The objective of this Assignment is to provide you with a private place to think on the page; “thinking on the page” is a phrase used to describe writing as a form of thinking. Some of us process our thoughts out loud as we describe them to others. In an academic environment, you will be asked to record your ideas in writing or “thinking on the page” to show the new knowledge that you’ve acquired through reading and listening to the resources and completing the assignments. The journal is not a formal type of writing and only you and your Instructor will see the journal entry.

The weekly journals will be used to develop a personalized academic writing plan that will fit into the Week 6 Personal Success Plan Assignment.

Each journal must be at least three paragraphs long, but you are allowed to write as much as you would like. These entries are meant to be free writing, but you should revise before submitting. Your journal entries will be graded on participation and do not have rubrics.

To prepare for writing your journal entry:Read the Montante article in this week’s Learning ResourcesReview the Academic Writing Expectations Checklist to guide your writingReview sample journal entries posted in an Announcement.

Assignment Instructions:

Think about the material you encountered in the course this week, and describe one aspect of the classroom resources (Assignments, Discussions, or assigned readings) that surprised you. Make sure to describe why the material interested you as a thinker.

Set a timer (on the stove, a clock or on your phone) and write for 10 minutes without stopping. The prompts will remain the same each week, but you will reflect about a different aspect of each week’s resources.By Day 7

Post an entry that addresses each of the following:Observe. Describe the week’s content and resources to a person who has not seen/heard or observed it.Process. Answer the question: “What does this content/topic mean?”Reflect. Answer the question: “What is the value in understanding this?”

What is the best first step to take when beginning to work with a client struggling with substance use? What are some cultural considerations to keep in mind? Explain your rationale.  

 

Most of us have asked ourselves the question “Who am I?” at one point or another in our lives. The authors of our textbook discuss the difficulties teenagers face in establishing their own identity (Coon & Mitterer, 2016). They state, “Many problems stem from the unclear standards about the role adolescents should play within society” (p. 110). Our text also explains that teenagers experience “ambiguity,” or unclear interpretations, when defining their roles. This adds to their confusion of a clear and solid sense of self.

 

 

More often we are seeing cases presented in the media about teens who have taken their own lives as a result of bullying. Sadly, “Between 1950 and 1990, suicide rates for adolescents and young adults doubled” (Durand & Barlow as cited in Coon and Mitterer, 2016, p. 480). This emphasizes Coon & Mitterers’ statement that “In many ways adolescence and young adulthood are more emotionally turbulent than midlife or old age” (p. 111). Do you agree or disagree?

 

 

Coon, D. & Mitterer, J.O. (2016). Introduction to Psychology: Gateways to Mind and Behavior, 14th ed. Belmont, California: Cengage.   

 

 

For this week’s main post, answer the following questions. Be sure to include factual, properly cited information in your post.

 

What are some specific strategies that you would suggest for supporting a young person who is experiencing an identity crisis?  Consider Kohlberg’s levels of moral development, Gilligan’s ethic of caring and justice, and Erikson’s psychosocial theory when considering the way a teenager thinks.  Why do you think a teenager would resort to attempting or committing suicide due to a bullying incident?

Course Objective

Analyze key psychological and sociological issues related to hackers and the potential impact on individual organizations and society as a whole. Answer all 4 topic questions with the minimum to two sources and no more than two paragraphs.

The class discusses ethical and non ethical hacker personalities and motivations, and profiling tools used by law enforcement in combating cyber threats. 

Topic 1: Hacker Motivation and Threat Mitigation

Explain what psychological factors can often motivate hackers (eg, addiction, crime, greed, status, etc….), and give examples where these motivations were a factor in a cyberattack.

What can organizations do to be more proactive in identifying and mitigating hacker threats?

Background:

1. Crime and Punishment: The Psychology of Hacking in the New Millennium [2003 – older but, I believe, still relevant and a solid short introduction]

2. Understanding a Hacker’s Mind: A Psychological Insight into the Hijacking of Identities [2004 – RSA. Also still useful]

3. The Risk Propensity and Rationality of Computer Hackers [2010 ]

Topic 2: Ethical and Nonethical Hackers

As the cybersecurity field expands, the larger community discourse leads to changes in terminology. While some of our course materials may differentiate between the terms “hackers” and “crackers” as threat actors, we will use the terms “ethical hackers” and “nonethical hackers” to make the same differentiation.

