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Complete table for the neurotransmitter.

Psychologists like B. F. Skinner have studied how we can use operant conditioning to change the behavior of people and animals. Drawing on your personal experience, choose a person or animal whose behavior you want to change. (You may select your own behavior for this question if you wish.) How could you use operant conditioning to change the behavior of this person or animal?

In a multi-paragraph essay, describe your plan to change this behavior. Be sure to mention what type of reinforcer and reinforcement schedule you would use and explain why you made those particular choices. Include information from class materials, readings, and research on operant conditioning to support your discussion.

Basic Features of clinical Assessment


Please study the assigned chapter from your textbook and answer the following questions:


• What core competencies assessment should clinical psychologist poses?

• What are the steps involves in clinical assessment?

• What are the most common data collection techniques?

• What are the general goals of assessment?

• How do clinical Psychologists make diagnosis?

• What is the basic structure of DSM5 and what are some of the criticisms?

• What are clinical judgment and clinical intuition, and how can they be improved?

• What types of ethical concerns anddilemmas can be raised when clinicians conduct assessment?


Due date: Submit hard copy on Sunday 24 / February /2018, before4 pm.

Number of pages: 4 pages

APA style

Conduct an internet search about the murder of Yeardley Love. After researching the story, write a 500­-word essay addressing the following.  Assuming there was abuse occurring prior to the death of Yeardley Love, hypothesize how it may have been difficult for a counselor to assess and identify this abuse.  Describe how a counselor’s knowledge of the abuse cycle would assist in detecting partner abuse.

Include a minimum of two scholarly references in addition to the textbook.

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. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This assignment meets the following CACREP Standard: 2.F.7.d. Procedures for identifying trauma and abuse and for reporting abuse

 Although supportive psychotherapy and interpersonal psychotherapy share some similarities, these therapeutic approaches have many differences. When assessing clients and selecting therapies, it is important to recognize these differences and how they may impact your clients. For this Assignment, as you compare supportive and interpersonal psychotherapy, consider which therapeutic approach you might use with your clients. 

  The Assignment

In a 2-page paper, address the following: Briefly describe how supportive and interpersonal psychotherapies are similar. Explain at least three differences between these therapies. Include how these differences might impact your practice as a mental health counselor. Explain which therapeutic approach you might use with clients and why. Support your approach with evidence-based literature. At least 3 peer reviewed articles

Literature Review Paper

The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with the opportunity to select a topic in the particular area in which you have an occupational or research interest, and to complete a literature review of the topic, using a minimum of ten scholarly references. This will allow you to demonstrate mastery of the program outcomes for the B.A. psychology program at Argosy University. A helpful Web site for organizing and writing a literature review is www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/ReviewofLiterature.html.

You may also want to review the following documents that are available in the Shared Documents area of the course:

sample literature review, PowerPoint document illustrating how to set up your word processor for APA style “Guide for Writing a Literature Review”

Based on your review of the most recent, relevant research findings on your chosen topic, submit a final version of your literature review paper, integrating feedback received from your instructor. Be sure to include a research/focal question, synthesis of the literature you reviewed, well-established conclusions, and points of discussion and/or future research. 

Begin the review by defining the objective of the paper. Introduce the reader to your focal question. What is this question intended to address? You may state your “question” in the form of a problem if you like. Describe the topic for your literature review and why you chose this topic. Explain why you think it is important. It is also useful to tell the reader how the review is organized in your introduction section, before you the transition into the body of the review. 

Organize your literature review paper by themes/theories/concepts, rather than article by article. If there is one major theme you want to highlight, state the theme. If there are three major themes or streams of thought on the topic, briefly name them—and then organize the balance of your literature review around those three streams. Think of themes, theories, concepts, lines of thought, and ideas as organizing strategies for your literature review. Your creativity in this assignment is not the content or findings but the clarity with which you organize the review and create a context for understanding the focal question.

When you are done introducing the first line of thought, create a new paragraph to discuss studies which present another line of thought or opposing view.

Your literature review should hit the high points of each article. You should not discuss a single article, one by one, like a grocery list. Zero in on the main theme or finding and then move on to the next theme. Remember, this is a synthesis, an integration of all the things you have learned. You are creating a discussion on paper, which in turn gives the reader a context for understanding where the scholarship has been, where it is currently, and where it likely will be heading next. Provide enough details to help the reader understand the significance of the studies you cite without “rebuilding Rome.” Be sure to evaluate the studies and offer critical comments on any shortcomings you’ve observed or that have been reported by the authors.

