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Amazon Company Review: Operations & Tech

Conduct a search of Amazon and its online communities, networking sites, and blogs to report company performance, employment practices, employee reviews, coupon offering, price comparisons, or other information that could either hurt or help Amazons reputation and/or profits. Directions: 1. Write a short summary about the

Psychological Consultation in Relation to Services and Settings

Discuss the potential application of consultation to settings relevant to your area of specialization: What is the role of consultation in the delivery of psychological services (within your respective specialization, setting, etc.)? What role does culture play in the delivery of consultation services?

Fatal Attraction/Stanford Prison Experiment

Part I In the movie "Fatal Attraction" the main character is suffering from a mental illness. Analyze the character's illness in terms of one or more of the theoretical perspectives (e.g. biological, psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, biopsychosocial). Be sure to include references. - Describe the character's diagnosis in t

Classical and Positivist Schools of Criminology

Describe the basic elements of the classical and positive schools of criminology. Be sure to identify when each school emerged. Describe the contributions of Cesare Beccaria and Cesare Lombroso. Who is the "father of criminology"?

Analysis of the Zodiac Killer

Read and analyze why you think the zodiac killer was never captured. How is this serial killer different from a normal homicide suspect? What were his criteria when choosing his victims? Did forensic psychology have any input into this case? Why do you think he was never captured? Hindsight is better than foresight—w

Important Social Psychology Research: Milgram, Zimbardo

I need to know about two historical periods of attitude research 1950's and 1960's ( a brief description). what social issues and/or debates prevalent at the time may have influenced the focus of attitude research during each of these historical periods. I know that social psychology attitude has played a significant r

Multiculturalism from Sociological Perspectives

I need notes with at least 700 words that focuses upon the following: 1) Is the United States of America a multicultural country? Why? 2) Why is multiculturalism a controversial issue for some people? 3) How can the three sociological perspectives (social functionalism, social conflict, and symbolic interaction) be used to

Students' Class Assessments

I need help as to whether the assessments listed below would be appropriate to measure the students' performance based on these learning objectives for these two chapters in a syllabus. If not, can you help me with more appropriate assessments? Also, can you tell if the rationales for the assessments are grounded in instructiona

Differing Psychology instruction strategies for differing types of learner groups

Can someone help me a description of an instructional strategy and example that a psychology instructor could use for each of the following learner populations: adult learners, traditional college students, and graduate students. Also, why would the instructional strategy be appropriate for each learner population and how would

Sampling Strategies and Size

Sampling Strategy and Sample Size for a Quantitative Research Plan 3-to 5-page paper in which you recommend the sampling strategy and sample size for your quantitative research plan. Include a rationale for why that is the best strategy and size for your plan.

Comprehensive Guide: Doing Literature Review & Theoretical Disucssion

Perceptions of illegal immigrants and crime would be a topic to present. As much descriptive data both nationally and locally would be helpful. The project is a qualitative research, discussing correlation between two variables is unnecessary. With that, social organization theory may be less relevant to how immigrants view cr

Dispositional Personality Theory vs Evolutionary & Biolgocial Personality Theory

I need help writing about the following: - Describe the differences between dispositional and evolutionary or biological personality theories. - Discuss the strengths and limitations of dispositional and evolutionary or biological personality theories as they apply to behavior. - Discuss the Big Five personality test and h

Assigning Values in Likert Scales

Likert Scale. Since it is a continuum, how do we assign numerical value for statistical analysis if somebody rate themselves in between two answers (i.e. between 'not likely' and 'somewhat possible')?

Social, Clinical and General Psychology

700 words about how you examine social psychology. •Define social psychology. •Discuss how social psychology differs from other disciplines, such as clinical psychology, general psychology, and sociology. •Explain the role of research in social psychology. APA format is required. At least three references ar

Psychodynamic theory and personality

Create a 2- to 3-page brochure including graphics, on traditional psychodynamic theories. Describe personality. Discuss the main tenets of each theory, how they apply to personality and behavior, and the strengths and limitations of each theory.

Evaluation Research

Evaluation research applies the research methods to the assessment of an implemented program or policy. - Consider the purpose of evaluation research. - Determine which type of data is considered relevant to evaluation research in your discipline (Social Psychology). - Assess which research methods are applied most often

Mixed Methods Research Design

Explore what you believe is or are the biggest challenges for a researcher who wants to use a mixed methods strategy of inquiry. Determine which kinds of research questions would be served by a mixed methods strategy of inquiry and explain why. Indicate why you believe that more researchers are using a mixed methods strategy o

Survey & Experimental Methods (Social Psychology)

Instructions: In a 2-3 paragraphs that compares survey strategies of inquiry with experimental strategies of inquiry. - Explain how survey and experimental methods---including components, terminology, elements, statistics, etc.—are similar and different. - Determine which kinds of research questions would be served by a

Kubler-Ross stages of grief

The goal of this discussion is to use the stages of Kubler-Ross's grieving process to relate to an individual's responses to an artifact linked to death. Like developmental stages, the process of grieving and mourning a loss of a significant other, parent, or sibling can be recognized as a transition that helps us to integrat

Diagnosing Paul Gauguin

Provide a complete bio psychosocial review of Paul Gaugin. Write a comprehensive diagnostic formulation which integrates etiology, theory, and research. Provide verifiable evidence of Paul Gauguin's pychological problems. Should include the following: 1-Biopsychosocial 2-Presenting Problem 3- History of problem 4-Menta

Violence in the media research

Albert Bandura brought forth the social learning theory. In this theory, he studied how violence portrayed in the mass media would have an affect upon children. One of these effects was modeling. A child would internalize what he or she saw and imitate the behavior. Do you believe violence in the mass media and in video games

Leadership Characteristics

Give your opinion on identifying the combinations of leadership characteristics and skills that complement the major leadership styles. Identify follower and situational characteristics that impact the effectiveness of the major leadership styles.

B. F. Skinner's Legacy

According to B. F. Skinner's legacy, please discuss the modern-day applications of reinforcement learning in education and in behavior therapy.

Is Personality Stable

Question: What was Walter Mischel's critique of personality trait? Provide at least two arguments from his critique. Explain one example of modern research that supports his critique.

Job satisfaction in IO Psyc

Explain the relationship between job satisfaction and other outcomes (e.g., job performance). Analyze the role of job satisfaction in each of these outcomes. Consider the research evidence, and draw conclusions regarding the strength of these relationships and the state of research supporting each.

Utility analysis implementation

Describe the purpose of conducting a utility analysis. What factors influence whether the scientific selection will result in better-performing employees? How do valid predictors increase success ratios? What processes are involved in computing utility?

Psychological Tests in the Workplace

Describe psychological tests. Provide examples of three different types of psychological tests, describing what they measure. Give an example of a job context in which each of these might be "job-related."

Validation studies

Describe the steps needed to conduct a validation study. What are the benefits of conducting a validation study? If you were to NOT conduct a validation study, what would be the risks?