Write a paper (1,000-1,200 words) about psychological testing and assessment.

Write a paper (1,000-1,200 words) about psychological testing and assessment. Answer each of the following questions:

  1. What are psychological tests?
  2. How do counselors and marriage and family therapists use them?
  3. What are psychological assessments?
  4. Why do counselors and marriage and family therapists need them?
  5. How do psychological tests differ from psychological assessments?
  6. What are four different types of psychological tests discussed in chapter 2 of the textbook?

Include at least four scholarly references in addition to the textbook in your paper.

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

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

 

Textbook

1. Psychological Testing and Assessment: An Introduction to Tests and MeasurementRead chapters 1 and 2.

http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/mcgraw-hill/2012/psychological-testing-and-assessment_an-introduction-to-tests-and-measurement_ebook_8e.php

 

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Interview a school psychologist and/or school employee who are involved

Interview a school psychologist and/or school employee who are involved in the process of identifying children with special needs. Include the following areas:

  1. What is the identification process for birth to preschool and kindergarten to third grade?
  2. What are the assessments used for identification?
  3. What is the family involvement and role in the process?
  4. What resources are available to families?
  5. What instructional and assistive technology is used?
  6. What is the student placement model for the school/district?
  7. What is the teacher’s involvement and role in the process in #6?
  8. What is the role classroom assessments play in the identification process?
  9. Additional relevant information.

In 500-750-words

 

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Major Approaches to Clinical Psychology Presentation

Major Approaches to Clinical Psychology Presentation

Select one of the following disorders:

Depressive disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Create a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you compare and contrast the major approaches to clinical psychology—psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and family systems—in relation to the selected disorder. Address the following items:

Discuss the philosophical origins of each approach.

Identify the goals of each approach.

Describe the techniques and strategies used by each approach.

Explain how each approach affects the treatment strategies for your selected disorder.

Evaluate the effectiveness of each approach, in relation to your selected disorder, based on treatment outcome research.

Include speaker notes with your presentation.

 

Incorporate information from at least five peer-reviewed publications.

 

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Discuss the following in 150+ Words with intext citations and references. Quiz is Attached

  1. Discuss the following in 150+ Words with intext citations and references. Quiz is Attached

 

Discussion 1 – Compare and contrast four approaches in clinical psychology.

 

Discussion 2 – Identify the strengths and limitations of psychological assessment instruments.

 

Discussion 3 – Evaluate the appropriateness of psychological testing instruments for various populations.

 

Discussion 4 – Identify at least one contributor to each of the four theoretical approaches in clinical psychology, along with his or her specific theories or views about human behavior. Which of the four approaches do you find most interesting? Explain your response.

 

Discussion 5 – What types of testing instruments do psychologists use to make a diagnosis? Which ones do you think are most effective? Explain why.

 

 

Discussion 6 – Who was Carl Jung? Who was his mentor? What are some of Jung’s best known contributions to clinical psychology?

 

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Motor learning leads to a relatively permanent change in physical movements and activity of a person

Discussion—Motor-Skill Learning

Motor learning leads to a relatively permanent change in physical movements and activity of a person. This type of learning is related to acquiring processes needed for complex movements like speaking or playing the piano, which often start out as very difficult but through practice, they become much smoother and accurate. Additionally, motor-skill learning plays an important role in interpreting simple movements, such as reflexes, as the body and environment change. Therefore, though we may not be completely aware of motor learning as it takes place, it is a vital area of learning that is related to almost everything we do.

Complete the Motor Training Activity at the following link:

Based on the activity, address the following:

  • Discuss your outcome with this activity. What did you learn about motor learning?
  • Based on your readings, identify which theory of motor-skill learning best fits this activity. Why do you consider it to be the best fit?
  • Apply what you have learned during this activity to a real-life learning experience, either for yourself, or for someone you are teaching.

Write your initial response in 2–3 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

By Saturday, November 28, 2015, post your response to the appropriateDiscussion Area. Through Wednesday, December 2, 2015, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses. In your responses, consider the following:

  • Do you agree with your peers’ explanation of the theory that best explains this activity? Why or why not?
  • Do you agree with your peer’s application of motor-skill learning to a real life situation? Is there a way by which you could improve their application of this skill?

