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Ethical Decision Making



Identify any ethical violation and then describe the most ethical response.  Be sure to provide your rationale and reference any pertinent Ethical Codes/Standards. Each Case Response must be answered with a minimum of 150 words, but not more than 250 words (not including any references).


1) Case 2 Jake Oliver was filled with guilt when he arrived for his initial appointment with psychologist, Dr. John Wang.  After asking and receiving assurance that their conversations would be confidential, Mr. Oliver disclosed that, two months earlier, he had murdered his alcoholic wife of 12 years due to her alleged sexual affairs and the physical abuse she inflicted upon him.  He described that one night, when she arrived home inebriated and as she was bathing, he held her head under the water until she died.  Her death was ruled an accidental drowning by the medical examiner.  Jake had gotten away with the crime and was now having some feelings of guilt for killing his wife.



2) Case 1 After the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman a clinical social worker (Susan Forward) who had 2 therapeutic sessions with Nicole Simpson in 1992, made public comments about Nicole Brown’s private disclosures.  Specifically, after Nicole Simpson’s death Susan told reporters that Nicole Brown Simpson, had told her, during the course of the therapeutic sessions, that she had experienced abuse at the hand of OJ Simpson. 




The social learning theory specifies that if children receive positive reinforcement for emotions and behaviors, they are motivated to continue to display them. If they receive punishment or other indicators of disapproval, they are more motivated to stop that behavior or not show the emotion (Newman & Newman, 2016). In terms of gender development, children receive praise if they engage in culturally appropriate gender displays and punishment if they do not. Thus, by observing the environment and modeling behavior, they develop their gender schema (Helgeson, 2017). These differences can be observed in everyday encounters.

At the playground, children were observed as they played. For the observation, I focused on two groups of children. The first was of two girls about five years of age and the second group included three boys between the ages of six and eight years of age. These groups are characteristic of play preferences in children in western cultures. By the age of three girls prefer playing with the same sex and by age four boys prefer to play with their same sex. In fact, boys demonstrate a stronger same sex preference than girls do (Helgeson, 2017). These preferences are due to differences in play styles and communication, girls finding it hard to influence boys, and the support from adults for same sex play.

 During the observation, the girls played in the sand with buckets, shovels, and fictional character figurines and the boys ran around the climbing equipment playing chase. These choices are typical of genders because girls typically play in dyads and involve in structured activities while boys play in groups and are activity oriented (Helgeson, 2017). Boys also tend to take up more space or play outside more than girls (Helgeson, 2017). Additionally, when listening and watching the girls, they were playing house and using the fictional characters as friends in their houses. This is typical of girls. Plus, I heard one say, “Let’s pretend…,” and girls tend to play house and demonstrate pretend play (Helgeson, 2017). The boys, on the other hand, were engaged in competition and were trying to establish dominance over each other by not being “it” (Helgeson, 2017).

As stated above, this observation is characteristic of western cultures, which focus on individualism (Helgeson, 2017). Yet, eastern cultures value language that is sensitive and a demonstration of empathy and agreement. In fact, these characteristics are seen as powerful (Helgeson, 2017). Realizing this, gender differences in children of Asia may not be as prominent.  


Helgeson, V.C. (2017). Psychology of gender (5th Ed.). New York, NY: Taylor and Francis.

Newman, B.M., & Newman, P.R. (2016). Theories of Human Development (2nd Ed.). New York, NY: Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis. 

please use references when answering question.

After moving from a big city to a rural setting, Janice is suffering from anxiety and depression because of adjustments to the change. She wants to seek counseling services to help her adjust. Janice has always valued her privacy and is finding it difficult to commit to seeing a counselor in a rural setting. The community has only one mental health counselor. Janice fears that if she begins counseling sessions, people will learn that she is undergoing therapy. In addition, Janice is a devoted Catholic and is aware that the counselor is a devout Jehovah’s Witness, as is most of the community. Janice is apprehensive that the counselor might try to encourage her to convert. She is desperate to talk to someone and does not know where to turn.Identify the ethical standards of the APA or ACA code specific to Janice’s concerns that the counselor should follow to provide professional and ethical services.Identify specific sections of the ethical code, described in your own words, which may apply to Janice’s situation.Describe, using the scenario, why ethical standards are important for client progress.