Discuss the main findings and their implications. Given the results of your literature review, what is/are the prevailing argument(s)? What research question could you ask in order to further develop this area of study and contribute to the existing body of knowledge? Complete your review by drawing conclusions about your body of research and identifying gaps in the research which still remain to be explored, maybe even by you! Make an argument as to why your research question is important and relevant to the current work being done on your topic.


Apply current APA standards for editorial style, expression of ideas, and formatting of the text, headings, citations, and references. Remember to use your own words to describe and evaluate the articles. Avoid quoting the material and also cite works when you are discussing someone else’s ideas. Your paper should be double-spaced and in 12 point, Times New Roman font with normal one-inch margins, written in APA style, and free of typographical and grammatical errors. It should include a title page with a running head, an abstract and a reference page. The body of the paper should be no less than 5–6 pages in length.

Submit your review paper to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.

     Assignment 2 Grading Criteria   Maximum Points     

Description of the focal question or problem is clear and thorough.

Explanation of the relevance of the topic to the field of psychology is clear.  36     

Analysis of themes, theories, or concepts is clear and complete.

Discussion of articles clearly relates to those themes, theories, or concepts (instead of discussing each article individually).


Choice of articles is appropriate, both in quality and quantity: they directly address the thesis.

Their evaluation is based on their relation to themes, theories, or concepts.

Evaluation includes discussion of the methodology, and a discussion of any obvious shortcomings.


Provides well-supported conclusions.

Suggestions for future research are appropriate and discuss how future research will contribute to the field.


Introduction has a clear opening, provides background information, and states the topic.

The paper is organized around an arguable, clearly stated thesis statement.

Transitions are appropriate and help the flow of ideas.

Conclusion summarizes main argument and has a clear ending


Writing follows conventions of spelling and grammar throughout.  Errors are infrequent and do not interfere with readability or comprehension.


Using APA format, accurately paraphrased, quoted, and cited in many spots throughout when appropriate or called for. Errors present are somewhat minor.


Writing remains in third person throughout writing.

Word choice is accurate, clear and appropriate for the audience.

4    Total:

A-Plus writer only



As you are probably aware, the rate of diagnosis of Autism and related disorders is increasing significantly. Watch the video above and do an internet search of some of the recent articles published on this topic. Write a 1 to 2 page reflection paper addressing the following issues: Who is most commonly diagnosed (boys/girls, ages, background,etc.)? What are the explanations for the increase in the number of cases being diagnosed? Describe the most effective treatments, including why earlier screenings can be beneficial.

What do YOU think may be contributing to the rise in this disorder? 

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Read 11.3 (12.3 for the 11th edition) in your book called, “Stress and Health”.

Now do the following activity and report on it on this discussion board.

First find a method of measuring your own stress level. There are smart phone apps, online questionnaires, or measure your heart rate with your finger and a stop watch, etc. 

Here are some links as possibilities but use whatever you want: 

https://www.headspace.com/register/free-trial?origintoken=google-b&gclid=CjwKEAjwxoG5BRCC7ezlzNmR8HUSJAAre36jEKiIMXxdl5JiM3PApfOL0GmGTNwDLGGyB_pQkWthPxoC6gDw_wcB (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. 

http://www.bemindfulonline.com/test-your-stress/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.azumio.android.stresscheck&hl=en (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

http://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/washingtonwilkes/physicalactivity/11heartrate.htm (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. 

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/quizzes/take_quiz/8 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. 

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/world-of-tech/chill-out-8-gadgets-and-apps-to-help-you-lower-your-stress-levels-1173139 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. 

Second, use it to measure your stress level for a baseline. Record the measurement results.

Third, try a relaxation technique (some are described in the book, or use something that you have noticed relaxes you, or use one of the suggestions from the last link in the list above) and use the method to measure your stress level again. Record these measurements.

In your post, 

1. Describe the method you used to measure stress.

2. Describe the strategy you used to reduce stress.

3. Report your results.

4. Do you think the method you used to measure stress was a good one? Why or why not?