ways in which a psychologist may achieve or maintain competence in a specific area of practice.

ways in which a psychologist may achieve or maintain competence in a specific area of practice.

A minimum of  3 scholarly peered reviewed article  must be sited using APA format 400 words for each topic 33 and 34


Topic 33

Describe three to five different ways in which a psychologist may achieve or maintain competence in a specific area of practice. Does supervision play a role in any of the ways you described? Explain.

Topic 34

Dr. Belle is a licensed psychologist, who practices in the areas of adults and geriatrics. She primarily treats adults for mood and anxiety disorders. She is the only psychologist in her 50-mile radius who accepts the patient’s insurance. She has received an urgent request from a physician to see a 16-year-old girl with depression, anxiety, and self-harming behaviors. What ethical standards apply to this scenario and why?

Effects Of Avatar Gender And Sexist Behavior On Women’s Math Learning Outcomes

Stereotype Threat In Virtual Learning Environments: Effects Of Avatar Gender And Sexist Behavior On Women’s Math Learning Outcomes

1. What research question is being addressed in this study (it may not be stated explicitly, but try to put the basic question into your own words)? *

2. What is the hypothesis? *

3. What is the first independent variable? *
Your answer

This is a required question

4. What are the levels of the first IV? *
Your answer

5. What is the second independent variable? *
Your answer

6. What are the levels of the second IV? *
Your answer

7. What is the first dependent variable? *

8. How was the first DV operationalized? *

9. What is the second dependent variable? *
Your answer

10. How was the second DV operationalized? *
Your answer

11. How do you know that this study is an experimental design (and not a quasi-experimental or non-experimental design)? *
Your answer

12. Describe the participants in the study. How many participants are there? Where were the recruited from? Why did they participate? *
Your answer

13. In your own words what was the result of the study? Did they match the hypothesis? *
Your answer

14. What conclusions were drawn about human behavior? Go beyond simply re-stating the results. State the big-picture. *
Your answer

15. What is one possible confound in the study? Please explain your response. *
Your answer

How difficult was it for you to complete this assessment? Do you think you had enough background knowledge to answer these questions? What was the most challenging part?

Create a want ad for a romantic relationship or an online dating service profile

Create a want ad for a romantic relationship or an online dating service profile

or this Discussion, you are to create a want ad for a romantic relationship or an online dating service profile.  Don’t worry, especially if you are currently in a relationship, this is for educational purposes only, and is not a true matchmaking activity.   The idea is to think about what you learned in this module about the important traits people look for in romantic relationships.  Creativity and appropriate humor are acceptable and encouraged, as long as you follow directions and address relevance to module concepts.

For your Discussion post / dating profile, you should start by describing your personal qualities, your interests, hobbies, likes and dislikes, then describe the qualities of those you would seek (if this were real.)   After completing your profile, discuss the relevance of the concepts you learned about in this module such as proximity, familiarity, attractiveness, matching hypothesis, attitudinal similarity, exchange processes, and shared activities in relationships.

reflect or contrast with Christian principles and scriptural application

reflect or contrast with Christian principles and scriptural application

These reviews should be professional in nature, be correctly cited, and reflect both the content of the article and the student’s understanding/reflection/ and application of the content.  Where applicable, students should include how information in the article can reflect or contrast with Christian principles and scriptural application.  Each article review should generally be at least one (APA) page per article review.  Each article should be identified by a short APA level 1 heading.  Additional levels of headings are recommended as well (e.g. review of the article; personal reflection).  Each article should be clearly identified and cited in each review. Students must write and cite in such a way that the reader can clearly see what is from the article and what is the student’s input to avoid plagiarism

Psychoactive drugsPsychoactive drugs

  • Your post must be written in your own words 
  • When you refer to sources, use APA format citations (in-text citations and a reference list; see the APA resources in Canvas)
  • Respond to 2 other students’ posts. Your responses have no specific length requirements, but you need to refer to something in the student’s post, showing that you read it (something like “I agree” or “Interesting!” is not enough for the points). If you respond to a student that initially responded to you, that also counts as one of your responses (the idea is obviously to generate discussion here)


10 points for your own post: You get the full points if you respond to questions 1 and 2 with at least 10 sentences for each part. Your opinions, ideas and experiences are not graded for “accuracy”


This week’s assignment has two parts: sleep and psychoactive drugs. Each part is 5 points: respond to both for the full 10 points. Both parts must be 10 sentences or more.

