300 words APA format- instructions must be followed. Full assignment attached. 



Participated in the discussion   by replying to  a minimum of 2 classmates, asking a question, providing   a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with rationale,   challenging a point of discussion, or making a relationship between one or   more points of the discussion.  Each reply post is unique and original   in nature and meets the required minimum word count of 150 words


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Britney Rodriguez’s Week 7 Forum

britney rodriguez(May 17, 2018 11:23 PM)- Read by: 1

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Good evening

           I hope all is well! The most important things a parent should be looking for when deciding placement in a preschool, are that play, specifically make-believe play, is incorporated, that there is an adequate amount of activities aimed towards boosting language development, that artistic activities are encouraged, and that the child’s environment will be safe, and caring. Make-believe play is beneficial to children, as it represents a child’s thought processes, and bolsters those processes, and social skills (CHFD308 Lesson 7, n.d.). Boosting a child’s language development is crucial during their early ages, as it is necessary for a child to understand language prior to communicating it (CHFD308 Lesson 7, n.d.). It is a large part of the arts preschoolers should be learning, aiding in their overall development (Branka, Matjaz, & Tomaz, 2015). The encouragement of art enables imagination, and creativity, which help develop a child’s cognition (Branka, Matjaz, & Tomaz, 2015). Additionally, an environment that is caring and safe equates to a healthy learning environment, free of stress, and full of support.

           Parents evaluate skill development with regards to problem solving, make-believe and artistic activities within a preschool, by observing their children’s actions in certain situations, or when playing by themselves, or with others. Parents understand the abilities their children have prior to them attending preschool, as they recall what they have taught them. If children are seemingly able to work through problems better than they did prior to preschool, or if they are tapping into their imaginations and playing make-believe, or utilizing their artistic abilities more-so, or better, than it would be safe to say that their skills are increasing, from attending preschool. However, if there is no change, then the preschool curriculum should be reevaluated by the parents.

           Looking at this development is very important for evaluation, as it is a way parents can be aware of the benefit of said preschool curriculum. Looking at these things can help parents decide if their child is benefitting in said preschool, or not. Thank you for reading, have a great night!


           Britney Rodriguez


Branka, C., Matjaz, M., Tomaz, Z. (2015). Preschool teaching Staff’s Opinion on the Importance of Preschool Curricular Fields of Activities, Art Genres and Visual Arts Fields ProQuest.  Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy1.apus.edu/docview/1769716152?pq-origsite=summon&accountid=8289

CHFD 308 Lesson 7. (n.d.). Cognitive Development in Early Childhood. American Military University.

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omer adan(May 16, 2018 11:58 PM)- Read by: 1

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Finding a preschool for your child may seem to be a simple task, until it is your turn to find the “right” place of early learning for your child to attend. Parents have their own preferences and expectations when it comes to what they may want for themselves and their preschool aged child. While it is true that academics is an important aspect that parents would want in being taught to their child when it comes to selecting a preschool, there are also other elements that parents should consider as well. Academics is one factor parents should look for, the social aspect of being in an environment with toddler children their age and of course licensed teacher(s) that fulfill the number of children in a class. If the preschool environment happens to be tidy and the teachers and staff are welcoming. A source mentions the importance of communication between teachers a parents, “Teachers need to be able to talk with you as easily as they do your child. Aside from being easily approachable, find out if the teachers are available for quick side chats at drop off and pick up” (Friedman 2017). Without communication how would a teacher understand a child’s behavior fully if any conversations arise. Also, parents feel more comfortable being able to chat with a teacher that they leave in their care for several hours a day for months at a time, so communication is a must. Another source mentions that preschool having recess breaks are good for building on cognitive development. “Apart from the obvious physical benefits of aerobic exercise, studies have shown recess also increases cognitive functioning” (Webley 2011). It makes sense that for children to have breaks just as adults do in their workplaces for balance and just letting lose and enjoying the new surroundings they will have to get used to. Parents can evaluate skill development regarding to problem solving, make believe and artistic activities within a preschool by simply doing their research on the preschool’s curriculum and goals for children. Parents can also stop by for a mini tour and/or give the preschool of choice a phone call to learn more on what the they do.


