InstructionsAssignment 1: Course Project Part II—PracticeYou have researched the theoretical writings related to your selected mental disorder. You have also conducted field research about practic

Instructions

Assignment 1: Course Project Part II—Practice

You have researched the theoretical writings related to your selected mental disorder. You have also conducted field research about practice related to the disorder—an interview with a mental health professional. Based on all of the information you have gathered, develop a paper that includes the following:

  • Describe the cause, extent, and nature of the disorder, such as number of people diagnosed and under treatment, demographics, and other factors of interest.
  • Explain how the selected disorder is diagnosed.
  • Explain how the selected disorder is treated. Be sure to include all the views on appropriate treatment and comment on diversity of views or dissent.
  • Differentiate the diagnosis of this disorder from those of the other disorders within the same diagnostic category.
  • Comment on culturally bound syndromes, cultural biases, or the interplay between assessment and diagnosis and culture.
  • Provide data from the professional interview completed relevantly and substantively integrating this information into the body of the paper. Provide the name of the interviewed professional with his/her credentials. Written transcripts of the interview should be recorded and submitted with the assignment (e.g. in paper as an appendices).

Write a 4–5-page paper in Word format. Make sure to review the rubric so as to address all necessary criteria. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.doc.

By the due date assigned, post your assignment to the M5: Assignment 1 Submissions Area.

Assignment CriteriaMaximum PointsDescribe the cause, extent, and nature of the disorder, such as number of people diagnosed and under treatment, demographics, and other factors of interest.40Explain how the selected disorder is diagnosed.35Explain how the selected disorder is treated. Be sure to include all the views on appropriate treatment and comment on diversity of views or dissent.60Differentiate the diagnosis of this disorder from those of the other disorders within the same diagnostic category.40Comment on culturally bound syndromes, cultural biases, or the interplay between assessment and diagnosis and culture.35Professional interview completed and interview data relevantly and substantively integrated into the body of the paper. Name of the interviewed professional with his/her credentials are included. Transcripts of the interview were also submitted (e.g. in paper as an appendices).30

Organization (16 points): Introduction, Thesis, Transitions, Conclusion

Usage and Mechanics (15 points): Grammar, Spelling, Sentence Structure

APA Elements (22 points): Attribution, Paraphrasing, Quotations

Style (7 points): Audience, Word Choice

60Total:300

Attachments

  In Week 2, you were introduced to the bystander effect (Darley & Latané, 1968). The perceived diffusion of responsibility makes bystanders less likely to intervene in an emergency situation. It m

  In Week 2, you were introduced to the bystander effect (Darley & Latané, 1968). The perceived diffusion of responsibility makes bystanders less likely to intervene in an emergency situation. It might be tempting to assume that aggressors and the bystanders who do nothing to intervene are just “bad” people; however, the reasons for how and why these behaviors occur are much more complex. In this assignment, you will consider how factors such as obedience to authority, perceived power, and diffused responsibility in the presence of others may explain varied responses to potential or actual harm to others.  

  • Reflect on the following social media scenario: You are reading posts in your favorite social media site, when you come across a post by a 19-year-old male. He writes that he was raped at a party last night and he’s afraid they will post pictures of it online. He is contemplating suicide. You notice three types of behaviors in the comments to him:
  1. A small group of individuals are using profanity and belittling him. They are encouraging him to commit suicide.
  2.  A larger group of individuals are making supportive comments and providing the number for a crisis help line.
  3. Many of his online followers have not responded to his post.
  • Think about how social psychology theories or principles could be applied to explain the types of comments made to the 19-year-old in the scenario.

By Day 7

Submit a 2 page paper that addresses the following:

  • Describe the impact of social context on conformity, obedience, and helping behaviors.
  • Explain how social psychology theories or principles could be applied to account for each of the responses in the scenario (e.g., which principles/theories could explain response type A; which principles/theories could explain response type B, and so on). Be sure to support your assertions with scholarly content.
  • Provide at least one recommendation to help reduce the derogatory comments or increase the number of supportive comments in the scenario, based on what you have learned about social psychology.

