Write   a 350- to 500-word reflection describing brain lateralization and its role in language.

Provide   an example of language disruption as a result of brain trauma.

Include   one to two peer-reviewed sources, in text citations and a reference list

Format   your paper consistent with APA guidelines.




One of the goals, as a psychology student, is for you to understand the nature of science and how it pertains to the field of psychology. Many people only think of the clinical side of the field and are not aware that much research has been done in psychology. In this module discuss the following questions using your text and any additional sources (be sure to cite your sources when posting). Explain the nature of empiricism and rationalism, and how these relate to the scientific method. Describe different types of scientific methods used in psychological research. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type? Describe the experimental method, distinguishing between independent (IV) and dependent variables (DV) and between experimental and control groups. Also, provide examples of IVs and DVs in your posts. 

What constitutes an ideal childcare setting for a 6 month old?

Suppose you were seeking a child-care setting for your 6-month-old baby. What would you want it to be like, and why? Address issues such as (but not limited to): Physical setting Personnel qualifications Health, safety, and nutrition Mental, emotional, and cognitive stimulation Cost Proximity

Support your opinions with citations from at least three academic sources (not websites or popular press).


Word document with separate title page and reference list, not included in the word count

1200-1500 words


From ages six to twelve there begins the level of which children have the ability to think in concrete ways.  This is referred to ask concrete operations in the stage of cognitive development. With cognitively developing children are at risk because though they have the ability to think in a concrete or solid manner, does not mean all of the decisions that they make will be sound or reasonable.

Piaget considered the concrete stage a major turning point in the child’s cognitive development, because it marks the beginning of logical or operational thought. McLeod (2010)

Those who are participating in acts such as cyber bullying must not be fully aware of all the harmful side effects that comes from cyber bullying. This is why I make the connection of not being able to fully grasp all concepts and act appropriately on them. 

One way cyber bullying can have less of an effect on a child is by the parents and guardians of these children teaching the importance of self worth and expressing to them that the way one disturbed bully feels about you has no justification how you truly are as a person. I think if that was instilled more into young individuals then there would be a lesser percentage of those being cyber bullied and later harming themselves.

Especially since the age of six and above is crucial to learning things, why not teach how to let disheartening remarks slide and how to allow for good remarks to make for better socialization and sense of community among one another as a way to mitigate risks from predators. 

McLeod, S. A. (2010). Concrete operational stage. Retrieved from www.simplypsychology.org/concrete-operational.html


-Adler, Liora C.

 Aging is the process of cognitive and physical change a person’s undergoes as they grow older. During late adulthood, which Berk (2014) categorizes as starting at the age of 65, is defined as being a period when people “adjust to retirement, begin to show a decline in physical health and strength, and often death of a spouse” (Berk, 2014, p.8). For this week’s discussion we are reflecting on aging cross-culturally. The two countries that I will be comparing are China and The United States. In Asian cultures, which are more collectivistic (North & Fiske, 2015), the elderly are viewed as having wisdom, and life experience and therefore are highly revered and respected (Films Media Group, 1998) In the United States, which is a more individualistic (North & Fiske, 2015), aging is viewed differently. Emphasis is placed on youth and beauty, and less on aging as aging is viewed as a time of “decline and infirmity” (Films Media Group, 1998). In the United States, we often see advertisements in magazines, on the web, social media, for ways to reverse the signs of aging. Invasive treatments such as plastic surgery and non-invasive treatments such as cool sculpting and facials are promoted all the time on television. It’s interesting how in one culture, being “old” is viewed as something good and should be highly respected whereas in the other it’s dreaded. Perhaps a look into lifestyle habits such as diet, exercise, and the types of leisure activities one engages in, have to do with the way that aging is viewed in Asian cultures and Western cultures, specifically the United States. Though China was not mentioned in Berk’s (2014) analysis of life expectancy, it’s no wonder that Japan, another Asian country, takes the lead in average life expectancy, when compared to the United States which ranked the lowest in Figure 17.1.

