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Erikson's Psychocial Stages of Development - Generativity vs. Stagnation

Adults in their middle years of development often have cultivated a comprehensive understanding of self related to their societal and cultural settings (e.g., family, work, and culture). This mature view of self includes an understanding of strengths, abilities, skills, and interests that help them to cope with their many respon

Grief Psychology

This question is about current trends and issues that affect today's aged population. - Describe the biological changes that occur in late adulthood, and identify how health and fitness affect the aging process. - Contrast the overall decline of memory, language processing, and problem-solving abilities in late adults with

Psychology of Media

Take a particular media - TV show (i.e., children's cartoon, TV news clip), movie clip, song (you can type out the lyrics), the text from a blog, cartoon, etc. and complete the following: 1) A brief description of the media you are analyzing 2) Who is the primary audience of the media 3) The number of violent acts in the

Counseling Case Study: Women Coping with Mother's Death

This solution deals with a hypothetical scenario as a case study. Imagine that you are the counselor who will be working with the client described in the case study below. Describe what techniques may be most effective when working with this client. Would this client be identified as at-risk bereaved? Why or why not? Can you

Lifespan Development - Physical Changes

From 18 to 25 years of age, the prefrontal cortex is still developing its last connections between areas of the brain responsible for planning, analysis, and logical problem solving. During early adulthood, particularly during the twenties, the body is stronger than at any other point in life. However, there are many habits that

Erikson's Psychosocial Theory and Relationship Development

During early adulthood, adults face many new challenges related to leaving their families (physically and cognitively) to develop their own families. These families can include friends, intimate partners, and/or peer groups (such as coworkers) that serve as new "families." Those who are unable to form these bonds suffer from inc

Psychology and Education

The APA Ethics Code covers departments, programs, and accuracy in teaching. As a student in an advanced psychology program, explain what codes that a psychology professional has to follow when developing a psychology program. What makes accuracy of teaching so important? If you were in psychology education, how would you engage

Psychologists in Education

Imagine you are the professional head of an advanced degree program in psychology supervising students, instructors and staff. There are numerous areas of the Code you need to follow. What are the most important areas of the Code? How would you develop an educational program using these APA standards? Give a detailed example of

Population Analysis: Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender

Identify and briefly describe the selected population. Develop a crisis intervention strategy for an individual from that selected population. Explain that particular strategy and how one might apply it to a crisis situation with the individual, providing specific examples. Think about any legal and ethical issues that might

Confidentiality in Psychology Practice

Psychology professionals work with many different people and problems. The issues of confidentiality, release of information under HIPAA, therapy notes, and dual relationships become even more important in a clinic setting. One of the more important issues addressed in the Code is the issue of sexual intimacy during or after the

Gambling Additions and Retired Persons

I am doing a research study on whether Indian casino's are contributing to gambling addiction in seniors. I am having a little trouble with research methods, and theories. I need to find the essential features of the methods proposed and potential implications or applications of research to professional practice. I would also ap

Comparing Counseling Techniques

Provide a comparison (similarities and differences) of at least two counseling techniques and/or methods. Then, explain how each might be applied to the case study of substance abuse. List of techniques /Methods: - Cognitive behavioral therapy - Motivational enhancement therapy - Residential treatment - Community reinfor

Ethics for Psychology Professionals

There are APA guidelines for the information a psychology professional should have in a record of services. Using critical thinking skills, explain which two standards will be the easiest to follow and which two will be the hardest to follow in maintaining a record. Do you think having a certain role or position in the field of

Therapeutic Ethical Standards

Psychology professionals work with many different people and problems. The issues of confidentiality, release of information under HIPAA, therapy notes, and dual relationships become even more important in a clinic setting. One of the more important issues addressed in the Code is the issue of sexual intimacy during or after the

Adolescent development and problems in a scenario

The following student question was involves the analysis of a scenario and then to apply an understanding of adolescent social, cultural, and cognitive development to respond to the questions posted by the scenario. This also includes an attempt to evaluate the main problem in the scenario and then use any of the theories or con

Developmental theories and adolescence

Prior to adolescence, children at the end of their middle childhood usually feel confident about their abilities to control their bodies. They have mastered walking, running, skipping, and toilet training. As this confidence grows, pre-adolescents prior to experiencing growth spurts report feeling satisfied with their body image

Ethical Issues for the Integration of Religion and Spirituality in Therapy

Using the Ethics Code, evaluate how the Code works in a religious/spiritual therapy setting. Explain why the APA ethical standards are important in this application. When writing your paper, review all of the standards of the Code that you believe are particularly related to this topic. 3-5 scholarly articles regarding ethi

Quantitative Research Article Critique

See the attached file. Can you provide a brief summary and critique of the two quantitative research articles (one attached, one referenced) and comment on the main methodological features of each study. Please provide in the summary and critique the reader with enough information that they can grasp the essence of the study'

Current Trends

As you examine your own goals and possible future careers in psychology, please address some of the current trends in the larger field. Choose at least three of the following, and write at least two double spaced pages on what the current research says, how it might relate to your areas of interest/career, and what kind of medi

Whiting's Development Niche

How might Whiting's development niche be used to explore differences in behavior and the worldview of voluntary minorities compared to involuntary minorities? How might biracial, involuntary minorities differ from their nonracial counterparts?

Psychology Experiment

An experiment conducted by students that were given as aspirin at School A and sugar pills (but were told they were aspirin) for School B. The students who were given aspirin performed better on the exam than the student who were given a sugar pill . What is the independent variable? What is the dependent variable? What

Maslow and Darwin

Can you identify Abraham Maslow theory on humanistic needs and Charles Darwin theory about instinct and each individual's association with these theories?

Children's Sense of Self

As children become more competent in their language skills, they interact more often with peers to learn and to socialize. When children struggle with speech or have reading problems, they often also struggle with making friends. Using the theories from our reading and any other peer-reviewed resource, respond to the following q

Misinterpretation of Qualifications

Psychology professionals are often asked to give presentations, whether in their communities or at state or national conferences. This is a great honor. Professionals are also often interviewed after state or national conventions by the media. Imagine the following situation: You are excited to see your name in print for the fir


Why do so many therapists think eclecticism is important - what are the reasons? Why is this issue important to the field of psychology? Why would someone assume that eclecticism is more effective than staying with one school of therapy, and what could be assumed instead?

Similarities and Differences in Adolescent Development

Is the experience of being an adolescent the same for males and females? Is it the same across different historical time periods or eras? What about across different cultures or subpopulations within a culture? Similarities and Differences in Adolescent Development Is the experience of being an adolescent the same for male