 Please share a team-building exercise that you have participated in at your workplace or a former workplace. It can be a full team-building activity, an icebreaker, etc. Please briefly outline the activity, discuss how the activity went overall, what you gained personally from participating, and how you believe the components of the activity were targeted to improving an element of organizational behavior, i.e. communication, identification of personality traits, conflict resolution, increased collaboration, etc. Please support your viewpoints based upon your perception of the activity that other learners will be able to assess and debate within our weekly discussion forum.






Provide your personal summary on the article Neuroscience of Engagement by David Rock & Dr. Yiyuan Tang. What were your primary takeaways from this article based upon your perception? Was there anything that you disagreed with in the article based upon your professional experience? Please provide 1-2 examples to support your viewpoints that other learners will be able to assess and debate within our weekly discussion forum.



 What characteristics of effective written communication lead to quality psychology research writing? Why? 

part 3 of project due monday

week 5 practice sheet due sun

You will define and outline a plan of study by identifying your chosen areas of study, graduate electives, and relevant coursework. Interdisciplinary background provided in this course will help you structure your degree more effectively as you complete this plan of study and statement of purpose. You will utilize this assignment to develop course sequencing and present how an interdisciplinary degree may prepare you to meet your personal and professionally goals.

Begin by completing the 11 question Interdisciplinary Plan of Study Survey found in Module/Week 1. You will then complete a 2-page statement of purpose, or intellectual journey, detailing what brought you to the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program and what you hope to accomplish upon graduation. The purpose of this assignment is to allow you to assess your journey to becoming an interdisciplinarian. Your writing should be clear and concise. You will need to follow the formatting or style guide requirements associated with your Area of Study I.

Your paper should include the following 4 sections:

·         Who are you? (i.e. upbringing, education, influential people, worldview, traits and skills, etc.)

·         What led to your interest in a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies?

·         Why you selected your areas of study and graduate electives?


·         How you plan to use your interdisciplinary degree and skills in the future?



  Interdisciplinary Plan of Study Survey ANSWERS

Why are you interested in pursuing an Interdisciplinary Studies degree?Selected Answer:

I am interested in more than one discipline and want a degree that will allow me the flexibility to integrate these interests.Answers:

I am interested in more than one discipline and want a degree that will allow me the flexibility to integrate these interests. 

I have taken a some graduate level courses and do not want to lose these credits. This degree allows me to maximize these credits through transfer coursework.  

I am creating a degree that  aligns  with my future academic goals.  

Other Question 2   

What do you hope to gain from your Interdisciplinary Studies degree?Selected Answer:

A well-rounded degree.Answers:

A well-rounded degree. 

A more efficient way to graduate. 

A degree I find personally interesting. 

A degree better suited for my professional goals. 

Other Question 3   

How did you hear about this Interdisciplinary Studies degree?Selected Answer:

Faculty/Staff MemberAnswers:


Faculty/Staff Member 

LUO/Interdisciplinary Studies webpage 

Internet search engine 

Other Question 4    is an academic discipline and grouping of coursework offered through Liberty University. These Areas of Study, combined with graduate electives and INDS course courses, Certain Areas of Study fall within the same discipline due to the similarity of their coursework and literature. As outlined in the Area of Study Guide, these areas of study are grouped together under a single discipline header and cannot be paired together for this degree program. Students must select one Area of Study from two different disciplines. Selected Answer: Agree Answers: Agree  Disagree  Question 5   

Please list the Area of Study 1 you would like to pursue. The list of approved Areas of Study are found here. If you are transferring in an area for Area of Study 1, please list your area as followed: “Transfer: (insert area here)”.Selected Answer: education  Question 6   

