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Introduction

Pop psychology is a design that bases its information on the science of psychology. This idea captures the attention of the general public. Pop psychology gains popularity among the public in general. Pop psychology is also a theory concerning human behavior and mental life.  Empirical research is any type of exploring that uses empirical evidence to conclude its research findings. An empirical investigation has evidence; hence it is verifiable. Empirical research uses qualitative and quantitative methods of collecting data.

What is the best tool for managing Anxiety? Is seeking professional help your best choice, or is self-managing tools your best recourse? Anxiety is a feeling that causes an individual to worry and be nervous about something, worry about an event, or uncertainty.

According to the pop psychology research article, Getting Better My Way: Feasibility Study of a Self-Management Support Tool for People with Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Self-management support (SMS) is an essential component of the Chronic Care Model, but has only recently received attention in the mental health field. SMS is not a treatment but an adjunct to treatment that aims to give people more power over the illness and an active role in maintaining good mental health and preventing new episodes (Houle et al., 2019). Getting better my way focuses on any person living with challenges related to anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorders.

According to the empirical research article on three management anxiety, Anxiety management is by a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). This program has been developed based on consumer experience and is co-delivered by peers and professionals. WRAP is an intensive 8-week program that is highly structured, which could be easily implemented in specific care settings and still provide positive outcomes (Rosenberg, 2020). Although there were numerous studies done, the main objective of the tasks was to evaluate the acceptability to see if the new tools were considered a suitable and satisfying tool in managing anxiety.

The information in both articles is significant in assisting individuals in solving psychological problems of dealing with anxiety (Buller, 2009). However, it is difficult for the public to distinguish between a pop psychology article that uses facts and a pop psychological article that uses creativity. Pop psychology articles are popular, and the populace believes in them because they support their information using previous knowledge and discoveries. 

Empirical research articles, on the other hand, gain credibility because they draw conclusions based on the evidence of the research. Empirical research aims at using facts and providing evidence of the research findings. A pop psychology article on getting better my way states that SMS is not a treatment but a way to improve psychological health and prevent new episodes. The article does not report on a successful consumer experience. It does not note the percentage of power over the illness that an individual is likely to acquire. It also does not give evidence of preventing new episodes and to what percentage.

 Practical research article about the excellent recovery action plan, reports about knowledge based on the consumer’s experience. Empirical research articles report information that has been proved based on research evidence. For instance, WRAP is a highly structured eight intensive week program. It also gives evidence that the results are similar despite the setting. Pop psychology articles do not rely on research that requires facts and evidence; hence it is impossible to guarantee that SMS truly works and an individual is not guaranteed good mental health.

 The main goal of the practical research article is to write new information; hence it adds knowledge to earlier discoveries, for instance, WRAP reports on research findings that guarantee positive results. The primary purpose of a pop psychology article is to make money. In conclusion, Pop’s psychology article attempts to explain human thoughts discovered by other scientific authors, while empirical research reports new findings.

References

Buller, D. J. (2009). Four fallacies of pop evolutionary psychology. Scientific American, 300(1), 74-81.

Houle, J., Radziszewski, S., Labelle, P., Coulombe, S., Menear, M., Roberge, P., … & Cloutier, G. (2019). Getting better my way: Feasibility study of a self-management support tool for people with mood and anxiety disorders. Psychiatric rehabilitation journal, 42(2), 158.

Rosenberg, A. (2020) Wellness note: Three Mangement Anxiety Tools ITA Journal 48(4),

This is How You Lose Her, by

1: Men and women play many roles throughout this collection of short stories, but one unifying theme seems to be the toxicity of masculinity and the plight of the female in general (and of the Latina female specifically) within American culture. Look at the ways in which Díaz portrays men, manhood, manliness and masculinity, especially in relation to romantic entanglements. How do characters’ ideas about what it means to be a man affect the way they treat women? What does Díaz seem to be telling us about masculinity in America, or masculinity within Latino culture, or both? Try researching the Domincan Republic and masculinity within the Latino world (machismo). 

2: Think about the ways Díaz uses language: what does he accomplish through mixing Spanish and English? What kind of “register” do the narrators speak with? In what ways do formal and informal speech work together to build the themes explored in this work? What does it mean to be reading a book within the realm of American literature, but which utilizes supposedly foreign languages, references to pop culture and science fiction, and colloquial speech as driving stylistic forces? Why does Díaz do this? You might look into the history of Chicano literature for more information on mixing languages. 

