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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?

Question about Human Motivation.

1) How does the quality of leadership impact employee motivation? 2) Why is trust so critical to the implementation of all the motivational applications? 3) How does effective communication impact/effect the motivational climate of an organization?

Group Therapy for Specific Populations

I'm trying to find information on group therapy for lesbian, gay, and bisexual population. Specifically, what types of issues this particular population faces in group therapy setting compared to a general population group setting. It alos provides specific guidelines for the therapist.

Counselling Psychology - Laws, Ethics and Morals

In their professional life, counsellors are always considering moral, ethical, and legal implications of their daily activities. Can you briefly distinguish among those three kinds of implications and specify to what degree they follow more or less clear-cut, unambiguous standards or requirements?

Explaining Emotions

Complete this diary over a period of 3 days. During waking hours, write down the various emotions that you experience at preset times during the day. You must write down your emotions at least 7 times each day, and you may select when those times will be. If you want, you may use Izard's Differential Emotions Scale (which is: an

A counselling situation is noted.

Loretta and Bart come to you for marriage counseling. In the first session you see them as a couple. Loretta says that she can't keep going on the way they have been for the past several years. She tells you that she would very much like to work out a new relationship with him. He says that he does not want a divorce and is will

Theory and Practice of Counseling & Psychotherapy (Gerald Corey, 7th ed.)

Based on the book Theory and Practice of Counseling & Psychotherapy 7th Edition written by Gerald Corey, write a 10-page integrative paper summarizing your reactions to the theories presented in the book. You will need to integrate the theories into a personal working theory/approach of your own. Any help will be much apprec

Motivation, Emotion and Learning

Can you please elaborate ( 4-5 para) on the attached Diary of Emotions, was it difficult to measure your naturally-occurring various emotions? Why? Your answer should include multiple theories of emotion.

This is a shortened version (but still quite long) of my MSc project which looked at the relationship between stigma, quality of life and epilepsy. This work is suitable for anyone looking for information on epilepsy, and for those writing an MSc or similar level project.

This is a shortened version (but still quite long) of my MSc project which looked at the relationship between stigma, quality of life and epilepsy. This work is suitable for anyone looking for information on epilepsy, and for those writing an MSc or similar level project (using qualitative or quantitative analysis). The

Culture and Grief/Mourning

Do you think people in mourning behave differently according to their culture? Is grief a universal emotion.

What is system of inquiry?

We're supposed to get our code of ethics from our work place and develop a system of inquiry from that code of ethics. I don't have a clue what a system of inquiry is or how to develop this program.

Profile Report

? Interview a person you feel comfortable asking about their personality and attitudes. ? Submit your Profile Report. For this project you will choose a person who is close to your own age and interview that person to learn more about them. In addition to the interview compare and contrast the responses from your interview w