Personal and Professional Growth

Now that you are at the end of your program, it is time to reflect on and analyze the impact of the MS in Psychology program on your personal and professional growth. This is a great way to see what you have learned and accomplished in the past few years. Also, take a moment to appreciate those who have supported you in both big and small ways. For this Discussion assignment, you will also describe your next plans, professionally or academically.

Post a description of the impact of your MS in Psychology program as it relates to your personal and professional growth. How will you apply your knowledge and degree—what are your next steps or goals? Finally, share how you will acknowledge and reward one person who has been a support to you during your program.

Requirements: One Page

My Master’s program is MS in Psychology and my specialty is Applied Behavior Analysis. My goal is to use the techniques of ABA outside the Autusim scoop and use it in other mental health illness interventions such as (self-injuries behaviors, substance abuse, anxiety, etc). My capstone project is on the Extinction Burst, especially with self-injuries behaviors interventions. Please use any extra scholarly resources that are useful for this discussion, however, please make sure to cite it APA7.
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Looking forward, my master’s degree will enhance my versatility in the job market, giving me a chance to work in a therapeutic or counseling environment. My next goal is to identify how best to impact clients professionally based on my specialty in using the techniques of ABA outside the Autism scope (Hobson, 2019). Furthermore, I plan to improve mental health using interventions targeting diverse clients with self-injurious behaviors, substance abuse, and anxiety challenges. When I think about the support I have received from my confidant, I feel humbled because the social warmth and ability to share my ideologies and feelings have been nonjudgmental. Hence, I intend to be there for my confidant by offering social,

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In this assignment, you will have the opportunity to explore a specific area within a subfield of ABA to gain deeper insight and understanding of the application of ABA across sectors. You will review published materials and public internet resources – professional organizations, webinars, podcasts, and social media groups to learn more details on your chosen topic. You will complete the Area of Interest Worksheet

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeArea of Interest Worksheet fully completed

1. Interest Area listed – 1 point
2. Definition, history (if applicable) (3 points)
3. Issue/Problem (3 points)
4. Effectiveness of subfield at addressing problem (3 points)
5. Application, 3 points
6. 3 sentences each, 2 points

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According to Bottema-Beutel and Crowley (2021), instances of conflict of interest are pretty common in applied behavior analysis. Finding ways to avoid unethical conduct when practicing is vital. Bottema-Beutel and Crowley (2021) argue that other than ongoing education mandates required by BACB, behavior-analytic organizations should also implement systems that teach and maintain ethical conduct in their behavior analysts, such as adopting systems of ethical supervision and management.

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Ethics in Research

Read the following case study and present your analysis of the study using this weeks references. Please make sure your initial post is at least 450 words in length not including learning references. Please use two learning resources from this weeks reading.

Study – tells the story of Wendell Johnson, or more specifically, Mary Tudor’s study of children in an orphanage in Iowa. It’s called the Monster Study for a reason as you will see.

Associated Press. (2003, August 6). ‘Monster Study’ still stings. CBS.

Main post: After reading the the case study, analyze according to the questions below.

a. Relying on the week’s learning resources, develop an analysis to present as your main post to this discussion form.

b. Give background information and explain which of the General Principles and/or which of the Ethical Standards was violated in the study. Explain how you came to this conclusion, sharing why you believe it was violated.

c. Do you think that the study you chose would be approved by an IRB today? Why do you think the study was allowed, or tolerated, at the time?

d. Post your analysis to the class. Include relevant in-text citation and references when used.

Requirements: 450 words

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The Monster Study was an experiment conducted in 1936 at the University of Lowa by Dr Wendell Johnson, a psychologist, to determine why children developed a stutter. The study’s major aim was to determine whether stutters formed due to biological factors or developed due to learned behaviours. Wendell believes that stuttering is a learned behaviour accrued from external forces, such as when children are criticized by their parents for imperfect speech. The study had various ethical issues. For instance, the children did not have access to autonomy. The children were orphans elected from an orphanage, and experiments were conducted on them( Associated Press, 2003). Autonomy entails the right and condition of self-governance, which entails the right to make decisions without the influence of others or being coerced. In autonomy, individuals must be provided with all the relevant information to ensure they make the right and informed decisions. Another ethical principle violated was justice. Justice requires that each and all individuals are treated fairly and equally, this entails providing the same resources

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Mental health in adolescent

  1. Provide the research question that your research paper will be attempting to explore. In other words, create a question that you could answer through research. Explain why you are interested in researching this topic; why is it important?.
  2. List five (5) sources in APA format (this should also include the link you retrieved them from) and briefly (in a couple of sentences) explain how each article connects to your research question (this does not have to be too detailed. The article summaries will be done in Milestone 2)

-For the selection of your five (5) articles, use PsycINFO or PsycARICLES. Your articles MUST be:

Guidelines for Submission: You will upload the paper as a Word document to Blackboard for grading and feedback. Please see the feedback provided by your professor in course.

