Write a letter of reference or recommendation to potential interns highlighting the benefits of Barnes Jewish Hospital for consideration as a potential site for interns.

Internship Reference Letter Instructions

The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate your experience at the internship site, as well as to evaluate what you have learned. The goal is to demonstrate an ability to “speak” to potential employers about the types of professional experiences that you have had at this site and to potential employees/interns about what they might expect from this site.

Based on what you think that you learned and experienced within the internship, write a 1-page letter of reference for the internship site.

Make sure to:

· Mention the type of site, population, and services provided.

· Explain your experiences.

· Identify what you learned.

· Indicate whether or not you would recommend this site to another intern and why.

Share this letter with your supervisor for feedback if you feel comfortable doing so.

You will be graded upon your ability to: Evaluate an internship site. Communicate clearly and effectively and to thus      “present” yourself well. Persuade another potential intern. Demonstrate knowledge of the “language” of the      field (current APA).


Final Project Guidelines

In the Final Project, due by Day 7 of Week 11, you are asked to demonstrate your ability to conduct an abbreviated literature review on a forensic psychology topic of your choosing and report your findings from the literature review.

Your Final Project should include 12–15 research articles on your chosen topic and should be empirically based. The articles also should represent contemporary findings on your topic and come from peer-reviewed journals. Your Final Project should end with a summary of the major findings from your literature review and your recommendation of possible future directions that research on your chosen topic may cover.

A superior Final Project demonstrates breadth and depth of knowledge and critical thinking appropriate for graduate-level scholarship. The paper must follow APA Publication Manual guidelines and be free of typographical, spelling, and grammatical errors. The paper should be 10–12 pages, not counting the title page, abstract, or references. Please note that quantity does not always correspond to quality, and a well-written Final Project that includes all of the necessary information can be accomplished in fewer than the maximum number of pages. The Final Project for this course will be evaluated according to all four indicators in the Application Assignment and Final Project Writing Rubric located in the Course Information area.


Please note that you must use primary sources. Peer-reviewed journal articles should make up the bulk of your references (80% or more). In other words, you may use non-peer reviewed and non-empirically based material in addition to your 12–15 peer-reviewed, empirically-based journal articles. If referring to a book as one of your non-peer reviewed, non-empirically based sources, be sure to include all information in APA style, including specific page numbers. Note that an article referred to in a book is a secondary source and does not count as one of your peer-reviewed, empirically-based articles. You must go directly to the original source for your 12–15 peer-reviewed, empirically based articles. Additional information about secondary sources is available in the APA Publication Manual and in the Walden Writing Center

Also see “Policies on Academic Honesty” in the Guidelines and Policies, Walden University Policies and Information.


1.) This discussion will focus on the following research methods used in personality psychology: Correlational studies Experimental studies Case methods

Imagine your team is applying for a grant to conduct a major study in personality psychology. Before getting into the specifics of the study, the team leader has asked each team member to discuss one of the different research methods available in personality psychology. You will be assigned a research method based on the first letter of your last name.


Your initial post will describe the assigned research method and how it is implemented. Discuss how personality researchers use the method and also discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the research method assigned. Be sure to mention the appropriate applications of the method you are describing. The overall goal here is to inform the team about the appropriate use of your research method as well as its strengths and weaknesses. Your instructor may reassign research methods as needed for this discussion, so check the announcements for any reassignments.

Topic will be Case Study Research Methods

2.) This assignment will help you think critically about locating and evaluating research. This journal is a place for you to plan how you will evaluate different theories in personality psychology. As you begin to concentrate on a specific theorist from the project theorist options, this journal will provide a research foundation for your final project.


Include the following in your journal: Reflect on how you will evaluate primary sources      differently from secondary sources. Why would you evaluate them      differently? Identify the research methods that are used and      how they will impact your research. Describe other criteria you will use in your      evaluation of personality psychology research as you work through this      course.

Guidelines for Submission: Your journal assignment should be 2 to 3 paragraphs in length and any sources used should be cited in APA format. Submit the assignment as a Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins.

3.) Research forms the foundation for the field of developmental psychology, and given the complexity of the human experience throughout the life span, the methods chosen for conducting research are key to producing valid and reliable data. In your initial post, locate a journal article that reports original research in the field of childhood and adolescent developmental psychology (topics to research can be located throughout the text, and you should consider what may be an area of interest for your final project). Utilizing your selected journal article, describe the experimental design utilized by the authors in detail, and link to the journal article and provide citation information in your initial post. Different types of research include: Cross-cultural studies Cross-sectional design Longitudinal design Sequential design Micro genetic design

Compose a post of one to two paragraphs. Reference scholarly or peer-reviewed sources to support your discussion points, as appropriate (using proper citation methods for your discipline).

u need to read the attached article and do a critique paper of 3-4 pages with a APA format.attached down is a article and instruction to do it

 Freud is considered the father of modern Western psychology. Watch the first 30 minutes of the following democracy. How did Freud’s ideas come to the United States?

