Identify a commonsense or working theory that you use that could be a scholarly theory if there were any systematic research to support it.

General Directions

Length:  2-3 pages
Format:  Double-spaced, 12 pt font (Times New Roman preferred), 1 inch margins
Name:  Put your name and RUID number in the top left hand corner of the first page of the paper
Page Numbers: Insert a page number in the top right hand corner of each page

Bring a printed copy of the paper to class on Monday, February 12 and upload an identical copy to the Sakai Drop Box before class (by 4:30 PM)

Assignment Overview:

Identify a commonsense or working theory that you use that could be a scholarly theory if there were any systematic research to support it.  Analyze the theory in terms of the evaluation criteria presented in the textbook (Dainton & Zelley, 2019).  Propose a way to study the theory to assess its applicability in the “real world.” 

Structure of the Paper:

Paragraph 1: Identify a commonsense or working theory that you are familiar with or that you use in your daily life.  Clearly label it as a commonsense or working theory.  Briefly describe the theory. (NOTE:  Do not use any of the examples discussed in class.)

Paragraphs 2-6: Analyze the theory in terms of the evaluation criteria discussed in the textbook and in class (i.e., accuracy, practicality, succinctness, consistency, and acuity).  Write one paragraph on each criterion and how it applies to the theory. 

Paragraph 7: Discuss whether or not the theory is a good theory based on these criteria.  If it does not meet all of the criteria, does that make it a “bad theory” or are some criteria more important than others?

Paragraph 8:  Propose one way to test this theory using one of the four methods of communication research discussed in the textbook (Dainton & Zelley, 2019) and in class (i.e., experiments, surveys, textual analysis, and ethnography). 

Additional Information:

You do not need to cite any scholarly sources for this paper (e.g., journal articles, book chapters, etc.).  You may choose to use material from the textbook.  If you quote specific material from the textbook, you should reference it using APA style and include the page number if you are using a direct quotation.

For example: 

Dainton and Zelley (2019) contend that “research is a fundamental part of theory development” (p. 18).


It is important to provide research support for a theory because “research is a fundamental part of theory development” (Dainton & Zelley, 2019, p. 18).

If you cite material from the textbook, include a complete reference to the book at the end of your paper:


Dainton, M., & Zelley, E. D.  (2019).  Applying communication theory for professional life: A practical introduction, 4th ed.  Los Angeles, CA:  Sage. 



 You are writing a 6-8 page reflection of your life addressing the major stages of development (infancy, the first two years, early childhood, middle childhood, adulthood, and late adulthood). If you have not reached late adulthood, then include a synopsis of how you will you approach this stage.

This is also a research paper, so you will incorporate the theories and concepts learned from the textbook and research from 5 scholarly peer-reviewed sources. The textbook can count as 1 source. Also, address your faith development throughout your life and please include scripture to support the biblical perspective. Please include an introduction, thesis (the purpose of your paper stated in the introduction), and conclusion.

Observation/Reflective Journal

You will write a 3-5 page reflection journal based on your experience, impressions, and emotional reactions from selecting one of 2 options. Please pay close attention to the questions that are being asked in the instructions as this will be what you include in your journal depending on the option you selected. You will include evidence from the textbook and 2 scholarly sources. This paper is more of an academic style rather than conversational style, so use 3rd Person. 

Part 1: 

Choose Option 1 or 2

Option 1-Observe either infants, toddlers, school-aged children, or adolescents. You will address biological, cognitive, and psychological development using the theories and information outlined in your text. 

Option 2-Interview someone in late adulthood about their life discussing-family, faith, career, and any memories. Please do not include the actual interview into your paper but a synopsis of the interview addressing the questions listed in the instructions. The interview should be in 3rd person and please include the personal communication in-text citation to reference the interview.

Both the Final and Journal should have a Title Page and Reference Page.


WAPA hen generating a list of alternative healthy coping behaviors it’s also ideal to have patients identify their triggers that lead to the unhealthy behaviors in the first place and choose what behaviors they are willing to try instead. For example, if loneliness is a trigger, taking a walk is a healthy coping skill but may not meet the need of the trigger however, taking a walk with a pet or a friend might. Ideally you want the coping skill to meet the need of the trigger. What are your thoughts? APA format, 250-300 words, references

Amphetamine Use and Abuse

Aaliyah continues to struggle with balancing her work hours and her schoolwork. She has been drinking coffee to help her stay awake, but it is no longer working. She has an exam coming up and needs to stay up to study.

