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What are some of the positive and negative aspects of groups

What are some of the positive and negative aspects of working in a group? Do you believe that the positives outweigh the negatives? Why or why not? References Jex, S.M., & Britt, T.W. (2008). Organizational psychology: A scientist-practitioner approach (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. MEYERS, E. M. (2010). Mediating

Social Behavior: Prosocial Behavior

A description of a situation in which person you observed engaged in prosocial behavior. Discuss the factors that may have contributed to the motivation to help, including an analysis of how the five steps to prosocial behavior were involved. Also explain how one or more of the motivation theories presented that applies to the s

Architecture and the Environment

*Describe how physical structure affects human behavior. *Analyze architecture as a means of controlling human behavior. *Describe the environmental psychological implications of commercial and residential design, including purpose and considerations. *Analyze the importance of architectural development supporting sus

Evaluating a Psychodynamic Approach.

Name: Abby R. Gender: Female Age: 57 Ethnicity: African-American Religion: Baptist, not practicing Relationship Status: Married Description of Presenting Issue: Abby seeks counseling after her husband has been diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer. She tells you that she has never been able to cope well and is

Erikson's Theory

I need help by describing each stage of Erikson's theory. * Include in your description an analysis of a character that best represents each stage of life. The character can be from television show, a movie, or a literary character from a book. Explain how each character represents the stage, and how the character resolves co

Discuss HIV and AIDS from a social perspective.

Describe the HIV and Aids as a social problem and itsâ?? research. Explain how one or more of the processes for attitude formation may account for how attitudes toward the social problem are typically formed. Explain how attitudes toward the problem could be changed. Then, drawing on some of the insights from the ar

Consensus, Constancy, Distinctiveness in Behavior

Describe a situation that a person may have experienced in which the cause of a person's behavior was uncertain. Explain how the person might have used the concepts of consensus, constancy, and distinctiveness to determine whether the behavior in this situation was internally or externally caused. Then, describe situations w

Funding in Research

Research dollars are scarce and it is always controversial how best to spend them. If you controlled those dollars, which model of the cause and treatment of psychological disorders would you fund the most? Which would get the fewest dollars? Explain the reasons for your decisions.

Applied Social Psychology

Describe the social problem, such as the spread of HIV, obesity, domestic violence, or global warming. Describe the basic study you found that pertains to the problem, and the conclusions of the study. Then, propose a new study that would apply the findings from the basic study to the social problem you are examining. Identify t

Therapeutic Alliance

Describe an essential characteristic that you believe will be an area of strength and one that would be a challenge in a therapeutic alliance . Explain why and list one or two ways that can increase a practitioner strength in this area.

The Ramifications of Diversity in Team Setting

When working in a team setting, what are the benefits of diversity within the group? What are the drawbacks? If you were tasked with pulling together a small group of colleagues to work on a project with a tight deadline, who would you choose and why?

Major Events that Have Influenced the Field of Social Psychology

Some major events or trends that have influenced the field of social psychology and why you think their influence is important. Then, discuss a recent event or trend that you think has the potential to inspire a line of research in social psychology. Specify the types of questions that research in this area might seek to answer

Scholar-practitioner/social change

A summary of your thoughts about how an understanding of counseling and psychotherapy theories can contribute to one's development as a scholar-practitioner who effects social change.

Source of development of stereotypes

Are these statements true? If so, please briefly elaborate on them individually. 1) There are many "causes" to the development of stereotypes. It can be a past experience (both positive and negative), over generalized notions and hear say (especially from a parent or loved one). Stereotypes affect many different aspects of

Peer pressure statements are briefly contemplated from a personal standpoint.

Are these statements true? If so, please briefly elaborate on them individually. Preferably, personal opinions would be preferred. 1) As adults, we have hopefully learned to analyze the opinions of others before adopting their beliefs to our own. Like adults, they want to be accepted. If the personality of the child is one t

Obedience to authority is assessed in the Milgram's study.

Milgramâ??s obedience experiments shed a shocking and uncomfortable light on what extent people will follow orders. Consequently, the experimenterâ??s perceive authority evidently was a strong influence on the participants. How true are these statements? Please briefly elaborate your opinions on each the statements you


Explain altruism. Do you believe true altruism exists? Why or why not? Give one example.

Stereotypes & Social Psychology

Discuss techniques to reduce stereotypes and prejudices. Additionally, consider how social influences can reduce or promote stereotypes and prejudice. Examples

Strategies for breaking bad habits are presented.

can you help me with this one? You have just begun an internship as a school psychologist in an elementary school. The sixth grade teacher has asked for your advice for helping a student who habitually turns assignments in late. The teacher is interested learning more about using positive reinforcement to help this student.

Intimate Violence

Describe the prevalence and determinants of various forms of intimate violence such as spousal abuse, child abuse, rape, and sexual harassment, and discuss sex differences in perceptions of these crimes.

Self-Efficacy Examples

How do these six items contribute to a persons' self-efficacy or contributes to someone else's self-efficacy?. 1). Charity or volunteer work 2). Spiritual activities such as going to church 3). Reading the bible 4). Yoga 5). Meditation 6). Pilates

Attraction overview is presented.

Attraction is a complicated emotion. It involves much more than physical appearance. As we age, grow, and change, different qualities become attractive to us. Think about your own definition of attractiveness. Has it changed over time? If so, why do you think it has changed?

Self- Efficacy

Ones self-efficacy changes as their personalities develop and they learn new information. Now that they are in college, they say that definitely feel like they are capable of more than they ever thought previously. The experience of attending college and the information we learn in college is one example. Briefly elaborat

Self-efficacy is examined.

Throughout our lives, we are measured by the people and circumstances around us. However, the most important measurement is our own. How we view and feel about ourselves impacts our level of life satisfaction. Much of our world is measured, intrinsically, by our self-efficacy. Briefly elaborate on these few statements, is t

Technologial Use in Counselig Education

In the discussion of ethical use of technology in counseling if we did not also consider the use of technology in counselor education. Online program is the a new way to train counselors. This means is both advantageous (e.g., autonomous learning opportunities, asynchronous classroom strategies) and challenging (e.g., lack of fa