For this assignment, you will present a draft of your signature assignment paper due in week 8.

For this assignment, you will present a draft of your signature assignment paper due in week 8.  The purpose of this assignment is to gather feedback so that you can make improvements on your final submission.  You are expected to present a complete paper that meets all of the original assignment criteria.

For this assignment, choose a news story from the APA at,  or search the Internet to select a credible news article that reports on a specific topic or issue from the field of psychology.

In your critique explain the conclusions, implications and/or consequences of the information presented in the article. Speculate on the effect this information could have on real-world situations such as health care, political movements, economics, lifestyle, moral attitudes, and social belief systems, and supportthese assertions with specific evidence and detail from the article and what you learned in class.

Do not:

Do not merely summarize or quote the article.  Be sure to select an article with some depth and substance so that you have enough material to evaluate.


Read, analyze, and synthesize with objectivity and focus.

Write a critical consideration of the current information available about the subject matter presented in the article. Briefly and purposefully, summarize and analyze the article to create a unique and valuable piece of writing that evaluates current theories or work in the field of psychology.

Review the literature with a focus on the hypothesis or main idea, address any scientific research mentioned, and analyze the results or premises presented.

Include the following in your critique:

  1. Identify and articulate the key issue(s) in the article in a brief and pointed summary.
  2. Identify information/evidence in the article that supports the point of view and conclusions presented in the article. Quote and paraphrase with internal APA citations.
  3. Identify background information relevant to the point of view and conclusions presented in the article.  Use prior knowledge and you may use your course materials.
  4. Identify strengths and weaknesses of the findings and conclusions presented.
  5. Explore and evaluate the issue(s) relevance to real-world problems and solutions.
  6. Clarify your own position, perspective, or hypothesis on the ideas presented in the article.
  7. Explain the conclusions, implications, and consequences of the article as it pertains to the field of psychology or the subject being addressed.

Your critique should be between 5-7 pages long, in addition to a title page and reference page.

Additional sources are not required, but you may choose to include them.  You may reference your text.

Use APA format to style your paper and to cite your sources. Your source(s) should be integrated into the paragraphs.  Use internal citations pointing to evidence in the literature and supporting your ideas.  You will need to include a reference page listing those sources.

Be sure to allow time for proofreading and editing.

Review the rubric for more information on how your assignment will be graded.

Due: Sunday 9, 2018 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time)

Points: 70

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Kohlberg’s Stages Of Moral Development

AS Description: Describe Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development and identify two television or movie characters struggling with a moral dilemma who are at two different stages of moral reasoning.

AS Instructions: Describe in detail Kohlberg’s Six Stages of Moral Development. Choose two TV or movie characters presented with moral dilemmas. Identify Kohlberg’s stages of moral reasoning for the two characters. The characters can be from different TV shows or movies but must be in different stages of moral development. Give a detailed explanation of the dilemma and why you choose the particular stage. The assignment should be a minimum of 500 words in length and follow strict APA 7th edition format. Upload as a Word document.

Complete the Diagnostic Conceptualization Template you downloaded in the Learning Resource

 Complete the Diagnostic Conceptualization Template you downloaded in the Learning Resource, Completing a diagnostic conceptualization: The case of Devon.

I have attached the example and I believe the diagnosis to be


F43.23 Adjustment Disorder with Mixed Anxiety and Depressive Moods (American Psychiatric Association, 2013).

F50.2 Bulimia Nervosa-Mild

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I need 3 essays and a multichoice of 5 Questions done.

I need 3 essays and a multichoice of 5 Questions done.

Each essay is 400 words, no formats and citations needed. Good essays though.

Each task to be done in a separate document as per the title

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1-1 Discussion: Value Of The Humanities

In your first post, introduce yourself to your instructor and peers. Share who you are, where you are from, and what your goals are for taking this course. Then discuss whether you agree or disagree with the ideas presented by Nicholas Kristof and Jaweed Kaleem on the value of the humanities. Explain why or why not. Then, review the article Extraordinary Outsiders: The Makers Who Don’t Know They’re Artists. Do you think the creative process is good for the average person? Explain why or why not.

