Psychological Testing

I would like to include and integrate some specifics in regards of advantages and disadvantages using psychological tests. For instance, to give some specifics in ethics (especially children), labeling, IQ testing, culture free tests and practice effect. Introduction to slide 1 and slide 1 can be helpful guidance in this. Another example could be to specify true score, no test is completely true since it’s true score + error score. Introduction slide 2 and slide 2 can be helpful in this.

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Substance Abuse Counseling Current Trends

The critique should communicate your understanding of the article’s main points and offer an analysis of its strengths and weaknesses. Moreover, the critique should comment on the article’s usefulness to the field. Indicate at least three strengths and 3 weaknesses of this article.   This might include the characteristics and number of participants, how the variables were/were not operationalized, the design of the study (i.e., internal and external validity, and reliability and validity of measures/procedures), the strength or limitation of the measures used for the study.     Guidelines Article critiques typically adhere to the following structure:   1.      Introduction: provides an overview of the article’s purpose and main argument and offers the writer’s thesis regarding the article’s strengths and weaknesses.   2.      Summary paragraph: briefly reviews the article’s key points.   3.      Assessment paragraphs: analyze the article’s strengths and weaknesses.   a.       In discussing strengths, the writer can point to the article’s inclusion of pertinent historical context, persuasive interpretations, thorough explication of evidence, or conclusions not covered in the article.   b.       In critiquing weaknesses, the writer can examine the article’s ineffective use of evidence, inaccuracy, failure to explore ideas within the scope of the main argument or contradict the article’s thesis.   Conclusion: presents commentary on the article’s overall usefulness. The writer should address the extent to which the article helps to understand/explain  the construct

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The Adventures of Adolescence

Assignment Overview Your weekly reading took you through the adventures of adolescence. My guess is that some of you enjoyed the memory filled journey back, others did not, while the majority of you were somewhere in the middle. Either way I am interested in knowing your thoughts about this stage of life. For the purpose of this paper, identify a teen (any teen) and share how you see their journey unfolding. In your response, please include their transition through puberty, how they are navigating Piaget’s formal operational stage, how academic achievement is pursued, ways in which they are working through Erickson’s industry versus role confusion stage, how Kohlberg’s moral development and reasoning is influenced, as well as their familial and peer relationships. Guidelines This paper is due week 9 of this semester on Sunday at 11:59 PM. This paper should be between 3 to 4 pages in length not including the title or reference page. This paper should be written in a narrative format and bullet point should not be used. The outline of your paper should match the information below Section 1: Introduction A paragraph discussing the overall focus of the paper. Section 2: Puberty A paragraph or two detailing the relationship between puberty and adolescence. Section 3: Formal Operational Stage A paragraph or two detailing how adolescents move into the formal operational stage of cognitive processing. Section 4: Identity versus Role Confusion A paragraph or two addressing how adolescents negotiate these psychosocial dichotomous realities. Section 5: Moral Development A paragraph or two explaining the adolescent moral development process. Section 6: Family and Peers A paragraph or 2 discussing the influence of family and peers on adolescents. Section 7: Conclusion This paper should contain no less than 2 peer reviewed references other than the text (Wikipedia is not a peer reviewed reference, but it is a good starting point). This paper should adhere to APA guidelines Punctuations and grammar counts. Font Style should be Times New Roman and font size should be the standard 12. Page Margin should be the standard 1 inch. Do not double space between paragraphs. As a reminder, when you quote any source please be sure to cite that source and give credit in the body of the paper and in the reference page. A good rule of thumb is no more than one quote per page Paraphrasing is encouraged but remember to cite your sources. Please note, a Turnitin similarity score of over 30% will result in an automatic plagiarism review.

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Depression in the Elderly

Depression in later life is usually diagnosed on the basis of two clusters of symptoms: feelings and physical changes. In a 3-page paper, written in APA format using proper spelling/grammar, research the topic of depression in the elderly and address the following: How would one know if an elderly relative had clinical depression or was sad because of specific life changes and losses? What are the consequences of depression in the elderly? Which behaviors would indicate a person going through depression needs therapy? What kind of therapy would a professional recommendation and why? Be sure to include APA citations for any resources you used as references.

