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Abnormal Psychology

Theories from Guthrie and Estes are explicated.

1) Edwin Ray Guthrie was a behaviorist who performed a great deal of research in the area of habit-breaking. Choose a habit that people are commonly trying to break. Apply Guthrie's work on habit-breaking. What needs to be in place for someone to break a habit? Discuss the difficulty in breaking habits. 2) William Kaye Estes is

Explain How an Individual Develops a Self-Concept

- Define the concept of the self. - Explain how an individual develops a self-concept. - Explain the relationship between the self and emotion and how this relationship affects an individual's self-esteem. - Explain the relationship between the self and behavior and how this relationship affects an individual's self-presentat

Dissonance theory and cognitive dissonance

What is dissonance theory? How does dissonance theory affect attitude change? Provide a personal example of a time when you experienced cognitive dissonance in your own life.

Attachment Style and Relationships

Robert Sternberg created his triangular theory of love based on three dimensions: passion, intimacy, and commitment. The degree to which a relationship demonstrates these three dimensions determines the type of love relationship. People begin love relationships with those who care for them as children. These early relationships


What are some ethical considerations associated with conducting assessments and writing psychological reports?

Behaviorial and Social/Cognitive Approaches to Forming Habits

Briefly analyze the formation of habits using behavioral and social/cognitive approaches and cover the following areas: Analyze one of your habits. How did you develop this habit? Were there role models for this habit? Which people influenced the adoption of this habit? Why do you continue it? Has there been a time when y

Community and Ethics

As an ethical counselor how will you promote change (please provide example)? In what specific areas do you see change being needed (ex education)? Discuss an example of a counselor you know or have heard of that has made a positive contribution to her/his community.

Skinner and Hull: Theories of Learning

1) Theoretical concepts associated with Skinner: Punishment: restate the definition in your own words. Discuss its contribution to the body of knowledge on learning. 2) Select two significant points you feel are important to note about Hull and his work, and put them in bullet point fashion, elaborate on your selection of th

Abnormal Psychology Origins

- Briefly describe the historical origins of abnormal psychology - Give a brief overview of how abnormal psychology evolved into a scientific discipline

Choose stage

Need assistance with the following scenario from a different perspective: Sherry and Phil are the divorced parents of three children--Susie (12), Greg (10), and Bridgette (6). They have been divorced for five years after an eight-year marriage. Sherry and Phil attempt to co-parent their children and share equal custody but live

The answer to Ethical Dilemmas - The Case of Ward and June

What is the best solution for this case ethical dilemma? Is getting a second opinion (like a child psychiatrist etc) a part of the solution? How can the school psychologist prepare to help Brett? How can the school psychologist help the parents? Case (see attached for better formatting): The Case of Ward and June War


What is screening? Discuss screening of group members from an ethical perspective. What effects can successful screening have on the overall life of a group? Discuss involuntary group participation? is it beneficial? Support your decision utilizing the ethical codes adding any additional references as needed.


What is a co-leadership? Is it ethically beneficial to have a co-leader in a group? As a co-leader, how would you best utilize your co-leader to deal with a client that has become upset or a client that is unwilling to open up? What personality traits would you most look for in the selection of a co-leader?

Collaborative Therapy Perspective (apa resources to support answers)

What are the principles of collaborative therapy? Consider Lisa's situation from a Collaborative Therapy perspective. Then, write a post that addresses the following: 1.From this perspective, who would you want to attend the majority of sessions? Why? 2.Describe what the role of the therapist would be from this perspecti

Approaches to Learning: Compare and contrast Kuhn and Poppe

1) Considering there are different opinions about the definition of learning, different types of learning, such as classical and instrumental, and differences in how people learn, how can this information be applied? Discuss implications for using this information in a variety of settings such as clinical, counseling, industrial

Psychodynamic Perspective

Explain psychodynamic perspective and how culture, ethnicity and race may influence behavior and why psychologists need to take these factors into account?

Evolution theory examples are offered.

Define briefly the meaning of "evolution theory". Provide examples of how the formulation of "evolution theory" impacted the development of psychology as a formal discipline. Explain briefly the German model of higher education and how it influenced universities in America and psychology today.

Important information about Solution-Focused Therapy

Review the Lisa case study. This week, consider Lisa's situation from a Solution-Focused perspective. -From this perspective, who would you want to attend the majority of sessions? Why? -Describe what the role of the therapist would be from this perspective. - Describe what the assessment process would look like fro

Issues of Diversity

Feminist View (article review) Research a professional journal article that address feminism within the context of a reported intervention. -Summarize the article or articles, noting the main points. - With what do you agree and disagree? Discuss any cultural bias you noted on the part of the therapist or ways in which t

Ethical dilemma

What's the ethical dilemma in this case? What did the counselor do wrong? What could the counselor do differently? Case study: Ward and June Brett is a ten year old son of June and Ward. They visited Brett's school psychologist who tested and assessed Brett on their request. The results showed that Brett has ADD and a

Explain Solution Focused Therapy related to the attached case study.

I need an outline of how the solution focused therapy method will be applied to this case study and a model description.(apa resources needed). Model Description Provide a brief overview of the history of the selected model and its founders, and discuss the essential ideas of the approach. Cite original sources, and be sur

The Effects of Population Density and Noise

Analyze the effect of population density and noise on individuals. As a part of your analysis be sure to address the following items: - Describe the concepts of territoriality, privacy, and personal space. - Examine how the concepts of territoriality, privacy, and personal space have become increasingly important a

Reframing/ Positive connotation

Reframing and positive connotation are two hallmarks of the MRI and Milan approaches. Compare and contrast the ideas of reframing and positive connotation: -Describe how they are alike and distinguishing ways in which they are different (need apa resources) -And provide examples that show understanding of the differences