Psychology Discussion

Minimum of 300 words


Physiological changes occur throughout our lives and can have significant effects on our self-esteem. Some of these changes can be more significant than others. As argued in Chapter 4 of the course textbook, physical events that occur during our life (i.e., puberty, loss of senses, illness) may have physiological effects.

Using the theoretical knowledge you have gained from your required reading for this week, discuss a time in life, based on personal or vicarious experiences, when you felt that physical changes were most impactful to you (early childhood, middle childhood, young adulthood, middle age). Share only information that you are comfortable with, or you may use another’s experiences or a fictitious example.

Consider the following questions as you discuss:

  • Do you believe neural plasticity was a significant variable during this chosen stage of your (or another’s) life? Why or why not?
  • Did synaptic pruning, based on this event, alter the way you now view the world? If so, what about your worldview changed? Explain.
  • Did the event shape who you are as a person (your identity)?
  • Based on your knowledge and your experiences, indicate the advice you might give to someone who is experiencing something similar?
    • What ethical considerations are associated with the advice you give?

Be sure to cite the textbook within your writing, when appropriate, supporting your assertions and advice to another.

Article Summary No Plagiarism

This week we’ll be reading this review article by Cohen et al.1991
Please read the article closely, answer the following questions (save your answers in a Word document and the copy and paste them here):

  1. Provide the full reference to this article using this format: Author 1 Last Name, First name initials; Author 2 Last Name, First name initials, (Year of publication). Article title. Journal name in italics Volume#(Issue#): start_page:end_page.
    Shendelman S, Jonason A, Martinat C, Leete T and Abeliovich A. 2004. DJ-1 is a redox-dependent molecular chaperone that inhibits alpha-synuclein aggregate formation. Plos Biology 2(11): 1764-1773.
  2. Is this article primary or secondary literature? If secondary literature, is it a meta-analysis? See: how to distinguish primary vs secondary literature.
  3. What is the hypothesis being tested?
  4. What is the experimental approach to testing the hypothesis?  What was measured?
  5. What were the important quantitative results?
  6. Explain whether the results support or contradict the hypothesis (based on the discussion section).
  7. What do the results mean in terms of the broader issues that motivated the study (based on the conclusions)?
  8. This article was published in 1991 while Sapolsky’s book was published in 2003. How much more was it known 12 years later when Sapolsky published his book?

Don’t use quotes, you need to summarize the findings using your own words.

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Advancing Scientific Knowledge And Significance Of The Study


Write a report (500-750 words) in which you:

  1. Identify the “gap” or “need” in the literature that was used to define the problem statement and develop the research questions.
  2. Describe how your study will fit with and contribute to or advance the current literature or body of research.
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Journal: Restorative Justice


Review the tutorial on restorative justice. Is restorative justice a viable ethical decision-making model?

Explain what fields the restorative justice model could be used to solve problems. What kinds of parties could use the restorative justice model?

For additional details, please refer to the Journal Guidelines and Rubric PDF document.


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·  Where you BWVI results different from your original scores in week 1?  Did the results of the BWVI match your expectations for your own worldview? If so, how? If not, how?

·  How do the 6 constructs of the BWVI impact the way in which the field of psychology is studied? (For example, how does the way in which we see the origins (cosmology) of the world impact the way we approach humanity and way in which we approach psychology?).

·  A few sentences for each construct is sufficient.

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Imagine You Are A Forensic Psychologist

Using a minimum of 4 recent scholarly peered reviewed article less than 5yrs old for DQ 1 and 3 scholarly peer-reviewed article for DQ 2 must be cited using APA format 750 words for each topic DQ 1 and DQ2   It should be written separately include the http or DOI for all references used please Note: Please see reading references below:

DQ 1

Imagine you are a forensic psychologist. Would you tend to subscribe to social structure theory or social process theory more than the other? Explain why.

DQ 2

Explain which element of Hirschi’s social bond do you feel you have the lowest levels of? Which do you feel you have the highest levels of?


Please Note the Reading Documents for the Week:

1. Read Chapters 8, 9, and 10 in Introduction to Criminology: Why Do They Do It?


2. Watch “Aggression: Is Violence Learned?” [Video file] In Films on Demand (2013).


3. Read “Socioeconomic Status, Subcultural Definitions, and Violent Delinquency,” by Heimer, from Social ? Forces (1997).


4. Read Social Structure-Social Learning and Delinquency: Mediation or Moderation? by Verrill (2008).


Community Psychology, Organizational Psychology, and Organizational Effectiveness

Community Psychology, Organizational Psychology, and Organizational Effectiveness

  • Focus on 2 problems within that organization.
  • Describe innovative or alternative programs that were implemented to address these two problems.
  • What were the  indicators of effectiveness of the intervention?
  • Using findings presented in the chapter and in your exploration above, what would you recommend to an organization working on change? Apply your knowledge of community psychology here.

Identify and explain the two personality theories you chose.

narrated, 10-slide presentation (excluding the required title and reference slides). You can create your presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint, Prezi, or Google Slides.

Your presentation should do the following:

  • Identify and explain the two personality theories you chose. Outline your conceptualization of them, including the concepts of the theories that define personality development.
  • Identify and explain the two personality assessments you chose that relate to your chosen personality theories. Outline your assessment results and how you feel they define your personality, with real life examples.
  • Synthesize how the theories and assessments you chose contribute to your learning about personality and your own personality.
  • Identify and explain what you can do based on your analysis of these factors to promote positive growth in yourself, and provide examples of actions you will take

Memory and Aging

Discussion 2: Memory and Aging

The human aging process brings natural changes to memory function. Recently-acquired declarative memory is most vulnerable, while procedural memory tends to remain intact longer. The name of a new acquaintance or movie title may slip, while one might recall precise details of childhood experiences that occurred decades in the past. These symptoms of memory loss are quite normal. Though they can cause frustration, they do not indicate pathology.

The types of memory loss caused by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, however, present cause for concern. Memory loss brought on by aging should not impede normal functioning, whereas pathological memory loss may. The experiences of individuals with dementia may demonstrate dramatic losses of procedural memory, such as ability to access frequently used words. Individuals may lack awareness that memory loss is occurring, which can cause significant confusion and disorientation. Ultimately, the ability to store new memories may also suffer.

In this Discussion, you describe memory changes that occur during the lifetime. You also examine differences between pathological and natural memory loss.

With these thoughts in mind:

By Day 4

Post a brief description of symptoms of memory changes during the lifetime. Then compare the implications of expected changes in aging such as declines in working memory capacity and speed of processing with pathological conditions such as anterograde amnesia and precipitous loss of semantic memory.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

Behavior Plan Based On A Cognitive Theory

Use the “Effective Treatment for Addicted Criminal Justice Clients” article as a sample for how to write a behavior plan. The “Case Study” section near the end of the article provides a good example of a behavior plan.

Select a different case study than you used in Wk 2 from the Individual Case Studies:

  • Case 1: Violet (done)
  • Case 2: Max
  • Case 3: Onur

Complete the Behavior Plan Template based on your selected cognitive theory for your selected case-study patient — Violet, Max, or Onur.

Incorporate one peer-reviewed research study as justification for the theory you used in your plan.

Format your plan consistent with APA guidelines.

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