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Nature vs.nurture

In a group discussion someone argues "that human personality is a product of nature, you're born with a certain personality type, it stays the same throughout your life, and there is little that nurture or environment can do to change that" How can you respond to this argument? Either supporting or opposing the argument pro

Challenges due to Cultural Differences

What are two current challenges that may arise from cultural differences in today's world. Explain two ways an individual might address those challenges in his/her professional life.

Multicultural Counseling

1) Name one of the trends or issues that could impact Multicultural Counseling and explain how that trend could impact the Counselor's work with culturally diverse populations. 2) How does becoming a culturally competent counselor relate to being an effective scholar-practitioner committed to effecting positive social change?

Mrs Yang Case Study

Create a profile of Mrs Yang using the ADDRESSING format attached, and develop a narrative of this individual's worldview. You then will compare this narrative to the information you know about Filipino Americans, noting in what ways this individual cultural worldview is similar to and/or different from what you know about

Intelligence Testing

What is the origin of the reasons behind intelligence testing? What is a current theory of intelligence, and what are its strengths and weaknesses?

Attribution Styles in Individualistic and Collectivistic Cultures

What are the similarities and differences of attribution styles in individualistic and collectivistic cultures? Give an example of a group situation in which a project failed or a goal was not reached. Explain how someone from each culture might explain the failure and why.

Cross Culture Aggression and Violence

Describe a culture and an example of a behavior that may be perceived as aggressive by this culture and why. Give an example of a behavior that may be perceived as aggressive across most cultures and explain why. In addition, explain how socially sanctioned violence is acceptable within certain cultures.

Influences of Conformity and Obedience

Evaluate the effect of group influence on the self using classical and contemporary literature: Compare and contrast the concepts of conformity and obedience. Analyze a classical study concerning the effect of group influence on the self. Analyze a contemporary example of the effect that group influence has on the self

Social Class and Therapy

Discuss your interpretation of a middle class African American counselor and explain how social class could impact his/her work as a therapist.

Economic Policies Impacting Domains of Development

Examine how at least two economic policies or issues impact child or adolescent domains of development (academic cognitive, emotional, social). Respond to the discussion question using at least one reputable media source.

Cross Culture Communication

What influence does South African culture have on communication? Explain two ways misunderstandings might occur among cultures such as South Africa and the United States with different communication styles. What are some solutions that could enhance cross-cultural communication among them?

Sexual Intimacies with Clients

1. What are the rules about sexual intimacy with a client? A former client? 2. What should you do if you become aware of sexual feelings toward your client?

Gender Socialization and Counselling

Give an example of gender socialization and explain how it can impact someone. Describe how gender socialization could impact the work of a counselor in counseling/therapy.

Impact of History of Worldviews

What are your thoughts concerning the impact of the history of Asian Americans on the worldview of its members? Explain the relationship between the worldview and current perceptions, attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviors of the group members.

Control in Experimental Studies

Can an experimenter have too much control in carrying out studies? Do you think that some researchers become too removed from the real-life behavior they might be investigating?

Black Identity Development Model

What is the Black Identity Development Model and how does it relate to a real-world situation? How might that situation manifest itself in the therapeutic setting?

Psychology and Social Change

1.) How does research in clinical Psychology relate to social change? 2.) How can research potentially make a difference? To whom? 3.) Why is this important? 4.) What can a psychologist contribution be to academia, in the profession, and in the community? 5.) How can one use Qualitative approach, quantitative approach and

Worldviews and Biases

Give one challenge related to an African American counselor worldview and biases. Describe the applicable aspects of this worldview and relevant bias(es) that could impact his/her work with culturally dissimilar clients. Then explain how it could impact his/her work and, finally, how he/she would address that challenge.

Research biases avoidance: ways to ensure

How do you guard against areas in which you might be vulnerable to judging others? How do you protect your clients, patients, research subjects, or students from being too heavily influenced by your values?

Generalizability of research findings

What does the term "generalizability" mean? How the generalizability of a study can be affected by the sampling method used? What are two research studies that do not seem to have good external validity because of the samples they used. How do they possibly limit generalizability?

Cultures and its influences on human behavior

Include a definition of culture, and help me with two ways culture influences human psychology along with a specific example of human behavior (e.g., aggression, gender-specific behaviors, or mental health) and explain one way this behavior may be exhibited differently among the three different cultures.

Benefits/Oppression of Culturally Diverse Populations

Explain how the history and theories of counseling and psychology have both benefited and oppressed culturally diverse populations. You may use one particular group or more than one group to illustrate your points. Include the following modern controversial issues (e.g. use of psychotherapy) or discuss the deficit model and

Cultural Competence

Give an explanation of what it means to be culturally competent, as well as your thoughts about the importance of becoming culturally competent as a counselor/therapist. Also, address the level of training you believe is needed to become culturally competent.

Persuasion tips

How could you use the principles of persuasion to market yourself?

Attitude and Behavior

Locate a psychological research journal article that is related to the discussion, and address the discussion topics posed below. Address these items: What are the factors that influence the link between attitudes and behavior? Provide examples that illustrate the factors you choose.