To help you with this Milestone even further, review the following instructions:

– A research question might look like this “is there a relationship between individuals’ personality traits (e.g. agreeableness) and volunteering?” To create your own research question, consider the following example formats (you can choose to use any of them or use something else):

  • What is the relationship between ________ and _____?
  • Does _______ increase the likelihood that _____ will happen?
  • Does _______ decrease the likelihood that _____ will happen?
  • How does _________ happen?

Requirements: 2-3 pages

The topic is Cyberbullying and mental health in adolescents

So this can be open to anything related to how it leads to and affect mental health in adolescent

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This study was performed to understand the link between cyber-bullying and mental health problems in adolescents. This article will help demonstrate the link between cyber-bullying and the mental health challenges experienced by adolescents in my research project.

  1. Skilbred-Fjeld, S., Reme, S. E., & Mossige, S. (2020). Cyber-bullying involvement and mental health problems among late adolescents. Cyber-psychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace14(1).

The study examined the prevalence of cyber-bullying and explored the psychological attributes of adolescents who have experienced it. This article will not only help me establish the prevalence of the habit but also formulate a profile of an adolescent who has experienced cyber-bullying, which might help with early identification and provision of assistance.

5. Zhu, C., Huang, S., Evans, R., & Zhang, W. (2021). Cyberbullying among adolescents and children: a comprehensive review of the global situation, risk factors, and preventive measures. Frontiers in public health, 167.

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Mental Health Administration

Genes and Evolution

After studying Module 1: Lecture Materials & Resources, discuss the following:

  1. Describe how genes interact with environmental factors to affect behavior.
  2. What major neurotransmitters are associated with mood? How are they involved in abnormal behavior?
  3. What role do emotions play in psychopathology?

Submission Instructions:

  • Your initial post shou

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Norepinephrine is a neurotransmitter in the brain, and the spinal cord constricts blood vessels and helps maintain blood pressure during stressful moments. They are believed to increase alertness, arousal, and attention. Such neurotransmitters affect one’s sleep cycle, wake, moods, and memory (Berry, 2019). However, they can be sensitive to environmental challenges and regulate behavior accordingly. On the contrary, serotine neurotransmitter helps regulate mood, behavior, sleep-wake-cycle, and memory. When serotonin is at normal levels, one feels more focused, emotionally stable, happier, and calmer. On the contrary, when it is at a low level, one can experience symptoms of depression.

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psychopathology of mental health patients

Purpose: Analyze and apply critical thinking skills in the psychopathology of mental health patients and provide treatment and health promotion while applying evidence-based research.
Scenario: Kel is a 42-year-old certified public accountant (CPA) who dreams each year that she will board a cruise ship the day after Tax Day and go somewhere, anywhere, except Portsmouth, Virginia. Each year the dream, like the ocean, ebbs and flows, but this year she is not even going to think about such a “ridiculous idea.” In fact, she does not even have the energy to dream; getting out of bed and preparing to go to work is simply too labor intensive.

Each evening Kel retires to bed with a lack of energy to complete her normal tasks such as readying her clothes for work and making a lunch. She lacks the energy to shop in the evening; consequently, she eats mostly crackers and canned soup. She is not hungry, and her scale reflects this. She has lost 15 pounds over the last 2 months. She does not attend to her makeup or clothes; she finds both too taxing. The clothes she selects are drab and not ironed. At work she makes no effort to talk with her co-workers and does not initiate new contacts with clients. The normal work of filing taxes and writing reports, which she used to enjoy, are overwhelming, and she feels too disorganized to complete them. Telephone calls and e-mail messages from friends are ignored. Attendance at work is spotty.

Sue, her sister, becomes alarmed with Kel’s unanswered telephone calls and e-mails. Worried, she decides to visit her sister at home. She finds the apartment unclean and in disarray. Kel is unkempt, disheveled, and looks sad. Her voice is monotone and flat. Kel tells Sue that she feels “sad and hopeless. Nothing is ever going to change. I am a bad person and I can’t even do my work right. Although I sleep for many hours, I am still tired all the time.” Sue is alarmed at the changes in her sister and arranges for Kel to visit a health care worker at the medical clinic.

Questions: Remember to answer these questions from your textbooks and NP guidelines. At all times, explain your answers.

  1. Describe the presenting problems.
  2. Generate a primary and differential diagnosis using the DSM5 and ICD 10 codes.
  3. Formulate and prioritize a treatment plan.
  4. Identify and discuss appropriate screening instruments for a patient who has suicidal ideation.

