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Abnormal Psychology

Cause and Effect

Example: In our daily lives, we often conduct little experiments to detect cause-and-effect connections. If you are interested in gardening, for example, you might try adding plant food to one bed of flowers but not another and then ask the question: Does the use of plant food (the independent variable) affect the size of the f

Article Comparison

Obtain an article on a psychology topic - one article from a scholarly journal and one from a popular media source such as Psychology Today and other similar journals. Think about the differences you find between the scholarly article and the article from the popular media source. How do the styles differ? Is one more reliabl

Empathy Practice for Clients

Review the client's comments and statements in the script for a mock role-play session (See Attachment). Complete the counselor's sections of the script by replying only with empathic responses.

Case Study: Empathy

After reading the Theories in Action: Person-Centered Counseling role-play (see attachment). In what specific ways, verbally and non-verbally, did the counselor in the person-centered role-play convey empathy? Describe how you could see that he was "being" with the client and creating the therapeutic environment. If you were wor

Contrast the difference between intelligence and achievement.

Provide an explanation of the difference between intelligence and achievement. Then briefly describe the two environmental and/or biological influences you selected. Explain the effects of each influence on intelligence and achievement. Be specific and provide examples from resources.

Strategies for Information Gathering and Screening and Assessments

Describe the information-gathering strategies you learned about in this course and how they would be useful to you as a clinician doing the assessment report. Which assessment strategies are most comfortable for you to use and which do you see as challenging? Explain why.

Proxemics and haptics in counseling

Please explain appropriate use of proxemics and haptics in a counseling session with an African American (black) client (and the counselor is white).

How to augment listening skills and empathy.

It is common for beginning counselors to acknowledge they are good listeners. This trait is often cited as a reason for pursuing a career as a counselor. What do you know about the relationship between being a good listener and employing empathy? In other words, what have you learned about the therapeutic process and building ra

Analysis of Our Environmental Future

Part 1: Think about this statement: "We do not own the land; we are just borrowing it from future generations." Explain what you think this statement means. Do you agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer. Part 2: Describe our environmental future.

Effects of Natural Resource Depletion

How do you feel about the assertion that industrialized nations are depleting natural resources, particularly from developing countries? Explain your answer. What are the short-and long-term effects of such depletion?

List two effective characteristics and/or behaviors in the case study.

I need at least two effective characteristics and/or behaviors in the case study and explain why they were effective. I need at least two ineffective characteristics and/or behaviors and explain why they were ineffective. Explain what impact the presence of effective and ineffective characteristics/behaviors might make on th

Workplace relationships are encompassed.

Provide a short explanation of a workplace relationship of the chronic complainer that was not as positive as you desired Describe how you can or could have chosen differently to perhaps generate a more effective outcome.

Advice to maintain a work-life balance is provided.

Work-life balance has become an important area of discussion considering the long hours that many people work given the global economy. What are some ways to maintain a work-life balance while moving up the career ladder, raising a family, and maintaining a healthy relationship with a spouse or partner? Explain why you believe t

Differential Reinforcement and Behavior

Provide a written example of a behavior problem to which a Differential Reinforcement method may be applied, and how you would address the problem with one such approach (specify a procedure).

The Biology of Beauty

Please explain exactly how and why evolution works to sculpt all human behavior (not just mating preferences). Discuss witnessed life observations and experiences on how men and women try to find mates (sex partners, boy/girlfriends, spouses, etc.) are consistent or inconsistent with parental investment.

Motivation and Behavior Changes

Why do people often resist efforts to change their behavior? Does motivation come only from within? Why must today's managers understand and utilize various motivational strategies? How do the various theories of motivation predict behavior in organizations?

Case study: Shana & family

Shana, 31, mom Jason, 15, son Maria, 13 Adam, 11 Ex-husband, the custodial parent, name unknown Shana takes her three children to see you. They are now in your office, the four of them. Shana talks for herself and her three children and here is what she says: I really need help and my neighbor said you would

Cultural Bias in Standardized Testing

Conduct a literature search (through ProQuest, Ebsco Host, etc.) and review 5-7 articles on multicultural issues and standardized test use with a particular population (special population) of your choice. Popular magazines, news articles, and unpublished articles will not be allowed. The literature review should focus on the mos

Job satisfaction is reiterated. What factors influence your job satisfaction?

What factors influence your job satisfaction? Reference: Jex, S. M. & Britt, T. W. (2008). Organizational psychology: A scientist-practitioner approach (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Job Satisfaction among University Faculty: Individual, Work, and Institutional Determinants. (2011). Journal of Higher Education, 82(2), 1

Analysis of the College Admissions Process

Imagine that you have been contracted to create a test to assist in the admission process at a university. What factors would you consider and what steps would you take to ensure reliability and validity of this test? Explain why these factors and steps are important. Include references.