KINESICS: the study of body motion or body behavior.

  • Emblems: gestures that have a direct verbal translation and can stand alone such as the “ok” sign.
  • Illustrators: gestures that complement our words such as pointing when giving directions.
  • Regulators: gestures that may prolong or terminate the conversation such as looking at your watch, walking away, or nodding and leaning forward.
  • Adaptors: gestures that make you feel more comfortable in a communication situation such as twirling your hair or tapping your fingers.
  • Affect Displays: facial expressions motivated by emotion such as a smile or frown.
  • In this lesson, you will venture out and observe the people around you. Tune out what they are saying and then sit back and watch. Take notes on what type of gestures (emblems, regulators, illustrators, adaptors and affect displays) are they using? How often do they use each one? Are they aware of these gestures? You will then use your notes to write a typed two-page essay describing what you witnessed. Please let us know where you were, the mall, Starbucks, work, etc.. and who was involved, two men sitting at a table…

Describe at least ten separate gestures.

  • What type?
  • What are they conveying? How many repetitions?
  • What are the circumstances?

Please submit your essay to this dropbox and include the following:

  • At least two pages typed– MINIMUM of 675 words
  • Double spaced
  • Paragraphs, not bullets
  • Include nonverbal terminology
  • Specific examples

Reminder: All written work must comply with standard English rules, such as proper capitalization, grammar, and spelling. The assignment must be submitted by the deadline listed on the calendar.Note: Even though you will see a statement giving you the option of copy/paste or file attachment, you are required to attach the assignment in MS Word format.

Self-Help Recovery Groups

To Prepare:

Attend three self-help group meetings, one from each of the following areas. You may attend these groups online.

  1. An OPEN twelve-step meeting of your choice in your community (e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous [AA], Narcotics Anonymous [NA], Gamblers Anonymous [GA])
  2. A self-help recovery group other than a twelve-step group (e.g., Rational Recovery, Smart Recovery, Moderation Management, Women for Sobriety Secular Organizations for Sobriety (S.O.S.), LifeRing Secular Recovery, etc.)
  3. An Alcoholics Anonymous Family Group (e.g., Al-Anon).

For this Assignment, review this week’s resources, including the “Twelve-Step Groups” document, and research the development of the non-twelve step group you chose to attend. Consider your assumptions prior to and after attending each meeting chosen. Explore insights from attending the meeting and consider how this experience might be helpful as an addiction professional. Support your response with references to the resources and current literature.

By Day 7

Submit a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:

  • Identify which 3 meetings you attended, and briefly describe the development of the non-twelve step meeting you attended.
  • Describe your initial assumptions before attending each meeting.
  • Explain any insights you gained from attending each meeting.
  • Compare and contrast your experience at the different meetings.
  • Explain how this experience might inform your future work as an addiction professional.




Throughout this course, you have researched a number of topics related to child development. For this benchmark assessment, you will take all that you’ve learned as well as additional research to create a final essay and brochure that encompasses all assessments in two specific areas: Culture and Diversity and Technology/Computers/Internet. Outside research is required, and you are encouraged to carefully read and review all of the articles and videos provided in the ‘Learning Materials’ section for this week.

Step 1: Write a comprehensive essay in which you discuss culture and diversity to include:

  • Culture and how it relates to a child’s development
  • Socioeconomic status and poverty and how these relate to a child’s development
  • Ethnicity and how it affects a child’s development

The essay should be 2000-2250 words and should address each of the required prompts in Step 1. Be sure to completely answer all requirements in each prompt. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper. Make sure to reference five (5) citations using the APA writing style for each reference. Include a cover page and a reference page, which do not count towards the minimal word amount.

Step 2: Create a brochure that includes:

  • Technology in terms of both positive and negative aspects to how the technology revolution is affecting children and adolescents
  • Computers and the Internet – the technological revolution today’s children and adolescents are experiencing with increased use of computers and the Internet (positive and negative aspects)
  • Include graphics and research-based support for each; There should be text/graphic balance
  • Include a minimum of three (3) references

Health Sciences

The following topics are examples of historical isolation techniques that can occur when the biological basis for disease is unknown. Choose one of the topics to discuss: evaluation of the measure, effectiveness of the measure, and whether this measure should or could be used again today. Discuss ethical principles that should guide public health decisions including human rights issues. Introductory resources are given but the student should conduct further research on the topic.