1. Sleep (5 points)

For part 1, pick ONE of the topics below (A or B) and respond to it with about 10 sentences or more: 


The 24-hour sleep-wake cycle is an example of a circadian rhythm. Have you ever experienced jet lag? Or felt disoriented when changing from a day shift to night shift at work? Or felt groggy from spending a lot of the day in the dark? Been sleep-deprived for various reasons? What was your experience, how did it feel? Sources are not required, but if you refer to sources, cite them in APA format as always.



Research a sleep disorder and report what you discovered. If you have personal experiences or know someone who suffers from a sleep disorder, feel free to discuss your experiences or observations. If you have tried or heard about possible treatments or tips for what helps with insomnia or other sleep disorders, you can discuss those too. If you cite a source, use APA format as always.

2. Psychoactive drugs (5 points; respond with about 10 sentences or more)

Pick a psychoactive drug (e.g. marijuana, alcohol, heroin, LSD or some other hallucinogenic drug, anesthetic drugs etc.) and investigate its effects on the brain and consciousness. Cite at least one reliable outside source using APA format. Report about how the drug affects the brain and what its primary psychological effects are. Feel free to discuss other interesting information about the drug (history, medical use, legal issues, cultural or religious use, etc.)

Alternatively, pick another type of activity that potentially alters consciousness (e.g. hypnosis, meditation), and investigate its effects on the brain, cognition and consciousness. Cite at least one reliable outside source using APA format.

If you want, check out this Mouse Party (link below): select a mouse, drag it to the chair and view the brain effects of the drug that the mouse has taken (this all makes sense when you go through the exercise!). Mouse Party used to require Flash which is no longer supported. It didn’t function for a while, but now it’s back. I noticed that it was easiest to use this new version with Internet Explorer. Firefox worked too, and Chrome was the hardest although it worked after multiple tries. I had some trouble placing the mouse on the chair, but it succeeded when I dropped the mouse right on top of the right side of the chair. Play around with it and see if you can view it:


Introduction to Behavior Modification

1- Unit 5, Discussion Prompt Option 2

Real Life

Have you ever played a game before and didn’t want to stop? Revisit or imagine that experience and how schedules of reinforcement might relate to continued gameplay. What compound schedules of reinforcement can you identify from a game that you’ve played before?

2- answer to the response of your classmates below

1 day agoErin Carey Unit 5 Discussion prompt 2COLLAPSE

Playing games with my friends and family is one of my favorite things to do. It started when I was a kid and after hurricanes would hit, playing games was all we had to pass the time. While playing the games themselves was fun, winning against my big brother was even better! For me, seeing my older brother lose to me was all the reinforcement that I needed, so I kept playing. This is because I was getting something that I liked and continuously being reinforced. Continuous reinforcement has made me play games for hours and will continue to make me play.

Erin Carey

2 days agoShaneisha Millender Discussion 5 Prompt 2COLLAPSE

I have been addicted to the game of Uno for years. I currently play online through an app when I have free time. I enjoy playing Uno as it is relaxing, competitive, and provide many options for winning with high coin amounts. In relation to the schedules of reinforcement, compound schedules of reinforcement I identify from consist of fixed interval and variable ratio. Remembering, fixed interval is reinforcement made available at a specific time (Miltenberger, p. 84), in relation to playing Uno, one of the incentives is free daily coins at 4:00pm. These coins are available for redemption any time after 4:00pm within 24hrs. Since the free rewards are only made available after 4:00pm, if I do not have any playing coins there is no point in signing into the game. Reinforcement is only present at on after 4:00pm when the free rewards are present. In addition, variable ratio, after the number of unpredicted responses is produced then reinforcement is implied (Miltenberger, 83). When playing Uno variable ratio schedule of reinforcement is exhibited based on if I am winning. Winning results in coins that can be used to continue to play. After winning a few times in a row I am eager to continue to play to try and win more coins; consequently, sometimes I lose all my coins.

