Identify a problem area or psychological issue that could benefit from the use of an internet intervention.

Discussion Topic

With so many individuals using the Internet today, the psychology of the individual, the family, the community, and the society has changed. Some might argue that the traditional psychological theories cannot be applied and therefore psychology as an entire field needs to be revamped to incorporate the impact and the application of internet technology. As a student completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology, your future career will undoubtedly incorporate the use of the Internet in very new ways. Read the following article from the AUO Library:

Ritterband, L. M., Gonder-Frederick, L., Cox, D. J., Clifton, A. D., West, R. W., & Borowitz, S. M. (2003). Internet interventions: In review,
in use, and into the future. Professional Psychology: Research and
Practice, 34(5), 527-534.

Identify a problem area or psychological issue that could benefit from the use of an internet intervention. Now, using what you learned from the article, propose an internet intervention using the following guidelines:

What problem area would the internet intervention address?
Provide a general description of the proposed internet intervention.
How would the effectiveness of the proposed intervention be tested?
What are any legal and ethical issues related to the proposed intervention? Include the specific APA ethical standard(s) in your response.

What multicultural factors should future studies include?

 
PowerPoint Presentation
Utilizing the information you compiled for your literature review paper, and the feedback you received from your instructor about the literature review, prepare a 10-15 minute Power Point presentation on your topic, summarizing the key points and conclusions. Be sure to direct this presentation to an audience in the community. For example, if your paper pertained to a topic in developmental psychology, direct your presentation toward parents, or a parenting center. If your topic pertained to substance abuse, direct it toward a community service agency which may use this information for educating teens or parents about preventing drug use, or current clients about treatments and facilities available. Please state in your presentation the specific audience toward whom your presentation is aimed. Include a reference page in APA format, as well as speaker notes and an audio file with your presentation.
Your slides should provide answers to the following questions: 

What was your topic?
What question did you hope to answer by completing this literature review paper? Explain the practical implications of the conclusions of the literature review and the audience to which they are directed.
Given the results of your literature review, what is/are the prevailing argument(s)? In other words, which of those is supported by the existing evidence? Be sure to include full coverage of the arguments, including strengths and weaknesses of each of them, supported by your findings from reviewing the relevant articles.
Did the researchers consider multicultural factors in their studies? If not, what factors may be involved? What multicultural factors should future studies include?
What ethical issues are related to your topic and/or discussed in the studies you reviewed?
How do the conclusions of your literature review relate to the various specialization areas in psychology? Tie them to as many as apply from the following areas: biological, cognitive, developmental, social, personality theory, psychopathology, and applied psychology.
How can the conclusions of your literature review inform the population towards whom your presentation is directed? How can they apply this information to their daily lives? What advice or ‘take home message’ can you provide to your audience based on the research you reviewed?
What research question could you ask in order to further develop this area of study?
Why is your research question important and relevant to the current work being done on your topic?

Your presentation should also follow these guidelines:

It should be approximately 10-15 minutes in length.
It should be clear, concise, and professional.  Writing should be free of spelling and grammatical errors; it should conform to current APA style (including any in-text citations).
It should include graphs, tables, figures, or images illustrating your ideas.
There should be a final slide listing references in current APA style.
The bulk of the text should be placed in the Notes pages of each slide. Keep the amount of text on the slide, itself, to a minimum.

What can parents do to avoid or change any maladaptive boundary patterns in their families?

