Why is discretion in the application of the law important? What are some problems that can emerge when discretion is used?

Response Parameters
Post an original response to the discussion question by Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. ET. This is worth 15 points. Posts need to be a minimum of two paragraphs of substance with appropriate citations to earn a grade of “C.” You can increase your grade with effort, even bring in outside sources (using citations), offer new insights, etc.

You must state and support your opinions using information from lectures and chapter readings. More points are awarded the more you incorporate from lectures and the textbook, and more points are awarded for originality. You are giving a personal opinion – there are no right or wrong answers. Remember to exercise respect – a disrespectful posting or response to another student’s posting can earn you a zero for the week. Grammar and sentence structure are important and part of the grade.

Prof James only!!!

Gender Differences In Early Development

Chapter 12 in the course textbook discusses the impacts of caregivers and culture on gender development in early childhood. Based on the textbook chapter and one peer-reviewed journal article, write a paper discussing the gender differences in development from a psychoanalytic and systems perspective.

Your paper should account for or reply to each of the following:Identify a gender development-related issue of critical importance to individuals and society.Summarize a psychoanalytic and a systems perspective approach to, and related positions on, this issue.Compare and contrast the two theories’ views on how gender development occurs, identifying and explaining implications for scholarly and professional practice.Present and defend your position as to which theory is most relevant and valid with respect to your issue as you have explained it.

Your paper should be 1200-1600 words in length and support your thinking by citing and integrating at least two peer-reviewed journal articles and at least one real life example.

PSY-100 Week 1 Psychology for Life Paper

Week 1 Psychology for Life Paper

Complete an interactive stress quiz located at one of these Stress Management websites: http://www.stress.org.uk/stresstest.aspx or


Write a 500-750-word “Psychology for Life” Paper in GCU style. Please include two to three references from the readings or videos for this week. Apply appropriate citations in the body of the paper. Look at examples in the Writing Center or the Purdue OWL to assist you.

Use the questions below to help outline your paragraphs: What did the self-assessment tell you about your level of stress? Were you surprised by the results? Explain. How does stress impact the body? How do you recognize “signs” of stress? The readings for this Module discuss the relationship between motivation, emotion, and stress. After taking the quiz, do you have a new perspective on this dynamic? Describe some times that your motivation and emotion have been affected by stressors in your life. Describe two ways that you can change stress symptoms you notice. Describe how understanding the psychology of stress is applicable to everyday life. Discuss topics such as relationships with others, work, school, etc. How might understanding psychology help you in your everyday life?

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.



20 page Freud and Philosophy Paper due on May 6 2019

DUE MAY 6 2019

Freud, Sigmund. The Freud Reader, edited by Peter Gay. New York: W.W. Norton, 1989. *USE THIS BOOK*

Need 2 Scholarly article sources

on 2 of the themes presented in the instructions

Write a 20-page essay on an aspect of Freud’s theory that you find interesting.  It must be something for which there is substantive explanation within Freud’s writings, and you will need to explain Freud’s views in detail with reference to Freud’s texts.  Structure your discussion on a clear thesis, i.e. take a position and use the paper to defend that position. Also, you must use at least two secondary sources in your paper, but preferably more.  Integrate the secondary source(s), as well as any quotations from Freud’s texts, into your argument coherently and responsibly.  Use the posted section from the Bedford Handbook to guide your use of quotations and citations.

2 possible approaches: Focus on a theme that you find interesting: repression, symptoms, the unconscious, dreams, narcissism, mourning, group psychology, totem and taboo, etc.  Re-read those assignments and do a search for secondary sources on the issue.  I will also be happy to recommend other texts by Freud that relate to the issue.  After working-through this material, formulate a defensible thesis. Browse the databases of secondary sources.  You might find that after reading Freud’s texts themselves, you disagree with the author of an article that you read.  In this case, you can present Freud’s ideas as you see them, explain the other author’s interpretation, and then articulate why he or she is wrong.  On the other hand, you may agree with an author’s interpretation, and this may have taught you something about another aspect of Freudian theory.  So, you could present the author’s interpretation and then discuss its broader implications in the context of Freud’s texts on the issues.  Again, you’ll need to base the discussion on a clear thesis.

*Please do not use quotations excessively.  Choose the minimum amount that needs to be quoted in order to make your point.

