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Explain how and why individuals become involved in extremist groups. Describe the function they perform within the group. Identify the motivational factors that drive terrorism.

Discussion—Terrorism

Given the nature of terrorism, psychology has a significant role in understanding it and treating its devastating effects. Terrorists are deemed fanatics that are both willing to kill and die for their causes. Understanding terrorism is, therefore, necessary and of paramount importance, including understanding which psychological factors render terrorists to be so susceptible to extremist ideology.

Using the readings for this module, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, respond to the following:

  • Explain how and why individuals become involved in extremist groups.
  • Describe the function they perform within the group.
  • Identify the motivational factors that drive terrorism.

Write your initial response in approximately 300 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

By Saturday, September 10, 2016, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. ThroughWednesday, September 14, 2016, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses. Do you agree or disagree with their positions regarding the causes of joining terrorist groups? Give reasons for your responses.

Grading Criteria and Rubric

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How are this campaign and QSEN initiatives related? Do you think that Zero (no errors) is achievable in healthcare? Why/why not?

Chasing Zero Video OR Chasing Zero Article Prepare to spend some time watching this video.It is very important to make sure to tie all of this together In a one page paper discuss the following questions:

  • How are this campaign and QSEN initiatives related?
  • Do you think that Zero (no errors) is achievable in healthcare? Why/why not?
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Define public policy and discuss how Americans fare on key measures of childhood health and well-being and policies for the elderly. Then explain how both affluence and poverty can negatively affect development. Explain the core knowledge perspective of cognitive development, noting research that both supports and challenges its assumptions. Describe the information-processing view of cognitive development, including its contributions and limitations. Describe Bowlby’s ethological theory of attachment and trace the development of attachment during the first two years. Be sure to give specific examples.

This examination will be available for you to take beginning at 12:00 AM EST on Monday morning of Module 4 and will close promptly the following Sunday evening at 11:55 PM EST. It is suggested you write or print out the essay questions for handy reference as you develop your responses. Be sure to submit your essay exam in one WORD document and place it in the appropriate assignment drop box. There is no set word limit for this exam, but keep in mind that you will be graded on how detailed and complete your responses are. Please select and answer comprehensively any 5 questions. This midterm covers the first ten chapters of Development through the Lifespan. Any supplemental professional journal articles can also be used to support your answers. Each answer must be at least two type-written pages double-spaced (500 words). Font type should be Times New Roman 12.

  1. As a child’s overall size increases, different parts of the body grow at different rates. Discuss the two growth patterns that describe these changes. Describe the two types of brain development and give examples of appropriate stimulation for each.
  2. Define public policy and discuss how Americans fare on key measures of childhood health and well-being and policies for the elderly. Then explain how both affluence and poverty can negatively affect development.
  3. Explain the core knowledge perspective of cognitive development, noting research that both supports and challenges its assumptions. Describe the information-processing view of cognitive development, including its contributions and limitations.
  4. Describe Bowlby’s ethological theory of attachment and trace the development of attachment during the first two years. Be sure to give specific examples.
  5. In addition to the cerebral cortex, which other parts of the brain make strides during early childhood? Identify the applicable brain structures, and discuss their impact on development. Explain in detail using examples from your readings.
  6. What is the most successful child-rearing style? Describe the characteristics of the approach and explain why it is effective. Provide specific examples of demonstrate each style.
  7. Describe the characteristics and signs of high-quality education in elementary school. Describe the U.S. No Child Left Behind Act, and discuss the pros and cons of high-stakes testing.
  8. Discuss age and sex differences in children’s adjustment to remarriage and entry into blended families. Describe the benefits and challenges of being reared as an only child. How does the development of Chinese only children compare to U.S. only children?

The midterm exam will consist of a set of essay questions from material in the text. The midterm will cover material from the first 4 modules (Chapters 1-10 of the text). The midterm will count for 15% of your final grade.

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Discuss adolescent suicide. Select a group that could be considered a minority or a member of an underrepresented identity group based on one or more of the following characteristics: ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability/disability [mental, physical, and cognitive], religion, age, or socioeconomic class. Identify the group you selected and and discuss the potential suicide risk for this group. What factors may make members of this group more or less likely to attempt suicide than members of other groups? What support can be given to individuals and/or communities to decrease suicide risks for the group you selected? Rely on research findings to answer these questions.

Discuss adolescent suicide. Select a group that could be considered a minority or a member of an underrepresented identity group based on one or more of the following characteristics: ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability/disability [mental, physical, and cognitive], religion, age, or socioeconomic class. Identify the group you selected and and discuss the potential suicide risk for this group. What factors may make members of this group more or less likely to attempt suicide than members of other groups? What support can be given to individuals and/or communities to decrease suicide risks for the group you selected? Rely on research findings to answer these questions.     Kirst-Ashman., Zastrow, C. (2015). Empowerment series: Understanding human behavior and the social environment (10th Ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning

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Discuss the differences between the terms hazard, risk, residual risk, and acceptable risk. What level of risk do you believe constitutes an acceptable risk for machine guarding? Provide a least one example of machine guarding that you believe illustrates the proper use of machine guards to reduce risk of injury to an acceptable level.

