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External rewards research

According to research some have argued that rewards are detrimental and does not serve the purpose of the motivation. Rewards are seen as effective in getting people to perform an activity, but once the rewards are no longer available, people's intrinsic motivation to engage in activities is undermined. On the other side of the

Correlation Hypotheses: Maternal Smoking

A study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry (Brennan, Grekin & Mednick, 1999) found that babies of mothers who smoke are at higher risk for criminal behavior in adulthood than babies of mothers who do not smoke. The researchers examined the arrest histories for over 4,000 34 year old men. The number of cigarettes the


Do internal and external sources need to be complementary for motivation to occur? Is it possible, for example, to motivate a student to obtain an A grade if he or she does not value an A grade more than a C grade? Explain your answer.

Multiple Racial Identities

What are your thoughts about the implications of the complexity of identity, and what is the best way to utilize the information learned about each cultural group when working with an individual with multiple identities, particularly racial identities, in counseling/therapy?

Overview of Plagiarism

Provide a summary of what is learned from using the citation generator and plagiarism checker resources for academic work in college and how you can use them in the future.

Child sexual abuse effects

The case involves a man that sexually abuses his eight year-old daughter. Please explain the following: biological psychodynamic cognitive behavioral components of child sexual abuse by a parent

Licensed psychiatrists in the field of abnomal psychology

In terms of licensed psychiatrist please explain: 1) How psychiatrist utilize the concept of abnormal psychology 2) Analyze the LEGAL and ETHICAL issues related to psychiatry 3 Describe some specific "research based" examples of how knowledge of mental disorders can be applied OUTSIDE the therapeutic environment (business, edu


1-Suppose one of your classmates asks you to proofread a paper before he or she submits it for a grade. When reviewing the document you begin to suspect that some portions are plagiarized. How would you approach your classmate about your concerns? What advice could you offer and what tools would you recommend to help that classm

Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Citations

Read the following paragraph: Decision making is a process by which several possibilities are considered and prioritized, resulting in a clear choice of one option over others. Decision making is a fact of life personally and in business. We make dozens of decisions each day. Some decisions are simple, while others are co

Motivational types are exemplified.

Evaluate the intrinsic and extrinsic motivators in light each of the five approaches stated below. 1). Instinct Approaches 2). Drive-Reduction Approaches 3). Arousal Approaches 4). Incentive Approaches: Motivation-Pull 5). Maslow's Hierarchy

motivational approaches in Psychology

Discuss intrinisic and extrinsic motivation from the cognitive approach and evaluate the intrinsic and extrinsic motivators in light of other motivational approaches.

Stages in Biological Growth

What are the two stages that bodily growth and changes have their greatest impact on an individual's psychological, social, and emotional development, and why. Also please explain the various ways these changes impact psychological, social, and emotional development. Please give scholarly references less than ten years old.

The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1990 is summarized and the controversy regarding immunity for those who report child abuse is discussed

All major helping professions throughout the world have codes outlining guidelines for ethical practice. The codes promote professional empowerment by assisting professionals to a) keep good practice b) protect their clients, c) safeguard their autonomy, and d) enhance the profession. Ethical codes would also be summarized by

Qualitative and Quantitative

Provide a brief summary of each of the articles along with a description of the approach taken by each author. Compare and contrast the approaches in terms of what was studied and what was found. Finally, state whether or not you think each author selected the best approach, and explain why or why not.

Generic, problem specific, and idiosyncratic formulation models are clarified.

Situation, emotion, thought, and behavior are the central features of cognitive behavioral case formation (Grant, Townend, Mills & Cockx, 2009). They are the basis of case formulation and they focus on a client's interpretation of an event rather than the event itself (Grant, Townend, Mills & Cockx, 2009). The function of cog

Define citizenship behavior.

What is organizational citizenship behavior? Does the organization for which you work support this concept? If so, how? If not, why not?

Goal-Setting Theory

What are the major predictions of goal-setting theory? Have these predictions been supported by research?

The importance of values clarification for individuals engaged in a job search

In the text, Organizational Psychology, the author discusses the importance of values clarification for individuals engaged in a job search. Have you ever engaged in such a process? If so, what did you learn about yourself and your values in relationship to your career goals? If not, what do you think about this approach toward

What is the DSM-IV-TR?

What is the DSM IV-TR? How does it guide the diagnosis of abnormal behavior? Do you think it is 100% reliable? Why or why not? What are the advantages and disadvantages of classification systems for abnormal behavior?

What are some differences between primary and secondary data?

What are some differences between primary and secondary data? Why must you use primary and secondary data in research? What are some disadvantages of using secondary sources to make decisions? Explain. 2) What are the differences between quantitative and qualitative data? List 1 or more example of each with explanation to sho