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Forming Behavioral Influences

The Role of Behavioral Factors on Attitudes/Actions and experiences, as well as the observations of others' behaviors, can shape the attitudes you hold toward objects, issues, things, or people. One theory that attempts to explain behavioral influences on attitude formation is self-perception theory (Bem, 1972). According to thi

Evaluation and Application of Attitude Instruments

One goal of attitude measurement is to ensure reliability of scores. Researchers use a variety of techniques to assess the reliability of their instruments. One technique is internal consistency, which refers to whether or not the individual items on the instrument are assessing the same attitude construct. Another technique is

Should Boys and Girls Be Raised the Same Way?

I need help in developing points of my perspective. My position: "My law will apply in all respects to girls as much as to boys: the girls must be trained exactly like the boys...The present practice is in our own part of the world is the merest folly; it is pure folly that men and women do not unite to follow the same pursuits,

Attitude Measurement

Attitude Measurement: Types of Measurement/To understand attitudes, it is necessary to know how attitudes are measured. Attitudes cannot be observed directly, but rather, they are inferred through behavior and self-report. As a result, social psychologists use a variety of methods to measure attitudes. By analyze methods social

Deductive reasoning and the approaches

What are your thoughts on the content of this discussion below as it relates to reasoning. Do you agree or disagree? Why This person will compare and contrast the four approaches to reasoning, and explain how the context of the problem can influence the choice of approach to use. They will describe a time when they experienc

Common Approaches to Reasoning

These are four of the common approaches to reasoning. One approach suggests that all humans share to understanding humans share fundamental logical rules or methods of reasoning. A second approach, "Availability Theory", suggests that we attempt to solve problems using methods that previously worked with problems that se

Contingency-Oriented or Universal

Two organizational behavior students are debating the idea that many OB theories are contingency-oriented. One student believes that every OB theory should be contingency-oriented. The other student disagrees, saying that most theories should try to be universal. Evaluate both positions and provide your opinion on this issue.

Developmental Psychology and Aging Topics

Think of a research topic in developmental psychology that deals with aging or changes over time. Briefly describe the different developmental designs, and select one that you would use to explore this topic. Provide a rationale as to why you would use the approach that you selected and why you believe this method is preferable

Behavioural theories and their impact on behaviour

Think of an example in which B.F. Skinner's behavioral theory would most likely not impact or change a particular behavior? If you can cite an instance, explain why and then state which behaviorist theory would best address this situation?

Behavioral Theorists

Pavlov, Watson, and Skinner are considered the originators of behaviorism. All contributed to learning theory. All three of the researchers studied the effects of the environment on learning. Select one of the three behaviorists who, in your opinion, offers the most compelling argument for the use of behaviorism when teaching

Data Collection and Human Development

Hi Mark, Please note going back on Post # 55035 can you use it or you may use something else or / similar. After reading the instructions below kindly answer those questions at the end. The social issues you are discovering that are impacted by resources and individual willingness to resolve are also a factor of economic

Annotated Outlines and Bibliography

Hi Mark, Please note, follow the instructions for the questions below: (1) Prepare an annotated outline and bibliography of at least 7 to 10 references Begin with a basic outline and add detail describing what will occur in each section of the paper. (2) For major headings, you should include several descriptive sent

Differences in Developmental Stages

Can you assist me with the following: •Describe the relationship between counseling needs and the developmental stages of a child or adolescent. •Explain the differences between counseling a child and counseling an adolescent, based on the appropriate developmental stages. •Can you provide a brief hypothetical c

Carl Jung and Archetypes

Jung believed that the persona, anima/animus, and shadow were some of the archetypes that had evolved so completely that they could be considered separate systems within the personality. Which list below best describes those archetypes (in order)? 1) The ego; the collective unconscious; the personal unconscious (However I c

Gestalt Therapy vs. Operant Conditioning Therapy

Stimulate a critical thought debate between experiential theory approaches using the Gestalt therapy versus Behavior theory approaches using Operant Conditioning therapy. Discuss critically a debate that will illustrate what are the theoretical gaps or flaws as well as the basic assumptions between Gestalt therapy founded by

Attachment Styles

Explain an attachment theory and its relationship to normal development - talk about Bowlby, Ainsworth and the strange situation. Ainsworth's classification of styles of attachments (describe each stage) and the concept of longevity of attachment styles across the lifespan. Discuss the relation that is hypothesized to exist betw

Adaptation and Psychotherapy

Please help with the following problem: The concept of "adaptation" is discussed as a guiding feature in understanding psychotherapy. What does a person mean when they talk about psychotherapy as adaptation or maladaptation. Give a thorough example in your answer so that it is clear in how you are applying this terminology.

Parental Separation and its Effect on Human Development

Alex, the second child of Ernest and Isabel Palacio, a Cuban American couple, is a fourth grader at J.E. Kennedy Elementary School. He has one older sister, Paula who is in fifth grade, and a younger brother, Thomas, who is 4 years old. Until recently, Alex appeared to be a happy child and a good student in school. Although some

Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development

Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Gilligan's theory of moral development. Which stage of Gilligan's theory of moral development, do you think that you are currently experiencing? Provide examples to reinforce your answer to why you are currently experiencing this stage

Adolescent and early adult development

What does it mean to be an adolescent? What does it mean to be an adult? Where do college students fit into these definitions? Discuss from biological, cognitive, and socioemotional perspectives.

Child history influence on directive approaches

(support with peer-reviewed articles,apa) - What are some historical considerations influencing the current popularity of directive approaches in play therapy? - How might our current knowledge about the centrality of what is relational inform our integration of non-directive work with a directive approach in play therapy?

Early Populations in Play Therapy

What type of client was treated by original play therapists such as Anna Freud? How were the early client populations similar or different from the current client populations treated in play therapy? Where the clients of the original play therapists such as Anna Freud treated? How are these contexts similar or different

Stages of Human Growth and Development Relative to Addiction

I need help understanding of the stages of human growth and development relative to addiction, including gender differences and specific differences among the elderly. I also need help understanding the strategies or interventions that would work best when dealing with the following individuals: - A teenager living in an

Theoretical Perspective in Piaget

Please help in describing one aspect of Piaget theory that has particular relevance to contemporary education and explain why. Finally, explain how the aspect might be influenced by contemporary educational neuropsychology.

Maintaining a Successful Marriage

With the rise in divorce rates, first marriages that last for years are becoming less common. However, it is important to look at what makes for a successful marriage. Within one study, the authors found seven reasons that contribute to a successful marriage identified by men and women who have been married for 15 years or more.

Adult Development: Life Structure

Daniel Levinson created a model of adult development that focused on life structures. A life structure consists of new developmental challenges and tasks through the periods of adulthood. For example, getting married is a new life structure. The individuals have to adapt to the new life, which consists of new family members, rol