Need help with short Psychology paper

ALL WORK MUST BE COMPLETED ON TIME AND MUST BE ALL ORIGINAL AS IT GOES THROUGH A TURNITIN PROGRAM ALSO  ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED IN FULL DETAIL  AND ALL PAPERS MUST BE OF QUALITY OR IT WILL NEED TO BE REDONE AND OR REFUNDED

 Random Selection

By Saturday, June 4, 2016, post your response to the discussion in the Discussion Area below. Write your initial response in 4 paragraphs. 

A random selection of files from a student counseling center revealed the following reasons why college students seek services:

Mental health issues

25

Learning/school issues

15

Relationship issues

5

Other

5What does it mean to say the files were randomly selected?How would the researcher randomly select files? In other words, what does the process look like?What is the probability that if we pulled another student file from the counseling center the student would fall in each of the following categories a) mental health issues, b) learning/school issues OR relationship issues, c) any category except other?Would our probabilities and results be different if we used convenience sampling? Why or why not?

Respond  

 

ALL WORK MUST BE COMPLETED ON TIME AND MUST BE ALL ORIGINAL AS IT GOES THROUGH A TURNITIN PROGRAM ALSO  ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED IN FULL DETAIL  AND ALL PAPERS MUST BE OF QUALITY OR IT WILL NEED TO BE REDONE AND OR REFUNDED

 

Conducting a z-Test

A researcher predicts that watching a film on institutionalization will change students’ attitudes about chronically mentally ill patients. The researcher randomly selects a class of 36 students, shows them the film, and gives them a questionnaire about their attitudes. The mean score on the questionnaire for these 36 students is 70. The score for people in general on this questionnaire is 75, with a standard deviation of 12. Using the five steps of hypothesis testing and the 5% significance level (i.e. alpha = .05), does showing the film change students’ attitudes towards the chronically mentally ill?What does it mean to set alpha at .05?What is your null hypothesis? Alternate hypothesis?Is this a one-tailed or two-tailed hypothesis?What is the critical z?Calculate the obtained z. Do you reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis?State in words what you have found.

By Monday, June 6, 2016,

Assignment 2: Identifying and Gathering Relevant Data

Select at least ten scholarly articles from the Argosy University online library resources, Google Scholar, or other databases using key words related to the criminal behavior for which you want to develop a prevention plan.

You should select peer-reviewed journals from the Argosy University online library resources and full-text articles on Google Scholar.

Based on the articles, identify common denominator descriptions of those perpetrating the particular criminal behavior you are working with.

Next, locate the crime rate statistics in your community for the particular criminal behavior you have chosen using the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) Uniform Crime Reports (UCR).

Create the list of selected scholarly articles, along with an outline of the common descriptors of those involved in the criminal behavior and a specific fact outline from the FBI report in a Microsoft Word document. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Submission Details:By Wednesday, June 8, 2016, save your paper as M2_A2_Lastname_Firstname.doc and submit it to the M2 Assignment 2 Dropbox.Assignment 2 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsSubmitted a list of ten selected scholarly articles.24Listed common denominator descriptions of those perpetrating the particular criminal behavior that was chosen.40Provided FBI statistics.24Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.12Total:100

 

Although some states and cities have passed laws to ban texting and using handheld phones while driving, there is no current law to ban all cell phone use while driving. However, according to the National Safety Council (2009), 28 percent of all crashes—1.6 million per year—are caused by cell phone use and texting by drivers. The mission of a new national nonprofit organization called FocusDriven, patterned after Mothers Against Drunk Driving, is to make phone use while driving as illegal and socially unacceptable as drunk driving. US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood supports FocusDriven and its efforts.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, LaHood said that this movement would become “an army of people traveling the countryside” to push for bans on cell-phone use and tough enforcement (Schmitz, 2010). As a political advocate interested in this issue, you will be writing a policy proposal that utilizes the current research to propose a solution to the issue and submitting it in Module 5.

Annotated Bibliography: Effect of Cell Phone Use

Before you can write this proposal research, you will need to conduct initial research on the science behind this initiative. For this assignment, use the Argosy University online library resources to locate research reports from peer-reviewed journals that discuss the effects of cell phone use on vision, attention, perception, or memory. In selecting at least five research reports from peer-reviewed journals relevant to the topic, make sure they address one or more of the following issues:How do texting, handheld phones, and hands-free phones compare with each other in their effects on driving?How do other, traditional distractions compare to cell phone use in their effects on driving (such as eating, attending to children, talking to passengers, listening to music/news, etc.)?Can cell phone use while driving be compared with drunk driving? Why or why not?What other variables (such as age) can affect driving while using a cell phone?

