Task Centered Theory

In a 1-page paper, identify six advantages of the Task Centered Theory and identify six disadvantages of the Task Centered Theory.

Make sure to take diversity and cultural into consideration.

Running heads are not to be on the paper.

Make sure paper is in APA 7 formatting.

Make sure there are title headings for each new section.

Make sure the paper is Zero percent plagiarism.

Please provide a reference page and references throughout the paper. Make sure references are within the last five years.

For my two-group design I chose to go with how exercise helps with energy.

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For my two-group design I chose to go with how exercise helps with energy. For my two-group design I will include a control group that does not exercise and have them report how much energy they experience after dinnertime.

Two-group design

IV: Exercise

Level 1: Control group: No exercise

Level 2: Experimental group: Exercise

DV: Energy levels after dinner

In my factorial design I will include other variables that can also have an effect on energy such how many meals that are consumed in a day are healthy, as well as what age group they fall under.

Factorial Design (3x2x2)

IV1: Exercise

·       Level 1: 0 days/week

·       Level 2: 1-3 days/week

·       Level 3: 4-7 days/week

IV2: Healthy meals

·       Level 1: 0-2 per day

·       Level 2: 3-4 per day

IV3: Age Groups

·       Level 1: 25-35

·       Level 2: 36-46

DV: Energy levels after dinner

I think that factorial designs allow us to get more information into our research that will provide a more complete design. Like in the research example I chose above. I am including other factors that will definitely have an impact on how energetic we feel at the end of our busy day.

Myers, A., & Hansen, C. H. (2012). Experimental psychology (7th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth.

PowerPoint Presentation

Directions:  You are to create a PowerPoint presentation or a Word Document that includes the following:


Several (at least ten) pictures of you as a child/adolescent.  Each picture should be representative of your growth in each of the areas of development.  If you don’t have access to pictures of yourself, find pictures from the Internet that are representative of you.




A description of each picture that includes


(1)  Your age at the time of the picture


(2)  The area of development that is evident in the picture (Socio-Emotional, Physical, or Cognitive)


(3)  Where the picture was taken


(4)  How your own cultural background affected your development


(5)  A determination as to whether or not you had met any developmental milestones appropriate to your age at the time of the picture (See Lessons One, Two, and Three).


A conclusion paragraph of at least 250 words that includes insights you have gained from completing this project

Professional Applications Of Learning Theory In Real-Life Situations

Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: Professional Applications of Learning Theory in Real-Life Situations, and select one option to complete the assignment. You can choose from the following options:

  • Option 1: Environmental and Evolutionary Psychology Presentation
  • Option 2: Environmental and Evolutionary Psychology Handout
  • Option 3: Forensic Psychology Presentation
  • Option 4: Forensic Psychology Outline
  • Option 5: Health and Sports Psychology Presentation
  • Option 6: Health and Sports Psychology Handout
  • Option 7: Industrial/Organizational Psychology Presentation
  • Option 8: Industrial/Organizational Psychology Journal Article

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.


Week 2 attachment has all the information you will need. It does not matter to me what you chose to do. As long as you pick a subject that you like and can get all the information on it. Just let me know.

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Psychology Paper


In this course, you will write a paper that makes use of thefive general perspectives on human behavior – biological, learning, social and cultural, cognitive, and psychodynamic influences – to explain how a relationship begins, develops, and is maintained. Compare and contrast the impact of those perspectives on behavior in a love relationship – any relationship you choose – but one that shows a loving interaction between two people, such as spouses.

NOTE: Work completed for other courses is not acceptable for use in this class.



You need at least 3 pages, double-spaced, for this.  Spelling and grammar count! Take time to organize your thoughts and develop a clear and coherent essay.

Defining Types Of Causation


Defining Types of Causation

In this week’s reading we learned about four types of causality: causally necessary, causally sufficient, causally necessary and sufficient, and causal dependence of one variable on another.

By Saturday, May 2, 2015, post two example claims of at least two types of causality and label them appropriately. Then, explain why the example fits your definition/selected type of causality.

Psy 104 Final Project

Final Project

Your community is opening a brand new community center.  Now that you are an expert in the field, you have been chosen to lead a development team that will create a proposal for interactive, fun, and educational programming activities that will be provided for children and adolescents in this center.  Utilize problem-solving techniques in exploring developmental issues, grounded in child development, in order to assess what activities and items should be included in each program. Once you have chosen these features, you will present your ideas to a mock city council board (i.e. your instructor) with both a written proposal describing the programming, as well as an interactive presentation that will illustrate your ideas for promoting continued learning throughout childhood and adolescence.