Miltenberger, R. G (2016). Introduction to Behavior ModificationBehavior Modification, vol.6(1), p. 81-88 https://capella.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781285227924/cfi/6/6!/4/24/18/2@0:92.6

Shaneisha Millender

Applied Behavior Analysis

Describe common social skills deficits in individuals with ASD.

Describe common social skills deficits in individuals with ASD.

Please answer the questions separately and in complete paragraphs (at least 2 in APA)

1. Describe common social skills deficits in individuals with ASD.

2. How are social skills and social competence evaluated?

3. What social skills training strategies are available to teach social skills to individuals with ASD? Provide examples

4. Name three core characteristics of ASD that may impact a student’s ability to learn daily living skills.

5. Name and describe two assessments that have been developed in recent years that specifically assess daily living skills for individuals with developmental disabilities.

6. Once skills are assessed, what should then occur with the findings in order to make an informed decision with instruction and data collection? Provide examples of interventions and teaching strategies.

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A Large Proportion of Criminals Successfully Use the Insanity Defense

 Cite each source using APA format. ( Please read the instructions carefully)

Scientific Reasoning: Introduction to Psychology

1. Argument/Topic Selection

Below is a list of common beliefs in psychology. Pick ONE of these ideas to research for your project. Decide if you think this belief is true or not.

· We Only Use 10% of our Brains

· It’s Better to Express Anger Than to Hold it in

· Low Self-Esteem is a Major Cause of Psychological Problems

· Human Memory Works like a Video Camera

· A Deeply Hypnotized Person Will Do Whatever the Hypnotist Suggests

· The Polygraph Test is an Accurate Means of Detecting Lies

· Opposites Attract

· People with schizophrenia have multiple personalities

· Full Moons Cause Crimes and Craziness

· A Large Proportion of Criminals Successfully Use the Insanity Defense

· People can only learn in their preferred learning style

· SSRIs make people commit suicide.

· For an example I will use the popular belief “Birds of a feather flock together (meaning we like to be around people similar to ourselves)” (DO NOT use this topic). I think this belief is TRUE.

2. Scholarly Sources

· Find 3 scholarly sources relevant to your chosen topic. Present information from credible and relevant sources representing various points of view. You must use at least 3 different sources. Cite each source using APA format

· Find sources that are recent, less than 10 years old

· Be sure to look at credible sources especially if they don’t agree with your hypothesis.

· Write a two-paragraph description of what the source says.

Make sure you use appropriate, well-documented, credible sources that are relevant to your argument! Do not just use the first items that pop up in a google search…use the library or Google Scholar. You may have to change your wording a few times to find the right keywords that will result in good sources.

o For a list of what a source can be go here: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/552/03/ ).

o Example:

§ Source 1: Montoya, R. M., Horton, R. S., & Kirchner, J. (2008). Is actual similarity necessary for attraction? A meta-analysis of actual and perceived similarity. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (25), 889-922 Retrieved May 17, 2016.

§ This article is a research study from a psychology journal. The researchers found that both perceived similarity and actual similarity influenced interpersonal attraction. So this article supports my hypothesis that similarity impacts attraction. This journal is peer-reviewed so it is a credible and reliable source.

3. Interpret the evidence.

· Analyze and synthesize the information from the 3 articles into 1 concluding paragraph regarding your findings.

· Overall, what does the research say about your topic? Does the research support your belief or not? State a conclusion that is a logical inference from your research findings.