Friedman, A. (2017, July 19). 8 Things to Consider When Choosing a Preschool. Retrieved from https://www.care.com/c/stories/3271/8-things-to-consider-when-choosing-a-preschoo/

Webley, K. (2011, August 24). 7 Things You Need to Know About a School (Before You Enroll Your Kid). Retrieved from http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2089618,00.html


Assignment 1

Prepare: Review requirements for APA formatting. There are many resources found in the Writing Center, such as the following: Introduction to      APA (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Formatting      Your References List (Links to an external site.)Links to an external      site. Citing      Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)Links to an external      site.

Write: Using the Week 1 APA Unformatted Example Essay, complete the following task: Using the “Track Changes”      function located under the “Review” tab at the top of the Word document      with the unformatted essay, identify as many APA formatting errors as      possible (there are at least 25 errors). Using the “Comments” function,      correctly write out the APA rule that applies to the identified errors.      You do this by highlighting the word, words, or error and clicking on “New      Comment” located under the “Review” tab at the top of your Word document.      A comment box will pop up at the right of your paper for you to write the rule      to the error. Do not comment on repeat      errors. For example, if two citations have the same formatting mistake,      comment on only one of them. Note that there are some      capitalization and punctuation errors that you may correct through Track      Changes, but they are not the focus of this exercise.




Assignment 2

Prepare: View the Globalization at a Crossroads (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. series episode and read the article A Model of Global Citizenship: Antecedents and Outcomes by Stephen Reysen and Iva Katzarska-Miller (2013). Go to the Ashford University Library, and locate one additional source on global citizenship that will help support your viewpoint.

Reflect: Please take some time to reflect on how the concept of global citizenship has shaped your identity, and think about how being a global citizen has made you a better person in your community.

Write: Use the Week 1 Example Assignment Guide when addressing the following prompts: Describe and explain a clear      distinction between “globalism” and “globalization” after viewing the      video and reading the article. Describe how being a global      citizen in the world of advanced technology can be beneficial to your      success in meeting your personal, academic, and professional goals. Explain why there has been      disagreement between theorists about the definition of global citizenship      and develop your own definition of global citizenship after reading the      article by Reysen and Katzarska-Miller. Choose two of the six outcomes      of global citizenship from the article (i.e., intergroup empathy, valuing      diversity, social justice, environmental sustainability, intergroup      helping, and the level of responsibility to act for the betterment of this      world).  Explain why       those two outcomes are the most important in becoming a global citizen       compared to the others. Describe at least two personal      examples or events in your life that illustrate the development of global      citizenship based on the two outcomes you chose. Identify two specific general      education courses.  Explain how       each course influenced you to become a global citizen.

The Importance of Becoming a Global Citizen Must be 750 to 1,000 words in      length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according      to APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to      an external site.)Links to an external site.  Must include a separate title      page with the following:  Title of       paper Student’s       name Course name       and number Instructor’s       name Date       submitted For further assistance with the      formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting      for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Must utilize academic voice.      See the Academic      Voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.      resource for additional guidance. Must include an introduction      and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a      clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.  For       assistance on writing Introductions       & Conclusions (Links to an external site.)Links to an external       site. as well as Writing a Thesis       Statement (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.,       refer to the Ashford Writing Center resources. Must use at least one credible      source in addition to the two required sources (video and article).  The Scholarly,       Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external       site.)Links to an external site. table offers additional guidance on       appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific       source is appropriate for this assignment, contact your instructor. Your       instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific       source for an assignment. The Integrating Research (Links       to an external site.)Links to an external site. tutorial will offer       further assistance with including supporting information and reasoning. Must document in APA style any      information used from sources, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s      In-Text      Citation Guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Must have no more than 15%      quoted material in the body of your essay based on the Turnitin report.      References list will be excluded from the Turnitin originality score. Must include a separate      references page that is formatted according to APA style. See the Formatting      Your References List (Links to an external site.)Links to an external      site. resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.