You have been asked to propose programming for five different age groups in the community center:

  • Infant (0-1 year)
  • Toddler (1-3 years)
  • Early Childhood (3-6 years)
  • Middle/Late Childhood (7-12 years)
  • Adolescence (13-18 years)

There are two parts to your final project; a written proposal (Part A) and a visual presentation (Part B).  In Part A, you will be creating a written proposal in which you identify and describe at least two weekly activities for each age group (for a total of 10 activities) that address their developmental pathways: physical, cognitive, and psychosocial.  All three domains of development must be addressed within your classes or activities.  For example, you may have one activity which enhances cognitive and psychosocial development and a second activity which enhances physical development. In addition to identifying these activities, you will demonstrate a foundational knowledge of the age group’s developmental continuum by explaining your reasoning for choosing each activity, based on your analysis of theory and current child development research.

Additionally, you will go “shopping” for at least one age-appropriate game, toy, picture, or other “play” item to enhance the chosen activities within each age group. Keep in mind that this may include things like art, music, technology, or safety gear as you deem fit.  For each item that you recommend, your written proposal will provide a link to a website from which the item can be purchased by the city, as well as an explanation for why the city should purchase the item informed by research and theory.

The overall goal of the written proposal and visual presentation is much like that of a grant proposal, in which a developer must convince the city council that their new business or activity is both cost-effective and beneficial to the community.  You are encouraged to be creative and persuasive in your proposal, but remember that everything must be supported by the theories and research covered in our class. Included in Part A is a Written Proposal Template, demonstrating what information should be included in your written portion of the project.  While you are expected to cite facts and include a reference page in your proposal, these do not need to be read out loud in your final visual presentation.

In addition to the written component of the assignment, Part B will utilize a visual and audio/interactive screencast to share your learning acquisition in child development with the members of a mock city council (again, your instructor will be acting as this council) in an interactive presentation which visually and vocally presents the activities and products which should be available for each age group. Design your community center presentation as if you were guiding a visitor through each activity.  Your presentation will include a picture of each activity (appropriately labeled), while you will utilize a screen casting tool (such as screencast-o-matic.com) to provide the voice-over description of the activity and item(s) to be purchased for the activity.  Below is a sample screencast presentation, demonstrating how your own presentation might look and what you might say in your proposal. (Please note that this is a sample only. No part of this video should be used in your own assignment.)

Part A: Written Proposal
You will utilize the PSY104 Written Proposal template to create your script.  Enter the requested information on the title page where indicated. Where you find the text “This is where you will…” within the proposal, please remove that and enter your own content. The headings in bold and the outline formatting with numbers and letters should not be altered.

In your Written Proposal, you must include the following:

  • Complete each section of the template including the information requested.
  • Within section “iv” for each room, you will be asked to justify your activities and items by analyzing interactions of the major themes: Health and Well-Being, Family and Parenting, Education, Culture and Gender as factors influencing the developmental physical, cognitive and psychosocial pathways.  Your written proposal must address how you have accounted for each of these themes in its associated room as they relate to physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development. Each theme must be included in at least one room, and each room must address one or more themes. (Please see these samples for ways to explain how you have accounted for this.)
  • Cite your sources according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar in your online course. The EBSCOHost and PSYCinfo databases in the Ashford Online Library are helpful sources of information, as are the required and recommended resources found in your course materials. To locate EBSCOHost and PSYCinfo, visit the Ashford Online Library through the tab on the left navigation toolbar in your online course and select “Databases by Subject” and then “Psychology.” (For further assistance in researching scholarly sources, please access the tutorials page on the Ashford University Library website.)

Part B: Presentation
In your presentation, you must include the following:

  • A visual presentation which includes:
    • A title slide/image which includes the name of your Community Center, a picture, your name, the course, your instructor’s name, and the date submitted.
    • Ten images representing children’s activities which correspond with what your own Community Center Rooms might look like for each specified age group in your Written Proposal.
  • A 5-minute screencast which includes:
    • A vocal introduction to your Community Center, in which you state a description of the overall goals of the Center and a brief overview of some of the activities found inside.
    • With each of your ten activity images, you should provide very brief vocal summary the activity, what item(s) are needed, and the theory and research supporting your decisions.
    • A vocal conclusion to your presentation, in which you thank the city council and state that this is your official recommendation for these rooms.

You may utilize technology from this list, or any other visual or screencast editing software which you see fit, as long as the instructor will be able to view the presentation without needing to download and/or pay for additional software.

