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Physical Development Activities

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• Describe the activity in some detail (provide more than just the name of the activity).
• Describe the theory and/or research which supports the use of this class or activity.
• Identify how the activity enhances physical development. (Note it might also promote cognitive, and/or socioemotional development as well. For example, organized team-based games not only promote physical development in middle/late childhood but also promote psychosocial development by teaching team work and fair play.)


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Identify conceptual variables that may be of interest to you. A few examples are anxiety, conformity, and leadership.
• Create your own 5- to 10-item Likert scale to assess a conceptual variable of interest to you.
• Administer the scale to at least three friends or family members. You may administer it in person or via e-mail.
• Prepare to upload the Likert scale you created as an attached document (in .doc or .rtf format) to your Discussion post.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 3:
• The conceptual variable you selected. Note: Include the conceptual variable in the “Subject”field of your post (e.g., Job Satisfaction).
• In the main body of your post:
• Discuss your experience writing and administering the scale.
• Explain how your scale turned your conceptual variable into a measured variable (beyond creating a Likert scale).
• Explain the strengths and limitations concerning the reliability and validity of your scale.

Understanding Violence and Victimization

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Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you discuss victimization and crime reporting data sources.


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The Assignment (1 page):
Respond to the following:
• Explain which particular free-format self-report measure (e.g., select from projective measures, associative lists,) you would prefer to administer if you were a researcher, and explain why. Would you prefer a different one if you were a participant in the study? Explain.
• Explain which particular fixed-format self-report measure (e.g. Likert type scale, semantic differential) you would prefer to administer if you were a researcher, and explain why. Would you prefer a different one if you were a participant in the study? Explain.

Describe Premack’s principles of reinforcement and of punishment.

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Part A

Describe Premack’s principles of reinforcement and of punishment. Describe a hypothetical situation for which these principles would predict reinforcement of one behavior, and punishment of another behavior.

Part B

Describe participant modeling and provide one (1) example that illustrates how it can be used to eliminate fears or unwanted behavior. Describe graduated modeling and provide one (1) example that illustrates how it can be used to facilitate low-probability behaviors.

Criminal profiling

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• Describe the professional role you selected, including services provided. Provide any background information you have in this area and explain why you decided to work, aspire to work, or why you have interest in this role
• Describe the forensic setting associated with the professional role and the services provided. Explain any ethical challenges you would anticipate in the setting and explain how you might overcome these challenges.
• Describe the professional role you have chosen in terms of dual roles you might face. Explain ethical challenges related to dual-roles in the profession and explain how you might address them.
• Describe the forensic populations you might work with in this particular forensic psychology professional role. Include an explanation of any ethical issues you might face when working with these populations and an explanation of how might you overcome these issues?
• Describe specific professional ethical codes and guidelines that might be relevant to the services/situation. Identify and analyze ethical codes or guidelines that might be difficult to follow and explain why.
• Identify and analyze APA and AP-LS codes and guidelines that may be conflicting in the professional role you identified for this Final Project. Explain how you might address these conflicts.
• Describe the diversity aspects of the population being served in the forensic setting. Explain diversity needs and characteristics of the population.
• Describe the cultural competencies needed to ethically and effectively work with this population.
• Explain those competencies that are strengths of yours and those that you need to further develop and explain how you might address/improve upon the competencies that need to be further developed.
• Describe a population that is different from you, that you may have difficulty serving. Explain why you think you might have difficulty working with a member of that particular group. Describe strategies you might employ to overcome this difficulty and explain how you might avoid an ethical dilemma when working with diverse populations in general. (Note: Please be specific when identifying the population you chose. Think broadly about diversity. For example you might note: language difference, gender orientation, social economic background, religion, and age).
• Explain any other ethical challenges you may encounter (in the forensic setting, with the population, and in the professional role) you chose for this final project that you may face.
• Explain common ethical complaints and violations that might arise in the setting.
• Explain ethical risk management strategies you might employ in your setting to avoid violations.

Philosophy 201

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Read the chapter in the Polman book on Relativism (chapter 3) and then answer the following questions.

