Prior to engaging in this discussion, please read the  “Constructivism in Theory and Practice,” “Rona’s Story and the Theory of Symbolic Interactionism,” and “Symbolic Interactionism and Critical Perspective” articles, and review any relevant Instructor Guidance.  Respond to at least two of your classmates by  Day 5 (Saturday).  Comment on at least one of your classmates’ responses to your initial post by  Day 7 of the week. Be sure to respond to your instructor’s comments to you in this forum by  Day 7. 

Demonstrate your understanding of the complexities of how we learn by evaluating the potential correlations between symbolic interactionism and constructivism. Apply basic research methods in psychology to your post by synthesizing the principles from the articles in your own words with appropriate citations. Do not quote the articles directly. Based on your course resources, scholarly articles, and the knowledge you have developed throughout the past four weeks, critically consider how/if these correlations might affect a person’s ability and/or willingness to learn new material. Consider the following in your analysis:

 Symbolic interactionism is actually a theory posed in sociological psychology. Do you believe this theory can be aligned with the framework of constructivism, which originates from learning psychology? Why, or why not? Support your statements with scholarly research and personal examples.In your opinion, what prevents (or substantiates) their correlation?Based on these theories, what possible needs should be considered when teaching skills to a group of diverse learners?

We covered the topic of love during the 3/24/15 class. Watch the following video (see below) that features best selling author Dr. Gary Chapman talking about his book, The Five Love Languages. What is your reaction to the concepts Dr. Chapman relies on to help couples in their relationships? What do you think of the five “love languages?” Have you ever taken the Five Love Language quiz? If you have taken the quiz, what were your results (e.g. what was your Love Language)? If you have not taken the quiz, what do you think your results would reveal if you did take the quiz? You are welcome to take the free quiz at  (Links to an external site.)   but it asks for your email address so I am not requiring you to do this. 

Here is the video:  (Links to an external site.)

Assignment 3: Research Design and Data Collection

Submit your response to the M1: Assignment 3 Dropbox by Wednesday, October 28, 2015 . Your response should be at least three pages in length.

Given the hypothesis high employee satisfaction is correlated with low employee absenteeism, address the following in your paper this week:Identify the variables in this study. What are some extraneous variables that might impact your research? How would you control for extraneous variables?Which research design would you use to study this hypothesis and why?What data collection techniques would you use to study this hypothesis and why?Assuming that you get a correlation of r = -.70, what does this tell you about the strength and direction of the correlation between satisfaction and absenteeism?What are some potential problems you might encounter, and what strategies would you use to minimize these problems?Use APA standards.     

Developmental Parenting Paper

In this course we examine the theories and stages of Childhood Development as they relate to parenting.  You are going to write a paper on any stage  of Childhood Development that interests you (birth to age two, 2-5 years old, elementary school, early adolescence, etc).  You will need to apply  the theories and conceptslearned in your textbook  as well as incorporate information from 2 other sources. The APUS library will be a great place to start this research as well as the sources listed at the end of the syllabus. 


The introduction should be a brief summary of what you are going to write about. Your introduction should briefly describe the stage of development  you chose and explain why you chose it.     The body of your paper should back up your introduction. Use your research to thoroughly  discuss/explain the stage of development you chose by discussing thephysical, mental, emotional, etc. changes  that occur during that stage. You must also  answer these questions:               Why is childhood development important to understand when it comes to parenting?       Describe and give examples of effective parenting techniques for this developmental stage.       In your opinion, what are the most challenging behaviors of this stage?        Explain how you (or any parent) can apply the parenting techniques/styles from the books to those challenging behaviors.       What do you think is the most important aspect/concept and/or theory of the stage you chose and why?  Your conclusion should summarize your paper as well as answer:  What is the most interesting thing you learned from writing this paper and why? 

This paper will be a minimum of 3-5 pages long, not including title and reference pages. APA format required.  Your textbook is the main source  for this paper along with two other scholarly sources. 

T he CHFD331 Parenting  Course Guide in the library is a good starting point

You may not  use Psychology Today, Redbook, Wikipedia, WebMD or similar sources for your material.