Evaluate the application of current literature to clinical practice

n a 5- to 10-slide PowerPoint presentation, address the following:

Provide an overview of the article you selected.
What population is under consideration?
What was the specific intervention that was used? Is this a new intervention or one that was already used?
What were the author’s claims?
Explain the findings/outcomes of the study in the article. Include whether this will translate into practice with your own clients. If so, how? If not, why?
Explain whether the limitations of the study might impact your ability to use the findings/outcomes presented in the article. Support your position with evidence-based literature.
The presentation should be 5–10 slides, not including the title and reference slides. Include presenter notes (no more than ½ page per slide) and use tables and/or diagrams where appropriate. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from the article you selected. Support your approach with evidence-based literature.

Worldview Analysis and Personal Inventory

Worldview Analysis and Personal Inventory
Based on the required topic study materials, write a reflection about worldview and respond to following:
1. In 250-300 words, explain the Christian perspective of the nature of spirituality and ethics in contrast to the perspective of postmodern relativism within health care.
2. In 250-300 words, explain what scientism is and describe two of the main arguments against it.
3. In 750-1,000 words, answer each of the worldview questions according to your own personal perspective and worldview: (a) What is ultimate reality? (b) What is the nature of the universe? (c) What is a human being? (d) What is knowledge? (e) What is your basis of ethics? (f) What is the purpose of your existence?
Remember to support your reflection on the topic of study materials.

Nonverbal Communication

You are to write a 3 page paper (not including title, abstract and reference pages so a total of 6 pages) in proper APA format. For your paper, please take a look at the video and article presented in the lesson for Week 3 (I attached a link here also). Pay particular attention to the video and article, as you watch/read, take notes on some of the topics presented that interest you. This is a short paper, think of it as warm-up for your longer paper due in Week 7.  

Video: Non-Verbal Communication in the Global Marketplace

Article: The Puzzle of Non-Verbal Communication

Requirements this assignment:

Your paper should utilize appropriate course material: 

Article and/or Video from Week 3 

Supply Chain Management and Financial Plan

create two important elements of a financial plan: an Income Statement and Balance Sheet. You also are preparing an outline of a presentation of your business plan to potential investors or lenders.
Prepare a simple pro forma (projected) income statement and balance sheet for the first two years of operation, using income projections and incorporating an advertising plan.
Outline a plan for hiring and retaining competent, motivated employees for your business.
Prepare an outline for a “pitch,” i.e., a short 20-30 minute business plan presentation that will be made to lenders or investors.
Include at least two (2) references outside the textbook.
Choice of business: e-commerce customed design t-shirts.

Assess a company’s growth and create a swot analysis

Financial forecasting is the process of predicting what future financial statements will look like in order to determine what outside funds are needed to support the firm’s operations. The forecasting process allows a firm to express, and examine the consequences of, its goals and priorities. Proforma financial statements (i.e., projected future statements) are often required by banks as a prerequisite to consideration for a loan. They also provide a simple, yet highly effective way, to monitor performance in order to exercise effective financial control.

The principal driver in creating proforma statements is the sales forecast. A projected increase in sales will require additional assets. Those assets (i.e., increase in accounts on the left hand side of the balance sheet) must be paid for with corresponding increases in liabilities and equity (i.e., increases in accounts on the right hand side of the balance sheet). The percent of sales method is most often used to forecast future asset, liability accounts and equity. For this process, the direct financing accounts on the right hand side of the balance sheet (in particular, notes payable, long-term debt, preferred stock, and common equity are kept constant. The resulting difference between projected total assets and projected total liabilities and equity is the company’s future need for external funding. The growth rate in sales that results in the future need being zero is called the firm’s sustainable growth rate.

This mid-term assignment has three related parts:

Create proforma statements for your chosen company for next year.
Estimate the sustainable growth rate for your company.
Perform a SWOT analysis on your company, using lessons you have learned in weeks one through four concerning microeconomics, macroeconomic, financial analysis and financial forecasting.
Be sure your assignment includes the following details:

Part I:

Estimate the sales growth rate for the company for the next annual accounting period. Explain each step of your estimation process, similar to the process described in Higgins (2015).
Create proforma income statements and proforma balance sheets for your company for the next annual accounting period using the percent of sales method. Assume that all income accounts increase as a percent of sales, all asset accounts increase as a percent of sales, spontaneous liabilities increase as a percent of sales, and all financing accounts remain constant. The statements you create will be the initial round in order to determine external funding needed. Clearly identify what your statements indicate is the need for external funds for the next annual accounting period.
Part II:

