Characteristics and Influence

 

Try to imagine what it must have been like to elect a national leader before the days of television or even radio. Consider Abraham Lincoln, who ranks among the greatest U.S. presidents. Although he is famous for many of his speeches, relatively few people in the 1860s would ever have heard him speak. Most would not know what his voice sounded like and what impression his words made as he spoke. Many would have seen his image but not know what he was like in person and the impact of his physical presence. Despite how we honor Lincoln today, he was not nearly as popular when he was president. There were plenty of critics who did not see him as competent. Consider one factor—Lincoln’s appearance. If you knew little else about him, how would his photo influence your view of him?

Contrast that experience to what we know today. All forms of media cover the U.S. presidential elections. You get constant opportunities to evaluate firsthand a presidential or vice presidential candidate’s characteristics as a communicator and qualities as a leader. As you examined through the reading in the text, those characteristics include social attractiveness, authority, and credibility. And those same characteristics also apply to other people in our lives and inform how we pay attention to them and how they influence our thinking and actions.

For this Assignment, you will explore the characteristics of a communicator and how source factors in persuasion influence your views of a speaker and the person’s words and ideas. You will analyze a national presidential or vice presidential debate for your response to the two candidates, with emphasis on your judgment of their credibility.

To prepare: Select one of the following U.S. presidential or vice presidential debates as the focus of your assignment: John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon: September 26, 1960 George H. W. Bush and Geraldine Ferraro: October 11, 1984 Barack Obama and John McCain: September 26, 2008 Access the media link related to your chosen presidential or vice-presidential debate in the Learning Resources to view the debate. (You are not required to watch the entire debate.) Access the associated transcript for reference in citing examples from the debate. Review the Week 4 reading in the text, paying particular attention to the relevant information in Chapter 8. For example, note core characteristics and biases of persuaders.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?281312-2/presidential-candidates-debate By Day 7

Submit a 3- to 5-page paper that addresses the following: Describe examples from the debate that exemplify the core characteristics of the debaters. Explain the role of context in the debate. Describe the debaters’ biases. Explain the impact of the debaters’ social attractiveness on your analysis. Based on your analysis, rate each participant on a scale of 1–5; 1 for not credible and 5 for highly credible. Support your rating with information from the Week 4 Learning Resources and the specific debate. Evaluate your biases for or against each candidate, and explain how they informed your rating of the person.

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Research Question Brainstorm

Background

During this week you will brainstorm a list of research questions you are interested in, which will help you work towards your Week 1 Assignment. You are working towards creating a list of at least 10 unique research questions that encompass a variety of topics and types of variables. Think about exploring relationships between variables, making predictions for one variable using one or more other variables, and determining differences between groups across one or two variables. In future weeks, you will pull questions from this list that might lend themselves to a particular statistical analysis, thus saving valuable time in not needing to brainstorm research ideas. During those weeks you will take the research question and create a mini-research proposal that will help you consider the application of a specific statistical analysis to that question.

Discussion Assignment Requirements

Initial Posting – To earn full participation points, include in your initial posting at least 5 potential research questions by Day 3. Have fun with these questions and choose topics you are truly interested in, whether they are leadership, training, sports, social media, politics, movies, or food. This will make the research design process much more enjoyable. If you need help coming up with ideas, ask your instructor for examples. Also, feel free to post more than 5 research questions as it would be useful to get feedback on as many questions as possible.

For each of the questions, provide the following: List the research question (be sure to phrase as a measurable question) Identify the variables presented in the question Provide an operational definition for each variable Describe each variable’s scale of measurement (nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio) and characteristics (i.e., discrete vs. continuous, numerical vs. categorical, etc.)

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Paper must have a good thesis!!!!

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400 words or more

Our discussion this week focuses on the mental health needs of an often-overlooked population, the first responders of disasters. The links below provide powerful insights and testimonials to the importance of protecting one’s mental health and may be helpful resources in the discussion.

Beyond Debriefing: How to Address Responders’ Emotional Health
http://www.emergencymgmt.com/training/Beyond-Debriefing-Responders-Emotional-Health.html

Former Emergency Service Workers Speak Out about their Experiences with PTSD
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-03/former-emergency-service-workers-speak-about-ptsd/6518506

Psychological Trauma and First Responders
http://americanmentalhealthfoundation.org/2015/04/psychological-trauma-and-first-responders/ After reviewing the course materials, discuss, with detail, three things you believe are critical for first responders to know regarding potential threats of disaster response work to their mental health. These can be of a preparatory and preventative or a post-event recovery nature, or a combination. Selections should be critically important in maintaining or restoring one’s mental health.

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Applied project

THIS IS DUE ASAP…LIKE TONIGHT IF POSS..The topic is HEALTH..

