Explore the similarities and differences regarding the experience(s) of segregation for African-Americans

Paper Assignment

History

 

In a well-organized essay of 4 pages, respond to the statements and questions listed below.  Be sure to provide references and examples from the assigned readings (see below).  You are responsible for the entirety of Black Boy and Separate Pasts.  Since this is a take-home assignment, grammar, spelling, and the like will carry more weight in the computation of the final grade than is the case for an exam.

 

 

Explore the similarities and differences regarding the experience(s) of segregation for African-Americans and whites as portrayed in the two texts noted above.  Try to keep in mind the different time periods, settings, and the fact that one protagonist is much younger than the other.  The idea for this assignment is to provide a thesis argument for you essay and then defend it—justify the veracity of that thesis—using textual evidence and explanatory reasoning.

 

In making your arguments, you must provide examples from the texts for support.  Rather than using formal footnotes/endnotes, follow these instructions.  At the end of a citation–either a complete quotation or a paraphrase (putting the author’s ideas into your own words)–place the author’s name and the page numbers in parentheses The information contained in them is provided as background material only.  Make your arguments from the texts themselves–there is more than enough information present for you to make realistic conclusions about the works.

 

Your essay should use a standard format: 12 font, double spaced, one inch margin.  Be sure to proofread your paper carefully; spelling, grammar, and other issues related to proper presentation and usage are a significant part of this assignment.

Hypothesis Testing

Hypothesis Testing

 

In the banking industry, the return on equity ratio or percentage is used to evaluate the financial performance of a bank. Such information is extremely valuable to investors.

Calculate the return on equity (ROE) for a sample of 20 banks for the year before the Sarbanes-Oxley Act was enacted. For the same sample of banks, calculate the ROE for the year following the enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

 

Later, answer the following questions:

 

  • After the enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, was the average bank’s ROE lower than it was before the act? If so, why do you think that was the case?
  • What is the null hypothesis for this hypothesis test?
  • What is the alternative hypothesis for this hypothesis test?
  • Choose at least three different significant levels to conduct the hypothesis test. Is it possible that a Type I error occurred with the hypothesis test? Why or why not?
  • Is it possible that a Type II error occurred? Why or why not?

Submit your answers in an eight- to ten-page Word document.

Identifie a socio-political leader and evaluate the leader’s motivation for superiority striving.

Political Personalities

As we have seen this week when looking at both psychoanalytic and neo-psychoanalytic theory, much of our mental health and success in adulthood is related to the events and relationships of our childhood. Much like Freud, Alfred Adler believed that childhood events are pivotal for the adult. For Adler, his pivotal childhood events were the development of rickets which kept him from walking until the age of four and contracting a near-fatal case of pneumonia at age five. These events served to inculcate a lifelong ambition which centered around his becoming a physician in order to focus on the curing of deadly diseases.

According to Alfred Adler, all people have moments when they feel inferior. For many, such moments will lead them to strive to compensate for that weakness. When this happens, it leads to what he calls “superiority striving,” in which the person is motivated by his or her feelings of inferiority to overcome and strive for betterment, achievement, and perfection.

It is important to note that superiority striving is different from simply striving for power. Adler considered this an unhealthy desire because the sole goal is power. The way that someone strives to meet his or her goals from an Adlerian point of view is referred to as a style of life.

Adler is also known for his study of birth order and its impact on personality.

Research Adler’s theory using your textbook, the Internet, and the Argosy University online library resources. Based on your research, respond to the following:

  • Choose a social or political leader (current or past) to examine through an Adlerian framework of superiority striving and style of life.
    • Superiority Striving
      • What might be the motivation behind this leader’s career choice, according to Adler’s theory? What was this person’s perceived inferiority or weakness? How did this person obtain his or her high level of superiority striving? For example, Franklin Roosevelt’s bout with polio may have been responsible for some of his motivation.
    • Style of Life
      • What was his/her goal and unique style of life that could be used to achieve this goal? What steps did this person take to overcome their perceived inferiority?
      • Did this leader act out of social interest or for personal gain? What was the long-term outcome of his/her striving?
    • Birth Order
      • How would you apply Adler’s theory of birth order to this personality?

Format your paper so it is double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, and with normal one-inch margins. Include a title page with a running head, an abstract, and a reference page. Do this for all the papers for this course.