· Your synthesis should evaluate what the research (the 3 sources you have found) suggests about your topic picked in step 1.

For this discussion, your response should include:

· Your chosen topic/belief

· Summary and citation of your 3 scholarly sources

· Concluding paragraph

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance contributes greatly to overall satisfaction and general happiness.

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance contributes greatly to overall satisfaction and general happiness.

This paper has to be done in APA form, which means it needs a introduction and conclusion.


Maintaining a healthy work-life balance contributes greatly to overall satisfaction and general happiness.

Write a 400 word reflection on maintaining a healthy balance between having a career and having a personal life. Include the following:

  • Describe what a healthy work-life balance looks like for you.
  • Describe how you will know if you are not maintaining a healthy balance.
  • Outline a plan for re-creating balance once it has been lost.

Include a minimum of two sources.

Format your reflection consistent with APA guidelines.

research papers in psychology

Article: is uploaded

1). Psychological Purpose

This paper serves several purposes, the first of which is helping you gain insight into research papers in psychology. As this may be your first time reading and writing papers in psychology, one goal of Paper I is to give you insight into what goes into such papers. This article critique paper will help you learn about the various sections of an empirical research report by reading at least one peer-reviewed articles (articles that have a Title Page, Abstract*, Literature Review, Methods Section, Results Section, and References Page—I have already selected some articles for you to critique, so make sure you only critique one in the folder provided on Canvas) This paper will also give you some insights into how the results sections are written in APA formatted research articles. Pay close attention to those sections, as throughout this course you’ll be writing up some results of your own!

In this relatively short paper, you will read one of five articles posted on Canvas and summarize what the authors did and what they found. The first part of the paper should focus on summarizing the design the authors used for their project. That is, you will identify the independent and dependent variables, talk about how the authors carried out their study, and then summarize the results (you don’t need to fully understand the statistics in the results, but try to get a sense of what the authors did in their analyses). In the second part of the paper, you will critique the article for its methodological strengths and weaknesses. Finally, in part three, you will provide your references for the Article Critique Paper in APA format.

2). APA Formatting Purpose

The second purpose of the Article Critique paper is to teach you proper American Psychological Association (APA) formatting. In the instructions below, I tell you how to format your paper using APA style. There are a lot of very specific requirements in APA papers, so pay attention to the instructions below as well as the APA style powerpoint on Canvas. We are using the 7th edition of the APA style manual.

3). Writing Purpose

Finally, this paper is intended to help you grow as a writer. Few psychology classes give you the chance to write papers and receive feedback on your work. This class will! We will give you feedback on this paper in terms of content, spelling, and grammar.

Article Critique Paper (60 points possible)

Each student is required to write an article critique paper based on one of the research articles present on Canvas only those articles listed on Canvas can be critiqued – if you critique a different article, it will not be graded). If you are unclear about any of this information, please ask.

What is an article critique paper?

An article critique is a written communication that conveys your understanding of a research article and how it relates to the conceptual issues of interest to this course.

This article critique paper will include 5 things:

  1. 1. Title page: 1 page (4 points)
  • Use APA style to present the appropriate information:
    • A Running head must be included and formatted APA style
      • The running head is a short title of your creation (no more than 50 characters) that is in ALL CAPS. This running head is left-justified (flush left on the page). Look at the first page of these instructions, and you will see how to set up your running head.
      • There must be a page number on the title page that is right justified. It is in the header on the title page and all subsequent pages.
    • Your paper title appears on the title page. This is usually 12 words or less, and the first letter of each word is capitalized. It should be descriptive of the paper (For this paper, you should use the title of the article you are critiquing. The paper title can be the same title as in the Running head or it can differ – your choice). The title should be bolded.
    • Your name will appear on the title page, include 2 double spaced lines between the title and your name (see the title page here). Your name and institutional affiliation (the name of your university) should not be bold.
    • Your institution will appear on the title page as well
    • For all papers, make sure to double-space EVERYTHING and use Times New Roman font. This includes everything from the title page through the references.
    • This is standard APA format. ALL of your future papers will include a similar title page
  1. 2. Summary of the Article: 1 ½ page minimum, 3 pages maximum – 14 points)

An article critique should briefly summarize, in your own words, the article research question and how it was addressed in the article. Below are some things to include in your summary.

