Category Archives: Psychology

Define and describe the glass ceiling. Summarize the reports/research results of the glass ceiling’s impact on women.

Have you faced barriers similar to those described or observed others’ experiences with any of these barriers? Give an example to illustrate. Week Five Lecture This week our focus is on two chapters; Psychodynamic Approach and Women in Leadership. Chapter 13 Let’s start out by defining what the psychodynamic approach is. According to McLeod (2007), psychodynamic approach includes “all the theories in psychology that see human functioning based upon the interaction of drives and forces within the person, particularly unconscious, and between the different structures of the personality” (para. 1). Another definition would be that “it focuses on the personality of the leader and of followers, the psychodynamic approach ultimately is a way to look at the relationship between a leader and followers” (Northouse, 2013, p. 320-321). There….

Throughout this program of study, the importance of professional networking for further developing your I/O career has been emphasized.

An important tool in your professional networking toolbox is your elevator story. An elevator story is a short, well-prepared, and polished description of what it is that you do as an I/O professional. If you were in an elevator riding to the twentieth floor of a building and someone also riding on the elevator were to ask you, “So, what do you do?” What would your response be? That is your elevator story. A very concise (you have to finish it before the elevator reaches the twentieth floor), yet detailed descriptive of how you envision your specific role as an I/O professional. It has to be worded in such a way as to be easily understood by someone who doesn’t know anything about I/O Psychology. A well-crafted and….

Compare and contrast the learning theories of Pavlov (Classical conditioning) and that of Skinner (Operant conditioning)

Do these theories have relevance to consumer buyer behaviour in today’s developed, connected world? Making reference to a product of your choice critically evaluate the usefulness to marketing managers of these two theories when planning new product development in consumer markets. (50 marks)   Answer outline:

Cover page Table of Contents Introduction – learning theories past and present; contribution to learning of consumer behaviour; application Learning theories: Connectionist: Classical conditioning, Operant conditioning Insight Learning: Kohler Latent learning: Tolman Pavlov – classical conditioning (detail) – diagrams theory; referenced Skinner – operant conditioning (detail) – diagrams, theory; referenced Comparison of the two theories (table) Classical conditioning Operant conditioning             Relevance to consumer behaviour in general (no specific company) Relevance to chosen company for planning NPD….

You will select a celebrity, a case study, or someone you know who exhibits one of the mental disorders presented in the course

Case Study Essay Analysis Paper You will select a celebrity, a case study, or someone you know who exhibits one of the mental disorders presented in the course. You may also choose a movie Character. Ask the question “How does this person exhibit symptoms or behaviors that represent abnormal behavior? Write an analysis essay paper of the character including a description of symptoms.  Using examples, the student will describe, justify and support the analysis and scope of the disorder presented by the character. Use of the DSM 5 for symptoms should be included.  The DSM 5 symptoms are in Textbook and in Canvas. This must be an original paper written in your own writing style and matching your weekly Discussion Board posts. Include and Bold Type these Topic Headings in your paper:  Introduction (describe the case and the character); Diagnosis – include….

Reflect on a patient who presented with a growth and development or psychosocial issue during your Practicum experience

Describe your experience in assessing and managing the patient and his or her family. Include details of your “aha” moment in identifying the patient’s growth and development or psychosocial issue. Then, explain how the experience connected your classroom studies to the real-world clinical setting. If you have not yet been placed at a Practicum site, please contact the course Instructor.

Applying Organizational Behavior Theory

In this assignment, you will apply organizational behavior theory to an organization with which you have past or present experience. You are an organizational change consultant who has been hired to address a current problem within an organization. In addition to defining and justifying the problem, you must also apply organizational behavior theory to bring about positive change regarding the problem. Complete the following:

Consider an organization with which you have past or present experience and for which you can make a case. Define a problem, past or present for that organization. Using a combination of trade industry materials and/or personal communication with industry leaders/managers, justify the problem (i.e., provide enough detail to prove the existence and significance of the problem). Use appropriate academic peer-reviewed literature to support….

Controversies Associated With Changing Diagnostic Criteria

In this discussion you will be evaluating contributions of psychological research in the applied context of the DSM-5. To begin, read the DSM-5section entitled, “Conditions for Further Study” (Section III of the DSM-5) and the article titled  “An Overview of the DSM-5: Changes,Controversy, and Implications for Psychiatric Nursing.”  Then, address the following points in your post:

What are three controversies discussed in the Halter, Rolin-Kenny, & Dzurec (2013) article? Give your opinions about these controversies.  From your point view, are these legitimate concerns? Why or why not? Name a disorder identified as requiring significantly more research and study from the DSM-5 section entitled, “Conditions for Further Study” (Section III of the DSM-5). Construct a research question that is pertinent to the disorder you selected. Briefly outline a research method that could be used to investigate….

Research and report on schizophrenogenic mothers

Choose one of the following topics, research and report on the topic in a 300 – 500 word online submission.  Online text word limit is 525 words. Provide a citation(s) for the source that you use.

1) . Is this topic still being examined? Were schizophrenogenic fathers ever examined? What has been learned about this perspective on the origins of psychosis?

2) Research and report on other psychotic disorders [See Table 12-2, text p. 386]. How are they different from schizophrenia?

3) Discuss the topic of postpartum depression/psychosis and the case of Andrea Yates [See PsychWatch, text p. 394]. Do you agree with the diagnosis? What was the outcome at trial? What conclusions were made about her mental health? Do the  changes to the new DSM-V address this disorder?

 

Critically argue whether the “better-than-average effect” has overall positive or negative implications to individuals and/or society

You will need to: – present a clear evidence-based argument (avoid phrases like “I think” and “I believe”), support this argument with evidence, and reference where the evidence comes from; – demonstrate an understanding of the psychological theory and its implications; – have at least 4 references in your Reference section. Your references should include the two articles provided in the tutorials: Sedikides et al. (2014) and Dunning et al. (2003). All cited work will need to be carefully referenced in the correct format (either APA 6 or Harvard); – demonstrate some basic evaluation of the two articles provided within the tutorials and how they relate to the additional research you have done; – write your essay in formal writing style.

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Account psychologically for why this was a good experience. Did it change your attitudes or behavior? If so, would these changes cause you to help preserve the environment?

Select an assignment from the list below, or suggest one to your instructor. Please recall that you are asked to vary the types of paper that you submit: one is to contain a personal element, one should be theoretical, and one should address application.

1. Describe a positive experience with the natural environment that you believe has been transformative or deeply restorative for yourself. (If you have not had one, you may wish to go out and try again). Account psychologically for why this was a good experience. Did it change your attitudes or behavior? If so, would these changes cause you to help preserve the environment? Why or why not? Discuss in the context of the literature you have read for the course.

2. Explore the limits….