write 500 words response for attached article, should include following questions: 1). what was your first reaction to the article? 2). what is terror management theory? 3). describe a time when your own mortality was salient. Did it affect your response to events? 4). according to the article why is terror management theory relevant to politics?

What is your opinion about using animals for research?Was your opinion affected by the readings for this assignment?Under what circumstances, or for which types of research projects, would you advocate the use of animals in research?Do you think the use of advanced technology, such as fMRI, will eventually make animal testing obsolete?What safeguards do you think would be needed in order to protect participants in studies using neuroimaging method. 2 pages (follow APA guidelines) http://www.apa.org/science/leadership/care/index.aspx http://www.apa.org/science/leadership/care/guidelines.aspx http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experimentation/ DUE 5/24/16


Journal Assignment 


The field of Industrial Organizational (I/O) psychology applies scientific principles to help organizations accomplish goals and people find fulfillment. 


Write at least one completely full page Journal Assignment on your interest in becoming an I/O Psychologist compared to other types of Psychologists. 


Follow proper APA format, and include a title page and reference page. Cite and reference all outside sources used. 




Assignment 1: Discussion—Interest Rates

Interest rates are a fact of life that you will encounter both professionally and personally. One area of interest rates that you may be most concerned about are those applied to credit card debt. Let’s say that you had $2400 on a particular credit card that charges an annual percentage rate (APR) of 21% and requires that you pay a minimum of 2% per month. Could you determine the minimum monthly payment? The minimum monthly payment would simply be 2% times the balance as shown:

2% x $2400.00 = 0.02 x $2400.00 = $48.00

So, your monthly minimum payment would be $48.00. Do you know how much of this is being applied to the principal and how much is going to interest? To determine this, you would need to know the simple interest formula.

I = Prt

In this formula, I = interest, P = is the principal (balance), r = is the annual percentage rate, and t is the time frame. To determine the interest per month on a balance of $2400 with an APR of 21%, you would let P = $2400, r = .21, and t = 1/12 (1 month is 1/12 of a year). The interest paid each month would then be:

I = Prt = ($2400)(.21)(1/12) = $42.00

So, you are paying $42.00 per month towards interest. With a minimum payment of $48.00, that means you are paying $6.00 per month towards the balance ($48.00 – $42.00 = $6.00). No wonder it takes so long to pay off a credit card!

Research interest rates and consumer debt using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet.

Based on the articles and your independent research, respond to the following:How is consumer debt different today than in the past?What role do interest rates play in mounting consumer debt?What are the typical interest rates applied to credit cards, mortgages, and other debt?Many of today’s interest rates are variable rather than fixed. What difference does this make to pension plans, housing loans, and other personal finances?

Write your response in 1–2 paragraphs (a total of 200-300 words).

Select one age group to which you want to apply your analysis of peer group socialization mechanisms and dynamics.Select one of the following:One peer-group mechanism (such as reinforcement, modeling, punishment, or apprenticeship)One peer-group dynamic (such as inclusion/exclusion, clique inclusionary/exclusionary techniques, bullies and victims, gangs, peer collaboration, tutoring, or counseling)

Based on your choices and research, respond to the following:Explain how your chosen mechanism or dynamic for one child shapes the behavior of another. For example, how does the reinforcement of one child’s behavior impact the behavior of another child?How could some of the following developmental tasks of your chosen age group be influenced positively or negatively by your selected mechanism or dynamic?Belonging needsSocial interactionSelf-imageGetting along with othersMoral and value developmentPersonal independence

Write your initial response in a minimum of 300–400 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources, including use of in-text citations and full references. 

Discussion Assignment: Microaggressions—Everyday Indignities

You learned from the video segment with Dr. Sue, “Microagressions in Everyday Life,” that people’s remarks or behaviors can create feelings of uncertainty, inferiority, marginalization, and/or unsettling emotions in others even though no offense is intended—at least not on a conscious level.

In order to increase your ability to recognize microaggressions and to avoid them in your communication with others, you have been asked to concentrate throughout this week on people’s verbal interactions and to identify examples of microaggressions. You will share the results later this week in your Blog assignment. This discussion assignment complements your practical observation exercise by asking you to apply your knowledge of microaggressions to four different situations.

Prepare yourself for the Discussion as follows:

First, review the video “Microaggressions in Everyday Life.” This time, pay particular attention to:

The three definitions of microaggession

The forms and consequences of microaggressions

Hidden messages they send to the target, and

Ways to prevent using microaggressions

Read the following scenarios:

Susan, who is white, attends a staff party at the day care where she works. She is looking for one of her coworkers, Denise. The two women like each other a lot and often attend social events together. Susan spots Denise with a group of other employees who, like Denise, are black. They are talking animatedly, laughing, and apparently having a really good time. Susan waves and Denise leaves the group to join her. Susan sighs and exclaims: “Gee, Denise, why do you people always have to be so loud? Can’t you just calm down like the rest of us?”