Estimate the sustainable growth rate for your firm. Assume that all income accounts increase as a percent of sales, all asset accounts increase as a percent of sales, spontaneous liabilities increase as a percent of sales, and all financing accounts remain constant. Also assume that the company will pay the exact same dollar amount in dividends in the next annual accounting period that it paid during the most recent period. Be sure to describe all steps in the process and clearly indicate the growth rate (as a percentage) that you find.
Compare the sustainable growth rate you determined to the average annual growth rate in sales the company has had over the past 2 years. Is the average annual growth rate greater than or less than the sustainable growth rate? Assess this relationship.
Part III:

Conduct a SWOT analysis of your company. Use one of the many templates (tables) for SWOT that you can find online. Your SWOT analysis should include at least three entries for each element in the table. The entries should be some combination of microeconomic (related to demand for the product, cost functions, competition, etc.), macroeconomic (related to projected growth in the overall economy, inflation, unemployment, etc.), financial past (based on your analysis in week three), and projected financial future (based on your analysis in Week 4).
Write a one-paragraph description of each element in your SWOT table. Specifically indicate why you believe the chosen element is a Strength, Weakness, Opportunity or Threat.
Length: 8-10 pages, excluding title page and references

References: Include a minimum of three scholarly peer-reviewed resources.

Your report should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic

Personal Awareness of Issues-Business Ethics

*Identify several ethical issues in business that you are personally concerned about or that you think create serious problems in society.

*Why do you characterize these as ethical issues? *What ethical values or principles underlie each?

Constitutional Rights

Assignment 2: Constitutional Rights
Due Week 10 and worth 200 pointsThe constitutional rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights are most highly protected during the trial stage of a criminal proceeding. This is when the adversarial process, which characterizes the U.S. criminal justice process, is at its peak. Analyze and evaluate the steps which would bring an individual to trial beginning with the arrest phase of the process.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

Identify and discuss the four (4) elements of arrest.
Identify and discuss the four (4) requirements for search and seizure with a warrant.
Explain the various aspects of the plain view doctrine.
Compare and contrast the various means of identifying suspects.
Summarize the basic constitutional rights of the accused during trial.
Use at least four (4) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Critically debate the Constitutional safeguards of key Amendments with specific attention to the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments.
Explain and debate fundamental Supreme Court cases associated with criminal procedure.
Define and describe Constitutional laws and the court procedure.
Explain and debate fundamental Supreme Court cases associated with criminal procedure.

Stephen Collins

Case Study 3: Stephen Collins

Due Week 10 and worth 300 points

According to recent media reports, both the NYPD and the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department are currently investigating Stephen Collins, an actor most well-known for his role on the T.V. show 7th Heaven, for alleged taped confessions in which he admits to inappropriate conduct with three (3) minors. This information came to light during divorce proceedings of Collins from his estranged wife. In this case study, you will explore the role of the forensic psychologist and its application to a real world situation. You will also look at the ethical dilemmas a mental health professional can face when dealing with the legal system.

Review the following articles regarding the Stephen Collins case:

“Stephen Collins’ wife alleges he had ‘secret life’ in court docs: ‘I believe there are other victims’”, located at http://www.cbsnews.com/news/stephen-collins-wife-alleges-he-had-secret-life-in-court-docs-i-believe-there-are-other-victims/
“A Guide to Psychology and its Practice: Confidentiality”, located at http://www.guidetopsychology.com/confid.htm
Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

Determine whether or not the release of the taped therapy sessions violates the American Psychological Association’s Code of Ethics (refer to Table 12.1 in chapter 12 of the text). Next, discuss the likelihood of a lawsuit against the therapist and the media outlet that released the recording. Provide a rationale to support your position.
Review the roles of the forensic psychologist as outlined in chapter 12 of your text. Next, select one (1) of the roles that you believe a forensic psychologist must play during the trial, if criminal charges against Collins are filed. Ascertain the importance of the role that you selected and suggest the main actions that the forensic psychologist must take in order to play the role that you selected.
Discuss one (1) regulation that you feel the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) should make regarding the practice of recording patient therapy sessions in order to balance protecting the public with protecting patient privacy. Provide a rationale for your response.
Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar type Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Demonstrate basic knowledge of the different elements and aspects of forensic psychology.
Brief and debate historic cases associated with mental health and forensic psychology.
Debate major ethical dilemmas facing mental health professionals.
Use technology and information resources to research issues related to forensic psychology.
Write clearly and concisely about topics related to forensic psychology using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

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