A theory helps psychologists broadly explain ______

A theory helps psychologists broadly explain ______








2_Psychologists primarily engaged in helping others are generally called _______






3_The method of _________


is considered scientific because it incorporated the study of the structures of the mind as well as a person’s recollection and reflection of their thoughts and feelings in a well-controlled laboratory setting.






4__Under the biological approach in psychology, _____________


emphasizes that the brain and nervous system are central to understanding behavior, thought, and emotion.














1_Professor Cognition is examining how time delays affect memory performance. He decides to use students in his psychology course as his subjects. During a class session, he tells the students about the study. They will take a memory test in class and then again, an hour later. As an incentive, he informs the class that those who are willing to participate will receive 10 points extra credit. Those not willing to participate will have 10 points deducted from their overall course grade. The students who decide to participate complete the two memory tests anonymously and then are explained the basis for the experiment. Professor Cognition is violating which ethical standard:




A_informed consent.


b_voluntary participation.










2_Which is considered an important issue regarding ethical guidelines for conducting research?




A_Informed consent






D_Informed consent, deception, and debriefing








3_Dr. Sanders is interested in how people understand feedback about their performance and incorporate it into their view of themselves. She has large groups of participants take a bogus personality test and then, in front of the group, tells each of them that they either did very well, average, or very poorly. She also tells them that their scores on the test accurately predict future life success. Dr. Sanders then has the participants write a short paragraph describing their personal strengths and weaknesses. At the end of the study, the group turns in their paragraphs and is excused. At no time does Dr. Sanders inform them that the test and feedback were actually false. In fact, she never tells them about the nature of the study. Dr. Sanders’s study violates which ethical standard?




A_Protection from harm


B_Informed consent












4_The variable that a researcher manipulates in an experiment is called the _______ variable.


















5_A carefully planned and executed procedure that aims to explain how a variable has caused an influence on another variable is known as




A_an experiment.


B_a case study.


C_a correlation.


D_a theory.




6_Which type of research can demonstrate causality?








C_Inferential statistics


D_None of the above; causality can never be determined.

Use of Group Designs in Program Evaluation

Use of Group Designs in Program Evaluation

Group programs are common in social work. Just as with other types of programs, social workers must understand the options available to them and know how to select the appropriate research design.

For this Discussion, you evaluate group research design methods that can be used for an outcome evaluation of a foster parent training program. You also generate criteria to be measured in the program.

To prepare for this Discussion, review the “Social Work Research: Planning a Program Evaluation” case study in this week’s resources, Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen S. (Eds.). (2014b). Social work case studies: Concentration year. Retrieved from , and the section of “Basic Guide to Outcomes-Based Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations with Very Limited Resources”, titled “Overview of Methods to Collect Information.”

· Post your explanation of which group research design and data collection method from those outlined in the Resources you selected as appropriate for the “Social Work Research: “Planning a Program Evaluation” case study and why.

· Then, generate criteria to be measured using the research design by identifying a specific outcome and a method for measuring that outcome. Specify who will collect the data and how the data will be collected.

References (use 3 or more)

Dudley, J. R. (2014). Social work evaluation: Enhancing what we do. (2nd ed.) Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books.

· Chapters 9, “Is the Intervention Effective?” (pp. 213–250)

· Chapter 10, “Analyzing Evaluation Data” (pp. 255–275)

Your purpose in psychology.

This assignment asks you to now put your ideas together in your vision as a practitioner-scholar:

  • Your purpose in psychology.
  • Your meaningful goals.

The assignment also provides the opportunity to receive feedback from your instructor to help you further clarify your vision of your future in the field of psychology. Complete the following:

  • Review the answers you provided in the Your Vision as a Psychology Practitioner-Scholar Worksheet, if you had chosen to complete the optional worksheet.
  • Review your formatted assignment in the Your Vision as a Psychology Practitioner-Scholar Template one last time to complete any last refinements.
  • Review the Your Vision as a Psychology Practitioner-Scholar Scoring Guide one last time to make sure you meet all the requirements for your assignment.

As you write this assignment, consider the following:

  • Purpose: The purpose of your vision is to create an inspirational and realistic description for how you want to contribute to your specialized field of psychology based on your passions and interests.
  • Primary Audience: Because this is a personal vision statement for your future career, you are your primary audience. Envision yourself in a time where you are frustrated and want to throw in the towel. What would help you remember your purpose and inspire you to continue moving forward towards your vision?
  • Secondary Audience: Your vision should also be clear to other people (such as family, friends, and your instructor) so you can share it with them and receive support in achieving it.
  • References: Reference any supporting documents you used to create your vision.
  • Assignment Requirements: Be sure to comply with the requirements stated below.