Write a 2–3-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Assignment 3 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Identified a socio-political leader and evaluated the leader’s motivation for superiority striving.
32
Analyzed the leader’s style of life by identifying his/her goals, achievements, actions, and goals and discussed the long-term outcomes of these.
32
Applied Alder’s theory of birth order to the leader’s personality development.
16
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
20
Total:
100

 

does psychology reveal why women stay with abusive men

does psychology reveal why women stay with abusive men

Magazine article summary: Select 1 article dealing with any psychological concept or issue. Summarize the main points of the article using your own words as well as including what interested you about the article and/ or what you learned. Additionally, you will need to identify the psychological concepts that are involved in the article you select as well as give your thoughts on the implication these concepts are having/will have on our society. The article may be selected only from:Newsweek, Time or Psychology Today. This summary should be 2–3 pages long and must have a copy of the article attached to the summary or send the link. Sending the link does not count as proper APA documentation. MAKE sure to send the complete APA citation.

What are sensing mechanisms and why are they important?

Investigate Employee Rights

Consider Reading 4.26 on pp. 289-290, Getting Information from Employees Who Know to Those Who Can and Will Respond. Develop a research paper that addresses the following:

  • Provide a brief synopsis of Mr. Lee’s concerns regarding Lehman Brothers.
  • What are sensing mechanisms and why are they important?
  • What is the humble firm and how does it encourage ethical behavior?
  • Describe what leads to the types of behaviors at Lehman and other companies that eventually collapse.
  • Why are managers unable to simply rely on their ethics hotlines?

Support your paper with minimum of three (3) scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages not including title and reference pages

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

Summarize the BP Pipeline Case regarding Ethical Behaviors and Decision-Making

Summarize the BP Pipeline Case regarding Ethical Behaviors and Decision-Making

The BP Pipeline case (Case 6.25 on pp. 411-422) is a complex situational case about the actions of individuals and the practices of a large corporation. Prepare a paper that addresses the following:

  • Discuss in detail the ethical, negligence, and environmental issues you see in this case.
  • BP had rented the rig from Transocean for $500,000 per day. Transocean had been recognized by the U.S. government for its safety record. Can companies distance themselves from liability and responsibility through the use of contractors?
  • Discuss how BP got into the position in which it found itself in late 2006 and what might have prevented the spill, the financial fallout, and the loss of reputation. Be sure to factor in the financial implications of any decision made during the period from 2001 to 2006.
  • What was the impact of the emphasis in cost cutting on BP’s culture? What was the influence on the company’s performance?
  • Evaluate the social responsibility positions of BP in light of the refinery explosion and the pipeline issue. What can companies learn from the BP experience?

Support your paper with a minimum of three (3) scholarly resources in addition to your text. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages not including title and reference pages

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

Assess the Ethical Practices of Intel regarding its Defective Pentium Chip

Assess the Ethical Practices of Intel regarding its Defective Pentium Chip

As an up-and-coming middle manager, you have been tasked with conducting a presentation on organizational integrity and social responsibility at an upcoming middle and senior management retreat. Knowing that you have just completed this course, this is your opportunity to shine. However, your company has had its share of issues with problematic products and services. You want to promote ethical practices but not at the expense of pointing fingers at your own organization. You instead decide to use course concepts through an example of other companies’ unethical practices to identify potential issues and promote ethical integrity within your own organization.

You decide to use Intel as the example company within your presentation at the retreat. Prepare a PowerPoint presentation in which you validate the key flaws in Intel’s five-point plan. In your presentation, be certain to address the following important concepts:

  • Ethical integrity and why it is important;
  • The role of ethics in business;
  • The advantages of corporate social responsibility;
  • Ethics and company culture; and
  • Employees, technology and ethical responsibilities.
  • Then, include brief examples of three additional companies who fell prey to the same types of pressures – thus illustrating how Intel is clearly not alone.
  • Conclude with a list of general actions for an organization so as to avoid the decision-making pitfalls to which Intel and others had succumbed.

Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as “speaker notes” for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists.

Support your paper with a minimum of five (5) scholarly resources in addition to your text. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 15-20 slides (with a separate reference slide)

Notes Length: 150-200 words for each slide

Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style where appropriate.

Save the file as PPT with the correct course code information.

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