Application: Beginning Your Research

Perhaps more than any other area of psychology, forensic psychology has at its base, an empirical foundation. This is not to say that all forensic psychology professionals are researchers; they are not. However, forensic psychology professionals need to have a good understanding of statistical terminology, research design, and the contemporary empirical findings in their practice areas.

It has often been said that one can use statistics to support any hypothesis. Although this may have some truth to it, forensic psychology professionals need to understand what the empirical findings really do support or refute in their areas of interest. Eye-witness testimony research is an excellent example. As a forensic psychology professional testifying on the accuracy of eye-witness testimony, you would need to know the many findings in this area of research. You also would need to know competing theories, the amount of evidence for any single area, and even the limitations of individual research articles regarding eye-witness testimony. The tool that a forensic psychology professional uses to understand research in any area of study is the literature review.

This week, you begin the process of learning how to conduct a literature review, starting with perhaps one of the least accurate sources, the popular news media. By the time a research study is broken down by the media and presented to the general public many of the weaknesses are often left out. You will get a better feel for this issue throughout this course, but for this week, you start with this area of information dissemination.

To prepare for this assignment: Review Chapter 2 in your course text, Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences. Focus on the guidelines for conducting an effective literature search. Think about how to search and locate research articles applicable to forensic psychology. Select a single topic that exemplifies the application of psychological research in forensic psychology. Research this topic and review three news articles you found related to the application of research in forensic psychology. Think about any possible flaws in the articles and why you believe they are flaws.

The assignment (2–3 pages): Briefly describe three news articles you selected (past or current) on a single topic in forensic psychology that you find most interesting. Briefly explain the search terms (keywords) you used. Describe any flaws you discovered in the articles. Then, explain your reasons for identifying the flaws you discovered.


Developmental psychology attempts to understand cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development throughout the lifespan. In order to understand, for example, how maternal stress during pregnancy might impact the child later in life, pregnant women and children could be studied. Vulnerable populations, such as pregnant women, newborns, children, cognitively impaired individuals, incarcerated individuals, or older adults, require additional consideration and protection when planning to conduct research with them.

When conducting research in the field of human development, particularly with vulnerable populations, it is important to keep in mind that a unique set of ethical considerations should be taken into account. These populations need extra care to ensure their rights because some individuals may lack the mental capacity to give informed consent, may have decreased free will, or may be vulnerable in terms of their physical or mental welfare. As you approach this Discussion, keep in mind how ethical considerations might have affected the type of research that could be conducted.

For this Discussion, you will examine the role of ethics in developmental psychology research as it relates to vulnerable populations.

To prepare for this Discussion:

· Review the example of a Discussion post and response found in this week’s Learning Resources as well as the Discussion Rubric to understand the Discussion’s expectations.

· Review the Learning Resources related to ethics and research in the field of developmental psychology

· Choose a population from the following:

o Children

o Women who are pregnant

o Geriatric individuals

o Individuals with cognitive disabilities

o Adolescents

Readings for assignments:

Fisher, C. B., & Vacanti-Shova, K. (2012). The responsible conduct of psychological research: An overview of ethical principles, APA Ethics Code standards, and federal regulations. In S. J. Knapp, M. C. Gottlieb, M. M. Handelsman, L. D. VandeCreek, S. J. Knapp, M. C. Gottlieb, … L. D. VandeCreek (Eds.), APA handbook of ethics in psychology, Vol 2: Practice, teaching, and research (pp. 335–369). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Pinker, S. (2004). Why nature and nurture won’t go away. Daedalus, 133(4), 5–17.

Meyer, D., Wood, S., & Stanley, B. (2013). Nurture is nature: Integrating brain development, systems theory, and attachment theory. The Family Journal, 21(2), 162–169. doi:10.1177/1066480712466808

Vaillancourt, T., Hymel, S., & McDougall, P. (2013). The biological underpinnings of peer victimization: Understanding why and how the effects of bullying can last a lifetime. Theory Into Practice, 52(4), 241–248. doi:10.1080/00405841.2013.829726

  Assignment: Electronic Media Influence – Part 1

Look at any timeline showing the history of electronic media and consider which forms of media have been around longer than others. While some form of electronic media, and even digital media, has been in existence for longer than many people think, the speed at which electronic media have developed in the past 20 or 25 years has been remarkable. Can human development keep up with digital media development?

This Assignment consists of a 3- to 4-page paper composed of Parts 1 and 2. For this week, you will complete Part 1. For this Part 1, you will research and find a scholarly article that examines an electronic medium of your choosing. You will then develop a visual timeline of its development. As you analyze this electronic medium, you will further examine its impact on human behavior and development.

To Prepare for this Assignment: Select one of the following forms of electronic media: Telephone Radio Television Internet Social media Search the Internet and the Walden library for an article related to the development of the electronic media you selected Review the Timeline Template found in this week’s Learning Resources Consider how the availability of this medium affected human behavior and development

For this Part 1 of your Assignment:

Use the Timeline template from this week’s Learning Resources to develop a timeline of the electronic media you selected by recording 5–10 key milestones of the electronic media’s development. Use the timeline to write a 1- to 2-page paper in which you: Explain the historical relevance of the electronic media you selected in relation to human behavior and development Analyze and explain how electronic media’s development and evolution have impacted you personally Analyze and explain how electronic media’s development and evolution might impact you as a developmental psychology professional

Include at least one scholarly citation for this Part 1 of your paper. Use proper APA format and citations.

Submit your Electronic Media Influence Assignment, Parts 1 and 2 in Week 2.


Electronic Media Influence, Part 1

Timeline Template

Complete the table below to create a timeline of the electronic media you selected. Record 5-10 key milestones or events of the electronic media’s development to create a timeline.


