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Summarizing a Study

Select a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article. This article must be an original research project published within the past five years. The study should illustrate preparedness. In your own words, summarize the research design, procedures, and results of the study. How do I get started?

Paraphilia and other sexual fetishes

Paraphilia is a condition involving sex fetishes where sexual arousal and gratification depend on fantasizing about, and engaging in, sexual behavior that is atypical and extreme. Describe the symptoms of three different forms of paraphilia. What do all paraphilias have in common? Based on research, why do researchers suggest o

Construct Validity and Face Validity

Please help me with this question: Construct validity/validity measures the usefulness of a test for specific purposes. For instance, tests of depression, such as the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), correlate well with clinician assessments of depression, so they can be considered valid measures of depression. On the other h

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Learning Principles

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on the role of experience and attempts to reduce anxiety by simulated exposure to the inciting stimulus. Proponents of this treatment believe anxiety is a learned behavior. Why might this type of therapy be connected to learning principles?

Behavior Modification Program

Can you please help me with this question? I need to select a behavior that I wish to change in myself and design a basic behavior modification program to change this behavior. 1. Discuss the behavior to be changed and write a target behavior definition. 2. Choose the best program of behavior modification for your target

Biases: Knowingly Allowing Bias to Control Testimony

Use the section entitled, "Knowingly Allowing Bias to Control Testimony," on pages 384-385 from the following article, Reid, W. H. (2002). Law and psychiatry: Ethics and forensic work. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 8, 380-385. Answer the following questions: 1) What is your reaction to the two cases presented? Could yo

Theraputic Role vs. Forensic Role

Please help with compare and contrast therapeutic and forensic relationships and identify at least 10 differences with supporting examples.

Ethical Decision-Making Model: Eight Steps

Please help to explain eight steps in the ethical decision-making model proposed by Bush, Connell, and Denney. Analyze the model and describe the strengths and weaknesses of the model in ethical decision making. Ethical Decision-Making Model Bush, S.S., Connell, M.A., & Denney, R.L. (in press). Ethical Issues in Forensic

Ensuring Test Reliability

Can you help me think about factors you might consider and steps you might take to ensure reliability of an intelligence test and why these factors and steps are important? Thanks

Test Item Reliability

Can you provide me with a brief description of a specific testing scenario. Then describe one reliable test item and one unreliable test item for that testing scenario. Finally, explain what determines whether an item is reliable or unreliable within the scenario presented.

Identifying Microskills

Briefly describe specific instances in which each of the following microskills are effectively demonstrated: paraphrasing, active listening, reframing, and reflection. In your description of each instance, explain how the therapist effectively demonstrated the microskill.

Culture and the Process of Death

Using your own cultural background of African decent, describe how your family of origin views the process of death. How does your family grieve or mourn for an older relative who has died? If you have never experienced this, how do you think they would deal with the death of an older relative? What similarities and differences

Neuropsychological Testing - Clock Drawing Test

Select 5 people of any age available and willing to participate in your first attempt at administering neuropsychological assessments. Administer the "Clock Drawing Test". It is easiest to observe behavior if this test is administered one to one. Here are your directions: Materials Needed: 5 pieces of white paper, 1 pencil.

Intelligence Theories - G Factor and S Factor

Explain the difference between the "g" factor and the "s" factor in intelligence theories. Describe how the degree of overlap between the ovals represents the degree of correlation between tests.

Handling and Managing Resistance

The case: You have been asked by the State Corrections Office to implement a reform program in the local Juvenile Corrections Facility. The head of the facility is Louis Jackson, an African-American corrections officer who has risen in the ranks from being a prison guard, and through in-service training and a good work record

Psychological trends

Identify the implications of these two trends for a student who is pursuing a career in psychology. If there is no implication, identify the trend in which it applies too. Will either of these two trends impact their career choice? 1: Psychology of persuasion, instant persuasion using trends and passion. 2: The state of

Psychology of Persuasion and Corporate Coaching

What are the major key aspects and ramifications of the trend toward utilizing the psychology of persuasion and the trend toward corporate coaching? Identify the implications of these trends for an individual who may be pursuing a career in psychology. Are there trends which impact their career choice?

Eliminating Bias in Quantitative Research

What are some ways a researcher can eliminate bias from subjects or participants in quantitative research? This solution reviews some of the common types of bias and threats to validity in quantitative research such as history, maturation, regression, selection, mortality, diffusion of treatment, testing, and instrumentation. It

Validity in Burger's experimental design

Can you explain the choice of design and threats to validity in an experimental design, including an evaluation of the choice of design, the Burger's rationale for the design choice, the types of validity presented and the critical differences among them, Burgers performance in explaining them, how I would assess the study's val

Requirements for Case Management

The monitoring of services to a client is important for many reasons. What are some of the reasons that the state and federal government require monitoring of services? What do you, as a clinician, see as a good reason to monitor services and keep case notes?

Remaining Objective and Ethical in Research

What advice would you give to a researcher to put personal beliefs aside and remain objective and ethical? Example: A researcher has a younger brother serving in the Army in Iraq, and the family is extremely proud of the brother's patriotism. Sadly, the brother was recently killed when the army vehicle he was in was bombed. A

Inappropriate Statements in Sexuality Counseling

Can you give me an example of a statement that a sexuality counselor could make in a counseling session that a client might interpret as inappropriate or offensive and explain why? Then explain when, if ever, it might be appropriate to use slang in sexuality counseling sessions.

Research a disorder by using the manual DSM.

The treatment of mental illness is to define a particular disorder. In 1952, the APA published DSM. This manual attempted to classify disorders based on a standardized set of symptoms. Over the years, the manual has been revised with the DSM-IV-TR (text revision, 2000) being the latest one. The purpose of a classification system

Multiple Baseline Design

Can you explain the features of Multiple Baseline Design and situations in which the design would be effective or ineffective?

Compare and Contrast Validity and Reliability

Can you help me understand the importance of reliability and validity in psychological assessment and compare and contrast the difference between validity and reliability in standardized testing? Please also give me an example of internal validity, external validity, and reliability. Also, why are they both important in standard

Lifespan Development in Psychology

What are two theories of lifespan development and how do they relate to psychology? How does the environment and heredity relate to lifespan development and how do they interact to produce individual differences in development?

Treatment Through Behavior Modification

I am having issues understanding this problem. Jackie has been afraid of dogs since she was a toddler. When she was three years old, she was playing in her front yard when a neighbor's dog came up to her and bit her hand. The bite required a trip to the pediatrician and several stitches. Twenty years later, she can remember e