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How to Tell if a Journal is Peer Reviewed

How can you tell if a journal is peer-reviewed? Why might it be important to select research that has been published in peer-reviewed journals? Can you provide a list of three journals that you can locate related to counseling, including the name of the journal, the database the journal can be found in, and the focus of the jour

Psychoactive Medications

Psychoactive Medications There has been much discussion in the media recently about the use of psychoactive medications in children and teens. Examples include the side effects of medications for ADHD and the risk of suicide in adolescents and teens who take certain anti-depressants. Please research both recent news stories o

Relationship between Emotion and Motivation

What is emotion? In what types of social settings might an individual observe the following emotions: sadness, anger, disgust, nervousness, and happiness? What is the relationship between emotion and motivation? What do you feel would be a good example of this?

Sampling Strategies and Sampling Size

I need help in crafting a critique of the sampling strategy and sample size used in the article attached to this help request. I was also asked to include an analysis of how sampling strategy can strengthen or weaken a quantitative research study. See attached pdf for study.

Exercising the brain

How does exercising the brain increase the chances of not building up plaque in communication pathways?

Gardner and Sternberg's Multiple Intelligence Theories

If Gardner's and Sternberg's theories of multiple intelligences are correct, what are the implications for intelligence testing and for educators? Do you believe that we are born with an innate "language acquisition device," or is language development a function of our environment?

psychology professional release information about an individual

There are times when a psychology professional can release information or talk about individual without using names. Explain under what circumstances this could be acceptable. What happens when the information is identified by a person who may be in attendance at a professional Seminar and believes that the case discussed is a p

HIPAA Laws: The Ethics Code

The Ethics Code has two specific definitions for HIPAA Laws as they pertain to a practice in the field and doing research. Many agencies have their own HIPAA policies and consent form for clients to sign. Today we are using more electronic records in practice and research. Electronic records include sending a complete file, emai

Early Childhood Intervention

During early childhood, the brain reaches about 70% of its total weight with the growth of white matter (protects the brain) and grey matter (responsible for covering cerebral regions). However, the grey matter cells still need to be connected in order to activate the full function of the brain. There are a number of different a

APA Ethics Code and Implications

Sexual harassment is an important issue. The APA Ethics Code specifically states that professionals should not engage in any type of sexual harassment, be it verbal or physical. Imagine you are the clinical supervisor of a mental health/research center. One of your younger clinical employees, Jamie Johns (ABD), has come to yo

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence as a discrete type of intelligence: What evidence is there, for and/or against EI as a separate intelligence and not just a personality domain? What evidence is there, for and/or against multiple, discrete intelligences as opposed to general intelligence or the "g" factor? In fact, are some people more emo

Discussing Organizational Behavior

One of the most valued employees of the department store of which you are the manager, has lately been slipping in his/her performance. You are aware that this employee has been going through bitter divorce proceedings for the last few months. There have been several customer complaints that you cannot afford to ignore. It seems

Organizational Behavior and Motivation

The job of a fire fighter involves being in contrasting situations. In times of disaster, the job is challenging and exciting, while the sense of pride and status is high. At other times, she or he may feel ignored. While fighting fires there is intense activity, but between fires, the job can be tedious, boring, routine, and th

Ethics - Beliefs, Values and Biases

In a 3- to 5-page response, you will integrate information from multiple sources regarding an ethical topic of your choice. You will also explore how personal beliefs, values, and biases can impact ethical decision making and how you will apply the Ethics Code in your future career. The majority of the response will focus on the

Constructing a Survey to Measure Self-Efficacy

Hi, I am having some trouble starting this assignment. I need help with the operational definition of self-efficacy and on constructing a 10-item survey to measure the self-efficacy of counseling students that is based on the predictive design. As well, I need to include a rationale for the survey item, method of data collection

Eyewitness Testimony: Mnemonic Techniques

As an eyewitness to a crime, how could you use the most three popular mnemonic techniques: method of loci, peg words, and acronyms, to improve your memory for specific details? If you were a juror, what would you say to the other jurors about the reliability of eyewitness testimony?

Review Ainsworth Attachment and Separation in One Year Olds

I need help reviewing the following article: Ainsworth, M.S., & Bell, S.M. (1970). Attachment, exploration, and separation: Illustrated by the behavior of one-year olds in a strange situation. Child Development, 41(1), 49-67. Following the structure: - Agreement or disagreement with the authors' main position - Summar

Adolescent reaction to puberty

Please help me discuss adolescents' reactions to the physical changes of puberty, including sex differences, and describe the influence of family and culture in 300 words.

Comparing Quantitative Research Designs

Select two types of quantitative research designs to compare. - Briefly describe each of the designs that you selected. Include the types of samples used to conduct these research methods and the process for selecting a sample. - Explain two similarities and two differences between the designs you selected. - Describe a

Scenario on Substance Abuse and Pregnancy

Scenario for Maria: You are a psychologist working in a women's unit for a substance abuse agency as a member of the treatment team. Your specific job is to conduct individual sessions with clients who have problems that are un-treatable in group therapy. Typically, you provide mental health services for clients who do not ha

Making a research design

I need help with the research design aspect of the following: Target age or age group-12-18 years-adolescent Specific name of the theory (to be sure that we all understand each other, add the name of the theorist too)-Possibly Erickson's Research question (be specific)-Degree of struggle for independence. Research

Levels of measurement and examples

I need help to differentiate between the levels of measurement by providing an example of data that can be transformed from one level of measurement to another and another example of data that cannot be transformed.

Using ethical principles across psychology sub-fields

Professionals in psychology work in different sub-fields: substance abuse, applied behavior analysis, administration, research, therapy, and academia, etc. Explain the importance of the principles in the APA and the Ethics Code in making ethical decisions in your specialized area. What is the best way for you to use these princi

Current Trends: Evidence-Based Practice

Research at least four articles that address the issue of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). Compose an informed answer that includes a discussion of why current trends in psychology are leading toward EBP, and counter-opinions that oppose this trend. Include answers to queries relevant to this issue such as why are EBP important, w

Ethical Issues: Case Studies

Mary comes to a community mental health center with her support system such as her husband, her children and spouses, grandchildren, and cousins. The receptionist called Mary's name and she begins to frown and she points out her slip is showing. I can't figure out what to say, and she requested that her family members comes into

Existentialist Approach vs. an Evidence-Based Treatment

Existential approach has some very attractive and effective techniques, however, some people have referred to this theoretical approach as a philosophy, not a treatment. While an argument can be made relative to epistemology and methodology, it is obvious to me that the existential approach has not been subjected to tests (e.g.,