Discuss the following:

How are companies using predictive analytics today?

Give at least 3 examples of predictive analytics in practice based on your real-life experiences.

Does the availability of a lot of data foster better predictions using predictive analytics? Why or why not?

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words

 

Discuss the following:

  • Research and define big data and predictive analytics.
  • What is the relationship between predictive analytics and big data?
  • Why is data today considered big versus previous years?

Write one paragraph of 5-7 sentences on each of the 6 topics below. This is a total of three paragraphs. You should use this three paragraph format for all discussion boards. Make sure to include key concepts from your readings or other material posted in Module 4.

  1. What are the major structures of the neuron? What are the major functions of the structures you just listed?
  2. What is the difference between afferent and efferent neurons? Explain a real-world example of afferent processing. Explain a real-world example of efferent processing.
  3. List 3 neurotransmitters and describe their role in behavior. Considering the neurotransmitter dopamine, give 3 examples of behaviors that would increase your own dopamine levels.
  4. Describe the sleep cycle. Make sure to include a discussion of the 4 stages of sleep. Also be sure to include an explanation of the difference between non-REM and REM sleep.
  5. Why is sleep so important for students? Describe two times in your life when you did not get enough sleep. How did it make you feel both physically and cognitively?
  6. Describe a form of altered consciousness that does not include drug use. Describe a form of altered consciousness that does include drug use.

link: https://openstax.org/books/psychology/pages/4-introduction

Week 4 – Discussion

 

Behavioral Health Accreditation Standards

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, review the 2007 Guide to Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Accreditation (Links to an external site.) pdf. You will see that there are categories of areas that the organization looks at that are listed in this document. For example, in previous years, these categories have been: Quality Management and Improvement (QI), Coordination of Care (CC), Utilization Management (UM), Credentialing and Recredentialing (CR), and Members’ Rights and Responsibilities (RR). For your discussion, please pick one item from each of the updated standards listed in the linked document that you think is the most important item in that category, and briefly explain why you feel that it is so important. As you do this, consider what a consumer of your services might think about accreditation — does it make a difference to your consumers?

When you discuss the outcomes, refer to any specific standards that you may be currently using or considering. Feel free to add relevant examples, share relevant resources you have found (articles, videos, podcasts, infographics, quotes), share your relevant personal observations or experiences, and/or offer a short scenario as a realistic application of the concept.

Please provide an initial substantive answer between 300-400 words in length.

 

Introduction: Accreditation Bodies and Quality Management

 

Similar to the regulatory compliance landscape, private accreditation for behavioral health organizations is a complex and extensive process. There are three major private accreditation organizations in the United States that certify behavioral health organizations at different levels: The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Due to the complexity of this process, we will focus on the NCQA MBHO accreditation requirements here.

 

Resources

Required References

The Joint Commission. (2007). 2007 Guide to Joint Commission behavioral health care accreditation. Retrieved from  https://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/BHC_Toolkit.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Willging, C., Sommerfeld, D., Aarons, G., & Waitzkin, H. (2014). The effects of behavioral health reform on safety-net institutions: A mixed-method assessment in a rural state. Administration & Policy in Mental Health & Mental Health Services Research, 41(2), 276-291. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-012-0465-1

World Health Organization. (2003). Quality improvement for mental health. Retrieved from  http://www.who.int/mental_health/resources/en/Quality.pdf (Links to an external site.) Pgs. 32 – 53

Recommended References

Al-Sughayir, M. A. (2016). Effect of accreditation on length of stay in psychiatric inpatients: Pre-post accreditation medical record comparison. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 10, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13033-016-0090-6

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

APA Practice Organization. (n.d.) Legal issues. Retrieved from  http://www.apapracticecentral.org/legal/index.aspx (Links to an external site.)

CARF Behavioral Health. (2016). Providers. Retrieved from  http://www.carf.org/providers.aspx?Content=Content/Accreditation/Opportunities/BH/toc.htm (Links to an external site.)

The Joint Commission. (n.d.). Joint Commission FAQ page. Retrieved from  https://www.jointcommission.org/about/jointcommissionfaqs.aspx?CategoryId=14 (Links to an external site.)

The Joint Commission. (n.d.) Standards interpretation. Retrieved from  https://www.jointcommission.org/standards_information/jcfaq.aspx?ProgramId=4&ChapterId=0&IsFeatured=False&IsNew=False&Keyword= (Links to an external site.)

