Assignment 1: Detecting Arguments  This assignment is due on by the due date assigned. Post your responses to the Discussion Area. Your readings for this module covered argument structures, nonstatements, premises, and conclusions. For each of the sentences below, determine if it is an argument. For those that are arguments, identify the premises and the conclusion.  With regard to argumentation, define what a premise and conclusion are. 1.She is from Minnesota, so we know that she is nice. 2.How can the paper be due today? Today is Tuesday! 3.I won’t eat broccoli. Broccoli is yucky. 4.The park was beautiful, with trees, flowers, and buzzing bees. The bright flashes of the wings of dragonflies were everywhere. 5.Get your work done now! 6.We studied hard, did all the exercises, and practiced all the proficiency. Thus, there is no way that we will fail this course. 7.She was laughing and thus having fun. 8.Why are we looking for premises and conclusions? 9.Many teachers do not know whether students have too much homework, too little, or just enough.  Through the end of the module, participate in the discussion and comment substantively on at least two responses of your classmates, applying at least four concepts and providing two sets of reasoning.

  

Week 2 ASSIGNMENT 

Selecting an Age Group/Developmental Stage for the Final Paper This week, you will begin preliminary work on your final assignment in the course, Integrating the Field of Developmental Psychology: A Review of the Literature, which is due in Week Six. To begin, select an age group/developmental stage from the list below: Infancy and toddlerhood (0-3 years) Childhood (3-12 years) Adolescence (13-18 years) Young Adulthood (18-40 years) Middle-Late Adulthood (40+ years) 

In your paper, clearly identify the age group and developmental stage selected.

Describe the important physical, emotional, cognitive, and social features of that age group. 

Analyze that developmental stage from the point of view of at least three developmental theorists (For example, but not limited to the viewpoints of; Piaget, Freud, Erickson, etc.). 

Summarize the theory you find most useful to explain that developmental stage. 

In the creation of the paper, support your selections and conclusions with reasoned arguments. 

A minimum of three peer-reviewed articles are required for this paper. 

The paper Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length

Compare and contrast Adlerian and Reality Therapy. Write 1-2 pages.  If you simply define the two theories you will receive zero points. Compare and contrast involves giving similarities and differences. Please include at least 4 similarities and 4 differences. Additionally this assignment will put through SafeAssign and the match rate should be less than 10% or you will receive zero points. I have provided 2 submission attempts to see your match rate. This assignment is due Tuesday at midnight. DO NOT EMAIL ME THIS ASSIGNMENT. If you are having problems with Blackboard call the IT Department. DO NOT WAIT TILL THE LAST MINUTE TO COMPLETE THIS ASSIGNMENT.

  Wide World of Psychology Paper 

 

This is an individual assignment. You should not be working in groups. 

Please select a  topic in psychology that interests you.  (Topic ideas are listed below;  however, you are not limited to these topics.)  How might diversity  affect the understanding of your chosen topic?  Choose three  lenses of diversity (examples below) from which to consider your  topic.  For example, if you choose a particular psychological disorder,  how would age be a factor for the disorder?  How would gender or  socioeconomic status intersect with the development, diagnosis, or  treatment of the disorder?  

You will write an APA-style paper that considers your topic through three lenses of diversity.  It will follow this layout:

Introduction:  Your introduction should include some brief background on a) your  chosen topic that sets the context for your paper, and b) the diversity  lenses you intend to use to explore your topic.  Additionally, your  introduction must include a purpose or thesis statement. (One paragraph)

Review  of the literature: The literature review occurs when you review the  research (or literature) that has already been conducted and written on  your chosen topic through the three lenses of diversity you selected.   In this section, please report the major findings from the research  articles that you found.   (One page per research article)  Analysis  and discussion: In this section, you will make connections between the  literature you reviewed.  Please consider the following:  When  reviewing research for a paper, it is important for the researcher to  consider the implications of his or her findings.  Imagine that your  paper will inform the practice of psychologists, therapists, or other  mental health professionals.  Based on what you learned through your  research, how do you believe your findings should influence the ethical  principles that guide standards of behavior and conduct within the field  of psychology?  Please offer at least one specific example. (One paragraph)

What does the research say about your topic and lens of diversity you selected? (One paragraph)

How  do the intersections between these lenses of diversity help you better  understand the topic? For example, assume that your topic is depression,  and two of the lenses that you selected are race and gender. What  intersections between  these lenses are important in understanding depression? Is depression  (diagnosis, course of the disease, and/or treatment) different for an African American males than an Asian American female?  (1/2 page to 1 page)

4. Conclusion:  The final section should include  a conclusion that ties your paper together. State how your paper has  fulfilled the intended purpose identified in your thesis statement. (One paragraph)

When writing this paper, please incorporate a minimum of five academically sound sources.  Of these five, at least three  must be from credible websites. Your paper should include both in-text  citations and a full reference list at the end of your paper.  