Your writing in this assignment should not just be a collection of notes, lists, or questions and answers. Instead, it should be a well-organized discussion that flows logically from one idea to the next.


Complete the following in your assignment template:

  • Role as a Practitioner-Scholar: Draw from your previous study of the practitioner-scholar model to answer the following:
    • In your own words, explain McClintock’s scholar-practitioner model.
    • Reference Capella’s Learning Model Quick Reference and Examples to compare the differences between the levels of practitioner-scholar and scholar-practitioner.
    • What will it mean to you to be a practitioner-scholar? Explain how the practitioner-scholar model can help guide you in developing the knowledge and skills that you will need to reach your professional vision and goals.
    • Be sure to cite your sources.
  • Vision: In response to feedback you have received and the evolution of your ideas since you began, and in light of what you have learned about the practitioner-scholar model, revise and refine the vision statement that you developed in the previous two units so it is as personally meaningful as possible. This statement should articulate how your passions and interests connect to a specialization in psychology. Note: It may be useful to update your Articulating Your Purpose activity to help support these revisions.
  • Goals: Review the long-term educational, career, and life goals that you identified as relevant to achieving your vision. In response to feedback you have received and the evolution of your ideas since your earlier drafts, revise, expand, refine, and consolidate your goals as needed.
    • Identify significant milestones for each goal. Be sure that your goals and milestones are:
      • Specific.
      • Measurable.
      • Achievable.
      • Relevant.
      • Time-bound.
    • Discuss the reasons for each goal and milestone.

After completing a draft of the previously outlined sections of your paper, draft these sections in the assignment template:

  • Title page in APA format.
  • Abstract: A concise summary of every main point in the paper.
  • Introduction: A concise overview of the paper’s content.
  • Conclusion: A concise summary of important points of the paper, explaining the benefits of achieving your future career vision and becoming a practitioner scholar in the field of psychology and the importance and relevance of your vision and goals to your personal and professional aspirations.
  • References in APA format.

For more information, see the Your Vision as a Psychology Practitioner-Scholar Template in the resources.

Example assignment: You may use the assignment example, linked in the Resources, to give you an idea of what a Proficient or higher rating on the scoring guide would look like.

Additional Requirements

Your assignment should also meet the following requirements:

  • Template: Use the Your Vision as a Psychology Practitioner-Scholar Template to format your assignment.
  • Length: 3–4 typed and double-spaced content pages in Times New Roman 12-point font. The title page, abstract, and reference list are not included in this length.
  • References: Include a minimum of three references from scholarly literature. All references need to be cited in-text, according to current APA standards. Remember that citations are to support your thoughts, not take the place of them!
  • Written communication: Must be clear, with correct spelling, grammar, and syntax and with good organization.
  • Writing style: APA expectations for scholarly writing include the use of third-person narrative, unless it is awkward to do so. However, because you are talking about yourself in this paper, you may write in the first person.
  • APA formatting: Must be formatted according to APA style and formatting and include a title page, abstract, and reference list. Note that these three elements are not counted toward the length of your assignment.

My IAT results were that I have a slightly automatic preference to Gay People over Straight people, I believe my results are pretty accurate. I like to believe in equality that everyone deserves and should be treated as equal no matter who they identify as, who they love, what religion they are etc

My IAT results were that I have a slightly automatic preference to Gay People over Straight people, I believe my results are pretty accurate. I like to believe in equality that everyone deserves and should be treated as equal no matter who they identify as, who they love, what religion they are etc.

Interview somebody of preference to straight people and answer the following question…

For this discussion assignment you will need to interview at least one member of the selected ‘out-group.’ In this case, the ‘out-group’ is the sexuality that your results indicated implicit bias toward. You must ask your interviewees the same set of questions (below). You must conduct your interviews in a respectful manner. During the interview, make sure you listen and think before you speak, imagine that a camera is recording your actions (would the recording portray you as humble, respectful, and empathetic?), and project kindness onto your interviewee. You will NOT submit the full Q&A as part of the discussion assignment.

  1. What does it mean to you to be a member of this group?
  2. When and how did you become aware of your membership in this group?
  3. Do you believe there are stereotypes associated with your group? If so, what are these stereotypes, and when did you become aware of them?
  4. Have you been personally affected by prejudice, racism, discrimination, or bias as a result of being a member of this group?
  5. What suggestions can you offer to encourage mutual respect among various groups?
  6. What would you like others to know about being a member of your group?

