:

  • provide an overview of the group
  • explain how you plan to form the group, and your reasoning for each step
  • explain how they can refer clients on their caseload to you

Cite your sources using APA style and include a reference section at the end of the pamphlet.

working as a school counselor in an elementary school in a rural community

You are working as a school counselor in an elementary school in a rural community. You are also on the city council and are involved in your local faith-based community. As such, you know most people in the community.

You have instituted an abuse prevention program for the school including a component with a series of books and skits. After one of your presentations, you are referred to twins, Jonah and Joann. The children are in fifth grade and have been referred to you after repeatedly showing up at school in the late spring unkempt and wearing long-sleeved shirts, despite the heat and lack of air conditioning in the school. At recess, their teacher notices a series of bruises on their arms. As the teacher, Ms. Jones, makes a referral to you; she says, “I always knew there was a problem with the Johnson twins, but no one dares say anything because of how mean their father is.”.

After some discussion with the children, they disclose that they sometimes get hit or grabbed if they are bad. You see bruises and know that you have to file a report but are concerned about what will happen to the children after you report. Their father has a reputation around town of threatening people and you are worried about what may happen to both you and the children following the report.

Write a 1,500- to 1,750-word paper, based on the case presented above, on prevention methods and interventions in different settings. Include the following in your paper:

  • What are the primary interventions and methods human service professionals use to prevent child abuse and neglect in a family setting?
  • What are the primary interventions and methods human service professionals use to prevent child abuse and neglect in a school setting?
  • What ethical issues arise from working with children in school settings? What other factors must be considered?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab above.

advertising campaigns

Advertisers and marketers use information about our motivations when they create advertising campaigns. Find video clips of commercials for a particular product and identify which motivations are being targeted in the ad.
Create a 350- to 525-word (about 1- to 1 1/2-page) paper about motivation in which you do the following:
•Summarize the commercial.
•Describe the motivation(s) being targeted in the ad. Also consider which motivations aren’t being targeted.
•Compare the different theories of motivation (instinct, evolutionary, drive, arousal, incentive, and hierarchal) and explain their relevance, if any, in the advertisement.
Note. Be sure to properly cite any resources you use.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Hypothesis Testing

Hypothesis Testing Paper “drug addiction math solution”

*****The document is already done, all I need is the math solution to this problem added to this document “Week 5 DPT for addiction Non DPT”. Attached is a sample paper solution of what I need, the excel data numbers that is required to solve the test statistic of this research issue. I have also attached a grading rubric just in case.  Please add the solution to the essay… PAPER IS DUE TODAY****

 

Research Issue: I chose drug addiction. I would like to research the difference between those who seek treatment with drug replacement therapy vs. those who do not use drug replacement therapy.

Attached is the data set for this study.  The numbers in the “No Meds” column indicate the number of months free from addiction without medication.  The numbers in the “Meds” column indicate the number of months free from addiction while taking medication.  I recommend changing the measure to months instead of years given that this study will be current.  It’s hard to track patients for years due to deaths, moving from one location to another, and patients dropping out of the study for one reason or another.  Plus, using months allows continuity with the most recent medications releases in the industry.
 

Pay particular attention to the information on the “t” test for independent means in Chapter 8 of your text – it relates directly to your hypothesis test. (Attached is the excel data to calculate the test statistic)

 

Prepare a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you formulate a hypothesis based on your selected research issue, problem, or opportunity.

Address the following:

  • Describe your selected research issue, problem, or opportunity.
  • Formulate a hypothesis statement concerning your selected research issue, problem, or opportunity.
  • Determine your population and describe which sampling method you would use to generate your sample
  • Describe how you would collect your data, the level of measurement of your data and which statistical technique you would use to analyze the data.  Explain why you chose that statistical technique.

Include a conclusion of your anticipated findings.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Death penalty cases

Human rights and psychologists involved in assessment related to death penalty cases:

The article is attached that should be used

Select a topic from the University of Phoenix Material: Hot Topics Presentation Options.

Obtain instructor approval for your topic chpice prior to beginning work.

Select a case study from the University Library that illustrates your topic.

Develop a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation to brief the class on your topic. Include the following:

  • A properly formatted title slide
  • An agenda for your presentation
  • A definition of which ethical aspirational principle and enforceable standards are relevant
  • An explanation of how the clients in this case study would be affected by unethical disclosure of client information       2-3 slides
  • An explanation of how the issues affect the practice of professional psychology, in regards to professional supervision      2-3 slides
  • An analysis of what the APA Ethics Code would suggest as a resolution to the dispute
  • A discussion on how your research into the dilemma affected your prior views and assumptions
  • A properly formatted reference slide

VISUAL INFORMATION PROCESSING

Write a 1,200- to 1,500-word paper in which you examine visual information processing.Address the following in your paper:

  • Describe visual information processing. (Make sure to explain the structures and the specific processes.)
  • Explain two conditions that impair visual information processing.
  • Discuss current trends in the research of visual information processing and how they advance understanding of visual information processing.

Include at least two scholarly peer-reviewed articles, in addition to the course text.

Course text- Anderson J. R. (2010). Cognitive psychology and its implications (7th ed.). New York, NY: Worth Publishers.

EFFECT OF PERCEPTION, ATTENTION, AND ENCODING ON PERFOMANCE

Create a 5-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation discussing perception, attention, encoding, and performance. Addressthe following in your presentation:

  • The effects of perception, attention, and encoding on performance

Include at least two scholarly peer-reviewed articles, in addition to the course text.
Include speaker notes with your presentation. These should thoroughly explain the bullet points from each slide.
 
Course text book- Anderson J. R. (2010). Cognitive psychology and its implications (7th ed.). New York, NY: Worth Publishers.
 
APA Style

Issues in Premarital Counseling

Steve has asked his girlfriend Nadia to marry him. They dated for a year after meeting in college at a fraternity party. Nadia has been sexually intimate with one other boyfriend, while Steve has had multiple partners.  Both are American, but Nadia’s grandparents are originally from Egypt. Despite different religious backgrounds (Steve is Methodist; Nadia was raised as a Muslim) and cultures, they have a lot in common and both sets of parents are very happy about their engagement. As part of their preparation, they have begun premarital counseling. As Steve and Nadia’s counselor, you know that a discussion of sexuality will be important to their marital success.

  • Describe the important aspects of sexuality (such as arousal and response, intimacy, contraception, etc.) that Nadia and Steve need to discuss. Remember to consider psychological/emotional as well as physical factors.
  • Include a discussion of at least 1 theoretical perspective that you have learned about in this course (e.g., Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love, Masters and Johnson’s work, etc.).
  • What risk factors pertaining to health can you infer might be present from the scenario? What can the couple do to minimize these risks?
  • How will you show cultural competence during your sessions (i.e., what cultural issues should you consider)?

Write an essay that is 3-5 pages in length. Also include a cover page and reference list. Remember to support your arguments with information drawn from the online content, the textbook, and at least one other credible, scholarly source to substantiate the points you are making. You can use relevant Web sites or journal articles as sources for your presentation, but make sure that they are from reputable web and print sources such as the AU online library, or information from .org, .net, or .edu sites as opposed to .com. Please avoid Wikipedia.
Apply APA standards to for writing and citations to your work.
The paper should be double-spaced 12-point typescript, Times Roman font, with 1-inch margins all around, and free from grammatical errors.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Describe the important aspects of sexuality that Nadia and Steve need to discuss. Remember to consider psychological/emotional as well as physical factors. (CO3)
40
Include a discussion of at least 1 theoretical perspective that you have learned about in this course (e.g., Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love, Masters and Johnson’s work, etc.). (CO2)
40
What risk factors pertaining to health can you infer might be present from the scenario? What can the couple do to minimize these risks? (CO3)
40
How will you show cultural competence during your sessions (i.e., what cultural issues should you consider)?(CO1)
36
Organization (12 points):
Introduction, Thesis, Transitions, and Conclusion
Usage and Mechanics (4 points):
Grammar, Spelling, and Sentence structure
APA Elements (12 points):
Attribution, Paraphrasing, and Quotations
Style (16 points):
Audience, and Word Choice
44
Total:
200

Aging in Place for Those with Limited Income

Individuals who have the financial means to do so can purchase the services needed to age in place. For those who don’t have the financial means to purchase services at market rate prices the options become limited if not non-existent. Many low-income seniors depend on either Medicaid waiver or OAA funded community based services however these programs frequently have waiting lists.
Write a 2-3 page paper that discusses potential changes in policy, programming and/or services that could help alleviate the challenges of aging in place for those with limited income.
Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.

Policy and Programmatic Issues of Long-Term Care

In Chapter 11 of The New Politics of Old Age Policy, Hudson notes that to better understand tomorrow’s LTC policy challenges, you need to examine today’s policy and programmatic issues (2014).
Explain one of the issues Hudson identifies in Chapter 11 and discuss the implications it has for the future of long term care services for the older adult.
Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.
 
References
 
Hudson, R. (Ed). (2014). The new politics of old age policy (3rd ed.). Baltimore, John Hopkins.
 