Aaliyah decides to take an amphetamine to stay awake to study for the exam. She promises herself that she will only take it this one time for the exam. The drug allows her to stay awake and alert while she is studying for the exam. She also feels that she is learning the material better as a result of the amphetamine. When the grades are in, Aaliyah receives an A on her work.

As the semester continues, Aaliyah turns to amphetamines more and more often to help her stay awake to complete her schoolwork. Soon, Aaliyah finds that one pill no longer keeps her awake as long as she needs.

She starts taking more than one pill at a time. She knows that taking amphetamines so often is not good for her health, and she finds she experiences an increase in headaches when she takes them, but she continues to take them because they are helping her be successful in school and at work.

Based on the case study, prepare a paper that addresses the following:Examine the change in amphetamine use and abuse in the U.S. from the 1950s to the present.Explain to which schedule amphetamines belong and why they are on the Schedule of Controlled Substances.Explain the effects Aaliyah might be experiencing as a result of her regular amphetamine use. Be sure to include:Acute effects, chronic effects, and withdrawalEffects on physiology (brain and body), behavior, mood, and toxicityGive at least three indications from the case study suggesting there may be a problem with Aaliyah’s substance use. That is, describe at least three likely behaviors that Aaliyah is likely to exhibit if she is misusing amphetamines.

Determine whether Aaliyah has a substance use disorder. Include a discussion of DSM criteria. Use the template to help you make the assessment.

Write a 4-5-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. 

Introduction to Ethics


Primary Discussion Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Watch the following videos: Video 1 Video 2

Read the following article: Article 1

Using the articles and video as resources, address the following questions: Do you think businesses have an ethical obligation to support the needs of families? Consider issues families may encounter, such as doctor appointments, school conferences, and so on.   Do you feel that both men and women should be given the same amount of leave for the birth of a child? Why or why not?  Which ethical theories from your course readings (such as utilitarianism, the categorical imperative, and so on) best support your ideas and perspectives?

A minimum of 1 reference should be used to reinforce your thoughts. Be sure to include it both as an in-text citation and on your reference list at the end of your discussion post.

Peer Responses: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply, and consider the following questions: Do you agree or disagree with your classmate’s perspectives on gender and parental leave in the workplace? Why or why not?


Preston, C. (2015, September 11). Yahoo’s CEO lost her chance to rethink parental leave. Fortune. Retrieved from

TEDGlobal. (2013, June). Anne-Marie Slaughter: Can’t we all just get along? [Video file]. Retrieved from

TEDxSMU. (2015, October). The US needs paid family leave – for the sake of its future [Video file]. Retrieved from

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Unit 4 Discussion BoardPoint ValuesAddresses and discusses the relationship between businesses and families:


Includes and discusses relevant ethical theories from course readings:


Provides examples and perspectives that demonstrate understanding of issues:


Spelling, grammar, formatting, and use of sources:


Provides 2 substantial peer replies:



Areas of Improvement: 



Diversity Self Assesment


After you complete these instruments, reflect on the interpretations – how did you rate? Please write a 500 word summary, including your actual results (scores, for example) along with your areas of strength and opportunities for growth. 


Submit this assignment as a Word document, using the APA format. Title page and references are not included in the 500-word requirement.



Completed Assesments are on attachment


#7 Diversity Awareness

#8 Global Readiness Index 

#12 Assertiveness




Pharmacotherapy Chart


PCN-501: Pharmacotherapy Chart


Directions: Complete the following Pharmacotherapy chart. For each “Purpose of Medication,” list the name of a medication that is used for the purpose listed. Complete each of the remaining fields for the medication listed. List references in the “References” section provided below the chart.


Purpose of Medication

Name of Medication Description of Medication

(25 to 50 words) Benefits of the Medication

(25 to 50 words) Risks of the Medication

(25 to 50 words) Application of Medication in Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

(25 to 50 words)

Treat alcohol substance use disorders






Opiate disorders






Anxiety and depression






Detoxification of substances






Decrease cravings











Seminar Discussion 4

Due 3/26

Psychology Era

Select a man or woman who made significant contributions to this era of early psychology (circa 1840-1940). 

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you describe the person’s background, psychological perspective, and the contribution he or she made to the field of psychology. 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. 

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