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    Social Psychology

    Social change implications

    In this Discussion, you will address specific social change implications of your MS in Psychology specialization. Furthermore, you will consider the influence of diversity and globalization and how to address these issues in your Capstone Project. An analysis of how social change is or could be addressed in Social Psychology.

    What Is Quality Research?

    Give an explanation of the importance of critically analyzing counseling research in terms of the consequences of applying the results of poorly conducted research to your practice as a counselor. Be specific and use examples to illustrate your point(s).

    Counselor as Scholar Practitioner

    Describe the role of research in the counseling profession. Next, examine the role that either the Scholar Practitioner Model or the Scientist Practitioner Model serves within the counseling profession. What are the implications for using these models to guide professional practice?

    Critically Anaylzing Counseling Literature

    Select an article and give a brief synopsis of the literature that was reviewed in that article . Explain the implications of the research, as represented in the literature review, to practice in the area represented.

    Sexual Identity and Cultural Differences

    Discusses the significance of sexual identity/orientation and gender identity in understanding cultural differences. Discusses how the world perceives gender roles to be, gender-fluidity, and gender identity disorder.

    History and Systems of Psychology

    Both Plato and Aristotle believed that there is a world of true knowledge, the ultimate reality of the world that has been created perfectly by God (or the equivalent concept of God). What did each of the two philosophers propose as the route or method to obtaining that true knowledge? Because of their particular theory about th

    Diagnosis Battery

    Select a person from a public figure or a fictional character from a book, a movie, or a TV show to complete this diagnostic battery: -Introduction of the person or the character you are diagnosing -Background of the person and presenting information -Data collection methods (testing, interviews, observation, etc.) -Five-

    Testing Prior to Hiring Process

    Recent hiring trends in business include giving personality and interest tests prior to hiring. The stated purpose of administering these tests is to eliminate subjectivity from the hiring process and place all candidates on equal footing. How successful has this process of giving personality and interest tests been in reducing

    The Importance of Interpersonal Communication

    It has been said that our survival as social beings depends in large on our interpersonal communication skills. It is easy to under-emphasize the importance of everyday communication. Whereas public speakers often deal with issues of national importance and members of decision-making groups often design important new products, m

    Critical Thinking and Social Justice

    1. Give a summary of the benefits, challenges, and implications of applying critical thinking skills to social justice issues in general. 2. Include at least one example of an individual other than Mandela who is using or has used critical thinking skills to further social justice.

    Moral and Legal Reasoning

    Give a brief description of the relationship among and between critical thinking, moral reasoning, legal reasoning, and aesthetic valuing. Then describe the effects of moral or legal reasoning on a specific decision one can made.

    Article Analysis: Rhetorical Definitions

    Give the APA reference for the article followed by a brief overview of the issue and of the author's position on the issue. Then offer an analysis of the rhetorical definitions in the article and explain if these terms assisted or inhibited the understanding of the author's position and suggest how the author might have crafted

    Vagueness in Arguments

    Give an explanation of the impact of vagueness in arguments. Then explain when and why a communicator would want to be vague in an argument.

    Five-Axis Diagnosis of " Jeff "

    Complete a five-axis diagnosis for Jeff and Provide specific supporting information for each axis. Discuss the relevant psychosocial and cultural aspects that might support or challenge the diagnosis. Case study: Jeff, age 21, was brought to a hospital emergency room by his roommate. Jeff is uncommunicative and sits in a

    Deconstructing personal constructs

    From what I understand, personal constructs are the characteristics that we habitually notice in others. They are the specific descriptors we use to answer the question "What is he or she like?" For example, I look at a teenager and consider him uncouth, arrogant and thoughtless. All of these are constructs that I have created o

    Obedience to Authority: Milgram Experiment

    One of the most significant social psychological studies was conducted on the heels of the Holocaust and the atrocities committed during that period in history. Social psychologists questioned how individuals could blindly follow an authority figure's demands to inflict harm. Discuss Milgram's research on obedience to authority

    Words and Feelings: The Sapir-Whord Hypothesis

    According to the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, we think through language. The words we use to talk about the world reinforce our attitudes and, occasionally, our prejudices. Changing our language to eliminate offensive language, many argue, may change our attitudes as well. At the very least, becoming aware of the biases in language p

    How to be an Effective Communicator

    Consider the following: "To be considered effective today, a communicator needs the ability to be able to gain a keen understanding of the experiences and thinking patterns of the individual or individuals that they are trying to communicate with. In addition, the communicator must have a firm grasp on word usage and a very larg

    Article Analysis: Focus on Missing Information

    Give the APA reference for the article, followed by a brief overview of the issue and the author's position on the issue. Then offer your analysis of the article regarding missing information and suggest information to support the argument. Include some information resources that would assist this author in his/her decision-maki

    Motivation for Communicating

    1). What is the motivation for studying communication? 2). What benefits does an understanding of communication give you in your personal or professional life? 3). Which of the definitions below in Table 2.1 comes closest to your own personal definition of communication? 4). Explain why you chose this particular defin

    Case Study: Mr. A

    Complete a five-axis diagnosis for Mr. A.and provide specific supporting information for each axis. Explain family and social issues that should be addressed and why, and briefly describe any additional information that might be significant to the diagnosis and assessment of this individual. Briefly describe any difficulties

    Article Analysis: Focus on Cause and Causation

    Find an article that assumes correlation equals causation and give the APA reference for the article, followed by a brief overview of the issue and of the author's position on the issue. Then explain to what extent the author is incorrect and correct regarding correlation equals causation, what kind of cause it is, the alternati

    Nature and Possible Limitations of Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

    Chose a topic and give a brief inductive argument on a topic, followed by a brief deductive argument on the same topic. Then explain whether one type of argument was easier to develop than the other and why. Explain what this experience tells you about the nature and possible limitations of inductive and deductive reasoning

    Changing Behavior

    Ultimately, the knowledge you gain from studies in social cognition can help you better understand how to change behavior. Fishbein and Ajzen's (2009) theory of reasoned action and theory of planned behavior are seminal models for behavioral change. These models have evolved as a result of decades of research on how various soci

    Op-Ed: Focus on Evidence

    Give the APA reference for the op-ed piece, followed by a brief overview of the issue and of the author's position on the issue. Then offer your evaluation of the Op-Ed piece for the strengths and weaknesses of its evidence. Justify your evaluation, and provide an example of evidence that could strengthen the communicator's argu

    Evidence in Academics

    Give a description of your experience with and your perceptions of the relative merits and disadvantages of each of the following types of information as evidence for academic arguments: primary research sources, secondary research sources, oral history (cultural note), and blogs.

    Qualitative and Quantitive Methodological Approaches

    Discuss the two methodological approaches, qualitative and quantitative. What do you see as the main differences between these two approaches? What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of each approach? How might you identify whether a journal article is qualitative or quantitative?