When responding to your peers’ posts, explain why you agree or disagree with their point of view.

To create a new post, click the “Start a New Thread” button after accessing the discussion. You can title your thread any way you choose.

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric PDF document.

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Tests And Measurement (PSYC – 6315 – 1) FINAL EXAM

Note: Please refer to the following table to complete question #27.






1.       Which of the following would not be considered an advantage of testing over a clinical or job interview?

[removed] a. Test taker can be compared to a known population
[removed] b. Ratings will be consistent for different assessors
[removed] c. Assessor can get a good sense of the person as a whole
[removed] d. Outcomes can be predicted with known levels of accuracy

1 points   


1.      The first intelligence test was developed by:

[removed] a. Binet
[removed] b. Wechsler
[removed] c. Wundt
[removed] d. Socrates

1 points   


1.      Psychological tests are commonly used to assist with decisions regarding:

[removed] a. Academic placement
[removed] b. Hiring
[removed] c. Psychiatric diagnosis
[removed] d. All of the above

1 points   


1.      Jill correctly answered 40 out of 50 questions on her final exam and received a score of 80%. This is an example of what type of score?

[removed] a. Norm-referenced
[removed] b. Criterion-referenced
[removed] c. Z-score
[removed] d. Percentile

1 points   


1.      Jose was a straight-A student in high school and he has been accepted to a competitive college. He is having trouble deciding on a major. What type of test is most likely to help him make a decision?

[removed] a. An intelligence test, such as the Wechsler.
[removed] b. An objective test of psychopathology, such as the MMPI.
[removed] c. A projective test, such as the Rorschach inkblot test.
[removed] d. An interest inventory, such as the Self-Directed Search.

1 points   


1.      A Pearson-r correlation coefficient indicates:

[removed] a. The degree and direction of a relationship between two variables
[removed] b. The formula to predict one variable from another
[removed] c. Whether the means of two groups are significantly different from each other
[removed] d. The amount of score variability

1 points   


1.      On a midterm with 100 questions, the mean number correct was 80 with a standard deviation of 2. Shigeko obtained a score of 86. Based on this information, you could say that her performance was:

[removed] a. Slightly above average
[removed] b. Moderately above average
[removed] c. Far above average
[removed] d. Average

1 points   


1.      Dr. Roe finds a significant positive correlation between the number of cans of diet soda consumed per year and the number of days sick per year. From this correlation, you can confidently conclude that:

[removed] a. Ingredients in diet soda cause illness.
[removed] b. People crave diet soda when they are sick.
[removed] c. People who drink more diet soda tend to be sick more often.
[removed] d. Diet soda drinkers generally have a poorer diet.

1 points   


1.      Coefficient alpha measures:

[removed] a. Test item difficulty
[removed] b. The degree to which test items are consistent with each other
[removed] c. Test stability over time
[removed] d. The portion of a test score accounted for by guessing

1 points   


1.      A reliability coefficient of .80 indicates that test score variance is due to:

[removed] a. 80% true score; 20% error
[removed] b. 20% true score; 80% error
[removed] c. 64% true score; 36% error
[removed] d. 36% true score; 64% error

1 points   


1.      High test reliability indicates:

[removed] a. Low measurement error
[removed] b. High measurement error
[removed] c. Low prediction error
[removed] d. None of the above

1 points   


1.      Professor Rogers has created a test of self-esteem and reported that he obtained a validity coefficient of .85. Before concluding that this is a good test, the most important question to ask is:

[removed] a. What are Rogers’ academic credentials?
[removed] b. How many items are on the test?
[removed] c. Against what criterion was the test validated?
[removed] d. What is the response format?