Someone else was to complete this assignment and didn’t complete anything and it was due today! Can someone please help? 
Communication within Families
Three 17 year old high school students are planning on going to an 8pm movie together on a Friday night.  
Sally has no curfew, so she didn’t think going to the movies would be a problem. Sally asked her mother on Tuesday if she could go and her mother said “yes.” When Friday arrived, her mother told Sally that she couldn’t go to the movies anymore, it was too late for her to go out, and she needed to stay home. Her mother then left to go to the bar, and Sally was left to feed and care for her younger brother.
Mary asked her father if she could go to the movies. He responded that as her curfew was 9pm she was not allowed to go to the movies. Mary did not want to question her father’s decision, so she kept quiet, even though it was the weekend, and she had no responsibilities on Saturday morning. Mary asked her mother if she would try to talk to her father to convince him to lift the curfew for one night, but her mother refused to do so.
Sam asked his parents if he could go to the movies. His parents stated that while normally his curfew was 9pm, it was a weekend night and he had no plans early in the morning on Saturday. Sam’s parents decided that as long as his homework and chores were finished, he could have an extension on his curfew for the evening, and could go to the movies. On Friday afternoon, Sam completed his homework and chores, and left to see the movie, with the promise to call his parents if the movie got out later than 10pm.
Respond to the following using the information from the text and lectures:

Identify which boundary is best described by each family in the scenario above.
Identify which boundary inadequacies are present in each family, if applicable.
Explain how each boundary and boundary inadequacy manifests itself.
What behaviors contribute to the development and maintenance of each of these boundaries?
Which of these teens are at risk for future substance abuse and why?
What can parents do to avoid or change any maladaptive boundary patterns in their families?

Create a PowerPoint presentation of five to seven slides, with detailed speaker notes to present to a parent organization.

Theories of etiology (causes).

MY TOPIC IS:  OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

ATTACHED IS MY INITIAL INTRODUCTION OF MY TOPIC AND MY OUTLINE OF MY TOPIC.

 
Final Project: Biopsychological Analysis of a Neuropsychological Disorder 
In your Final Project, you will synthesize an overview of the  major theories relating to the pathology of a disorder as well as  provide a detailed discussion of the etiology (causes) and clinical  interventions, using research to support your analysis.  Your topic will  be the neuropsychological disorder that was selected and approved by  the instructor in your Week One assignment, and for which you provided  an outline in the Week Two assignment.  

In keeping  with the focus of this class, the emphasis of your paper will be on the  neuroscience aspects of the disorder, to include: 

Theories of etiology (causes)
Associated factors in development of the disorder (genetic, environmental, familial, lifestyle)
Pathology (abnormalities of physical structure and function, including genetic and biochemical aspects)
Treatment options (pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic, with rationales for use based on current understanding of the disorder)
Diagnostic and research technologies employed in clinical diagnosis, care, and basic science research  

Your research will include a minimum of six to eight  peer-reviewed sources, which provide evidence-based information  regarding the biological and psychological features of the disorder and  were published within the last five years. At least four of your  references should be peer-reviewed publications of original research  studies. To justify your assertions, provide in-text citations for all  factual statements taken from your research, with corresponding  references drawn from scholarly sources.  All citations and sources are  to be documented according to APA style, as outlined in the Ashford  Writing Center, and should support and enhance your analysis of the  selected disorder. Sources may include review articles, original  research articles, information from government agencies (e.g., National  Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, Food and Drug  Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration) or professional  societies (e.g., professional society position papers or clinical  practice guidelines).      

Final Project- Components

Section I:  Introduction

This  section should provide a general introduction to the topic as well as  an overview of the background and history of the disorder. Further, it  should provide a succinct thesis statement of the purpose and overall  direction of the paper.  For instance, if your paper will have a large  focus on the role of particular neurotransmitters in the etiology of the  disorder as a rationale for treatment options, you should indicate this  in the introduction. Finally, this section should provide demographic  data that indicates the prevalence of the disorder in both general and  specific populations.  

Specific required components of the Introduction:   

Succinct thesis statement (one or more sentences detailing the focus  of your Final Project and informing the reader about your topic and the  scope of your paper)
Define the type of disorder 

Neurological
Psychological
Neuropsychological

Diagnostic criteria 

What components must be present for the disorder to be diagnosed?
Include physical and psychological signs and symptoms.  

Reason(s) why you chose this topic 

Personal experience
Professional experience
Other reason

Epidemiology 

Who is affected?
Are they young/old?
Male/female
Rural/urban
Ethnicities

Section II: Discussion

This section  should make up the majority of the Final Project in terms of size.  Here, you will expand upon the main aspects of the disorder and provide  details relating to the disorder and its management. This section should  provide specific and detailed information (Reminder: All statements of  fact require an in-text citation).   Cited/referenced sources should be  used to support your analysis of the components of the discussion.  

