Reducing prejudice and stereotyping are common concerns for educators particularly those developing the instruments used for high-stakes academic competency testing. In this assignment, you will explore the connection of cognitive psychology to learning and instruction by studying the mitigation of prejudice and stereotyping in high-stakes academic competency testing.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:Instructors will be using a grading rubric to grade the assignments. It is recommended that learners review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment in order to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.

Directions:

Write a paper of 750-1,000 words that explores how cognitive psychology is used in the development of high-stakes academic competency tests to mitigate prejudice and stereotyping in the test items. Include the following:A brief review of the theories of cognitive psychology and their applications to learning and instruction. (Benchmarks C 3.4: Apply the theories of cognitive psychology to learning and instruction.)A discussion of how cognitive psychology can mitigate prejudice in the creation of high-stakes academic competency test items.A discussion of how cognitive psychology can mitigate stereotyping in the creation of high-stakes academic competency test items.

Should U.S. government policy favor certain kinds of immigrants? Should preference be given to the neediest applicants? The most talented? The most oppressed? The richest? Should applicants from certain countries be given priority? Why?

Prior to beginning work on this discussion please read the Hurley (2013) Trait vs. Fate and Weaver, et al. (2004) Epigenetic Programming by Maternal Behavior articles and review the Webster “The Great Rat Mother Switcheroo” online article. The recommended resources for this week also provide more information on these topics. 

In this week’s required resources, we have learned that while our genes have a lot to say about who we are, environmental factors, particularly parental behavior, can shape the behavior of offspring on a biochemical level.  Using the assigned Hurley and Weaver et al. articles, briefly describe the research that has been done with rat mothers to illustrate this phenomenon. In your initial post of a minimum of 350 words, explain the implications of the research on parental behavior and environmental factors as they relate to human personality development. Describe how this research data might be used to explain unhealthy personality traits. Describe how the emerging field of epigenetics is impacting the longstanding nature vs nurture paradigm. Be sure to cite the Hurley and Weaver, et al. articles in your initial post.

Guided Response: Respond in a substantive way to at least two of your peers. Choose at least one point from your peer’s response that impacted your thinking on this subject, and explain why and how that particular comment either resonated with you or caused you to think in a different way. Compare the implications for human personality development identified by your peers to those you identified, and suggest alternative conclusions where appropriate. Challenge ideas with which you disagree and support your arguments. 

 

I will need a 2 page APA STYLE article critique on this article in which I will provide you with the link to the article. There will be two questions that need to be answered within the critique. Also PLEASE make sure there are no grammatical errors and it is written well with citation for any reference or information you write about within the article. see attachment below

 

PSY 660 Hot Topics Presentation

 

Hot Topic: Multicultural ethical competence: Chapter 5

 

Case study: White racial identity, color-blind racial attitudes, and multicultural counseling competence.

 

http://search.proquest.com.contentproxy.phoenix.edu/docview/1560655190?pq-origsite=summon&accountid=166133

 

The part that I need is: A definition of which ethical aspirational principle and enforceable standards are relevant (2 slides)

 

Slide 1: Ethical Aspirational Principle

 

 

Slide 2: Enforceable Standards

Write a 1,500- to 1,750-word paper on the following:

 Describe one neurodevelopmental disorder and one neurocognitive disorder.Discuss behavioral criteria for each disorder.Discuss incidence rates and causes for each disorder.Propose two options for treatment for each disorder, based on two different theoretical models.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

NO PLAGIARISM

For this assignment, you will design a research study proposal to examine some aspect of human development. You may select any topic that is of interest to you, as long as it pertains to the life span. Refer to “Life-Span Development Resources,” for useful life-span websites if you are having difficulty selecting a topic.

Submit a proposal of 750-1,000 words in which you outline a study you would like to conduct. Proposals must include:

Introduction

  1  Specify a life-span topic.

  2  Explain the topic you have selected and provide reasoning for the research study.

Study Design (e.g., correlation, experiment, quasiexperiment, etc.)

Briefly explain the design of the study you are proposing.

Methodology

Explain the methods for conducting the experiment. Address the following question: How would you propose to study the selected topic, and what is the IV/DV, if applicable?

Timeframe

Describe in detail the timeframe for the study (e.g., longitudinal, cross-sectional, or mixed design).

Conclusion

Summarize your proposal succinctly.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA 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. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center    

 

 

 

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Abraham Lincoln believed selfishness prompts all good deeds.  Explain why you agree?

Make sure your initial posts are 200-250 words. Note: Excessive quoting from other sources does not demonstrate your comprehension of the topic. Quotations longer than a sentence may not apply to your word count.

What are some differences among social exchange theory, reciprocity norm, and the social responsibility norm?

 

Which do you rhink best explains helping behavior? Why?

