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Consider the developmental debate of nature vs. nurture.

1. How difficult is it to determine when each stage begins and ends, using biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional criteria? Contrast this discontinuity perspective with the continuity perspective. 2. Consider the developmental debate of nature vs. nurture. What traits are shaped more by nature, and which by nurture? On th

Problems in the biopsychosocial model over the biomedical model

1. Discuss the implications of the acceptance of the biopsychosocial model over the biomedical model. What is the role played by age, ethnicity, and SES? 2. Discuss the advantages of experimental and correlation studies. Why might a researcher choose one over the other?

neuropsychological processes cases

1. Elizabeth wants to find out if chewing bubble gum during an exam improves the test scores of her students. She knows she will have to give a test to her students, but she is not sure how to separate the control group from the experimental group. How should she do it? 2. Daffy Duck is in bad shape. A few too many direct h

What are the criteria for determining appropriate rigor in qualitative research?

Please help with some ideas so that I can address these questions: Submit a draft of two problem statements that address current situations, issues, or observations in your field of study or discipline. Each problem's description should be written in such a way as to lead to a different research method (quantitative, qualitat


Your client has t-scores greater than 70 on depression, psychopathic deviance, and schizophrenia on the MMPI-2. Would you feel comfortable diagnosing mental illness based on these results? Why or why not?

Determine the critical value and which type of hypothesis test was used

Please provide a step by step solution for the following problem. A researcher wants to determine whether alcohol increases the amount of motor coordination errors. She selects two samples of 25 participants each. One group receives 5 ounces of alcohol, while the other group receives 5 ounces of water. She then observes the

Damaged Limbic System

Explain the behavioral or functional changes that may occur as a result of damage to the limbic system. Then determine the rationale for the predicted changes or deficit.

Bias in Mental Health

What are some of your biases about mental health? How do you think you formed these biases?

Research Questions

Please Provide advise/ help in completing the following: 750 words: Write a description of a problem area that can be pursued as a topic. Include a brief discussion of the importance of addressing this problem as well as to your discipline. 150 words: What is the purpose of graduate-level research? What distinguishes re

Psychology 430 Team Dynamics For Managers

1.Analyze and discuss the attached performance analysis flowchart. Address in you discussion, how this flowchart might be useful in analyzing team performance, individual performance, address how this might aid in objectivity. What other uses could you put this flowchart to? How would it be helpful in correcting marginal pe

Ways of combating compassion fatigue in healthcare workers are explored.

I require assistance with writing a training guide in combating compassion fatigue in healthcare workers. 1. present the nature of the problem and its causes 2. explain the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the caregiver 3. give examples of coping strategies and resources for help and hope for the caregiver

Tarasoff Decision & HIPAA regulations

What is the Tarasoff Decision? How did it affect the professional practice of psychology? What was the Redmond v. Jaffee Supreme Court ruling? What impact did this ruling have on the concept of privileged communication? What are HIPAA regulations? How have these regulations impacted mental health care? How do you feel a

Intelligence of dropout delinquents

Some research has shown a lower level in overall intelligence of dropout delinquents living at home when compared to non-delinquent adolescents living at home. List and explain some of the causes of these overall intelligence differences.

Information on measures of intelligence and achievement

Compare constructs and measures of intelligence and achievement. contrast constructs and measures of intelligence and achievement. Give your definition of intelligence without using the dictionary. List examples of how intelligence can be measured in different ways

Dual Relationship and Boundaries

Here is a scenario: A close friend of yours is having difficulty with her teenage daughter. She knows you are a psychologist who specializes in adolescents. She asks if you would be willing to see her daughter for a few sessions to straighten her out. ? Define the concept of dual relationships ? Explain the challenges

Applied Research Project

I need help creating a proposal, my topic is how stress affects our health and relationships. ( key ideas and questions would be helpful or format). I understand that this assignment can not be done for me. The format for the Applied Project will be in the form of a proposal including: cover page, abstract, table of conte

Designing a Test

List and describe the 6 major steps in designing a test. Explain why each item is important and give examples that have not been given by classmates of why researchers follow a set order when organizing a test.

Ethical Issues in Psychology

Consider the below statements by Father Theodore Hesburgh, President, University of Notre Dame? "My basic principle is that you don't make decisions because they are easy, you don't make them because they are cheap, you don't make them because they are popular; you make them because they are right. Not distinguishing between

Group Therapy - Gestalt

What are some major ethical considerations that need to be addressed when using gestalt therapy approach? How to prevent some of these ethical problems?


What are boundary issues (crossings)? Which type of boundary issues are most prevalent in the field of psychology? Why? What is the difference between a "boundary crossing" and a "boundary violation"?

Dual Relationships - Field of Psychology

1. What are dual relationships? 2. What are the different types of dual relationships? 2. Is it possible for professionals in the field of psychology to prevent dual relationships from forming? If so, how? If not, why not? 200 WORDS PLEASE

Psychology Ethical Standards and Codes

Evaluate the impact of the APA's ethical standards and codes on professional practice in the field of psychology. Principle A: Beneficence and Nonmaleficence. Principle B: Fidelity and Responsibility. Principle C: Integrity. Principle D: Justice. Principle E: Respect for People's Rights and Dignity.

Attitude Measurement and Attitude Polling

What are the similarities and differences between attitude measurement and public opinion polling? Provide an example of each one. Which one of these two assessment tools would you prefer using, and why? Study books:Hogan, T. P. (2007). Psychology testing: A practical introduction (2nd, ed). New York: John Wiley & S


What are the steps in the ethical decision-making process ? Is each step relevant to every situation? Why or why not? Which step in the ethical decision-making process is the most important? Why? Which step in the ethical decision-making process is the most difficult? Why? Step 1. Identify the situation that requires ethical