*Only quote passages that are relevant, and comment on the quotation so that the importance of the quote is obvious to your reader.

*Always embed quotations within grammatically-correct sentences. 

*Always correctly cite the quotation.

*Please use page numbers in the top right corner from page two onward.

*Please double-space, using size-10, Times New Roman font

*Consider splitting up your paper into sections, with section headings. 

Please see me after class or in my office, if you would like to discuss the material or get some other advice on writing the paper. 


PTSD Disorder Term Paper

Compare and contrast three therapeutic intervention used to treat this disorder. 

3 pages summary

3 pages summary

Unit 1 Discussion Psychology

Your post should be at least 200–250 words in length and should extend the discussion of the group supported by your course materials and/or other appropriate resources.


Describe a subject that you would like to know more about that is related to psychology. For example, how people can pay attention better, or what could help people make better eating choices.


Considering the different research methods described in your text, choose one that you think would be best suited for studying your topic (i.e. naturalistic observation, surveys, correlational studies, experiments, case studies). Explain your reasoning for this choice.


Discuss ethical considerations that you would have to keep in mind with your research study. Referencing the APA ethics code in your text, which of the principles mentioned would be important to keep in mind for your study?

assignment 9 HSM 410


Review the materials in this section on the Partnership Matrix. Think about the human service organization you are developing for this class and complete the following tasks: Identify one Grassroots Lobbying group and one Direct Lobbying group that is working to support the needs of your clients. Identify the Stage of the Life Cycle of Social Movements (Emergence, Coalescence, Bureaucratization, or Decline) that best describes the issues that need to be addressed with your clients.  Identify one way to use the Collaboration, Strategic Alliance, and Corporate Integration strategies of the Partnership Matrix to enhance the Advocacy work of your organizations.  Determine which approach from the Partnership Matrix would be the best fit for your organization. Explain your answer. 

Writing Standards: Your assignment should be between 250-325 words in length (typically, one to one and half double-spaced pages), not counting cover page, reference list page, appendices, figures, or tables. Your assignment should include a title page and a reference list page (if using references), and be completed in Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, with appropriate header, page numbers, one-inch margins, and meet all other requirements of APA Stylebook.  One reference is required. Please format them in the most current APA format.  Please refer to the rubric associated with this assignment for detailed guidance about expectations and grading.  Please submit this assignment through Assignments in D2L by 11:59PM Central Time on Sunday.

In this course all your written assignments are expected to use APA Formatting and citation. 

respond by 10:00pm tonight 150 words

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The assessment I chose for future assignments is the Dean Woodcock Neuropsychological Battery. Reliability for this assessment was found to range from “.45 – 1.00” with a median of .85. Dean & Woodcock (2003) note that these finding suggest an “adequate to excellent rater agreement” for most tests included in the Dean Woodcock Neuropsychological Battery.

The authors note that reliability data is limited for this assessment, particularly with respect to its interview and emotional status exam. Dean and Woodcock also touch on the fact that validity is also limited in this assessment because of its relatively recent release. Because of this there have been few validation studies conducted, and future research needs to be obtained so as to establish stronger reliability and validity with more generalized groups of individuals.


Dean, R. S., & Woodcock, R. W. (2003). Dean-Woodcock Neuropsychological Battery. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.library.capella.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mmt&AN=test.2851&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Research and Critique a Qualitative Study


Prior to beginning work on this assignment, be sure to have read all the required resources for the week.

Locate a peer-reviewed qualitative research study in the Ashford University Library on the topic you chose in Week One for your Final Research Proposal. You may choose to use a qualitative study that was included in the literature review you used in the Week One assignment by searching the reference list for qualitative research studies on the topic. It is also acceptable to utilize a qualitative research study on your topic that was not included in your literature review.

Once you have located an appropriate qualitative study, identify the specific qualitative research design used. Summarize the main points of the study including information on the research question, sampling strategy, research design, data analysis method(s), findings, and conclusion(s). Evaluate the published qualitative research study focusing on and identifying the researcher’s paradigm or worldview and any evidence of reflexivity described in the report. Explain whether or not potential biases were adequately addressed by the researchers. Describe how the researchers applied ethical principles in the research study.

The Research and Critique a Qualitative Study Must be three double-spaced pages in length