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Human Behavior

Design an experiment using a true experimental design on a topic of your choice related to human behavior (please use humans only as participants). Also, you must talk about how you decided who would be in the control and experimental groups. You will need to describe the following in your experiment In describing the your own true experimental design, you need to identify the following: The purpose (hypothesis) The Participants/Subjects- The independent variable- The dependent variable The Control Group- The Experimental Group- The Random Assignment- After creating your own experiment, you need to pick another students’ experiment and provide feedback about what works well in the experiment and what does not work well. Also, why is it a true experimental design. Please keep in mind that you are not grading the student’s discussion, but just providing feedbac

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More to the Topic: Are we ‘pathologizing’ everyday life?  Does the trend to include more and more disorders in successive editions of the DSM mean that people who need help are more likely to receive clinical attention?  Or, are we expanding the boundaries of mental disorders to the point where almost any behavior has the potential to be considered abnormal? .   Must be a total of  1 and 1/2  to 2 pages, double-spaced, with 1″ margins, and 12-point font.  You will lose points if this format is not followed.

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Pubertal Events in Boys and Girls

Describe the patterns of physical maturation during puberty for males and females during adolescence. Include an analysis of the impact of early and later maturation on self-concept, self-esteem, and social relationships. What do you believe is the biggest threat to adolescent well-being and why? Kohlberg’s theory is a developmental sequence that takes many years to unfold. Select a moral dilemma and describe how you would have responded at the various levels of Kohlberg’s theory. In your discussion post be sure to address each of the following: Describe the patterns of physical maturation during puberty for males during adolescence. Describe the patterns of physical maturation during puberty for females during adolescence. Analyze the impact of early and late maturation on: Self-concept Self-Esteem Social relationships Describe what you believe is the biggest threat to adolescent well-being and why? Select one a moral dilemma and describe how you would have responded to the dilemma in EACH of the stages of Kohlberg’s theory.

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Nurture VS Nature Debate

I need an essay talking about the Nurture VS Nature Debate for my Psychology class with the following;  After reading chapter 2, discuss the nurture versus nature debate. Write an essay (Minimum of 1 page, using APA format). This essay should include: 1) Introduction stating your viewpoint 2) A discussion of behavior genetics and three types of heredity-environment correlations 3) Support for your viewpoint from the chapter. You should limit subjective opinions unless supported by the textbook or additional articles (that must be cited)

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Mental Health Disorders

The value of a trans diagnostic approach to treating multiple mental health disorders with similar underlying beliefs attached. small focus on bulimia and some focus on how it relates to attachment theory

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Serial killers

Objective: Write a 2-3 page college-level paper in APA format, in which you analyze one scientific, peer reviewed article in the discipline of psychology and discuss how the results of the study may benefit the surrounding community and/or society as a whole. SOURCE The journal article… must be current, must come from professional, scientific journals, must be a research article (MUST HAVE SECTIONS LABELED “METHODS”, “RESULTS” & “DISCUSSION”) STRUCTURE OF JOURNAL ARTICLE CRITIQUE ? Introduction (PURPOSE: to educate the reader on the topic/concept) o will define topic and other key terms o will include symptoms, statistics of occurrence and current information in the field ? Main body (PURPOSE: to explain the research conducted in the article) o will state what you found in the journal article ? HYPOTHESIS or PURPOSE: ? What were the researchers trying to discover (i.e. what was the hypothesis or purpose)? o This is usually found at the beginning of the article. Usually the hypothesis or statement of a problem appears at the end of the review of the literature, most often in the last or next to last paragraph. The words that indicate that it is a hypothesis are, “We will examine. . .” or “Our hypothesis is . . .” In a statement of a problem, the researcher may say, “We plan to see if a relationship…,” “We proposed to observe…,” or “The problem we proposed to study…” (You must use your own words—do NOT use quotes). ? METHODOLOGY: ? How was the research conducted (research design or type of study)? o Is the research descriptive (case study, naturalistic observation, laboratory observations, surveys, tests), correlation, experimental, or developmental? For more information on research methods, refer to chapter 1 of your text. ? When and where the research was conducted? ? How long did the study take? ? Who were the participants? (number [N], age, sex, criteria to be a part of study)? ? RESULTS/DISCUSSION: ? What did the researchers actually find in relation to their hypothesis/purpose? o ARTICLE MAY STATE: The researchers found that . . . ? What limitations did the researchers reveal? ? Summary/conclusion (PURPOSE: to show critical thinking in regards to the research) o How does the information in the article integrate with information from class discussion, the text, and/or other information in the discipline? ? TIP: It is a good idea to use the subject index in your text to look up the topic in your text. o What is your opinion of the research findings? ? EXAMPLE: was this research well done or not and why? o Why is this topic/research important? (relevance/benefits to community and/or society) ? EXAMPLE: A conclusion to a study that suggests a new therapy/treatment for children with ADHD might help the child struggling to perform successfully in school, which then improves her confidence, her relationship with her parents, siblings, and classmates. Write about the implications of this new treatment. o In what ways does this topic relate to your own personal experience and how is your experience in agreement or disagreement with the outcome of this study? o How has your opinion of this topic changed since your review of the study?

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