Literature Review Create a brief literature review that presents a fair and comprehensive analysis of relevant literature pertaining to the topic you chose in Week One. This page must include the following:
A brief introduction of the topic and its relevance (300 to 500 words).Three to five peer-reviewed articles based on applied psychological research. Each of the articles must directly relate to your chosen topic.A one- to two-paragraph (500 to750 words total) analysis and summary for each article.A reference list at the bottom of the page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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Parenting Strategies

 

Listen to the podcast, Speaking of Psychology: Disciplining Children Effectively.

Based on the information from the podcast, what is the take home message for parents? Support your post with theory or research that includes peer reviewed scholarly references. What relevant considerations (e.g., culture, gender, SES) seem to have been omitted or not considered in the podcast or based on your reading? What are the barriers to (or possible negative consequences of) applying the approaches suggested in this week’s readings?

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Wk 5 FINAL//Big job

I will be updating important personal info related to this assignment soon
   Final Project: Develop a Professional Website

For your Final Project, you will create a website that showcases the skills you have gained throughout your psychology program.  Your website will consist of the following elements: a homepage, a literature review, expert opinions, résumés, a case study, and a list of pertinent websites.  Each of these sections will be its own “tab” on the website.  When complete, you may choose to use this website after graduation as a means to showcase your abilities to potential employers and/or graduate schools.    

To begin, review the elements required for each section of your website below.  

Next, visit the Wix.com website to familiarize yourself with this technology.  Scroll down on the webpage and click the pink arrow to view a quick tour video of the website platform.  Note: This site is best viewed using either the Chrome or Firefox web browsers.  Refer to the Wix.com Quick-Start Guide for step-by-step instructions on setting up your website.    

If you experience any technical difficulties, please visit the Wix Support Center . The technical support offered through your Student Portal will not be able to assist you with the Wix website.  When you are ready to create your website, click the Start Now button to register and begin building.  If you are unable to utilize the Wix platform to complete this assignment and you have already watched the tutorial, read through the Wix.com Quick-Start Guide, and contacted the Wix Support Center, please contact your instructor.    

It is highly recommended that you complete any and all written work in a separate document first and then cut and paste the required content into your webpage. This will allow you to edit and save your work separate from the website, should anything occur which causes the website to fail.  Additionally, you will be able to work on your content without having to remain connected to the internet and it may be easier to develop and edit your content in Word, prior to publishing it on your website.   

Sections of the Final Project will be completed within the course weeks and will be revised for inclusion in this project. Carefully review all suggestions and comments from the instructor and/or your classmates before including that work within the content of your website.

Clearly label the website as your course project. Although it will not be searchable to the general public, it will be publicly available and anyone who is given your specific site link will be able to view it.

Copy and paste the URL to your website into a Word document for submission. Once you have received your final grade for this course, you have the option of deleting this website through your account with Wix.com.

Creating the Website

The website:
Must be named with the following convention: your last name + PSY496 Final Project. Example: Smith PSY496 Final Project. Must include six tabs with the following headings and information. Watch the screencast video below to assist you with setting up your required tabs.