This is a 10 page research paper, without the bibliography. APA format. All references need to come from scholarly sources (e.x peer reviewed journal articles or edited books) and the majority should be recent (within the last 10 years).

Based on the feedback you received on your submission from last week, submit a revised draft of your paper with this additional information: Five additional references that could be used for your research paper and include a 1-2 sentence description for each of the five additional references, explaining how they fit with the research topic and the research question proposed. Make sure that these references come from scholarly sources using Argosy’s library resources. A  very detailed outline of what you would like to cover in the intro/lit review of your paper. Write it as an outline and think about what you want each paragraph or section to cover. Paste your references into each section where the information from that article applies to the topic. Below is an example of the outline although the references have not been pasted in yet: Introduction or Statement of the Problem (e.g. Predictors of Depression in Men) Research question (E.g. What factors predict depression in men? For example, age, marital status, family history, stressors). Why is it important/implications  (E.g. xx% of men are depressed; less likely to seek treatment; if we can identify who is at risk, may be able to direct them to treatment sooner) Revised hypothesis based on feedback from the instructor Review of the Literature (the following is an example for above topic): Brief description of depression, symptoms, and any unique symptoms for men (Cite articles from which you will obtain this information). How widespread is it? Stats on depression in general but also stats on depression in men (Cite articles from which you will obtain this information). List factors that put men at risk for depression (Cite articles). Difficulty communicating distress or sadness (Cite articles). Job/work pressures (Cite articles). Demographic characteristics (Cite articles). Relationship between age and depression (Cite articles). Relationship between marital status and depression (Cite articles). A 1-2 page description of the sample you would like to use for your study, that provides the answer to the following questions: What sampling technique would you use? Does the sample generalize to the population? Explain why or why not. What inclusion criteria would be used? What exclusion criteria would be used, if any? What ethical issues might be encountered when collecting your information from this sample? Be sure to also submit all your ten references (the five from last week and the five new ones you added) in an APA-style reference page. Be sure to also include an APA-style title page with your submission. Your paper should be at least 2-3 pages long. Make sure you write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Submit your assignment to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Assignment 2 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsProvided five additional valid references and explained the reasoning behind their selection.20Discussed the sampling technique for the proposed study and included the aspects of generalization, inclusion, and ethical issues as requested in the assignment.25Provided a detailed outline of the intro/literature review section of the paper, along with revised hypothesis.25Included an APA-style title page and reference page (with at least 10 references).10Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.20Total:



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  Week 6 – Critical Review Critical Review

The final assignment for this class will be a 10-page critical review of the drug treatment for a psychiatric disorder (broadly defined to include psychological and neurological disorders as well). The review will use peer-reviewed sources to evaluate the current drug treatment modalities for the selected disorder and determine the adequacy of those treatments. The paper will be evaluated on the inclusion of the following information:


Evaluate the disorder in terms of symptomatic and behavioral presentation. Include the time, course, and progression of the disorder. Evaluate and explain special features of the disease epidemiology.


Evaluate the predominant theory or theories regarding the biological basis of the disorder. Explain the disorder in terms of pertinent neurotransmitter and receptor theories and describe the pertinent evidence of their involvement.  Analyze the neurotransmitter systems in terms of the involved receptors and the use receptor agonists and antagonists in the treatment of the disorder receptor. Include information on the anatomic changes to the central nervous system as appropriate to the topic.


Evaluate drug therapies for treating the disorder based on the current understanding of the biological basis of the disorder and the corresponding behavioral effects of the disorder. Explain pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in relation to the disorder and corresponding drug treatment. Describe any side effects and adverse effects of the drug treatment and their biological basis, including issues related to contraindications, interactions, drug metabolism, and elimination. In addition, explain risks, benefits, and ethical implications for high-risk and exceptional treatment conditions.


