1.    We will be introduced to many theories in this class.  How do we determine the usefulness of a theory?  Explain.

 

2.    We know that Freud provided many of the foundational thinking for psychoanalytical thinking.  There are many different concepts introduced in Chapter 2. Reviewing a concept from chapter 2 – apply it to any individual from today’s news.  Provide us with the name of the individual and then explain how the concept applies to them.  Think outside the box.

 

 

 

3.    How is Adler different from Freud?  Is he a better theorist?  Explain.

 

 

 

4.    Jung has some very distinct differences from Freud and Adler.  Name at least two of them.  Also provide your thinking as to which of the three might be the most appropriate for analysis of individuals in today’s world.  Explain your thinking.

 

 

 

5.    What is the dangerous method – and why is it dangerous?

 

 

 

6.    Of the key features – pick one and explain its application.  S ix key features (1) generates research, (2) is falsible, (3) organizes data, (4) guides action, (5) is internally consistent, and (6) is parsimonious. (Feist, Feist, & Roberts, 2013) 

 

 

 

7.    What is your understanding of super ego?

 

 

 

8.    Many novelists write based on Jung archetypes.  What does that mean to you?   

 

After reading this article – explain the main point(s) you take away from the article.

 

Question/Prompt: Discuss 2 different neurological disorders that can occur in development and how they affect development. In addition, discuss what research suggests about the effects of spiritual disciplines (prayer, meditation) on neurobiology.

Reply: Reply to 2 other classmates by offering 1 new piece of information to add to their discussion of the different disorders.

Your writing should illustrate knowledge of the concepts through an original personal and/or professional integration of the assigned text material. All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, 1” margins and in APA format. It must be written and proof read at the graduate level. Each answer should be numbered and be 1-2 pages long. This tells you about how much content to include and is not meant as a word count. You must integrate the material presented in the text and cite your work according to APA format.  1. “Practice makes perfect.” Most coaches pound this into their athlete’s heads. In some sports, perfection can be achieved: bowling, perfection can be achieved by scoring 300. In other sports, perfection cannot be achieved: running, you can always get a little faster. In the sports that perfection can be achieved, how can you coach self motivation? Is it easier to coach self motivation in sports that can never be maximized to perfection? Discuss self motivation strategies. Use personal examples to show application. 2. Coaches can always teach skill, but find teaching heart a little more complicated. Discuss different methods and techniques to teach passion. Include how passion can make or break an athlete. Use personal examples to support your ideas. 3. In recent years, the term “Comfort food” has become a common house hold term. This eludes that food can alter moods. Can you use this theory to alter the moods of your athletes? Discuss how food interacts with the athlete. Include discussion on anorexia, bulimia and obesity. 4. An injury is very hard to recover mentally from. Discuss the theory of goal setting and how it plays importance to mentally recover from a physical injury. Include ideas on how to use it as a motivational strategy during rehabilitation.

References: 

Roberts, G. & Treasure, D.   (2012).   Advances in motivation in sport and exercise.   (3rd).   Champaign, IL   Human Kinetics.     978-0736090810     

Critical Thinking Essay III

Your writing should illustrate knowledge of the concepts through an original personal and/or professional integration of the assigned text material. All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, 1” margins and in APA format. It must be written and proof read at the graduate level. Each answer should be numbered and be 1-2 pages long. This tells you about how much content to include and is not meant as a word count. You must integrate the material presented in the text and cite your work according to APA format.

1. How does the self-determination theory (SDT) apply to exercise and health? Discuss recent research. 2. Anxiety can be good and bad in sports. Discuss different types and causes of anxiety and how you can use them to your advantage in sports. Discuss also how to eliminate the bad anxiety. 3. Discuss and give examples of practical application based on Bandura’s (1997) theory of self-efficacy. 4. Discuss how visualization and hypnosis can be used with a volleyball team that lacks focus. What are some ideas of how the team might be able to use both of these techniques. 

References: 

Roberts, G. & Treasure, D.   (2012).   Advances in motivation in sport and exercise.   (3rd).   Champaign, IL   Human Kinetics.     978-0736090810     

1.You are an educator trying to promote a positive self concept and self-esteem in elementary school children. How does self-esteem change during this period and what factors contribute to the change? What influences self-esteem? What are the consequences of extremely high self –esteem? Low? Should parents promote children’s self-esteem by telling them they’re “smart” or “wonderful”? Are children harmed if they do not feel good about everything they do? Why or why not? 

 

2.What do you think about competitive academic activities like spelling bees? Consider the following questions; How are children affected by these events?  Do these events encourage a mastery orientation or a learned-helplessness approach, or both? Could these activities be restructured to encourage cooperation rather than competition among children?

