This assignment is an analysis of a selected neuropsychological  disorder. This topic choice will be used to complete the Week One  Assignment (Topic Selection), Week Two Assignment (Outline of Final  Project), and the Week Five Assignment (Final Project).  Select a  neuropsychological disorder for comprehensive analysis from the  following list, based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM-5): Schizophrenia Major depressive disorder Bipolar disorder Anxiety  Choose and focus on one of the anxiety disorders, e.g., generalized anxiety disorder or social anxiety disorder. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Substance use disorder (substance abuse and addiction)  Provide both an overview of this topic plus a focus on a single drug of your choice. Neurodevelopmental disorder (autism spectrum disorder or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) Neurocognitive disorder  Choose and focus on one of the neurocognitive disorders, e.g., one of the dementias. Neurological disorder  Choose and focus on one neurological disorder, e.g., multiple sclerosis, spinal bifida. Sleep-wake disorder  Choose and focus on one of the sleep-wake disorders. Feeding and eating disorder  Choose and focus on one of the feeding and eating disorders. Sexual dysfunction or gender dysphoria  Choose and focus on one of the conditions in these categories. Other neuropsychosocial disorder  This option must be approved in advance by the instructor before your assignment is submitted.

In keeping with the focus of this class, the emphasis of your  paper will be on the neuroscience aspects of the disorder, to include:  Theories of etiology (causes) Associated factors in development of the disorder (genetic, environmental, familial, lifestyle) Pathology (abnormalities of physical structure and function, including genetic and biochemical aspects) Treatment options (pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic, with rationales for use based on current understanding of the disorder) Diagnostic and research technologies employed in clinical diagnosis, care, and basic science research  

Your research will include two to three peer-reviewed  sources that provide evidence-based information regarding the biologic  and psychological features of the disorder. Refer to the Final Project  guidelines, which can be found in Week Five of your online course or in  the “Components of Course Evaluation” section of this guide, for more  details on the components that should be included in this analysis    

Writing the Selection of Final Project Topic

The Assignment: Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length, and formatted  according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a title page with the following:  Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must describe the key aspects of the disorder that will be elaborated on in your Final Project. Must state why you have chosen to critique this disorder. Must incorporate in-text citations from your sources to support your discussion. You may reference your textbook and other required materials from  the course; however, these will not fulfill the resource requirements. Must use at least two to three scholarly sources that were published  within the last five years and retrieved from the Ashford University  Library. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.


Create 2 slides toys of choice are nerf gun, pleay sword, and video games. Include speaker notes 

Slide 1- Do any of the toys reflect or indicate cultural and ethnic stereotypes? What effect can you see    this having on the development of self-concept and identity? 

Slide 2-  After evaluating toys, what would you advise parents concerning how toys can influence the  development of their children? What would you want them to be aware of and why?  

discussion 3 

By the due date assigned, respond to the Discussion Assignment. Post your response to the Discussion Area. Your answer should:  Provide detailed evidence, including excerpts from the literary text. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the themes, genres, cultures, time periods, and texts that are this week’s focus. Apply APA style guidelines to the source material.  Question:  Sappho and Murasaki Shikibu represent the first two female authors we have encountered in this course. In your Week 1 paper, you were asked to consider how gender is portrayed in The Odyssey. Additionally, in our Week 2 reading of Antigone, gender roles played a pivotal part in the conflict between Creon and the daughter of Oedipus. Selecting either the poems of Sappho or The Tale of Genji, offer a discussion of how either author portrays or defines the cultural roles of men and women. How does this understanding of gender differ from the works of the ancient Greek writers we have read?  Remember that your claims in all parts of the assignment should be substantiated by excerpts from appropriate sources (scholarly research and/or literary texts). Quotes, paraphrases, and summaries used in the assignment should be arranged according to APA rules of style, and in-text and reference citations should be provided, also formatted in APA style. Quoted material should not exceed 25% of the post. Submit the final document in the Discussion Area.