How are case studies, surveys, and experiments used to describe behavior, and what are the advantages and drawbacks of each approach?

Watch this TED Talk by neuroscientist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. Which brain hemisphere does she recommend we operate out of more out of, and why? Do you agree or disagree with her? Explain.

Identify three things you learned and thought were important from this video about the brain (The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans) and how it works.



Digital technology pervades people’s lives today. It is part of education, entertainment, transportation, medicine, and many other industries. How might it be used to positively impact social change?

In this Discussion, you explore an event or activity that illustrates positive influences that digital technology has had on social change.

To Prepare for this Discussion: Review this week’s Learning Resources and consider the role of digital technology in supporting individuals and groups for positive social change By Day 4

Post a description of one event or activity when individuals or groups benefited from using digital technologies for positive social change. Include at least one scholarly source. Use proper APA format and citations.

readings for this week, please use one of two resources to answer question:

  Ahlquist, J. (2014). Trending now: Digital leadership education using social media and the social change model. Journal of Leadership Studies, 8(2), 57–60. DOI: 10.1002/jls.21332

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Allen, M., Wicks, R. H., & Schulte, S. (2013). Online environmental engagement among youth: Influence of parents, attitudes and demographics. Mass Communication & Society, 16(5), 661–686. DOI: 10.1080/15205436.2013.770032

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Quinlan, M. M., Bates, B. R., & Angell, M. E. (2012). ‘What can I do to help?’: Postsecondary students with learning disabilities’ perceptions of instructors’ classroom accommodations. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 12(4), 224–233. DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-3802.2011.01225.x

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Shepherd, A., Sanders, C., Doyle, M., & Shaw, J. (2015). Using social media for support and feedback by mental health service users: Thematic analysis of a twitter conversation. BMC Psychiatry, 15. DOI: 10.1186/s12888-015-0408-y

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Taha, D. E., Hastings, S. O., & Minei, E. M. (2015). Shaping student activists: Discursive sensemaking of activism and participation research. Journal of The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 15(6), 1–15.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Required Media Lublin, N. (2015). How data from a crisis text line is saving lives. Retrieved from

Note: This media program is approximately 9 minutes.


For the most part, the theories you explored in this course focused on Western cultures. Western cultures often are the baseline when conducting cross-cultural comparisons. Miao and Wang’s (2003) article examining Chinese developmental psychology provides insight into how another culture examines human development. While major developmental theorists and researchers (e.g., Gesell) influenced Chinese researchers, the topics of interest for Chinese researchers did not necessarily reflect those of Western researchers.

This course has introduced multiple perspectives and presented culturally diverse research examining all phases of human development. For this Discussion, consider what led research to be conducted to examine diverse settings and groups. Was it an attempt to broaden the population within which the findings could be applied, a reaction to a gap in the literature, or perhaps a critique of a conclusion or theory?

If you have not had an opportunity to delve into a statistics or methodology course, some of the techniques in this week’s research articles might be confusing, but the process that the researchers used should be understandable.

To prepare for this Discussion: Review this week’s Learning Resources and consider the applicability of American/Western developmental psychology to Non-Western countries and cultures. By Day 3

Post your thoughts about the applicability of American/Western developmental psychology to Non-Western countries and cultures. Explain why it is important for developmental psychology to consider cross-cultural perspectives explaining human development. Justify your post with specific examples and citations from the Learning Resources. 

readings for this week should be used in answer as reference:

  Cole, M. (2013). Differences and deficits in psychological research in historical perspective: A commentary on the special section. Developmental Psychology, 49(1), 84–91. doi:10.1037/a0029623

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Russell, S. T. (2015). Human developmental science for social justice. Research in Human Development, 12(3–4), 274–279. doi:10.1080/15427609.2015.1068049

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Serpell, R., & Marfo, K. (2014). Some long-standing and emerging research lines in Africa. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2014(146), 1–22. doi:10.1002/cad.20070

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Stein, G. L., Cupito, A. M., Mendez, J. L., Prandoni, J., Huq, N., & Westerberg, D. (2014). Familism through a developmental lens. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 2(4), 224–250. doi:10.1037/lat0000025

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Sternberg, R. J. (2014). The development of adaptive competence: Why cultural psychology is necessary and not just nice. Developmental Review, 34(3), 2087–224. doi:10.1016/j.dr.2014.05.004

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Walden University. (2016). Social change. Retrieved from WORLD Policy Analysis Center. (2015). Retrieved from Required Media Evans, H. (Producer). (2016). What does it mean to be a citizen of the world? [Video file]. Retrieved August 26, 2016, from