The Descent into Addiction and Depression

The Descent into Addiction and Depression Each reply must be between 250-300 words. Please answer each question separately.

The Descent into Addiction and Depression
The Descent into Addiction and Depression

Discussion Question 1: After reading Chapter 4 of Addictions, discuss “The Descent into Addiction.” Make sure to discuss the issues concerning children, friendships, infatuation, love, and betrayal as well as worship. According to the lectures, what is self-control and why is it so important?

Discussion Question 2: From the lectures discuss the nature, cause, and symptoms of depression. Do you know someone who has struggled with depression or anger? How does depression or anger feel? How does the gospel offer a pathway to power and freedom?


Welch, E. T. (2001). Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing. ISBN: 9780875526065

Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work. New York, NY: Viking. ISBN: 9781594632822

Psychological Science Experimental Methods

Psychological Science Experimental Methods Marks: This assignment will be marked out of 100, and is worth 30% of your final grade for PSEM/FRDASP.

Psychological Science Experimental Methods
Psychological Science Experimental Methods

Topic overview and formatting requirements: Blended teaching (where elements of face-to-face and online teaching are combined) has emerged as an option for delivery of university courses over the past 20 years. Whereas strictly online teaching is seen as an alternative to face-to-face courses, blended delivery is seen as an evolution of traditional teaching involving both face-to-face and online components. Advocates of blended teaching argue it provides a more flexible and engaging option for university courses over traditional face-to-face teaching. However, as noted by Means, Toyama, Murphy, and Baki (2013) the empirical support for the use of blended delivery of university courses is largely pre or quasi-experimental. In this assignment, you will address the above-identified gap by designing a piece of experimental research that could empirically support the use of blended teaching for university courses.

Psychological Science Experimental Methods Formatting requirements:

There are many decisions that need to be made and defended in designing any piece of research and, as this is your first attempt at such a task, we are going to guide you through the process by asking a series of questions1. Your answers to all 10 questions must be contained within five pages (excluding reference list) that meet the following formatting requirements:

  1. 12-point Times New Roman font.
  2. 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins.
  3. Double line spacing.
  4. Indent the first line of each paragraph.

Please abide by these formatting requirements (which are all standard formatting requirements for an APA style manuscript), as they ensure that all students have the same amount of space in which to express their ideas.

Note that you do not need to re-type the questions before your answers, or leave blank spaces between answers. Just label each answer clearly. Likewise, you do not need to write an introduction or a conclusion. Just answer each question as clearly and concisely as you can.

1 When you are asked to design a study in later years you will be expected to provide answers to all the questions asked in this assignment, but structured as a formal research proposal, rather than as a series of discreet short answers.

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Psychological Science Experimental Methods Questions:

  1. Provide a brief (absolutely no more than 1.5 pages) critical overview of relevant current research. In this overview, please cite at least three pieces of original research2 and aim to address the following issues with regards to each: (a) What research methods were used? (b) What was found? (c) What (if any) is the key limitation of the research? Ideally, your answer to this question will be an integrated review (in the style that you would find in the introduction of a journal article), rather than three discreet paragraphs, each dedicated to a single study. (15 Marks)

Now that you are familiar with current research, you can begin describing and defending the design of your experiment. Keep it simple. You only need one IV and one DV, and you are not expected to propose anything methodological or statistical that is not covered in the first six lecture topics. Furthermore, you do not need to reinvent any wheels! For example, there are lots of established methods for measuring the types of outcomes blended teaching would be concerned with. You do not need to invent a new way of measuring, for example, academic performance.

  1. In one sentence, specify a research question for your experiment. (5 Marks)
  2. Use your research question to develop a (i.e., ONE) hypothesis for your research. (5 Marks)
  3. What is your IV (and what are its levels)? What is your DV? How will you operationally define these variables (i.e., how will you measure or manipulate them?), and what will the resultant data look like (i.e., will it be nominal data? Interval data?)? If your operational definitions are inspired by previous research, be sure to include the appropriate citations. (10 Marks)
  4. Who are the proposed participants for your research? In your answer, please define the population, and explain how you will sample from this population. Also specify how large the sample is required to be, and justify this decision. Note that a good justification will demonstrate a clear understanding of a priori power analysis and related issues. (10 Marks)
  5. Describe, in a systematic fashion, the procedure for your experiment. In your answer, describe how participants will be assigned to levels of your IV, and then describe what you will ask them to do. Again, if your proposed procedure has been inspired by previous research, don’t forget to include citations. (10 Marks)
  6. Explain how you will test your hypothesis. What statistical test will you use? If your hypothesis is supported, what would you expect the results of this test to look like? (For example, what might the p- value be? What might the group/condition means look like?) What are the assumptions of your hypothesis test? How will you know whether or not these assumptions have been met? (15 Marks)
  7. Describe one plausible threat to the internal validity of your study, and explain how you will address or limit the impact of this threat in your design. If your design does not address this threat, explain why not. (10 Marks)