 

3.Friendships change in middle childhood and peer acceptance – the child’s relative likeability-becomes important because it is an assessment of the child’s worthiness as a social partner. Look in your textbook for the categories of popular, rejected and neglected children and answer the following questions. As a school aged child, did you have classmates that you would classify as popular-aggressive? What were they like and why do you think your peers admired them? What kind of changes in parent-child relationships might be necessary to help a rejected child? Classify yourself during this developmental period and support your classification with behavioral facts. Did your classification change as you got older? Why or why not?

 

4.Review ecological systems theory in Chapter 1 (pp20-21). Review the research on divorce and the consequences of divorce. How does each level of the environment contribute to children’s outcomes following a divorce? How do community –based services help both children and their families adjust to divorce? Describe either a divorce or a challenging time during your childhood. What aspects of the experience increased your stress? What resources helped you cope with the adversity?

 

5.Claire told her 6 year old never to talk to strangers. Why will this warning not protect her daughter from sexual abuse? Describe the adjustment problems of victims of child abuse . How can the consequences of sexual abuse carry over to the next generation?

Assignment 15 Critical Thinking Essay IV Your writing should illustrate knowledge of the concepts through an original personal and/or professional integration of the assigned text material. All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, 1” margins and in APA format. It must be written and proof read at the graduate level. Each answer should be numbered and be 1-2 pages long. This tells you about how much content to include and is not meant as a word count. You must integrate the material presented in the text and cite your work according to APA format.1.  New research has shown a correlation between exercise and cancer.  Identify two recent journal articles and discuss the results section of each one.  Do you see a relationship?2.  In today’s society, more people are accepting the “couch potato” role as they get older.  Devise a short program to get youth involved in a regular exercise program that they will be able to continue throughout their entire life.  What changes would need to be made as they age?3.  Music is a big part of our society today.  How can music help or hinder an athlete?  Discuss different types of music that you might use for different situations in the athletes training and competition.

References: 

Roberts, G. & Treasure, D.   (2012).   Advances in motivation in sport and exercise.   (3rd).   Champaign, IL   Human Kinetics.     978-0736090810     

 

1.    Hypothesize a set of at least three arguments as to why innovation is important to the competitiveness of nations, companies, leaders, and individual employees.

 

 

 

2.      Provide a definition of innovation based on researching the topic.

 

 

 

3.    Why is it important to balance chaos and order as well as evolution and revolution?

 

 

 

4.    Identify three conditions that would need to be implemented (or have already been implemented) in your organization to create a culture of innovation and change.

 

 

 

5.    Explain how the account of biblical creation can be viewed as a model for innovative and creative leaders when managing chaos.

 

 

 

6.    Hypothesize why it is important for leaders both to create and enable chaos as well as a clear sense of purpose in organizations.

 

 

 

7.    Research and describe a product ideation model or methodology. Describe the ideation approach and how you might use it in your collaboration assignment for this module.

 

 

 

8.    Explain the importance of using a structured innovation process in your organization to enable innovation.

 

 

 

Must Pass Turn it in with less than 5% and each question has to have 1 reference.

 

Choose something of significance to give up for the next 8 modules/weeks. You could choose something like Facebook, Twitter, texting (except for emergencies), all sweets, chocolate, soda, coffee, tea, iPod, TV, computer games, watching sports, watching the news, etc. What you choose depends on you. It should be something meaningful enough for it to be somewhat difficult to give up and should be something you engage in/with on a daily or almost daily basis.

Keep a daily journal and record the following: thoughts, emotions and behaviors. In other words, did you ever obsess about the object/activity? Were the thoughts intrusive/disruptive? How did you feel when others were engaged with/in the object/activity and you did not? Was there pressure by others to give in? Did you ever relapse? What thoughts and emotions emerged if you did? How did you rationalize the relapse activity?

 

200 word initial post PART ONE

200 words for replies (100 words for each classmate) PART TWO

1. What are some of the implications for the development of prevention programs designed to delay the transition to fatherhood posed by the research outlined in “Teenage Fatherhood and Involvement in Delinquent Behavior?”

2. Describe the two explanations that have been offered for the link between teen fatherhood and earlier involvement in deviant behaviors, as set forth in “Teenage Fatherhood and Involvement in Delinquent Behavior.”3. As detailed in “Truth and Consequences at Pregnancy High,” describe the Living for the Young Family through Education (LYFE) program at Grace’s school.

3. As described in “Truth and Consequences at Pregnancy High,” what are the two reasons why there is little stigma in the South Bronx about having a child at a young age?

4. In the Taking Sides Issue Do Reality TV Shows Portray Responsible Messages about Teen Pregnancy?, Kramer cites that the US has the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the industrialized world.  On the other hand, young people in Scandinavian countries are among the least likely to become pregnant as teems.  Research sexuality education in countries such as Sweden and compare and contrast them to the methods that are used in the United States.  Explore why you believe the methods that have been proven effective in European countries are not being applied in the United States.

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