For Visual Presentations:

  • Prezi (recommended)
  • PowerPoint
  • PowToons

For Screencasts:

  • Screencast-O-Matic (recommended)
  • Jing
  • Screenr

Creating the Written Proposal

The Final Written Proposal:

  • Must be 6 to 8 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 Community Center
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement, in which you introduce the topic and your Community Center.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought within each of the designated age groups.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis and thanks the mock city council for their time and consideration of your proposal.
  • Must use at least two scholarly sources, including a minimum of one from the Ashford Online Library.
  • 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.

Creating the Presentation

The Final Presentation:

  • Must have at least 12 slides/images, including an introductory picture, two infant activities, two toddler activities, two early childhood activities, two middle/late childhood activities, two adolescent activities, and concluding slide.
  • Must utilize the Written Proposal Template, including an introduction that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • The pictures of activities must address the topic of the paper with critical thought within each room.

The presentation must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis and a thank you to the mock city council for their time and consideration of your proposal.

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The Etiology of Addiction Quiz Answer Key

University of Phoenix Material


The Etiology of Addiction Quiz Answer Key


  1. ____________________ serve as the chemical messengers of our brain.


  1. True or False: The area of the brain in which addiction develops is called the limbic system.


  1. The _________________________________________________ is considered one of the most important brain pathways of the addictive system process, because it is a major pathway for reward or punishment, pleasure or pain, motivation, and emotion.


  1. True or False: The medial forebrain bundle bypasses the cerebral cortex so the addictive process occurs at an unconscious level.


  1. The _______________plays an important role in recording and replaying the significance of prior drug use to the person.


  1. True or False: Neural pruning is a process in the brain that occurs as individuals age. This process is more active during the first few years of life with another spurt during adolescence. However, neural pruning goes on throughout life as humans learn new things and give up old habits. Researchers believe that the reason why individuals experience psychosis when smoking marijuana is that the natural human cannabenoid system is overwhelmed by smoking marijuana, which disrupts the dopamine system and the neural pruning process, leading to dysfunctional connections.


  1. _________________ occurs when higher and lower levels of dopamine caused by drug use establish a molecular memory of a drug experience leading to cravings and the belief that the person needs drugs.


  1. True or False: Binge drinking effectively poisons your body.


  1. True or False: There is no connection between genetics and addiction.


  1. There are pharmacological drugs that can help reduce drug cravings during withdrawal from certain substances. Name one and what it is used for. ___________________________

PSY325 PSY325: Statistics For The Behavioral & Social Sciences

Week 3 Assignment


Dear Learner:

The third assignment required that we critique the article.

Aman, M. G., Hollway, J. A., McDougle, C. J., Scahill, L., Tierney, E., McCracken, J. T., . . . Posey, D. J. (2008). Cognitive effects of risperidone in children with autism and irritable behavior.Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 18(3), 227-36. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/cap.2007.0133. Retrieved from the ProQuest database. Berglund,

In particular, we were concerned with the

1.     Research question(s),

2.     Hypotheses,

3.     Statistical analysis,

4.     Variables,

5.     Assumptions,

6.     Limitations, and

7.     Interpretations.

As with all of the assignments, we expect that learners will make their submissions in APA format. The ability to critique articles is important as we proceed. Here are to key-word indicators that should be searched (Purugganan & Hewitt, n.d.).

•         surprising

•         unexpected

•         in contrast with previous work

•         has seldom been addressed

•         we hypothesize that

•         we propose

•         we introduce

•         we develop

•         the data suggest

In reading an article, learners should base their evaluation on the numbers, tables and graphs that comprise the statistical analyses. For further insight on this topic, the succeeding websites are recommended:

The CAARP test,


Examine the concept of altruism and altruistic behavior. What does it mean for someone to behave altruistically?

1.Altruism and Prosocial Behavior

Examine the concept of altruism and altruistic behavior. What does it mean for someone to behave altruistically? What is gained from this action, and how does it differ from egoistic behavior? What are some reasons why people would want to help one another, without regard for personal gain or benefit? In addition, explain the bystander effect. If we all have a genuine desire to help one another, why is the effect so common? How can we prevent it from occurring?

Respond substantively to at least two of your classmates’ posts.


Although we label some behaviors as aggressive, we also neglect a multitude of other actions that qualify as aggressive behaviors. As mentioned in your textbook, what matters is the intent of the action, not necessarily the action itself.

Describe the various origins of aggressive behavior, and discuss the gender differences in how aggression is developed and presented. Additionally, describe the aggression cues that we encounter in our social world through the media, the presence of weapons, alcohol and drug consumption, the environment, etc. How do these cues influence our capacity to behave in an aggressive manner?