Psychological Science Experimental Methods

2 By original research, we mean journal articles or book chapters that describe research findings that have not been previously published. Articles and chapters that report original research should not be confused with those that review, synthesize or offer alternative interpretations of previously published research, but do not contribute any new findings to the body of literature. Although you may (and are encouraged to) refer to these review/theoretical articles as well, please ensure that you refer to at least three articles reporting original research in your answer. To avoid any grey areas, let’s consider meta-analyses to be original research for the purposes of this assignment.

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  1. Comment on the external validity of your study. (10 Marks)
  2. Describe one ethical issue that you could encounter in this research, and how it might be addressed/resolved to the satisfaction of a Human Research Ethics Committee. If you don’t believe that it could be addressed/resolved to the satisfaction of a Human Research Ethics Committee, explain why not. (10 Marks)

Referencing: Students should use the 6th edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style when preparing this assignment. Note that the APA’s publication manual should be considered the definitive source for all APA style matters, and if you use an APA style guide from another source, you do so at your own risk. There are plenty of copies of the publication manual in the library.

Plagiarism: The School of Psychology, the School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work, and Speech Pathology, and the University regard plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct as extremely serious offenses. As future professionals, it is indefensible to present the work (either words or ideas) of others, either knowingly or accidentally, as though it is your own. The following information comes (with permission from the author) from a Curtin University Study Skills Information Sheet, available free from Counseling Services.


Plagiarism seems to be viewed in academia as a crime only just below mass murder. It may be simply defined as the use of someone elseís work without acknowledging that you have used it.

There appear to be four common sorts of plagiarism:

  1. Using some words or ideas from something, which has been published, and not stating what the source was.
  2. Using an exact quotation from another writer and not showing that it is an exact quotation ñ even though you may acknowledge the source. [This is the most misunderstood form of plagiarism and consequently, appears to be the most common form of plagiarism].
  3. Arranging someone else to do the work for you.
  4. Using another student’s material. For example, it is not acceptable (in a state of being in a terrible hurry) to borrow someone else’s assignment and copy it.

Please ensure that you know what constitutes plagiarism and how it can be avoided (i.e., through proper referencing). More information about academic integrity and plagiarism can be found here:

Assignment submission: This assignment will be marked and returned to you electronically via Turnitin Grade Mark. You will find the submission point in the assignments section of the Blackboard site for this unit. Note that you can submit as many drafts as you want (and will receive an originality report for each, although the second and subsequent will be delayed for 24 hours after production of the first), but the copy of the assignment that is in the system at 5:00 pm on 15th April 2019 will be considered final, and cannot be overwritten3. It is not necessary to include an assignment Cover Sheet with your submission, as you will be required to declare that it is your own work as a part of the submission process.

Psychological Science Experimental Methods

Extensions, late penalties, academic integrity etc.: Please refer to your unit outline.

3 Unless you have been granted an extension. If this is the case, and you are unable to submit your final copy because there is already a draft in the system, please email the unit coordinator a copy of your assignment before your revised due date/time, and it will be uploaded on your behalf.

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Asking questions: We are very happy to answer questions about this assignment. However, in the interests of fairness, we request that these questions be asked on the Blackboard discussion board, rather than by email or telephone. This ensures that all students have access to the same information when working on their assignments.

Psychological Science Experimental Methods Reference:

Means, B., Toyama, Y., Murphy, R., & Baki, M. (2013). The effectiveness of online and blended learning: A meta-analysis of the empirical literature. Teachers College Record, 115, 1-47.

Psychological Constructs Research Methods

Psychological Constructs Research Methods Psychological constructs should be topics we have discussed in class from the beginning of the semester until now and all paper topics must be approved by me before beginning the paper.

