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Variables that contribute to the risk and resilience of clients

Please provide a brief description of one variable that contributes to the risk and resilience of clients. Then explain why this variable is important to client diagnosis. Finally, explain how this variable might interact with one individual variable in the development of psychopathology. Provide an example.

Conceptualization Of Mental Health and Illness

A brief explanation of the different ways in which mental health and mental illness may be conceptualized in the field of psychology. Explain at least two ways in which this conceptualization may influence your assessment and diagnosis of a client

Motivation and Emotion

Theorists have put forth many different definitions of motivation. Early theorists examined motivation in terms of need reduction, which lead to more theories about human needs. They also studied motivation as the driving force of behavior. The intensity of the need seemed to influence the strength of the motivation to satisfy t

Drug Free Adolescence

- What are the risk factors for adolescent and substance abuse; is it possible to significantly reduce these risk factors? - What kind of a prevention program is needed to accomplish this? - Is the goal of drug-free schools realistic?

Addictions, Cultural Narrative, and Type-A Personalities

(support with recent apa resources) -What extent does the cultural narrative play in the initiation and maintenance of disordered eating and eating disorders? -How are type-A personalities described? -What are the differences between type-A personalities and workaholism?

Developing Emotional Intelligence (EI) in Leadership

1). Do you think it is appropriate for a leader to spend time developing a team's emotional intelligence (EI)? 2). Why or why not? 3). What would be the advantages/disadvantages? 4). Discuss specific circumstances/influences/parameters that may impact a leader's decision to spend time fostering the development of E

Motivation and Emotion in an Education Setting

Give an explanation of how motivation and emotion are related to change. Then explain how knowledge of this relationship might benefit you being a professional working within an educational setting.

Research Theory, Design, and Methods Definitions

Question assignment - State your definitions of the following terms: philosophy of science, paradigm, epistemology, and ontology. Note that defining philosophy of science is different from asking you about your personal philosophy of your discipline, such as your philosophy of education, or your philosophy of management. The dis

Adult Children and Codependency

Codependency has been criticized for gender bias. -Describe how codependency is created? -What are the arguments against the viewpoint that codependency is gender biased? -In what ways does counseling professionals' codependency help or not help this population?

Defending the Viewpoint that Praise is an Effective Strategy

Defend the viewpoint that praise is an effective strategy. What has been your experience giving and receiving reinforcement for your efforts? Why do you think there are such different points of view? How might biological and environmental factors affect the behavior of the child? How might these factors impact the effectiveness

Information processing model

1) Draw information processing model and describe how it functions 2) Describe key studies and what they demonstrate: Change Blindness Study, Stroop Effect, Flicker Test, Visual Search Task

SSPS Quantitative Research and Analysis

How does SSPS assess one's progress and skills using quantitative reasoning and analysis. To what extent can one use SPSS to inform one's understanding of research?

Exam Question Validity

Imagine that a friend of yours was a student teacher, and they had sent you a copy of four test items (questions) they had written for an exam on American history and government. (This is not the whole test, just a few of the questions.) Because of your advanced training in measurement, they want your comments and suggestions.

Changes in the military

Evaluate the Changes in the Military I. Transformation of the Military A. military and the nation-building efforts B. counterinsurgency strategy of the military C. future of combat II. Efforts and Accountability of the Military A. capabilities and competencies for future problem solving B. President on changes

Television Messages

Given the huge amount of time Americans spend with media and given the potential for media abuse, it's clear that we could all benefit from becoming more thoughtful and responsible media consumers. Questioning media ideologies and becoming more informed about events makes us more mindful about the information we are given. When

Infertility and Sex

What are the impacts of infertility on male, female, and couples' sexual functioning. In addition, what effects can infertility and infertility treatment have in a couple's sexual life and behavior.

Vocational Psychology and Counseling

Please assist me in providing explanation of how the study of vocational psychology and counseling can support one endeavors to become an effective scholar-practitioner committed to positive social change.

Annual Review of Career Development Quarterly

Writing 1-2 paragraph summary of an article in the Annual Review of Career Development Quarterly that addresses or forecasts future trends and challenges in the field of vocational psychology/career counseling. Then share your thoughts on how the trend/challenge addressed in the article might impact vocational/career counseling

Role of Educational Psychologists

Explain what the future role of an educational psychologist professional may be, as well as at least two challenges encountered by educational psychologists and how to address those challenges.

Similarity Of Recall

Do you agree with the statement that "two people generally do not remember the same event in the same way"? Why or why not? Please support your conclusion with research from the text. What are some practical implications of your conclusion?

Organization Skills

Having effective organizational skills such as (a) work-content skills, (b) personal attributes (such as communication and self-management), and (c) technology, is essential in the business world. Employees who are organized exemplify a more professional approach to their work, and are generally more productive and efficient wit

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Implemented Into a Public Speech or Messages

Assume that a friend has asked you to help her in developing a series of messages to persuade people to join literacy classes and to learn to read. The messages will take the form of a public speech or radio and television public service announcements. Use Maslow's Needs Hierarchy to construct five different messages, each of wh

Early Childhood Education Policies

Discuss current education policies related to early childhood and how it may affect my role as a future educational psychologist professional.


I need help in describeing the process known as reuptake following the termination of the postsynaptic potential and how the process is affected by SRI's (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) such as Prozac, Zoloft, etc.?

Genogram Basics

This solution covers: -The steps involved in creating your own genogram -Creating and setting up a three-generation genogram -The delineation of family relationships (close, overly close, conflictual, cut off, and so on) using standard genogram symbols -Labeling information such as chronic or terminal illnesses, ethn

Functional limitation

Provide a description of a functional limitation and explain how it might impact a client's career development. Explain what value a functional capacity evaluation and job analysis might hold for a client with this functional limitation. Then, describe how one of four vocational rehabilitation services - Work-Adjustment Training

Female Sexual Dysfunctions and Female Menopause

1. Can you discuss at least three female sexual dysfunctions. 2. In addition, can you create a case study for one of the dysfunctions described and providing a brief treatment overview for the case.

Program Development Plan for Mental Health Counseling Agency

Textbook is Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Community and Agency settings. Authors are Samuel T. Gladding & Deborah w. Newsome Outline and describe the necessary steps to create a mental health counseling agency in your community. In each step of this process, be sure to discuss how diversity (age, gender, ethnicity, re

Educational Psychology and Education Policy

I need help with describing and explaining of an educational policy (i.e. Pell Grant Program, No Child Left Behind, and Higher Education ACT (HEA) Title II) and how it might affect the role of future educational psychology professionals. Also, how one might change or add to the policy to improve its effectiveness.