A graduate student in developmental psychology believes there may be a relationship between birth weight and subsequent IQ. She randomly samples seven psychology majors at her university and gives them an IQ test. Next she obtains the weight at birth of the seven majors from the appropriate hospitals


(after obtaining permission from the students, of course). The data are shown in the following table.



   Birth Weight



























a. Construct a scatter plot of the data, plotting birth weight on the X axis and IQ on the Y axis. Does the relationship appear to be linear?


b. Assume the relationship is linear and compute the value of Pearson r.


Write a 1,750- to 2,100-word paper discussing the foundations and components of psychoanalysis. Evaluate the contributions and criticisms of psychoanalytic models to the explanation of human behavior.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Psychoanalytic Model Paper


60 PercentPoints Earned

X/9·          Discusses the foundations and components of psychoanalysis

·          Evaluates the contributions and criticisms of psychoanalytic models to the explanation of human behavior

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20 PercentPoints Earned

X/3·          The paper is 1,750 to 2,100 words in length.

·          The paper is clear and organized; major points are supported by details, examples, or analysis.

·          The tone aligns with the assignment’s purpose and is geared toward the appropriate audience.

·          The paper provides relevant and sufficient background on the topic.

·          The paper is logical, flows, and reviews the major points.

Comments:Mechanics and Format

20 PercentPoints Earned

X/3·          The assignment file is presentable and functional.

·          Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed; spelling is correct.

·          The paper—including the title page, reference page, tables, and any appendices—is consistent with APA guidelines.

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You have to give a quick usability evaluation of an online movie rental site. The aim of your evaluation is to determine how easily a user can find and rent a given movie.


The persona that you are to use is that of a 40 year old professional, with reasonable experience in using Office type applications, who is generally time poor and wants to find an escapist movie to watch and relax.


You have two tasks to complete for this assignment:

  You have to research and determine a set of usability heuristics that you can use to evaluate a user interface. Your heuristic can be based on an existing heuristic, such as Norman’s Usability heuristic, or Schneiderman’s golden rules. You are required to: List the usability heuristic items that you would consider to be essential for this user evaluation; Briefly describe why you have chosen each item and what you expect it to show you. Conduct a usability evaluation for an online movie rental site (choose one of the following: http://bigpondmovies.com ,http://www.quickflix.com.au,https://play.google.com/movies) and search for a movie with the word “Space” in the title. Go through the rental process as far as you can without proceeding to payment.



This assignment covers the following objectives for this subject:

  Be able to list and explain the importance of the principles of Design in HCI; Be able to explain the importance of Usability in interface design; Be able to list and apply the major Usability guidelines to an interface design; Be able to create a design for an interface using the Principles of Design.


  Counter argument for informal logic class

In your paper, Present a revised argument in standard form, with each premise and the conclusion on a separate line.  Present a counterargument in standard form, with each premise and the conclusion on a separate line. Provide support for each premise of your counterargument. Clarify the meaning of the premise and supporting evidence for the premise.  Pay special attention to those premises that could be seen as controversial. Evidence may include academic research sources, supporting arguments, or other ways of demonstrating the truth of the premise (for more ideas about how to support the truth of premises take a look at the instructor guidance for this week). This section should include at least one scholarly source.   Explain how the conclusion of the counterargument follows from its premises. [One paragraph]   Discuss the primary points of disagreement between sincere and intelligent proponents of both sides. [One to two paragraphs] For example, you might list any premises or background assumptions on which you think such proponents would disagree and briefly state what you see as the source of the disagreement, you could give a brief explanation of any reasoning that you think each side would find objectionable, or you could do a combination of these.  Present the best objection to your original argument. Clearly indicate what part of the argument your objection is aimed at, and provide a paragraph of supporting evidence for the objection. Reference at least one scholarly research source. [One to two paragraphs]   

The Counterargument Paper Must be 500 words in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style. Must include a separate title page with the following: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course text. The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types.  Must document all sources in APA style as outlined. Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style

Inclusion of students with disabilities into the regular education classroom, is an important component of IDEA. Read arguments regarding inclusion (both pros and cons) from both of the websites listed below and write a response regarding inclusion and whether you believe it is practical or not.

Including Students with Disabilities in General Education Classrooms (http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/eric/archived/e521.html )

Inclusion: The Pros and Cons (http://www.sedl.org/change/issues/issues43.html )

Part two – (while the book is somewhat limited, in our announcements this week I have provided some links and my video on this)

Why is RTI and what impact does it have within the special education process, and how does this impact referrals to special education?

Assignment 2: Influence of the Unconscious

The discovery of the unconscious is typically attributed to Freud even though it has roots long before Freud was born. Freud was, however, influential in popularizing the unconscious. Freud and his followers maintained that much of what influences us is unconscious. The better we are able to discover these influences, the more we are able to moderate or change these influences in our behavior, thoughts, and emotions.What implications does this have for morals and ethics?Address the issue of responsibility — for example, what implications does this have for acting-out or criminal behavior?What was Freud’s view of human nature?What role would this play in understanding the importance of therapy?How would Freud or a psychodynamic thinker evaluate the effectiveness of therapy?

