Concepts of Truth


Before 1972, scientists believed that the rings of Saturn were composed of gasses or dust; on tests, any student who claimed that Saturn’s rings were composed of solids was incorrect because the true answer was that the rings were a gas. Later scientific investigation has shown that the rings are, in fact, composed of solid matter. Did the truth change? Should these students retroactively be given credit? Which group of students originally knew the correct answer?

Similarly, in the 1950s and 1960s physicians knew that stress caused ulcers, although we now know that bacteria causes ulcers. What does this imply for our definition of the words truth and knowing?

Prepare a 3- to 5-paragraph response

talented writer


Resource: Brochure Builder Template


Choose one of the following developmental stage:

· Infancy and childhood

· Adolescence

· Early and middle adulthood

· Late adulthood

Develop a six-panel brochure describing the physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and moral stages of development experienced within your assigned life stage.

PSY 326 Week 5 Final Paper (Social Identity Reduces Depression By Fostering Positive Attributions)


Week 5

Review the Example Research Proposal provided in the course materials. Design a research study on the topic of the study selected in Week One and critiqued in Week Three. Your design should seek to resolve the limitations you identified in the study you critiqued. Your paper must address all of the components required in the “Methods” section of a research proposal: State the research question and/or hypothesis. Specify the approach (qualitative or quantitative), research design, sampling strategy, data collection procedures, and data analysis techniques to be used. If the design is quantitative, also describe the variables, measures, and statistical tests you would use. Analyze ethical issues that may arise and explain how you would handle these issues.

Your Final Paper must be six to eight pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Utilize a minimum of six peer-reviewed sources that were published within the last 10 years, in addition to the textbook, that are documented in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. The sources should consist of the following: One source should be the article you critiqued in the Week Three assignment. At least two sources should be about the research methodology you have chosen for your study. At least one source should be on ethical issues in research. The remaining sources may be about anything pertinent to your study.

In accordance with APA style, all references listed must be cited in the body of the paper.

Required Sections and Subsections (use these headings in your paper) Introduction – Introduce the research topic, explain why it is important, and present your research question and/or hypothesis. Literature Review – Summarize the current state of knowledge on your topic, making reference to the findings of previous research studies (including the one you critiqued in Week Three). Briefly analyze and critique these studies and mention the research methods that have previously been used to study the topic. State whether your proposed study is a replication of a previous study or a new approach using methods that have not been used before. Be sure to properly cite all of your sources in APA style. Methods Design – Indicate whether your proposed study is qualitative or quantitative in approach. Identify the specific research design, using one of the designs we have studied in Weeks Three through Five, and indicate whether it is experimental or non-experimental. Evaluate your chosen design and explain why you believe this design is appropriate for the topic and how it will provide the information you need to answer the research question. Cite sources on research methodology to support your choices. Participants – Identify and describe the sampling strategy you would use to recruit participants for your study. Estimate the number of participants you would need and explain why your sampling method is appropriate for your research design and approach. Procedure/Measures – Apply the scientific method by describing the steps you would use in carrying out your study. Indicate whether you will use any kind of test, questionnaire, or measurement instrument. If using an existing published instrument, provide a brief description and cite your source. If you are creating a questionnaire, survey, or test, describe the types of information you will gather and explain how you would establish the validity and reliability. If you are not using such an instrument, describe how you would collect the data. Data Analysis – Describe the statistical techniques (if quantitative) or the analysis procedure (if qualitative) you plan to use to analyze the data. Cite at least one source on the chosen analysis technique (from your Week Two assignment). Ethical Issues – Analyze the impact of ethical concerns on your proposed study, such as confidentiality, deception, informed consent, potential harm to participants, conflict of interest, IRB approval, etc. After analyzing the ethical issues that apply to your research proposal, indicate what you would do to handle these concerns. Conclusion – Briefly summarize the major points from your paper and reiterate why your proposed study is needed.

Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper: Must be six to eight double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a title page with the following: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. Must use at least six peer-reviewed sources that were published within the last 10 years, in addition to the textbook. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.



