Course Project Task # 3

  Course Project Task # 3


The goal for this assignment is to enable you to choose the topic for your research paper from the three choices listed last module.

For this assignment, narrow down your topic to one issue and submit an outline on the direction of your paper and ideas. This outline should contain: A statement that outlines the ethical issue you will be writing about Examples of two to three research articles important for your literature review Possible research question(s) you want to address and examine in your paper Results you would hope to find in your quasi study Potential areas of discussion and findings

The outline should be approximately 500 words in length and should be in Microsoft Word document format. Name the file SP6300_M3_A3_LastName_FirstInitial.doc and post it to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Assignment 3 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsSelected a relevant topic for the research paper and outlined the related ethical issues.8Selected at least two research articles appropriate to be used in the literature review.8Formulated relevant research question(s) that can be analyzed and critiqued.8Described the expected results of the quasi study.4Identified and described potential areas of discussion and findings.4Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.


The area i want to look at is (exploitation of student-athletes)

Another assignment

Assignment 1: Behavioral Theorists

Pavlov, Watson, and Skinner are considered the originators of behaviorism. All contributed to learning theory. All three of the researchers studied the effects of the environment on learning.

Select one of the three behaviorists who, in your opinion, offers the most compelling argument for the use of behaviorism when teaching a new subject to an adult and to a child. Identify that behaviorist, then answer the following questions about his approach:
Describe how that behaviorist would teach an adult a new skill. Be specific; what is the skill?What steps would the behaviorist use?Would that behaviorist use a different approach with a child?Why do you think this behaviorist’s approach is best?What issues or problems do you find in the other two behaviorists’ approaches?

PHI 210 Week 5 Discussion "Identifying Misleading Information in an Argument"

“Identifying Misleading Information in an Argument”  Please respond to the following:Consider the following argument: There are many arguments for the elimination or modification of current U. S. drug laws, but one of the most persuasive involves what negative effects drug laws are having on society in comparison with the effects of the drugs themselves. In the past ten years, most forms of drug use have dropped significantly, especially among teens. Despite this, non-violent drug offenders accounted for 21.1 percent of the federal prison population. First time drug offenders serve, on average, a sentence three months longer than kidnappers, nine months longer than burglars, and thirty-three months longer than sex abusers. In 1992, the average cost of keeping an inmate in either state or federal prison was about $20,000 per prisoner per year. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with 455 prisoners per 100,000 population. It is maintaining these prisoners at great expense in an environment where they are unlikely to develop a socially constructive attitude. Perhaps it is time that we reconsider our attitudes toward those who choose to use drugs; failure to do so may cost society even more than it already has.Determine whether or not the argument uses any deceptive statistics. Give your opinion on whether or not the argument has persuaded you. Explain why or why not.Determine the primary ways in which statistics or authority are used in your current position in developing persuasive arguments, and provide examples of such use.

PSYCHOLOGY/7610 Discussion post

In this unit, you read about a variety of resources, such as tests or measures and methods, which can be utilized in a variety of work settings. In many settings, several of these resources are incorporated into a single comprehensive design or program to address multiple issues or needs, or answer multiple questions. One such program is the assessment center, which you were introduced to in your Psychological Testing and Assessment text. Since an assessment center, or any similar program using multiple assessment techniques (for example, school counseling programs, and special education intervention programs), typically provides decisions regarding a number of questions, then it is important, if not a requirement, to evaluate the program for efficacy and utility.

You also learned about the concept of utility in the context of testing and assessment as applied to a single measure in Unit 5. Considerations involved in determining utility can also be applied to large-scale testing programs that employ multiple tests or measures in a selected battery.

While the authors of your Psychological Testing and Assessment text introduced an assessment center from 1956 that incorporated multiple tools and methods, the Thornton and Gibbons’ 2009 article, “Validity of Assessment Centers for Personnel Selection,” elaborated on a review of the validity of elements of contemporary assessment centers and considerations when employing them.

For this discussion, take into consideration the factors that affect a test’s utility, which was identified in your Psychological Testing and Assessment text as psychometric soundness, costs, and benefits (pages 212–218), as well as practical considerations when conducting utility analyses, which includes pool of applicants, complexity of the job, and use of cut scores (pages 232–235).

For this discussion, identify three specific measures for a management assessment center addressing selection, placement, promotion, and career training.

For the purposes identified above, identify a specific instrument for each of the following areas:Ability or aptitude testing.Occupational career or interests.Personality.

Then, discuss one advantage and one disadvantage in selecting these tests for the battery.

Next, identify at least one issue regarding factors of utility and utility analysis with this battery of tests.

Finally, include how you would evaluate the effectiveness of incorporating your measures into this battery. How would you determine that the three tests are adequate for addressing the purposes of selection, placement, promotion, and career training?