             Week 2 – Assignment       

       Elaborate on the Topic for Your Critical Review

This assignment will be a continuation of the written assignment from  Week One. Research a minimum of three peer-reviewed articles in  addition to information from your text on the disorder you chose in Week  One. Consider the key classes of drugs used to treat the disorder you  chose in Week One and explain their action at the neurotransmitter  system involved in the disease process. Analyze and describe the  agonist-antagonist activity of the drugs and the receptor types and  subtypes involved in the disorder. Elaborate on the receptor  agonist-antagonist actions of the drugs and describe the most common  side effects seen with these drugs. Evaluate the risk-benefits of drug  use for this disorder.

The paper: Must be three to five double-spaced pages in length, excluding title  page and references page, and it must be formatted according to APA  style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.  Must include a title page with the following: Title of paper Your name Course name and number Your instructor’s name Date submitted Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must use at least three peer-reviewed sources in addition to the text. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.


 K. P.

    Career counseling involves properly understanding your client’s needs and then guiding them towards achievable goals (Niles & Harris-Bowlsbey, 2017). It is important that counseling professionals are compassionate individuals with a desire to help others in order to foster an authentic and safe relationship (McFadden & Curry, 2018). I have always loved helping others, ever since I was younger. I was taught from an early age to always try and help people and treat everyone you come in contact with, with respect and kindness. One of the strengths that I can use as a career counselor would be my compassionate, positive attitude. I try to find the joy and good in every situation, even if it appears there is none. Compassion is important in any counseling environment because it creates an open safe place for the client to be vulnerable and feel free of judgment. I also love to encourage and motivate others. I find joy in helping to change someone’s mood from sad to excited or happy. My friends and family often come to me to vent about tough issues they are dealing with. In these situations, I try to remind of good things they have in their life and remind them that I care about them. This skill could also be used in a career-counseling environment. For example, if a client is feeling discouraged about not achieving their goal, I could remind them that they have already succeeded by just trying and that important changes take time. I would have trouble listening to the client explain their situation and issues without sharing my opinion immediately. I have a tendency to want to jump into the conversation if I think of something to add value to the discussion, instead of waiting until they are done talking and then sharing my thoughts. This came come across as interrupting or rude to some people and I would need to practice holding off on sharing my opinion for a more appropriate time.

Niles, S. G. & Harris-Bowlsbey, J. (2017). Career development interventions (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson

McFadden, A.; Curry, J. State Leaders‘ and School Counselors’ roles in Elementary and Middle School Career Development: Research Findings and Promoting Practices. Techniques: Connecting Education & Careers.Mar2018, Vol. 93 Issue 3, p46-49.



Christopher B.


My strengths in Career Counseling?

According to our text offering support to clients is essential to effective career counseling (Nile & Harris-Bowlsbey, 2017).  Providing support for clients helps them manage feelings of being overwhelmed, and being pulled in every direction.  These are the kinds of feelings and emotions clients experience when facing career changes, or trying to solidify career goals.  I feel as a counselor one of my strongest attributes are being able to identify when my client is dealing with feelings of helplessness, and confusion, and help them to process and manage the thoughts and ideas they are facing.  

I feel that this is probably one of my greatest strengths as a counselor because of experience. When the counselor has been in similar situations that the client is facing, it can teach the counselor how to empathize, or relate to the overwhelming feeling the client is experiencing.  Some call this the school of hard knocks.  I believe from this experience I have developed an ability to understand the importance of informational, assessment, and emotional support.  

What areas do i struggle with most in career counseling?

Reviewing and helping clients with resumes can be a struggle for me in career counseling.  I understand that resumes are an important part of the career development and job search process.  According to (Pyle, 2007) employers look for resumes that show connections in skills required for being successful in a position.  To prepare a client to be a top candidate for a position the counselor must help the client  compose a resume that clearly connects with the responsibilities related to the job in which they are applying.  This is an area where I know that I need improvement to better prepare my clients for success.  For anyone looking to start a position or maybe advance in a current career they must consistently work to improve their resume writing skills.  Resume writing has always been a weak area for me, so it is necessary for me to improve in that area to be a good counselor.