Write A paper-COME UP WITH NUMBERS RELATED TO MARRIED PEOPLE WHO DIE FROM DV IN AMERICA* – Risk Factors for Spousal Abuse -Warning Signs/Red Flags -INCLUDE REAL LIFE STORIES (FLO) (? Possible video

Write A paper

-COME UP WITH NUMBERS RELATED TO MARRIED PEOPLE WHO DIE FROM DV IN AMERICA* 

 – Risk Factors for Spousal Abuse 

 -Warning Signs/Red Flags 

 -INCLUDE REAL LIFE STORIES (? Possible video clips?) 

 -Statistics of death due to IPV over a period of time (decade/etc)- specifically pertaining to married couples if we can differentiate that information from general IPV

-POSSIBLY VIDEO CLIP THAT SUPPORTS THE DEFINITION OF Domestic Violence

-References

There are 2 parts and part 1 has to be put into part 2. Also there is a discussion board 3 down below please see attachments. Discussion Board 3Discuss if you believe gender differences are present a

There are 2 parts and part 1 has to be put into part 2. Also there is a discussion board 3 down below please see attachments.

 Discussion Board 3

Discuss if you believe gender differences are present at birth or learned; support you response with research. Discuss how parental expectations contribute to children’s ideas of gender appropriate roles and activities. Describe any play interactions you have observed that have demonstrated children engaging in gender specific play activites.

This discussion is meant to reflect your personal opinions, not textbook language or theories. These questions are meant to stimulate your thinking. 

You are to write a 2-3-page paper on “Aggressive Behavior in Society Today”. Research this topic using many sources such as your textbook, journals, and the web to assist you in writing your paper

You are to write a 2-3-page paper on “Aggressive Behavior in Society Today”. Research this topic using many sources such as your textbook, journals, and the web to assist you in writing your paper. Use APA documentation for writing papers and sources used. The paper must be in times new roman, double-spaced, 12 fonts.

Assignment 2: LASA 2: Company Assessment Directions:Conduct an interview with an employee (preferably a supervisor or manager) at your current job or a previous job. If you have no prior work experien

Assignment 2: LASA 2: Company Assessment

Directions:

Conduct an interview with an employee (preferably a supervisor or manager) at your current job or a previous job. If you have no prior work experience, you may interview a family member or friend who is currently employed.  You have just been promoted to the manager of your department and have been asked to review the following:

  • Value of a team environment: Is the company operating with a team structure?  How effective is the team structure?  How could the company improve the effectiveness of the team environment?  If there is no team structure currently in place, how should one be implemented? 
  • Job satisfaction of the employees: Are the employees satisfied or is there a lot of complaining, absenteeism, and turnover?  What could the company be doing to improve job satisfaction?
  • How does the company currently communicate with their employees regarding company changes?  Do they rely on technology for their announcements?  Is this an effective method of communication?
  • Efforts made to motivate your employees: What is being done to motivate the employees? Do employees get regular pay raises?   Is there a rewards program?  Are they being recognized for their accomplishments?  Name at least three things the company could be doing to motivate their employees.
  • Assistance offered in helping your employees to deal with stress management: Are the employees given any tools to deal with stress management?  Does the company have access to mental health counselors?  Are employees given permission to take any mental health days?  What could the company be doing to help employees deal with their employees’ stress?

Prepare a 4-6 page report that includes an overall assessment of how each of the above is currently being handled and how you would change the system.  Be sure to provide examples and be specific in your reasoning behind your suggested changes.  Utilize at least three scholarly resources in your report (one of which may be your text book). This report must include:

    • Executive Summary
    • Analyze and explain what is being done in the five areas described above (team, job satisfaction,  communication, motivation, and stress management) in the company.
    • Write recommendations for what they could be doing better in all five areas
    • Conclusion
    • Appendix: List of questions asked in interview

The paper must be well organized using headings and subheadings. The written report must be in APA format, have proper punctuation and grammar, as well as free of typographical error. All materials used must be cited correctly and listed on a reference page.