Social Implications of Medical Issues

Final Paper
To complete this assignment, read through the scenario below and address the specific questions and issues indicated. Review the “Introduction to the Miller Family” document for specific information on each member of the family.
Grandmother Ella has been dealing with cancer for years now and has tried alternative remedies and juicing.  She went into remission for some time, but now the cancer has returned and she is in the hospital.  Her husband, of American Indian descent, has his ideas about what needs to be done as Ella comes to the end of her life.  Ella has her preferences, though she is now so weak that she has given up in many ways.  The family members are each experiencing their own fears and are grieving as they face the loss that will occur as Ella’s life comes to a close.  Ella prefers to die at home and has felt stressed by the discord and discomfort of family members since being hospitalized.
You are the social worker for this case.  You meet this family in the hospital setting as they are considering whether the patient will remain there for her final days or whether hospice and palliative care will be provided for her in her home.
For this assignment, you will:

  1. Synthesize the current research that is relevant to this scenario.
  2. Discuss the cultural or traditional issues that could arise at this time.  Consider how the integration of alternative and complementary medicine and beliefs, mainstream medical practices, and cultural/traditional rituals and practices might create issues and what they might include.
    • Describe how the family might react to the following possible scenarios:
      • Ella wishes to stick with alternative and complementary practices.
      • Ella is coerced into following mainstream medical advice.
      • Ella’s husband insists that, as father and husband, his family traditions should be adhered to.
    • Examine the biological basis for care and describe how the choices for care might affect the other family members with respect to their individual problems, if at all.
      • Son Sam, the alcoholic
      • Daughter Lila, with diabetes
      • Grandson Josh, starting to have drug problems
      • Granddaughter Lucy, bipolar with more entrenched drug problems
      • Daughter-in-law, Sarah’s stress related to her family’s medical issues (nephew with leukemia, brother with HIV, and her father’s perspective that they are all “crazy!”)
  3. Discuss the micro, mezzo, and macro influences affecting both the patient and the diverse family members in this scenario as impacted by Ella’s medical condition and prognosis.
    • What are the pertinent and likely family (micro) conflicts and differences, and concerns that could be encountered?
    • How is the neighborhood and extended family (mezzo) reacting to the situation?
    • If she returns home, what considerations need to be taken into account as part of her discharge plan? Using your local area, research and present the needed or preferred community resources (macro) that would be available to them.  Critique the ability of these community resources to adequately meet the needs of this diverse family’s circumstances.
  4. Discuss the relevant medical issues and the advantages and disadvantages of hospital versus home.  When discussing medical issues in this case, use appropriate medical terminology.
  5. Discuss the psychological and social issues that are present and will possibly be more pronounced at this stressful time.  How has the fact that this illness has been ongoing (chronic) impacted the family?
  6. Analyze the current scenario as it pertains to diversity, as well as to cultural, psychological, and social perspectives and influences, taking into account the stories that you have been discussing throughout the course.
  7. Discuss the impact of lifespan development on the perspectives of the various members of the family (i.e., their intellect, cognitive abilities, insight, and judgment) as well as their sociocultural perspectives, preferences, understandings, and positions on the situation.

Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:

  1. Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a title page with the following:
    1. Title of paper
    2. Student’s name
    3. Course name and number
    4. Instructor’s name
    5. Date submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  6. Must use at least three scholarly sources.
  7. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

 

personality theories

Explore the various components of different personality theories to see what fits with your personal concept of how a personality is formed. Understanding the pros and cons of these major theories will assist you in developing a foundation towards mastering personality formation.
Write 1  per theory, discussing the strengths and weaknesses of each of the following personality theories.

  • The Big 5
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sheldon’s Body Types
  • Roger’s Phenomenological

Stress Coping

Debates on Stress Coping

Lazarus’s cognitive approach suggests that the way you cope with stress is based on your mental process of how you interpret and appraise a stressful situation in which the level of appraisal determines the level of stress and the unique coping strategies used (Lazarus & Folkman, 1984). According to Lazarus, there are specific events or stressors that influence an individual’s cognitions of an event, known as appraisals, and your coping strategies refer to your cognitive and behavioral efforts to master the stressful event (Franken, 2007). The primary appraisal assesses whether the situation is threatening, and the secondary appraisal assesses how we should cope with the stress (Lazarus & Folkman, 1984).

Another most debated gender stress–coping study has been the topic of orientation regarding gender and stress. Stress theory is often used to explain the relationship between social disadvantage and health (Scheid & Horwitz, 1999). Stress theory provides a useful approach to understand the relationship between pervasive prejudice and discrimination and health outcomes, but the predictions based on the theory need to be carefully investigated (Aneshensel & Pearlin, 1987).

Another debate on stress coping focuses on role overload. Balancing both work and family often causes a role overload (Barnette & Gareis, 2008). Others see role stress as significant because it explains why women experience more stressful events and strain than men. Poverty also presents a risk for mental disorders for women; statistics show that those who live in poverty are at least two and a half times more likely to receive a mental health diagnosis than those who are not poor (Mossakowski, 2008).

Even if women as a group are not exposed to more stress than men, it is plausible that some subgroups of women—poor women, black women, and single mothers—are disadvantaged in significant ways (Acker, 2000).

In a 2- to 3-page analysis paper in a Microsoft Word document, address the following:

  • Do women and men have different coping styles for stress? Evidence with regard to stress and gender has been mixed for decades. Compare the coping styles for stress of both men and women. Support your reasoning with research.
  • Do you feel that men are exposed to more stress than women or vice versa? Why or why not?
  • Some argue that female gender groups are more stressed than lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) genders. Some are of the opinion that lesbian and bisexual women are exposed to greater stress than heterosexual women because of added disadvantaged sexual minority status and that lesbian and bisexual women are exposed to greater stress than gay and bisexual men because of their added disadvantaged gender status. On the basis of your readings, experiences, and research, what are your findings?

References:

Acker, J. (2000). Rewriting class, race, and gender: Problems in feminist rethinking.
In M. M. Ferre, J. Lorber, & B. B. Hess (Eds.), Revisiting gender (pp. 3–43).
Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press.

Aneshensel, C. S., & Pearlin, L. I. (1987). The structural contexts of sex differences
in stress. In R. C. Barnett, L. Biener L, & G. K. Baruck (Eds.), Gender and
stress
(pp. 75–95). New York, NY: Free Press.

Barnett, R. C., & Gareis, K. C. (2008). Community: The critical missing link in
work-family research. In A. Marcus-Newhall, D. F. Halpern, & S. J. Tan
(Eds.), Changing realities of work and family: A multidisciplinary approach
(pp. 71–84). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Franken, R. E. (2007). Human motivation (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson.

Lazarus, R. S., & Folkman, S. (1984). Stress, appraisal, and coping. New York, NY:
Springer.

Mossakowski, K. (2008). Dissecting the influence of race, ethnicity, and
socioeconomic status on mental health in young adulthood. Research on
Aging
, 30(6), 649–671.

Scheid, T. L., & Horwitz, A. V. (1999). The social context of mental health and
illness. In A. F. Horwitz & T. L. Scheid (Eds.), A handbook for the study
of mental health: Social contexts, theories, and systems
(pp. 151–160).
Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Adler's theory – Social Interest

Social Interest

A key component of Adler’s theory is what he calls “social interest.” He maintains that social interest is an important criterion for a healthy personality. Adler also talks about inferiority and compensation in his theory of personality.

On the basis of your understanding on “social interest”, discuss the following:

  • Write about a public figure from popular culture, such as politics, movies, or television.
  • Explain how social interest is or was a factor in his or her personality development.
  • Explain how factors such as inferiority and compensation are displayed in your subject’s personality.

Support your responses with examples.

Cite any sources in APA format.

Theories of Development and Application

Description

In this assignment, you will explore and apply theories of development to your personal experiences.

Background

Understanding theories of development is key in psychology. All people proceed through specific areas of change and growth in key areas as they go through life. Whatever path we take in life, understanding theories of development will assist us in motivating and guiding others, as well as understanding ourselves.

 Instructions

 Apply the theories of development to your personal life experience by answering each of the following questions.

  1. Jean Piaget’s Stage Theory of Cognitive Development: At what age do you feel you entered the stage of Formal Operational Thought? Explain the stage briefly and then focus on providing examples of ways your thinking has shifted to indicate you have developed into this stage of reasoning. (For instance, provide an example of how your views of justice or morality have shifted as you’ve matured.)
  1. Developmental Stage Theory of Erik Erikson: Choose one stage from Erikson’s Developmental Stage Theory and apply it to your own life. Explain the stage, age that it occurs, and how the central challenge of that stage played out in your life. What was the outcome of this stage for you? Did anything happen in your life prior to that stage that affected the outcome? How does the outcome from that stage affect how you are today? Provide specific details that demonstrate your understanding of the stage you choose.
  1. Lawrence Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development: Considering the moral or ethical decisions that you have made in your life, describe one decision you made based on one of the three levels of moral development. Be sure to clearly explain the level of moral development and clearly identify the underlying ethical reasoning behind your decision. (For instance, you may explain a decision you made based on Preconventional morality when you were a child, or you may focus on a decision you made from a higher level of development as an adult.)
  1. Developmental Milestones: Motor Development. The unfolding of biological potential is known as “maturation.” Motor skill development in babies is mostly controlled by the process of maturation. Think about a child that you have known (yourself, your own child, a friend or family member). Describe how the child progressed from rolling over, to sitting, standing, and walking. At what age did each milestone occur? Did the development occur in a “typical” sequence based on what you’ve learned in your text? Is there anything that occurred in the child’s environment that either delayed motor development or facilitated it? What is the difference between “maturation” and “learning,” based on your readings and observation?

Your response should be a 3–4-page Microsoft Word document written in a clear, concise, and organized manner. Be sure to demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

APA format, clear, consice answers and examples. Plagiarism free, references included.

 
Discussion 1
 “Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination” Please respond to the following:
 •Describe an experience you have had or observed in which stereotyping and prejudice led to discrimination. Speculate on the primary causes that led to the behavior of discrimination. (Do not use the names of people you discuss.)
 
•From the e-Activity, describe at least two (2) examples of ways stereotyping and prejudice influence the attitudes and behavior of those in criminal justice careers such as police officer, district attorneys, and / or judges. Suggest at least one (1) way society can provide an environment that helps people overcome these attitudes and behavior.
 Discussion 2
 
“Diversity” Please respond to the following:
 
•Consider various issues involved with diversity and ways diversity influences students’ attitudes and behavior in schools. Take a position on whether diversity fosters or prevents discord or leads to delinquent behavior. Support your response with reasons and examples.
 
