Human Cognitive -Read Entirely FIRST!!

* Assignment will be checked on turnitin!! NO PLAGIARISM!

Part of conducting psychological research is reviewing and understanding published research studies. In this assignment, you will choose a topic covered in the chapter and find a research report in a journal (e.g., Neuroscience & Cognition, Cognitive Psychology, Memory & Cognition, Journal of Memory and Language, Brain and Cognition, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition to name a few) on the chosen topic. Read the article and write a report about the article.

The article must fall between the dates of January 2007 – present.

Enclose a copy of the research article with your report. 

In addition to including the main points of the study, give your personal reactions to the research findings.

Refer to the following Youtube link to help assist with finding a journal and writing in APA style. Article MUST be from a scholarly research journal (if not zero points can be earned).

Include the following in your report as well:

Answer the following questions about your article: Can you use the title of the study to identify the independent and dependent variables? (Many titles are in this format: “The Effects of IV on the DV.”) What did you learn from the introduction section? What is the historical background of the research topic? Which earlier research findings are presented as most relevant to the current study? What theoretical explanations are emphasized in this section? What is the hypothesis of the present study? What did you learn from the methods section? Who were the subjects? What procedures (e.g., apparatus, directions, assessment tools) were used? What did you learn from the results section? What kinds of statistical procedures were used? What did you learn from charts, frequency tables, and bar graphs? What results did the authors say were statistically significant? What did you learn from the discussion section? How did the authors interpret their results? Did they provide alternative explanations? Did they talk about the limitations of the present research study? What future research studies were suggested? What kinds of ideas did this article make you think about? Can you design a similar study on this topic?

APA Format graded essay on anxiety



The paper needs to be 7 pages total. 2 of the pages are the title and works cited page. The other 5 pages just need to have information from credible sources relating to the topic. 









First Draft (RasWriter Only)


complete a draft of your paper integrating the source material from your research and citing appropriately. Submit your paper to the M4 Assignment 2 Dropbox. Turnitin is integrated into the Dropbox. When you submit your paper, it will be run through the TurnItIn software, and you will be able to review your Originality Report soon after submission. If your TurnItIn score is not in the green range, be sure to make the appropriate changes as noted on the TurnItIn report.

For guidance on organizing your paper, refer back to the outline you created in Module 3 as well as any feedback you received on your outline.

You will want to review your work by using the checklist provided below: You have a single point that is conveyed through your thesis statement. Your paper makes a logical argument that can be supported with credible research. Your paper is well organized and you know your audience. You receive a TurnItIn report in the green range. You are able to understand your opposition, and you respond well to the claims of your opposition. You cite at least 6 reliable sources (8 in the Module 5 submission). You use correct in-text citations. Your references page is correctly formatted. You show a strong command of vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation. Your paper is 6–8 pages not including the title and references pages.

Assignment 1: Implementing Policy Change

Assignment 1: Implementing Policy Change

In this assignment, you will review how an adopted policy change can be implemented successfully to ensure that it overcomes the typical causes of implementation failure.


In a minimum of 500 words, post your responses to the following:Explain what makes for effective implementation of change in general.Examine an effective introduction of the adopted change in an appropriate organization or network. Discuss what made the implementation of this particular change successful.Describe the review process during which policy maintenance, modification, or termination can be considered.Explain the role of leadership in the implementation process. Discuss the relevance of continued influence and coalition building during implementation. Could there be merit in strengthening relationships between people and organizations involved in the implementation process? Why or why not?

Human Growth and Development Quizzes

I need help with my Human growth and development quizzes, if there is any Professor that can assist me with this please let me know. 

Santrock, 2015 is the text book we use. 

Chapter 16 and 17 are the chapters I have to score a 90% on the quiz, retakes are unlimited. 