Psychological Constructs Research Methods
Psychological Constructs Research Methods

Your paper must define a psychology topic (Ex. Substance Use and Abuse, Research Methods, or Ethics in Psychology, etc) and how it directly relates to an aspect of pop-culture (Ex. T.V. shows, music, social media, political scandals, etc). ( I think substance use and abuse is the best to talk about because we focused on this the most) Construct, also called a hypothetical construct or psychological construct, in psychology, a tool used to facilitate understanding of human behavior.

Anxious Arousal for Public Speaking Essay Paper

Anxious Arousal for Public Speaking Essay Paper Your job will be to evaluate the article according to the tenets of good research. You should address: a) what the author did; b) what s/he found, and c) how well s/he did it. Specifically, you should answer the following questions in your paper:

Anxious Arousal for Public Speaking Essay Paper
Anxious Arousal for Public Speaking Essay Paper
  1. What was the author’s main purpose? Think of the statement of purpose. Did the author do a good job of outlining their statement of purpose or stating the purpose of their research?
  2. Identify the research questions/hypotheses. Were they appropriately stated?
  3. What were the major findings? Were the findings statistically significant? In what way? Think of p-value and sample size.
  4. Were the data gathering and analysis, methods, and techniques used appropriately for the research undertaken?
  5. What were the limitations of the study and the suggestions for future research?

NOTE: Your paper will be evaluated based on your (1) thoroughness, (2) thoughtfulness, (3) persuasiveness, and (4) the quality of your writing (organization, grammar, style, and spelling).

Childhood Obesity Discussion Board Forum

Childhood Obesity Discussion Board Forum Purpose: This assignment requires you to show your peers and instructor that you have the ability to read and to follow basic speech preparation instructions.

Childhood Obesity Discussion Board Forum Preparing Your Content

Preparation Step 1: Read the Major Speech Project Instructions: Read the instructions for the informative speech project and for the persuasive speech project.

Childhood Obesity Discussion Board Forum
Childhood Obesity Discussion Board Forum

Detailed instructions for these appear in the Course Content area, but the most basic requirement for these upcoming presentations is this:

Ï The informative project requires you to construct an informative speech that describes a specific career field and shows how someone can use that career field to promote what God values according to Scripture.

Ï The persuasive project requires you to use problem/solution pattern to establish the existence of a social problem and then to propose and to justify a solution for this social problem that is a good solution, as you must show, at least partly because it promotes something that God values according to Scripture.

Childhood Obesity Discussion Board Forum

Preparation Step 2: Topic and Planning Statement Construction: Choose informative and persuasive speech topics that satisfy these criteria and that satisfy the textbook’s general criteria for informative and persuasive speeches. Then, referring to the speech outline templates and to the textbook for guidance, construct for the informative speech topic and also, separately, for the persuasive speech topic a general goal statement, a specific goal statement, and a thesis statement that relay what you intend to accomplish or the point you intend to establish in these speeches.

Example: Informative Speech

Topic: Accounting

General Purpose: To inform my audience about the accounting vocation

Specific Purpose: I wish to inform my audience about the accounting job field its work, its pay scale, and its outlook and to explain how an accountant can use this career to honor God by promoting truthfulness and honesty.

Thesis: If you have an analytical mind, desire good pay, and value job security, and if you want to honor God through your career, accounting may be a good career choice for you.

Example: Persuasive Speech

Topic: Childhood obesity

General Goal: To persuade my audience to embrace nutritional education

Childhood Obesity Discussion Board Forum

Specific Goal: I want to persuade my audience that childhood obesity is a problem and that this problem can be partly remedied, in a God-honoring way, by an increase in nutritional education programs.

Thesis: Childhood obesity is a social problem that can be remedied, partly and in a God-honoring way, by an increase in nutritional education programs.

Theory and Practice of Counseling

Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Psychology Short Essay Assignment

Please use Chapter Powerpoints and Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, Chapters 12 & 13. An essay with guidance from the professor has also been attached. Please utilize her notes and the course criteria to ensure the same mistakes aren’t made.

This assignment consists of short essays. All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA style, and must be written at graduate level English. Your responses should be no more than º to Ω page per question. You must integrate the material presented in the text to support your responses, and cite your work according to APA format.

