Martin, an ABA psychologist, is working with Sara, a 14-year-old girl with severe developmental delays who exhibits self-injurious behavior. The self-injurious behaviors include pulling her hair, biting her arm and banging her head against the wall. After conducting a functional analysis, Martin decided to employ an intervention
How can habit reversal procedures work to decrease thumb sucking behavior in a 7-year-old child? How does the use of the competing response work in habit reversal procedures? How would you select an appropriate competing response?
What is the difference between quantitative and qualitative strategies of inquiry?
Case Study: Mary Mary is a 10-year-old fifth grader. She is participating in a behavior management school-based group on a referral by her teacher. Mary's teacher described her as very bright, but very disruptive. According to Mary's teacher, Mary often provoked other students in the classroom by calling names, touching and p
Explain the process a neuron undergoes when going from a resting potential to an action potential to the release of its neurotransmitters.
In schools and colleges across America, learning is often measured by testing students. Consider this hypothetical example: A teacher wants to determine whether a new teaching strategy would improve student performance more than the old teaching strategy. The teacher designed a simple study incorporating the old strategy with ha
1. What is contextual therapy? 2. What is the main strategy used by contextual therapists? 3. What is the relationship between parentification and destructive entitlement? 4. What interventions would be used to decrease the impact of parentification over generations using contextual therapy?
According to brain research (Jensen, 2008), there are known differences in cerebral laterality between males and females. Although our brains are unique, some may believe it is politically incorrect to say there are gender differences and others may stick to the old understanding that males and females are different. or some ed
What is ethnic matching? What are it's pros and cons? Is it ever beneficial?
What is the psychometric adequacy of a test? According to Groth-Marnat (2003), debates regarding the psychometric adequacy of the Rorschach have created one of the greatest controversies in the history of psychology. Discuss the key issues surrounding this controversy and their implications for how the Rorschach should be used
Quantitative Methods: Explains how survey and experimental methodsâ?"including components, terminology, elements, statistics, etc.â?"are similar and different. Also, determine which kinds of research questions would be served by a survey or an experimental method. Examine the reasons why reliability and validity are
Trust is an important component to running a successful group. Explore ideas that could help to facilitate the establishment of trust within a group. What factors do you think are likely to lead to trust or distrust within a group setting? What do you see as the major barriers to developing trust in a group setting?
You are treating a young adolescent who has a mild mental disability. He demonstrates serious peer relation problems (i.e. his classmates pick on him and make fun of him and he lacks social skills to deal with this). He has poor self esteem, gets frustrated easily, and responds with occasional temper outbursts. You have develope
What regions in the cerebral cortex are known to be involved in movement? How do these areas contribute to the production of motor behavior and control?
What theorists are associated with physiological psychology? Which one do you think had the largest influence on the field? And why?
This solution provides several theorists associated with physiological psychology and the contributions they made to the field. It also answers my choice of who I thought was most influential and why.
You developed a new drug that you believe is effective in reducing appetite. As a result of some preliminary research, you have been given a small grant to design an experiment that tests the effectiveness of this new drug on morbidly obese individuals. Clearly describe the potential threats to both the internal and external
What is verbal learning? What variables have an impact on the acquisition and retention of "verbal" information?
This solution answer's questions as to what verbal learning is, and what variables most impact the acquisition and retention of "verbal" learning. Variables described include: the serial position effect, paired associate learning, free recall, and the primacy/recency effect.
Which step in the ethical decision-making process is most important? Which step in the ethical decision-making process is most difficult? What are your reasons?
This solution answer's the questions and reasons as to which ethical decision-making step is most important, and which ethical decision-making process is most difficult and why. Step 1 is chosen as the most important, and step 15 is chosen as the most difficult.
Identify the consumer needs, perceptions and attitudes of teenagers as a consumer group.
1) For this discussion, briefly describe some of the requirements of this analysis and indicate whether or not the Pearson correlation is appropriate for all types of data. 2) In addition, be sure to address what a positive or negative correlation indicates. 3) Finally, explain why a strong correlation does not signify
An applicant with a provisional offer of employment, is required to earn certain scores on several selection tests among other job application requirements. He had significant trouble with one of the required tests, and his score was low enough that he would have failed the assessment and would be ineligible for hire if this had
Please help with the following abnormal psychology problem. Step by step discussions are provided. When designing an experiment, the research hypothesis may be directional or non-directional. 1) Identify the differences between a directional and non-directional hypothesis. 2) Discuss how the directionality is relat
What is the role of educational research in qualitative methods and survey design research? What are the types of reasoning it relies on? What is the role of survey and online research in regards to educational research?
Please help with the following problem. Identify a hypothetical counseling scenario (client's presenting concern) in which you would appropriately use the Gestalt empty-chair technique. In your answer, briefly describe how you would actually implement the empty-chair technique and provide a rationale for its use.
Describe the basic tenets of the qualitative form of theory and the mixed methods form of theory. Analyze the relationship between the two. How do both theories relate to clinical psychology and research in such a field?
Why is it important to pilot test items?
Psychology professionals need to avoid giving false information. One example is someone saying they are a psychologist with a Ph.D. when they only have a Master's degree. What areas will a professional in the field need to be aware of when advertising? What information is acceptable by the Code and what information is seen as a
I need with an analysis and evaluation of the author's use of literature in the article: Policeman or Friend? Dilemmas in Working with Homeless Young People in the United Kingdom Liz McGrath Nancy Pistrang Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 63, No. 3, 2007, pp. 589--606
How might an individual develop differently in a collectivist versus an individualistic culture? How would the identity have been impacted by the culture they were raised in? Also, how would this person identity differ if they were raised in the other type of culture?
1.) In psychotherapy, what is an informed consent and what should it include? 2.) Discuss dual relationships.