 Question Topic: Many colleges and universities allow older people to audit courses tuition-free. But–perhaps because the arrangement does not generate tuition–most institutions do not actively pr

 Question Topic:

 Many colleges and universities allow older people to audit courses tuition-free. But–perhaps because the arrangement does not generate tuition–most institutions do not actively promote this option or encourage people to take advantage of it; the number of older people who actually enroll in such courses tends to be fairly low. Suppose that your college began taking aggressive and effective measures to encourage elderly people to enroll in courses, with the eventual result that around half of the students in most classes were 65 or older. Write a paper discussing two issues. First, how should instructors modify their teaching and their evaluation and testing procedures in response to this change in the student population, given the material in the text describing older adults’ cognitive performance and abilities? Second, how would classes be enriched by an increase in the proportion of older students, and how would classes suffer through such an increase? 

Important to note

 Papers are to be a minimum of 1500 words double spaced, in APA  or MLA format 

Attach it using “word format” or powerpoint only. No hyperlinks or goggle docs. 

Grading Criteria

  1. Fulfilling Assignment Objective: ( 60 points ) 

Good overview of material, with a clear

understanding of the content material.

  1. Clearly Written Paper: ( 20 points) 

Having an introduction, thesis, and conclusion,

as well as a good flow of ideas.

  1. Correct Grammar and Spelling: ( 10 points ) 
  2. Following Paper Format Instructions: ( 10 points ) 

Length of paper, font, margins, etc

TOPIC – ( PLEASE USE COLLEGE DEATAILED SENTENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY TERMS.) PLEASE WRITE AS IF YOU ARE THE PERSON WITH THIS DISORDER AND DESCRIBE AS IF YOU WERE TALKING with a psychologist.TOPIC -Major De

TOPIC – ( PLEASE USE COLLEGE DEATAILED SENTENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY TERMS.) PLEASE WRITE AS IF YOU ARE THE PERSON WITH THIS DISORDER AND DESCRIBE AS IF YOU WERE TALKING with a psychologist.

TOPIC –Major Depressive Disorder

Objectives: The purpose of this exercise is to acquaint you with the specifics of a certain psychological disorder in order to help you understand the disorder better. Your task will be to explore and then write a creative essay about the disorder you choose to research.

Find additional material on the Web about the disorder. Some possible sites are listed below. If you find other sites, be sure to cite it properly.

These are some helpful websites you may use. You may also go online and find other sources.

https://mental-health-matters.com/psychological-disorders/

http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/psychology/faces/

https://www.nami.org/

TASK

Write an essay (4-5 pages, NOT including your Works Cited Page) in which you pretend you are a person with the psychological disorder you have selected, and you are at your appointment with a psychologist. Your essay should be creative! The point is NOT to simply explain a list of symptoms, it is to apply it. You should demonstrate that you understand what the world is like to someone with this specific disorder. Address the following points:

  • Describe your typical day, thoughts, habits, behaviors, etc., that have brought you to seek treatment.
  • Discuss how at least three distinct symptoms of this disorder affect you. In other words, how do the symptoms change your life?
  • Explain how this disorder affects your relationships family, marital, work, etc.
  • Given the many different schools of psychological thought and practice and treatment options, which do you think is best suited for your disorder? Justify your answer and describe the therapy your psychologist has identified as a treatment.

You MUST provide citations and references throughout your paper when discussing your disorder, symptoms, and treatments. Your citations must come from a Peer-Reviewed Journal Article (a minimum of 1 journal), your textbook, and the websites provided above. 

Part A: Short-Answer Questions (30 marks)Answer the following six questions that relate to the Module 3 readings, using full sentences and short paragraphs as appropriate. Your responses should be cle

Part A: Short-Answer Questions (30 marks)

Answer the following six questions that relate to the Module 3 readings, using full sentences and short paragraphs as appropriate. Your responses should be clear and succinct, approximately 75 words in length per question. No single question should exceed 125 words.