  1. How might the counselor have to adjust his or her own values to work with clients from differing cultures? How is therapist self-care an ethical matter as well as a way to prevent therapist burnout?
  2. How is resistance a central issue in analytic therapy? Explain the functions that resistance serves. Discuss some guidelines that you might use in understanding both the resistance of your clients and your reactions to their resistance.
  3. How is Adler’s view of human nature different from Freud’s? What importance does Adler give to the role of childhood experiences in terms of adult life?
  4. Describe the therapeutic process from an existential perspective by addressing basic assumptions, therapy goals, and the nature of the client/counselor relationship.
  5. Discuss the concept of accurate empathy as the therapist’s ability to subjectively understand the client’s world. What are some barriers that might limit a therapist’s capacity to be empathic?
  6. How is the here and now a basic concept in Gestalt? How is the past dealt with in this approach? How about the future?
  7. Discuss the role of the client/therapist relationship from the behavior therapist’s point of view. What are some of the criticisms of this relationship?
  8. What are the main contributions and criticisms of the Cognitive Behavioral approaches? How well suited are these approaches to the needs of culturally diverse clients?
  9. How can reality therapy be applied to working with culturally diverse clients? What are the strengths and weaknesses of this approach when working with diverse clients?
  10. Feminist therapists do not restrict their practices to women clients; they also work with men, couples, families, and children. What are some ways you think that feminist therapy concepts can be applied to counseling men, couples and families?
  11. Both narrative therapists and solution-focused therapists are very concerned with establishing truly collaborative relationships with their clients. Clients are co-creators of solutions and are co-authors in the process of re-authoring their life stories. What are some specific steps a therapist can take early in the course of therapy to establish this collaborative partnership? What if the client does not want to be a partner, but instead expects the therapist to be the expert?

12. What are some of the main contributions that you see in working with clients from a family systems perspective? Mention some of the limitations you see in the family systems perspective, including working with families from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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Psychology A-B-A design Research Paper

Psychology A-B-A design
Psychology A-B-A design

Psychology A-B-A design

Explain the guidelines Ledford & Gast (2019) suggest for using an A-B-A-B design. Then provide a short discussion of internal and external validity issues for this specific design to include a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of the design. Finally, identify a hypothetical target behavior (dependent variable) for change and a possible intervention (independent variable). The target behavior should be a behavior you want to increase and the intervention should be some form of reinforcement procedure (i.e., differential reinforcement). Provide a brief scenario and rationale for the behavior change plan. Make sure the behavior identified is measurable and observable.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

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Nature v Nurture Effects on Human Development

Nature v Nurture Effects on Human Development Nature v Nurture: Does nurture have a greater effect on human development than nature

Nature v Nurture Effects on Human Development
Nature v Nurture Effects on Human Development

Write a 5-page research paper on why nurture is more influential than nature using the sources, outline and Cornell notes provided.

Nature v Nurture Effects on Human Development

Topic: Nature vs. Nurture

Question: Does nurture have a greater effect on human development than nature?

Thesis Statement: Nurture has a greater effect on human development because of role modeling, social interactions, and human touch all shape an individual.

  1. Introduction
  2. Role modeling
  3. Parents shape the personality and etiquette of their children by teaching them manners.
  4. Studies show that children can sometimes be influenced by the behaviorism of their role models.

Nature v Nurture Effects on Human Development

III.       Social interactions help form cognitive development.

  1. Children learn languages and how to communicate through social interactions.
  2. Feral children have animal-like personalities.
  3. Human touch is crucial for the development of the brain.
  4. Studies have shown that babies develop differently when they are not comforted with a human touch.
  5. Lack of human touch can result in a developmental delay in children.
  6. Conclusion

English IV Honors Research Paper Project

Argumentative Topic

Nature v Nurture Effects on Human Development Steps
  1. Do preliminary research on your own and select 3 topics that are argumentative (2 equally strong sides.) Select one final topic and sign up by Friday, 3-8-19, or Monday, 3-18-19 if absent. It is your responsibility to make that there are available sources.
  2. Write a preliminary outline with the topic, claim and purpose. Select a mode of writing such as comparison/contrast; cause and effect; descriptive; processÖ
  3. Collect sources and print the articles. Read the articles and ANNOTATE them.
  4. Transfer notes onto Cornell Notes. Types of Notes:  Direct Quote, Paraphrase, Summary
  5. Write a final outline based on readings and notes
  6. Write a rough draft: Outline, Essay with internal citations, Works Cited Page
  7. Revise, , print and submit final research paper
Nature v Nurture Effects on Human Development Requirements
  1. Length from the introduction to a conclusion: 5-7 pages (essay only)
  2. Pages required: Cover page; final typed outline; final typed essay with an internal citation; final works cited page
  3. Working number of sources: 8+  (must be reliable sources such as .org; .gov; .edu; SHS databases which may include some .com;  .com from reliable sources such as New York TimesÖ)
  4. The final number of sources: 6+
  5. Avoid Wikipedia and blogs