Matt works as an early childhood specialist in the pediatric unit of a hospital. His latest “client” is 5 year-old Anh, a Vietnamese immigrant. Whenever Matt talks to her, she casts her eyes down. Her answers are short and her voice is very quiet. Today, Matt sits down next to Anh, brings his face close to the little girl’s, and says softly: “Why are you so quiet? We want to know what you think. Be more verbal! Look at me! What you think is important to us, you know. We want to get to know you better. You have to speak up more, okay?”

Ann and Alejandro are coworkers in a preschool. Alejandro is a newcomer to the staff and Ann has been especially helpful these first months. During one of their shared lunch hours, Alejandro confesses: “You know, Ann, I did not think it would be so hard. I mean, I knew when they hired me that I would be the only Latino teacher. But now, I feel so lonely and, like, most of the others really don’t want anything to do with me.” Ann takes his hand and sighs: “I’m so sorry, Alejandro. And you know, as a woman, I know exactly what you go through, being a racial minority.”

Tim, who is openly gay, works as the new assistant to the president of the local early childhood policy institute. In the six weeks since he joined the team, he has developed excellent relationships with all of his co-workers, especially with Patti. Today they meet in the staff kitchen and Patti tells Tim excitedly about her impending move to a new apartment. As they part, Patti remarks: “Hey, Tim, you know I really could use some help decorating this place. I have no color sense or any ideas about decorating at all but I’m sure you are just fabulous at it! Would you mind helping me?”

Now choose two scenarios and, referring to both, respond to these questions:

Using the categories presented by Dr. Sue, what types of microaggression can you identify in the two scenarios you chose?

What is the hidden “message” each of the targets of microaggression received, (i.e., what was implied but not said)?

What power issues can you discern: Who had power over whom and in what ways? Who was marginalized and in what ways?

Now choose one of the two remaining scenarios and imagine that you are the target of the microaggression: What emotions do you think you would experience?

In what ways might knowledge about and refined awareness of microaggressions help you in your interactions with children and families?

By Wednesday:

Post your response to all five questions

Assignment 2: The Value of Small-Group Theories

In this assignment, you will explore the dynamics of the small-group theory. You will learn the competing views of the small-group theory, understand the similarities and differences within the small-group theory, and identify these differences and similarities in your own group interactions.


Using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet, read more about group dynamics and the small-group theory. Based on your research, in a minimum of 400 words, respond to the following points:Compare and contrast the competing views of the small-group theory and provide the most relevant information based on your research.Analyze how your current research on the small-group theory supports a past group experience of your own, especially in the area of human services, voluntary service, or otherwise.

Assignment 3: Nonverbal Communication

Imagine that you are forming a small professional group to discuss how the statistics and research of a human services organization can be improved. You would also need to present the group with some tips and tools on positive communication techniques to enhance the success of the group’s communication.

In this assignment, you will create a code of conduct or a set of guidelines regarding how a group should interact during meetings. You will also analyze the issues that might arise when people meet in a group and explain how these issues can be addressed by making preventative efforts.


Create a 2- to 3-page paper by responding to the following points:Describe the way in which you will set up a small professional group. Create a code of conduct or a set of guidelines regarding how the group should interact in both face-to-face communication and technology-mediated meetings.Provide at least 6–10 positive communication techniques that would enable the group to address communication issues, if they occur, during the meeting.Review the group development stages (forming, storming, norming, and performing) and analyze the stage in which your group currently is; describe the specific technique to be used based on the stage in which the group is.

Note: Your paper should rely upon at least 2 sources from additional professional literature; the sources must be cited in APA format. The literature may include relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, or .gov).

In addition, you will create a 6- to 10-minute video introducing the communication tips or code of conduct that you previously created. Also, include the following points while creating your video:The difference between listening and hearingThe five positive ways to align your nonverbal body language with your verbal languageThe etiquette of technologically mediated meetings (choose any one method to address)

Consider your personal sleep patterns.  How much sleep did you get last night, last week.  Is this normal for you?  What is normal for you? 


What are the consequences of sleep loss?  What are the consequences of regular sleep?  Which one of these apply to you?

Provide a summary of your current sleep patterns.  Include in your answer: your sleep patternconsequences of your sleep patternstatement of whether your sleep pattern needs improvement or not.what should be done to continue your excellent sleep patterns or improve themdevelopment of idea and grammar

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