This paper must  be submitted as a Word doc. General Writing Requirements ·        Use appropriate APA formatting, in-text (parenthetical), and Reference citations. APA formatting guides are available in our class Resources link. APA tutorials are also available on the APUS Library page.  We highly advise taking the APA tutorial available in the APU library. ·        APA formatting requires a separate cover page and a separate References page. Neither counts toward the page length. ·        Headings are not required, but include a “running header.” (See the APA formatting guide in the Resources link). ·        Sources must be cited in the body of your paper (in-text or parenthetical citations) and on a page titled: “References” (without the quotation marks). ·        Paraphrases should be used instead of quotes unless the quote is VERY short and necessary for complete understanding or to make a particular point. Place quotes inside quotation marks and properly cite them. Failure to correctly quote or cite, even if not intended is plagiarism and will result in a zero on the paper for a first instance and course failure for a second occurrence in any other assignment. Rewrites are not permitted for plagiarized work. ·        Size 10 – 12 point font in Times New Roman, Arial, or Courier new must be used for all parts of the paper. ·        One–inch margins are required.

I have 2 reflection papers due next wednesday. It’s about child abuse and neglect, basically about our understanding on 4 chapters in out textbook. Is there anyone who could help me?

Assignment 2: Action Plan to Address Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is one of the largest social problems related to alcohol use. Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol is involved in 40–45% of all fatal traffic accidents. As a result, legislators, educators, and law enforcement officers are continually attempting to find ways to prevent driving under the influence of alcohol.

Select one of the following age groups: teens (13–17 years), college-age (18–25 years), adults (26–60 years), or seniors (61 years and up).

For your selected age group, develop a plan to reduce driving under the influence. The plan could include (but not be limited to) educational, legislative, and community support; and social advertising. Present at least three action points in your plan. Be sure to include:The format of the planWho will deliver the information and howSpecific tactics used to target the selected groupMethods used to measure the success of the plan

Be sure to include an introduction and summary for your plan. Support your recommendations using authoritative sources.

Write a 2–3-page plan in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.

By Wednesday, October 28, 2015 , deliver your assignment to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox.Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Developed plan with details on format, delivery of information, and tactics.25Explained methods of measuring success of plan.25Aligned plan to suit target audience.15Presented logical and clearly structured information supported by authoritative sources.15Wrote 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 

  What us Authentic Sexuality? In what ways does this influence the way a person experiences a relationship?

Using the attached journal article, discuss how well it strove toward the following:



Reducing uncertainty


Using standardized procedures

Using the article above, comment on how well its author(s):

Selected a problem area

Conceptualized variables

Operationalized variables

Identified constants and labeled variables

Formulated a research hypothesis

Developed a sampling plan

Selected a data collection method

Analyzed the data



APA Format 300 word minimum


Describe an important problem faced by society today. Provide your own analysis of the problem in terms of each of the elements of thought as defined by Paul and Elder. In addition, explain the three intellectual standards and three intellectual virtues that you believe are the most important for resolving the issue.  


In one paragraph at the end of your paper, reflect on your analysis of the problem that you selected in order to address the following questions:  


1. Which of the five methods did you use to generate questions that lead to disciplined thinking?


2. Explain how you applied deep learning in your consideration of this problem.


3. How does your analysis differ from that of a minimalist student?  


Your response should be at least three pages in length, double spaced, and in Times New Roman 12pt. font. You are required to use at least your textbook and the attached article as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in APA format. The title and reference page do not count towards the three page minimum.  


Search for research articles from peer-reviewed publications in the University Library. Examples of peer-reviewed publications are listed in Table 2.1 in Chapter 2 of Methods in Behavioral Research.

Select four research articles to review. Include at least one applied research article and one basic research article. Be sure to apply the scientific method to evaluate the evidence presented in the selected articles. Use these articles as a framework for completing the questionnaire.

Write a 100- to 500-word answer to each of the following questions:


What is the purpose of each of the sections in a typical research article?

What are the steps to critically evaluate research articles and how does the scientific method help you do this?


What is the importance of research in behavioral sciences?

What is the relationship between applied research and basic research? Provide an example, from your selected studies, of how each contributes to the body of knowledge.

What ethical issues can you identify in the selected articles? How were the issues addressed or neglected?


Identify three possible research topics that you might want to explore further as you go through this course.

List appropriate sources, including databases that you might use when exploring these topics.



Paper should be written in an essay format using APA style with complete sentences. Be sure to distinguish sections and parts with clearly labeled headings. Each question will only require one or two sentences.

Cite the articles using a reference page.

Format your answers consistent with APA guidelines.