1. Explain, in your own words what cultural relativism is. How does this differ from ethical relativism? (pp. 48–49)

2. What is the difference between the weak dependency thesis for ethical relativism,
and the strong dependency thesis? (pp. 50–51)

3. What, according to Pojman, is one of the benefits of accepting relativism (think in terms of the claims
being made in the chapter about tolerance with respect to conventional relativism). What is the problem
with claiming that ethical relativism entails tolerance? (pp. 55)

4. Explain the differences between the two types of ethical relativism: subjectivism and conventionalism.
Are you inclined to agree with one of these theories, or do you reject the idea that morality is relative?
Why or why not? (pp. 52–59)

5. One of the consequences of accepting the theory of ethical relativism is that we might be forced to
tolerate the actions of other cultures, even if they are in serious conflict with the moral standards of our culture.
This is especially problematic when you think about the actions of a person such as Hitler.
It is possible that a consequence of accepting the truth of ethical relativism would be that we have to be tolerant
of the actions of people like Hitler. Do you think this is one of the consequences of accepting ethical relativism?
And, if you are inclined to agree with relativism, are you okay with this consequence: that we have to tolerate
the action of people like Hitler? Why or why not? (pp. 56)


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SECTION 3: Heuristics

This section of the assignment is designed to help you understand heuristics and the how they can inadvertently lead to erroneous judgments.
1. Play a first person shooter game online at http://psych.colorado.edu/~jclab/FPST.html. Were you surprised by the finding? What, if anything, did it tell you about your own heuristics?
2. Google and Read the Police Officer’s Dilemma article. Describe one of the major findings. Do you think the representativeness heuristic and availability heuristic explain the recent policy shootings in the media? What other factors do you think may be involved?

SECTION 4: Behavior and Attitudes

Behavior and Attitudes’
This section is designed to help you understand factors that influence our attitudes and behavior.
1. What is cognitive dissonance? Describe a time when you experienced cognitive dissonance. How do theorists suggest that people reduce dissonance? How did you reduce yours?
2. Describe the over justification effect and give an example that illustrates it.
3. Develop a question of your own around one of the concepts from the chapter that can help the class understand it better (Do not ask yes/no or True/False) questions as they do little to encourage critical

SECTION 5: Cultural Similarities & Differences
Cultural Similarities & Differences
This section is designed to help you understand and appreciate cultural similarities and differences. Speak with someone from a different culture than yourself (culture can represent a different generation, gender, race, ethnicity, differing abilities, veteran status, sexual orientation, etc. as culture can be very broad).
1. In three to five paragraphs you will share what you learned about the different culture you experienced. What were some of the similarities and differences? What aspects of their culture did you find most interesting or surprising?

SECTION 6: Conformity & Obedience
Conformity & Obedience

This section will help you to differentiate among different types ofconformity. DEFINE Conformity and answer the two following questions in 3 – 5 paragraphs each.
1. Define: Compliance, Obedience, or Acceptance. Give an example of a time when you engaged in one of the particular forms of conformity.

2. What was one factor that decreased obedience in the Milgram studies? How much did it decrease obedience?

Ability, Disability, and Erasure

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Consider the notion that an individual with a disability may feel primarily defined by his or her ability status. Also, consider the historical treatment of people with disabilities and the number of individuals who were euthanized and sterilized in the U.S. and across the globe due to having a disability.
For decades, individuals with disabilities were left in institutions, hidden away from the rest of society. Parents were told if their child was born with a disability, they should have them locked away. Consider in today’s society how people with disabilities are still “hidden.” Think about how many people you see each day that have a visible disability. While there are many hidden disabilities that should not be ignored, it is significant to recognize the limited number of people you see each day with disabilities. Also, consider how others react toward a person with a disability in public. Do they stare? Do they move away? Do they invade the person’s space and ask inappropriate questions? What experiences have you seen in public with a person with a disability? Why do you think society has marginalized this group for so long? Why are those with disabilities limited or eliminated from full participation in society today? Who has the right to decide what makes a “good life” and how is that decision made?

Child Psyc # 6-8

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6. – Identify and describe 2 theories of intelligence. Which of the theories fits best with your own beliefs about intelligence? How would you design a test to measure intelligence according to this theory?

7. – Divorce may be tough on parents, but do you believe it’s even harder on children? Why or why not? Discuss the possible effects of divorce on a child. How can parents make the transition easier for their children?

8. – Explain what a clique is and what a crowd is during adolescence. In reflecting about your adolescence what were characteristics of these groups in your high school? Were you a member of a clique and/or crowd? Explain.

9. First, identify the three periods of prenatal develolpment. Then, to learn more about the effects of a teratogen on prenatal development:
1. Pick a teratogen from those mentioned in your textbook and browse the internet finding an article or website that expands your knowledge about this teratogen, indicating the the URL link address for your source.
2. Explain why you chose this teratogen
3. Provide a summary of the article by Identifying and describing the teratogen
4. Discuss any potential short-term and/or long-term effects of this teratogen on the developing organism and what percentage may be affected.


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