1 points   


1.      It would be most appropriate to use a 1-year test–retest reliability coefficient for a test of:

[removed] a. Personality
[removed] b. Mood
[removed] c. Stress level
[removed] d. Fatigue

1 points   


1.      Inter-scorer reliability would most likely be reported for a scale with what response format?

[removed] a. Open-ended
[removed] b. Multiple Choice
[removed] c. True/False
[removed] d. Rating scale

1 points   


1.      Correlating high school senior SAT scores with their later freshman college GPA is an example of:

[removed] a. Concurrent validity
[removed] b. Face validity
[removed] c. Test-retest validity
[removed] d. Predictive validity

1 points   


1.      Which of the following is most likely to be a useful item for a test of self-esteem with a true/false response format?

[removed] a. “I feel good about myself.”
[removed] b. “I feel good about myself and I feel confident.”
[removed] c. “Either I feel good about myself or I feel confident.”
[removed] d. “Describe how you feel about yourself.”

1 points   


1.      A test item asks the respondent to choose whether he is more “Outgoing” or “Conscientious.” This is an example of what kind of item?

[removed] a. Ipsative
[removed] b. Forced choice
[removed] c. Likert
[removed] d. a or b

1 points   


1.      A test requires respondents to respond to items by indicating if they “Strongly disagree,” “Disagree,” “Agree,” or “Strongly agree.” This is an example of a(n):

[removed] a. Open-ended response
[removed] b. Likert scale
[removed] c. Forced-choice response
[removed] d. Multiple-choice response

1 points   


1.       Here are three questions for a measure of anxiety:
Q1) I worry all the time
Q2) I feel very tense
Q3) I feel relaxed

The respondent is asked to rate each item on a 3-point scale, 1: Never, 2: Sometimes, 3: Always. Which of the following formulas would you use to transform Q3 before doing an item analysis?

[removed] a. 4 – Q3
[removed] b. Q3*(-1)
[removed] c. 3 – Q3
[removed] d. Q3/3

1 points   


1.      Random selection from a population means that participants are chosen:

[removed] a. Haphazardly
[removed] b. So that each one has an equal likelihood of being selected
[removed] c. So that sample demographics closely match the population demographics
[removed] d. By testing participants who are easiest to contact

1 points   


1.      Dr. Campbell uses an Internet form to gather standardization information for a new intelligence test. He wants data for people in an area with over a million residents. This area has few computers and little Internet access. He uses online advertising to direct residents to his test. After persistent efforts, he is able to obtain data for 1,000 residents. He is able to verify reliably that the participants are residents of his area of interest. What would you say about this dataset?

[removed] a. The size of the dataset is adequate so this can be considered a representative sample.
[removed] b. If the demographics (ethnicity, gender, age) are similar to the area’s population demographics, then this can be considered a representative sample.
[removed] c. If he obtained a larger sample (i.e., 10,000 people) then the sample could be considered representative.
[removed] d. This would not be considered a representative sample, even if it were larger or consistent with population demographics.

1 points   


1.      Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) is a system in which:

[removed] a. Items are modified to accommodate disabilities.
[removed] b. Items are selected based on responses to previous items.
[removed] c. Items are presented which make use of computer graphics.
[removed] d. The respondent uses computer input devices specifically designed for the test.

1 points   


1.      Six-year old Billy and his 20-year-old brother Sam both obtain valid IQ scores of 110. Their mother comments that Billy is really smarter since his score is particularly impressive “for a 6-year-old.” Which of the following would likely be correct?

[removed] a. Billy is not currently smarter, but he will be when he and Sam are both adults.
[removed] b. IQ is age adjusted, so Billy and Sam are at the same percentile, relative to their respective age groups.
[removed] c. Billy and Sam would be about equally matched on games requiring intelligence, such as chess.
[removed] d. Their mother is correct.

1 points   


1.      You have developed a test of musical ability, and would like to report the scores as Stanines, with a mean of 5 and a standard deviation of 2. Raw scores on your test have a mean of 30 and a standard deviation of 5. What is the Stanine score for someone who obtains a raw score of 25?