To adequately  cover your topic, your paper should be 5-6 pages typed in Times New  Roman 12-pt font, double-spaced with one inch margins.  The title page  and references page are not included in the page count. Make sure that you use the grading rubric to guide how you write this paper.

Your paper  should have an introductory paragraph that includes a thesis statement,  which sets the foundation for the rest of the paper and helps the reader  know what to expect.  Each body paragraph should have a topic sentence  that ties back to the thesis statement.  Additionally, each body  paragraph should support the thesis statement.  Finally, a conclusion  paragraph will allow you to tie together the main concepts of your paper  and once again connect the thesis to the supporting points.  Please  write a paper that reflects correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation.   Your ideas are important, and too many errors make it difficult for the  reader to understand what you are sharing about your topic.  

While you may  include direct quotations as appropriate, please write the paper in your  own words, giving credit to others’ ideas by using correct citation  format.  The majority of your paper should be your ideas and in your own  words.  Your audience wants to read the connections you have made based on the sources you reviewed.  

  Topics & Diversity Lenses 

 

Examples of Possible Topics:

Sleep and dreaming Intelligence Achievement motivation Emotions Personality Stress Psychological disorders (e.g. Schizophrenia, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, etc.) Drugs Love Prejudice Stereotypes Conformity Obedience to authority Moral development

Examples of Diversity Lenses:

Gender Race Ethnicity Socioeconomic status Religion Ability/disability Sexual orientation Family structure

 

  

As science explores the use of natural and artificial cognitive enhancements (for example, cognitive performance-enhancing drugs), myriad ethical issues arise, leading to a new area of study: neuroethics.

What are some of the issues related to neuroethics? For example, do you think it is acceptable for students to use cognitive performance-enhancing drugs to improve their academic performance (in much the same way that athletes sometimes use performance-enhancing steroids)?

For this discussion consider: Should cognitive performance-enhancing drugs such as Ritalin, Adderall, and Concerta be banned?

This question has created a firestorm of debate across college campuses in America over many years. In this discussion you will take a position on whether or not cognitive performance-enhancing drugs should be banned and find a journal article that supports your side:

· Describe at least one of the main arguments in the article and explain the supporting evidence the authors of the article use to support their argument.

· Describe the article’s conclusions.

· Explain the implications of the findings and how they support the position you have taken in the debate.

Selecting a Meaningful Test

Resources

Website icon PSY7610 Library Research Guide.

Your second assignment, Evaluation of Technical Quality, is due at the end of Unit 5. This assignment includes searching peer-reviewed journal articles for research on your selected test’s psychometrics, which includes evidence of validity.

For this discussion, describe one journal article’s findings on validity. In your post, synthesize the data and information and interpret it yourself based on the information you are learning about evidence for validity in this course. 

•The specific category of validity.

•The author’s overall interpretation of the results.

You are not required to report the statistic, if any, reported in the journal article.

Be sure to include any difficulties you may be experiencing with searching for information in the peer-reviewed journal articles

Temperament

Discuss the relationship between child temperament and parent disciplinary style as it relates to goodness of fit in the early childhood years. Consider child temperament as a relatively stable characteristic of the child (nature) and parent disciplinary style as one influence of the environment (nurture). Share real-life professional or personal observations that illustrate the development of temperament, citing major theories or recent research that support your observations.

Hogan Response Paper Guidelines

Instructions: Write a 2-page response to your Hogan Assessment results. In your response, address the following questions:

What were some of your performance strengths? (Do your results match your reputation?) Were any of the strengths a surprise?

Based on your results, in what ways could you turn your identified derailers (weaknesses) in to opportunities? Were any of the derailers a surprise?

What sorts of implications do your results have as a student? A leader? A Christian?

In general, how could you use this information in the future?

Format: Your paper does not need a title page, but please put your name on the top of the first page. Please use 12 point, Times New Roman font. Additionally, your paper should have 1” margins on all four sides and be double-spaced throughout (no extra space between paragraphs).

Here below is listed an critical paper that needs to be discuss and rewritten on the point of views with is college really worth it. The rubric and previous paper is listed below.

 

In this assignment, you will investigate the significant role of each founding father of industrial/organizational psychology, as well as come to understand the important role that industrial/organizational psychologists play as both researcher and practitioner and the importance of research and statistics in the field.

Complete the Contributions to I/O Psychology worksheet.- See Attachment

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Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper comparing the dual roles of scientist and practitioner that I/O psychologists play. Include the following in your response: Specific examples of how research advances the field Ethical considerations when conducting this research Descriptions of at least two statistical methods used by I/O psychologists, as well as how they are used

Use only peer reviewed sources and APA guidelines