As you work in the human services delivery sector, you will encounter people (both clients and colleagues) from different racial backgrounds.

In this assignment, you will critically think about how racial differences can impact the work equation between a service delivery provider and a service delivery recipient and also between the agency staff members.

Tasks:

Given what you have learned in Module 2 regarding race as socially constructed versus biologically constructed, post your responses to the following:Discuss whether there is a difference between the two.Elaborate on how race impacts the work equation between a service delivery provider and a service delivery recipient.Discuss how racial diversity impacts the work equation between agency staff members. Be specific in your responses and illustrate using examples. Support your points using scholarly sources.

Submission Details:By Saturday, March 26, 2016 , post your responses to this Discussion Area. Support your assumptions by citing reputable source material used for this discussion in APA format.

This is the assignment. My portion of the assignment is noted below the bullet points (its a team assignment).

  Describe the scenario.Describe the student’s behavior that you wish to influence.Describe how you would use feedback and praise with your student to elicit the desired behavior

Analysis of at least 100 words on how we believe this (feedback and Praise) will work to influence the behavior.

 

The behavior is procrastination.

 Scenario is:

Student A has been exhibiting a behavior pattern the past few months. Student is falling behind on assignments turning them a day or two late. I don’t believe she sees a problem since her grades have not been affected r grades. Scores in exams and class participation are still high enough to maintain an above average grade. Unfortunately this is of great concern because the behavior seems to be increasing and affecting her team projects. As a facilitator I feel I need to try to assist the student with her procrastination and help modify that behavior which had not been shown previous semesters. 

 D.A.

When looking at the idea of psychological testing, one sees that the specifics are meant to be noted for the results to test what the topic, that is chosen, ends up being. These tests end up being short cuts to the information needed within the discussion being analyzed. These tests often help in court cases to prove different given factors that are often not determinable without the non biased being presented.

One example of the testing would be the child custody cases that arise in the court system. The courts often use a Parent Responsibility Evaluator (PRE) to evaluate and understand how each parent is using there parenting time. Sometimes within this process the evaluator, normally a licensed therapist, will give different forms of evaluation paperwork, or tests to determine the mental state of the parents involved. This process can be damaging for a parent if they are not honest during the PRE and the judge or magistrate is able to see through the process (Patterson, 1996). However the testing is useful to give insight as to how each parent gets along, or tries, with the other.

In the PRE process both the personality and screening tests would be helpful as they show how the parents are personally and they also screen for different given factors within the custody process. This would include abuse, gatekeeping, emotional damages forced upon the children and harassment being done on either side. The strengths with these tests are that they both focus upon presented facts as well as statements that can be verified (Reynolds & Livingston, 2013). The weaknesses would include dishonesty on either side, as well as the children being afraid to speak on behalf of one side or the other. My research comes from my own personal experience with the above testing processes and the amount of time it can take to prove your worth as a healthy, loving, parent.

Patterson, C. H. (1996). MultiCultural Counseling: From Diversity to Universality. Journal of Counseling and Development , p. 1.

Reynolds, C., & Livingston, R. (2013). Mastering modern psychological testing: Theory & methods. Pearson Higher Education.

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child psychology responses

In this discussion, imagine this scenario in your present internship setting: You have a 16-year-old client, Jim, whom you have seen several times in a counseling setting. Jim has talked to you about difficulties he has had with his parents, noting that they drink alcohol excessively and that he often must take care of himself. The appropriate child protective agency has already been involved in his family and has chosen not to remove Jim from his home due to his age and the fact that he has a part-time job and also drives his own car.  Jim comes to your office 15 minutes after his scheduled late afternoon appointment, your last appointment for the day, stating “Sorry I’m late, I was talking to my friends and I lost track of time.” You observe that Jim’s gait is not smooth and steady and that he smells of alcohol when he comes and sits down for his session.  As the session progresses, you note that Jim appears to be extremely inebriated. He has difficulty staying on one topic, loses his train of thought, slurs his words, and laughs inappropriately. When you ask him about this directly, he tells you that he ditched his gym class to hang out with friends and had just one beer and he says he feels fine. However, your own observations lead you to believe that there was significantly more drinking involved.  He states at the end of the session that he plans to drive to work. You are very concerned about him being on the road and let him know that you do not want him driving. You try to contact his parents, much to Jim’s protest, because you consider this to be an emergency. You cannot reach them immediately by phone. He insists that he is fine and that he is ready to go, stating that if he does not get to work now, he will be fired and he is not going to let you stop him from doing this.  

For your initial post, describe what you will do now. Describe your plan of action in terms of the next steps you will take with Jim. Refer to the specific ethical codes of your professional organization (American Counseling Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association, or American School Counselor Association) as well as the specific laws of your state. Be sure to include at least three references from books or professional articles in the current counseling literature to support your ideas. This post needs to be at least 250 words supported with at least 4 references.

3 part Assignment… Follow instructions attached. APA format.

1.) Write a Psychology Resume

2. Make a psychology resume (template link included)

3.) Write a 2 page paper about the career research include references APA format

  Draft Description of Target Population

In this section of the methodology, you will describe the study participants, how they provide data, how they will be recruited into the study, and any ethical considerations important to the planning of the proposed investigation.

