Psychology Writing Expectations and Models

As we mentioned in the unit introduction, writing is a core competency in psychology and an excellent medium for contributing to the field of psychology and continuing to advance within your future career path. For this discussion, let’s share our findings from our exploration of APA style, writing models, and our own writing growth areas. Respond to the following questions:What article or reference did you find to use as a model for your own scholarly and professional writing in the unit study activity? Post the APA citation for the reference. Please give a brief descriptive summary of the article or reference. How is this model relevant to your development as a scholarly and professional writer in the field of psychology?How do you envision using writing to further your future career path and contribute to the field?In your review from Smarthinking, what helped you the most? What were your strengths and weaknesses?What strategies, resources, and support will you use to develop your competence in communicating in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with the expectations for members of the profession of psychology?

If you have any trouble using Smarthinking, finding a writing model, or locating writing resources to support your development needs, use this discussion to receive support from your peers and instructor to work through your challenges.


Requesting asssitance with ansewering 6 questions from my critical thinking class.


I have attached the 6 questions, study guide, and the textbook pages pertaining to them.


Thank you in-advance.

Need help writing an reflection paper for my psychology class.


Please see attachments.  Thank you.

Answer the following 7 questions in 150+ words with intext citations and references.  Also include Textbook in references.

1-Differential reinforcement and punishment -Apply differential reinforcement and punishment procedures to various scenarios.

2-Shaping with interventions and behavior – Explain the steps needed to shape behavior using various interventions and procedures.

3-Discrimination – Explain how to teach a skill using discrimination.

4-Satiation and Deprivation – Explain the role of satiation and deprivation in behavior patterns.

5-Task Analysis – What is a task analysis, and when might you benefit from completing one?    Please share an example of a task that you’ve analyzed.   How could you use this information?

6-Shaping – Shaping is an important part of how we teach a new behavior.  What is an example of a behavior that may require shaping? What role does differential reinforcement play in shaping this new behavior?  Does punishment come into play in this process?


7 -Motivation Operations – Review the material from our text related to motivation operations.   What are some examples of these?   How might these impact learning?   How might these impact behavior?   

I attached survey cover page, survey, and grading rubric

I also attached sample rubric feedback


There are two things I would ask for

1. complete survey #11, and #12

2. Provide feedback on the rubric


It does not have to be that long, but has to include all 11 elements on the rubric

In this assignment, you will review your current level of adjustment.

Write a one to two (1-2) page paper in which you:

1.    Reflect on how well you are:


a.    adjusting to your life in terms of subjective well-being, diversity, contexts, and / or thinking critically.

b.    balancing your priorities, specifically with home, work, school, recreation, and / or family.

c.    developing your identity, specifically self-esteem, self-concept, ethnicity, and / or gender.

d.    coping with stress, specifically social support, multiple coping strategies, and / or self-control.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

·         Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; Since the only resources you will be using for this assignment are the article and your textbook, you need not include a reference page. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

·         Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

·         Define psychology and psychological adjustment.

·         Identify contextual variables (e.g., culture) that impact psychological adjustment.

·         Describe self-concept, self-esteem, and identity.

·         Define stress, stressors, and coping strategies, and contemplate their relationship to health and wellness.

·         Use critical thinking skills to reflect on personal experiences with adjustment and identify new strategies for personal growth.

·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in psychology.

·         Write clearly and concisely about psychology using proper writing mechanics.

By now, you should have located several current sets of ethical standards used by various counseling professionals. For this assignment, reference the ACA Code of Ethics as well as any standards from professional organizations specific to your program (school counseling, mental health counseling, addictions counseling, or career counseling). This assignment has three (3) parts. Part One

Create an annotated reference list of ethical standards that includes at least two different ethical standards related to your program. An annotated reference list includes the citation for the document you located (in APA format); then, a brief description of the resources is included beneath the citation. The description should be written in your own words, paraphrasing the materials you’ve found (not using any direct quotes from the materials). Please format your annotated reference list to include the following three items:

1. Name of the standard. 

2. The reference to show the date of the standard and where it can be located (APA format; include the link if it is located on a web page of a professional organization). 

3. A brief description that notes the year these standards were implemented and if you can locate any information about when the next revision will be published. Also include in this description the process you will use to stay informed regarding any proposed updates or revisions to these ethical standards. Part Two  

Document the location of the laws regulating the practice of counseling in your state. These will be the regulations that outline the requirements for becoming licensed/certified in the state, as well as the laws pertinent to the practice of counseling (such as requirements for continuing education, mandated reporting laws, and so on).

