Debating Ability Testing

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Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 5 and 6 in the textbook and the required articles for this week, and view the IQ: A history of deceit video.

For your initial post, you will present at least two viewpoints debating professional approaches to assessment used in psychology for your assigned age group. Please see the list below for your assigned age group. In addition to the required reading, research a minimum of one peer-reviewed article from the Ashford University Library on ability testing research at is pertains to your assigned age group.

In your initial post, you must

  • Briefly compare and discuss at least two theories of intelligence and the contemporary assessment measures related to those theories.
  • Analyze challenges related to assessing individuals in your assigned age group and describe any special ethical and sociocultural issues which must be considered.
  • Analyze and provide evidence from validation studies supporting and opposing the use of specific instruments with your assigned population.
  • Present the pros and cons of individual versus group assessment of ability.
  • Summarize the implications of labelling and mislabeling individuals in your assigned age group as a result of testing and assessment.

Stereotypes of Asian women

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Its a five page research paper. You will need to identify a historical or a contemporary figure in fiction, popular culture, media, or in history that in your opinion serves as a stereotype. This person can be a contemporary or a historical subject. Your method should be two-fold:

  1. Describe the figure, argue for its enduring contribution to stereotypes of Asian women by situating it historically within the history of Orientalist, feminist, and other frameworks and strategies that we have studied in this course;
  2. Identify a body of knowledge that tries to confront a particular stereotype of Asian women. That can be films, photographs or other visual media, research articles, ethnography and fiction. Paper topics must be approved by the professor, with proposals, abstracts, and preliminary bibliographies due in Week #8.

Present your findings in a clear narrative, and be sure to contextualize your work within the historical debates in Orientalism, gender studies, and colonialism that we have studied in the course. Summarize your findings in a 5 page paper using standard formatting.

Neuroanatomy Essay

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Raphael Arena, a bright and talented young football player, received both an academic and a football scholarship to a major university.

During the first half of the semester, he excelled academically and was the star placekicker on special teams, earning the team two victories in overtime with his field goals.

Unfortunately, while kicking the last game-winning field goal, Raphael was hit head-on by a defensive player, and their helmets collided.The team physician stated that Raphael had sustained a concussion.

He anticipates a full recovery; however, for a few weeks, Raphael may experience difficulty with basic cognitive processes such as attention and memory.

As you are the sport psychology consultant to the team, Raphael privately consults you and asks for a more detailed explanation about what this means for him off the football field.

He knows that he sustained a direct hit to his frontal lobes and was unconscious for less than a minute, but he wants to know what to expect and how this may impact his academic performance during the recovery period.

On the basis of what you have learned on neuroanatomy and your research using the Argosy University library resources, write an APA research paper on neuroanatomy.

The research paper must consist of the following:A title pageAn essay comprising around 4–5 pages. In your essay, include your responses to the following:Explain the cognitive functions that are associated with the frontal lobes.Analyze how an injury to this area of the brain may impact attention and memory.Explain the associated symptoms that may manifest in an academic environment.Describe the potential signs to look for to indicate further evaluation may be needed.A reference pageApply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.By the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum PointsExplained what cognitive functions are associated with the frontal lobes.

40Analyzed how an injury to this area of the brain may impact attention and memory.

52Explained associated symptoms that may manifest in an academic environment.

44Described potential signs to look for that may indicate further evaluation may be needed.

Risks, Benefits, and Diagnosis

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Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read the required chapters from the text and review the required articles for this week.

The risk-benefit calculation for any drug assumes a correct diagnosis of the disorder. Many investigators and clinicians feel the current epidemic of child psychiatric disorders is largely due to inappropriate diagnosis. Evaluate the risk and benefits of using psychoactive drugs in children correctly diagnosed with a disorder versus those incorrectly diagnosed with a disorder. Consider the risks and benefits of not treating (drug treatment) a child because he or she is not correctly diagnosed with a disorder.  In your evaluation summarize the natural course of the disorder, the drug action on the neurotransmitter systems in question, and the likelihood of short-term, long-term, and permanent positive and negative effects of drug treatment. Make sure to take into account the ethical dimension of this risk-benefit calculation.


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 Before you start really studying the material for this course think about the field of Psychology.  Then activate (draw upon) your prior knowledge, wondering, and  understanding of what you think the world of Psychology is all about.  Express your thoughts about what you know or think about Psychology and what you wonder about Psychology and what puzzles you about Psychology as you “Think-Puzzle-Explore” the possibilities of the world of Psychology.

In the “Nature-Nurture” debate ( p217-219 in the text) about intelligence SUMMARIZE the HEART, ESSENCE, or CORE of your perceptions of the “Nature-Nurture” debate.

What do you now believe about trying to remember long lists of things and GIVE YOUR REASONING WITH EVIDENCE about WHAT MAKES YOU SAY THAT.After studying the material on “The Serial Position Effect” which indicates we tend NOT to recall information which is found in the middle of a long list of material”

Children and adolescents

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Research has supported the idea that children and adolescents who have been involved in the legal system will have or already have developed a mental disorder precipitating or following their involvement in the legal system. What is the importance of exploring the impact of the legal system on behavioral and mental health development?

Treatment for addictions

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Using the article you selected in the first discussion of this unit, or an article you found through a fellow learner’s post for the same discussion activity, discuss ways in which the theory is used to benefit clients in group treatment for addictions. Then explain how the theory supports your beliefs about how people change. Be sure to cite references in APA format.