The discussion assignment provides a forum to discuss the relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered. For this assignment make sure to answer all questions by Saturday, March 19, 2016. Provide a detailed response to the topic questions in the Discussion Area. For this assignment post your responses directly in the Discussion Area. Do not use attached documents.

To support your work make sure to utilize your course and text readings. When asked also utilize outside sources as well. As in all assignments make sure to cite your sources in your work and provide a reference for each citation utilizing APA format. 

Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between one or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment byWednesday, March 23, 2016.


    Use the  Respond  link to post responses and materials that pertain to this assignment. Use the  Respond  link beneath any existing postings to respond to them.

 Discussion Assignment:

The science of psychology has steadily been moving more toward a biological basis during the early 20th century but researchers found that it really didn’t explain all the nuances of human behavior. One of the more famous experiments is the Pavlov dog experiment, which described unconditioned and conditioned responses. James Watson went one step further describing behavior from what then emerged as Behaviorism. It was B.F. Skinner that shaped Behaviorism into its current state, through research on operant conditioning. Behaviorism still didn’t provide all the answers; psychology continues to evolve into different areas such as cognitive psychology.    Explain why Pavlov’s experiments in reflexology were an important part in the development of psychology.Describe behaviorism from Watson’s perspective; then, compare and contrast his viewpoints with operational positivism and the prevailing functionalism.What are the major similarities and differences between Watson and Skinner’s behaviorism? From your understanding of psychological principles, which of them had a greater influence in the areas of both research and applied psychology?Psychology seems to have emerged as a science, but with an eclectic view of how to understand behavior. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Is there a difference between the research aspect of psychology and the applied side of psychology in terms of theoretical perspectives?

Justify your answers with appropriate research and reasoning. Comment on the postings of at least two peers. Provide an analysis of each peer’s postings while also suggesting specific additions or clarifications for improving the discussion question response.



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Text 1. Prout, T., & Fedewa, A. (2015). Counseling and psychotherapy with children and adolescents: theory and practice for school and clinical settings (5th ed.). Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-118-77268-3




Prout and Brown Ch 4-5




For our first discussion board, choose one of the five issues under Unit 1. For your initial post (Due by Wednesday Midnight EST) I want you to choose a side and support your stance for the issue you have chosen.






DOCUMENT ATTACHED ALREADYreatment for addictions is most often done in a group setting. Why do you think this is so? What in the nature of addictive personality or addition problems makes group therapy a more effective treatment venue? If your client has both an addiction and a psychiatric problem such as depression or bipolar disorder, which do you treat first?Now that you have a better understanding of what the world of clinical psychology is all about, what are your thoughts regarding possible careers? If you came into the course with a specific path in mind, has that path been altered or reinforced in any way by this course?

I mean a complete paraphrase, and adding few information to explain the concept

Assignment 2: LASA 1: Development Throughout the Lifespan

Erikson and Freud are two of the few theorists who have developed a lifespan approach to development. Freud’s approach to development was psychosexual while Erikson’s was psychosocial. Even though Freud’s theory is better known, Erikson’s theory remains a leading and very much applied model in personality and developmental psychology today.

When considering these two stage-oriented theories, you can directly compare the majority of their stages. These are matched in the following table:Approximate Age Freud’s Stages of Psychosexual DevelopmentErikson’s Stages of Psychosocial developmentInfancy (Birth to 1 year) Oral stageTrust versus mistrustEarly childhood (1–3 years) Anal stageAutonomy versus doubtPreschool (3–6 years) Phallic stageInitiative versus guiltSchool age (7–11 years) Latent periodIndustry versus inferiorityAdolescence (12–18 years) Genital stageIdentity versus role confusionYoung adulthood (19–40 years)  Intimacy versus isolationMiddle adulthood (40–65 years)  Generativity versus stagnationOlder adulthood (65–death)  Integrity versus despair

When considering Erikson’s eight stages of development, the way a person moves through each stage directly affects their success in the next stage. Their personality is being built and shaped with each stage. At each stage, there is a turning point, called a crisis by Erikson, which a person must confront.

