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Concerns with workplace drug testing

Offer a critical judgment regarding the ethical and legal implications of drug testing given the various factors outlined below: 1) Types of drug tests (urinalysis, sweat tests, and etc.) 2) Reliability of drug testing methods 3) Types of drug testing programs (mandatory, voluntary, and etc.) 4)

Human Motivation

Explain the role of learning in human motivation. Provide at least three (3) examples that specifically tie learning to human motivation and the reduction of stress, improved happiness, and self-esteem. (Three separate scenarios.) Your explanation should be well developed and the examples should be specific. Cite all references

Drug Use in the Workplace

In what ways might an employer act as an enabler to an employee using drugs? How can this be avoided? What in the work environment might encourage drug use? Discourage it?

Goals of therapy are examined.

What is the difference between positive and negative reinforcement? Is there a definitive difference? These questions are considered.

Law - Euthanasia

The laws that deal with the issue of euthanasia (physician assisted suicide) and self-induced suicide differ across country and state. The 'ethical right to decide the course of a person's own death' often does not include the right to end your life, but rather the right to withhold treatments, life supports, and the likes, (wit

Ethical issues surrounding palliative care are noted.

Is it ethically acceptable to provide aggressive palliative care that is likely or even certain to hasten a patient's death? What ethical ideas inform your perspective on this issue? Under which conditions is it appropriate for a physician to deny a patient's desired palliative treatment? For example, is it ethically acceptab

Euthanasia and the Right to Die

I need help and guidance on these questions, to help get me started. Thank you. 1. Is Will's request to reprogram the morphine machine justified by an ethical right to decide the course of his own death? 2. Do patients have the right to request that physicians help them die? If so, under what conditions is a physician oblig

This posting addresses issues as they relate to human motivation.

These tasks are modeled along with research links: a. Choose one of the theories on the attached word document and describe how this theory would and would not be applicable if applied to two or more workplace situations drawn for personal experience (real or made-up). b. In the case in which the selected theory was not

Cognitive Characteristics

I need help describing the cognitive characteristics of high school students. I have attached a description.

Maslow Hierarchy

In a typical workday, which of the needs noted in Maslow's hierarchy motivates you to engage in various activities?

Achievement, affiliation, and cognitive dissonance

An employee is repeatedly asked to work late when her children are waiting for her attention. Her desire for career advancement and her desire to spend quality time in parenting are incompatible in this job. In terms of achievement, affiliation, and cognitive dissonance, describe what you believe is motivating this individual an


It is possible to motivate a student to obtain an "A" grade if he or she does not value an "A" grade more than a "C" grade. Support your answer. Please come from the point of view that it is not possible.

Perceptual processes of stereotyping are explored.

This posting offers psychological insight into this scenario: "Josh and Jane enter a crowded party hosted by a casual acquaintance. Overwhelmed by all the sights, sounds, and smells, they start to size up the room, noting jocks over by the bar and nerds standing around outside. What are the perceptual processes that trigger t

Family Therapy is discussed.

Of the many approaches to family counselling ,this job lists some good reasons for preferring to choose Satir's Human Validation Process Model.

Explains the nine-step decision making model delineated by Bersoff

Explain the decision making model below: Bersoff delineates a nine step method first suggested by Koocher and Keith-Spiegel consisting of the following steps: 1. Determine the matter is an ethical one 2. Consult available guidelines that might apply to a specific identification and possible resolution 3. Consider, as bes

Counselling Psychology

The difference between Bandura's concept of self-efficacy and the general concept of self-esteem is noted.

Counselling Psychology

Do you think that one of the key elements in the informed consent process is a statement of intent from the therapist about who they are, values, life experience? To what extent is this an important part of the initial session? should this be included in the first session?

Counselling Psychology: Brief Therapy

Our text states that many therapists are moving towards the use of briefer therapy due to societal pressures for accountability and cost-effectiveness. However, in the Ikonen article (p.16), the importance of order and pace during self-observation is mentioned. If self-observation occurred quickly, it might be a huge shock to th

The use of the couch in psychoanalysis is discussed.

In classical or "orthodox" psychoanalysis, Freud would invite his clients (called "analysands") to lie down on a couch and talk freely about anything that came to mind, as they self-reflected (the process of free association). All along, Freud would be seated on a chair behind the client, out of the client's sight (yet able to s

Client - Counsellor Relationship in Behaviour

Considering the role and nature of the client/therapist relationship in behaviour therapy. How would you rate the importance of the relationship component in behaviour therapy, compared to other counselling approaches?