Question 1 Discuss the differences between the terms hazard, risk, residual risk, and acceptable risk. What level of risk do you believe constitutes an acceptable risk for machine guarding? Provide a least one example of machine guarding that you believe illustrates the proper use of machine guards to reduce risk of injury to an acceptable level. Your essay should be at least 200 words in length. Question 2 Summarize the fundamental steps in the risk assessment and reduction process. How would you recommend establishing the level of acceptable risk? What steps would you take to make sure you identified all the hazards associated with a piece of equipment in a workplace? Your essay should be at least 200 words in length.

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Identify the statistics for incidence and rate of your selected crime in the U.S. Evaluate any issues you find with the statistics and state if these statistics are accurate. Why or why not? Analyze the crime in terms of the differences in offenders and victims based on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, etc.

LASA 2—Causes of Crime

Begin this assignment by selecting one type of criminal behavior that you have learned about in this course. (Terrorism) pick

Thoroughly analyze the possible psychological causes of the crime. Include at least four sources of literature, including at least one peer-reviewed journal article as well as lecture notes and text to support your position. Research the Argosy University online library resources to identify peer-reviewed journal articles for this assignment.

Write a paper that includes the following:

  • Introduce the chosen crime:
    • Identify the statistics for incidence and rate of your selected crime in the U.S. Evaluate any issues you find with the statistics and state if these statistics are accurate. Why or why not?
    • Analyze the crime in terms of the differences in offenders and victims based on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, etc.
  • Apply three psychological theories that address the selected crime and explain the behavior of the criminal. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the chosen crime within the context of each of these theories. Take into account all of the statistics that you selected and ensure that the psychological theories chosen address these statistics and if they do not, explain why.
  • Synthesize the information and choose one theory that best describes and accounts for the criminal behavior that you have chosen. Explain how this theory can assist in predicting and even preventing crime. What are the concerns about applying this theory?

Be sure to include a title page and a page for references.

Write a 5–7-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.doc.

By Monday, September 19, 2016, deliver your assignment to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.

Grading Criteria and Rubric

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Identify the statistics for incidence and rate for your selected crime in the U.S. Evaluate any issues you find with the statistics and state if these statistics are accurate including a discussion of why they are or are not accurate.
40
Analyze the crime in terms of the differences in offenders and victims based on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, etc.
52
Apply three psychological theories that address the selected crime and explain the behavior of the criminal. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the chosen crime within the context of each of these theories. Take into account all of the statistics that you selected and ensure that the psychological theories chosen address these statistics and if they do not, explain why.
52
Synthesize the information and choose one theory that best describes and accounts for the criminal behavior that you have chosen.
52
Explain how this theory can assist in predicting and even preventing crime. Identify any concerns.
40
Writing Components: Organization (16) Usage and Mechanics (16) APA Elements (24) Style (8)
64
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Based on the information presented and examined in this course, discuss the importance of psychology in the criminal justice system. Examine the traits that distinguish between non-violent and violent offenders. State your opinion on whether recidivism and violent behavior can be accurately predicted.

Psychology and the Criminal Justice System

The application of psychological theory, assessment, and clinically informed judgment within the context of the criminal justice system are a few of the duties performed by forensic psychologists. Risk assessment to identify violent offenders and their propensity for future violence is often a critical step in the legal process to inform treatment recommendation and sentencing. Various empirically validated tools are necessary to evaluate and identify the specific traits of offenders prone to recidivism and violence. Despite this, there remains a debate regarding the accuracy of these predictions and their utility. As a result, this is a topic worthy of further examination and discussion.

  Using the readings for this module, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, respond to the following:  

  • Based on the information presented and examined in this course, discuss the importance of psychology in the criminal justice system.
  • Examine the traits that distinguish between non-violent and violent offenders.
  • State your opinion on whether recidivism and violent behavior can be accurately predicted.

 

Give reasons and support your statements with scholarly references and appropriate examples.

 

Write your initial response in approximately 300 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

 

By Sunday, September 18, 2016, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. ThroughWednesday, September 21, 2016, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses. Cover the following:

 

  • Provide contradictions and counter examples supported by class readings.
  • Question, disagree, redirect, or ask your classmate to rethink what they have posted and why.
  • Briefly mention which points of the previous posting you are responding to in your comments.

 

Grading Criteria and Rubric

 

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Analyze the selected journal articles and identify any correlation between rape and pornography. Provide statistical information in support. Synthesize your research and conclude, with reasons, whether pornography leads to sexual violence. If not, state the factors that contribute to sexual violence. Analyze whether the regulation of pornography is warranted based on the evidence so far

Rape and Pornography

A long-standing question in the field of psychology concerns the relationship between exposure to sexually explicit material, pornography, and criminal behavior. One of the most significant issues focuses on the impact that pornography has on an individual’s propensity to commit rape.

Select two peer-reviewed journal articles to examine the correlation between rape and pornography.

Write a paper that includes the following:

  • Analyze the selected journal articles and identify any correlation between rape and pornography. Provide statistical information in support.
  • Synthesize your research and conclude, with reasons, whether pornography leads to sexual violence. If not, state the factors that contribute to sexual violence.
  • Analyze whether the regulation of pornography is warranted based on the evidence so far.

Give reasons for your responses. Support your statements with appropriate examples.

Write a 3–4-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Be sure to include a tile page and reference page in APA format. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.

By Wednesday, September 14, 2016, deliver your assignment to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Identified and explained the correlation between rape and pornography demonstrating research and analysis.
28
Explained whether pornography leads to sexual violence including a study of contributing factors.
24
Compared and contrasted, with examples, if the regulation of pornography is warranted based on the evidence.
28
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
20
Total:
100
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