•Discuss at least two (2) ways diversity can be used to foster respect for differences, tolerance, and acceptance of people and practices of other cultures.

Abnormal Psychology

Part 1:

The definition of abnormal behavior has been scrutinized and redefined due to the varying perspectives and theories. The terms adaptive and maladaptive have been used to describe a continuum of behaviors from what would be functional to those that would significantly disrupt the functioning of an individual’s daily life.

  • Describe the major schools of thought concerning abnormal behavior. Which one do you think is the most plausible definition based on today’s world view regarding abnormal behavior? Explain your rationale for making this choice utilizing your course and text readings.
  • Describe the term maladaptive and how it is used in the context of abnormal psychology. Using examples, explain the difference between adaptive and maladaptive behaviors.

Part 2:

The diagnosis of a mental disorder is based on a specific set of criteria derived from case studies and research. DSM-5 provides a system of diagnosing mental disorders based on established symptoms and conditions. A diagnosis is a shorthand method to describe a set of particular symptoms for a disorder. Improper use of a diagnosis can have a negative impact when it is used to label individuals.

  • Review current information on the use of the DSM-5 and explain how diagnostic criteria are used to establish a mental illness.
  • Describe some of the issues regarding labeling individuals with a mental disorder. Explain some ways in which the mental health field and the public in general have lessened this issue.

As in all assignments, make sure to cite your sources in your work and provide references for those citations utilizing APA format.

Case Study Analysis

The first step in understanding the behaviors that are associated with mental disorders is to be able to differentiate the potential symptoms of a mental disorder from the everyday fluctuations or behaviors that we observe. Read the following brief case histories.

Case Study 1:

Bob is a very intelligent, 25-year-old member of a religious organization based on Buddhism. Bob’s working for this organization has caused considerable conflict between him and his parents, who are devout Baptists. Recently, Bob has experienced acute spells of nausea and fatigue that have prevented him from working and have forced him to return home to live with his parents. Various medical tests are being conducted, but as yet, no physical causes for his problems have been found.

Case Study 2:

Mary is a 30-year-old musician who is very dedicated and successful in her work as a teacher in a local high school and as a part-time member of local musical groups. Since her marriage five years ago, which ended in divorce after six months, she has dated very few men. She often worries about her time running out for establishing a good relationship with a man, getting married, and raising a family. Her friends tell her she gets way too anxious around men, and, in general, she needs to relax a little.

Case Study 3:

Jim was vice-president of the freshmen class at a local college and played on the school’s football team. Later that year, he dropped out of these activities and gradually became more and more withdrawn from friends and family. Neglecting to shave and shower, he began to look dirty and unhealthy. He spent most of his time alone in his room and sometimes complained to his parents that he heard voices in the curtains and in the closet. In his sophomore year, he dropped out of school entirely. With increasing anxiety and agitation, he began to worry that the Nazis were plotting to kill his family and kidnap him.

Case Study 4:

Larry, a 37-year-old gay man, has lived for three years with his partner, whom he met in graduate school. Larry works as a psychologist in a large hospital. Although competent in his work, he often feels strained by the pressures of his demanding position. An added source of tension on the job is his not being out with his co-workers, and, thus, he is not able to confide in anyone or talk about his private life. Most of his leisure activities are with good friends who are also part of the local gay community.

  1. For each case, identify the individual’s behaviors that seem to be problematic for the patient.
  2. For each case study, explain from the biological, psychological, or socio-cultural perspective your decision-making process for identifying the behaviors that may or may not have been associated with the symptoms of a mental disorder.

Based on your course and text readings, provide an explanation why you would consider some of these cases to exhibit behaviors that may be associated with problems that occur in everyday life, while others could be associated with symptoms of a of a mental disorder.
Do not attempt to label or diagnose the mental disorder; there is not enough information in the case study. Just look at the behaviors presented.
 
 
Must be ApA formatted

State of America's Children

State of America’s Children
In today’s global world, how do the children of the U.S. fare? Are they prepared to compete in the international arena? The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a nonprofit child advocacy organization that provides a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. The State of America’s Children 2014 is the CDF’s report highlighting some crucial issues affecting our children today. Visit the CDF Web site and read the report:
Children’s Defense Fund (CDF). (2014). State of America’s children 2014. Retrieved from http://www.childrensdefense.org/library/state-of-americas-children/
Select a topic of interest to you from the report’s table of contents (after pulling up the website, you can scroll down to select a topic). Write a research paper on the topic. Be sure to include the following:

  • Present the CDF findings on the topic in a table or graph that you create. Note how different populations are affected. For example, you might compare your state to national statistics or compare the top or bottom states on the topic you chose, compare racial/ethnic group data, etc.
  • Research the selected topics using at least one additional resource. The data and research publication sections at the CDF Web site offer useful publications.
  • Identify and analyze the main issues and discuss them in the context of relevant developmental theory, as well as societal influences. Why is this data and the information you researched important to understand in the context of child development?
  • Present your conclusions and support them with research information. What recommendations would you offer to address this issue for future generations?

Write a 4-5 page research paper in Word format. Be sure to include introductory and concluding paragraphs in your paper, anda title page, an abstract, and a reference page. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention LastnameFirstInitial_M2_A2.doc.
By Monday, May 25, 2015, deliver your research paper to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
 
Presents the CDF findings on the topic in a table or graph created by the student and notes how different populations are affected. Researches the selected topics using at least one additional resource.
Identifies and analyzes the main issues and discusses them in the context of relevant developmental theory, as well as societal influences.
Explains why these data and the information researched are important to understand in the context of child development.
Presents conclusions and supports them with research information. Provides recommendations to address this issue for future generations.
Writes in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Promoting Cognitive Development

Promoting Cognitive Development

As you have learned in your readings, Piaget, Erikson, Skinner, and Vygotsky took different approaches to child development. One’s theoretical perspective influences approaches to child development. The Jacksons are a young couple living in Centervale. They have approached Keith, the child development consultant, for advice on how to promote and nurture the cognitive development of their preschooler Jasmine.
Watch the following video to learn more about the similarities and differences of developmental theories. Study of the Child: Theories of Development I, produced by Herzog, Milan & Herzog, Shanta (Learning Seed, 1997), 29:02 mins obtained from Alexander Street Press Education in Video from AUO Library.

  • Compare and contrast the approaches of each of the four perspectives (Piaget, Erikson, Skinner, and Vygotsky).
  • Explain how each theorist would approach the issue of cognitive development in early childhood. Describe how Keith’s advice to Jasmine’s parents might vary depending on his theoretical perspective.
  • What role would society and family play in Jasmine’s cognitive development at this stage of development? What cultural, psychosocial and physical influences will be seen?
  • Incorporate information learned in your readings and at least one peer-reviewed* article from the AUO library to support your conclusions.

* Peer reviewed means an article from a reputable journal, which can be found in the library. Peer reviewed indicates that other professionals in the field have reviewed and deemed it worthy of publication, in contrast to much if what we find online: someone posting something they want, without someone else verifying that their methods were rigorous enough and the study is valid.  Use your book and course lectures as your primary resources, as well as articles from our library. If you must supplement from a website, do NOT use .coms. Instead, look for .org, .gov, and sometimes .edu for more reputable sources. Never use Wikipedia or about.com.
Write a 6-7 page paper in Word format. Be sure to include introductory and concluding paragraphs in your paper, a title page and a reference page.  Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_LASA1.doc.
By May 28, 2015, deliver your assignment to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
 
Analyzed the approaches of each of the four theoretical perspectives (Piaget, Erikson, Skinner, and Vygotsky).
Explained how each theorist would approach the issue of cognitive development in early childhood. Described how Keith’s advice to Jasmine’s parents might vary depending on his theoretical perspective.
Explained the importance of society and family play in cognitive development during early childhood.
Discussed the cultural, psychosocial and physical influences on cognitive development in early childhood.
Incorporated information from the module readings and at least one peer-reviewed article to support conclusions.
Style (4 points): Tone, audience, and word choice
Organization (12 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion
Usage and Mechanics (12 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure
APA Elements (16 points): In text citations and references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style

Self-Esteem in Children

Assignment 1: Self-Esteem in Children

In the US, a common worry of parents is whether their children have a high self-esteem.  In the age of increased awareness of the ramifications of bullying behavior (physical, verbal, and relational-aggression), as well as increased competition it is no wonder parents are concerned.  Aleksandar is a coordinator of athletic programs for Centervale.  In the past, parents have insisted on participation trophies for all kids playing sports between the ages of 5 and 11.  There is currently a debate in Centervale regarding whether participation trophies for everyone should continue through middle school as well.  Some parents think it will help with self-esteem, while other parents recall never getting participation trophies when they were growing up and think losing can be a good lesson.  Think about what you have learned in this module about physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development in middle childhood.

  1. What type of parenting style would lend itself well to creating a healthy self-esteem? Why?
  2. What would your recommendation be to the sports organizer who wonders if everyone should receive a trophy just for participating?
  3. What arguments can be made on both sides of the debate?
  4. Remember to support your responses by citing your weekly readings from the online notes and the textbook.

Write your initial response in 4–5 paragraphs. Support your statements with readings and research. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
By June 1, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area.

Family Dynamics

Assignment 2: Family Dynamics

Family dynamics play a major role in how children develop. These influences include structure, expectations, parenting styles, and involvement. To understand more about how childhood experiences with your family have influenced current identification of self, take a few minutes and think back to those days.