Transformational Leader

In a minimum of 300 words, with references, select one of the transformational leaders mentioned : (Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy Jr., or Nelson Mandela) or another well-known transformational leader.  (You may want to look up speeches online, watch film clips or skim their biographies, etc. to identify the communication behaviors that promote transformation). How does this leader use talk to transform a situation?  Specifically, how does the leader engage with others through talk?  How does this leader create a connection with others through talk?  How does this leader raise the level of morality in a group through talk?  How does this leader attend to the needs and motives of followers through talk?  How does this leader help followers reach their fullest potential through talk?  What are some of the powerful statements this leader is known for?, 

substance abuse m4a2


Assignment 2: Child Abuse in Homes of Substance Abusers

Research clearly indicates a connection between substance   abuse and child maltreatment. Among confirmed cases of child  maltreatment, 40  percent involve the use of alcohol or drugs.             An estimated 480,000 children are mistreated each year by a   caretaker who has alcohol or drug problems. Additionally, alcohol and  drug  problems are factors in a majority of cases of emotional abuse and  neglect. 

Answer the following:

Given       these statistics, why do you think a  more concerted effort is not made in       the media to make citizens  aware of the association between substance       abuse and child abuse? Choose       one of the following audiences, and describe a plan to heighten awareness       of this problem:

Grade        and high school students Parent        or child organizations such as Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts Welfare        recipients Include       three action points for implementing  this awareness plan nationwide to the       chosen audience.  Be sure to        specify:

Who        will deliver the information? How        will the information be delivered? What        systems will be put in place for support if needed by participants? Include       one additional action point to address prevention strategies in the       population chosen above.

Create  a two- to three-page plan. with citations and references

Submit your plan as a Word documen

for any one


What are some effective time management strategies that you have used either at home, at school, or in the workplace? 100 words

Do you think that memories are more like live theatre or a video recording? Why? How do you think this plays a role in terms of your learning? 100 words

What are some examples of life stressors? In what ways do individuals differ in their appraisal and ability to cope with life stressors? 100 words


Class, what are some strategies that you use to prioritize your time?  Do you believe your method is effective?  Why or why not? 100 words

don’t forget attachment

Ethics Code

Ethics Code

When discussing the various subfields of applied psychology, we will often refer to the terms “scope of practice” and “competency.” In this three- to four-page paper (about 1,050-1,400 words, excluding title page and references):

Describe what is meant by “scope of practice,” going beyond a simple definition to analyze how it impacts the relationships between different subfields of psychology.

Describe the importance of competency and competency benchmarks, analyzing their role in defining the differences between students, interns, and professionals in the various subfields of psychology.

Compare and contrast the APA and ACA ethical codes and credentialing guidelines, and then analyze the reasons behind their commonalities and differences. Does scope of practice and competency benchmarks inform or explain any of these differences? What other elements can illuminate your analysis?

In addressing each of the above questions, support your analysis and construct your arguments by citing references from course readings and at least one peer-reviewed journal article from the recommended 

Research Topic and Paper Outline:


Research Topic and Paper Outline:

TOPIC: A list of possible approved topics may be found in the course documents area, under Week One. You should inform your instructor about the topic you have chosen during Week 3.

ALTERNATIVE TOPICS: If you want to choose a topic that is not listed as already approved, contact the instructor giving a rationale for your choice of another area and asking for approval – Do this by the end of Week 3.

Potential Topics for Paper Remember any topic not on the list requires approval from the instructor by the end of Week Three. See the syllabus for specific instructions on the paper. Remember that each of the issues below is to be examined from the point of view of ethics and the professional practice of psychology

Who is the Client?

Client/Patient Rights

Failure to Warn/Protect

False Memories

Liability In General

Informed Consent

Managed Care

Record Keeping

Sexual Misconduct.

Gender/Sexual Orientation

Geriatrics/Practice in skilled nursing facilities

Chronic Health Problems/Operating in the behavioral medicine arena

Racial/Ethnic/Cultural/Linguistic Issues


Internet/electronic media

Consent to treatment by a child

Prohibitions against Disclosure

Authorized and Mandated Disclosure

Child and Elder Abuse Mandated Reporting Laws

Dual Relationships (non-sexual boundary violations)

Parents Access to Children’s Records

Child Custody Evaluations

Fraudulent Billing Practices 

Comparison of State Practice Acts

Privileged Communication

Aspirational Principles

Ethical issues with HIV+ clients and other infectious diseases controlled by health department guidelines

Psychologists and medication (consultation and prescription)

Ethical issues in family and marital therapy

Ethical issues in Supervision

Ethical issues in research with human participants

Ethical issues in the care and conduct of research with animals

OUTLINE: By Day 7 of Week Five, submit a one to four page, comprehensive outline, double-spaced, addressing ethical issues related to your chosen topic. It should reflect the major points or sources that you expect to use in the final work. See the outline rubric for guidance, under the rubric section below.