Submit your response to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Wednesday, December 23, 2015. The body of the paper should be between 3-5 pages, double-spaced 12-point, Times New Roman or Arial font, with 1-inch margins all around, and free from grammatical errors. You should also include a cover page and reference list in APA format.

Name your assignment as follows:

LastName_FirstInitial_PSY450_M4A2Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Described implications of unconscious and free will as they relate to ethical and moral behavior.16Described implications of responsibility as it relates to acting-out or criminal behavior.16Described Freud’s view of human nature.16Analyzed the impact of Freus’s view on understanding the importance of therapy.16Provided examples and supported position on the effectiveness of therapy.16Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Followed APA rules for attributing sources.20Total: 100

Movement is controlled by the brain. Which regions exert the greatest amounts of control? What is the most significant effect of degenerative disorders on movement and behavior? Why is this significant?

APA format with references for the short answer questions. Also pleas no plagiarism. 



Attached is the original worksheet.


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1.      Abraham Maslow proposed the _________________ theory of personality.


2.      According to Maslow, self-fulfillment and realization of one’s full potential are examples of ________________ needs.


3.      Maslow’s hierarchy of needs proposes that ____________ needs must be satisfied before ____________ needs will become motivators for behavior.


4.      The belief that matter evolves from simpler to more complex forms is ____________________.


5.      The ___________, according to Rogers, is one’s view of self as one wishes to be.


6.      Carl Rogers believed that conditions of worth, incongruence, defensiveness, and disorganization are all considered  ___________________________.


7.      Rogers believed that __________________________, _______________________, and _________________ are necessary elements of psychotherapy.


8.      _______________ is the structure that gives meaning to experience and allows people to make decisions about the future.


9.      May proposed that ___________________ is the freedom of action, whereas __________________ is the freedom of being.


10.   The basic concepts of existential theory are _______________ and ___________________.

 Matching Match the following theoretical components with their correct theorist or theorists.


Theoretical component


1. Unconditional positive regard

A. Abraham Maslow

2. Eros

B. Carl Rogers

3. Love and belongingness needs

C. Rollo May

4. The self-concept


5. Guilt


6. Levels of awareness


7. Self-actualization


8. Neurotic anxiety



1.      According to Maslow, what are the characteristics of self-actualizing people? Why are these characteristics important?










2.      What are the strengths of the humanistic theories in regard to their explanation of personality?











3.      What are the limitations of the humanistic theories in regard to their explanation of personality?












4.      What are the strengths and limitations of May’s existential theory in regard to their explanation of personality?

 Imagine you were conducting research on the relationship between academic performance (e.g., better grades) and different levels of loudness of music (interval scale) while studying.   How would you design the study using a correlational design?How would you design the study using a quasi-experimental design?How would you design the study using an experimental design?

 Due Sunday 12/27/15 by 5 pm no exceptions or excuses!!

Application: Service Team Roles

Every client requires a treatment program tailored to meet his or her unique needs.  For example, Jorge is starting treatment for addiction to several substances. When he was using drugs, he shared needles, which exposed him to HIV, the virus that can cause AIDS. Jorge has tested positive for the HIV virus. His case manager recognizes that Jorge requires medical care for HIV, substance abuse treatment, and possibly social services and psychotherapy.

If you were to design a treatment program, you would consider the various case management models. You would evaluate how well each one meets the goals of your program. Regardless of the model that you chose, you would rely on a team of professionals to provide effective client services. Selecting the team of professionals will depend on which services are required. This, in turn, will depend on your program’s mission and goals, as well as its funding and client population. This team of professionals is the service team, also referred to as the treatment team.  

To prepare for this Assignment, review your Learning Resources and consider the different roles and responsibilities of various professions within the service team model. Think of the professionals you need to include in your program. Find one scholarly source to use in your paper in addition to the Learning Resources. You can use the search terms “roles of service team in addiction” and “roles of treatment team in addiction.”


Select two of the clients from the scenarios presented in this week’s media program, Three Clients, and complete the following: (See attachment)


Write a 2- to 3-page paper that includes the following for each client that you selected: A brief description of each client and their treatment needs A brief description of each of the professionals that would be part of your service team and an explanation of why you selected representatives from each of these professions A citation of your outside scholarly resource sas well as any other Resources

Some References to use:


Summers, N. (2012). Fundamentals of case management practice: Skills for the human services (4th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole Cengage. Chapter 21, “Developing a Service Plan at the Case Management Unit”

The service plan outlines the services that the client needs, based on the social history and other information gathered about the client. The service plan provides direction to the agency or agencies that will be providing these services to the client.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2012b). Principles of drug abuse treatment for criminal justice populations: A research-based guide . Bethesda, MA: National Institutes of Health