A similarity between both countries are that they are highly industrialized, which is mainly in part due to globalization (North & Fiske,2015); due to this industrialization there has been an increase in elder abuse and abandonment (North & Fiske, 2015) From family friends who work in law, I have heard about nursing home abuse stories and it is quite disheartening. I have seen it portrayed in the media as well. As for differences between the countries, a difference between the U.S. and China is that there is a higher rate of older adults living with their children (North & Fiske, 2015). Also, the concept of xiao, meaning filial piety in East Asian cultures, “impels younger people to respect, obey, care for, and maintain contact with their elders—a concept that has been applied to research on attitudes toward the aged in China” (North & Fiske, 2015). Something I found interesting was the fact that Chinese seniors outperform American seniors in memory-oriented tasks (North & Fiske, 2015).

Last, in regards to differences, as I mentioned previously, there is a focus on interdependence in East Asian culture where as in the United States the focus is on individualism. As indicated in the video, seniors are now more than ever in the United States leading full, productive lives and are engaging in a variety of social and physical activities. So, really the stereotype that the elderly are sedentary, not quick-witted, or need assistance with living does not hold true. Of course, aging is inevitable, but seniors are now more than ever are being proactive in their late adult years. They even are participating in professional development opportunities such as the one presented in the video called The Elderhostel where senior citizens partake in a college-level intensive course over a span of several weeks. The professor in the video stated that more often than not he observes that seniors are more able to comprehend and synthesize the material better because of the knowledge and experience that they have accrued over their lifetime; that they bring more to the table so to speak than younger adults or teens and that they are at an advantage (Films Media Group, 1998).


Berk, L. E. (2014). Development through the lifespan (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

Films Media Group. (Producer). (1998). Accepting life’s transitions [Video file]. Part of the Series: Creating All-Around Wellness|Total Health: Achieving your Personal Best. New York, N.Y.

North, M. S., & Fiske, S. T. (2015). Modern attitudes toward older adults in the aging world: A cross-cultural meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 141(5), 993–1021. doi:10.1037/a0039469 



Step 1: Choose a mental disorder.

From this week’s reading, choose a mental disorder or problem you want to study further. For example, you could select depression, anxiety (such as test anxiety or social anxiety), substance abuse, or another issue.

Step 2: Conduct research on treatment options.

Explore the treatment options for the disorder you chose in Step 1. It is recommended that you conduct research through our Online Library (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. or use a scholarly internet search. Wikipedia is not allowed.  Types of Psychological Treatment What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy? National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)

Step 3:  Report about treatment methods.

Write a 3-5 page paper to address the following points: Describe the treatment used and what occurs during treatment. Are there other treatment approaches that might also work? What are they? Is the treatment approach supported by research? Describe, if you can, the results of the research done on this treatment approach. Compare and contrast this therapy approach with at least one other therapy approach for this problem.

a brief description of the event or news item you selected. Then conceptualize and explain this event within the framework of social-emotional development theories. Also, explain how diversity (e.g., culture, sexual orientation, gender beliefs ) might impact individuals’ responses to this event. Be sure to include references to the impact of schools, peers, and/or media specific to the event or item. Provide a reference to the current event or news item and a link if possible.

Assignment 1: LASA 2—Observational and Motor Learning


During the period of early childhood, mastering fine motor skills is a very important process needed for physical and cognitive development. However, for a number of different reasons, there are some children who do not develop at the same pace as an average child. It is important for parents and physicians to recognize children who are not on track developmentally because the earlier the cause of the delay can be determined, the earlier parents can start working with the child to correct or minimize these deficits. Often, the earlier the children begins to work on their developmental deficits, the greater the advancements they can make.


By the age of three, a child should be able to do the following:

 Use a spoon by themselvesDraw a vertical and horizontal lineString large beadsSnip paper with scissorsRoll clay or play dough into a “snake”


Conduct an Internet search using the two phrases listed below. Your results will help you better understand the kind of milestones that are used to assess the development of fine motor skills in young children.

