Assignment 2: Identifying Themes

Submit the following assignment to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Wednesday, October 28, 2015 .

Identifying themes in your literature is very important because it helps you create a scaffold for your literature review. Without knowing themes, patterns, and trends, the literature review usually reads like a meaningless list with no connection between one study and the next. Also, without identification of themes, there is no appreciation of how scholars are actually having a conversation on paper regarding their discoveries.

By now you have taken part in multiple exercises and assignments which were intended to assist you in clarifying the themes you will pull together in and through your literature review. Now is the time to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), and to take all of the preparatory work you have done and to actualize it in a draft of your literature review.

For this assignment, you will develop a Title page, Abstract, and a References page. Articulate your main research/focal question as the opening for your paper. Be sure it is specific, researchable, and important to the field. Then go on to list a detailed outline of the body of the paper, (including all headings and subheadings). Be sure to format your entire paper, including the headings and subheadings according to APA style.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Completed Title page, per APA guidelines.10Completed Abstract page, per APA guidelines.15Articulated a research question which was specific, researchable, and important to the field.15Provided outline of body of paper, including all headings and subheadings, pertinent to subject matter, and complete enough to engage. Format headings per APA guidelines.20Completed References page, per APA guidelines.20Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.20Total: 100


In an essay of 250-500 words, describe data screening. Address the following items:

How does data screening differ from data cleaning?

What part of data screening checks for the actual number of responses you have for each variable?

How is data screening related to the assumptions of the statistic you will choose to analyze your data?

Why are descriptive statistics a part of data screening?

What kinds of plots are useful in data screening?


What can you do if your data do not meet the assumptions of your statistic?

Read the attach 5 articles and answer one question for each article, 250 word min for each answere. 

For this discussion, select one of the case vignettes from the presentationMulticultural Competence – Case Study from this unit’s first study and imagine that you are the counselor working with the clients or student in this situation. Identify the areas of multicultural competence needed for working with these clients or this student. Identity your personal values and beliefs. Detail how any biases you have might impact your reaction to the student or clients. What steps will you take to ensure ethical practice? Discuss the skills and intervention strategies you might need to work with these clients or this student? How will you gain this knowledge?


You are a staff counselor working at a community mental health clinic. Your caseload includes working clients from diverse backgrounds who have serious and chronic mental disorders. One of your clients, a 20-year-old man from Central Africa, has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. One day his parents are present when you make a home visit. They want to invite the extended family to a healing ceremony for their son and have asked a local shaman to perform a ritual to banish any bad spirits that are interfering with their son’s cure. Because you have been successful in establishing a relationship with their son, they respect you and want you to take part in the ceremony.

Now that you’ve completed the reading please answer the following questions:Chapter 13 is about working parents. Based on the reading and your personal experience, (if applicable), what do you think are some of the biggest challenges working parents face? Is it possible for parents to find a successful balance between their responsibilities at work and at home. If yes, how? If no, why not?Chapter 14 discusses teenage and single parents as well as divorce. What do you think it takes to be an effective teen parent? How can parents minimize the effects of divorce on their kids?

300 words with two citations

Topic: Physical activities and self-efficacy


This is a part of an educational research paper.

“Literature review” section.


I have attached 5 articles related to this topic.

You may use other articles that would support this topic.

Information from . gov sites are good too.


APA style

1 page double-spaced

250-280 for each question. Needed by friday night (october 23), 10PST U.S.


. How do you see psychology being applied to improve society’s future?


2. Which subdiscipline or subdisciplines within psychology do you believe will become increasingly important in the future? Why?

This assignment brings developmental theory to life through live observation. You will have the opportunity to practice making service recommendations for a family based on the developmental prognosis of the individual you observe.


Conduct a forty-five- to sixty-minute live observation of a young adult. In addition to conducting an observation, you may also choose to interview the young adult. Keep in mind the following guidelines:Only use first names or pseudonyms in your paper.Do not observe someone who is related to you.Do not attempt to engage in a counseling role; this assignment strictly involves only observing or interviewing.

Write a 3- to 4-page detailed description of the young adult’s physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development. What would developmental theorists say about the cognitive and the psychosocial development of the young adult? In addition, include the following information:Date, time, location, and length of observationAge, sex, and race or ethnicityDefining physical characteristicsEstimated socioeconomic status (SES)Description of interaction with caregiversDaily routineDescription of other relevant behaviors exhibited during observationAny other information

Note that SES has a profound impact on development. You can estimate the SES level based on neighborhood, clothing, or automobiles.

Be sure to provide detailed examples and use multiple developmental theories to support your observations. Consider multicontextual influences on development. Also, provide a developmental prognosis and make service recommendations, if needed. Justify your recommendations with information from the textbook, recommended readings, and/or peer-reviewed journal articles.

If you determine no services are needed, provide a justification. For example, if the young adult you observe is not meeting the developmental milestones associated with young adulthood, provide suggestions for services that would promote healthy development.

Note: Do not share a prognosis or service recommendations with the young adult. This information is for class purposes only. Also keep in mind that the more familiar you are with the relevant developmental theory for this age range, the more you will know what is significant during your observation.

Submission Details:By Wednesday, October 23, 2015 , prepare a 3- to 4-page paper. Your response should rely upon at least two sources from professional literature. Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA format); and use accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Week 3 Treatment of Neurodevelopmental and Neurocognitive Disorders Presentation

Choose one neurodevelopmental or neurocognitive disorder.

Choose one contemporary approach for treatment.


Create a public service announcement proposing the use of your selected approach for treatment of your selected disorder. The proposal can use a form of multimedia, a video, a presentation, a radio announcement, or a flyer.


(10/10 scored)