Home Page
Briefly introduce yourself and provide information regarding your professional background. Summarize your experiences within the Psychology program at Ashford University and what you hope to do upon graduation. You may include a professional photograph as well.Literature Review
Create a brief literature review that presents a fair and comprehensive analysis of relevant literature pertaining to the topic you chose in Week One. This page must include the following:
A brief introduction of the topic and its relevance (300 to 500 words).Three to five peer-reviewed articles based on applied psychological research. Each of the articles must directly relate to your chosen topic.A one- to two-paragraph (500 to750 words total) analysis and summary for each article.A reference list at the bottom of the page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.Expert Opinions
Begin with the work you completed for the Mental Health Disciplines discussion in Week Three. In this section, you will demonstrate your awareness of the psychological career alternatives in a community setting and take on the role of two experts in different fields of psychology.  You will also evaluate contributions of psychological research in the applied context of these experts and discuss methodological issues unique to their areas of psychological research.   Take into consideration the comments your classmates and your instructor made on your discussion post.Include information from at least two peer-reviewed articles of your choosing that were published within the last five years to substantiate your experts’ claims.  The sources may not be any of those that are listed within this course.  For information on how to generate search terms for specific resources, visit the Ashford University Library website.Make any necessary changes to your presentation and create a new oral video presentation using a screencast program such as Jing and Screencast-O-Matic. You may also use YouTube or a voiceover PowerPoint saved as a video file with audio. Using the instructions on the Wix.com platform, embed the video of your oral presentation (screencast or video) in the Expert Opinions page of your website. As an alternative to embedding your video, you may copy and paste a working URL on the Expert Opinions page.Résumés
Begin with the work you completed for the Develop Professional Résumés assignment in Week Three. Based on the feedback from your instructor, make the recommended changes to the résumés you created for the two experts from the Presentation by Experts discussion in Week Three and the Expert Opinions web page you created.
Next, create your own professional résumé, that includes brief descriptions of the major duties associated with any relevant work experience you have.
Your résumé should appear first on the page followed by the résumés you created for the experts.To begin constructing your personal résumé, utilize the Resume Builder tool provided by Ashford University. This will allow you to create drafts of your résumé so that you may revise and refine your assignments before submitting them. Because your final project will be available for public viewing, do not include your actual personal contact information (i.e., address, phone number, email).To utilize this tool:Log into the Ashford University Student PortalClick on Job Search & Resume Builder link under Career ServicesGo to the My Documents TabSelect the Resume Builder TabCreate, save and edit these résumés to meet your assignment guidelines.Case Study
Begin with the work you completed for the Case Study: Evaluating Ashford University Institutional & Program Outcomes assignment in Week One.Review the feedback you received from your instructor and then create a case study that takes on the role you did not pursue.If you used your own story or that of a willing volunteer for the original assignment, then you will create a case study for a fictitious character.If you created a character for the case study in the original assignment, then you will use your own story or that of a willing adult volunteer.In this section, you will:
Create a 750- to 1000-word case study of a real (either yourself or a willing adult volunteer) or fictitious person who has developed the competencies of their academic program at Ashford University.  Evaluate your real or fictitious person’s learning within the program as it contributes to the overall attainment of the institutional outcomes.Include at least one personal life example and one career example of applying the competencies to resolve personal challenges and an ethical dilemma (e.g., a client or research subject reveals compromising information about a friend or family member who also happens to be someone you know in a personal/social context).Create or describe a scenario in which the person wrestles with an issue related to the assigned research topic in her or his personal and/or professional life. Be specific in your discussion of the scenario and provide details demonstrating professional problem solving on the part of the person in your case study.Include a section wherein your fictitious person or you articulate a personal point of view, evaluate evidence, determine options for responding and evaluate the pros and cons of the options prior to making a decision about a course of action within the scenario.Conclude with how the problem was resolved and what the person learned while at Ashford University that assisted in an effective resolution.Websites
Create an annotated list of 10 to 12 reputable, professional websites (e.g., government agencies, professional organizations, professional associations…) that are relevant to psychological research and practice. Commercial or non-academic websites may not be used for this assignment.Consider the merits of each website.  Based on your knowledge of scholarly applications of psychological research, evaluate the use of scholarly applied psychological research and analyze the interpretations that are presented on each site.  For information on how to evaluate web resources, visit the Ashford University Library website.  The list should be in alphabetical order with each website cited according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.The annotations should be four to five sentences long and reflect the relevance and usefulness of each website in terms of your topics of psychological research and your professional needs.

In addition, your website must:
Include a footer with the date submitted (in Copyright section).Address the topics of each page with critical thought.Use the number of peer-reviewed sources listed with the instructions for each web page.Document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.  Include a separate reference section at the bottom of each web page, for the sources used on that page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Carefully review the  Grading Rubric  for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

 

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Assignment 2: Discussion—The Healthy Provider

According to a major study, the most common complaint made by clients against licensed counselors, psychologists, and social workers involved violations of boundaries (Phelan, 2007). In most cases, when a licensed therapist was disciplined by an ethics board, it was due to the therapist engaging in an inappropriately intimate relationship with a client. Other types of boundary violations included entering into other forms of dual relationships with clients, such as business relationships or friendships.

For this week’s discussion read both the section on ethics in your textbook along with the the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics from your module readings. In doing so pay particular attention to “Section A: The Counseling Relationship,” in which you will find code “A.5. Prohibited Noncounseling Roles and Relationships.” Based on your readings respond to the following:Discuss at least three ways a counselor might demonstrate poor boundaries with a client. Provide examples to illustrate each form of boundary violation.How could such boundary violations negatively affect a client?

Write your initial response in a minimum of  200 words.

post your response to the Discussion Area below. 

Grading Rubric

All discussion assignments in this course will be graded using a rubric. The purpose of the discussion rubric is to frame and promote collaborative learning. Active and regular participation is not only important for the instructor, but also important for you in learning the course content and in developing your thoughts and positions on various topics. Download the discussion rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Initial Discussion Response16Discussion Participation16Writing Craftsmanship and Ethical Scholarship8Total: 40

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External stimuli begin a neuronal process from transduction to sensation to perception, which results in a response. Will a change in transduction, sensation, or perception create the greatest change in the response? Why is this so?

Module 4 DQ 1 due 6-2-2017

External stimuli begin a neuronal process from transduction to sensation to perception, which results in a response. Will a change in transduction, sensation, or perception create the greatest change in the response? Why is this so?

 

Module 4 DQ 2 due 6-3-2017

Movement is controlled by the brain. Which regions exert the greatest amounts of control? What is the most significant effect of degenerative disorders on movement and behavior? Why is this significant?

 

 

330 plus words excluding the question and two references ea. Please same as always.

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