Grading Criteria and Rubric

All discussion assignments in this course will be graded using a rubric. Download the discussion rubric and read it carefully to understand the expectations.

Discussion Grading Criteria

 

Assignment 2: Inclusion versus Segregation

One of the top issues in special education is the ongoing debate of “inclusion versus segregation.” The idea of inclusion in education is that all students, no matter what disability they may have, should learn together in the same environment. Fully inclusive schools do not differentiate between special education courses and general education courses, but rather include students with learning, emotional, behavioral, or physical disabilities in classes with all of the other students.

The idea of segregation in education suggests that there are benefits to providing classes separate from general education classes that meet the needs of students with special needs. For some students, this may be for just one or two subjects, while for other students, this encompasses all of their courses.

In this assignment, you will consider those students who suffer from behavioral disorders or social skill deficits.

Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research observational learning. Then, address the following:

  • Based on your learning about observational learning in this module, what are the benefits that these students could gain through their inclusion into a regular classroom?
  • How could the principles of observational learning help to improve the classroom behavior of students with behavioral disorders or social skill deficits?
  • What are some of the classroom disadvantages for employing inclusion for other typically developing students?
  • Do you support the move toward inclusion? Why or why not?

Write a 4–5-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Be sure to include a title page and a reference page. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.

By Wednesday, December 2, 2015, deliver your assignment to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Identified benefits to be gained from inclusion of students with behavioral disorders and described ways in which principles of observational learning could improve classroom behavior of such students.
32
Identified classroom disadvantages for employing inclusion for other typically developing students.
24
Provided reasons for or against the move towards inclusion.
24
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
20
Total:
 

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Application: Child-Centered Curriculum: Program Perspective

Application: Child-Centered Curriculum: Program Perspective

The ability to create and maintain effective early childhood education programs that support and engage every child requires knowledge of individual children;knowledge of quality environmental design and strategies; and the ability to ensure that children relate to, engage in, and benefit from learning and play opportunities fueled by their passion and imagination. Creating such child-centered environments and curriculum in which play and discovery maintain an integral role in fostering healthy development and learning requires understanding the components of each of these practices as well as their effective application. In this Application Assignment, you will apply what you have been learning to an observation, interview, and reflection in an authentic early childhood education setting.

Plan

  • Print out and review the Child-Centered Classroom Assessment and Interview Form.
  • Add two factors that you believe will help you better assess the program and practices.
  • Review the interview portion of the assignment, making sure you fully understand each question prior to making your observation/interview appointment.
  • Make sure that you have all materials that you need to conduct the observation and interview prior to arriving at the scheduled observation/interview time. Keep in mind when scheduling your observation that in order to observe interactions with families, it is important to schedule your observation during a period of time when families will be present.
  • Arrive on time.

Implement

  • Choose a place to observe where you can see and hear but are unobtrusive.
  • Conduct the interview in an area that is convenient for the professional, being respectful of his or her time schedule.
  • Keep the following observation guidelines in mind:
    • Try to not make assumptions; objectivity is essential.
    • Record what you observe.
    • Note any questions you would like to ask in the interview.
    • Remember that you are observing one moment in time and so are not privy to specific circumstances and/or situations that may be affecting individual children or staff.
    • Try to keep to the time span that you agreed upon for the observation and be sure to thank the teacher(s) in the room and the person you interview.

Reflect on your observation and interview. Review your notes and consider the knowledge and insights you gained from this experience. Include the following:

  • Summarize your observation and interview experience.
  • Describe the ways in which what you learned from your observation and interview reflected and/or contradicted what you have learned about effective programs and practice with regard to child-centered curriculum and play/discovery learning.
  • Based on your assessment of the program’s effectiveness, what practices do you feel should be continued? What additional suggestions would you make? What is your rationale for these suggestions?

For this assignment, submit:

  • Your completed Child-Centered Classroom Assessment and Interview Form
  • Your Reflection, citing specific examples from your observation and interview

Submit this assignment by Sunday of this week.

 

 

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Family dynamics play a major role in how children develop.

Family dynamics play a major role in how children develop. These influences include structure, expectations, parenting styles, and involvement. To understand more about how childhood experiences with your family have influenced current identification of self, take a few minutes and think back to those days.