Specific required components of the Discussion section:   

Detailed description of the disorder 

Signs and symptoms
Epidemiology
Any subtypes of the disorder

Detailed description of the natural history of the disorder 

How the disorder develops over time with treatment
How the disorder develops over time without treatment

Methods used to diagnose, evaluate, and manage the disorder 

Initial diagnosis (e.g., physical exam, imaging and/or laboratory  testing, special studies, psychological evaluation, psychometric  testing)  
Ongoing management (e.g., physical exam, imaging and/or laboratory  testing, special studies, psychological evaluation, psychometric  testing)

Risk factors 

Genetics
Lifestyle
Environmental factors

Other causative factors 

Known
Theorized

Nervous system structures and/or pathways involved in the disorder  (detailed information regarding the underlying pathology as it applies  to these structures and functional pathways)
Neurotransmitter(s) and receptor system(s) involved in the pathology of the disorder
Current treatment options 

Drug (pharmacologic) therapies
Nonpharmacologic therapies (including psychological and other therapeutic services)
Type of care providers (e.g., medical, nursing, therapists)
Type of healthcare setting (e.g., hospital, home, outpatient, nursing facility)

Future areas of research 

Treatment options
Evaluation and diagnostic methods for initial diagnosis
Increasing knowledge relating to etiology and pathologic processes

Section III: Conclusion

Provide a  concluding summary of your findings regarding your selected disorder.  The conclusion is a summarization of information that has already been  presented.  Typically, if you mention something in the conclusion  section of an academic paper, you should have already mentioned this  aspect of the topic earlier in the paper.

Specific required components of the Conclusion section:   

The conclusion reaffirms your initial thesis statement.
The conclusion may be one or more paragraphs. Use the material you  have discussed in the paper to support the validity of your synthesis  and elaborate on the theme of your paper.

Writing the Final Project
The Final Project:

Must be 10 to 12 double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following: 

Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted

Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must include section headings, formatted according to APA style, to  organize your paper. Each paragraph must have a minimum of three full  sentences.  
Must include in-text citations for all statements of facts obtained through your research. 

Remember that direct quotes (identical phrases or sentences taken  from a source) require in-text citations with appropriate formatting.
Statements of opinion should be clearly stated as such, and include a  rationale to support why you hold this opinion (e.g., personal or  professional experience, your research findings).

Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least six to eight scholarly sources that were published  within the last five years, including a minimum of four peer-reviewed  original research studies. 

In general, dictionaries and encyclopedias are not considered appropriate resources for academic writing.

Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Define achievement motivation.

 After reviewing the peak Performance website http://www.appliedsportpsych.org/resource-center/resources-for-coaches/extrinsic-rewards-and-motivation/ ,

YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1K6bOG8mj8 ,

and reviewing the assigned readings and this week’s Lesson in the Lesson section, define achievement motivation, and explain how this characteristic influences an individual’s behavior. Remember the application of theory to your definition and explanation.
 

Are there any similarities between the proliferation of Christian sects or religions and the various sect in Judaism?

Please answer essay questions in Microsoft Word utilizing Times New Roman font; size 12pt. and double- spaced. Remember that a major component included in responses is the demonstration of understanding the cosmology and/or worlview of adherents of these faiths. To that end where possible, examples should be given, if applicable, to illustrate or complement your pages in length. Include a cover pages with your responses and place your name (Sabrina Chavez) upper right-hand corner of each page. 

1. Select two Asian religions and/or philosophical worldviews for comparsion. Include in your response three basis or underlying tenets of each faith, and how those beliefs affect and/or contribute to daily life and culture.

2. Moses revolutionized the religious orientation of his people by persuading them to acknowledge that there is just one God. Who were these people, and what impact did the belief in the one true God” have at this moment in ancient history? How does this religious perspective set the stage for the continuation and development of the other two Abrahamic religious tradition?