Include, in your discussion, if and how computerized assessment could be incorporated into your battery or evaluation.Response Guidelines 

Respond to the post of at least one other learner. Toggle Drawer [u10q1] Unit 10 Quiz 1 Unit 10 Learning Check

This learning check is designed to help you understand how well you have grasped the learning concepts in this unit. You may take as long as you like to complete this learning check. A good estimate is 5–10 minutes. You may complete it as many times as you like. While this is an ungraded learning check, be aware that questions from this learning check will be included in the final graded quiz you will take in Unit 10.


Psychology Research and Statistics. Forum Post

 500 word minimum APA format

Answer the questions below: Discuss which analysis of variance should be applied when an experiment has more than one independent variable. Discuss the assumptions and limitations of the analysis of variance in comparison with the t test including a discussion of post hoc tests. Explain between-groups variance and within- groups variance. Design a research question for the class using the concepts and terms above.

Cover letter / personal statement

Information needed: My goal is to become a social workers or counselor dealing with SA (substance abuse). Please review this assignment first and ask any questions ASAP

For this assignment, you will submit the second document to be included in your Professional Portfolio: Your personal statement or a cover letter. As you near completion of your undergraduate education, you have probably been reflecting on your personal and professional development and goals. Summarizing so much personal information on paper is not easy, but it’s important. Many employers complain that in interviews and job applications, students do not seem to know how to articulate the skills and strengths that they bring to the job.

In preparation for writing the personal statement/cover letter, review Dr. Margaret A. Lloyd’s Web site at:  Learn what you can do with your bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Determine if you will pursue graduate school or employment upon graduation. Note choices that seem to apply to you and why. If more than one, rank these choices. Describe any concerns you might have regarding your interests. What level of education will you need to pursue? Have you taken any previous courses or trained in this area? These links in particular should be helpful:

Exploring your abilities, interest, skills, & values Graduate School Options: Entry-Level Positions

For this assignment, find a graduate program (if you are preparing your Professional Portfolio with the Graduate School focus) or a job opening that you would like to apply to (if you are preparing your Professional Portfolio with the Employment focus). Look up the details for the application requirements, and tailor your personal statement/cover letter to these specific graduate school/job requirements.

Personal Statement (for those with the Graduate School focus)

This essay may be the single most influential component of a graduate school application. The statement you write for this portfolio gives you a forum for presenting yourself to the admissions committee, scholarship committee, and others who want to know something about you. 

In preparation for writing the statement, read the document “Preparing Personal Statements” at: Here are a few of their suggestions:

find and use your voice use concrete examples of what you’ve done avoid generalizations, such as “I’m good with people” proofread and edit (and ask others to proofread and make suggestions about) your statement to be sure it is free of grammatical and typographical errors, and informal language, “I’m okay with sciences but weak in math”

Cover Letter (for those with the Employment focus) 

A cover letter is a way to introduce yourself to a potential employer. This letter should include details about yourself and why you feel you are qualified for the position. Summarize your undergraduate experiences, your strengths and weaknesses, the reasons you are applying and how they will help you meet your professional goals.

Write a cover letter to a prospective employer. The letter, which should accompany your resume, should summarize why you are interested in the job and what qualifications and skills make you an ideal candidate or match for the position. Limit your letter to one page.

Follow this link for advice on writing a cover letter:

Submit your Personal Statement or Cover Letter to the Submissions Area  by the due date assigned. 

     Assignment 2 Grading Criteria and Respective Point Value   Maximum Points    Presented a personal statement reflecting personal development and goals. Included specific examples of experience and achievement.


Cover letter was clear and concise, while discussing undergraduate experiences, strengths and weaknesses, and reasons for applying to the selected job.  40    Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.  10    Total:  50

PCN-435 Module 2 DQ 1

R. S. is a 21-year-old, single, Caucasian male with a ninth-grade education. He reports that, due to his excessive use of drugs and alcohol, he was not able to attend school regularly. Even when he did go, he says he was so “stoned” that he could not concentrate on his studies. He even went to college for one semester, but he dropped out because he could not concentrate, and his bad memories kicked up when he recognized students and professors to whom he had previously sold drugs. This made him nervous, and he could not continue his studies.


He is currently unemployed; when he is employed, it is as an unskilled laborer. He says that because of his recent unemployment problems and only for financial reasons, he is now living with a close family friend.


According to R. S., he began using marijuana when he was 10 years old and has continued to use it on a regular basis for the past nine years. He further indicates that, whenever he attempts to abstain from using this illegal substance, he becomes so agitated that he loses control and sometimes becomes violent and promiscuous to relieve his tension. R. S. recalls recently being hospitalized for a fractured right hand, which he suffered as a result of losing control and punching a wall after a girl said she had become pregnant by him. In addition, he reports having been arrested several times for drug abuse, and that he has sporadically abused quaaludes and amphetamines in the past several years. R. S. says he has few friends in the “straight world,” and that this is due to his use of drugs. He would like to have nonabusing friends, but his situation feels normal to him; he believes nonaddicted friends are a thing of the past.


Task : Define what kind of an addiction this person has. Give a DSM diagnosis and your reasons for it. Explain one counseling approach and one technique you would use to intervene with this client.