Each question is worth five (5) marks.

1. With respect to the Walsh article, consider a family you know of that has been dealing with critical family issues such as addiction, mental illness, or job loss or is grieving the loss of a loved one. Adopt the family resilience model and list some of the strengths of the family. Can you outline how these family strengths may help build family resilience in the face of adversity? Ensure you do not reveal the identity of the family. You may use a pseudonym (e.g., “Smith” or “Doe”) in your response.

2. Describe the example given in the McCabe et al. article that illustrates the importance of not generalizing research findings from the majority group (i.e., Caucasians) to a minority group.

3. May’s article discusses gender differences between mothers and fathers when dealing with their child’s serious health issues. How might developing a social support program for fathers with children who have serious health issues help these fathers and, in turn, their children? What sorts of topics might be included in such a program?

4. Assume that you are an employer and draw from the Grzywacz and Bass’s research to suggest one recommendation you would make to foster optimum work and family environments for your employees. Explain the reason for your recommendation.

5. Based on what you learned from the Johnson et al. article, what would be the benefits of following up these youth and parents, say, four years after the initial training program? Suggest two questions you would include in an interview given to the parents and teens at these follow-up sessions.

6. Considering what you learned from the Lucy LeMare study on Romanian orphans, would you expect the relationship between length of institutionalization and IQ to weaken over time (e.g., when the children are assessed at 16.5 years of age)? How might a providing a warm and caring environment impact a future relationship between length of institutionalization and IQ?

Part B: Essay (70 marks)

Write an essay of 500–750 words (2–3 double-spaced word-processed pages) on one of the following topics. Be sure that you are presenting the concepts in your own words and that you include current information.

Option 1: Other Family Resilience Research

You have been introduced to many family resilience factors in this module; however the effects of particular family factors protecting against other types of adversity (e.g., poor school performance) have not been discussed. Find at least two peer-reviewed journal articles that examine the protective effects of family resilience on an adversity that has not been discussed in this module. Summarize your articles, and provide your informed reaction (i.e., your opinion, based on evidence). Compare and contrast the articles (i.e., what similarities did you find? what differences?).

Option 2: Cross-Cultural Research in Family Resilience

1. Read and then summarize Cohen, Slonim, Finzi, and Leichtentritt’s journal article entitled, “Family Resilience: Israeli Mothers’ Perspectives.” You may use the notes and focus questions below to guide your summary. Once you have summarized the article, provide your informed reaction (i.e., your opinion based on evidence).

2. Find an additional peer-reviewed journal article that examines family resilience using a cross-cultural perspective, and summarize the findings from that study. Once you have summarized the article, provide your informed reaction (i.e., your opinion based on evidence).

3. Compare and contrast Cohen et al.’s research article with your research article. What similarities did you find? What differences?

Notes for “Family Resilience: Israeli Mothers’ Perspectives”

It is important and helpful to be aware of possible cross-cultural differences when it comes to defining “family resilience.” As you have discovered in previous papers in this course, concepts can have different meanings to different people, depending upon the culture studied. Recall, for example, the problems in generalizing research results gathered from the white, middle-class, majority culture to the urban African American minority culture. The same could be said of generalizing findings from North American cultures to other cultures such as those of the Middle East. Thus, it is important to conduct research that examines specific cultures in order to find similarities and differences among particular concepts, such as “family resilience.” This paper examines what “family resilience” means to a sample of Israeli mothers. When we think of Israel, often visions of war, violence, and political unrest come to mind. But it is important that we appreciate that Israeli citizens also deal with the day-to-day stressors that most of us are familiar with, such as family illnesses and divorce. You will see by the results of this study that Israeli mothers’ concepts of family resilience are actually very similar to North American concepts, suggesting that family resilience is a fairly universal concept.