  • Analyze the role that family structure, expectations, parenting styles, and involvement of caregivers played in your development.
  • Reflect on your experiences and share any that you are comfortable sharing. You can use questions such as the following to guide your reflection:
    • What was the best thing that your family said about you or did for you? Try to remember one exact day when that was said or done for you. Which person did this? Remember now what you felt then. When do you feel this way now?
    • Did you have a nickname? How did you feel about it?
    • Did family members tell you what you would end up being or doing? Was it what you wanted to be or do? How did you respond?
    • How do you think your family would have described you to a close friend of theirs? What were they most concerned about for you?
  • Would you do or react to things differently now than you did then? Why?
  • Make sure you evaluate your experiences in the context of major theories and concepts of cognitive, social, and physical development during middle childhood. Support your responses by citing information from the online notes and textbook and other scholarly sources.For example, describe the cognitive stage you might have been in at the time of specific events, according to Piaget, Erikson, or Freud. How did this influence how you interpreted the events?  You can also discuss the parenting style that you think was used by your parents/caregivers.

Write a 3–4-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.
By June 5, deliver your assignment to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
 
Analyzed reflection on childhood influences, such as (family structure, expectations, parenting styles, and involvement of caregivers) and the role they played in development.
Reflected on whether they do or react to things differently now than they did then and explained why.
Evaluated their experiences in the context of major theories and concepts of cognitive, social, and physical development during middle childhood. Supported responses by citing information from the online notes and textbook and other scholarly sources.
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Transitioning to Young Adulthood

Assignment 2: Transitioning to Young Adulthood

Would it surprise you to learn that this quote is attributed to Socrates (469-399 B.C.)? As children grow through middle childhood and into adolescence, they assert their autonomy more and more, becoming less likely to conform with parental influence as they form their own identities. Review the stages of development covered in this course (including cognitive, socioemotional, and physical) and the main concepts you have learned in this module, including autonomy, identity formation, and relationships.

  1. What have you learned about development during adolescence that might explain how this quote can apply to modern day adolescents, as well as those who lived centuries ago?
  2. Although there might be general similarities, are there some differences that modern-day parents need to consider as well?
  3. What advice might you give a modern-day parent for relating to his or her teen, based on what you have learned?
  4. Based on your readings for this course, do you think research on development supports adolescence as a time of turmoil, identity formation, and/or peer pressure?
  5. Remember to support your responses.

Write your initial response in 4-5 paragraphs. Support your statements with citations from your text, online notes and other scholarly sources. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
By June 10, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area.

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Professional Psychology

Write a 1,750- to 2,100-word paper in which you examine the legal aspects of recordkeeping and providing expert testimony. As part of your examination, address the following items:

 

 

  • Analyze the ethical issues related to documenting informed consent and ethical release of treatment and assessment records.
  • Which enforceable standards are relevant to the release of treatment-related materials and disclosure of information arising out of treatment?
  • Provide specific examples of what each enforceable standard requires or prohibits.
  • Provide a rationale for your proposed actions in your example and why they are consistent with ethical guidelines.
  • Evaluate the legal issues associated with assessment, testing, and diagnosis documentation in professional psychology.
  • What specific legal issues can arise in documenting assessment, testing, and diagnosis?

 

  • Provide specific examples that support your evaluation.

 

  • Provide a rationale for your proposed actions in your example and why they are consistent with legal requirements.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

Sexual Prejudice

In a five paragraph essay, compare and contrast what national surveys reveal about the extent of sexual prejudice in the United States.
 
APA format

Prejudice, Stereotypes, and Discrimination

In many cases, prejudice stems from the unknown. As individuals, we tend to migrate toward those who may look like us, act like us, and think like us. As a result, it may be difficult for us to open our minds and embrace those whose values, beliefs, and overall sense of self differ from our own.
For this assignment, compose a paper that is three to four pages in length.  In your paper, discuss the impacts of prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination in the context of social psychology.  Be sure to address the following points:
1.   Define and describe the following terms: prejudice, stereotype, discrimination, and ingroup vs. outgroup. Based on your own experiences in the social world, can you relate to any of these terms? Do you identify with a particular term? Why or why not?
2.   Examine the social, cognitive, and societal origins of prejudice and stereotypes. Be sure to include specific information regarding categorization, such as ingroup favoritism and the outgroup homogeneity effect, norms, competition for resources, and social inequalities. Of the categories presented, which do you think are the most significant in our society and in your particular community?
3.   Analyze the influences that promote stereotyping, and offer strategies to reduce prejudice. What are the consequences of stereotyping and discrimination? Who does this behavior hurt, and in what ways does it hurt them? Are we inadvertently creating self-fulfilling prophecies in our society? If so, how can we take steps to improve attitudes, judgments, and behaviors?
Your paper must include an introduction, a thesis statement, and a conclusion. Your completed assignment should be three to four pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), include a minimum of three references, and follow APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

SCENARIO ANALYSES

The following scenarios present various cases related to child abuse and neglect. Evaluate each one and write a response to the corresponding questions.

Write a 350- to 500-word response to the question for each scenario.

Read the following Practicums from Family Violence:

  • Practicum on p. 102 in Ch. 4
  • “Emotional Neglect or Bad Parenting?” on p. 107 in Ch. 4

Answer the following:

  • Determine if the scenarios constitute child neglect or bad parenting.
  • What are the types of child neglect?
  • What are some indicators of child neglect in these and other cases?
  • As a human services professional, what are some misconceptions to consider when evaluating such cases?

Read the following Practicums from Family Violence:

  • Practicum on p. 54 in Ch. 2
  • Practicum on p. 48 in Ch. 2

Answer the following:

  • Based on the scenarios, do you think the mothers are responsible for their children’s physical abuse? Justify your answer.
  • What are some indicators of physical child abuse in these and other cases?
  • What are the long-term effects of physical abuse on a child and his or her family?

Read the following scenario:

You have been asked to work with a 12-year old girl who was tearful and reported that she was “touched” by her cousin during a sleepover last weekend. After some investigation and a physical examination, you find out that she was approached by her 16-year old cousin and fondled.
You report the case to law enforcement and the older cousin is charged with sexual abuse.
Answer the following questions:

  • What could be some consequences of sexual abuse on the individual because of this event?
  • What role should the family play in the healing process of a sexually abused victim?
  • What could be sexual abuse indicators in cases where abuse is not evident?

Format your summaries consistent with APA guidelines.

Evidence-Based Clinical Question Search Assignment

Purpose:

The purpose of this Assignment is to give you a practical application to implement your PICOT idea, supported by the evidence-based research you have obtained in during your systematic review. You will apply evidence-based research findings, discovered from your clinical question, and then integrate those to support your suggested change in nursing practice.

Directions:

  1. Identify your refined PICOT question.
  2. Using PubMed and the Cochrane collaboration database, do a systematic review of your clinical question.
  3. Describe your systematic review and include an errors analysis.
  4. Determine an evidence-based qualitative article from the search that contains an evidence-based randomized control trial.
  5. Summarize the case study selected.
  6. Describe the study approach, sample size, and population studied.
  7. Apply the evidence from this review to your practice specifically in your overview.
  8. Evaluate the outcomes, identifying the validity and reliability.
  9. Discuss if the study contained any bias.
  10. Determine the level of evidence identified in the review.
  11. The length should be no less than 10 Pages in APA format.

 
My PICOT question is
For individuals with history of alcohol abuse (P) would providing alcohol brief interventions (ABI) (I) help prevent relapse (O) for a period of at least 12 consecutive months (T) compared to individuals that choose to manage their addiction with the standard treatment or no treatment at all(C)?
Use articles from the ones below or others but from PUBMed or Cochrane databases
 
 
 
References
 
Bager, P., & Vilstrup, H. (2010). Post Discharge Brief Interventions Increases the Frequency of Alcohol Abstinence-A Randomized Trial. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 21, 37-41. http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/10884601003628104
 
Clossick, E., & Woodward, S. (2014, June). Effectiveness of Alcohol Brief Interventions in General Practice. British Journal of Nursing, 23, 574-580. Retrieved from http://eds.a.ebscohost.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=4f5c8a27-1cf5-4ec2-ba30-11bdb341896d%40sessionmgr4004&vid=8&hid=4103
 
Conner, K., Huguet, N., Caetano, R., Giesbrecht, N., McFarland, B., Nolte, K. B., & Kaplan, M. S. (2014). Acute Use of Alcohol and Methods of Suicide in a U.S National Sample. American Journal of Public Health, 104, 171-178. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.2105/AJPH.2013.301352
 
Cund, A. (2013, January). Alcohol education revisited: Exploring how much time we devote to alcohol education in the nursing curriculum. Nurse Education in Practice, 13, 35-39. http://dx.doi.org/dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2012.07.005
 
Govier, A., & Rees, C. (2013, August 14). Reducing alcohol-related health risks: the role of the nurse. Nursing Standard, 50, 42-46. Retrieved from http://eds.a.ebscohost.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=4f5c8a27-1cf5-4ec2-ba30-11bdb341896d%40sessionmgr4004&vid=54&hid=4103
 
Keating, G. (2014, January). Nalmefene: a guide to its use in alcohol dependence. Drugs and Therapy Perspectives, 30, 10-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40267-013-0093-1
 
Maisel, N., Blodgett, J. C., Wilbourne, P., Humphreys, K., & Finney, J. W. (2013, February). Meta-Analysis of Naltrexone and Acramprosate for Treating Alcohol Use Disorders:  When are these medications most helpful? Addiction, 108, 275-293. http://dx.doi.org/:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.04054.x
 
Montoya, I. (2013, Winter). The Pathology of Alcohol Use and Abuse. Clinical Laboratory Science, 26, 15-22. Retrieved from http://eds.a.ebscohost.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=4f5c8a27-1cf5-4ec2-ba30-11bdb341896d%40sessionmgr4004&vid=47&hid=4103
 