Summarize theories of psychiatric disease as they relate to principles of drug action within the chosen topic. Evaluate advantages and disadvantages of the current theory of the disorder and its treatment and evaluate any controversies regarding ethical and/or risk-benefits perspectives associated with the current treatment. Describe possible areas for future research.

Attention Students: The Masters of Arts in Psychology program is utilizing the Pathbrite portfolio tool as a repository for student scholarly work in the form of signature assignments completed within the program. After receiving feedback for this Critical Review, please implement any changes recommended by the instructor, go to Pathbrite (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and upload the revised Critical Review to the portfolio. (Use the Pathbrite Quick-Start Guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to create an account if you do not already have one.) The upload of signature assignments will take place after completing each course. Be certain to upload revised signature assignments throughout the program as the portfolio and its contents will be used in other courses and may be used by individual students as a professional resource tool. See the Pathbrite (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. website for information and further instructions on using this portfolio tool.

Writing the Critical Review

The paper: Must be 10 to 12 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. 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 five 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 reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

  Week 6 – Critical Review

300 WORDS WELL WRITTEN     DUE 5/22/2018

 Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read the required chapters from the text and review the required articles for this week. Over the course of the past weeks, we have considered the use of medications in the treatment of various psychological disorders. This discussion will provide you with an opportunity to give an informed appraisal on the use of drugs to treat disorders and defend your stance based on your judgment of the literature. In your initial post, describe what you believe are the greatest strengths and weaknesses of using the medications to treat psychological disorders.  Evaluate the employment of psychoactive drugs in the treatment of disorders over the lifespan from both an ethical and risk-benefits perspective. Summarize the theories of psychiatric disease and the scientific rationale behind its treatment through the employment of drug therapies. Explain what you believe to be the greatest challenges in the use of psychoactive medications over the next several years. Support your statements with references and logical arguments. 

For this discussion, you will be assigned a theorist according to your last name. Your instructor may reassign you a different theorist as needed, so check the announcements for any revisions.

In your initial post, you will write a position statement for an assigned theorist. Justify your position statement with support from research by discussing the validity and accuracy of the theory. My theorist is Kelly

In your initial post, you will write a position statement for an assigned theorist. Justify your position statement with support from research by discussing the validity and accuracy of the theory. 

In today’s world, stress is inescapable. Stress can be a major factor in physical and psychological illnesses. Stress is closely related to fear, panic, and anxiety. A number of relatively common psychological disturbances share symptoms that include anxiety as a central component. The somatic symptom disorders involve a preoccupation with the body or a medical illness. The dissociative disorders involve an alteration in consciousness or memory such as amnesia or, in an extreme case, the development of multiple personalities as in dissociative identity disorder.

Below is a Sample Case – Woody

Click to review the sample case (do not use Woody in your M2 Assignment 2 analysis).

Review the sample case. Download and study the guidelines for developing cases. Develop one original fictional case study that portrays a specific diagnosis within the categories of: anxiety, somatic symptom disorders, or dissociative disorders.

The case description must include all of the DSM criteria necessary to diagnose that disorder, but may also include additional symptoms not found within that diagnostic category. Include some demographic background of the fictional case subject. This portion of the assignment should be 1 to 1 ½ pages.

Mental health professionals are often trained in one or more theoretical orientations. Each theoretical orientation provides a specific insight into why a person acts the way he or she does. The theoretical orientation also guides the professional’s choice of treatment options to address the symptoms presented by the individual to be treated. Several theoretical explanations of abnormal behavior have been described in your readings for this module. Some of these are biological, psychodynamic, behavioral, existential, cognitive, and sociocultural.

Identify the treatment approach for your case based upon the theory you have chosen to explain the disorder. Then in 2–3 pages, write your own theoretical analysis of case characteristics in relation to the disorder the case represents.

Write the case and theoretical analysis in a 3–4-page paper in Word format. Be sure to include an APA style title page and to cite the online course and the text applying APA standards. 

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