Requirements: 500 words

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Compared to associated risk factors, suicide is rare, and it is hard to predict who is at risk. However, medical practitioners should be aware of the risk factors and warning signs to help screen, refer and document suicide risks. For a successful screening, patients should use different tools, including patient health questionnaire 2 (PHQ2), which involves a patient answering two questions involving little interest in activities, depression, or hopelessness. That can only be done with no additional questions or interventions (Drapeau, Nadorff, McCall, Titus, Barclay, et al., 2019). Another tool is the patient health questionnaire (PHQ9), used to detect depression and measure its severity and the best medication. The PHQ9 is administered to patients who responded positively to any questions in PHQ2.

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Interpersonal Communication in Multicultural Settings

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

As a new member of the global work team, establishing team communication guidelines is a must. You decide that this is a good time to discuss the team’s charter with your colleagues. Discuss the following questions with your team:

The materials found in the MUSE may help you with this assignment such as the article Teamwork Communication Strategies.

Requirements: 400-600 words

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As intimated in prior parts of the paper, employees in today’s working environment work with colleagues from different cultural backgrounds. Generally, culture denotes an integrated system of values, behaviors, beliefs, and communication patterns shared by members of a particular social group (Jain & Pareek, 2019). Such a phenomenon means that team members will have different communication styles and decision-making approaches. The underlying cultural differences in a global team can adversely affect communication between team members. For instance, different team members will have varying perceptions of time management, personal space, and symbols depending on their culture. Poor comprehension of different cultures, particularly how they influence team members’ conduct, and decision-making,

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Improving Workers Behavior

Include your rationale for selecting those 2 areas for employee behavior change and provide justification for your proposed method of leading that employee change. The proposal should include information about the focus of the change effort, what it is and why it needs to be changed. The change effort needs to be focused in the health behavior change models. The rationale and justification should be compelling, as they will be used to motivate employees to make the proposed change. Paper must include a minimum of 2 scholarly references in APA format.

Requirements: 500/700

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Balancing employees’ work time and personal life has always been an issue within the El Paso VA Health Care System. That is because it is a big a hospital with many clients and few employees (Carlucci, Mura, & Schiuma, 2019). There are times when employees feel lost at work and feel isolated in their personal lives. Helping employees balance work and personal life is essential as it helps deliver more positive outcomes through change. The more employees spend time within the workplace, the more they will be receptive to any change. Therefore, the El Paso VA Health Care System should create flexible working policies that help them create time to attend to their personal and professional lives. For instance, the HR department can create a policy of compensating employees for overtime. That will make them feel appreciated for their efforts and help them re-energize.

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Physiology-Peripheral Nervous System

answer the following 5 questions. All of your answers should be written in your own words, using full sentences, correct terminology, and proper spelling and grammar.

  1. Explain the anatomical concepts associated with the peripheral nervous system. Summarize this module’s key points in 5-6 sentences.
  2. Explain the physiological concepts associated with the peripheral nervous system. Summarize this module’s key points in 5-6 sentences.
  3. How will you apply the concepts you have learned about the peripheral nervous system in real life and in your future career?
  4. Which topic within this module has been the most valuable to your learning experience and why?
  5. Which topic(s) within this module did you struggle to understand and why?
  6. (Optional) Do you have any suggestions for your instructor on how they could help you connect with the difficult topics you’ve noted?

Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.

Requirements: 2-3pages

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The Nervous system is the most valuable topic in my learning experience. It serves as the primary command of the entire body’s functioning. This structure regulates the brain, bodily movements, and automatic responses to one’s surroundings. Therefore, from this learning experience, I gain insight into how the nervous system controls bodily processes such as breathing, sexual development, and digestion. It enables the transmission of information throughout the body through the central nervous system. The human body’s nervous system is vital for understanding how daily automatic and memory processes are regulated. Learning about this system also teaches how the spinal cord reflexes are programmed.

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Anxiety and Depression in Children

In a well-written discussion post address the following:

Submission Instructions:

Requirements: at least 500 words

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Culture affects the way people express their thoughts and emotions. It is, therefore, not surprising that different cultures manifest and treat anxiety and depression differently. In some cultures, such disorders are expressed using psychological terms, while in other cultures, they are described using other words. The way anxiety and depression are expressed in different cultures are related to the concept of health literacy and stigmatization. For instance, emotions are expressed very differently in the Hispanic culture. They tend to hide their negative emotions and not express them openly (Bailey, Mokonogho, & Kumar, 2019). That is due to the stigma surrounding mental health issues that cause them not to openly talk about their mental health issues for fear of embarrassment or shame. On the contrary,

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