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WEEK 1;BEH 225 Week 1 CheckPoint Research Methods;Resources: pp. 24?35 in Ch. 1 of Understanding Psychology, Appendix B;Complete Appendix B. See Materials Forum Chp 1-3 must be read to complete this.;Post as an attachment.;Discussion Question # 1 -Consider the statement?psychology has a long past but a short history. What do you think this means? In your opinion, which person or perspective has had the most influence on the growth of psychology?;Discussion Question # 2 -How do you think gender, race, and ethnicity have affected your behavior? Provide an example from your life where you have observed people from different ethnic backgrounds or genders behaving differently in the same situation.;WEEK 2;BEH 225 Week 2 Assignment Brain Response of Behavior;Resources: Appendix C, pp. 51-67 in Ch. 2 of Understanding Psychology Complete Appendix C.;Note. There are three pages in Appendix C. Complete Parts I?III to fulfill the assignment.;Note. There are three pages in Appendix C. Complete Parts I?III to fulfill the assignment;BEH 225 Week 2 CheckPoint Heredity and Hormones;Resource: Ch. 2 of Understanding Psychology;Write a 350- to 700-word essay in which you compare and contrast the influence of heredity and hormones on human behavior.;Include in your essay a discussion on the endocrine system, identification of hormones and the glands responsible for secreting them, and genetics, behavior genetics, and evolutionary psychology.;Format the essay consistent with APA guidelines.;Post your essay as an attachment.;WEEK 3;BEH 225 Week 3 CheckPoint Intelligence Presentation;Resources: Ch. 7 of Understanding Psychology;Consider the following scenario: Since you are a successful college student, you have been asked by a former high school teacher to address his/her class on the topic of human intelligence.;Create a presentation in Microsoft? PowerPoint? that consists of 7 to 10 slides and detailed speaker notes to addresses the following;? What is intelligence?;? Compare the early and contemporary theories of intelligence.;? How do we measure intelligence?;? What are the characteristics of a good intelligence test?;Format citations of original works within the presentation consistent with APA guidelines.;Post as an Attachment;Discussion Question # 1 -Provide one example of each classical and operant conditioning in your own life. Identify either the stimulus or response or reinforces in each case. Which type would you prefer for learning and why?;Discussion Question # 2 -Choose one of the means of providing social support listed below.;o Social networks;o Support groups;o Virtual communities;o Lay caregivers;Describe how this type of social support is important and how it might help an ill person.;WEEK 4;BEH 225 Week 4 Assignment Problem-Solving Simulation;Resources: pp. 224?233 in Ch. 7 of Understanding Psychology, website: Problem Solving Simulation located on the your student webpage.;Review the section in your text on problem-solving. As you review, consider the following question: Do you use a problem-solving process?;Complete the activity Problem Solving Simulation.;Answer the following questions in 100 to 200 words each;1. 1. How did you interpret the problem?;2. 2. What strategy did you use and how did you evaluate your progress?;3. 3. Did you encounter any obstacles while solving the problem?;Were you aware of this thought process as you worked through the problem?;BEH 225 Week 4 CheckPoint Skinner Article;Resource: Ch. 5 of Understanding Psychology;Write a 200- to 300-word editorial for your local newspaper summarizing Skinner?s research and contributions to psychology. You should focus on the following;? Operant conditioning;? Punishment;? Reinforcement;Superstitious behaviour;WEEK 5;BEH 225 Week 5 CheckPoint Motivating Employees;Consider the following question: Is it possible for a manager to motivate an employee?;Write a 350- to 700-word paper explaining your answer in terms of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Be sure to include an introduction, a Conclusion It is essential in this submission that you support your view with theory.;Note: Not APA style.;Post as attachment;Discussion Question # 1 -Based on what you have learned regarding expressions and emotions in Ch. 9, discuss the following scenario: Referring to the graphic, what do you think the person in the picture is feeling? How do you think a person of a different gender or different ethnicity might react differently to this same situation?;Discussion Question # 2 -Using the table on p. 421 of your text, what defense mechanism have you noticed in the people around you? What do you see as the advantages and disadvantages of these defense mechanisms?;WEEK 6;BEH 225 Week 6 Assignment Overview of Theorist?s Contributions & TV Character Evaluation;Resources: Ch. 10 of Understanding Psychology, Appendix D;Complete Appendix D. Begin early as this will take you some time to complete.;Two Parts: Complete Appendix D: Two Parts. Part