How do the profiles for ethical and nonethical hackers differ? Should these psychological attributes make a difference as to the amount of, or nature of the punishment meted out to those who are caught? Why or why not?

Describe how certain factors can also motivate ethical hackers, or those who defend against cyberattacks (sometimes called cyber warriors or cyber patriots)? (eg, revenge, patriotism, fear of government abuse, pride, respect for the law, ownership, anger, retaliation….)

Background:
 Hacking for the Homeland: Patriotic Hackers vs. Hacktivists [2013 – abstract only. 

Topic 3: Hacking as an “Addiction”

Some mental health and criminal justice professionals contend that hacking is an “addiction,” and causes obsessive, risk-taking behavior in a manner similar to illegal narcotics—hackers hack to “get high” from the thrill of breaking into a system and getting away with it. 

Should policy makers look toward treatment, rather than incarceration, as to the disposition of hacker cases? Why or why not?

How do profiles of ethical and non-ethical hackers differ? 

Background: http://bit.ly/PzE9fO.

Topic 4 – Profiling of Cybercriminals

While psychological profiling of criminals is not a new field, should we attempt to profile cybercriminals? 

What sort of things do we already know about the personalities of cybercriminals? 

Do we have enough evidence to indicate there is a distinct psychological pattern that would help in the apprehension of cybercriminals?

Background:

1. Behavioral Risk Indicators of Malicious Insider Theft of Intellectual Property: Misreading the Writing on the Wall [2011 -summary]

 2. Traditional and Cyber Aggressors and Victims: A Comparison of Psychosocial Characteristics [2011]

 

Prior to completing this discussion, please read the American Psychological Association (2010), Peters et. al. (2013) and Weed and McKeown (2003) required articles for the week.

For your initial post, evaluate the impact of public policy in regulating behaviors that are deemed detrimental to health and, therefore, affect development across the lifespan. 

Using the Ashford University Library, research at least two peer-reviewed articles that explore trends with regard to a debated behavior, either the effects of parental smoking on children/adolescents or childhood/adolescent obesity/diet and exercise (You may use articles from the recommended resources list). Evaluate the unique scholarly perspectives found in your research. In addition, appraise some of the public policies that have been enacted to counter the issues arising from second-hand smoke or poor nutrition/exercise habits on your selected developmental period. Suggest and describe additional or alternate policies that might be enacted to counter the negative aspects of such circumstances.

Using the APA’s Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct, analyze ethical considerations in developmental psychology related to the creation and/or implementation of public policy regarding smoking bans or diet/exercise for children or adolescents.Is the creation of public policy necessary in this area? Based on the professional standards, is the creation of such policies ethical? 

Describe how these types of policies are effective.In what ways do these policies enhance and/or hinder physical, cognitive, and/or psychosocial development for the affected person?Are there equally effective self-imposed restrictions that might be used instead?How would you implement your suggested policy, and how would you plan to test the efficacy of the policy versus self-imposed restrictions?

Use evidence from the resources to support your statements.

Guided Response: Review several of your colleagues’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful and interactive discourse in this discussion.  

Critically evaluate the elements of your post and compare them to those in your classmate’s. In what ways do your suggestions differ? Based on the evidence provided, create a respectful counterargument for your classmate’s suggested policies providing a unique point-of-view and asking him or her to address these considerations. Did your classmate provide a convincing plan for implementation and testing of the suggested policy? What suggestion(s) might you offer to support the policy as described? Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Day 7 of the week and respond to anyone who replies to your initial post.

Carefully review the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate this Discussion Thread.

Future Research

 

Resources Attributes and Evaluation of Discussion Contributions Professional Communications and Writing Guide Research Guide – Psychology: Sport Psych

 

New research is developing quickly in the field of sport psychology, and as it does, two exciting and potentially problematic trends are emerging. On one hand, sport psychologists can be better trained to address a variety of psychological (and even neurological) challenges with their clients. On the other hand, coaches and mentors outside the field are becoming more aware of sport psychology principles, and applying them to their work with their athletes. As the field of sport psychology evolves, we have to be increasingly mindful of the possibilities and thelimitations of our specializations—as coaches, sport psychologists, or consultants. 

 

Consider the clusters of research in this unit’s readings:

 

Research on eating disorders and mental health challenges in athletes.Research on concussions.Research on education and certification, corrective feedback and confidence, and the value of quality training in sport coaches.Research on maintaining the emotional wellness of athletes.