Lee, M. Y. (2014). Motivations to pursue accreditation in children’s mental health care: A Multiple case study. Nonprofit Management And Leadership, 24(3), 399-415.

Shallcross, L. (Ed.). (2012). What the future holds for the counseling profession. Retrieved from  http://ct.counseling.org/2012/03/what-the-future-holds-for-the-counseling-profession/ (Links to an external site.)

Smucker, B. (1999). The non-profit lobbying guide (2nd ed.). Independent Sector: Washington, DC. Retrieved from  https://conservationtools-production.s3.amazonaws.com/library_item_files/1102/1009/nonprofitlobbyingguide.pdf (Links to an external site.)

 800-1000 WORDS

As you grow and learn more about leadership, thinking about your own skill sets and goals is important. Start thinking about your own leadership goals, such as developing leadership skills, learning about specific leader characteristics, and how to develop your leadership plan. For the next few weeks, you will start to develop your own Leadership Style Action Plan, applying knowledge of leadership principles to personal and workplace situations.

Prior to starting your Leadership Style Action Plan, review the following article:

  • http://edition.cnn.com/2011/LIVING/08/03/good.leader.traits.cb/index.html#:~:text=23%20traits%20of%20good%20leaders%201%20Integrity.%20They,actions.%20…%204%20Engagement.%20…%205%20Celebration.%20

Then, respond to the following:

  • Based on your research, the course materials, and what you have reviewed, choose 1 leader whom you admire who shares a few of your same leadership traits. Explain these similarities.
  • Identify 1 leadership theory that matches your style, and explain the key leadership concepts of that theory.
  • What did you already know about your leadership style?
  • What is 1 new thing that you learned about your leadership style?

You have researched Muller v. Oregon and have read Supreme Court Declares School Segregation Unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education.

Choose one of these cases and look at the impact it had on society at the time. Look through the rulings and see what the justices on each side argued.Discuss how current societal mores and beliefs seemed to affect (or not affect) the SCOTUS decision and if the decisions themselves became the catalyst for societal change. How does the law affect society and society affect the way the Constitution is viewed? At the end, include a paragraph about which side of the case a forensic psychologists might support and why.

1 full page.

According to social cognitive career theory, explain why children that live in families of higher socioeconomic status may consider a wider array of career choices. How can clinicians attempt to bridge the gap for those that grew up with a lower socioeconomic status?

 

Week 1: Post–World War II and Decolonization

After World War II, as the world began to pick up its pieces, it soon became apparent that the pieces were not going to fit as they once had. As European and Western powers began to reluctantly part with their control of the Asian and African colonies, these colonies began to decolonize and rebuild. Asian and African people faced growing pains as their leaders attempted to force pieces into this puzzle and create new nations. They struggled with the decisions of how to rebuild, whether to rebuild in the footsteps of their repressors, or to build nations that were more democratic. Each of these pieces of the puzzle created a very different picture for the future of these nations.

As each piece finally began to find its proper place, new nations began to emerge. However, even when faced head-on with their newfound freedom, the Asian and African people were far from the end of conflict. These nations still had to determine what freedom actually meant to them and how they should embrace it.

Have these nations and their leaders truly answered these questions? Are nations at peace with these new structures or do power struggles still exist about the direction that the nations should be headed?

This week, you will trace the paths to independence for the peoples of Africa and Asia including the struggles they endured in their quest to be free from colonization.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this week, you should be able to:
  • Summarize the ways that leaders in Asia and Africa thought about, used, or rejected Western institutions and ideas in shaping a post-colonial era
  • Describe the path of a country’s economic growth, social justice, and struggle for independence following World War II
  • Identify elements and leaders involved in decolonization after World War II

Learning Resources

Required Readings

Nkrumah, K. (1960). Address by Kwame Nkrumah at the United Nations. 

Reynolds, D. (1997). The European response: primacy of politics. Foreign Affairs, (3), 171-184.

Reilly, K. (2012). The human journey: A concise introduction to world history. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

The Human Journey: A Concise Introduction to World History, 1450 to the Present, 2nd Edition by Reilly, K. Copyright 2012​ by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.. Reprinted by permission of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. via the Copyright Clearance Center.

Read sections on “The United States as a Global Power,” “Achieving Independence” and “New Nations on the Global Stage.”

