Warm-up Activity 2.1
The internet contains much valuable information for researchers, as well as commercial and private sites that offer information that may be biased or not based on fact. View the Northcentral Information Literacy Tutorial to review some pointers on finding appropriate sites for research on the internet.
Warm-up Activity 2.2
The United States government, as well as some state and local governments, keeps careful statistics of the incidence of behavior and psychological problems. Different departments within the United States government keep statistics on problems, and on programs and research on the problem. For example, the Department of Justice keeps statistics on crime, including types of crime, gender and race of perpetrator, location of crime, and various programs to prevent crime or deal with criminal behavior. Laws for workplace compensation for distress suffered in the workplace can also be found in government databases. Be sure to search the Northcentral University library for further information on how to search government sites efficiently. Start with the library guide listed in the Course Resources module of this course.
Explain the extent of the behavioral, cognitive, or psychological problem that you have identified. Do so by preparing a report that discusses the problem in depth and offers statistics that show the extent of the problem on national and regional levels. Your report should include 1-3 figures or graphs that visually illustrate the extent of the problem. (Use the APA Tables and Figures Guide to prepare the figures and graphs for this section.)
Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages.
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course, and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.