You have probably heard the saying “Change is hard.” This statement is true for organizations as well as for individuals. When faced with change, many employees demonstrate resistance—they do whatever they can to not give in to that change. While some opposition may be natural, it is important to understand that employees need to work past such resistance to be successful at work. It is also important to note that organizational leaders need to understand that the communication methods they choose to announce change can greatly impact employees’ initial reactions.

Respond to the following: Sarah, a long-time employee, is given an Android and told to keep it with her at all times should the company need to contact her. Why might Sarah resist this change? What impact might the direct style of communication, if used by Sarah’s boss, have on Sarah? How could this message be communicated in another, better way? What does this example tell you about the role of communication in businesses when resistance is involved? Describe a time you demonstrated resistance at work. Why did you resist? What was the outcome? How did you shape your argument to the needs of your audience?

Write your responses in two to three paragraphs. Be sure to incorporate terms, concepts, and theory from your readings to support your comments.

By the due date assigned, post your initial response of at least 150 words

The importance of staying grounded and also clearly defining your true self. Keeping with that focus, put together a solid mantra/motto which captures your personal belief about your leadership goal. What are you willing to go to the wall for? What do you stand for? Make the statement brief (almost bumper- sticker style). From that statement, construct a one-page essay explaining why that drives you and keeps you headed true north. The use of APA format for in-text citations and a reference listing quotes or paraphrases of content from your textbook or other sources. 

Assume you are planning to apply to graduate school. The admissions committee would use many selection criteria to either accept or deny your admission.

What measure do you feel would be the most valid and which the least valid for basing an admissions decision? Explain your choice. Remember to support your arguments with information drawn from the online content, the textbook, and other credible, scholarly sources to substantiate the points you are making.  Apply APA standards to writing and citations to your work.

     

Grading Criteria  Maximum Points    Quality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions  16    Quality of responses to classmates  12    Frequency of responses to classmates  4    Reference to supporting readings and other materials  4    Language and grammar  4    Total:  40

Any questions please ask. 

  Personality Analysis

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review Chapter 3 in your textbook and the HumanMetrics Jung Typology Test website, and read the Choca (1999), Paris (2005), and Westen (1998) articles.

For this assignment, choose a historically important figure or a character from a movie, novel, or TV show, then address the following in your paper: Examine your figure or character from the perspective of Jung’s theoretical approach to personality and describe your chosen figure or character based on the dichotomous facets of personality as defined by Jung.  Evaluate the current Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality instrument, which is based on Jung’s theories, and provide your impression of your chosen figure or character through the major facets of the MBTI.  Analyze how ethical issues might affect the implementation of MBTI personality assessment in the setting native to your chosen figure or character.   Assess the MBTI and its use to provide results on your chosen figure or character and describe the efficacy and reliability of this assessment as it relates to your chosen person. Summarize and present your opinion about how well this theory describes the person in question. Provide research to support your claims.

The Personality Analysis Must be three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and 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 separate title page with the following: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must use at least three peer-reviewed sources, including a minimum of three from the Ashford University Library.  These may include the required articles for the assignment.  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.

THIS IS A 20 QUESTION TEST THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE IN 3 HOURS 

IF YOU CAN NOT HAVE IT DONE IN 3 HOURS DONT RESPOND 

Before beginning this assignment, you should thoroughly review Windows Explorer, File Management, Office Features, and Word Documents from your course textbook, Go! All in one: Computer concepts and applications

For this assignment you will be creating a one-page flyer in a Microsoft Word document. The flyer will advertise the fitness activities for students at a college. There are two categories of fitness activities: Fitness Services and Intramural Sports. Please carefully read the paragraph below to understand the fitness activities on and off campus.

The Associate Students of Laurel College sponsors fitness activities. These take place both on campus and off campus. The activities fall into two categories: Fitness Services and Intramural Sports. Fitness Services are noncompetitive activities, with the most popular being Kickboxing, Jogging, and Aerobics. The most popular Intramural Sports activities—which include competitive team and club sports—are Field Hockey, Volleyball, and Basketball.

Open a new Microsoft Word document and save it as LastnameFirstInitial_M2_A2.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, name your document SmithJ_M2_A2.doc.

Create a one-page flyer that contains the following: A title that uses Text Effects A text description about the activities based on the fitness activities detailed above. Do not simply copy and paste this! Rework it to more clearly present the information in your flyer. A SmartArt graphic A picture of your choice or the w01K_Volleyball image. Text that wraps around the graphic and/or the picture to demonstrate the use of the Text Wrapping feature.

Don’t forget to spell check your work.

Save your document as LastnameFirstinitial_M2_A2.doc. Submit this document to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum PointsSubmitted a well-designed and visually appealing one-page flyer advertising fitness activities in a Microsoft Word document.15Included a title using Text Effects.15Included text description about the activities in your own words.20Included a SmartArt graphic.10Included a picture.10Included text that wraps around the graphic and/or the picture to demonstrate the use of the Text Wrapping feature.20Used correct spelling and grammar.10Total:100

Due 1/22/18

  Article RAeview

The purpose of an article review is to provide the academic community with a description, summary, and evaluation of the completed work. For the article review, students will assume the role of an expert who is critically evaluating contemporary research in the field of psychology. Students will incorporate material from across the course, analyzing and applying theories and principles of psychology, into a cohesive and well-written article review. This learning activity will facilitate the development of research skills, critical thinking, and writing skills that are necessary to success in the field of psychology. The article for review was chosen in Week Two of the course and must be used in this review. Carefully read the selected article, and then write the Article Review. Begin with a well-written introduction to the article that:   Analyzes the article and identifies the professional area of psychology it represents Assesses the roles of psychology professionals within this area and describes whether or not the article clearly and correctly represents these roles. Evaluate the theoretical perspective on which the study is based Detail the hypotheses presented in the study or the relationship of interest Describe the sample(s) presented in the study (how participants were obtained, selected, sample size, etc.) Discuss where the study was conducted: university setting (lab), organization (field), etc. Examine the ethical concerns in the study using the APA Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct as a guide. Summarize the results of the study. Be certain to specify the findings and whether or not the hypotheses were supported. Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the study (usually found in the discussion section of the article). Evaluate possible contemporary applications of the results within the article Create a conclusion that includes a synopsis of professional insights about the study.