1. Tuberculosis Sanatoriums in the U.S.

National Trust for Historic Preservation. (2015). Tuberculosis Sanitariums: Reminders of the White Plague.

Hurt, R. (2004). Tuberculosis sanatorium regimen in the 1940s: a patient’s personal diary. J R Soc Med, 97:350–353.

Discussion Guidelines

APA Style

1-2 pages

PSMJ 1: Increasing Personal Awareness – Where Does Your Time Go? SP21

Where do you want to put your time and energy? 

What we give our time to and to whom we give our time and energy is something each of us has the power to create and change. Each of us has a finite amount of time and energy at our disposal each day. Yet many of us tap out both our reserves of time and energy on a regular basis — and we don’t even realize we are doing so!

If we regularly exceed our time and energy capacity this may lead to increased negative stress on our bodies, minds, and spirits. When we are negatively stressed, we also tend to forget to build in time for our day for self-care, spirit-care, and reflection. As a result, many of us walk through our daily routines without much thought to the purpose or usefulness of these self-created routines and habits. No wonder many of us wonder “Where does the time go?!”

Journal entries (PSMJ) are also considered a place for informal, conversational style writing. Students are encouraged to write as if speaking in person and to use this private space to explore what they are learning. Grading will be based upon the student’s thorough and detailed coverage of each prompt. There is not a word count for the PSMJ entries. This journal activity is an informal awareness building activity. You are simply to log at least one day or more of what you spend your time on and reflect upon what you learn by doing so. In this journal entry, I’d like you to complete a small, casual exercise to raise your awareness about yourself and how you use your time.  Remember, everyone has the same amount of days/times. It is how you use it and what we value that is in our day that matters!

PART 1: 

1) First, download the attached file that contains all 3 parts of this assignment. —>Time awareness Assignment Preview the document

2) Second, print or download the time tracking diary on page one from the document in step one above. This is just a simple time tool built-in word — timetable with 30-minute increments so track every 30 minutes of your day. You are welcome to use any type of time tracking log system you wish as long as it is comparable to the one given and the results can be pasted within the word document in step 1 below. If you would rather print it out and write directly onto the worksheet, feel free! You will not have to type it all up if you handwrote it all but rather take a picture and paste it into the Word document in place of the other chart.  If you happen to find an app that does this, just make sure you can transfer the data or screenshot/paste it into page 1 of the assignment.

3) Keep track in the diary of one day or more days of how you use your time by writing your activities into the chart. (page 1 of assignment). Make adjustments to the chart as needed.  Try to record what you are doing in segments of 1/2 hour and round up. For example, if you eat lunch in 15 minutes — log a full 30 minutes for this activity instead. Make sure to log phone time too which some phones can log your total time for you too! Using your phone’s screen time ability can help make tracking your time use on your phone easy! Try to log as detailed as you can. This can be a shower, restroom, phone breaks, etc. So instead of just putting, “worked for 8 hours…put details such as did you not use the restroom or get on your phone at all?) These little time takers can add up so we want to look at as much as we can.

PART 2: 

4) Reflect upon the percentage of time you spend doing various activities by highlighting the chart given common categories (page 2 of assignment). Each hour of the day is 4% of your time. You do NOT need to complete the chart but just use it to help you figure out the big-time consumers of your day. I do want to see your calculations of those big items such as sleep percentage of your day, work/school/phone use, etc?

PART 3: 

5) Then answer the reflection questions. Reflection answer’s to each question need to be at least 5 sentences or more. Really think about it as a researcher of yourself looking at a distance of the results you produced. Sometimes it can even help get an outside perspective by showing a trusted friend to see their perspectives. You are welcome to do this portion in video format following the same guidelines outlined for the assignment and answering length and details explained in the Discussion Board Protocol about videos. This includes, but not limited to, options on answering in an interview-style or not, expectations on video quality, etc.