The Psychology of selfies Research Assignment

The Psychology of selfies
The Psychology of selfies

The Psychology of selfies

Instructions for Paper VI: Study Two Methods, Results, Discussion (Worth 30 Points)
Ryan J. Winter
Florida International University

Purpose of Paper IV: Study Two Methods, Results, and Discussion
1). Psychological Purpose
The psychological purpose behind Paper IV is to make sure you can summarize what you did in your second study, how you did it, and what you found. This is similar to Paper II, but you will include information related to your second independent variable in Paper IV.
For the results section in Paper IV, you will provide information about your participants, materials, and procedure. Your participant section goes first, and it includes descriptive statistics about your sample (means and standard deviations for age and percentages of gender and race/ethnicity). This is a new sample of participants, so you cannot use Paper II for this information. Make it NEW! Your materials and procedure sections include information about what you did and how you did it. You should once again write this section for an audience who is unfamiliar with your newer study two variables, but you can actually summarize or refer back to study one variables if and when they carry over from study one to study two. In the end, just remember that you must educate your reader about your materials and procedure, giving enough detail so they could replicate study two on their own. Your Paper IV Methods section will thus look a lot like your Paper II, but in Paper IV you will describe BOTH independent variables as well as important dependent variables (especially any new ones you added). I suggest reviewing your Paper II feedback to see if you need more clarity in your methods descriptions, but make sure that your reader is clear about the mechanics of your new 2 X 2 factorial design.
You will also write a new Results section. Since you now have two independent variables and potentially new dependent variables, you will not be able to reuse ANY content from Paper II. Rather, you will write a more complicated results section focusing on a 2 X 2 factorial design here.
Your Discussion section for Paper IV will be a short summary of what you found in that study. Similar to Paper II, you can make some educated guesses about what you found and why you found it, but keep the focus on study two only (in Paper V due at the end of the semester, you will include a more advanced discussion section that looks at both study one and study two, so keep the Paper IV discussion focused only on study two).
2). APA Formatting Purpose
The second purpose of Paper IV is to again teach you proper American Psychological Association (APA) formatting for methods and results. In the instructions below, I tell you how to format your paper using APA style, but this time with a focus on your 2 X 2 factorial ANOVAs. Once again, there are a lot of specific requirements in APA papers (as specific as what to italicize), so pay attention to the instructions below as well as Chapter 14 in your textbook!
3). Writing Purpose
Paper IV is intended to help you figure out how to update a Methods, Results and Discussion section using a 2 X 2 factorial design. This is more complicated than the One Way ANOVA you used in Paper II, but you should still be able to clearly and succinctly tell you readers what you did, how you did it, and what you found. Similar to Paper III, we will give you feedback and help in this paper. You will then be able to revise it for your final paper in the course (Paper V). Thus doing a good job on Paper IV will mean fewer revisions for the final paper.
Note: The plagiarism limit is higher in this paper (up to 65%) since your classmates are doing the same study two design and will have similar results. Don’t go higher than that, though! 65% is the maximum allowed!

• Finally, go look at the supporting documents for this paper. There is a checklist, a grade rubric, and an example paper. All will give you more information about what we are specifically looking for as well as a visual example of how to put it all together. Good luck!

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Helping Client gain insight during counseling

Helping Client gain insight during counseling
Helping Client gain insight during counseling

Helping Client gain insight during counseling

Helping a client gain insight likely relates to a sensitive topic for the client. If the client saw it as benign their unconscious would not see a reason to withhold the information (assuming for a moment, we believe in an unconscious mind). One way to help a client gain insight is through interpretation, but how do you know if your or their interpretation of their behavior or thinking pattern is “right?” For example, someone constantly seeking the approval of others could be interpreted as them not being okay with themselves. How do I know that interpretation, or any interpretation is correct? What are the pros and cons of insight? What is the role of immediacy in helping one gain insight?

  1. This and all assignments need to be at least two pages, researched well beyond the textbook, and appropriately cited and referenced.

The following content is partner provided

Note: Class textbook but we need to cite beyond Hill, C. E. (2009). Helping Skills: Facilitating Exploration, Insight, and Action (3rd ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

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