I is overview of contributions of Freud, Jung and Rogers,Part II is describing 3 favorite TV characters personalities based on the point of view of each of these theorists.;Post as an attachment utilizing Appendix D;BEH 225 Week 6 CheckPoint 1Interview Outline;Submit the following (Note: Do not complete the interview only create an outline).;Description of interviewee;? o Why did you select this interviewee? (Do not identify by name your interviewee).;? o List of interview questions (see sample);? o Permission of interviewee for the interview-just a statement by you that the interviewee agrees to this;? o NOT APA style.;Post as Attachment;BEH 225 Week 6 CheckPoint 2 Personality Assessment and Theories;Resource: Ch. 10 of Understanding Psychology;Complete the following test located at http://similarminds.com/jung_word.html or;Be sure to Click on Supplement Link in Materials Forum in Week 6;Write a 350- to 700-word summary of the personality assessment methods discussed in Ch. 10 ofUnderstanding Psychology. NOT APA style but you must include the following;A discussion of how personality assessments and personality theories correspond. In other words, identify which theories relate to which assessments;1. 1. Psychodynamic, Humanistic & Cognitive Theories/Tests.;2. 2. Identification of the online test as either an objective or projective test.;3. 3. Discuss your opinion regarding the accuracy of this test.;4. 4. Discuss the test?s accuracy regarding your personality.;Post as Attachment;WEEK 7;BEH 225 Week 7 CheckPoint Evaluation and Judgment;Resource: Ch. 14 of Understanding Psychology;Answer the following questions in 100 to 200 words each;1. 1. What are the different ways in which we evaluate people?;2. 2. How do these factors play a role in our expectations of other people?;3. 3. What are the disadvantages of these expectations?;The content is comprehensive, accurate, and/or persuasive and must review: Schema, Primacy Effect, stereotyping, influences of physical attractiveness, Proximity, Similarities, Self-Disclosure & Reciprocity;Discussion Question # 1 -Think about two aspects of your life that you have strong attitudes towards, one negative and one positive. When do you believe these attitudes were formed? Why? How can you work to change negative attitudes in your life?;Discussion Question # 2 -Earlier in the course we discussed how someone?s inherent traits?such as race, gender, and ethnicity?affect behavior. This week, discuss how sociological factors affect a person?s behavior. What sociological factors do you believe affect your behavior the most?;WEEK 8;BEH 225 Week 8 CheckPoint Psychological Disorders Presentation;Consider the following scenario: The local community college that you work for is planning a seminar on common psychological disorders and has asked you to organize a presentation.;Create a 10- to 12-slide presentation in Microsoft? PowerPoint? in which you address the following;? o The various types of disorders (include each of the following);? Mood Disorders;? Anxiety Disorders;? Psychosomatic Disorders;? Somatoform Disorders;? Dissociative Disorders;? Sexual & Gender-Identity Disorders;? Personality Disorders;? Schizophrenic Disorders;? Childhood Disorders;At least one example of each disorder, A brief explanation of the symptoms, causes, and treatment for each of your examples.;Format citations of original works within the presentation consistent with APA guidelines.;BEH 225 Week 8 Assignment Diagnosis and Treatment;Choose one of the psychological disorders discussed in Ch. 12 (See above). Based on Chps. 12 & 13 (Therapies);Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper in which you briefly describing the disorder and detail the current trends in: 1-diagnosis/symptoms, 2- causes, 3-specific treatment (medication/therapy types) for the disorder you have chosen. Use these as your headings.;Format the essay consistent with APA guidelines.;Post your essay as an attachment.;WEEK 9;BEH 225 Week 9 Final Project Interview Profile;Submit your Interview Profile. You have chosen a person who is close to your own age, and interviewed that person to learn more about them. In addition to the interview, you were to compare and contrast the responses from your interviewee with your own responses to the same questions. You must report your findings in an informative-APA Styled 1,400- to 1,750-word paper, and include the following elements;I. Description of interviewee;1. Age, Gender, Ethnicity, Relationship;2. Socioeconomic status, marital status, type of employment.;3. Interviewee has giving permission to conduct the interview.;II. List of interview categories/headings that drive appropriate questions;1. Memory and Learning Processes;2. Cognition and Problem Solving Processes;3. Myers/Briggs results & interpretation as to;Discussion Question # 1 -Do you think it is necessary for a person in your fieldof study to learn psychology and neuroscience? Explain your answer.

 

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