Write your research question at the top of the post. Include the following sections: Target Population: Describe identifying characteristics and number of individuals, dyads, groups, or units in the study. Describe your inclusion and exclusion criteria. Describe your recruitment strategy. Describe your sampling strategy. Describe ethical considerations pertinent to the protection of subject or participant vulnerabilities. Tips: When writing about the target population, imagine that you are trying to convince a panel of experts to fund your proposed research. Have you thought about contingencies regarding the nature of the population? Do you have criteria that will support your effort to get data that is clean, free of unnecessary variables or distractions? For instance, if you are collecting data from single mothers, will it help or hinder your study to include single mothers who have a history of major depression? This kind of decision making characterizes the planning of inclusion and exclusion strategies. Quantitative and qualitative studies have different sampling designs: randomized sampling strategies are typically quantitative; purposive strategies are typically qualitative. Be sure that you know which strategies suit your research question. Recruitment refers to how participants are invited into the study. Explain your plans in a way that other researchers could follow; if the study is quantitative, others should be able to replicate your study like a recipe. If the study is qualitative, the goal is to provide a trail of evidence that another researcher could follow. The trail is presented as a resource that takes subsequent researchers through the steps that led to interpretations of findings. Ethical considerations are built on the principle that a researcher must do no harm. Privacy needs of participants, including secure data storage, must be addressed. Depending on the type of research planned, contingencies must be considered. Employees’ jobs must not be jeopardized; pseudonyms are recommended and other support strategies may be needed.

Persuasive Paper Part 3: Possible Disadvantages, Answers, with Visuals

Write an eight to ten (8-10) page complete paper in which you: Provide Part I: Revision of A Problem Exists (3-4 pages) 1.Revise your Persuasive Paper Part 1: A Problem Exists, using feedback from the professor and classmates.

Provide Part 2: Revision of Part 2: Solution to Problem and Advantages (3-4 pages) 2.Revise your Persuasive Paper Part 2: Solution to Problem and Advantages, using feedback from the professor and classmates..

Develop Part 3: Possible Disadvantages, Answers, with Visuals (1-2 pages, for 7-9 total pages) 1.State, explain, and support the first disadvantage to your solution and provide a logical answer. This should be one (1) paragraph. 

2. State, explain, and support the second (and third if desired) disadvantage to your solution and provide a logical answer. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs. 

3. Include one or two (1-2) relevant visuals that help illustrate an advantage. Note: You must include a minimum of one (1) paragraph explaining the relevance of the included image. The responsibility of the author is to justify the inclusion (not to let the reader “figure it out”).

4. Use effective transitional words, phrases, and sentences.

5. Provide a concluding paragraph to summarize the proposed solution, its advantages, possible disadvantages, and answers to the disadvantages. Repeat or paraphrase your thesis statement. 

6. Develop a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.

7. Use one (1) or more rhetorical strategy (ethos, logos, pathos) to explain claims.

8. Support disadvantages and answers with at least two (2) additional quality relevant references. 

Use at least eight (8) total for Parts 1, 2, and 3. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources..

Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines: 

•Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. 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 and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length..

Note: Submit your assignment to the designated plagiarism program so that you can make revisions before submitting your paper to your professor.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: 

•Recognize the elements and correct use of a thesis statement. 

•Associate the features of audience, purpose, and text with various genres.

•Analyze the rhetorical strategies of ethos, pathos, logos in writing samples and for incorporation into essays or presentations.

•Correct grammatical and stylistic errors consistent with Standard Written English. Prepare a research project that supports an argument with structure and format appropriate to the genre.. •Revise drafts to improve clarity, support, and organization.

•Recognize how to organize ideas with transitional words, phrases, and sentences.

•Incorporate relevant, properly documented sources to substantiate ideas.

•Use technology and information resources to research selected issues for this course.

•Write clearly and concisely about selected topics using proper writing mechanics. 

Overview: As the final project for PSY 108, you will choose a problem from a provided list to which you can apply the concepts or theories learned in this class. You will then develop an action plan for how you will use psychological ideas and principles in addressing the problem. This assessment will help you recognize the value of psychology, the value of supporting your claims with established views and research, and how psychology can be applied to personal situations. 

 

Prompt: For this milestone, you will select two of the provided sources related to the problem you described in Milestone One and summarize and evaluate each. The summary will identify fundamental underlying concepts of psychology present in the source. Additionally, you will evaluate the source according to the ethical guidelines of psychology. For each source, you will write two to three paragraphs and follow APA style with a reference page. 

 

Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed: 

 

I. Getting Started: In this part of the assessment, you will explore the research you have encountered in this course and that you have selected to determine the credibility of the research and how the research aligns with the ethical guidelines of psychology. Your exploration of the research in this section of the assessment will help inform the decisions you make about your action plan and help you consider the value of credibility and following ethical guidelines in research. A. Select research from the provided resources that will support your plan and explain how the research is credible.  B. Explain how you discerned the credibility of the research provided.  C. Discuss how using credible evidence will support your action plan.  D. Explain how the research aligns with fundamental theories discussed in the course.  E. Describe how the research aligns with the ethical guidelines of psychology.  

 

Instructions

For this milestone assignment, you will begin working on Section I: Background of the final project.

 

Develop an outline of the background section of the final project. List the principle background ideas such as relevant biographical information and historical events that may have influenced the theorist. (Martin Seligman: Positive Psychology and Learned Helplessness) Identify the key concepts of your theory. Begin to formulate your ideas on how the theory is used today. This outline will help structure and organize the background section of the final project. You have just begun to research your selected theory, so this assignment may help you identify sections that need further research.

 

To complete this assignment, review the following documents: Milestone One Guidelines and Rubric Final Project Guidelines and Rubric