Please list the Area of Study 2 you would like to pursue. The list of approved Areas of Study are found  here. If you are  transferring in an area for Area of Study 2, please list your area as followed: “Transfer: (insert area here)”. Selected Answer: psychology  Question 7   

Graduate Electives allow students to select any two classes of interest, totaling 6 credit hours, from the  Area of Study Guide. These classes do not need to fall within your selected Area of Study 1 or Area of Study 2. Any class listed on the Area of Study Guide may be selected to meet the Graduate Electives, permitted prerequisites are met when applicable. Please list the graduate electives by prefix and course number you plan to take as your answer (i.e. ENGL 600 and APOL 500) . Selected Answer:

educ500, educ600, educ602, and educ 642. psyc 512, psyc 516, and psyc525 Question 8   

I understand that Interdisciplinary Studies does not prepare for licensure  in any discipline or prepare me for any state/national examinations. I understand that it is my responsibility to research and/or seek additional resources if licensure  and/or state examinations are necessary for my future goals. If you understand, please select “agree”.Selected Answer: Agree Answers: Agree  Disagree  Question 9   

I understand that I must meet the prerequisite and/or department policies for any  courses I select in an Area of Study or for a Graduate Elective. The Interdisciplinary Studies department will support the prerequisites and policies of other departments. If you understand, please select “agree”.Selected Answer: Agree Answers: Agree  Disagree  Question 10   

I understand that due to the individualistic nature of this degree, there is no course sequence for my program. I am responsible for creating and planning my courses for graduation. While the Interdisciplinary Studies department and Academic Advisors  are available to offer assistance, the responsibility for developing my specific course sequence is up to me. If you understand, please select “agree”. Selected Answer: Agree Answers: Agree  Disagree  Question 11   

There are two core courses in the Interdisciplinary Studies, INDS 500 and INDS 600. You are currently enrolled in INDS 500 which must be completed within your first 9 hours of acceptance into the program. INDS 600 ( Interdisciplinary Research)  must be taking within the last 9 hours of the program. Students cannot register for this class on their own and must call their Academic Advisor to be enrolled. An Advisor Permissions Hold is assigned to this class to ensure it is taken at the end of the program. It is recommended that students take this course as their last class to ensure they have proper knowledge of their two areas of study.  If you understand, please select answer “agree”. Selected Answer: Agree Answers: Agree  Disagree


Interdisciplinary Plan of Study Grading Rubric


Levels of Achievement




Points Earned

Organization 20 to 25 points

Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs. 15 to 19 points

Information is organized, but paragraphs are not well-constructed. 0 to 14 points

The information appears to be disorganized.


Content 20 to 25 points

All topics are thoroughly addressed and/or all questions are answered. 15 to 19 points

All or most topics are generally, but not comprehensively addressed and all or most questions were answered.

0 to 14 points Topics and/or questions were not addressed satisfactorily.


Mechanics 15 to 20 points

Minimal or no grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors. Formatted according to Area of Study I style guide. 10 to 14 points

A few formatting, style, grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. 0 to 10 points

Many formatting, style, grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.


Survey Completed 5 points

All 11 survey questions answered. 1 to 4 points

1-10 survey questions answered. 0 points

0 survey questions answered.




Instructor’s Comments:



Please identify some form of psychological research which is presented in popular media (e.g.,

newspaper, magazine, website, video, etc.). In a 1-2 page paper, summarize the study design (as

much as you can from the source), variables, findings, and conclusions. Most importantly, give

your reactions to the media’s presentation of the research, particularly with regard to how well

the findings were described. Give your own critiques of the presentation and considerations of

potential bias in reporting.


Find two cases from scholarly sources, one that fits with developmental theory and one that fits with critical criminology; in 500-750 words, explain the following:Explain how each of the cases you chose fit with the associated theories.Explain how principle theorists from the two theories would view the cases you chose.Explain how significant studies from those theorists relate to the cases chosen.

Use three to five scholarly resources to support your explanations.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.