Nick, H., & McCambridge, J. (2013, Frebruary 13). Post Treatment Stage of Change Predicts 12 months Outcome of Treatment for Alcohol Problems. Alcohol and Alcoholholism, 48, 329-336. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agt006
 
Nielsen, P. (2010). Brief Alcohol Intervention, where to from here? Challlenges Remain for Research and Practice. Society for the Study of Addiction, 954-959. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02779.x
 
Pengpid, S., Pelzer, K., Skaal, L., Van Der Heever, H., & Van Hal, G. (2012). Screening and brief intervention for alcohol problems in Dr George Mukhari Hospital out- patients in Gauteng, South Africa: a single- blinded randomized controlled trial protocol. BMC Public Health, 12(127), 1-6. Retrieved from http://eds.a.ebscohost.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=4f5c8a27-1cf5-4ec2-ba30-11bdb341896d%40sessionmgr4004&vid=11&hid=4103
 
Saitz, R. (2010, November). Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in Primary Care:  Absence of Evidence for Efficacy in People with Dependence or Very Heavy Drinking. Drug and Alcohol Review, 29, 631-640. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-3362.2010.00217.x
 
Trevisan, L. (2014, May 9). Elderly Alcohol Use Disorders: Epidemiology, Screening, and Assessment Issues. Psychiatric Times, 31(5), 1-4. Retrieved from http://eds.a.ebscohost.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=4f5c8a27-1cf5-4ec2-ba30-11bdb341896d%40sessionmgr4004&vid=15&hid=4103
 
Williams, E. C., Johnson, L., Lapham, G. T., & Caldeiron, R. M. (2011). Strategies to Implement Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in Primary Care Settings: A Structured Literature Review. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 25, 206-214. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0022102
 
World Health Organization. (2014). Screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol use. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/mental_health/mhgap/evidence/alcohol/q1/en/
 
 
Please see Grading rubric  attached in order to cover all points
 

Child and adolescent psychology

You learned in your readings that parenting practices and techniques used to shape child development are influenced by many factors including culture, socioeconomic status, non-normative life events, and cohort effects. To understand cohort effects, consider that the experiences of a child growing up in the 1940s are different in many ways from a child growing up today.
Read the article: Kotchick, B.A. & Forehand, R. (2002). Putting parenting in perspective: A discussion of the contextual factors that shape parenting practices. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 11(3), 255-269.
http://www.thecampuscommon.com/library/ezproxy/ticketdemocs.asp?sch=auo&turl=http://search.proquest.com/docview/210500919
Synthesize what you learned in your readings as well as the above article to address the following:

  • Using the chart/table below, list at least 4 parenting practices of 3 generations. (Note: Parenting practices are not the same as parenting styles, which will be discussed later in the course). You can describe parenting practices of 3 generations of your family members, another family you interview, or general practices of generations based on research you find. For example, how did each generation address issues such as education, extracurricular activities, breastfeeding, sleeping arrangements, religious involvement, etc.?  Include brief demographic information (e.g., sex, age, region of the country) Note: 3 different generations means 3 different time periods, not 3 different people.
  • Now review the chart/table and discuss the following:
    • How were the parenting practices similar and different between generations?
    • Explain the concept of cohort effects. What cohort effects (e.g. historical or social events) might have influenced the parenting practices of each generation you described?
    • Identify and explain contextual factors (other than cohort effects) described by Kotchick and Forehand (2002) that might have influenced the parenting practices of each generation you described.
    • Why is it important to understand contextual factors, including cohort effects, when researching differences in parenting practices?
Generation 1: Years children were raised (19XX-XXXX) Generation 2: Years Generation 3: Years
Parenting Practice 1: Education
Parenting Practice 2:
Parenting Practice 3:
Parenting Practice 4:

Present the chart or table and your comments in a 3-page paper in Word format. Be sure to include introductory and concluding paragraphs in your paper, and an APA style reference page. Apply APA standards to citation of sources

Golden Personality Inventory PSY-101

Summary should be at least 2-3 pages in length. Support with cited evidence from the reading and/or other sources as needed by including a list of informal citations. Include an informal list of resources at the end of the assessment for all sources used. APA is not required. Although if you are directly quoting something or someone other than yourself that must be in quotation marks. (See notes at the seminar level for more information on APA and citations)
 
o    Do you agree or disagree with the results? Explain.
o    Using the results of this assessment and the content of your textbook in Chapter 9, 10, & 17, how can you use this information to become more effective within your relationships? In particular address the following:
o

  • What personality traits might help or hinder workplace relationships?
  • How can you use the information you learned from this assessment to help you avoid and/or manage workplace conflict?
  • Does your personality type tend to lead you have higher or lower stress levels? How can you use this information to improve effectiveness?

o    Identify two things you can be more aware of (or do differently) to improve human relations as a result of what you learned from this exercise.
Golden Personality Type Profiler
Questions to Think About
 
Some important questions for students to ask themselves in their reflection piece needto address their understanding of all the different personality preferences, including their own.  In an effort to improve human relations, understanding your own preferences and where the other person is coming from is key. These questions are to help stimulate thinking about the assignment. You do NOT have to complete written responses to these questions. Rather, they will help you complete the assignment.
 
For the introvert/extravert dichotomy, consider the following questions:

  1. What do you like about being an Extravert or an Introvert?
  2. What perceptions do you think others have of your type?
  3. What frustrates you about opposite type adults?
  4. What do you like or admire about your opposite type?
  5. List some situations in which your preference towards extraversion or introversion has been an asset and/or has worked against you.

 
For the sensing/intuitive dichotomy, consider the following questions:

  1. Think about aspects of your relationships at work and home in which
    your preference for Sensing or Intuition has been an asset, and list a few examples here.
  2. List some situations in which your preference has worked against you.
  3. Are there specific behaviors you think should be modified, or that you have already modified, for you to be more effective in your home and work relationships?
  4. Discuss how your Sensing or Intuition preference has been frustrating for you or for others at work and home.

 
For the thinking/feeling dichotomy, consider the following questions:

  1. Think about aspects of your relationships at work and home in which
    your preference for Thinking or Feeling has been an asset, and list a few examples here.
  2. List some situations in which your preference has worked against you.
  3. Are there specific behaviors you think should be modified, or that you have already modified, for you to be more effective in your home and work relationships?
  4. Discuss how your Thinking or Feeling preference plays out when you are having
    • An impersonal, fact-based conflict
    • A personal conflict

 
For the judging/perceiving dichotomy, consider the following questions:

  1. Think about aspects of your relationships at work and home in which
    your preference for Judging or Perceiving has been an asset, and list a few examples here.
  2. Recall some instances or situations where you could have been more effective.
  3. Are there specific behaviors affected by your Judging or Perceiving preference you think should be modified, or that you have already modified, for you to be more effective in your home and work relationships?

 

  • (20 points)
  1. Discusses agreement or disagreement with results of personality inventory.
  • (25 points)

.2. Discusses what personality traits might help or hinder workplace relationships.
 

  • (25 points) Discusses how the information learned from the personality assessment can be used to help avoid and/or manage workplace conflict.

 

  1. (30 points) Discusses whether personality type identified from assessment tends to lead to higher or lower stress levels. Explains how this information can be used to improve effectiveness in regard to stress.

 

  1. (30 points)

Identify two things to be more aware of (or do differently) to improve human relations as a result of what was learned from this exercise.
 

  1. Writing Mechanics

(10 points)
sentence structure, run-ons, fragments, agreement, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, etc.

  1. Writing Organization
    (10 points)

 
Coherence: all writing fits together, makes sense, and flows in effective order – beginning, middle,      end Clarity: all writing is consistent and logical

Alcohol Rehabilitation

Spend this week searching academic databases (EBSCO or ProQuest) for 4-5 sources for your Research Proposal.  Be sure the journal articles, books, websites are “Primary Resources” that deal specifically with your narrowed-down topic. If you need help, go to/ or call the campus library and the librarians will help you.
Actual Assignment: 
Part 1: Use the “graphic organizer” provided to help you keep track of your research and decide if a source is appropriate for your topic. Also, use it to take preliminary notes for your project. Here’s the Link:  Resource Search.docxPreview the documentView in a new window
Part 2: Reading Abstracts and Note-taking:

Using academic research databases, continue searching for scholarly resources which can be used in your research project. After reading the abstracts associated with each journal article/book summary, narrow down and select 4-5 publications/journal articles that you think contribute best to your research topic and begin taking notes on each source. Be careful NOT to “Cut and Paste” directly out of your sources. This will cause you to “plagiarize” unintentionally down the road! Instead, take notes by creating a document for note-taking on each source and type your notes. Decide how they fit into your basic research design and what they contribute. (For example: great statistics for your project, a different point of view or finding, former research projects that support your proposal of study or maybe even a film or documentary).
These research notes should be typed and added onto the graphic organizer you just completed.

Stress and Coping

There are many different types of stress and various impacts that stressful situations can have on all areas of our health. Review these possible stress-provoking situations.

  • Sally is a hardworking young professional who was applauded for her work performance and given more responsibility. After a few months there is a rapid decline in her productivity and she is seen withdrawing from work. Sally’s new manager constantly criticizes her for her lack of productivity, which makes her performance worse, and causes her more worry.
  • Nancy is ready to leave the house for work and spills coffee on her clean work clothes. Then, she finds that her car will not start. When she tries to call for help, she realizes her cell phone is disconnected because she did not pay the bill. She starts to cry.
  • Bob found out that one of his best friends just died. The funeral will be held next week.
  • Tom is called at work and told that he needs to pick up his teenage son from school. This is the second time this year that his son has been sent home for fighting. Tom’s boss is not happy that he requests to leave work early.
  • Tracy, a single mother, finds she doesn’t have enough money left to buy food for her children before her next paycheck in two weeks. This is the third time this year she has struggled to put food on the table.