Select a national policy on aging from Exhibit 2.1 “A National Policy on Aging: Selected Historical Highlights” in Ch. 2 of Community Resources for Older Adults. After selecting a policy, identify one local community-based program that provides support services related to this policy.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper discussing the relevance of the community program and the services it provides in relation to national policies on aging.

Answer the following questions in your paper:What are the demographic characteristics of the older adults using the services?How do these demographic characteristics influence the services?What is the historic relevance of this program in regards to how older adults benefit from it?How do psychosocial theories relate to the selected services?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Unit 1 IP– Introduction to Substance Abuse


1000-1500 words

APA format two references


You have learned that Mr. Potts does not drink alcohol in the mornings. He does not binge drink, and he does not drink on Sundays. He does, however, drink the other 6 days of the week. Mrs. Potts explains his pattern of drinking Monday through Friday with his partners as stated in the scenario, but he does not drink at home on those days. She also informs you that he does drink on Saturdays at home, often starting in the afternoon and passing out by dinnertime. He has a history of being loud, frightening, and angry when under the influence of alcohol. You also learn that Mr. Potts’s father was a winemaker from Italy. Your supervisor, Officer Rexford, suggests that you apply your knowledge of issues surrounding alcoholism and alcohol addiction to this case and write a memo to him. The memo should include the proper headings: “To,” “From,” “Date,” and “Re:.” The docket number and probation case file number should be included in the “Re:” section. You are beginning to determine whether Mr. Potts has an issue with alcohol that needs to be further addressed.

In the memo, do the following:Submit the assignment in the format of a memo.Include the proper headings: “To,” “From,” “Date,” and “Re:.” The docket number and probation case file number need to be included in the “Re:” section.Apply the facts of Mr. Potts’s case to the definitions of alcoholism and alcohol addiction.Apply these facts to the differences between alcohol use and abuse.Apply these facts to the DSM-IV criteria for a diagnosis of alcohol abuse.Apply these facts to the disease model of alcohol abuse.

Apply these facts to the role genetics and heredity may play in the transmission of alcoholism from one generation to another.

DQ Veterans


Needs of Veterans

Many needs of military personnel are evident at the time of their separation from military service. Other needs, however, such as the residual psychological and physical effects of war and combat, may not be obvious until many years after military personnel have returned to civilian life. In addition, the federal government has established services for aging veterans, but the veterans and their families may not be aware of these services or know how to obtain them.

Required Readings

Demers, A. (2011). When veterans return: The role of community in reintegration. Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress & Coping, 16(2), 160–179.

Ghahramanlou-Holloway, M., Cox, D. W., Fritz, E. C., & George, B. J. (2011). An evidence-informed guide for working with military women and veterans. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42(1), 1–7.

Heflin, C. M., Wilmoth, J. M., & London, A. S. (2012). Veteran status and material hardship: The moderating influence of work-limiting disability. Social Service Review, 86(1), 119–142.

Sherman, M.D., Larsen, J., & Borden, L.M. (2015). Broadening the focus in supporting reintegrating Iraq and Afghanistan veterans: Six key domains of functioning. Professional Psychology, Research and Practice, 46(5), 355-366.


Laureate Education (Producer). (2013). Reintegration and the military family [Video file]

(Betsy Flanigan describes her family’s transition from military life to civilian life and identifies aspects of military culture that civilians need to understand)

Discussion Question

To prepare for this Discussion, review the Betsy Flanigan video

· Post a description of the interviewee you selected. Describe your initial reaction to the individual and his or her situation and explain why you had this reaction. 

· Based on this scenario and the other resources, explain what would be the most important need that helping professionals should address with the veteran in the scenario and why.

Be sure to support your post with specific references and Required Readings to the resources. If you are using additional articles, be sure to provide full APA-formatted citations for your references.

projective tests

 Imagine you are a forensic psychologist testifying conducting an evaluation to assess for competency to stand trial. In your testing battery, you are considering the Rorschach Inkblot Test and the Thematic Apperception Test. Integrating examples and ideas from your readings and research this week, what are the pros and cons of using projective tests in your battery? 

400 word minimum APA format

Suggestibility: do television ads change behavior?

Suggestibility: do television ads change behavior?

Locate at least five articles from peer-reviewed journals that pertain to your question that will be used to write the introduction section of your research proposal. 

