For this journal task, you will first select one of three tracks in the study of abnormal psychology (biological, psychological, or sociocultural), on which you will focus your final project research investigation. 

Next, you will analyze one of the articles within the track, which will provide practice for your literature review. Prompt: First, refer to the Tracks and Topics for the Final Project document and select a track that you would like to focus your final project on. (Note: In this document, you are provided with three articles for each topic, but you will need to find two additional articles to use for your final project.) 

Next, analyze one of the articles within the tracks which, will provide practice for your literature review. 

 Keep in mind that these questions are practice and preparation for the more detailed literature review elements to come. In your journal entry, answer the following questions about the article: 

1.  What is the title of the article? Provide the reference for the article in proper APA format.

2.  What is the purpose of the article? 

3.  What is the hypothesis of the study? In other words, what claims do the authors make in the article? 

4. What variables (factors) are being looked at as an influence on abnormal behavior? 

5. If these variables or the relationship between these variables have been studied before, what does the article indicate about the findings of previous studies? This shows historical significance. 

6. Describe the type of research design that was used in the study.  Do you think the research in this article was conducted in an ethical manner? Why or why not? 

7. What was the outcome(s) of the study, that is, the conclusions that the authors made as a result of the study?

 Each question requires an answer in one to three sentences, although you can write more if needed. This should result in a journal entry that is around 1 page in length. 

Be sure to cite directly from the article to support your answers.  APA formatting of sources.  Edit question’s body

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Week 1 Critical and Creative Thinking in Society Short Essays

Write a paper of 200 to 250 words on EACH of the following topics:

Describe a situation of public      interest in which critical and/or creative thought could have been used      for a better outcome. Describe why it is important that leaders think      critically and creatively in similar situations. Define free will, truth,      knowledge, and opinion (as presented in The Art of Thinking). Explain how we use them to form thoughts. What role      does each play in critically assessing situations? Identify three hindrances to      the critical-thinking process. Determine methods for overcoming these      hindrances. Identify a time in which you experienced a hindrance in      critical thinking. Describe a method you could use to overcome the      hindrances. Identify a message in      advertising. Describe how you perceive the message of the advertisement.      Try to determine the reality of the advertisement. Distinguish between      your perception and the reality of the message.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.


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   Week 2 Creative Spark Talk Analysis

Perform an internet search for “Creative Spark” TED channel.

Review the entire list of talks on the “Creative Spark” TED channel.

Select one talk that is of interest to you, and watch it in its entire length.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word summary of the salient points made in the talk and its supporting details that catch your interest.

Indicate the name and position of the speaker and the location and year of the talk in your summary.

Conclude your summary with a reflection of the following:

How the talk’s content      illuminates some of the stages of creativity How the topic of the talk      relates to the concepts of imagination and curiosity How some of the points made in      the talk might apply to your personal experience and benefit society as a      whole

Format your assignment according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.

   Week 3 Evaluating Truth and Validity Exercise

Select ONE of the scenarios in the Applications list 12.2 (a.-y.) at the end of Ch. 12 in The Art of Thinking.

Apply the following in 700 words for the scenario: 

Evaluate the argument, using      the 4-step process described on p. 218, regarding soundness of reasoning      (truth and validity). 

Explain your assessment and add      alternative argumentation where necessary. 

Format your assignment according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.


I need to do polemic assignment form a newspaper editorial or an excerpt from a longer editorial, approximately 400 – 700 words, and critique its arguments point by point. 

You must disagree with (not personally disagree; that’s your business) with the editorial that you have chosen. It is helpful to pretend that you are writing to someone who disagrees with you and who agrees with the article you have chosen to critique. You are explaining why the article fails to prove its case. Your own experience and opinions only become relevant in refuting one of the article’s points. Thus the assignment is somewhat akin to cross-examination in a debate.

Although I want you to address every part of the editorial, you do not have to disagree with every assertion the author makes. It can be quite helpful to break down paragraphs into standard form arguments, but one of the easiest ways to do poorly on the polemic assignment is to give an almost mathematical analyses of each each premise and  

Due 1/27

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Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you examine language as it relates to cognition. Address the following: Define language and lexicon. Evaluate the key features of language. Describe the four levels of language structure and processing. Analyze the role of language processing in cognitive psychology.

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