Write 200 to 300 words describing what you think the definition of “drugs” should be. How might your improved definition help society deal with the problems presented by drugs and/or addiction? Be sure to include a revised definition of “drug” based on what you learned from the debate in Part A and Part B of this assignment. Post your essay to the Drugs and Behavior Debate class discussion forum 11:59 pm on Wednesday of the fourth week. Read and comment on your classmate’s contributions. Purpose
Need assistance in writing research paper. The research has been completed and provided but it needs to follow a coherent formal pattern in an APA format with reference page. Preferred an American/ English individual to assist with assignment. Assignment deadline is Monday by 5pm.
Your personal beliefs about the impact of nature and nurture and cultural background may influence your interaction with others. Explain the difference between individualism and collectivism. Are you from a collectivistic or individualistic culture? Explain how this can impact your interaction with others. Give specific examples. Explain the debate between nature and nurture. Do you tend to lean toward nature, nurture, or both? Explain your position. How can this position impact your interaction with others? Give specific examples. Post your comments to the Nature/Nurture and Culture discussion forum. Read the assignments everyone else has posted, and comment if you wish. […]
Define normal and deviant sexual behavior; Enumerate and define the paraphilias; Discuss the biological and psychoanalytic perspectives on the paraphilias; Discuss the cognitive-behavioral and sociological perspectives on the paraphilias; Discuss the “lovemap”; Discuss the psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavioral treatment of the paraphilias; Discuss medical treatment of the paraphilias. http://youtu.be/70xKFih59EI https://youtu.be/1yQusCSjuZw http://youtu.be/oXlvObVuKeE
The incidence of suicide in this country is a serious public health problem. Check out the attached articles related to suicide assessment measures. Also check out the following site. It’s got lots of great and useful information: www.suicide.org If you were to design a suicide detection/outreach/assessment plan for a community college environment, what would you include? How specifically would you assess the potential for suicide within that population? How would you go about implementing the plan? What would need to be taken into consideration?
Read the attached article related to psychological factors in heart disease. The major causes of morbidity (illness) and mortality (death) have changed in the last century. In the early 1900s, viruses and bacteria were the leading causes of death. Medical advances, such as antibiotics, vaccinations, and improvements in sanitation have helped to stamp out these causes. Presently, leading causes of death include heart disease (related to smoking, eating, not exercising, being overweight, drinking too much), cancer, motor vehicle accidents, and suicide. What do these causes all have in common? What does it mean for the overall status of our nation’s […]
Performed between 1944-1945, this study revolutionized the way medical and mental health professionals conceptualized eating disorders and the effects of starvation. Check out this article describing the experiment: http://www.apa.org/monitor/2013/10/hunger.aspx This video is a first-hand account from one of the participants. It’s a little over 20 minutes long. http://www.epi.umn.edu/cvdepi/video.asp?id=4047 And, a short article: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/hunger-artist/201011/starvation-study-shows-recovery-anorexia-is-possible-only-regaining-weight Reactions? What do you think about an experiment like this? What can be learned about eating disorders? How can we apply the findings to present day individuals suffering from eating disorders?
This week, you will choose one of the below articles and write a critique on the cost-effectiveness\cost-benefit studies presented in your article of choice. Your 2-3 page paper should demonstrate your ability to apply what you have learned thus far about good methodological practices and the decisions and assumptions made by those conducting the study. Articles: A cost-effectiveness study of caesarean-section deliveries by clinical officers, general practitioners, and obstetricians in Brukina Faso Cost analysis of an integrated disease surveillance and response system: case of Burkina Faso, Eritrea, and Mali As part of your analysis, you will critique the analysis that […]
This assessment requires you to explore the literature to find 2 research articles that are examples of 2 different levels on the levels of evidence hierarchy. Objectives Understand the research levels of evidence hierarchy (pyramid) Demonstrate effective data base search strategies Identify studies by level of evidence
Prompt: This week, you explored the use of qualitative research as applied to the program evaluation process. After reading in your text, discuss the following: What are the key characteristics of qualitative evaluation methods? What are the benefits of including qualitative data in the evaluation process? Do you believe that an evaluator can deliver and complete a valid evaluation of a program without including qualitative data? Why or why not? What is the value in using a mixed-methods design over a strictly quantitative or qualitative design?