what it is, your opinion on it, facts about it, just talk about it 

Watch some form of media (television or film) list five different jobs you can observe males being employed in, make a similar list for females. Share your list with the class. Do these groupings have anything in common? Consider if the work is very similar or very diverse within the gender grouping. What themes do you observe? Also, state which list you finished first and if you had any trouble finishing the second list.

 

Many consider early and middle adulthood times of relatively little growth, but adults encounter a multitude of tasks and changes during these phases. For instance, the quality of relationships change, vocational choice might be solidified, formal education might be completed, parenting responsibilities might be present, and changes in physical capacities might set limits on behavior. An adult’s perceived success or failure can influence his/her sense of self and ability to accomplish tasks and navigate changes in early and middle adulthood.

In the United States, individuation is an important aspect of adulthood. Individuation refers to processes by which you become a unique individual with a distinct sense of identity. The process is sometimes identified as separation-individuation (Berger, 2016). Adulthood is the period in which roles change from that of a dependent child to a more autonomous individual with different responsibilities and commitments.

Boucher and Maslach (2009) discuss how the type of culture—individualistic or collectivistic—can influence the degree of individuation. Think about how cultural differences can influence the changes that adults face during early and middle adulthood. The influence of culture on these changes impacts individuation. Consider collectivist societies that value conformity over individuality. How does that impact an individual’s sense of uniqueness?

For this Discussion, you will examine individuation and cultural differences in individuation.

To prepare for this Discussion: Read the introduction to this Discussion related to individuation. Select one aspect of adulthood (identity development, vocational development, relationships, or parenting). By Day 4

Post a description of the aspect of adulthood you selected. Then, explain individuation in terms of that aspect. Include an explanation of the challenges that might influence individuation. Be specific and provide examples from the Learning Resources. Use proper APA format and citations.

READINGS FOR THIS WEEK QUESTION, YOU MUST VIEW THE ARTICLES POSTED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

  Berk, L. E. (2014). Development through the lifespan (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

Chapter 13, “Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood” (pp. 430–461)

Chapter 14, “Emotional and Social Development in Early Adulthood” (pp. 462–498)

Chapter 15, “Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood” (pp. 500–529)

Chapter 16, “Emotional and Social Development in Middle Adulthood” (pp. 530–560) Berger, B. (2016). An unexpected war of ages: Clinical issues and conflicts related to young and middle adult development. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 86(1), 35–44. doi:10.1080/00377317.2016.1116296

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Boucher, H. C., & Maslach, C. (2009). Culture and individuation: The role of norms and self-construals. Journal of Social Psychology, 149(6), 677–693.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Optional Resources American Psychological Association. (2016a). Adult development and aging. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/about/division/div20.aspx

 Integrating   the utility of a variety of projective techniques, including the Rorschach test, sentence-completion procedures and projective drawings, and the Thematic Apperception Test, the criticisms of projective assessment, what future changes do you foresee in personality assessment instruments and procedures? 

What changes to do you foresee in the functions and/or applications of personality assessment?  

400 word minimum

DISCUSSIONS QUESTION 2;

 

Robert and Maria’s grandchildren recently saved up and treated their grandparents to a new laptop as an anniversary gift. The plan was for grandparents and grandchildren to stay in touch through email and visual live chats. Robert and Maria were thrilled, but the laptop is still sitting in its box in the spare bedroom. The family is coming for a visit next week, so Robert and Maria anxiously await their grandchildren to come and show them how to use the laptop.

For this week’s Discussion, you examine factors of digital media and its degree of acceptance or potential for anxiety by older adults.

To Prepare for this Discussion: Take the perspective of an older adult and consider the following three factors that might affect the degree of acceptance and use of digital media: Technology anxiety Cognitive Age Venturousness By Day 4

Post at least two reasons why an older adult might/might not choose to use digital technologies. Refer to the three factors and include scholarly resources to support your reasoning. Use proper APA format and citation.

READINGS FOR THIS WEEK QUESTION, YOU MUST INCORPORATE TWO OR MORE ARTICLES INTO ANSWER

  Baron, L. F., Neils, M., & Gomez, R. (2014). Crossing new borders: computers, mobile phones, transportation, and English language among Hispanic day laborers in Seattle, Washington. Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology, 65(1), 98–108. DOI: 10.1002/asi.22949

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Cook, J. E., & Attari, S. Z. (2012). Paying for what was free: Lessons from the New York Times paywall. Cyberpsychology, Behavior & Social Networking, 15(12), 682–687. DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2012/0251

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Dixon, L. J., Correa, T., Straubhaar, J., Covarrubias, L., Graber, D., Spence, J., & Rojas, V. (2014). Gendered space: The digital divide between male and female users in Internet public access sites. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 19(4), 991–1009. DOI: 10.1111/jcc4.12088

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Eastin, M. S., Cicchirillo, V., & Mabry, A. (2015). Extending the digital divide conversation: Examining the knowledge gap through media expectancies. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 59(3), 416–437. DOI: 10.1080/08838151.2015.1054994