After conducting your interviews, discuss the following. Keep in mind your IAT results related to sexuality from last week:

  1. What did you learn about your biases in this area from the interviews you conducted?
  2. What else can you do to help reduce and/or eliminate any biases you may have?

Must be atleast 500 Word count



  • Arousal: is a blend of physiological and psychological activity in a person and it refers to the intensity dimensions of motivation at a particular moment. It ranges from not aroused, to completely aroused, to highly aroused; this is when individuals are mentally and physically activated.
  • Performance increases as arousal increases but when arousal gets too high performance dramatically decreases. This is usually caused by the performer becoming anxious and sometimes making wrong decisions. Catastrophes is caused by a combination of cognitive and somatic anxieties. Cognitive is the internal worries of not performing well while somatic is the physical effects of muscle tension/butterflies and fatigue through playing.
  • The graph is an inverted U where the x line is the arousal and the y is the performance. Performance peaks on the top of the inverted U and the catastrophe happens in the fall of the inverted U

This is a brief description on the theory cover this in detail about ronaldo and how this applies when he plays football 2 pages

2nd concept


get some quotes on him mentioning competition and how he perfromance in it


  • Anxiety: is a negative emotional state in which feelings of nervousness, worry and apprehension are associated with activation or arousal of the body
  • Trait Anxiety: is a behavioral disposition to perceive as threatening circumstances that objectively may not be dangerous and to then respond with disproportionate state anxiety.
  • Somatic Trait Anxiety: the degree to which one typically perceived heightened physical symptoms (muscle tension)
  • Cognitive Trait Anxiety: the degree to which one typically worries or has self doubt
  • Concentration Disruption: the degree to which one typically has concentration disruption during competition

People usually with high trait anxiety usually have more state anxiety in highly competitive evaluative situations than do people with lower trait anxiety. Example two athletes are playing basketball and both are physically and statistically the same both have to shoot a final free throw to win the game. Athlete A is more laid back which means his trait anxiety is lower and he doesn’t view the final shot as a overly threatening. Athlete B has a high trait anxiety and because of that he perceives the final shot as very threatening. This has an effect on his state anxiety much more than expected in this specific scenario. 


  • State Anxiety: an emotional state characterized by subjective consciously perceived feelings of apprehension and tension accompanied by or associated with activation or arousal of the autonomic nervous system.
  • Cognitive State Anxiety: moment to moment changes in worries and negative thoughts
  • Somatic State Anxiety: moment to moment changes in perceived physiological arousal
  • Perceived Control State Anxiety: the degree to which one has the resources and ability to meet challenges

Example player playing basketball at the start of the game he or she may have a slightly elevated level of anxiety before tip off ( nervous  feeling heart pumping), lower level once he/she settles into the pace of the game, and then an extremely high level in the closing minute of the game (feeling nervous with his/her heart racing)


  • There is a direct relationship between a person’s level of trait anxiety and state anxiety. Research shows that the athletes who score high on trait anxiety measure a high state anxiety in competition. But this varies a highly trait anxious athlete may have a lot of experience in a particular situation and therefore not perceive it as a threat and have a high state anxiety.

Mention all this of the second concept and how it motivates ronaldo all these concepts need to be covered in detail to get a good understanding of ronaldos motivations and how he performs under pressure and how he deal with it 2 pages with quotes from him and sources



  1. The objective competitive situation
  • The persons objective and goal is set
  • Martens states that it is better studied when the objective is told to another person

Example Athlete A runs a mile in 8 min and his goal is to hit under 8 today this is competition because only you are aware of the standard of excellence you are striving to beat. Marthens run with a friend and tell him that his goal is to run under 8 min the situation would be competitive because your friend is aware of the criteria.

  1. The subjective competitive situation
  • How the person perceives, accepts, and appraises the objective competitive situation

Example Athlete A is looking forward in competing in the UEFA Champions League, whereas another athlete, Athlete B which is facing the same objective situation may not be looking forward to competing 

  1. The response
  • If the decision is not to compete then the response stops there
  • Response to compete can occur at the behavioral, physiological or psychological level or at all three levels

Example Behavioral what type of opponent you might want to fight with whether it’s a tough opponent, easy, or better than you. Physiological level heart starts to beat faster and your hands become cold and clammy. Psychological motivation confidence, can be internal or external. 