In this assignment, you will observe or interview two different people, each at a different stage of development. For a third observation, take a look at yourself and the stage that you are in (this stage must be different from your other two observations).Record your three observations in a template. Include the following information:NameAgeGenderCurrent developmental stageStatus within the stage (i.e., identity achievement or role confusion)Events that have lead to this status

Download a Development Template from the Doc Sharing area to record your observations.Summarize what you have learned about psychosocial development through these observations/interviews.Summarize the trends you see in your observations/interviews regarding psychosocial development.How does movement through Erikson’s stages influence personality development? Again, be specific.How do Erikson’s stages of development compare to Freud’s stages? How are they similar? How are they different?Between these two theories, which one do you feel best explains your own personality development? Justify your answers with specific examples.

Write a 3–4-page paper in Word format. Insert your chart at the end of your paper. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M3_A2.doc.

By Week 3, Day 7, deliver your assignment to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Course Project Grading Criteria and RubricAssignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Chart identifies general characteristics of people being observed

Chart identifies each person’s Erikson’s stage of development 

(Course Objective [CO] 2)20Explains which events of this developmental stage influence this outcome

(CO 2)24Summarizes learning about psychosocial development, applies observations 

(CO 2)24Explains the connection between Erikson’s stages of development and personality development

(CO 2)28Compares and contrasts Erikson and Freud’s stages of development

(CO 1)32Determines which theory best fits own personality development, applies self-observations

(CO 1, 2)28Presentation Components:

Organization (12)

Usage and Mechanics (12)

APA Elements (16)

Style (4)44Total:


It is imperative that you do not recycle any old work/ student plagiarism checker is in effect and if you are not 100% certain that you can give an outstanding paper, then PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not respond- I am looking for B or better…..Thank you!!!!!!!!!


One of the personality disorders from the Film List.

•             Antisocial

•             Borderline

•             Alcohol dependence

•             Drug abuse

Use  the Research Analysis to complete this assignment.

Prepare  a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that discusses research-based interventions to treat psychopathology.

Review  the characteristics of the selected disorder and discuss the research about intervention strategies for the disorder by completing the following: Evaluate three peer-reviewed research studies using the University of Phoenix Material: Research Analysis. Conceptualize the disorder using one  of the following major psychological perspectives: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, or Cognitive-Behavioral. Discuss the treatments or interventions that have been shown to be the most effective for your selected disorder.

Cite  at least five peer-reviewed sources.

Format  your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Click  the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.






Select one of the films related to dissociative disorders from the Film List in Week 6

Prepare a 1,050–word paper that discusses research-based interventions to treat psychopathology.

Review the characteristics of the selected disorder and discuss the research about intervention strategies for the disorder. Address the following:Evaluate three peer-reviewed research studies using the Research Analysis.Conceptualize the disorder using one of the psychological perspectives in the text.Discuss the treatments or interventions that have been shown to be the most effective for your selected disorder.

Cite at least five peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.


Assignment 2: Research on Nature vs. Nurture

Nature versus nurture is a controversial topic debated by professionals in the human services field. Your beliefs and values will influence your decision making and actions with future clients; therefore, it is important to identify where you stand on this issue.


Using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, conduct research to support your view on the nature versus nurture debate and respond to the following questions:What are your views on how nature (genetic and hereditary influences) and nurture (environmental influences) shape human development across the life span? Support your views with examples.Which area has more impact on human development, and why? Discuss in terms of a global impact and specific issues such as personality development, intelligence, mental illness, substance abuse, and sexual identity.How might your beliefs about nature versus nurture influence your future work in the human services field? For example, if an administrator at a community service board believes that mental illness is related to environmental stressors, how might this influence agency policy? What if the administrator holds the opposite belief—that mental illness can be attributed to primarily biological causes?

least 300 words and use a minimum of one scholarly source located in the Ashford University Library or on Google Scholar that is cited and referenced according to APA style,

Statistics play an important role in understanding the construct of personality. With SPSS, comparison of means analyses can be conducted to promote a greater understanding of personality.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:Review “SPSS Access Instructions” for information on how to access SPSS for this assignment.Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.


View the following:SPSS for Beginners 6a: One-sample t-tests and Confidence Intervals

Open SPSS and complete the following:Enter the data from the table below.Obtain an output (as in the tutorials).In the output document highlight the level of significance and confidence intervals.Submit the highlighted output to your instructor.

Data Set


 IQ Scores: 102, 110, 110, 110, 100, 105, 101, 104, 107, 101.