 

What guidelines should exist to ensure that sport psychologists are proficient in the latest research in related fields, like clinical psychology? What guidelines could ensure coaches are mindful of sport psychology principles and practices? Do you feel the field of sport psychology should draw clearer lines between professionals (such as between sport psychologists and other mental health professionals, or sport psychologists and coaches)? If so, where? What types of future research in these areas would be most valuable for sport psychologists, coaches, and athletes?

 

MUST BE NEW AND ORIGINAL WORK NOT GIVEN TO OTHER STUDENTS.  Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in the accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Include citations in the text and references at the end of the document in APA format.PLEASE READ INSTRUCTION CAREFULLY. IN TEXT CITATION AND MUST CITE ALL REFERENCE IN APA FORMAT

 

 

 

 

Complete the Ethics Awareness Inventory Tutorial. ( I have completed and can provide results) *see attachment* 

 

Write a 1,100 -word summary of your findings. Address the following:Explain the importance of understanding your personal ethical perspective.Analyze the relationship between personal and professional ethics in psychology.Discuss how the APA decision-making process facilitates more ethical professional behavior.Describe how your ethical awareness inventory scores relate to the concept of aspirational and enforceable standards.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Week 6 – Final Project

Ashford University Assignment Submision Week 1 AssignmentGrant Proposal

For your final project, you will finalize your grant proposal to secure funding for a neuroscience investigation. This assignment will involve integrating information covered in previous weeks about brain networks and disorders that occur as the result of dysfunction in these networks. The grant proposal will require you to identify a research question based on a thorough review of the literature related to a particular disorder/syndrome and design a scientifically sound grant proposal using current methods of neuroscience investigation.

Attention Students: The Masters of Arts in Psychology program is utilizing the Pathbrite portfolio tool as a repository for student scholarly work in the form of signature assignments completed within the program. After receiving feedback for your Grant Proposal, please implement any changes recommended by the instructor, go to Pathbrite  and upload the revised Grant Proposal to the portfolio. (Use the Pathbrite Quick-Start Guide  to create an account if you do not already have one.) The upload of signature assignments will take place after completing each course. Be certain to upload revised signature assignments throughout the program as the portfolio and its contents will be used in other courses and may be used by individual students as a professional resource tool. See the Pathbrite  website for information and further instructions on using this portfolio tool.

The Grant Proposal must be six to eight double-spaced pages in length (not including Title page, References, and Appendix) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center .  Your proposal must contain all the sections listed below. Read the Grant Proposal Guidelines  for detailed instructions as you write your proposal. View the Sample Grant Proposal Template  for an example of a completed proposal.  

Your Grant Proposal must include the following sections:Title PageSpecific Aims  Background  SignificanceProposed StudyParticipantsProceduresHypotheses and AnalysisBudget JustificationReferencesAppendix A: Budget See the last page of the Sample Grant Proposal  for a template to use when creating the budget. Use the optional Budget Calculation spreadsheet  to calculate the budget figures.  See the Grant Proposal Guidelines  for budget details. 

Write a 700- to 1,050-word summary that explores personality characteristics.

Address the following in your summary: How do psychologists define personality? Provide an overview of the definition of personality.Researchers use a number of different methods to study personality. Three of the most commonly used methods are case studies, correlational designs, and experimental designs or true experiments.  How do these methods differ?What kind of information does each method provide?What are the advantages and disadvantages of each method?

Format your paper according to APA guidelines. Respond with a scholarly references. Use citations, site your work and add references.

Prepare and submit a 7- to 10-slide PowerPoint.

Use the worksheet provided to guide your completion of this PowerPoint.  You are not required to submit the worksheet.

You will be graded on your completion of the following within your PowerPoint:Describe what abnormal and normal behavior is.Select two of the four case scenarios. Next identify the abnormal behaviors in each scenario, what possible mental health diagnosis they may show signs of and how these relate to the facts of these disorders illustrated by The Anxiety and Depression Association of America.Please use our other readings for this week as well as videos to assist you. Explain three treatment strategies for each scenario that you chose. You must include three to four in-text citations in the body of the power point as well as a reference slide. You may use any of our readings or videos from this week to help illustrate your ideas.

While GCU style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using GCU formatting guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the Student Success Center for directions.PSY100.T3.NormalAbnormalBehaviorPowerPoint.docx