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Learning in Cyberspace

What is a description of an undergraduate or graduate psychology course that can be taught online and what are three features that describe the course environment that an instructor would need to know before designing and teaching this course? Also, why are these features important for online course development?

Online Instruction: Theories of Learning

What are some contemporary and emerging theories of learning that have evolved from traditional schools of learning (behaviorist, cognitivist, constructivist)? Also, what is a theory of learning that most closely aligns with the constructivist teaching philosophy and how would it influence the delivery of online instruction? How

The role of community in online psychology education

Can someone help me with explaining the role of community in online education, and also what are at least two ways that an online psychology instructor might design an online course to promote a sense of community within the classroom.

Thinking Through Heuristics and Algorithms

Discuss and distinguish between the two primary methods of thinking about problems: algorithms and heuristics. Then suppose that you are going grocery shopping and that you are looking for guava juice. Give examples of both an algorithm and a heuristic procedure that you could use to search for guava juice.

Subjugation of Roles in Society

What is a gender-based topic research question that can be tested in a quantitative research proposal? The topic is "A Peace Treaty Between the Sexes" and need to be supported by 5 citations from primary sources. These five citations needs references and there must be a summary of the main points of each citation. Keep the follo

Qualitative Research Approaches & Article Discussion

Discuss the five major approaches to qualitative research (case studies, narrative, phenomenology, grounded theory, and ethnography). Review and critically reflect on each of the approaches presented, and then select the approach that best suits different scenarios. How do you decide which research approach to take for different

'Journaling' in Research

Journaling is one important tool that a researcher can use to study, observe, and reflect on collected data. Detail your experience of journaling, and an analysis of how journaling could be useful in your future research. Consider the potential usefulness of journal writing for the personal and professional development of a q

Neurons and Photreceptors in the Brain

Suppose you are looking at a ball. A rich chain of events starts within your eyes. Explain the details of this chain of events, identify each of its components and the roles they play, and finally say which components of light contribute to which components of color. Demonstrate a knowledge of the entire process by providing def

Research that Yields Reliable and Valid Data

Qualitative Article Analysis For this application, you will read and analyze an article detailing a study that employed a qualitative research approach. As you read, be sure to take note of the characteristics of qualitative research and why a qualitative research approach was more appropriate for the study. To prepare for

Psychological Consultation

How are therapy/counseling and consultation different? How are education and consultation different? How are all of these forms of professional interactions similar? Need one and half (1 & 1/2 pages) for 14 credit.

Instructional Design and Social Change in Higher Education

Can someone help with at least one way that instructional design can support positive social change in higher education and what are maybe two actions and the action steps needed for a psychology instructor to be an agent of positive social change? Also, how can a psychology instructor stay informed of and apply the growing body

Instructional Design's Influence on Instructors

How does knowledge of instructional design influence instructors as to how they might approach the delivery of instruction as a future psychology instructor? Also, does having knowledge of instructional design affect one's teaching philosophy?

Ethics in Research Practice

How would you use ethics when forming a research question (using APA Code of Conduct to inform your response)? What are two potential consequences if ethics are not considered? What are two ways culture might inform the development of your research question and explain what ethical considerations you may need to consider.

Occupational Stratification

The purpose of this assignment is to explore race, gender, and occupational stratification in the workplace. Explain in detail the following questions: 1) What are the implications for a company that practices occupational stratification? 2) How should a human resources manager respond to occupational stratification? 3) What

Taxonomy and higher education

Can someone help with explaining how taxonomies influence instruction and learning in higher education. Also, what are the strengths and limitations of taxonomies regarding diverse learner populations

Breast cancer, treatment, and sexual impacts

Explain the physiological issues present in the Physician Referral Sheet might impact the woman's overall mental health and sexual functioning. Also, how your understanding of this person's physiological issues might inform your counseling work with her.

The Role of Taxonomies in Student Learning

(1) Which taxonomy most closely aligns with the Constructivism/Cognitive instructional method of teaching? (2) How does contemporary research from the fields of cognitive psychology and neuroscience warrant revised or new taxonomies?

Attribution theory and a limitation: Give examples

What attribution theory would most apply to someone who is forgetful, clumsy, overly apologetic, and distracted when he is not usually like this. Then describe one limitation of the theory in explaining the behavior.

Applying Crisis Theories

To understand effective service delivery in response to critical incidents, counselors must first understand theories of how individuals process crisis and models for responding to survivors. Can you help me Briefly describe each of these models. 1.) The Equilibrium Model (Caplan, 1961) 2.) The Cognitive Model (Ellis, 1

Counseling Ethical Issues

What is important in Ethical Legal Issues in Professional Counseling to one's own personal identity and future work as a counselor? 1. Provide three specific examples and include a reading or reference for each one. How can one apply each of these areas in their work with clients during fieldwork and in the future? 2. How

The Procedures of Data Analysis

When data is collected, its raw form can look varied and confusing—completed surveys, scored assessments, pages of transcribed conversations, observational notes, words, numbers, or a collection of these. At the beginning, provide the following information: Population. Adolescents - Clinical area of concern—substance

Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling

It is important that the approaches used by counselors and the counseling programs implemented in schools and agencies are effective for the clients and students who will be receiving these services. Consider the following question that a counselor working in a school or agency may want to explore: What is the effect of couns

Alternating Treatment Design for Autism

These four designs are: Reversal designs. Alternating treatment designs. Multiple-baseline designs. Changing criterion designs. Which one of those designs above demonstrates the greatest potential for use in Autistic Behaviors? Please discuss the selection, including the strategies, characteristics, adva

Personal Therapy

Counselor educators and supervisors are seen as gatekeepers for the profession, ensuring that learners who graduate from their programs are competent to provide counseling services to the public. In many graduate counseling programs, attending personal counseling sessions is a requirement. Counseling is also frequently required

Ethical, Legal, and Cultural Critique

Background Review the following research summary: Research Overview Number of Participants: 200. Population Characteristics: Lower socio-economic status (SES) Hispanic males ages 18-45. Sampling: Convenience sampling. Clinical Area of Concern: Symptoms of depression. Clinical Intervention: Group Cognitive-Beha

On Self-Reports

Compare and contrast the use of self-report with the use of direct observation as they relate to obtaining data. Discuss an example from your personal or professional life where you needed to collect data. Indicate whether you used a self-report or direct observation technique and discuss the overall effectiveness or ineffective

A discussion of behavior modification

Identify a personal behavior that you would like to change. Please note that you will focus on this behavior for each of the projects throughout this course. Discuss the operational definition of this behavior, indicate whether you want to increase or decrease this behavior, explain why you might benefit from modifying this beha

Decreasing Problematic Behavior

Using the target behaviors from the first discussion topic, select one that you would like to focus on changing. With this goal in mind (increasing, maintaining, or decreasing the behavior), design an appropriate behavioral intervention that you believe would be effective in meeting your goal. Briefly discuss the ethical issues