Based on your reading of the five articles, create an annotated bibliography for each of the five sources. Each annotation should consist of the APA reference entry followed by a paragraph-long summary of the articles. In your summary, provide answers for the questions below. For the last question, think about how the research results could be generalized to fit other environments or not be generalized.Summarize the main ideas in the reference. What were they investigating?How were the studies conducted? What was the sample size? Is it appropriate?Were the studies conducted in the real world or was a simulated environment used?How might these methodological considerations affect the research findings and the conclusions drawn from them? How does this article fit in with your paper? How did it influence your own ideas about your paper?

Your annotated bibliography should be at 3–4 pages in length.Attached is  the annotated bibliography template. This document will help you complete your paper more successfully.

Be sure to include a title page and reference page listing your articles. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.

 Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Identified five, relevant research reports that discussed the effects of cell phone use on vision, attention, perception, or memory.20Summarized each article and explained the relevance of each article to the questions asked in an annotated bibliography.60Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.20Total: 100

Question 1

 

Suppose you want to develop a new measure for student motivation. Suggest ways in which you would develop the measure to ensure it is reliable and valid.

 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 2

 

Describe the differences between industrial psychology and organizational psychology, and give examples of activities that fall under each. Describe the current state of the field of I/O psychology in other countries.

 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 3

 

Compare and contrast the role of an I/O professor with that of a practicing I/O psychologist. What activities do they share in common? What distinguishes the two professions from each other?

 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 4

 

Describe the Hawthorne studies. What did the researchers find? What is the Hawthorne effect? Have you ever experienced or observed the Hawthorne effect in action (please explain)?

 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 5

 

Describe the role of research in I/O psychology. What research methods do I/O psychologists use, and what are the benefits and drawbacks of each approach?

 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

 

The Application Paper 4

 

Write a 750-word paper using APA standards that includes discussion of the following:

 Describe an example of a television program that you believe clearly displays social deviance, and explain why you specifically selected it. In this television program, how are people “labeled” as socially deviating from the expected social norms, and who does this labeling? Analyze the deviance, using terms such as primary deviance, secondary deviance, retrospective labeling, and stigma.

 

Apply Durkheim’s four functions of deviance to the deviant actions in the television program. What purpose(s) does the deviance play?

 

·          Described a television show that displays social deviance, CURRENT TELEVISON SHOW, 2016  

·          Identified the people labeled as socially deviant and who labeled them as such.  

·          Analyzed the deviance using the appropriate terminology. Applied Durkheim’s four functions of deviance.  

·          Related essay writings to the concepts and theories discussed in the textbook and outside resources.  ·          Used correct spelling and grammar and appropriate APA

·          Use at least 3 references

 

 

No plagiarism, no abbreviations  

 

  Assignment 1: LASA 2 – Special Considerations in Testing

Our psychologist, Keith, has been asked to conduct a psychoeducational evaluation on 8-year old Melanie. Melanie’s teacher and parents are concerned because she is having significant difficulty reading and comprehending information. She also has a hard time paying attention and is always talking out in class. She is a sweet girl and gets along well with others, but her challenges are negatively impacting her grades and interrupting the learning of those around her.

As Keith plans his assessment of Melanie’s difficulties, what issues does he need to consider in order to increase the validity of the assessment?Remember to consider Melanie’s age and testing with students who might have special needs.

 Explain what testing accommodations Keith might need to make given Melanie’s challenges and why. 

 What impact could making accommodations have on standardization and, as a result, interpretation of the results? 

 What test format would best meet Melanie’s needs (e.g., type of test, group vs. individual, etc.)? Why?

 Reflect on what you have learned about the history of assessment. How might Keith’s decisions differ today compared to the beginnings of psychological assessment? 

 Describe how the impact of assessment results has changed over time.

By Monday, June 6, 2016, write your results in a 3-5 page, APA formatted paper. Remember to include a cover page and reference list. Resources can include readings from your textbook and course overviews, as well as the APA’s Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct Standard 9: Assessment.

