Respond to Peers by Day 7: Review your classmates’ posts, and respond to at least two of your peers. Comment on how your peer can capitalize on their areas of strength, and recommend a plan of action for their areas of opportunity. Each response should be a minimum of 50 words. 

Peer oneThe areas that others identified as my strengths were: team player, go getter, out of the box, caring, forgiving, supporting, organized, confident. I really didn’t have a reaction. I understand most of it because that is me. Out of the box kind of got me but the person who said it is a home body. other than that what was said was not surprising to me and I can say I had no say in these responses.

The areas for improvement were: self esteem, toughen, over thinker, let things be, have to be right, supporting everyone, learn to let go, give up to easy. With self esteem I understood that I feel that I need a lot of physical improvements instead of accepting myself. I was shocked to hear about being an over thinker but when thinking about it I do think a lot before I make a decision. As far as letting things be I think she was gearing to when things happen let it be do try to reopen wombs. Having to be right is a big thing to me that is something that I am trying to work on. Supporting everyone I feel is true some people just don’t deserve my time. I was most shocked about giving up easy but I understand. I need to open my mind about taking other routes to accomplish things.

In comparing the two list my strengths were similar and improvers were not the same. My list for strengths were kind, caretaker, and giver. For my improves I had pushover, finances, and heath. The differences that I noticed was that they think that Im more put together than I think I am. As far as similarities everybody knows that Im nice and that a lot of times people take advantage of it.

A strength that I could capitalize to better in my academics would be organization and that most closely matches the Conscientiousness  Big Five Personality Factor. An opportunity that I can develop to become more successful in school would be to work on not giving up to easy and if the 1st method doesn’t work then try another way. The Big Five Personality Factor that closely matches that is Openness. 

  Peer two:   After interviewing my mother and two friends, I reflected a lot on myself. All three of them basically had the same strengths and weaknesses for me. Persistence, communication, and integrity were chosen as my strengths. I was not shocked by these statements at all, in fact I have used all three examples in a job interview. I never give up on anything until I get the results that I desire so persistence has always been a key trait of mine. I have always felt that I am very good at communicating with people, I have always worked with the public so even in the most hostile situations I feel like I always have a way with my words to resolve situations or even just to get my point across. As for integrity, I have always been a very honest person at work, in school, and in my personal life. 

My areas of improvement were called as impatient, low self esteem, and procrastination. As well as my strengths I will have to say that I agree with these as well for my weaknesses. I hate to admit but I am very impatient and I have carried that trait since I was younger. My self esteem has always been an issue for me and played a big role in my life. It has caused me many of set backs. I have never felt good enough about myself no matter how good my grades are or how much weight I loose it is just never enough for me. Although I feel that I have progressed from such a low self esteem I know that it still shows in my personality sometimes. And last but not least procrastination. I am horrible when it comes to putting things off, even plans with my friends. Now that I am in college I am trying to become better at planning my time so that I don’t have to do things last minute, which I have succeeded in doing so for my assignments. However, all other aspects of my life I am usually last minute completing something.

After making my own list of strengths and weaknesses for myself and then seeing what my friends and family had to say, it all seem to be the same. I know that I have a lot of good qualities for my strengths but i also know that I have a lot of weaknesses that need to be worked on.   

One strength that I can capitalize to become more successful, I feel would be my persistence.  Although I am extremely persistent, I know that there will be days where I feel like throwing in the towel. Especially when my low self esteem kicks in. I have to keep my persistence on top and always remember what I am doing this for and what goals I am trying to reach and remind myself that I have to keep pushing.  I think that openness to experience would be the correct personality factor. 

One area that I could develop would be to improve my self esteem. Self esteem plays a bog part in how we do things. I know that if i felt better about myself and maybe wasn’t so hard on my self, I could be more relaxed and possibly be able to even focus better. 


Assignment 2: Case Study: Cultural Competence

For this assignment, you will refer to the section “Course Case Study.” Reread the case study, looking specifically at issues related to cultural competence. Examine the ACA’s and APA’s ethical guidelines related to the issue of cultural competence and respond to the following:Describe the ethical issues related to cultural competence.Examine the influence of your own personal values as related to the diversity issues presented in this case. Reflect on how you felt as you read the case study, how your values came into play, and how you would handle your values in a situation such as this.Make recommendations based on your readings and the APA or ACA ethics codes.Be sure to apply specific ethical principles.

Save the paper as AU_PSY430_M2_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc and submit it to the M2 Assignment 2 Dropbox by Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Your response should be at least 2 pages long.Assignment 2 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsDescribed the ethical issues related to cultural competence.20Explained how one’s own personal values relate to diversity in the case study.20Made recommendations based on readings and the ethics codes.20Applied specific ethical principles.20Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.20Total:100

Assignment is at least 2-3 pages, APA in word format…Need someone that is honest and give on time.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper analyzing the biological and humanistic approaches to personality. Your paper should cover the following areas:Use Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to discuss the extent to which growth needs influence personality formation.Describe biological factors that influence the formation of personality.Examine the relationship of biological factors to Maslow’s theory of personality.Explain the basic aspects of humanistic theory that are incompatible with biological explanations of personality.

Include an introduction and conclusion in your paper.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Expectations from Genders

The foundations of courtship are vast and complicated, regardless of cultural practices and environments. In this assignment, you will focus on Sternberg’s triangular theory of love which depicts the relationships between intimacy, passion, and commitment. You will also explore the impact society has on each of these variables.

Using the module readings, the online library resources, and the Internet, research Sternberg’s theory.

Complete the following:Describe Sternberg’s triangular theory of love.Apply Sternberg’s theory to examine social norms and roles expected of your stated gender. Focus on social roles and norms including, but not limited to, the following areas and origins of adult relationships:Dating practices including social media sites such as Match.comFamily planningDaily parenting practices and changing roles related to career(s) and education

Support your assertions using valid research. Be sure to integrate your personal experiences and examples in your paper.

Write a 2 page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to the formatting of your paper and the citation of sources. Remember to include a cover page and reference page in APA format.

University of Phoenix Material                           


Week Five Review Worksheet


1.                Choose two categories of psychological disorders and outline the main symptoms associated with the disorders.






2.                Choose and describe two treatment options for psychological disorders.







3.                What are the components of social perceptions? How do they affect our behavior?








4.                What are some of the effects of group influences on our behavior?

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.


 I would prefer someone who is familiar with Ashford University.  The instructions are attached along with a copy of my textbook.

See attached worksheet

Assignment 2: Developmental Disorders


You have learned that the conceptualization of autism spectrum disorders as diagnoses has evolved, with the current DSM conceptualizing one neurological disorder with common characteristics, which are presented on a wide continuum, rather than separate disorders such as Asperger’s disorder or autistic disorder.


Watch the video It’s a Different World. You may use the link provided or locate the video in the AUO library.


Describe the symptoms or characteristics of autism spectrum disorder you saw illustrated in the video that you learned about in your readings.You have learned that autism is a spectrum disorder, with some children functioning at the lower end, requiring a lot of support, and others at the higher end, needing minimal support.


Describe strengths and challenges that were noted for the children in the video?


Explain why it is important for a clinician to evaluate strengths and challenges in order to work with children, families, and educators.Drawing on your readings, the video, and any other peer-reviewed sources you find relevant, explain whether research supports separate disorders (e.g., Asperger’s disorder, autistic disorder) or one disorder with a continuum of severity.


Write a paper that is a minimum of 3 pages, not including a cover page and reference list. Format your paper using APA standards, to citation of sources, including in-text citations and full references.