  1. What did you learn by tracking your time? Where is your time going? (Use the log and calculation chart in the previous steps to refer to and reference.
  2. How do you feel about “seeing your time” on the chart? Any insights into where your stress is coming from?
  3. How balanced is your day with things that cause stress versus help you de-stress?
  4. What changes do you think you could make in order to use your time better or incorporate de-stressors? What could be let go of what you are doing and/or reduced in time to allow more time for de-stress techniques?
  5. Do you notice any connections between your day and/or previous day as well and your moods/energy? How so?
  6. Has this exercise given you any insight into where you need to or want to make changes in your life?


6. Turn in the worksheet given and linked again Time awareness Assignment SP 21-2.docxPreview the document here with all completed requirement here by the due date. Remember, as stated on the syllabus, the only formats accepted are work, pdf, jpeg. If you have a mac, I suggest checking your upload from another computer source to make sure. I often get a “pages” extension which is not one that I can open. Upload ONE worksheet document and not each thing individual. So this means paste your results into the worksheet along with your other parts too.

Have fun with this — this is designed to raise your awareness! 

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Essay: Economic Challenges Facing U.S.

For your fifth essay, you will explore economic challenges facing our U.S. Read the instructions and guidelines below carefully and review the grading rubric before submitting your work.Instructions:

  1. Find a NEWS article that addresses a current economic issue facing the U.S. It can involve any of the challenges discussed in Chapter 18, or one of your choice. (A news article is an article from a media source like a newspaper or magazine such as the New York Times, FOX, The Washington Post, VICE, etc. that addresses a current event. It does not include sources like Wikipedia, eHow, dictionaries, academic journals, or other information websites.)
  2. Write a minimum 300 word essay that answers the following questions:
    1. Based on the article you chose, what is economic challenge you chose? How does it relate to the economic challenges discussed in the book? (See Chapter 18 for a discussion of economic challenges facing the U.S.)
    2. According to the article, who are the main interest groups involved? What does the economic issue mean for their life and/or business outcomes?
    3. How can the economic challenge be addressed in a manner that is fair and equitable to all parties involved?

SOCW 6070 Wk 11 Discussion 1: Future Career Goals

SOCW 6070 wk 11 Discussion 1: Future Career Goals

What are your short- and long-term professional goals? Do they include moving into a leadership and management position? Transitioning from clinical to administrative roles is not uncommon in social work practice. It is useful, however, to think about relevant skills, knowledge, and professional experiences that will prepare you for the transition. In addition, you should consider the personal benefits and challenges of assuming a leadership role.

300 to 500 words

Post your thoughts about your future career goals, your interest in moving into leadership or management positions, and the benefits and challenges of a social work administrator’s role.

Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.


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MSW 5000 Differentiate Between Mezzo And Macro Practice Skills

Using the information you gathered from Week 1, prepare a chart in which you describe the available agencies and organizations that would be able to address the social problem/issue that you identified. Please describe the types of practice skills that would be needed in a mezzo or macro practice setting. You may find that these skills overlap, and if so, explain why.

Support your assignment with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including seminal articles, may be included.

Length: 2-3-page chart, not including title and reference pages

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect graduate-level writing and APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

Upload your document, and then click Submit to Dropbox button.

MSW 5001: Examine Research For Your Signature Assignment

This week your task is to prepare an annotated outline for your Signature Assignment. Use the following criteria to organize your outline, which will become the basis of your Signature Assignment.

  • The Signature Assignment for this course is to identify a current social problem with which a social worker may be involved. As part of your presentation of the problem, be sure to describe how elements of human rights and social justice intersect with this social problem.
  • Select a population that would require social work services related to this problem.
  • Select a developmental phase of life (i.e., infancy and early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, adulthood, or late adulthood), and then explain the implications of this problem on an individual’s life course trajectory.
  • Examine how you as a social worker would advocate for the affected population regarding this problem.

Support your assessment of human behavior in social environments by drawing upon at least five scholarly works in the discipline of social work.

Length: 2-3 pages, not including title and reference pages

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

Group Work


looking for someone to  do

A brief discussion of this case paper (optional reading): Leadership implications in complex projects: The Boeing Dreamliner and Jim McNerney

  • Consider the following problem areas in your response – (1) Stakeholder communications analysis.

attached is the already written stakeholder communication analysis paper , just need someone to follow click the link read the article and merge it with the paper.

also attached is example of my team mate part, it can serve as a guide to writing mine. thanks

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