What jobs should require personality tests prior to hiring a candidate? What traits are important for these jobs?

The term paper is to be 6 pages in length (minimum, NOT including title page, abstract, or references, with all text double-spaced and in 12-point Times New Roman font maximum with 1″ margins). You must have a minimum of 5 references for this paper and references must be scholarly references (use library website to find these articles). This paper is to be written in American Psychological Association 6th Edition Format.  

It is important that the approaches used by counselors and the counseling programs implemented in schools and agencies are effective for the clients and students who will be receiving these services. Counselors in the field often conduct research to test the effectiveness of their services. Consider one of the following questions that a counselor working in a school or agency may want to explore:Does completion of eight group counseling sessions help to decrease levels of social anxiety (or other symptoms or issues)?How do students or clients describe the experience of the counseling they have received and its impact on them?What is the effect of short-term counseling (6–8 sessions) for couples who report significant levels of relationship discord?What is the effect of counseling for adolescents who report serious issues with substance abuse?What impact does attending a 2-hour information workshop have on clients or students who are engaged in career counseling?

In your post, specify which of the questions above you are considering, and respond to the following:What legal or ethical issues would you consider as you select participants, if you were granted permission to answer one of these questions through a structured study at your school or agency?How would you address issues of informed consent and confidentiality for participants in the study? Cite specific areas of the ACA 2014 Code of Ethics and other ethical guidelines to support your decisions.

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Research on the relation between religion and prejudice is well summarized by Gordon Allport: “The role of religion is paradoxical. It makes prejudice and it unmakes prejudice.” In your opinion, do you agree, and, if so, why might this be true?

Read On Psychology of Prejudice, and explain your opinion. Who might be more prejudiced, one with intrinsic faith or one with extrinsic faith?

What effect do you think television violence has on children, adolescents, and adults? What effect do you think it has on society? Go to some of the websites on this topic and include their findings in your answer; please do not forget to cite the source.

Here are a couple suggested sites to view on the topic:


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After reading about different types of leadership, do you favor the trait approach (which says the best leader exhibits specific, measurable personality traits associated with effective leadership) or the contingency approach (which says the best leader depends upon characteristics of the situation)?

Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation discussing your team’s research proposal.


Include the following in your presentation:

Hypotheses is:

Anxiety symptoms will increase over time in opioid prescribed patients, without careful monitoring of dosage and length of treatment severity of anxiety will worsen and jeopardizes response to treatment.

 The research question  :The negative affets of opiate prescription pain meds on individuals who suffer with anxiety and on high dosage of pain meds for prolonged periods of time.A summary of the literature review The research hypothesis A summary of the method The sample used for the study The study design The validity and reliability of the study Discuss any possible Type I and Type II errors Address ways to validate findings

Grading rubic Content

60 Percent·         Explains the research question .

·         Summarizes the literature review .

·         Describes the research hypothesis .

·         Summarizes the method used.

·         Describes the sample used for the study .

·         Explains the study design .

·         Describes the validity and reliability of the study .

·         Discuss es any possible Type I and Type II errors .

·         Address es ways to validate findings .Organization and Development

20 Percent·         The presentation is 10 to 15 slides.

·         The presentation is clear and organized; major points are supported by details, examples, or analysis.

·         The presentation uses visual and auditory aids appropriately and effectively.

·         The presentation effectively incorporates design elements, such as font, color, headings, and spacing.

·         The presentation is logical, flows, and reviews the major points.Mechanics and Format

20 Percent·         The assignment file is presentable and functional; for example, the audio clips are audible, visual components are viewable, and links work appropriately.

·         Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed; spelling is correct throughout the presentation.

·         The presentation is consistent with APA guidelines.Additional Comments:


Essay #1

Assignment 1: LASA 2: Conducting and Evaluating an Interview 

By Monday, February 8, 2016 complete the assignment presented below.

During the first week of class you conducted your first practice interview, and in week three you developed an Interview Guide. For this activity, you will be using your Interview Guide, the analysis of potential interview biases from LASA 1, and the feedback you have received from your instructor to conduct an interview with a volunteer.

Prior to the InterviewLocate an adult volunteer.Read the analysis requirements below and ENSURE you meet them within your interview. Make sure your interview includes:A minimum of 5 open and 5 closed ended questions (10 total).A minimum of 5 examples of paraphrasing, summaries, or reflections techniques (must have at least one of each paraphrase, summary, and reflection/5 total).

 Gather Recording Equipment (video is preferred).  You will need to record your interview.Also make sure you have a watch or a timer to keep track of the length of your interview. Make sure your interview is not less than 5 minutes long.

The InterviewNeeds to be at least  5 minutes long, but it should not be more than 10 minutes.Be prepared! Although it may not sound like it, 5 minutes is a long time in interviewing time. If you are having problems filling 5 minutes, go back to the interview skills you have learned about (e.g., probing, reflections, and summaries).

After the InterviewPlay back the recording of the interview.Transcribe or write out the interview completely. Be sure to write outeverything  said during the interviewAfter you have written the transcript of the interview, provide a detailed analysis of the interview. On your transcript:Identify Questions Used: On your transcript identify at least 5 closed and 5 open ended questions that you used during the interview. Identify these on your transcript using all caps (10 questions total). 

For example:

Interviewer:  How long have you been having headaches?  CLOSED QUESTION

 Evaluate the Questions: After you have identified examples of 5 open and 5 open questions in your transcript, write an evaluation of the effectiveness of your use of questions (Approximately one paragraph for this analysis). Explain whether or not your questions were effective. How did your client respond to your questions? How would you improve the effectiveness of your questions?Identify Techniques Used: Next, identify at least 5 examples of paraphrasing, summarizing, or reflections you used (must have at least one of each: paraphrase, summary, and reflection). Again, use all caps on your transcript to identify each technique.

For example:

Interviewer: So it’s been several weeks since you’ve been able to sleep without problems? PARAPHRASE

 Evaluate the Techniques: Evaluate the effectiveness of your interview technique (Approximately one paragraph for this entire section). How did your client respond to the techniques in the interview? How do you know if you were effective with these? Provide justification for your response. How could you improve your use of these?

 Application: Analysis and SummaryExplain how the information you gathered during the interview can aid in planning treatment for your client. How can treatment of this client be more informed or more targeted based on the information you gathered (Approximately 2-3 paragraphs).Identify at least two possible ethical issues that could arise during your interview (hint: go back to your Module 1 lecture for ideas about ethical issues in interviewing).  Explain how an ethical interviewer should deal with each of these issues. (Approximately 2-3 paragraphs).Assignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Conducted interview and utilized the questions/techniques for an in-depth interview.60Transcribed interview completely. Identified the questions and techniques used.16Evaluated the open and closed ended questions used during the interview. Analyzed the effectiveness of the questions and how the patient responded. Suggested ways to improve the effectiveness of the questions.40Evaluated at least five interviewing techniques (at least one of each: paraphrase, summary, and reflection). Analyzed the effectiveness of the technique, and how the patient responded. Suggested ways to improve the effectiveness of the techniques.40Explained how the information gathered during the interview can aid in treatment planning for the client.40Identified at least two possible ethical issues that could arise during the interview. Explained how an ethical interviewer would deal with each of these issues.40Organization (16 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion

Style (8 points): Tone, audience, and word choice

Usage and Mechanics (16 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure

APA Elements (24 points): In text citations and references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style64Total: 300