 

MUST ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS, USE APA STANDARDS, IN-TEXT CITATIONS WITH VALID REFRENCES, ZERO PLAGARSIM, AND CHECK PAPER FOR GRAMMATICAL ERRORS BEFORE SUBMITTING..

Please write a 200 essay about Walt Whitman and of the New Eden statement regarding a global ethic. Consider whether the pluralist vision for American society first enunciated by Whitman can be extended to the entire world, even if in a dimly perceived future.

Resources:  Group InfluenceAssignment

 

 

Write a 1,200- to 1,500-word paper incorporating your analysis with evidence to substantiate your conclusion.

 

TOPIC GROUP IS NA (Narcotics Anonymous) Must write as if you went to and observed a meeting. The meeting I went to was Auburn’s American River Canyon Overlook Park Meeting. It was on Tuesday at 7PM. PLEASE DO NOT USE 1ST PERSON AT ALL. THIS MUST BE WRITTEN IN 3RD PERSON!!!! Must follow each detail in rubric! Three sources needed!

Points Earned / Possible Points: 0 /15 Group Influence Rubric

Paper (Due Week Four)

Percentage of Points

Actual Points Earned

Key elements are covered:

50%

   

Obtain faculty approval of your selected opportunity prior to engaging in the opportunity or receive a three point deduction. May not be retrospective this must be a new experience occurring during the course of this class; it cannot be a work, church, or school meeting. This is not a personal experience or personal opinion paper.  This is to be written as a scientific APA paper, providing practical application of the theories and concepts as it relates to the group’s experience, and your observation of the group, not your experience.  Paper to be written in 3rd person.

There is an additional 3 point deduction for not obtaining pre-approval, and 3 point dedcution for weriting in 1st person.

 

Resources:  Group InfluenceAssignment

 

Write a 1,200- to 1,500-word paper incorporating your analysis with evidence to substantiate your conclusion.

 

Describe your setting by answering the following:

1. How were the people arranged in the physical environment layout of room and seating arrangement)?

 

A.  What is the composition of the group, in terms of     

       number of people, ages, sex, ethnicity, etc.?  

 

B.  What is purpose, mission, or goals of the group? What is the duration of the group (short, long-term)?  

 

C.  Did the group structure its discussion around an agenda, program, rules of order, etc.?  Explain items 1, A-C employing sources to support your ideas. (worth 1.5 point).

 

1.   Who are the primary facilitators of the group? What were the group’s norms, roles, or status hierarchy?  Employ sources, concepts, and theory to support your ideas. (Worth 2 points)

2.   What communication patterns illustrated if the group was unified or fragmented? Explain using Myers and one additional source to support your idea as well as the concepts (1 pt)

3.   Did the members share a sense of identity with one another (characteristics of the group-similarities, interests, philosophy, etc.)? Explain; In your opinion, how did the collective group behaviors influence individual attitudes and the group’s effectiveness? Provide your overall analysis as it relates to Myer’s and additional sources. (Worth 2 point)

4.   Was there any indication that members might be vulnerable to Groupthink? Why or why not?  Explain how your observations relate to research studies on norm formation, group norms, conformity, and/or social influence. Integrate your findings with literature from the textbook, peer-reviewed journal articles, and additional scholarly sources. (Worth 1 point)

5.   Provide in-text citations of 2 peers reviewed references in addition to Myers, to support your key points. (Worth 1.5 pt.)

6.   Post the completed assignment as a Word document in the appropriate assignment section along with a copy of the Plagiarism Checker (turitin) report. Report can not be > than 20% match (Worth 1 point)

7.   Submit the Certificate of Originality in addition to your assignment and turnitin report.

10 points

 

Organization

10%

 

A clear and sufficient introduction and central theme/purpose are clear. Structure is clear, logical, and easy to follow (including spelling, punctuation, and correct grammar). The subsequent sections support the central theme. The conclusion/recommendations follow logically from the body of the paper.

1 points

 

Format

20%

 

Citations follow APA guidelines. Reference page follows guidelines and is included. Paper is laid out effectively, uses title page, running head, reference page, appropriate margins, paging, headings (in paper) and attends to detail.

2 point

 

Readability and Style

10%

 

Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. Sentences are well constructed. Sentence transitions are used to maintain flow of thoughts. Words are precise and not ambiguous. Appropriate use of tone for content and assignment.

1 point

 

Grammar/Punctuation/Spelling

10%

 

Rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling are followed and are correct.

1 point