Is there a connection between rural poverty and drug abuse?

Review the interview of the polydrug user in your textbook. Do you think the evidence the respondent gives answers the two questions raised in the introduction to this account: (1 ) Is there a connection between rural poverty and drug abuse? and (2) Does extreme drug abuse make females more likely to be subject to sexual victimization? Post should be at least 300 words. 

Search for more information on the life-career rainbow and explain how it may fit into the life span perspective of adult development.

Super, Osborne, Walsh, Brown, and Niles (1992) indicated that the life-career rainbow is the “development and unfolding of the life career of a person from birth until death.” Holland utilized personality trait theory to identify six types of individuals on the basis of their vocational interests. In high school, we are tested and counseled on potential career and college prospects. We even attend college with a career goal in mind. Interest in a particular career may not be the same as entering that type of career field. There are many factors that influence career choice and continuing in that career.

Search the Internet for more information on the life-career rainbow and explain how it may fit into the life span perspective of adult development. On the basis of your personal observations and experiences, describe why Super’s life-span theory of career development may or may not be accurate.
Describe Holland’s personality types. Explain how his theory is used to help individuals find their vocational interests. Using specific examples, describe the strengths and weaknesses of the theory.
Explain the idea that throughout adult life, an individual may often be defined by his or her career (doctor, lawyer, store manager, nurse, etc.). Describe, using your personal observations and experiences, how an individual’s career choice may affect him or her throughout life.

Source: Super, D. E., Osborne, W. L., Walsh, D. J., Brown, S. D., & Niles, S. G. (1992). Developmental career assessment and counseling: The C-DAC model. Journal of Counseling and Development, 71(1), 74–80.

Justify your answers with appropriate reasoning and research from your text and course readings. 

Describe the aspects of positive psychology and explain its impact on the study and application of psychology.

We conclude our discussion assignments with an examination of a recent trend in psychology called positive psychology. It isn’t necessarily new but it does pose some different perceptions on how psychology should be viewed and applied. For this week, answer the following:
Describe the aspects of positive psychology and explain its impact on the study and application of psychology.

Describe why the science of psychology places more emphasis on results based on scientific studies than it does on personal experiences and anecdotes.

 
Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
Section 1 (1-2 paragraphs):

Choose one of the following areas of your brain and explain what it does:

Thalamus
Reticular formation
Brain stem (pons and medulla)
Cerebellum
Limbic system
One of the four lobes of the cerebral cortex

Explain how the area you described contributes to a specific activity from your everyday life.  (Example: During horseback riding, the cerebellum integrates information from the motor systems and balance system.)

Section 2 (1-2 paragraphs):
All of us have been shaped by both nature (biology) and nurture (environment), making us the persons we are today.  In most cases, it is difficult to completely disentangle the separate effects of nature vs. nurture with much certainty.  However, we can make some educated guesses based on our knowledge of familial tendencies that we may have inherited, as well as knowledge of our environment and experiences.  In this section, we ask for you to make some educated guesses about the roles of nature and nurture in your life.

Describe the role of nature (biology) in shaping what kind of person you are today. Provide a specific example of the role of nature.
Describe the role of nurture (environment) in shaping what kind of person you are today.  Provide a specific example of the role of nurture.

Section 3 (1-2 paragraphs):

Describe the influences of culture, your environment, and biology on your gender role behavior. 
Use specific examples from your own life to explain your answers.

Section 4 (1-2 paragraphs):

Discuss the fallibility of memory in terms of bias and inaccuracy when you reflect on your past. 
Identify specific memory biases that could affect how you remember your past.  Include factors related to cognition. 
Use specific examples from your own life.

Section 5 (1 paragraph):

Describe why the science of psychology places more emphasis on results based on scientific studies than it does on personal experiences and anecdotes.em.)

How does the biopsychosocial framework help us understand whether a child is developing on track with his/her age or delayed?

  
1. How does the biopsychosocial framework help us understand whether a child is developing on track with his/her age or delayed? As a professional counselor, why is this important?

2. Children can experience delayed intellectual development when they have low birth weights. How might the delay look according to Piaget? Utilize Chapter 4 of your course text for guidance and reference accordingly.
This discussion question meets the following CACREP Standard: 2.F.3.c. Theories of normal and abnormal personality development.
   
Each question needs to be answered with 200 words and have a cite in each answer also. Must pass turn it in with less than 5%

Explain the bad habits that are often seen in Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.

Creating Good Presentations
Using the South University Online Library, research good and bad habits while creating Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. Based on your research and understanding, complete the following tasks:

Explain at least five bad habits that are often seen in Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
Recommend how to overcome each of the bad habits mentioned in the point above.
Propose five recommendations to create a compelling Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.

Describe the psychological consequences (positive and negative) that might result from engaging in behaviors reserved for a specific sex?

For either sex, choosing to engage in activities traditionally reserved for a specific sex can result in teasing and accusations of homosexuality.

Using research gathered from your textbook, online course content, and at least 1 research article, analyze the above scenarios.

Are the behaviors discussed above (i.e., preferring things traditionally acceptable for a specific sex) indicative of homosexuality? Why or why not?
Describe the psychological consequences (positive and negative) that might result from engaging in behaviors reserved for a specific sex?
Develop an argument for or against concern that these children might be exhibiting a paraphilia.
Which paraphilia(s) might apply and what criteria would you use based on the research?
What, if any, intervention would you recommend to a parent whose little girl or boy expresses the desire to engage in behaviors typical of the opposite sex? If you do not believe intervention is necessary, explain why.

Why is it important to have sexual harassment laws?

The two legal “tests” that constitute sexual harassment are:

Quid pro quo, meaning failure to give in to unwanted sexual advances will threaten a person’s academic or employment career.
Behavior, which a “reasonable person” would deem a “hostile or offensive working environment.”

Some men complain that because the second point is too vague and potentially too broad, they fear being falsely accused of sexual harassment. They also say they worry that simply smiling and indulging in a little friendly flirting with a female co-worker can be misconstrued. Some women also acknowledge that they miss some of the playful camaraderie.

Why is it important to have sexual harassment laws? If you do not believe these laws or necessary, explain your position.
Do you think sexual harassment regulations have gone too far? Take a position—yes or no—and discuss it.
How would you distinguish playful flirting from sexual harassment? Provide at least two scenarios that illustrate the difference.

Define various skills that can be used in a coaching environment; including the strengths and challenges of each skill.

 
In 500-750 words, research and define various skills that can be used in a coaching environment; including the strengths and challenges of each skill.
Use two to four scholarly resources, for each submission, to support your explanations.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

How do psychologists define personality?

 
Assignment Content

Write a 700- to 1,050-word summary that explores personality characteristics.
Address the following in your summary: 

How do psychologists define personality? Provide an overview of the definition of personality.
Researchers use a number of different methods to study personality. Three of the most commonly used methods are case studies, correlational designs, and experimental designs or true experiments. How do these methods differ?
What kind of information does each method provide?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of each method?
Format your paper according to APA guidelines