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300 W6 Peer Reviews

Respond to 2 students with one or more of the following  by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, CT:

  1. A link that brings in new information or helps the student youre responding to
  2. A substantial question (not, what do you think?)
  3. A  politely worded critique that shows either a flaw in your classmates logic, misunderstanding of the data, or a failure to fully answer the questions
  4. A politely worded reply to any of the above. 

Psych 4

Discussion Prompt 1

Milestones: Navigating Late Childhood to Adolescence

From the movie, Lila, Eight to Thirteen in this week's materials, identify 23 developmental milestones Lila reaches, and assess whether or not you think she successfully navigates her way through them as she prepares for adolescence. Support your assertions with evidence from your text and this week's materials. 

Discussion Prompt 2

What's the problem with today's kids?

Sarah and Marco are having a conversation about the issue of childhood obesity and the high rate of overweight children in in the United States.

"The food in our society is unhealthy," Sarah stated. "There are too many addictive chemicals that lead to American kids becoming overweight."

"Nah," Marco replied. "I think overweight kids should just eat less and exercise more. It's the parent's fault, if you ask me. The parents are buying and feedi

Week 5/Psy326


Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review the provided in the course materials. Note that all instructor feedback from your previous activities should be applied in preparing your proposal.

Your Research Proposal is a six- to seven-page plan for a new study on your research topic. Incorporate at least four scholarly/peer-reviewed journal articles in addition to the course text to support your proposed study.

Include the following sections and content 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 by citing the methods and findings of at least two previous research studies. State whether your proposed study is a replication of a previous study or a new approach using methods that have not been used before.

Journal – 400 Words – Due In 24 Hours



Ethics, Subjectivity, and the Art of Diagnosis

Although psychology prides itself on being a science, the art of diagnosis goes beyond a simple checklist of symptoms. Clinicians generally recognize that any diagnostic exercise must include a culturally sensitive interpretation and analysis of symptoms. Considering that only a bachelors degree in psychology does not prepare you to do diagnosis, it is important to consider how having this knowledge could support you in other careers. It is also important to consider that even a doctorate in psychology does not license you to treat with prescription medicine. To perform this level of diagnosis and treatment, you would have to earn a medical degree in psychiatry. To learn more, read the article

To successfully complete this journal,

Identify at least three disorders that you studied during this course and summarize what the disorders entail.

Discuss how

Psy 4600 Number 4


For this assessment, put together all of the pieces you have been working on throughout the course to form your research project. The  will help you include the following in your project. 

Insert the following from previous assessments into the template. 

  • Introduction 
    • Insert your literature review after your title. If you have not done so previously, revise your literature review based on any instructor feedback.
  • Methods 
    • Participants 
      • Describe the number of participants in the study, meaning, and the number of participants who responded to both variables selected. 
        • Be sure to revise based on any instructor feedback you received.
    • Measures 
      • Insert the measurement you chose from y

Psy 4600 Number 2


For this research, you will use the archival data from the GSS Data Explorer website to develop a research research question, develop a hypothesis, and analyze the data to draw conclusions. 

Navigate to the GSS website.

  •  Retrieved from

You will complete the following steps in the GSS website. For a step-by-step guide, refer to the PDF or the video. 

  • Create an account and add your two chosen variables to your cart. 
    • Be sure that those variables are what you selected for your Literature Review.
  • Create a project, label it 4600_Last name, and save it.
  • Download the data by exporting it to Microsoft Excel.
  • Review the data available for each variable.

Once you have chosen your variables, use them for the entire course and use the resources provided to craft your study. 


Psy 4600 Number One



Throughout this course, you will work on developing a research project utilizing data from the  website, which contains archival data. Archival data is preexisting data that has been collected by another individual or organization, and is available to be analyzed enabling us to draw new conclusions about the data.

In Assessment 2, you will use the website to extract your data using the two variables that you select for this assessment. Begin by selecting two variables of your choice from the following list. Note that "r" represents the participant. These are the variables that you will use throughout the course in your research project. 

  • Satisfaction with financial situation.
  • Change in financial situation.
  • Opinion of family income.
  • Marital status.
  • Highest year of school completed.
  • Spouse's highest degree.
  • Does r or spouse supervise anyone?

Substance Abuse Oral Presentation

Prevention Media Project

Students will create a substance abuse prevention media project(no longer that 3-4 minutes) targeting any population covered in the course content. 

You are required to present an oral overview/statement of your project, by Week 7

Students are encouraged to be creative! It is important that students plan early in the semester for this project to ensure thatthe project earns maximum points. All projects must have the appearance of having been well thought out and organized.

When planning the media project students should considerfollowing these steps (use this guide as a checklist to ensure that you have covered all required areas of the assignment):

a. Choose a target population the group to which the message is focused. A brief narrative of the characteristics of your target population must accompany your project.

b. Examine the target group to determine what developmental level (age group) you

Human Theories

Human Development Theories

You are to research the four human developmental theories identified in your Chapter 6.

1.    You are to develop a chart (word or excel document) with the theory headings. 

2.    You are to cross reference the theories based on similarities and differences. 

3.    Lastly, based on the 4 theories selected what theory would you adapt as it relates to substance use prevention. 

You are to have at least one (1) peer reviewed document for each theory or adequate research (not including your textbook). This document must be clearly identified in your document.

PSYC 341


Essay Instructions

The Essay assignments occur in Module 2, Module 4, Module 6 and Module 8. Each essay should be in APA format and should discuss the required prompt. This assignment does not require a Title page or Abstract page, but does require a Reference page and in-text citations.  

Each essay will review a different topic from the text and will also link each topic with Scripture. Each essay should have a word count of at least 500 words.

Using the , select two full-text, scholarly (peer-reviewed) journal articles that directly relate to the topic for each essay. The textbook may be used, but does not count toward the two required scholarly references. 

Essay Topics

Module 2: Examine Adlers 3 safeguarding tendencies in the text. Select 1 of the tendencies and compare that tendency with instances of safeguarding that you find in Scripture. Demonstrate how that situation wou