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Peral-Peral, B., Arenas-Gaitán, J., & Villarejo-Ramos, Á. (2015). From digital divide to psycho-digital divide: Elders and online social networks. Comunicar, 23(45), 57–64.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Newitz, A. (2015). Email is the new generation gap. Gizmodo. Retrieved from http://gizmodo.com/email-is-the-new-generation-gap-1743697716 Reality Mine (2015). How mobile device use varies across generations. Reality Mine. Retrieved from http://www.realitymine.com/mobile-device-use/ Optional Resources Ólafsson, K., Livingstone, S., & Haddon, L. (2014). Children’s use of online technologies in Europe: A review of the European evidence base (Revised edition). LSE, London: EU Kids Online. Retrieved from http://www.lse.ac.uk/[email protected] /research/EUKidsOnline/EU%20Kids%20III/Reports/D2.2RevisedEvidenceReview_sept2014.pdf Skaletsky, M., Soremekun, O., & Galliers, R. D. (2014). The changing – and unchanging – face of the digital divide: An application of Kohonen self-organizing maps. Information Technology for Development, 20(3), 218–250.

 

In this assignment, you will be critiquing two psychological tests, a personality test and an intelligence test. You will be critiquing the following categories for each test: General Test Content, Technical Format, Test Strengths and Weaknesses, and Multicultural Applications of the test. You will need to submit a worksheet for each test. The length requirements are listed in each section. Each test critique will be the equivalent of 3-4 pages.

Your paper must also:

Be in APA format, including a title page and reference page.

Be proofread and contain few to no grammar errors, misspellings, or typographical errors.

Incorporate a minimum of three supportive scholarly citations and references to support content and conclusions.

Examples of Personality Tests:

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory- 2nd edition

Millon Clinical Mulitaxial Inventory- 3rd edition

NEO Personality Inventory

Personality Assessment Inventory

California Psychological Inventory

16 Personality Factors

Thematic Apperception Test

Rorschach Inkblot Test

Examples of Intelligence Tests:

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – 4th Ed

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale- Revised

Test of Nonverbal Intelligence

Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale

Potential resources include, but are not limited to:

Test Materials (test manual, test booklets, etc.)* Online databases (such as the ETS Test Collection database at http://www.ets.org/testcoll/) Mental Measurements Yearbook Test Critiques Tests in Print

Findings of reliability and validity studies published in scholarly journals.  Journals include: Applied Psychological Measurement Educational and Psychological Measurement Journal of Applied Psychology Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology Journal of Educational Psychology Journal of Personality Assessment Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment Journal of School Psychology Personnel Psychology Psychological Assessment

   Discussion 1: Positive Regard

Carl Rogers, a humanistic psychologist, believed that individuals must feel accepted for who they are in order to have a high level of self-worth (Farber & Doolin, 2011). Rogers coined the term “positive regard” to explain this concept of feeling accepted. Also, he believed that positive regard is essential to personal growth and self-actualization.

For this Discussion, view the “Johnson” video (Episode 3).

Post your description of the purpose of this group. Explain the use of empowerment and strengths-based strategies. How does “positive regard” impact the group session in this video? How might you respond to Talia when she voices her skepticism of the usefulness of group sharing?

References (use 3 or more)

Toseland, R. W., & Rivas, R. F. (2017). An introduction to group work practice (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

· Chapter 9, “Treatment Groups: Foundation Methods” (pp. 264-294)

· Chapter 10, “Treatment Groups: Specialized Methods” (pp. 295-335)

Farber, B. A., & Doolin, E. M. (2011). Positive regard. Psychotherapy, 48(1), 58–64. 

Laureate Education. (Producer). (2013b). Johnson (Episode 3) [Video file]. In Sessions. Baltimore, MD: Producer. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Piper, W. E., Ogrodniczuk, J. S., Lamarche, C., & Joyce, A. S. (2006). Use of the social relations model by group therapists: Application and commentary. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 56(2), 191–209.

   Assignment:

Personal Journal Entry 4: Group Project Goals

As a clinical social worker, evaluating the effectiveness of clinical strategies is an expectation of the NASW Code of Ethics (1996). Sometimes, clinical strategies and techniques that are effective in one setting may not work in another situation. It is important to understand what works and what doesn’t.

Also, self-assessment is an integral part of becoming a clinical social worker.

Describe the strategy (assigned in Week 7) you implemented in your Group Project. 

· Describe the process and the level of difficulty/comfort you found in doing this Assignment.

· Explain how this strategy may or may not have empowered or supported the group.

· Describe the progress of the group in completing the project/goal.

Submit your Journal Entry (2–3 pages).

References (use 2 or more)

What might be some arguments for and against the importance of mental imagery in information processing? 200-250 words, APA Format, references

What are the relative advantages and disadvantages of the various theories of organizing knowledge? 200-250 words, APA Format, references.