 

  • Analyze the role that family structure, expectations, parenting styles, and involvement of caregivers played in your development.
  • Reflect on your experiences and share any that you are comfortable sharing. You can use questions such as the following to guide your reflection:
  • What was the best thing that your family said about you or did for you? Try to remember one exact day when that was said or done for you. Which person did this? Remember now what you felt then. When do you feel this way now?
  • Did you have a nickname? How did you feel about it?
  • Did family members tell you what you would end up being or doing? Was it what you wanted to be or do? How did you respond?
  • How do you think your family would have described you to a close friend of theirs? What were they most concerned about for you?
  • Would you do or react to things differently now than you did then? Why?
  • Make sure you evaluate your experiences in the context of major theories and concepts of cognitive, social, and physical development during middle childhood. Support your responses by citing information from the online notes and textbook and other scholarly sources. For example, describe the cognitive stage you might have been in at the time of specific events, according to Piaget, Erikson, or Freud. How did this influence how you interpreted the events?  You can also discuss the parenting style that you think was used by your parents/caregivers.

Write a 3–4-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention

 

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We have learned that adolescence is a time of transition between childhood and adulthood

We have learned that adolescence is a time of transition between childhood and adulthood. A critical milestone of this stage is the ability to successfully achieve a sense of identity. Around the world, there are different rites of passage to mark the transition to adulthood. In the United States, this might include obtaining a driver’s license, landing one’s first job, senior prom, or high school graduation. In this assignment, we will explore the role that family and society play in the development of the individual’s sense of self.

 

Create two documents for parents of minority teens 1) A 9–12-slide PowerPoint presentation (complete with speaker’s notes) and 2) an accompanying 1–2-page handout/flier in Word document or PDF format. Be sure that both illustrate the following:

 

  1. Describe common rites of passage from two cultures around the world and compare them to a common American rite of passage.  Possible resources might include National Geographic and the Argosy University Online Library.
  2. Compare and contrast these rites to common US rites of passage. Do they coincide with the physical, cognitive, or socioemotional changes taking place at this age? Describe which specific changes (physical, cognitive, or socioemotional) they coincide with. Does this explain their importance in a particular culture?
  3. How might such a social ritual, such as a rite of passage, influence the identity formation process of adolescents?
  4. In light of Erikson and Marcia’s theories, discuss how the process of identity development is affected when the adolescent belongs to a minority group (racial, ethnic, sexual, or religious). Be sure to explain these theories and how they apply to identity development.
  5. Summarize research from at least two peer-reviewed* studies on the effect of minority status on identity development, ensuring you describe the main findings of the study as well as the research methods used to study the topic.
  6. Apply the information you gathered from the online notes, textbook, and research articles to provide at least three practical recommendations for what the family, school, and community can do to ease the process for adolescents.

*Peer-reviewed means an article from a reputable journal, which can be found in the Argosy University Online Library. Peer reviewed indicates that other professionals in the field have reviewed and deemed it worthy of publication, in contrast to much if what we find online: someone posting something he or she wants to, without someone else verifying that the research methods were rigorous enough and the study is valid. Use your textbook and course lectures as your primary resources, as well as articles from the Argosy University Online Library. If you must supplement from a website, do NOT use .coms. Instead, look for .org, .gov, and sometimes .edu for more reputable sources. Never use Wikipedia or about.com.

 

This assignment is worth 300 points and will be evaluated according to the rubric. Study the rubric carefully before you start work and refer to it periodically to complete this assignment

 

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Write a 1,300- to 1,800-word paper addressing the following

Write a 1,300- to 1,800-word paper addressing the following:

 

  • Describe the Framingham Heart Study. How does this help us to understand the risk factors involved in cardiovascular disease?

 

  • Describe the Type A and Type B personalities, as described by Friedman and Rosenman. How has research on personality and heart disease been expanded and refined in the past 20 years?

 

  • Describe the strategies that can help minimize the effects of personality and behavior on cardiovascular disease.

 

  • Describe the role of hostility and how it affects the development of cardiovascular disease.

 

  • Seligman has done extensive research on the concept of optimism and positivity as it relates to heart disease. Research and discuss some of his major findings. If optimism is an important factor, how can it be learned?

 

  • Describe the metabolic syndrome. How do these factors lead to increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines, including at least

 

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