  1. The consequences of the response
  • Are seen as either positive or negative
  • The perception of the consequence is more important than the objective outcome

Example Athlete A loses the match the athlete might still perceive the outcome as positive if he played well and met his own standard of excellence.

1 page

All the pages are double spaced

It is crucial that your final essay answers be 3-4 fully developed paragraphs (introduction, body, and conclusion).

It is crucial that your final essay answers be 3-4 fully developed paragraphs (introduction, body, and conclusion).

Please make sure when taking your final exam to include in text citations and references.  Peer reviewed, scholarly, up-to-date sources should be used.  There are helpful APA format tools located on the announcement page including a link to a sample paper. Review the writing rubric and you will see what a big difference incorrect format and poor choice of references makes.

Original responses to the forum questions each week need to be substantial (350-500 words per question) and significantly supported by at least 2 peer reviewed, scholarly sources. The citation and references are required to be in APA 6th edition format. Sources used for studies or statistical information should be less than 10 years old. Direct quoting should be limited.  Interpretation in your own words is expected.

Review my midterm video to refresh your memory regarding key format mistakes made by students.

Also remember direct quotes are not permitted.

Question 1

Discuss what is contained in a sexual battery kit, the significance of each item,  and what evidential value it may hold to prove a rape occurred?

Question 2

Describe at least three of the methods that can be used by the legal system to reject sexual assault cases and discredit victims’ allegations of sexual assault.


Discuss the various types of treatments for sexual offenders. Which strategies for rehabilitation should be undertaken for the various types of rapists?

Question 4

Is rape always about sexual desire? What about assaults against the elderly, handicapped, same sex assaults? What are some of the underlying reasons for these attacks?

Watch the movie A Beautiful Mind.

  • Watch the movie A Beautiful Mind.
  • Find a peer-reviewed journal article in support of effective treatment options for schizophrenia.

he Assignment (2–3 pages):

  • Describe how Nash’s symptoms of schizophrenia are presented in the film, including behavioral descriptions of his positive, negative, and/or psychomotor symptoms as appropriate.
  • Review the ways theorists explain schizophrenia using psychological and sociocultural factors (not biological), and offer your conceptualization of Nash’s development of schizophrenia from these two perspectives.
  • Based on your conceptualization above, what treatment options would you recommend? (Be sure to include at least one journal article in support of your chosen treatment options.) What type(s) of treatment(s) did Nash experience?
  • Is the success Nash experienced in managing his disorder common or uncommon for individuals who face symptoms of schizophrenia or a diagnosis of schizophrenia?

If using alternate articles:

  • Describe Frese’s symptoms of schizophrenia presented in the articles, including behavioral descriptions of his positive, negative, and/or psychomotor symptoms as appropriate.
  • Review the ways theorists explain schizophrenia using psychological and sociocultural factors (not biological), and offer your conceptualization of Frese’s development of schizophrenia from these two perspectives.
  • Based on your conceptualization above, what treatment options would you recommend? (Be sure to include at least one journal article in support of your chosen treatment options.) What type(s) of treatment(s) did Frese experience?
  • Is the success Frese experienced in managing his disorder common or uncommon for individuals who face symptoms of schizophrenia or a diagnosis of schizophrenia?

Creating a Professional Resumé

Creating a Professional Resumé

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, please be sure to complete your initial post for the Initial Call discussion and review the Résumé resources provided on the Ashford Career Services website.

For this assignment, you will create a professional résumé from the point of view of the mental health professional involved in the Initial Call discussion scenario. Taking on this role, create a one-page résumé using the resources provided by Ashford Career Services.

Once you have completed your résumé, review the characteristics of the patient you chose for the Initial Call discussion. Consider how reading the résumé might have impacted the patient’s initial call. Evaluate how the reported symptoms and presenting problems may have been impacted by the content and presentation of your résumé, had the patient read this on your website prior to contacting you. Create this one- to two-paragraph evaluation on a new page in the same document as your résumé. Submit the document with the résumé and evaluation to Waypoint.

The Creating a Professional Résumé assignment

  • Must be one to two pages in length (not including title and references pages) and must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least two peer-reviewed sources in addition to the course text.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Writing Assignment #2 (5 points) Method Draft with Hypothesis

Writing Assignment #2 (5 points) Method Draft with Hypothesis

Your assignment is to write a complete draft of the Method section of your final project paper, including a written statement of your hypothesis (which should be placed immediately above the “Method” heading). Note that to draft a correct Method section for your paper, you will need to review and incorporate any feedback given on your Project Method Worksheet. Depending on the nature of your study and the feedback from that assignment, you may need to meet with your TA and/or consult with your TA over email regarding the details of your study. In short, having a well-thought-out and detailed plan of your study is essentially a prerequisite to writing a strong Method draft. (Finally, note that you will be allowed to copy and paste from your own Method draft to your final paper without penalty.)

PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION in your assignment: – Clear hypothesis statement (e.g., the end of your Introduction) followed by “Method” heading – Number, gender, age, and ethnicity of participants**; how participants were recruited/selected – SURVEYS: measure names, authors, what they assess, scale, sample item, reliability/validity information as appropriate – Steps of procedure (note that we will be distributing packets for anonymous completion during a lecture session) **Obviously, prior to conducting your study, you will not have details about demographic information for your participants. Please write as if you have this information and just replace the actual numbers with “XX”.

The Social World: Presentation

The Social World: Presentation

Thus far, we have considered the major themes of social psychology: social thinking, social relations, and social influence.  In this interactive assignment, we will integrate knowledge from all three areas to provide a comprehensive analysis of a social movement, issue, event, or idea.

To inform your thinking on this topic, begin by reading “The Self System in Reciprocal Determinism” (Bandura, 1978) and “Social Action” (Synder & Omoto, 2007), and peruse The Stanford SPARQ Solutions Catalog (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..  In addition, review “Ten Simple Rules for Making Good Oral Presentations” (Bourne, 2007) and “Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation” (Erren & Bourne, 2007).

Then, identify a current or historical social movement (e.g., the Tea Party, Black Lives Matter, the Reformation, etc.), issue (e.g., gay marriage, school choice, abortion, slavery, etc.), event (e.g., the 2016 Presidential election, the Rwandan genocide, the Bubonic Plague, etc.), or idea (e.g., democracy, the nuclear family, peace, etc.).  Create a multimedia presentation (e.g., a video, poster, etc.) that depicts the selected topic in enough detail that classmates, even with no prior knowledge, will gain a basic understanding.  (For additional guidance, review a guide for creating Presentations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., available through the Ashford Writing Center.).  Your presentation should apply psychological insight from at least two of the three areas covered thus far in the course (social thinking, social relations, and/or social influence) to analyze relevant social factors.  In your presentation, interpret social psychological theory and research, including the concept of reciprocal determinism in relation to this social movement, issue, event, or idea.  Describe research methods used to investigate relevant phenomena and summarize actual or hypothetical applications of social psychological insight.   Employ knowledge from social psychology to identify specific careers or disciplines that might be especially well suited to addressing the underlying issues in your example.  Be sure to maintain an objective stance.  (In other words, if you select a social issue, avoid sharing your opinion regarding the “right” or “wrong” view.  Your classmates should not be able to determine your personal views based on what you post.).

You must include a both a multimedia component (e.g., link to or embedded PowerPoint, screencastPreview the documentvideo recordingPreview the document, etc.) and a transcript or other written component that fully explains the audio or visual elements. Please utilize APA style to format your transcript or other written component. Upload the completed assignment (including both the multimedia component and the written component) into Waypoint.  Next week, you will share your presentation with your classmates in a discussion forum.

Utilize a minimum of five credible scholarly sources to inform your thinking on the topic, in addition to required course resources as applicable.  Additional credible references are encouraged.

Note to Students: This assignment requires that you produce a visual presentation, supply a spoken audio narrative, and to listen the audio narrative of others.  Note you are also asked to provide a transcript of your presentation.  If you have a documented disability accommodation that might interfere with your ability to complete this assignment, you may contact your instructor to develop a comparable alternative assignment.  If you have other issues that you feel may be a barrier to your ability to complete this course or this assignment please contact the Office of Access and Wellness at:


Bandura, A. (1978). The self system in reciprocal determinismAmerican Psychologist, 33(4), 344-358.

Bourne, P. E. (2007). Ten simple rules for making good oral presentationsPLoS Computational Biology3(4), e77. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.0030077

Erren, T. C., & Bourne, P. E. (2007). Ten simple rules for a good poster presentationPLoS Computational Biology3(5), e102.

Snyder, M., & Omoto, A. M. (2007). Social action. In A. W. Kruglanski  & E. T. Higgins (Eds.), Social Psychology: Handbook of Basic Principles, (2nd Ed), 940-962.

For this assignment you do not need to do a screen-cast!!! Just submit a transcript outlying each power point slide in detail.