3. A central tenet of Christian belief about Jesus divinity is his resurrection, and ascension. How did these beliefs mold Christian doctrine, and what role did the eschatology of Jesus play in relation to the Kingdom of God at the time?

4. Are there any similarities between the proliferation of Christian sects or religions and the various sect in Judaism? Are the same processes operating when variations of one religion developed? 

5. Please list at least three basic tenets of a specific African- derived (Diaspora) faith and discuss how syncretism has contributed to belief and ritual. Also, explain how syncretism has affected any other religion of your choosing. Explain answer.

Define achievement motivation.

 After reviewing the peak Performance website http://www.appliedsportpsych.org/resource-center/resources-for-coaches/extrinsic-rewards-and-motivation/ ,

YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1K6bOG8mj8 ,

and reviewing the assigned readings and this week’s Lesson in the Lesson section, define achievement motivation, and explain how this characteristic influences an individual’s behavior. Remember the application of theory to your definition and explanation.
 

Are there any similarities between the proliferation of Christian sects or religions and the various sect in Judaism?

Please answer essay questions in Microsoft Word utilizing Times New Roman font; size 12pt. and double- spaced. Remember that a major component included in responses is the demonstration of understanding the cosmology and/or worlview of adherents of these faiths. To that end where possible, examples should be given, if applicable, to illustrate or complement your pages in length. Include a cover pages with your responses and place your name (Sabrina Chavez) upper right-hand corner of each page. 

1. Select two Asian religions and/or philosophical worldviews for comparsion. Include in your response three basis or underlying tenets of each faith, and how those beliefs affect and/or contribute to daily life and culture.

2. Moses revolutionized the religious orientation of his people by persuading them to acknowledge that there is just one God. Who were these people, and what impact did the belief in the one true God” have at this moment in ancient history? How does this religious perspective set the stage for the continuation and development of the other two Abrahamic religious tradition?

3. A central tenet of Christian belief about Jesus divinity is his resurrection, and ascension. How did these beliefs mold Christian doctrine, and what role did the eschatology of Jesus play in relation to the Kingdom of God at the time?

4. Are there any similarities between the proliferation of Christian sects or religions and the various sect in Judaism? Are the same processes operating when variations of one religion developed? 

5. Please list at least three basic tenets of a specific African- derived (Diaspora) faith and discuss how syncretism has contributed to belief and ritual. Also, explain how syncretism has affected any other religion of your choosing. Explain answer.

Developmental issues related to nontraditional families.

Choose one of the following topics and write a 1,400-1600 word paper summarizing the current professional literature on the topic. Many of these topics are broad and you may choose to focus your research on a more specific area of the topic, such as children showing resiliency when dealing with divorce. With instructor approval, you may select a topic that is not on the list below.

Resiliency in children
Gender differences in infancy and childhood
Effects of day care
Attachment styles
Causes and effects of child abuse and neglect
Effects of divorce on children
Prenatal influences
Prematurity, medical interventions, and long-term outcomes
Pros and cons of grade retention
Language development
Media influences on children
Influences on school readiness
Bullying causes, preventions, and interventions
Development of creativity
Sex differences in mental abilities
Effects of parental death on children
Emerging adulthood
Gender differences concerning aging
Midlife crisis
Adapting to life changes during adulthood
Developmental issues related to nontraditional families
Caring for aging parents
Victimization of the elderly
Death with dignity
Right to die

Required-at least four references from professional peer-reviewed journals.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Compare and contrast changes in the brain and memory that occur with each type of memory loss.

Memory loss or impairment can be difficult to deal with because it affects many aspects of life. Many factors and conditions can lead to memory loss, including strokes, head injuries, drug use, depression, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia. Conduct a little research, and report on two different types of memory loss. Compare and contrast changes in the brain and memory that occur with each type of memory loss. After discussing specific types of memory loss, provide a few suggestions for improving memory based on what you learned about memory systems in this week’s readings.

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