Do not use The laws regulating the practice of counseling in your state can be found on your state counseling board website, or through your state counseling association. School counselors should check with the state board of education. There are also helpful resources found on the Capella Licensure Tool on iGuide. 

In your own words: Describe where you found these laws and include the link to the Web site. How are notices about new laws and regulations in your state made available to practicing counselors? For example, some states allow counselors to sign up for email notices of new legislation; or it is published in the state counseling journals/newsletters. Do some research to find out how this information is provided in your own state and provide a brief description of how you will stay informed about new laws and pending legislation made available to counselors in your state. Include the full references to publications or links to Web sites where this information is provided. Part Three

Use the presentation Locating and Integrating State Laws and Ethical Codes in this unit’s study (located in the assignment resources) to apply your knowledge of laws and ethical codes to particular issues:

Select three (3) issues from the presentation that may arise in the type of setting in which you will be working and for each selected issue, complete the following: Determine whether your response to the situation would be guided by an ethical standard, a state law, or both, for each issue. Identify at least 2 specific state laws and 2 specific ethical standards that are relevant to each issue. In other words, list the code number for the applicable laws and the ethical standards. For example, if the case involves supervision of a counselor, I might reference the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 4757-17-01 “Counseling supervision”, and the ACA (2014) code F.2.a. “Supervisor Preparation”. Write a description of why these laws/standards are applicable in this case, considering how the specific laws and codes inform responsible counseling practice. What are the specific decisions, actions, and/or steps you would take in order to behave in a legal, ethical, and professional manner? Submission Requirements

Your paper should meet the following requirements: Written communication: Develop accurate written communication and thoughts that convey the overall goals of the assignment and do not detract from the overall message. Your paper should demonstrate graduate-level writing skills. 

References: Your reference list must include:

The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics and another relevant set of standards (ASCA, AMHCA, etc.) . An APA-formatted link to your state’s rules and laws. Distinguished submissions will likely exceed this minimum requirement.

Friedrich Froebel not only coined the term kindergarten but also recognized the integral role of play and active learning in children’s development and education. He believed in providing children with specific objects and materials called “gifts” and “occupations.” Compare and contrast “gifts” and “occupations” and, based on Froebel’s viewpoint, summarize the teacher’s role while children play and interact with each of these.

Consider what you have learned about John Dewey and his philosophy of education and then respond to the following: What is progressive education? What are its goals? What is the role of the teacher in a progressive education setting?

Summarize Maria Montessori’s philosophy of education including her beliefs about educational environments, materials, and the role of the teacher.

The materials for this assignment has been attahced


Long ago Emotions were given a bad wrap.  Emotions were something to be controlled, minimized, and often demoted to being extremely troublesome to human logic.  In fact, some early philosphers believed humans would be much better off without emotions–which would allow us to be much more rational creature ( FunctionsEmotions_Hockenbury.pdf). However, current research provides us evidence that this perspective isn’t true at all.  In fact, those without the ability to sense emotions (brain injury, etc.) end up making horrible decisions, if they can make decisions at all.  AND emotion is CRITICAL for motivation.  Just watch this video and listen to the story of Michael Riley–without his emotion & logic, many service men would have died!! We depend on emotion to help us appraise a situation.  Watch this video–powerful story of how Emotion is critical to good decisions making!  You may click on the video or copy & paste this link:

Now that we know emotions are critical for good decisions, let’s check the other side. There are indeed times when emotion needs to be controlled–or better yet, we need to somehow learn when to allow the emotion to guide us and when to rely on our cognitive processes/training. You may click on the video or copy & paste this link: INSTRUCTIONS: Think of a decision you have made:

Describe a decision in which emotion HELPED you make a wise choiceApply a motivational theory that would fit the behavior that led to or followed the above decision. List 3 – 5 things that motivate you … describe enough so others can identify the type of motivation. Then read the posts from your peers and identify “the type” of motivational theory or incentive that applies to their examples (at least one of their examples)….use any of the motivation theories in our text or other academic resources to help explain the motives of your peers. Be sure to continue to respond to the posts in your original thread to let your peers know how they did or discuss until you feel comfortable with the final result of the identified motivational theories. Here is a quick link to our discussion: Discussion Topic #5 – Why We Do What We Do (Ch 13 & Ch 9)

 PSY 103 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment: Influences on Behavior and Psychological Disorders Presentation Outline Create an outline for Week Five’s Influences on Behavior and Psychological Disorders Presentation. Include the following: Introduction Include all introductory points. Include a thesis statement. Body of presentation Address all main topics and subtopics in the body of the presentation. Cite original works within the body of the outline following APA guidelines. Conclusion: Include preliminary concluding statements. Reference list: List four references formatted using APA guidelines