[removed] a. 1
[removed] b. 3
[removed] c. 7
[removed] d. 9

1 points   


1.      According to Item Response Theory, “theta” for a particular individual on a particular item is related to:

[removed] a. The probability that she will pass the item
[removed] b. Her ability to understand the item wording
[removed] c. The degree to which the item distinguishes her from other test takers
[removed] d. Her likelihood of correctly guessing the answer

1 points   


1.      The three-parameter IRT model indicates which three item characteristics?

[removed] a. Discrimination, readability, difficulty
[removed] b. Difficulty, unique contribution to the toal score, discrimination
[removed] c. Difficulty, chance of guessing correctly, discrimination
[removed] d. Reliability, unique contribution to the total score, validity

1 points   


1.      You are creating a new scale using classical test analysis. Which of these four items would you eliminate? Note: Please use the table found at the top of this page to complete this question.

[removed] a. Item A
[removed] b. Item B
[removed] c. Item C
[removed] d. Item D

1 points   


1.      Which of the following provides clear evidence of unlawful adverse impact?

[removed] a. Men obtain lower scores on a test of management ability and so are less likely to be chosen for certain management positions.
[removed] b. White applicants tend to score higher on a job selection test and are hired over lower-scoring nonwhites, even though whites are already overrepresented in the job category.
[removed] c. Persons who are under age 40 score higher on a test of popular culture and are hired over older applicants. High scores on this test do not predict better performance on this job.
[removed] d. Applicants for a position as a proofreader are given a test of reading ability; an applicant with dyslexia fails the test and is not hired.

1 points   


1.      Which of the following activities is a clear ethical violation?

[removed] a. Displaying a few MMPI items on your website for educational purposes
[removed] b. Releasing a psychological testing report directly to a client
[removed] c. Administering an IQ test and reporting the results to a private client who is curious about his IQ
[removed] d. Recommending specific jobs in a vocational assessment

1 points   


1.      DIF is a technique that could be used to determine:

[removed] a. Whether an item on a translation of a test functions the same as the original item
[removed] b. The percentile rank of a particular client on a test
[removed] c. Whether an applicant will be successful on a job, based on test results
[removed] d. What a test score would be, adjusting for guessing


Use “Assignments Document” and Mock Interviews to complete this assignment.

    Completing a Qualitative Study

This week will allow you to apply what you have been learning along with the information gathered for your 10 Strategic Points. You will use “mock” data to complete your study.

General Requirements:

1. Use “Assignments Document” and Mock Interviews to complete this assignment.

2. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

3. Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.

4. You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.


1. Code the data.

2. Present the results in a table similar to Table 1 in Assignment Tables document.

3. Create a codebook in a table similar to Table 2 in Assignment Tables document.

4. Words or Phrases That Appear Frequently

5. Create a table for each theme similar to Table 3 in Assignment Tables document.

6. Inductively Developed Themes

7. Write a report of the results. Include an introduction, discussion of your sample and instruments, data analysis, results, recommendations, and references.

8. See complete directions in “Assignments Document.”

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Discussion 1: Sara Parker and Ethics


One of the reasons there can be so much debate about ethical issues is because ethics are opinions informed by people’s values and people have different values. People can disagree about whether or not something is unethical, and, oftentimes, there is no right answer. In order to make decisions about what may be ethical or unethical, Yegidis (2012, p. 29) suggests focusing on these three questions:


            “Who should benefit or suffer from the actions of the researcher?”


            “Whose rights should take priority over those of others?”



            “Does the end (increased knowledge) justify the means (the methods used to acquire it and their potential for harm)?”


For this Discussion, view the Sessions episode on the Parker family. As you do so, consider which, if any, ethical mandates or standards were violated.