250-300 words

FINAL PAPER (worth 20 points)..PLEASE PROVIDE A+ WORK!

THE ASSIGNMENT IS BELOW AND ATTACHED IN A DOCUMENT FILE!!!

 

PLEASE REVIEW AND FOLLOW A L L  DIRECTIONS AND COMPLETE ACCORDINGLING WITH YOUR A+ WORK:

 

SCENARIO:

Abby is a 20-year-old female college student. For at least the last 3 months, Abby has experienced ongoing anxiety and worry without a specific cause for these feelings. She has been restless and has noticed that her muscles feel tense and that these symptoms are beginning to affect her behavior in a way that is causing her to become distressed and that is preventing her from being able to complete her normal tasks. Abby correctly believed that it was normal to feel a little anxious sometimes; however, as the semester has progressed, she has not begun to feel significantly more comfortable.

 

 

On the recommendation of a friend, Abby visited the university’s counseling center and talked to Dr. Smith. Dr. Smith was warm and welcoming and, after discussing the limits of confidentiality with Abby and obtaining informed consent, encouraged Abby to describe her concerns. Dr. Smith listened attentively and asked Abby a few questions. They both agreed on an appointment date and time for the next week. Dr. Smith gave Abby a homework assignment to keep a written log of the negative thoughts or assumptions she has during the week and the circumstances under which those thoughts occurred. Abby was asked to bring the log with her to her next appointment. Short-Answer Questions

 

Answer the following questions based on the scenario above. Answers should be short and concise.

 

1.     Which DSM-5 disorder matches the symptoms Abby is reporting?

 

2.     Which theoretical model does the homework assigned by Dr. Smith match?

 

3.     If Dr. Smith recommended medications only, which theoretical model would this match?

 

4.     If Dr. Smith recommended medications in addition to therapy, which theoretical model would this match?

 

5.     If Dr. Smith completed a free association exercise with Abby, which theoretical model would this match?

 

6.     If Dr. Smith used unconditional positive regard in the treatment, which theoretical model would this match?

 

7.     If instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, Abby reported the following:

She had been in a car accident where she feared for her life. She had sleep disturbances including nightmares and became uncomfortable at the thought of driving, to the point that she avoided driving. She now believes she is a horrible driver, although her friends assure her this is not true. If these symptoms have lasted for longer than a month, which DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

8.     If instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, Abby reported the following:

Every day for the past 2 weeks she felt down or sad for most of the day, had noticed an increase in her appetite, had been unable to sleep or concentrate, and felt tired. Additionally, this was interfering with her goals and tasks, and she reported that she had never felt manic or hypomanic. Which DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

 

9.     If instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, Abby reported the following:

Every day for at least the past week she felt irritable with persistently increased energy and talkativeness, was easily distracted, did not seem to need sleep, and noticed that this behavior was interfering with her job. She reported that she has felt these symptoms before in her past and that she has also felt depressed sometimes. Which DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

 

10.  If instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, Abby reported the following:

Throughout her life, she has always been suspicious of others. She reports that she really would like to have good relationships, but even as a child she knew that others, including family members, could not be trusted. She feels that she needs to stay on guard to protect herself. Which DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

 

11.  If instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, Abby reported the following:

She began drinking when she was 18 and now needs to drink more or higher concentrations of alcohol to continue to function. She reports that she has lost her part-time job because of her drinking and is in danger of failing out of college. She was hospitalized last weekend due to experiencing delirium tremens during withdrawal, and the doctor explained to her that she could die from this disorder. Abby recognized that her drinking was interfering with her life, and she knew that she did not want to die. Which DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

 

12.  If instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, Abby’s former roommate reported the following:

During a significant portion of the past month, Abby had talked to herself out loud and told her roommate that she had heard voices telling her to harm herself. Her roommate reported that Abby had told her that she occasionally stated that she was Joan of Arc and that the school mascot was stalking her. Her roommate asked to change rooms, and now that Abby was living alone, she did not appear to have bathed in more than a week. This was not typical behavior for Abby, as she had been known to be meticulous with her appearance and hygiene. The roommate expressed her concern for Abby and stated that although she had noticed some of these behaviors since she first met Abby more than 6 months ago, the behaviors seem to have increased over the past month. Which DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

13.  If Abby were 5 years old and, instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, her symptoms included nightmares, physical complaints, recurrent separation-related fear, and a refusal to leave home, what DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

 

14.  If Abby were 67 years old, and instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, had no major medical issues, had never been diagnosed with a neurocognitive disorder, and her symptoms included a substantial decline in the cognitive functioning areas of memory and attention that interfere with her independence, what DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

 

15.  Dr. Smith discussed the limits of confidentiality and required Abby to sign an informed consent form before treatment. These are examples of items used to protect the patient’s ______________.