The Constitution of Japan. (1946).

Tse-tung, M. (1949). On the people’s democratic dictatorship. 

Discussion: The Western Influences on Asian and African Leaders

World War II produced many of the most renowned political world leaders in Europe and the West. Each of these leaders had his own political and social ideologies that greatly influenced the new leaders of the Asian and African nations in their quest for independence after World War II.

In this Discussion, you will analyze the major developments of post–World War II and their impact on the new leaders of Asia and Africa as they became free from the control of European and Western nations. You will also uncover the influence that European and Western leaders left with these new leaders as they continued their struggle for independence.

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Review the readings in this week’s Learning Resources regarding Asian and African thoughts about Western influences and impacts.
  • Reflect upon Western political thought and institutions as they appear in the Japanese Constitution of 1946, Mao’s reflections of China’s revolutionary history in 1949, and Kwame Nkrumah’s analysis of African nationalist movements.
  • Think about how African and Asian colonies fought to rebuild after World War II, and how they struggled to steer clear of building the same institutions their repressors once formed.
  • Consider the European and Western leaders’ journey and reflect on how they affected the Asian and African leaders. What do you think Asian and African leaders adopted from the ideas of the European and Western leaders? What do you think they discarded in their move towards independence?
  • Draw from the Learning Resources this week. Recall the pressures that the African and Asian nations experienced when adopting and crafting their own policies.
  • Reflect upon the African and Asian desire for change and what it meant to them as societies as they began to rebuild after World War II.

With these thoughts in mind:

By Day 3

Post by Day 3 a summary (2–3 paragraphs) of the ways that leaders in Asia and Africa thought about, used, or rejected Western institutions and ideas in shaping a post-colonial era. Be sure you consider the role of the Cold War in shaping the relationship of these countries with the West, and the US. Summarize attitudes towards and influences of:

  • Western political thought and institutions as they appear in the Japanese Constitution of 1946
  • Mao’s reflections of China’s revolutionary history in 1949
  • Kwame Nkrumah’s analysis of African nationalist movements

Be sure to support your ideas by properly citing at least one of week’s Learning Resources, in APA format, within your initial post. As this is a post-first discussion board, you will not be able to see the work of your peers until you have posted the initial discussion requirement for the week.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.

By Day 5

Respond to at least one of your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways:

  • Ask a probing question.
  • Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.
  • Offer and support an opinion.
  • Validate an idea with your own experience.
  • Make a suggestion.
  • Expand on your colleague’s posting.

Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you have learned and/or any insights you have gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.

Discussion: The Western Influences on Asian and African Leaders

World War II produced many of the most renowned political world leaders in Europe and the West. Each of these leaders had his own political and social ideologies that greatly influenced the new leaders of the Asian and African nations in their quest for independence after World War II.

In this Discussion, you will analyze the major developments of post–World War II and their impact on the new leaders of Asia and Africa as they became free from the control of European and Western nations. You will also uncover the influence that European and Western leaders left with these new leaders as they continued their struggle for independence.

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Review the readings in this week’s Learning Resources regarding Asian and African thoughts about Western influences and impacts.
  • Reflect upon Western political thought and institutions as they appear in the Japanese Constitution of 1946, Mao’s reflections of China’s revolutionary history in 1949, and Kwame Nkrumah’s analysis of African nationalist movements.
  • Think about how African and Asian colonies fought to rebuild after World War II, and how they struggled to steer clear of building the same institutions their repressors once formed.
  • Consider the European and Western leaders’ journey and reflect on how they affected the Asian and African leaders. What do you think Asian and African leaders adopted from the ideas of the European and Western leaders? What do you think they discarded in their move towards independence?
  • Draw from the Learning Resources this week. Recall the pressures that the African and Asian nations experienced when adopting and crafting their own policies.
  • Reflect upon the African and Asian desire for change and what it meant to them as societies as they began to rebuild after World War II.

With these thoughts in mind:

By Day 3

Post by Day 3 a summary (2–3 paragraphs) of the ways that leaders in Asia and Africa thought about, used, or rejected Western institutions and ideas in shaping a post-colonial era. Be sure you consider the role of the Cold War in shaping the relationship of these countries with the West, and the US. Summarize attitudes towards and influences of:

  • Western political thought and institutions as they appear in the Japanese Constitution of 1946
  • Mao’s reflections of China’s revolutionary history in 1949
  • Kwame Nkrumah’s analysis of African nationalist movements

Be sure to support your ideas by properly citing at least one of week’s Learning Resources, in APA format, within your initial post. As this is a post-first discussion board, you will not be able to see the work of your peers until you have posted the initial discussion requirement for the week.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.

