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Intellectual, emotional and cultural competencies

Our text mentions that there are different ways to demonstrate competence: intellectual, emotional, cultural, etc. I need help understanding this within the context of psychology. Can you think of a variety of competencies that are needed, and how they might be demonstrated?

Contrast qualitative and quantitative studies.

Instruction: Answer the question below and make sure to provide sources/references to support your answer. 1. What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative studies, with regard to the use of the term validity? 2. List your references/sources

social constructionism

A key concept within the postmodern perspective is social constructionism. Based on your readings (Rober,hoffman). respond to the following: 1. Describe how language is viewed within the social constructionism perspective, and the influence of relationships and conversation in creating both problems and solutions. 2. How is t

Definition of Competence

Please help with the following problem. What is the definition of "competence", as applied to the practice of a psychologist? (This is NOT referring to a legal definition of competence regarding a patient). What are the specific competences that a professional psychologist should possess? Why is competence considered to be

Short analysis; causes of psychiatric disturbances.

Given these symptoms, what are the diagnostic possibilities, including both psychiatric diagnostic possibilities and other causes? Keep your answer to a page or less. You don't need to discuss every detail of your treatment just indicate the possible etiologies in a general way and the steps you would take to diagnose, treat a

Important information about probabilistic reasoning

1. What is the concept of probabilistic reasoning? How do probability statistics help individuals understand societal trends? 2.How do you feel about coincidences? Do you accept or are you the type of person who attempts to explain them? Why?


Discuss the historical development of biopsychology.

Choosing Interventions

Please help with the following problem about choosing inventions. How would a counseling psychologist choose a specific intervention and where does theory fit into choose, treatment/care plan, the diagnosis, the goal and or objective fit? To what degrees would interventions chosen be based on the characteristics of the clien

Cybernetics overview

1. Compare and contrast first-order and second-order cybernetics, citing the qualities and characteristics of each. 2. Describe an interaction you have observed, from a first-order perspective. Then, describe it from a second-order perspective, including yourself in the description, this time. For example: * Firs

Reactance Theory

Reactance theory was proposed by Jack Brehm (1966) in which he concluded that when individuals feel that their freedom is being threatened, they react in an oppositional manner (Brehm & Brehm, 1981). Specific behavioral elements of reactance theory explain that individuals who perceive a threat to their freedom often demonstrate

When are dual relationships not harmful?

When are dual relationships not harmful? The general rule is to avoid dual relationships. Those that are permitted are usually when it is un-avoidable (such as in a small town) and clearly not harmfull. However, it is more rare to come up with a situation when a dual relationship would be actually desirable and beneficial.

Abnormal behavior causes and treatment

Please help with the following problem about abnormal psychology. Provide at least 300 words in the solution. Discuss causes of abnormal behavior (spiritual, physical, emotional, etc.) and what should be included in treatment of abnormal behavior.

Boundary crossings or dual relationships

Please help with the following problem. Is it always possible to prevent boundary crossings or dual relationships? Why or why not? Can you think of situations when these boundaries might be unavoidably crossed, and how it might be handled in the most ethical way?

Short summary for each question; Social learning, Cognitive, Behavioral theory

My theories is behavior and social cognitive. Explain how these theories will influence the future of psychology. Explain if there is a new method that you can apply to or research in psychology. Explain how the information in this presentation affects your worldview. Explain how you used critical or creative thinki

Ethics in Psychological Research-Deception in Research

Examine the issue of deception in research in ethics and psychological research. Address the following items: a. Define ethics b. Discuss the concept of risk/benefit ratio. c. Describe deception in research d. Evaluate the impact of deception in research on psychological research e. Format according to APA standards *Pr

Asssumptions in therapy

Compare and contrast the following assumptions underlying each approach Individual Therapy Asks why? Linear cause and effect Meaning of reality objectivity Observer. Couple and family therapy: Asks "what" Reciprocal causality Meaning of reality-subjectivity Observer-Participant

Research Methodology

A. Give two examples, each, of what role research plays in your life, and what role does research play in the field of psychology? b. Describe ethics in relation to research. Why are professional ethics and a healthy understanding of ethics important for research?

Short essay answer: psychotherapies and theories

Module 6 chapter outline module 36 Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches to Treatment Psychodynamic Approaches to Therapy Behavioral Approaches to Therapy Cognitive Approaches to Therapy module 37 Psychotherapy: Humanistic and Group Approaches to Treatment Humanistic Therapy Interperson

Psychologists Standards of Ethics

It is always unfortunate to hear of these incidents, as they are very disturbing to the employees, and diminish the professional atmosphere. It sounds like it was particularly disturbing to you as it took place in a what should be a professional atmosphere. This raises a question for those of us in the helping professions, p

Common sense and peoples' beliefs

What are the connections between common sense and people's beliefs, and how do these differences and connections relate to critical thinking and to being a scholar-practitioner in the mental health counseling profession?

Availability heuristic

You are the commissioner of a state lottery system that sponsors daily and weekly drawings. Lottery tickets have not been selling well over the past few months. Describe at least two ways you could take advantage of people's use of the availability heuristic to boost sales. Explain why you would judge your tactics to be fair or

A Clockwork Orange (film) elements

A Clockwork Orange (film) according to A Clockwork Orange (film) 1) give an example of calssical conditioning 2) what is the conditioned and unconditioned stimuli and responses in the two examples of classical conditioning 3) give example of group think.explain 4) give example of group polarization. explain

Intelligence Definition and Measurement

Please help me get started with the following: Select two assessments of intelligence and two achievement tests. *DO NOT USE AN APTITUDE TEST* Analyze the four instruments: 1. Compare and contrast several major definitions of intelligence. DO NOT use definitions from dictionaries. Definitions of intelligence should be obt

A Clockwork Orange (film) is examined in terms of Freudian theory.

Please help with these problems about abnormal psychology. Provide at least 200 words. 1) Based on Freud's Psychosexual stages, what stage is he fixated on? Explain 2) If you had to diagnose Alex with a personality disorder based on his behaviors and beliefs, which one would you choose? Explain.

identical and fraternal twins

What are ways that behavior genetics uses twin studies to understand the effects of hereditary and the environment? response is 596 words plus references


How is the field of psychology similar to other sciences? How is it different? Do you believe that psychology should be classified as a science? What are the advantages and disadvantages to being classified as a science? response is 478 words plus a reference