Another important issue to note is that this study is qualitative in nature. Most studies you have read so far are quantitative. A quantitative study is number-based, such as studies whereby individuals fill out questionnaires, and numerical scores for each questionnaire are generated for each participant. These numbers are then entered into a statistical program and statistical analyses are conducted. A qualitative study, on the other hand, uses methods such as interviews, observations, and case studies to gather detailed data about a particular concept.

This study on Israeli mothers used a semi-structured interview format as well as a small sample size. Leading questions, such as asking the mothers about a recent stressful event, how they interpreted it, and how their family dealt with the stressful event, were part of the interview, along with asking the women to give a general definition of “family resilience.” Much data was generated, as the 15 interviews in this study averaged two hours each. The answers the mothers gave were then analyzed using what is called “grounded theory,” a central component of qualitative analyses. This means that common themes in the women’s answers as they related to family resilience were identified, and categories were created.

The authors of this research article explain the processes involved in analyzing interview data, such as the different types of coding that take place. Researchers often use the themes identified in qualitative analyses to create questionnaires, which can consequently be used in quantitative analyses with a larger sample size. Thus, qualitative studies are often preliminary in nature, providing a basis for the development of quantitative studies.

Focus Questions for Reading

Consider using the following questions to guide your reading and written summary of this article.

1. What were the goals of the present study?

2. Why did the authors choose to interview women from Israel, rather than from another country?

3. What were the five main categories identified that captured the concept of resilience for the Israeli women? Give a brief description of each category in your own words

4. For each category identified in question 3, give an example from the article.

5. What was a limitation of this study? Can you think of any other limitations?

Option 3: Foster Children and Family Resilience

1. Read and then summarize Schwartz’s journal article entitled, “Family Resilience and Pragmatic Parent Education.” You may use the notes and focus questions below to guide your summary. Once you have summarized the article, provide your informed reaction (i.e., your opinion based on evidence). You may also want to consider some of the issues raised in Lucy LeMare’s case of the Romanian orphan interviews.

2. Find an additional peer-reviewed journal article that examines family resilience, using an educational perspective, and summarize the findings from that study. Once you have summarized the article, provide your informed reaction (i.e., your opinion based on evidence).

3. Compare and contrast Schwartz’s (and LeMare’s, if you have chosen to include it) research with your research article. What similarities did you find? What differences?

Notes for “Family Resilience and Pragmatic Parent Education”

What if we could teach parents how to build resilience into their families? As we have seen in past research, family resilience may protect both parents and children from adversity. Consider the case of foster children, who have often had their share of adversity. They are usually born into unstable home environments where they often experience abuse and/or neglect. This kind of family background may put these children at risk for developing emotional issues such as depression or behavioural issues such as delinquency. Furthermore, many foster children have been moved from one foster care home to another, adding to the instability of their situation. Thus, it is particularly important for foster parents to build protective factors into their parenting and into their family unit in order to help buffer the past, present, and future adverse effects of being a foster child.

Focus Questions for Reading

Consider using the following questions to guide your reading and written summary of this article.

1. What are some of the problems with generic present-day parent education programs?

2. Why might a very structured family environment work with young children, but cause adolescent children to rebel?

3. Describe a strength of the foster care system.

4. What was the purpose of the Family Resilience Project?

5. Re: case study: Why do you think a delay in responding to the foster child’s behavioural outbursts was less successful than responding right away?

6. Re: case study: Why do you think rigidity in responding to the foster child’s behavioural outburst was less successful than flexibility in responding?

Part A: Short-Answer Questions (30 marks)

Answer the following six questions that relate to the Module 4 readings, using full sentences and short paragraphs as appropriate. Your responses should be clear and succinct, approximately 75 words in length per question. No single question should exceed 125 words. Each question is worth five (5) marks.

1. With respect to “Big Brothers/Big Sisters Mentoring: The Power of Developmental Relationships,” why do you think minority Little Brothers and Sisters showed a more dramatic lowering effect in their likelihood to use drugs, compared to non-minority Little Brothers and Sisters?