By Day 5

Respond to at least one of your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways:

  • Ask a probing question.
  • Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.
  • Offer and support an opinion.
  • Validate an idea with your own experience.
  • Make a suggestion.
  • Expand on your colleague’s posting.

Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you have learned and/or any insights you have gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.

Assignment: The Struggle for Independence

As World War II ended, the people of African and Asian nations found themselves struggling to find social justice and economic growth as they began their quest for independence. In this assignment, you will begin to answer these very questions as you describe one country’s journey during the decolonization period.

To prepare for this assignment:

Review the readings in this week’s Learning Resources regarding Asian and African thoughts about Western influences and impacts.

Review the articles in this week’s Learning Resources to learn more about politics and leadership in Asian and African nations as they struggle for independence.

Draw from this week’s reading and consider the nationalist struggles for independence following World War II.

Consider the changes that the people of Asia and Africa faced. How did they fare after European and Western control was removed? What internal struggles ensued?

Reflect upon European and Western influences on Asian and African nations.

Think about what it would be like to live in a nation that was under control of another nation. What would life be like if you did not know the liberty of freedom? What social, economic, and political struggles would you and your nation encounter during this time?

The assignment:

Compose a 2- to 3-page essay in which you do the following:

Choose one of the following:

One country from Southeast Asia, OR

One country from Africa, OR

The country of India

Describe the path to economic growth, social justice, and eventual independence pursued by this country during the period of decolonization after 1945.

Support your assertions by making at least 2 references, in proper APA format, to your course readings.

By Day 7

Submit your Assignment. In order to receive full credit, all assignments are due on time. Should you encounter an unanticipated and uncontrollable life event that may prevent you from meeting an assignment deadline, contact the Instructor immediately to request an extension. Your Instructor’s contact information is in the Contact the Instructor area. For a full description of the late policy, please refer to the “Policies on Late Assignments” section of your Syllabus.

Submission and Grading Information

To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK1Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.

Click the Assignment Evaluation Criteria to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.

Click the Week 1 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.

Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK1Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.

If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.

Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

Grading Criteria

To access your evaluation criteria:

Assignment Evaluation Criteria

Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity

To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:

Submit your Week 1 Assignment draft and review the originality report.

Submit Your Assignment by Day 7

To submit your Assignment:

Week 1 Assignment

Week 3 Discussion: Self and Others

11 unread reply.11 reply.

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 5, 6
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions

Rather than living in chaos, danger, and the hostility of our neighbors, we find ways to live together. It isn’t easy, but can we avoid doing so?

If everybody has self-interest in their own welfare and safety, then everybody also has self-interest in the welfare and safety of others. Self-interest involves community interest, and we must think about what we are willing to give up in order to get that safety and stability for ourselves, our families, our community, our nation, and even the world.

Thomas Hobbes and John Locke are just two examples of social contract moralists. Locke’s philosophy helped Thomas Jefferson formulate the United States Declaration of Independence. We are interested in what it means to live together in an orderly way under a social contract.

Initial Post Instructions

For the initial post, address one of the following sets of questions:

  • What is a time when you or someone you know of experienced a conflict between duty to self and loyalty to the community? What would logical reasoning say should be done in that case? Why that? What would an Ethical Egoist say to do? Why would they say to do that? Note what you feel is the best course of action.
  • What is a time when you or someone you know experienced a clash between professional duties and familial duties? Reference a professional code such as that of the American Nurses Association or American Bar Association in explaining the clash. What moral values should have been used in that case? Why those values? What would social contract ethics have said to have done? Why would social contract ethics say that? Note what you feel is the best course of action.
  • Articulate and evaluate a time when you or someone you know saw personal obligations collide with national obligations. How did that tension involve differing positions on a moral debate? Did those positions rely on any key moral theories? If so, how so? If not, why not? Note what you feel is the best course of action.

Reference

Rachels, S., & Rachels, J. (2019). The elements of moral philosophy (9th ed.). Mcgraw-Hill Education.