In the creation of the Article Review, it is paramount to include information in the form of peer-reviewed research to support any statements made. A minimum of five peer-reviewed articles, not including the article chosen for this assignment, are required for this paper.Attention Students: The Masters of Arts in Psychology program is utilizing the Pathbrite portfolio tool as a repository for student scholarly work in the form of signature assignments completed within the program. After receiving feedback for this Article Review, please implement any changes recommended by the instructor, go to Pathbrite (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and upload the revised Article Review to the portfolio. (Use the Pathbrite Quick-Start Guidehttps://ashford.instructure.com/images/preview.pnghttps://ashford.instructure.com/images/popout.png to create an account if you do not already have one.) The upload of signature assignments will take place after completing each course. Be certain to upload revised signature assignments throughout the program as the portfolio and its contents will be used in other courses and may be used by individual students as a professional resource tool. See the Pathbrite (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. website for information and further instructions on using this portfolio tool.Writing the Final Paper The Final Paper:   Must be three to five 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 begin with an introductory paragraph that includes an analysis of the article and identification of the professional area of psychology it represents, as well as an assessment of the clear description of the roles of psychology professionals within the area presented. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must end with a conclusion that includes a synopsis of professional insights about the study. Must use at least five peer-reviewed sources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford University Library. The article being reviewed will not count toward this total. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

 

To prepare for this activity, please review The Plagiarism Spectrum: Tagging 10 Types of Unoriginal Work (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Turnitin, 2012).  Review Instructor Guidance and Announcements.  Part of scientific research includes conveying knowledge (about theory, research, etc.) to others.  In this activity, you will practice using your own academic voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and applying in-text citations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Review the following passage from your textbook, followed by a rewritten summary:

ORIGINAL AUTHOR’S THOUGHTS

Social psychologists use the scientific method—a hypothesis, or testable prediction, is developed and then tested using observational, correlational, or experimental methods.  These different methods answer different kinds of questions.  Observational methods answer questions relating to what is happening.  Correlational methods look at relationships between variables, enabling prediction.  Correlation, however, does not allow us to determine causation.  With the experimental method, researchers manipulate one variable, the independent variable, and measure the effect of that manipulation through assessment of the dependent variable.  At times, once one knows the results of a research study, those results may seem obvious, but people tend to fall short when truly predicting results beforehand.  This sense that “you knew it all along” is called the hindsight bias.  In research, attention is paid to potential ethical issues.  Researchers have their research plans checked by an institutional review board, and participants provide informed consent and are debriefed at the end of the participation.

Reference

Feenstra, J. (2013). Introduction to social psychology [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/

REWRITE BY SOMEONE WANTING TO WRITE ABOUT THE ARTICLE AND ITS FINDINGS

Social psychologists use the scientific method—a hypothesis, or testable prediction, is developed and then tested using observational, correlational, or experimental methods (Feenstra, 2013).  Different methods answer different kinds of questions.  Observational methods answer questions about what is happening.  Correlation enables prediction by looking at relationships between variables.  Correlation, however, does not determine causation.  With the experimental method, researchers manipulate the independent variable and measure the effect of that manipulation on the dependent variable.  Occasionally, one might correctly predict results and feel as though he or she “knew it all along” (hindsight bias), but this is rare.  In research, attention is directed to possible ethical issues.  An institutional review board will check the plans of a researcher, and participants will provide informed consent and will be debriefed following participation in studies. Review the rewritten passage. Locate and identify the errors, based on The Plagiarism Spectrum: Tagging 10 Types of Unoriginal Work (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Turnitin, 2012), that exist in the rewrite.  Are there any sentences that are correctly paraphrased? Why could this rewrite be considered plagiarism (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.? Rewrite the passage appropriately using appropriate methods for summarizing (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and paraphrasing (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. information (without using quotes.).  In other words, demonstrate how could you share the information successfully, using your own academic voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., within a paper you might be writing. Explain what it means to paraphrase and why this is an important practice for all individuals participating in academic writing.  What are some additional features of academic writing that should be considered as you write papers within your program? What methods/strategies can you use to assure that you are successfully using your own academic voice rather than someone else’s?  What are some potential consequences for failing to consider the importance of academic voice (e.g., consequences in one’s academic journey/success, ability to communicate with others successfully)?

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

Select 1 the following disorders: 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder   Body Dysmorphic Disorder   Hoarding Disorder 

Focus your discussion of the disorder on the following:   What are some of the symptoms? What would this disorder look like in person? Make sure you relate this back to the DSM criteria.   Based on your research, do you think the media has portrayed the disorder you selected in an unbiased manner or is it sensationalized? Support your answer. 

In the DSM-IV Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and Trichotillomania were in separate chapters. 

Why do you think the DSM-5 has placed Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and Trichotillomania into a chapter called Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders? Support your answer with research. 

You may also research the psychological disorders, by reviewing an electronic version of the DSM-5 in CTU’s library. For more information on accessing the DSM-5 in the library please review How to Access DSM-5 and/or watch this video.