Research Paper:

Your research paper is due by Day 7 of Week 9. IThe paper should be 8-12 pages in length (of text) and should address ethical issues germane to your chosen topic. It should be a scholarly document with appropriate citations and references per APA style (The paper must follow APA Publication Manual guidelines). You must support statements made in your research with references. Adequate documentation of your sources is mandatory. See the rubric for scoring criteria. The research paper should contain all aspects requested by the rubric for full points.

Outline for Paper due by Day Seven. SEE SYLLABUS FOR DETAILS


Due this week: Outline for paper- Day Seven
Submit the Week 5 Paper outline for your final paper.


By the end of Week Five, submit a 2-4 page outline of your topic. It should reflect the major points or sources that you expect to use in the final work.

Here is the grading rubric for your convenience:

Outline Scoring Rubric 20 points possible.


Content (15 pts Total)


1. Superior (15 Points): Includes all components of the assignment as specified in the syllabus, and is a submission of an approved topic. Literature cited is relevant to the core aspects of the assignment, and is listed within the outline under the relevant headings in which the information will be covered. Language is clear and concise, and easy to understand. The outline is well-organized and structured, giving the reader a clear guideline or map of the future paper. Reflects major points or sources. Uses terminology appropriately and is well organized. Follows APA format. Meets specifications for length, font size and margins. The material shows a thoughtful and sophisticated evidence of topic research and understanding.


2. Average (11 Points). Includes all components of the assignments as specified in the syllabus, and is a submission of an approved topic. The outline is not comprehensive, but sufficient enough to introduce the topic of interest with a general idea of the paper’s future structure and organization. There is minimal use of literature as supporting documentation. It is adequately written but may use some terms incorrectly. There are only minor errors in APA format. It meets specifications for length, font size, and margins. References are listed, but do not help shape the future format of the paper.


3. Below Average (8 Points). Includes some aspects of the assignment but may be missing a few elements. The outline is in skeleton form and is not comprehensive enough for the reader to follow, or to provide feedback regarding the future paper. There is minimal note of background literature, and/or it is poorly written with frequent incorrect use of terms.


II. References/Sources (5 pts. Total): Mentions Current Rules or references Standards
(APA, Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, State licensing board)

Read Fisher; Chapter 6 Standards on Human Relations pp 113-169.


Bersoff; Chapter 5; Multiple Relationships; pp 215-270.

The establishment and maintenance of proper boundaries between psychologists and their clients have received much attention by the field. While all theoretical perspectives address professional boundary issues, the contributions of psychoanalysis and other psychodynamic schools of therapy highlight how important an awareness of transference and countertransference reactions are in professional relationships. Psychologists need to recognize that adverse emotional reactions can occur in their professional relationships due to a variety of psychodynamic factors. Thus, maintaining professional boundaries is a way of minimizing or avoiding the repercussions that can occur when adverse emotional reactions (i.e., transference) arise.

The power and influence held by the psychologist in relation to people who are clients, trainees, etc., underscores the importance of setting and maintaining clear boundaries. The potential for inappropriately influencing “subordinates” is high, as is the possibility of adverse reactions leading to ethical complaints. The goals of serving the client’s best interests and avoiding conflict and harm are predominant in observing professional boundaries.

The challenges of multiple role management are especially keen for psychologists working in small communities or with special sub-groups within a community. Because of overlapping social networks and “everybody knowing everybody else” in such contexts, the psychologist may find himself or herself in multiple roles such as that of “ordinary” citizen, professional psychologist, parent, and so forth. The ethics code makes it clear that we are not to avoid such multiple roles at all costs, but instead, to manage them in a way that we and others are aware of the “awkward” moments that we may face as we interact in these multiple roles.



The psychologist must be careful to avoid and/or actively manage a variety of potential role conflicts involving clients, colleagues, students, supervisees, etc. This session covers material that heightens awareness of various multiple role conflicts.


1. Define various types of multiple role relationships.

2. Examine the issues involved in providing professional services to close friends, relatives, and employees.

3. Discuss pertinent ethical concerns regarding socializing with clients, students, and others.

4. Analyze the intricacies of accepting and/or giving gifts to and from clients and others.