  • The summary itself will include the following: (Note – if the article involved more than one experiment, you can either choose to focus on one of the studies specifically or summarize the general design for all of the studies)
  1. Type of study (Was it experimental or correlational? How do you know?)
  2. Variables (What were the independent and dependent variables? How did they manipulate the IV? How did they operationally define the DV? Be specific with these. Define the terms independent and dependent variable and make sure to identify how they are operationally defined in the article)
  3. Method (What did the participants do in the study? How was it set up? Was there a random sample of participants? Was there random assignment to groups?). How was data collected (online, in person, in a laboratory?).
  4. Summary of findings (What were their findings?)
  5. 3. Critique of the study: 1 ½ pages minimum – 3 pages maximum – 16 points)
  • This portion of the article critique assignment focuses on your own thoughts about the content of the article (i.e. your own ideas in your own words). For this section, please use the word “Critique” below the last sentence in your summary, and have the word “Critique” flush left.
  • This section is a bit harder, but there are a number of ways to demonstrate critical thinking in your writing. Address at least four of the following elements. You can address more than four, but four is the minimum.
  • 1). In your opinion, are there any confounding variables in the study (these could be extraneous variables or nuisance variables)? If so, explain what the confound is and specifically how it is impacting the results of the study. A sufficient explanation of this will include at least one paragraph of writing.
  • 2). Is the sample used in the study an appropriate sample? Is the sample representative of the population? Could the study be replicated if it were done again? Why or why not?
  • 3). Did they measure the dependent variable in a way that is valid? Be sure to explain what validity is, and why you believe the dependent variable was or was not measured in a way that was valid.
  • 4). Did the study authors correctly interpret their findings, or are there any alternative interpretations you can think of?
  • 5). Did the authors of the study employ appropriate ethical safeguards?
  • 6). Briefly describe a follow-up study you might design that builds on the findings of the study you read how the research presented in the article relates to research, articles or material covered in other sections of the course
  • 7). Describe whether you feel the results presented in the article are weaker or stronger than the authors claim (and why); or discuss alternative interpretations of the results (i.e. something not mentioned by the authors) and/or what research might provide a test between the proposed and alternate interpretations
  • 8). Mention additional implications of the findings not mentioned in the article (either theoretical or practical/applied)
  • 9). Identify specific problems in the theory, discussion or empirical research presented in the article and how these problems could be corrected. If the problems you discuss are methodological in nature, then they must be issues that are substantial enough to affect the interpretations of the findings or arguments presented in the article. Furthermore, for methodological problems, you must justify not only why something is problematic but also how it could be resolved and why your proposed solution would be preferable.
  • 10). Describe how/why the method used in the article is either better or worse for addressing a particular issue than other methods
  1. Brief summary of the article: One or paragraphs (6 points)
  • Write the words “Brief Summary”, and then begin the brief summary below this
  • In ONE or TWO paragraphs maximum, summarize the article again, but this time I want it to be very short. In other words, take all of the information that you talked about in the summary portion of this assignment and write it again, but this time in only a few sentences.
  • The reason for this section is that I want to make sure you can understand the whole study but that you can also write about it in a shorter paragraph that still emphasizes the main points of the article. Pretend that you are writing your own literature review for a research study, and you need to get the gist of an article that you read that helps support your own research across to your reader. Make sure to cite the original study (the article you are critiquing).
  1. References – 1 page (4 points)
  • Provide the reference for this article in proper APA format (see the book Chapter 14 for appropriate referencing guidelines or the Chapter 14 powerpoint).
  • If you cited other sources during either your critique or summary, reference them as well (though you do not need to cite other sources in this assignment – this is merely optional IF you happen to bring in other sources). Formatting counts here, so make sure to italicize where appropriate and watch which words you are capitalizing!
  1. Grammar and Writing Quality (6 points)
    • Few psychology courses are as writing intensive as Research Methods (especially Research Methods Two next semester!). As such, I want to make sure that you develop writing skills early. This is something that needs special attention, so make sure to proofread your papers carefully.
    • Avoid run-on sentences, sentence fragments, spelling errors, and grammar errors. Writing quality will become more important in future papers, but this is where you should start to hone your writing skills.
    • We will give you feedback on your papers, but I recommend seeking some help from the FIU writing center to make sure your paper is clear, precise, and covers all needed material. I also recommend asking a few of your group members to read over your paper and make suggestions. You can do the same for them!
    • If your paper lacks originality and contains too much overlap with the paper you are summarizing (i.e. you do not paraphrase appropriately or cite your sources properly), you will lose some or all of the points from writing quality, depending on the extent of the overlap with the paper. For example, if sentences contain only one or two words changed from a sentence in the original paper, you will lose points from writing quality.