Choose one situation to evaluate and answer the following questions:

  • Does this represent chronic or acute stress?
  • What type of response might the body and brain be experiencing to manage the stressor?
  • What would be the goal for coping with this stress? (eliminate, reduce, tolerate)
  • What type of coping strategy should be implemented—emotion-focused coping or problem-directed coping? How would the individual employ this approach? In other words, using this type of coping strategy, what could he or she doto cope with the stressor? Give 2 examples.
  • Write 2 “coping self-statements” the individual might make in response to this stressor. You will find some examples of coping self-statements in your textbook.
  • What are some of the potential long-term impacts on this individual’s health if he or she does not find a way to cope with this stressor?

Please be sure you address each question, using terms and concepts from your text. A good initial discussion response should be at least 150–250 words in length. In order to earn full credit for participation, you must respond to two or more classmates in a substantive manner before the end of the module.

Piaget and Kohlberg

Both Piaget’s Model of Cognitive Development and Kohlberg’s Model of Moral Development are outlined in stages, with one stage building off of the previous stage. Put yourself in the role of parent, teacher and juvenile justice judge and then in each role identify why it would be necessary to understand the cognitive/moral stage from which a child is operating. What are the most important aspects these development models for a parent, teacher and judge to be aware of? Provide examples and be sure to include specific stage characteristics.

The threat of SARS case study

The Threat of SARS Case Study
Based on your understanding of the SARS case study, create a 2- to 3-page document in Microsoft Word document answering the following questions:

  • In your opinion, what could be the possible reasons of a sudden outbreak of new disease?
  • What are the ways of addressing a new and virulent contagious disease?
  • Discuss in detail about the countries which have faced epidemics in the past. What would have been the possible reasons for such outbreaks?

Support your responses with examples.

The Threat of SARS Case Study

 

You are the director of communicable diseases in a city health department, responsible for a large urban community. It is early spring in 2003. For the past two years, your department has been working to control the spread of the West Nile Virus and you are pleased with the progress so far. This morning you read about a suspected outbreak of a new disease called SARS which is suspected to have killed dozens of people in Hong Kong. While West Nile Virus is carried by birds, especially crows, SARS is transmitted among people.
When you get to the office and check your email you learn that the World Health Organization has placed a number of East Asian cities off limits for all but essential travel. You also learn that Canada has reported deaths they believe are due to SARS.
You are now confronted with addressing a new and virulent contagious disease. What should you do?
Using the navigation on the left, please proceed to the next page.
 
What competencies do you need to apply to solve the problem in this case?
                    SARS THREAT
Nature of the disease = Public Health
Disaster preparedness= Risk Management
Cost of preparedness= Finance and Economics
Who can help= Delivery system
 
SARS
Is connected to Clinical, Demographics, operational and Patient Education!
 
The problem in the case may simple be defined as “How to meet the threat of SARS.” But is this enough? You must consider the clinical demographic, operational, and patient education issues involved. The problem definition should be comprehensive enough to include these issues.

Individual Programmatic Assessment

Programmatic Assessment
Scenario
Abby is a 20-year-old female college student. For at least the last 3 months, Abby has experienced ongoing anxiety and worry without a specific cause for these feelings. She has been restless and has noticed that her muscles feel tense and that these symptoms are beginning to affect her behavior in a way that is causing her to become distressed and that is preventing her from being able to complete her normal tasks. Abby correctly believed that it was normal to feel a little anxious sometimes; however, as the semester has progressed, she has not begun to feel significantly more comfortable.
On the recommendation of a friend, Abby visited the university’s counseling center and talked to Dr. Smith. Dr. Smith was warm and welcoming and, after discussing the limits of confidentiality with Abby and obtaining informed consent, encouraged Abby to describe her concerns. Dr. Smith listened attentively and asked Abby a few questions. They both agreed on an appointment date and time for the next week. Dr. Smith gave Abby a homework assignment to keep a written log of the negative thoughts or assumptions she has during the week and the circumstances under which those thoughts occurred. Abby was asked to bring the log with her to her next appointment.

 Short-Answer Questions

Answer the following questions based on the scenario above. Answers should be short and concise.
Which DSM-5 disorder matches the symptoms Abby is reporting?
Which theoretical model does the homework assigned by Dr. Smith match?
If Dr. Smith recommended medications only, which theoretical model would this match?
If Dr. Smith recommended medications in addition to therapy, which theoretical model would this match?
If Dr. Smith completed a free association exercise with Abby, which theoretical model would this match?
If Dr. Smith used unconditional positive regard in the treatment, which theoretical model would this match?
If instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, Abby reported the following:

  1. She had been in a car accident where she feared for her life. She had sleep disturbances including nightmares and became uncomfortable at the thought of driving, to the point that she avoided driving. She now believes she is a horrible driver, although her friends assure her this is not true. If these symptoms have lasted for longer than a month, which DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?
  2. If instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, Abby reported the following:
    Every day for the past 2 weeks she felt down or sad for most of the day, had noticed an increase in her appetite, had been unable to sleep or concentrate, and felt tired. Additionally, this was interfering with her goals and tasks, and she reported that she had never felt manic or hypomanic. Which DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

If instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, Abby reported the following:

  1. Every day for at least the past week she felt irritable with persistently increased energy and talkativeness, was easily distracted, did not seem to need sleep, and noticed that this behavior was interfering with her job. She reported that she has felt these symptoms before in her past and that she has also felt depressed sometimes. Which DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

If instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, Abby reported the following:

  1. Throughout her life, she has always been suspicious of others. She reports that she really would like to have good relationships, but even as a child she knew that others, including family members, could not be trusted. She feels that she needs to stay on guard to protect herself. Which DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

If instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, Abby reported the following:

  1. She began drinking when she was 18 and now needs to drink more or higher concentrations of alcohol to continue to function. She reports that she has lost her part-time job because of her drinking and is in danger of failing out of college. She was hospitalized last weekend due to experiencing delirium tremens during withdrawal, and the doctor explained to her that she could die from this disorder. Abby recognized that her drinking was interfering with her life, and she knew that she did not want to die. Which DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

If instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, Abby’s former roommate reported the following:

  1. During a significant portion of the past month, Abby had talked to herself out loud and told her roommate that she had heard voices telling her to harm herself. Her roommate reported that Abby had told her that she occasionally stated that she was Joan of Arc and that the school mascot was stalking her. Her roommate asked to change rooms, and now that Abby was living alone, she did not appear to have bathed in more than a week. This was not typical behavior for Abby, as she had been known to be meticulous with her appearance and hygiene. The roommate expressed her concern for Abby and stated that although she had noticed some of these behaviors since she first met Abby more than 6 months ago, the behaviors seem to have increased over the past month. Which DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?
  2. If Abby were 5 years old and, instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, her symptoms included nightmares, physical complaints, recurrent separation-related fear, and a refusal to leave home, what DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

 

  1. If Abby were 67 years old, and instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, had no major medical issues, had never been diagnosed with a neurocognitive disorder, and her symptoms included a substantial decline in the cognitive functioning areas of memory and attention that interfere with her independence, what DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

 

  1. Smith discussed the limits of confidentiality and required Abby to sign an informed consent form before treatment. These are examples of items used to protect the patient’s ______________.

 
 

Hypothesis Testing Paper

Research Issue: I would like to do my paper on drug addiction. I would like to research the difference between those who seek treatment with drug replacement therapy vs. those who do not use drug replacement therapy.

 Attached is the data set for this study.  The numbers in the “No Meds” column indicate the number of months free from addiction without medication.  The numbers in the “Meds” column indicate the number of months free from addiction while taking medication.  I recommend changing the measure to months instead of years given that this study will be current.  It’s hard to track patients for years due to deaths, moving from one location to another, and patients dropping out of the study for one reason or another.  Plus, using months allows continuity with the most recent medications releases in the industry.

 Pay particular attention to the information on the “t” test for independent means in Chapter 8 of your text – it relates directly to your hypothesis test. (Attached is the excel data to calculate the test statistic)

 Prepare a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you formulate a hypothesis based on your selected research issue, problem, or opportunity.

Address the following:

  • Describe your selected research issue, problem, or opportunity.
  • Formulate a hypothesis statement concerning your selected research issue, problem, or opportunity.
  • Determine your population and describe which sampling method you would use to generate your sample
  • Describe how you would collect your data, the level of measurement of your data and which statistical technique you would use to analyze the data.  Explain why you chose that statistical technique.

Include a conclusion of your anticipated findings.

 Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
 

Cognitive Psychology

Categorization and scripts

Explain categorization and the two main types of categories—natural categories and artificial categories. Describe how the prototype theory explains the formation of categories.
Explain the difference between a script and a schema. Describe two scripts you use to perform two different everyday activities. Explain why you think these scripts help you perform the tasks. 
Make sure to cite references to support factual statements. Please take care to do in cite citations, and keep everything in APA format. When referring to specific articles in the body of your writing use only last names and the year of publication. Not initials. Titles should be left for the full reference section. Be clear and concise, especially when describing technical terms. In being thorough make this at least a 2-3 FULL pages, not including the reference or cover page.
PLEASE copy and paste the instructions, download the attachments as needed, and message me once you have done so in that I may delete all of this information. This is to protect myself.
I need someone that is expedient and timely, yet THOROUGH in regards to details. Any late work is a reduction in grade points. I need this by 10am EST on the due date given. DO NOT be repetitious in your wording!!!! Give me quality time and work that gets me a good grade and we will have NO issue.
 

