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Abnormal Psychology

B.F. Skinner Opinnion Question

Skinner claimed that, if we want to produce a society where everyone is happy (read: gets lots of positive reinforcement), then we ought to concern ourselves with the unflinching and straightforward control of behavior. Skinner likened his approach to a technology of behavior -- a clear tool for the scientist to design a cul

Thoughts on Hypnosis

Please go to the following link on Hypnosis and read the article. Please write a summary of something that you found interesting or something new you learned about the topic. What are your thoughts on hypnosis?

Insurance coverage for therapists

What is the difference between a therapist who is on an insurance panel and a private fee practice? Do you think it is important for therapists to belong to insurance panels (accept insurance)? Why or why not? What are some of the common challenges of starting a private practice?

Intelligence as a combination of multiple traits or one trait

This discussion gives an argument for both agreeing with this statement and one disagreeing with this statement. The two examples support the "agree" side. There is one example for the "disagree" view. A reference is given for additional reading.

Logical Positivism

What is logical positivism? How is legitimate science consistent with logical positivism? Explain your answer.

Verbal and Nonverbal messages

Describe the effects that verbal and nonverbal communication can have on people's perceptions of each other when they are face to face and when they are in an online environment. Include suggestions for how people can improve how others perceive them when communicating in an online environment. Please support your statements wit

Balancing Practice Effects

How might a researcher balance practice effects in the following example? A researcher is interested in whether a particular reading curriculum is effective in improving reading skills in a population of 6th graders. The researcher wants to compare this specific curriculum that they developed to another popular curriculum deve

Repeated measures design

There are many situations that psychologists encounter where there are very few subjects in the population of interest. For example, perhaps a psychologist is looking to develop and intervention for teenagers who engage in self-mutilation. This disorder occurs relatively rarely, at a rate of about 18 people (ages 18 to 35) per 1

Variables and Research Results

What do you think when my classmate answers the question: What impact does this difference have on causal inferences? Please give and example of each. My classmate wrote: " The impact that this has on causal inferences, from my understanding, is when you have a specific group through the natural group design, one must con

Individual differences variables and manipulated independent variables

Individual differences variables are characteristics that cannot be changed, they vary across the population. Examples of independent difference variable are race, gender, religious affiliation and age. For the researcher, it is a variable that they cannot assign an individual to, and therefore are called natural groups design

Research proposal.

The questions are: 1. how do you decide how many people you are going to interview (or how many case files) and how do you make your expectations clear? ** do you get them to sign a written consent and outline the expectations in form. 2. would the purpose of this research be to determine if an individuals socioeco

Nature vs Nurture

Over the last century, there has been a great deal of discussion and research that has tried to determine the relative influence of nature and of nurture on intelligence. The consensus today is that both make a strong contribution. What is one piece of evidence showing that nature (genetics) makes a contribution and one showing

True or False considerations

1) True or False. Prejudice is a negative/belief; discrimination is a negative behavior. 2) True or False. Prejudice are schemas that influence how we notice and interpret events. 3) True or False. Most people feel more positively about women in general than they do about men. 4) True or False. We define who we are-our

Single-case studies

Problems and Exercises I (See the attached page) Description: A behavior therapist seeks to reduce the frequency of hitting behavior exhibited by a 6-year-old child in a classroom for emotionally disturbed children. The child frequently strikes other children and even the teacher. The therapist trains one of the teacher's

Discussion of Anxiety

Is there such a thing as healthy anxiety? Explain your answer. 250 to 300 words are needed.

Need assistance on the following topic: State Licensure

Can you explain the underlying rationale for licensing. Then, based on the Georgia state's licensing board, summarize in what you discovered about Georgia state's licensure requirements for professional counselors. Include the types of academic courses required, number of credit hours, number of supervised clinical hours needed,

Why Join a Professional Organization?

Can you describe why it is important for you to become a member of a professional organization such as, American Psychological Association or American Counseling Association. Based on any article, can you discuss a current issue that is affecting the field of counseling. A minimum of 250 words or more and please provide refer

Research proposal

Hi - I am having a little trouble answering/understanding the below questions for my research proposal. Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks!! :) RESEARCH QUESTION: What is the relationship between socioeconomic levels and child abuse? 1.Will participants be clearly and fully informed of the purpose of the rese

Motivation, Emotion, and Learning premises are briefly correlated.

Please take one of the Emotional Intelligence tests at the sites listed below. Reflect on your results and explore ways that you might develop an enhanced emotional IQ. The sites below have informal self-administered surveys that introduce the concept of EI in an interesting and personal way. There are also links at these sit

Freudian defense mechanisms

Describe at least three Freudian defense mechanisms and give examples of situations in which a person might use these defense mechanisms.