 Fine motor skills milestonesChild development milestones


Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research observational and motor learning and activities that can be used to help develop motor skills. Then, address the following:

 Describe in detail how a young child’s fine motor skills are developed—making sure to include the theory of motor-skill learning that best fits this situation.Explain whether any motor tasks or skills can be accomplished via observational learning. Justify your response.Now, consider a situation in which a young child (3–4 years old) is developmentally delayed in fine motor skill development. Create a strategy which would help the child strengthen his or her fine motor skills.You can find a number of activities online which purport to help develop these skills. From a theoretical viewpoint, be sure to explain how these activities will aid a child’s fine motor skill development. Make sure that you reference at least one peer-reviewed article in addition to any Web sites you find and describe these activities as part of your development strategy.

Write a 5 page paper in Word format. It should be double-spaced and in 12 point, Times New Roman font with regular one-inch margins and free of typographical and grammatical errors. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.


References (general to include along with 2 scholarly/peer reviewed):

Argosy Online (2015). Argosy University Module 2. Retrieved from: http://myclassroomonline.com

Mazur, J. E. (08/2012). Learning and Behavior, 7th Edition. [VitalSource Bookshelf Online]. Retrieved from https://digitalbookshelf.argosy.edu/#/books/9781323121184/

Bekkering, H., Wohlschlager, A., & Gattis, M. (2000). Imitation of gestures in children is goal-directed. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: Section A, 53(1), 153–164. doi:10.1080/027249800390718. (EBSCO AN: 4772409)


GRADING CRITERIA:Describe how a young child’s fine motor skills are developed and include the theory of motor-skill learning that best fits your chosen situation. (Course Objective [CO] 3) Justify whether any motor tasks/skills can be accomplished via observational learning. (CO3) Create a strategy to help strengthen the fine motor skills of a young child (3–4 years old) who is developmentally delayed. (CO4) Identify (via the Internet) at least three activities that can be used to help develop these motor skills and describe these activities as part of the development strategy to propose. (CO4) Explain, from a theoretical point of view, how these activities would aid a child’s fine motor skills development, making sure to reference at least one peer-reviewed article. (CO3)


Do you feel mental disorders are an appropriate topic for media attention or for entertainment? Are there limits on how far dramatic or humorous presentations should go? Why, or why not? 200 words or more

Assignment 2: Inclusion versus Segregation

One of the top issues in special education is the ongoing debate of “inclusion versus segregation.” The idea of inclusion in education is that all students, no matter what disability they may have, should learn together in the same environment. Fully inclusive schools do not differentiate between special education courses and general education courses, but rather include students with learning, emotional, behavioral, or physical disabilities in classes with all of the other students.

The idea of segregation in education suggests that there are benefits to providing classes separate from general education classes that meet the needs of students with special needs. For some students, this may be for just one or two subjects, while for other students, this encompasses all of their courses.

In this assignment, you will consider those students who suffer from behavioral disorders or social skill deficits.

Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research observational learning. Then, address the following: Based on your learning about observational learning in this module, what are the benefits that these students could gain through their inclusion into a regular classroom? How could the principles of observational learning help to improve the classroom behavior of students with behavioral disorders or social skill deficits? What are some of the classroom disadvantages for employing inclusion for other typically developing students? Do you support the move toward inclusion? Why or why not?

Write a 4–5-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Be sure to include a title page and a reference page.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Identified benefits to be gained from inclusion of students with behavioral disorders and described ways in which principles of observational learning could improve classroom behavior of such students.

Identified classroom disadvantages for employing inclusion for other typically developing students.

Provided reasons for or against the move towards inclusion.



References to include with 2 more scholarly/peer reviewed :



Argosy Online (2015). Argosy University Module 2. Retrieved from: http://myclassroomonline.com

Mazur, J. E. (08/2012). Learning and Behavior, 7th Edition. [VitalSource Bookshelf Online]. Retrieved from https://digitalbookshelf.argosy.edu/#/books/9781323121184/