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Explained categorization and two main types. Described how prototype theory explains category formation.
10
Explained the difference between a script and a schema. Described two scripts you use to perform two different everyday activities. Explained why you think these scripts help you perform the tasks.
10
Used correct spelling, grammar, professional vocabulary and APA format.
5
Total:
25

Psychology and Gender

Part 1

We would all agree that there is some level of stress in everyone’s life. The stress response may be quite similar for each of us; however, there are distinct differences in the way women and men experience and respond to stress.
In your exploration of these concepts, respond to the following:

  • Looking beyond the United States, do women live longer than men globally? Lifestyle differences may account for some differences in longevity and mortality rates. What are some of the differences in gender variations around the world? How do they impact gender, health, and longevity?
  • What are some coping strategies?
  • How does the social support system play a role in gender longevity? Are there gender differences in violent deaths? Validate your response with supporting research.

Review the resources in the Webliography under the category Stress.
Justify your answers with appropriate reasoning and research from your textbook and course readings. Start reviewing and responding to at least two of your classmates as early in the week as possible. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be sure to be honest, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. Using questions and seeking clarifications are good ways to make your reviews substantive!

Part 2

Do you know that gender bias occurs in the treatment of psychological disorders? Doctors are more likely to diagnose depression in women compared to men, even when both women and men have similar scores on standardized measures of depression or present with identical symptoms. Men are also more likely (more than three times) to be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder than women (Leedom, 2007).
Read the following two case studies in which the gender is not identified.
Case Study A
Client X is a thirty-year-old parent of a new child (second child). X has a history of physical and sexual abuse as a child. X earned a General Educational Development (GED) at the age of twenty and has had intermittent employment, with the longest job lasting eight months. X’s mother has a history of untreated depression. As a teenager (likely to deal with the symptoms resulting from the trauma X experienced), X began drinking and smoking marijuana. At twenty-five, X began using heroin. X has been psychiatrically hospitalized three times following a suicide attempt at the age of sixteen and recurring suicidal thoughts. X frequently cuts self as a release and sometimes cuts too deep. X is facing eviction and has limited treatment. Current diagnoses are depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and polysubstance abuse. There is no program in which X can receive comprehensive integrated treatment for both disorders. X has recently been ordered to complete an assessment at your agency and to enter and complete a batterers’ intervention program as a result of a recent domestic violence arrest in which X has been identified as the perpetrator.
Case Study B
Client Z is thirty-two years old and has a fifteen-year history of addiction, including a two-year history of crack addiction. Z has been in a variety of psychiatric and substance abuse treatment programs during the past ten years. Z’s longest clean time has been fourteen months. Z has been attending a dual-diagnosis outpatient clinic for the past nine months and going to Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings off and on for several years. Z has been clean from all substances for seven months. The following is a list of high-risk relapse factors and coping strategies identified by Z and Z’s counselor:

  • Z is tired and bored with “just working, staying at home and watching television, or going to NA meetings.” Recently, Z has been thinking about how much Z “misses the action of the good old days” of hanging out with old friends and thinks has not enough things to do that are interesting. Z has been referred to you for a recent drug arrest and a violation of a restraining order. Z cries often and has a history of bulimia and some type of body dimorphic risks. Z appears fixated on body size and weight and avoids social activities as a result of body discomfort.
  • Z is unemployed and is running out of unemployment compensation and has a sporadic employment history. Z describes current relationship as a safety net and is afraid of becoming more alone, lonely, and erratic if the partner leaves. On the basis of your inquiry, you discover that Z:
    • Has a history of eating disorders.
    • Has a long history of multiple partners and cheating on partners.
    • Has a history of noncompliance with medications.
    • Has had one prior treatment three years ago, which was initiated due to a suicide attempt; however, Z denies any current thoughts, plans, or dreams of harming self (suicidal ideation).
    • Denies any homicidal ideation at this time (no attendance to any self-help programs, such as eating support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous [AA], or NA).
    • Is at risk for homelessness.
    • Has no current AA or NA sponsor.
    • Has a limited support system.

On the basis of these two case studies, respond to the following:

  • Analyze the case studies and try to identify the gender in each case and possible diagnoses. Support your position with detailed facts and references to the readings.
  • Examine gender-related differences, gender biases, and gender inequity diagnosis concerns.
  • Provide the stand of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA) on this particular topic.
  • Locate and evaluate the ethical suggestions of the ACA and the APA to assist your skills and ethical directions to help prevent gender bias and gender stereotyping when diagnosing clients. Describe how these ethical suggestions can be improved.
  • Describe whether the individuals in these case studies are homosexuals and how clinicians should interact with them in an ethical and supportive way. Support your response with the APA guidelines on this subject.

Justify your answers with appropriate reasoning and research from your textbook and course readings. Start reviewing and responding to at least two of your classmates as early in the week as possible. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be sure to be honest, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. Using questions and seeking clarifications are good ways to make your reviews substantive!
Reference:
Leedom, L. (2007, March 10). Ask Dr. Leedom: Is there a gender bias against men
in the diagnosis of sociopathy? [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://
www.lovefraud.com/blog/2007/06/08/ask-dr-leedom-is-there-a-gender-bias-
against-men-in-the-diagnosis-of-sociopathy/
 
THIS IS THE TEXTBOOK USED IN CLASS: Brannon, L. (2010). Gender: Psychological Perspectives, 6th Edition. [VitalSource Bookshelf version].

Personality

Horney’s Idea of the Real and Idealized Self

Horney talks about a real self and an idealized self. Those who live in accordance with their real self are considered healthy, while those who live in accordance with their idealized self are considered neurotic. There is conflict between the real self and idealized self for everyone and it is more extreme for those who are neurotic. Horney talks about seven devices that people use to deal with these conflicts: blind spots, compartmentalization, rationalization, excessive control, arbitrary rightness, elusiveness, and cynicism.

Based on your readings about Karen Horney’s approach to personality development, answer the following:

  • Give an example of at least two devices you have seen someone use from the given list.
  • Horney has been criticized and praised for elaborating on Freud’s theory by adding feminine components. How is her theory similar to and different from Freud’s theory of personality? Identify at least two similarities and differences.

Using Horney’s theory, attempt to explain why someone might use the major adjustment techniques the way they do.

  • Explain Horney’s theory with reference to people in general?
  • How does Horney’s theory help an individual in managing the conflict between his real self and idealized self?
  • How does the use of each of the selected devices in the adjustment techniques considered either neurotic or healthy?

To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
 
THIS IS THE TEXTBOOK USED IN THIS CLASS: Larsen, R. & Buss, D. (2014). Personality Psychololgy: Domains of Knowledge About Human Nature. (5th ed.).

Psychology Personality

Need this paper in APA format and following the RUBRIC exactly today Please read the ENTIRE assginment before offering to do the assignment…………………………………………………………………………………………….

Assignment 3: Political Personalities

As we have seen this week when looking at both psychoanalytic and neo-psychoanalytic theory, much of our mental health and success in adulthood is related to the events and relationships of our childhood. Much like Freud, Alfred Adler believed that childhood events are pivotal for the adult. For Adler, his pivotal childhood events were the development of rickets which kept him from walking until the age of four and contracting a near-fatal case of pneumonia at age five. These events served to inculcate a lifelong ambition which centered around his becoming a physician in order to focus on the curing of deadly diseases.

According to Alfred Adler, all people have moments when they feel inferior. For many, such moments will lead them to strive to compensate for that weakness. When this happens, it leads to what he calls “superiority striving,” in which the person is motivated by his or her feelings of inferiority to overcome and strive for betterment, achievement, and perfection.

It is important to note that superiority striving is different from simply striving for power. Adler considered this an unhealthy desire because the sole goal is power. The way that someone strives to meet his or her goals from an Adlerian point of view is referred to as a style of life.

Adler is also known for his study of birth order and its impact on personality.
Research Adler’s theory using your textbook, the Internet, and the Argosy University online library resources. Based on your research, respond to the following:

  • Choose a social or political leader (current or past) to examine through an Adlerian framework of superiority striving and style of life.
    • Superiority Striving
      • What might be the motivation behind this leader’s career choice, according to Adler’s theory? What was this person’s perceived inferiority or weakness? How did this person obtain his or her high level of superiority striving? For example, Franklin Roosevelt’s bout with polio may have been responsible for some of his motivation.
    • Style of Life
      • What was his/her goal and unique style of life that could be used to achieve this goal? What steps did this person take to overcome their perceived inferiority?
      • Did this leader act out of social interest or for personal gain? What was the long-term outcome of his/her striving?
    • Birth Order
      • How would you apply Adler’s theory of birth order to this personality?

Format your paper so it is double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, and with normal one-inch margins. Include a title page with a running head, an abstract, and a reference page. Do this for all the papers for this course.

Write a 2–3-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources

personality theories

Please reveiew and UNDERSTAND the entire assignment.  Follow the RUBRIC exactly and have in APA format

Assignment 1: Discussion—Television Character

Television provides us with many interesting examples of interpersonal and neurotic behaviors. In this assignment, you will delve into the life and actions of some of your favorite television characters and analyze them using Horney’s coping strategies.

Interestingly, Horney’s three coping strategies for one’s neurotic needs correlate very well with three of Adler’s different personality types:

  • Horney’s moving-toward strategy—Adler’s getting or leaning type
  • Horney’s moving against—Adler’s ruling or dominant type
  • Horney’s moving away from—Adler’s avoiding type

Using Horney’s theory of coping with neurotic needs with three different interpersonal orientations, select a TV program of your choice containing a character that Horney would identify as exhibiting neurotic behaviors. As you watch a full episode of this show, focus on this character and tally each instance of moving-toward, moving-against, and moving-away behavior.