Please note that you do not need to refer to any other sources other than the article on which you have chosen to write your paper. However, you are welcome to refer to additional sources if you choose.

  1. Self-Rating Rubric (10 points). On canvas, you will find a self-rating rubric. This rubric contains a summary of all the points available to you in this paper. You must submit your ratings for your own paper, using this rubric (essentially, you’ll grade your own paper before you hand it in). You will upload your completed rubric to the “article critique rubric” assignment on Canvas.
    • Please put effort into your ratings. Do not simply give yourself a 50/50. Really reflect on the quality of your paper and whether you meet all the criteria listed.
      1. If it is clear that you have not reflected sufficiently on your paper (e.g., you give a rating of 2/2 for something that is not included in your paper), you will lose points.
    • This does not mean that you are guaranteed whatever grade you give to yourself. Instead, this will help you to 1) make sure that you have included everything you need to include, and 2) help you to reflect on your own writing.
    • In fact, we will use this very same rubric when we grade your paper, so you should know exactly what to expect for your grade!

Other guidelines for the article critique papers

  • 1). Pay attention to the page length requirements – 1 page for the title page, 1.5 pages to 3 pages for the summary, 1.5 pages to 3 pages for the critique, one or two paragraphs for the brief summary, and 1 page for the references page. If you are under the minimum, we will deduct points. If you go over the maximum, we are a little more flexible (you can go over by half page or so), but we want you to try to keep it to the maximum page.
  • 2). Page size is 8 1/2 X 11” with all 4 margins set one inch on all sides. You must use 12-point Times New Roman font.
  • 3). As a general rule, ALL paragraphs and sentences are double spaced in APA papers. It even includes the references, so make sure to double space EVERYTHING
  • 4). When summarizing the article in your own words, you need not continually cite the article throughout the rest of your critique. Nonetheless, you should follow proper referencing procedures, which means that:
    • If you are inserting a direct quote from any source, it must be enclosed in quotations and followed by a parenthetical reference to the source. “Let’s say I am directly quoting this current sentence and the next. I would then cite it with the author name, date of publication, and the page number for the direct quote” (Winter, 2013, p . 4).
      1. Note: We will deduct points if you quote more than once per page, so keep quotes to a minimum. Paraphrase instead, but make sure you still give the original author credit for the material by citing him or using the author’s name (“In this article, Smith noted that …” or “In this article, the authors noted that…”)
    • If you choose to reference any source other than your chosen article, it must be listed in a reference list.
  • 5). Proofread everything you write. I actually recommend reading some sentences aloud to see if they flow well, or getting family or friends to read your work. Writing quality will become more important in future papers, so you should start working on that now!

If you have any questions about the articles, your ideas, or your writing, please ask. Although we won’t be able to review entire drafts of papers before they are handed in, we are very willing to discuss problems, concerns or issues that you might have.