***I would encourage you to think about how some of the compliance techniques could be applicable here–take a look at Bob Cialdini’s work for some research in his area that I think you’ll find helpful….***

Submit these five citations in the form of an APA-style reference page. Under each citation, write one paragraph summarizing the main points of the article. As you read your articles, keep the following questions at hand; these will help you generate the information about each article. What were the topic/research questions being investigated? How was the study conducted (participants, materials, procedure, etc.)? What did the results reveal? How might these methodological considerations affect the research findings and the conclusions drawn from them? How does this article fit in with your paper? How did it influence your own ideas about your paper?

Based on your reading of the literature, what do you expect to find?

Include a hypothesis and a title page for your submission.

Submit your paper to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Summary and recommendations section of an assessment report of substance abuse

Due Sunday tomorrow  by 10 pm please!!

Application: Summary and Recommendations: Part 2


The summary and recommendations section of an assessment report is where all of the relevant information, insights, and data come together. Rather than being a finishing point, this report and these recommendations become a living document that ultimately will help an individual continue to forge a path free from addiction.


Parts 2 of this assessment report provide an introduction to the skills required for good report writing. For most locales, requiring licensing and credentialing, additional coursework, and experience is needed to better develop report writing competency.


Appendix 3 in the course text will give you the basics about the DSM-IV-TR and how substance use disorders are diagnosed. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.), the appendix titled “Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5” illustrates the changes in Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders made in the DSM-5. Do not forget to look back over past readings, because this Assignment will involve other professionals (people to whom you might want to refer the client) in addition to a summary of the most critical parts of what you believe is going on with this client.


To prepare:


Review the Learning Resources, including the following:


Essentials of Assessment Report Writing (Chapters 1–6)


Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide

 Appendix 3, “DSM-IV-TR Psychoactive Substance Use Disorder”

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.) Appendix, “Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5” (see below)

The media from Week 3 titled Interviewing Techniques for individual Kristen (See attachment) Confidentiality resource American Psychological Association     



Perkinson, R. R. (2012). Chemical dependency counseling: A practical guide (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.




Assignment Directions:


Submit by Day 7 Part 2 of the assessment report, Summary and Recommendations, including the following:

 Section 1: Synthesize Assessment Findings (2–3 pages) Summarize your impressions of the individual Kristen discussing characteristics that resemble DSM-5 categories related to substance-related and addictive disorders. Section 2: Referral Recommendations: Multidisciplinary Team Approach (1–2 pages) Include a list of other multiple professionals or organizations that may be enlisted to employ a multidisciplinary team approach toward continuing or enhancing treatment for the individual Kristen. Explain what each professional or organization might contribute. Section 3: Confidentiality (2–3 paragraphs) Based on the American Psychological Association and other governing standards, describe how this report should be stored and disseminated in an ethical manner.

Cite all references and total number of pages including title and reference page should be 7











learning acquistion 2

 How Does this Relate to Me?

Prior to beginning this discussion, select a peer-reviewed, scholarly article from the Ashford University Library on a particular aspect of language acquisition studied from a psychological perspective. Part 1: As you were reading this week, what vocabulary was used that was unfamiliar to you or might be to your peers? Identify three to five words from this week’s content and research each word in the context of learning and cognition. Explain, in your own words, what each word means and how it is used in the context of learning and cognition. Part 2: Based on the week’s discourse and content, you will access the Ashford University Library and research one scholarly article pertaining to language acquisition published within the last ten years. Provide a summary explanation of the findings in the context of your article. What implications should scholars consider based on this information? Support your explanation utilizing your course sources and your researched article. (article attached below) Part 3: Consider the events from the past week of your life. How does the ability to read, write, and communicate effectively affect our behaviors, actions, and knowledge development? Describe one personal real-life example of an occurrence that indicates the possible consequences when language acquisition is not well-developed or when language development creates boundaries, such as educational or employment opportunities. As you share this information, consider and apply the professional standards found in the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.

Your initial post should be at least 500 words in length and should establish your understanding of the content, apply appropriate methods of ethical practices, and exhibit appropriate scaffolding of personal experience to the week’s content.