Research Horney’s theory using your textbook, the Internet, and the Argosy University online library resources. Based on your research, respond to the following:

  • Discuss this character’s neurotic needs and trends.
  • What do you think has happened in his/her life that has led to these behaviors?
  • In addition to general life events, how has gender and culture influenced the character’s neurotic needs and behaviors?
  • How do these interpersonal orientations impact the way this character interacts with others and develops relationships?

Write your initial response in 4–5 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Introduction to Learning

Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you examine the concept of learning.
Address the following:
Provide a definition of learning.

  • What is the role of behavior in relation to learning?
  • Describe two different types of learning and provide examples of each.
  • What is the relationship between learning and cognition? Provide an example.
  • Format according to APA standards.

Use this as the main reference:
Olson, M.H. (2013), An introduction to theories of learning (9th ed.).

Landfill Harmonics and 21st-Century Skills

As educators, knowing about the 21st-century skills is important, and being able to recognize the skills within specific examples is an indicator that you truly understand them and how they work in application. In Week One, we discussed the story of Caine and his arcade as a way to explore how culture influences creativity, imagination, and inventiveness. In this discussion, we go a step further by considering 21st-century skills in relation to another inspiring story of creativity, imagination, and inventiveness.
The Landfill Harmonic project showcases the story of a garbage picker, a music teacher, and a group of children from a Paraguayan slum that, out of necessity, started creating instruments entirely out of garbage found in a landfill. Children who ordinarily would drop out of school to sift through garbage in search of salvageable recyclables became involved in learning to play instruments together and formed an orchestra out of instruments they crafted. Valuing the arts and encouraging students to become involved in cross-cultural projects (such as participation in an orchestra) reflect excellent examples of learning contexts and strategies that can promote 21st-century skills, particularly the 4Cs within the Learning and Innovation skills category: creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and collaboration.
Your reflections on this story will provide a rich backdrop for learning more about the impact that social and cross-cultural skills have on the more academic pursuit of keeping children engaged in learning 21st-century skills. After reviewing this week’s Instructor Guidance material, you will have a good working knowledge of social and cross-cultural skills and will be able to recognize how they might support the learning of 21st-century skills, especially within the Landfill Harmonic project.
Initial Post:  View the Landfill harmonic amazing and inspirational video about the Landfill Harmonic project and then view more specific information about the project on its official website.  Next, review the Framework for 21st century learning web page. Then, create an initial post that addresses the following in at least one paragraph for each:

  • Describe the Learning and Innovation (4Cs) as well as Life and Career Skills from the Framework for 21st Century learning that you perceive the students learned and applied as a result of their participation in the Landfill Harmonic project.
  • Describe the cultural competencies you perceive were demonstrated by the students in the Landfill Harmonic project (these are summarized in the Instructor Guidance for this week).
  • Describe the social factors and attitudes you perceive were needed to initiate the project, including a consideration of the cross-cultural skills that may be necessary for supporters to sustain the Landfill Harmonic project.

psychology paper

Imagine that you are working in a neurology clinic. One of the neurologists tells you that as his or her practice is expanding, he or she is having difficulty meeting the education needs of his or her patients. Part of this problem is explaining the basic neuroanatomical structures to the patients in layperson’s language so that they understand their diagnoses and their underlying neurological impairments. The neurologist asks you to create a written guide for the patients, including both the CNS and the PNS. He or she describes what the basic neuroanatomical structures are, where they are located, how they interact, and what function they serve.

He or she asks you to name the structures by using the correct technical language but to use layperson’s language as much as possible elsewhere.

Your neuroanatomy guide should cover the following:

  • Basic neuroanatomical structures (including the CNS and the PNS, as well as the structural packaging that protects the brain from the environment)
  • Locations of these structures
  • Functions they serve (what functions damage to these areas may affect)
  • How they interact

Be sure to explain the information in layperson’s language and use graphics and pictures where helpful. Use APA format when citing material from scholarly sources such as your textbook and online notes. Include a cover page and a reference page listing the resources you used to create your guide.

Your response should be at least 2 pages long.

Critical Thinking

Write a 300- to 350- word response to the following:

  • Identify an opinion you possess on a specific social, political, or educational issue.
  • Research your opinion. Locate two reliable and credible articles. Describe why you chose these articles and explain how they are reliable and credible.
    • What did the data reveal about your opinion? In other words, was it supported or disproved by your findings?
    • Has your opinion changed after researching it? Explain your answer. What information do you think is needed to formulate an educated opinion?

Cite your references.

Psychology

Create a 2- to 3-page brochure including graphics, on traditional psychodynamic theories. Describe personality. Discuss the main tenets of each theory, how they apply to personality and behavior, and the strengths and limitations of each theory.

Discussion: Psyc: Personality:

Horney’s Idea of the Real and Idealized Self

Horney talks about a real self and an idealized self. Those who live in accordance with their real self are considered healthy, while those who live in accordance with their idealized self are considered neurotic. There is conflict between the real self and idealized self for everyone and it is more extreme for those who are neurotic. Horney talks about seven devices that people use to deal with these conflicts: blind spots, compartmentalization, rationalization, excessive control, arbitrary rightness, elusiveness, and cynicism.

Based on your readings about Karen Horney’s approach to personality development, answer the following:

  • Give an example of at least two devices you have seen someone use from the given list.
  • Horney has been criticized and praised for elaborating on Freud’s theory by adding feminine components. How is her theory similar to and different from Freud’s theory of personality? Identify at least two similarities and differences.

Using Horney’s theory, attempt to explain why someone might use the major adjustment techniques the way they do.

  • Explain Horney’s theory with reference to people in general?
  • How does Horney’s theory help an individual in managing the conflict between his real self and idealized self?
  • How does the use of each of the selected devices in the adjustment techniques considered either neurotic or healthy?

To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
 
THIS IS THE TEXTBOOK USED IN THIS CLASS: Larsen, R. & Buss, D. (2014). Personality Psychololgy: Domains of Knowledge About Human Nature. (5th ed.). [Vital Source Bookshelf]. Retrieved from www.myecampusonline.edu
 

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Make sure to cite references to support factual statements. Please take care to do in cite citations, and keep everything in APA format. When referring to specific articles in the body of your writing use only last names and the year of publication. Not initials. Titles should be left for the full reference section. Be clear and concise, especially when describing technical terms. In being thorough make this at least a 2-3 FULL pages, APPROXIMATELY 6-8 paragraphs; no need to do a cover page as this is a discussion only; references must be in APA format.
 
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Lab Report Paper: Cognitive PSYC

I will do the lab and provide the results for the report to be typed up. The description of what is expected in the report is as follows below:
 
The Serial Position Experiment
 
In your report, write a brief introduction explaining what the serial position effect is. In addition, include some representative researches on this effect. Next, in the Methods section, describe the process that you followed to complete the experiment, including a description of the materials used and the stimuli. Make sure to include enough information so that others can also perform the same experiment successfully.
Finally, describe the experimental results. In addition, determine if the experiment showed primacy and recency effects. Provide a rationale to support your answer. Summarize your report, including answers to the following questions:
 

  • Were the results in accordance with your expectation? Provide a rationale to support your answer.
  • Did anything about the experiment surprise you? If yes, what? (This should be typed in first person)
  • What factors would influence the results of the serial position experiment?
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
  • Performed the serial position experiment.
  • Wrote a brief introduction explaining what a serial position effect is.
  • Described in detail the process that you followed to complete the experiment and described the materials and the stimuli used in the experiment.
  • Described the experimental results and determined whether the experiment showed primacy and recency effects.
  • Summarized the report, including answers to the following questions:
    • Were the results in accordance with your expectation?
    • Did anything about the experiment surprise you?
    • What factors would influence the results of the serial position experiment?
15
Used correct spelling, grammar, professional vocabulary and APA format.
5
Total:
20

Psychology Personality

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Assignment 3: Political Personalities

As we have seen this week when looking at both psychoanalytic and neo-psychoanalytic theory, much of our mental health and success in adulthood is related to the events and relationships of our childhood. Much like Freud, Alfred Adler believed that childhood events are pivotal for the adult. For Adler, his pivotal childhood events were the development of rickets which kept him from walking until the age of four and contracting a near-fatal case of pneumonia at age five. These events served to inculcate a lifelong ambition which centered around his becoming a physician in order to focus on the curing of deadly diseases.

According to Alfred Adler, all people have moments when they feel inferior. For many, such moments will lead them to strive to compensate for that weakness. When this happens, it leads to what he calls “superiority striving,” in which the person is motivated by his or her feelings of inferiority to overcome and strive for betterment, achievement, and perfection.

It is important to note that superiority striving is different from simply striving for power. Adler considered this an unhealthy desire because the sole goal is power. The way that someone strives to meet his or her goals from an Adlerian point of view is referred to as a style of life.

Adler is also known for his study of birth order and its impact on personality.
Research Adler’s theory using your textbook, the Internet, and the Argosy University online library resources. Based on your research, respond to the following:

  • Choose a social or political leader (current or past) to examine through an Adlerian framework of superiority striving and style of life.
    • Superiority Striving
      • What might be the motivation behind this leader’s career choice, according to Adler’s theory? What was this person’s perceived inferiority or weakness? How did this person obtain his or her high level of superiority striving? For example, Franklin Roosevelt’s bout with polio may have been responsible for some of his motivation.
    • Style of Life
      • What was his/her goal and unique style of life that could be used to achieve this goal? What steps did this person take to overcome their perceived inferiority?
      • Did this leader act out of social interest or for personal gain? What was the long-term outcome of his/her striving?
    • Birth Order
      • How would you apply Adler’s theory of birth order to this personality?

Format your paper so it is double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, and with normal one-inch margins. Include a title page with a running head, an abstract, and a reference page. Do this for all the papers for this course.

Write a 2–3-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M1_A3.doc.

For Essays Guru

How might culture contribute to the definition of pathology and mental illness? 300 words APA format and at least one reference.