·      Post a response explaining your reaction to the Parker episode.
·      Be sure to address whether or not the social worker violated any ethical mandates or standards.
·      Also explain which strategies could have been used to guide ethical practice.


 ·      Finally, describe the responsibility of the social workers in the Parker case.


Please use the resources to support your answers.





Laureate Education. (Producer). (2013).Parker Family [Video File]. In Sessions.


Labott, S. M., & Johnson, T. P. (2004). Psychological and social risks of behavioral research. IRB: Ethics & Human Research, 26(3), 11–15.


Nicotera, N., & Walls, N. E. (2010). Challenging perceptions of academic research as bias free: Promoting a social justice framework in social work research methods courses. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 30(3), 334–350.





Parker Family Episode 4

Program Transcript


SOCIAL WORKER: Well, I think we should wrap things up. Does this same time

work for you next week?


SARA: Yes, it’s fine.


SOCIAL WORKER: Let me give you an appointment card. By the way, something occurred to me that might interest you. I have a colleague that’s doing a study on the impact of hoarding on family members. She wants to identify potential interventions. I think she’d love to talk to you and Stephanie.


SARA: Talk to me?


SOCIAL WORKER: She’s paying participants in her study. I don’t know how much.


SARA: Do I have to do it? I– I just don’t like people knowing my business.


SOCIAL WORKER: It’s totally confidential and anonymous.


SARA: I don’t know.


SOCIAL WORKER: I think it’d be a great opportunity for you.


SARA: I don’t know. Would she have to come see my home? I mean, I don’t like people seeing how I live.


SOCIAL WORKER: Don’t worry about that. You should at least talk to her. Like I

said, there’s some money in it for you. Can I give her your number?









Discussion 2: The Research Approval Process


The early years of the 20th century were host to a number of unethical research studies. Research involving the way that a young child reacts to and generalizes fear responses, medical experiments conducted in concentration camps, and observing the way people respond to authority were just a few of the most famous experiments whose byproduct was placing clients in physical pain and/or mental anguish. Since then, it has been recognized that research subjects need to be protected from the flagrant disregard of researchers. This week, you consider the guidelines in Walden University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) document, “Research Ethics FAQs for Doctoral Students in the Clinical/Intervention Fields: Practical Tips for Avoiding Delays and Problems in the Research Approval Process.”


 ·      Post a description of two ways the guidelines in Walden University’s IRB document may impact the selection of a research population, research setting, and/or research design. (


Please use the resources to support your answer.




Labott, S. M., & Johnson, T. P. (2004). Psychological and social risks of behavioral research. IRB: Ethics & Human Research, 26(3), 11–15.


Nicotera, N., & Walls, N. E. (2010). Challenging perceptions of academic research as bias free: Promoting a social justice framework in social work research methods courses. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 30(3), 334–350.

                        Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.



Walden University (n.d.). Academic Guides: Research Ethics & Compliance: Welcome from the IRB. Retrieved September 12, 2016, from





Discussion 3:


 Refer to the topics covered in this week’s resources and incorporate them into your blog.


Post blog post that includes:


·      An explanation of potential challenges in adhering to confidentiality in your field education experience 


·      A description of agency policies or mandates with regard to confidentiality
 ·      An explanation of potential challenges in communicating with clients within your agency


Be sure to support your blog posts with specific references to this week’s resources.




Garthwait, C. (2012). The social work practicum: A guide and workbook for students (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.


Saxon, C., Jacinto, G. A., & Dziegielewski, S. F. (2006). Self-determination and confidentiality: The ambiguous nature of decision-making in social work practice. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment13(4), 55–72.


Wulff, D. P., St George, S. A., & Besthorn, F. H. (2011). Revisiting confidentiality: observations from family therapy practice. Journal of Family Therapy33(2), 199–214.



Case Conceptualization

Complete the Diagnostic Conceptualization Template you downloaded in the Learning Resource, Completing a diagnostic conceptualization: The case of Devon.