2. With respect to the Criss et al. article, it was found that neither temperament nor social information-processing patterns (encoding skills) influenced the likelihood of having positive peer relationships and friendships. The authors also note that unmeasured factors, such as physical attractiveness, IQ, and athletic ability, could possibly account for the buffering effects of positive peer relationships and friendships. How do you think such factors could influence having positive peer relationships and friendships, which would consequently lead to protection against family risk factors? Feel free to draw on research findings from the earlier modules (such as previous research on IQ and social competence) when giving your answer.

3. According to the Rodgers and Rose study, the most salient finding with respect to the resilience model is that peer support can buffer the effects of low parental support on internalizing behaviours for adolescents from divorced single-parent families. One interpretation of this finding is that more peer support leads to less internalizing behaviour. However, another plausible explanation is that adolescents with internalizing behaviours attract less peer support. Why might that be the case?

4. One core problem with the Cosden et al. study is that many members of the control group actually did attend other forms of homework assistance programs. Can you think of a way to deal with this issue?

5. Consider Michael Chandler’s research and explain how the narrative strategy of self and the oral storytelling traditions of Canadian Aboriginals play a role in maintaining cultural continuity and building resilience in Aboriginal youth. (You may also want to include examples from Rod McCormick’s research in your answer.)

6. Achor suggests that social support speeds the process of recovery. The readings, modules and assignments have continually focused on the many factors associated with resilience. Present an argument to either support or refute Achor’s statement. Feel free to draw on previous readings, modules or assignments to support your answer.

Part B: Essay (70 marks)

Write an essay ( maximum 500 words) (2–3 double-spaced word-processed pages) on one of the following topics. Be sure that you are presenting the concepts in your own words and that you include current information.

Option 1: Academic Resilience, Continued

Topic 4 introduced you to how academic resilience may be improved for students at risk for not completing their homework assignments. Improvement of academic resilience may also protect students from academic underachievement and/or dropping out of high school. Find two more peer-reviewed journal articles that examine academic resilience in at-risk groups. Summarize your articles, and provide your informed reaction (i.e., your opinion, based on evidence). Compare and contrast the articles (i.e., what similarities did you find? what differences?).

Option 2: Relating Community and Cultural Resilience Research to Individual or Family Resilience Research

Review Module 2 or Module 3 and select a research paper that examined individual or family resilience factors with respect to a particular risk factor (e.g., maternal psychopathology, work/family obligation overload). Find at least one peer-reviewed journal article that discusses a community resilience factor for that same risk factor. Summarize your research paper and provide your informed reaction (i.e., your opinion based on evidence). Compare and contrast your paper with the paper you used from Module 2 or 3 (i.e., what similarities did you find? what differences?).

The Case of KristopherKristopher is a 14-year-old boy who was recently accused by a female classmate of forcing her to have sex with him. He claimed that she agreed to have sex with him and then becam

The Case of Kristopher

Kristopher is a 14-year-old boy who was recently accused by a female classmate of forcing her to have sex with him. He claimed that she agreed to have sex with him and then became angry because he went out with other girls. Kristopher is known as a bully and often fights with other students. He was removed from his biological mother’s home when he was 4-years-old because she was unresponsive when he was repeatedly abused by her boyfriend. Kristopher was adopted by his current parents when he was 7-years-old after he had lived in a series of foster homes. He was a known charmer. Despite his charm, however, he had difficulty controlling his temper and seemed to take pleasure in being cruel to other children and animals.

During the next few years, Kristopher’s adoptive parents tried to help him. They worked with the school to help him control his temper and provided him with therapy. However, his behavior became increasingly difficult to manage. He frequently lied and sometimes stole money from his mother. He began to spend time with other adolescents who were known to use drugs. His school performance, which had never been satisfactory, deteriorated even further. Soon after he was accused of the sexual assault, he ran away from home but was caught by police and arrested.