Electronic   Media (circle one): Telephone, Radio, TV, Internet, Social Media


Milestone 1


Milestone 2


Milestone 3


Milestone 4


Milestone 5


Milestone 6


Milestone 7


Milestone 8


Milestone 9


Milestone 10


Based on the resources you located, record below how the media’s availability affected human behavior and development. Then analyze and explain how the electronic media’s development and evolution have impacted you personally and might impact you as a developmental psychology professional.

Resume is attached as well to complete this assignment

An attitude is an evaluative reaction (i.e., feelings), often based on belief and demonstrated through behavior. In this discussion, we will consider intergroup attitudes by examining stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination.

To inform your thinking on this topic, begin by reading “Toward a Relevant Psychology of Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination: Linking Science and Practice to Develop Interventions that Work in Community Settings” (Acevedo-Polakovich, Beck, Hawks, & Ogdie, 2016), “Intergroup Contact Theory” (Pettigrew, 1998), and “Summary and Conclusions” (Sherif, Harvey, Hood, Sherif, & White, 1988).

Then, select a group.  Possible dimensions from which you may select your group include, but are not limited to:  race, gender, social class, nationality, sexual identity, (dis)ability, rural versus urban status, religious belief, incarceration/criminal history, occupational status, victim, military status, and so on.  Provide a brief summary of the group and concrete examples to illustrate.  Summarize social psychological theory and research relevant to the experiences of members of this target group (e.g., What are the origins of prejudice toward this group? What are the influences on members of this group? etc.), and explain practical, original, and specific strategies for enhancing intergroup relations.

Your initial post should be 500-1000 words in length and must contain a minimum of three scholarly, peer-reviewed references, in addition to required course resources as applicable.  Additional credible references are encouraged.

Social Thinking Journal

To prepare for this journal, watch Social Thinking (2017).  Reflect on this topic.  Specifically, consider concepts other than those covered in discussions and/or assignments.  Explain how a particular theoretical perspective applies to your own experience, personal or professional.  Describe the social situation in the context of social psychological theory and research, and appraise the factors that impact your behavior as well as the role your own actions play in producing and perpetuating the situation.  Your journal should be approximately one single-spaced page and include at least one reference to a required course reading.  

View the following video: “Man without a Memory- Clive Wearing.”

Address in a 200-word paper,

The Brain and Memory: Influence of Learning and Emotion

How would you define the relationship between learning something and remembering it?

Personal Discussion


 Business managers use written communication every day. Opportunities for written communication in the business world include everything from reports, memos, and documentation to emails, instant messaging, and social media. Effective written communication can help build and grow business relationships, accelerate results, solicit input and feedback, and rally personnel toward shared goals. Your ability to write messages that are clear and concise, while positioned strategically and presented professionally, will distinguish you in your field. In this assignment, you will develop a written communication for the challenge or opportunity scenario you have identified. The written message needed to fulfill this assignment will depend on your scenario. INSTRUCTIONS Compose a written communication based on your Strategic Communications Plan. 

PART 1 (This is DONE- I have attached it) 1. Develop Your Written Communication  a) State your key message clearly  i. Do not “bury the headline” — the main point should be  presented directly  ii. Your key message must be clear and concise  b) Provide the necessary information and build credibility  i. Provide an appropriate amount of background  information for the audience, given the type of  communication  ii. Get to the point without unnecessary verbiage  iii. Build your position as an expert or trusted colleague  c) Support your key message with three or four supporting  points/reasons  i. Supporting points should be appropriate for the context  and needs of the audience  ii. Reasons should be compelling and relevant  d) Employ either the Consult/Join or Tell/Sell techniques  e) Clearly relay to the audience an actionable request 2. Write Professionally  a) Communication should be clear and concise  b) Communication should build logically  c) Sentences should flow smoothly, using appropriate  transitions and varying sentence structure  d) Employ appropriate formatting for ease of reading and clarity  of message (headers, bullet points, etc.) 3. Demonstrate Professional Presence  a) Be authentic and genuine in your communication  b) Use the appropriate tone and vocabulary for your audience  c) Establish rapport to connect with your audience and  grow the relationship

 PART 2:

 4. Channel and Style  a) Explain why you chose the specific channel you used for the  written communication  b) Explain what style you employed in your written communication  and why (Sell/Tell or Consult/Join) 5. Use Feedback to Refine Your Communication  a) Describe or list the feedback you received on your written  communication from the week 6 Discussion Board  b) Explain how you used the feedback to revise and  improve your message 

This is a 2 page double spaced paper. 

Explain how systems theory can help administrators understand the relationships between human services organizations and their environments. Provide specific examples of ways administrators might apply systems theory to their work. Finally, explain how leadership and management roles within human services organizations contribute to their overall functioning.

Lauffer, A. (2011). Understanding your social agency (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: Sage.  

•Chapter 1, “Where Your Agency Came From and Where It’s Going” (pp. 2–31) 

•Prequel to Chapter 2, “Meet the Staff Members” (pp. 35–37) 

•Chapter 2, “Concepts, Theories, and Classifications” (pp. 38–65)

 •Chapter 7, “Organizational Culture” (pp. 210–240) 

•Chapter 8, “Leadership, Management, and Governance” (pp. 243–280)

Mulroy, E. A. (2004). Theoretical perspectives on the social environment to guide management and community perspectives: An organization-in-environment approach. Administration in Social Work, 28(1), 77–96.

This essay must be in APA Format and you must be follow the guidelines which is I uploaded at the bottom. 

The essay length, information of the paper and etc. are in the documents. 

The essay topic is “How alcoholism affect the personality”. 

The due date is 28th February and It should be in the APA Format. 

I also shared a sample essay which is the instructor send me, the essay paper should be in the similar format. You guys can check that document.