Niles, S. G. & Harris-Bowlsbey, J. (2017). Career development interventions (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson 


The Midterm Essay Examination will cover the material we have studied in Modules 1 – 4. You will need to answer four essay questions, each question requires a three to five paragraph (250 – 500 word) answer. Each answer should be clearly labeled with the question number and a copy of the question. Your answers need to be supported with information from the textbook or other appropriate sources. Do NOT use wikipedia or other encyclopedias, dictionaries or online sources such as Describe the basic functioning of a neuron beginning with receiving signals from other neurons or sense organs and ending with the transmission of a signal to another neuron. Explain how a pattern of neuron firing is related to behavior. Describe one personality trait that you believe to be highly heritable (mostly a product of genetics) and another trait that seems to be much less so. Provide reasons for your answer, and explain why you would expect genetics to exert a much greater impact on some personality traits than on others. You have been hired by a large public school system to construct a musical aptitude test. Describe what itmeans to standardize a test and the methods you would use to assess its reliability and validity. Explain why it might be more difficult to develop a valid musical aptitude test than a reliable one. Ray was assigned to barracks in a very old building with old plumbing. While showering for the first time, he heard the toilet flush and then, a few second later, was scalded when the water suddenly became much hotter. He screamed in pain. The next time he took a shower, when he heard the toilet flush, he immediately jumped out of the stream of water and screamed before the water became hotter. Name and describe the process of learning that took place. Be sure to use the correct terminology associated with all of the components involved in the process. For example, originally the sound of the toilet flushing was a (an)____________ and it later became a (an) __________ because of the process of learning. Mr. and Mrs. McDonald believe in the importance of stern discipline; they impose strict rules which they expect their children to obey without question. They penalize misbehavior harshly, frequently with a spanking. Mr. and Mrs. Mendoza instead use milder forms of punishment to enforce their rules. They also have regular family meetings in which their children help them to establish household rules and penalties for breaking them. What is the name of each of these two approaches to parenting and what do you see as the advantages and disadvantages of each. Explain the reasons for your answer. When your friend hears that you are taking a psychology course, she asserts that psychology is simply common sense. Explain why common sense is not the best way to understand human behavior. Describe the methods of science and explain why they are superior to common sense in understanding human behavior.


While completing this exercise think about the following: What are the common measures of central tendency and how are they found or calculated? What are the common measures of variation and how are they found or calculated?

You will submit a total of 10 answers for this assignment.  Assume that the following is a list of scores obtained on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS). For this assignment, you are to find or calculate each of the items requested and answer each of the questions that follow.

Using the data set given below, find or calculate each of the following:

Test TakerScoreA135B65C105D95E80F125G100H90I105 The mean (average) The median The mode The Minimum range The Maximum range

You may use the accompanying graph to answer the following questions:

Normal Curve

6. Is the mean IQ score for this group within the normal range of intelligence?

7. Does the median of this group match that of the Normal Distribution?

8. Which score (use letter) indicates the possibility of intellectual disability?

9. Which score (use letter) is between 1 and 2 standard deviations above the mean of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale?

10. A test that gives consistent results time after is said to be?

 n this discussion, you are going to be asked to do a bit of critical thinking. Have you ever heard this expression? “Opposites attract.” What about this one? “ Birds of a feather flock together.” Both of these say something about what attracts one person to another and both are commonly used expressions. The problem is they are opposites. 


Suppose we wanted to know whether people tend to marry those who have interests and values that are different from their own (opposites) or whether they tend to marry those with similar interests and values (birds of a feather). How might we find out? As you create your discussion post, consider the following:

What are the steps involved in conducting research?

How do we determine what type of research is suitable for a particular problem?

What type of research would be useful in this case?

How would we go about doing it?

 Propose a simple research project that would allow you to answer the question: Which of the two statements in quotation marks above applies best to selection of marriage partners in the United States? Choose one of the research methods listed in Module 4 that you think would be the most useful and practical for exploring this question. Explain why this method would be appropriate. Describe in some detail the steps that you would take in setting up and carrying out this research.