I have attached the example and I believe the diagnosis to be


F43.23 Adjustment Disorder with Mixed Anxiety and Depressive Moods (American Psychiatric Association, 2013).

F50.2 Bulimia Nervosa-Mild

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Counselor Ethics Boundaries And Practices Paper

Counselor Ethical Boundaries and Practices Assignment Guidelines

Directions: Follow the directions below to write a paper of 1,500-1,750 words on counselor ethical boundaries and practices.

For this paper, write from the perspective that you are a professional counselor in the field. Provide a thoughtful response to each of the following three sections, including specific, concrete examples to illustrate your ideas. Use the section headings provided below to separate each section of your paper.

Your final deliverable should be one cohesive paper addressing all three sections along with an introduction and conclusion.

Section 1: Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships

Part A – Decision-Making Model and Counseling Examples

How would you determine if a boundary-crossing or dual relationship is ethical and appropriate? What criteria would you consider when making your decision?

Present examples of how you would apply this criteria to at least four counseling situations in which you believe the dual relationship issues are complex and ambiguous. One of your examples should address the issues of physical attraction between clients and counselors.


Part B-Ethical Issues and Dimensions

In addition, examine these issues in terms of former clients. Address the following:

·         Do the ethical issues (and your opinion about appropriateness) change, depending on how long after the termination of therapy a dual relationship is initiated?

·         What are the key ethical dimensions that might change, after the termination of therapy?

·         Present an example of a situation that you believe would constitute a boundary violation with a current client but might be acceptable with a former client.


Section 2: Professional Collaboration in Counseling

Part A – Working with a Multidisciplinary Team

Explain why counselors frequently collaborate with other stakeholders regarding a client’s care in order to maintain professional and ethical boundaries and practices.

For example, professional counselors frequently work with clients with addiction issues. Addiction counselors may work with clients who also have a co-occurring disorder. The specific roles of each of these counselors are well defined; straying into an area outside your scope of practice is unethical.

How would you work independently as a counselor within your scope of practice as well as collaboratively with other mental health professionals to ensure quality client care? What is the role of a counselor in a multidisciplinary team?


Part B –Relationships with Supervisors and Colleagues

Describe the ethical issues involved in the supervisor-counselor relationship. How is this relationship similar to the counselor-client relationship? How is it different?

Outline a series of criteria and describe how you would integrate the criteria into an ethical decision-making model to respond to issues of incompetence and/or unethical conduct by fellow counselors.


Section 3: Development of Your Thinking about Ethics

Clearly describe what you consider to be the most important developments in your thinking about ethical practice that have occurred during this course. This may include areas in which you have clarified your views and beliefs, modified your thinking on a given issue, gained new insights, or acquired a new perspective. It may include issues whose complexity you now appreciate more fully or difficult issues that you now understand you must grapple with, as a counselor. What have you most learned about yourself and/or about what constitutes becoming an ethical practitioner and how has your thinking about ethics and legal issues changed? Be sure that you include specific examples to illustrate general statements.



American Counseling Association. (2014). 2014 ACA code of ethics. Retrieved from


Corey, G., Schneider-Corey, M., Corey, C., & Callanan, P. (2015). Introduction to professional ethics.Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions (9th ed.). *9


NAADAC Code of Ethics. (2016). Retrieved from



Important Information


Access the “Counselor Ethical Boundaries and Practices Assignment Guidelines.” You will be writing a 1,500-1,750-word paper. Complete the project according to the assignment guidelines.

Include at least five scholarly resources in addition to the textbook in your paper.

The Writing Suggestions document provides further suggestions for writing a quality paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This benchmark assignment assesses the following competencies:

  • 1.2: Analyze independent and collaborative roles of the professional counselor.
  • 2.1: Evaluate elements of counselor-client relationships within the practice of professional counseling, focusing on professional ethical standards.
  • 5.2: Recognize the importance of establishing and maintaining appropriate professional boundaries.


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