Observing the Physical Context

Observing the Physical Context

A person’s physical environment has a direct influence on his or her behavior. Individuals interpret the interaction between the physical environment and behavior in a multitude of ways. For example, built environments are man-made environments and these environments can be structured to promote health. Research has shown that people tend to favor elements of the natural environment; therefore, it is important to include elements such as sunlight, water features, and plants when building a health-promoting environment. Stimulation, control, and behavior-setting theories attempt to provide additional context to the relationship between the physical environment and human behavior.

Tasks:

Using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, explore these concepts and respond to the following:

  • Choose a public place to go and observe the environment for thirty minutes. Be sure to consider all the built environment features and key concepts (such as accessibility, activity, adaptability, comfort, and control) used to describe the relationship between the physical environment and behavior. Share your observations.
  • Observe the individual or group responses to the observed environment. Share your observations.
  • Using a minimum of five of the key concepts, discuss how your behavior was affected by the observed physical environment. For example, was the environment comfortable and accessible?
  • Discuss how understanding your behavior may influence how you interact with others.

Submission Details:

  • By the due date assigned, post your responses to this Discussion Area in a minimum of 300 words. Your response should rely upon at least two sources from professional literature. This may include the Argosy University online library resources, relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, or .gov). Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA f
 
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Kelsey Washburn

YesterdayNov 1 at 8:53pmManage Discussion Entry

When I went to the cite, I first selected the Explore Careers section and saw that there were assessments available; since I am currently also taking psychometrics: test and measurements, I was interested in this feature (careeronestop, n.d.). I took the interest assessment first and it gave me 78 total results and listed 53 of those as the ‘best match’ (careeronestop, n.d.). I found that this was not very helpful overall because they ranged from entry level jobs to doctoral level and included architecture teachers, psychologist, and tour guides (careeronestop, n.d.). I like that this feature allows you to see so many career options, including those you hadn’t considered, but at the same time it could overwhelm someone who is looking there for help.

When searching the Find Training section, I did run into some problems but also found useful information (careeronestop, n.d.). I tried to find trainings or programs near me that were about autism or applied behavioral analysis but there were no results. I generalized to psychology and only colleges and their 4 year programs populated (careeronestop, n.d.). However, there was a professional development option and when I searched ABA it did recommend some very legitimate organizations relating to behavior therapy and autism (careeronestop, n.d.).

I went to the salary information page and was very disappointed (careeronestop, n.d.). I tried looking up autism, registered behavioral technician, behavior technician, positive behavior support specialist, and behavior with no avail. It appears they have no information on what I do now, RBT, or what I will do when I graduate, PBSS. I finally just generalized to psychologist in the salary search. This brought up a chart that listed what the top psychologist make, the middle, and the lowest (careeronestop, n.d.). This listed as psychologist all other, it did not differentiate on type, specialty, or where they work and it also listed the statistic as the entire U.S., not by state or region (careeronestop, n.d.).

Overall, I was not very impressed with the website (careeronestop, n.d.). I felt that there was a lot, and I mean almost too much, information that was too broad, not enough specifics or details. I felt that they touched on the topic of jobs in the lightest sense but did not delve into the specialties of the field. I feel that so much broad information and lacking in specifics could confuse someone searching for employment or career guidance even more. Even though I am a big proponent for doing almost everything online, I feel that for a lot of people having a person help sort through and weed out some options and making suggestions could be a big help. Even though careeronestop has a lot of information and helpful aspects, I really feel that O’NET or the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook are much more helpful when it comes to getting information on careers.

Career One Stop. (n.d.). Your source for career exploration, training, & jobs. Retrieved from:

http://www.careeronestop.org/

O’NET OnLine. (n.d.). O’NET online. Retrieved from: https://www.onetonline.org/

Bureau of Labor Statistics. (n.d.). Occupational outlook handbook. Retrieved from:

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

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  • Britni Edwards
    6:24pmNov 2 at 6:24pmManage Discussion EntryNiles and Harris-Bowlsbey (2017) explain that one-stop career centers have many advantages. For example, individuals can create and continuously add to their E-portfolios where resumes and other important career-related documents can be sent to potential employers (2017). Another advantage of online one-stop career centers is that the database can be frequently and easily updated to reflect changes in career information (2017).
    Using the Career One Stop (2017) I researched the occupation of vocational counselor. Career One Stop (2017) has an Occupation Profile for each career listed on the website. The Occupation Profiles consist of descriptions, videos, outlooks, projected employment, wages, education and experience, knowledge, activities, skills, abilities, and related occupations (2017). I was extremely interested in the career video; however, it seemed very outdated and was not interesting to watch. The skills and abilities sections were quite vague, but the knowledge and activities sections provided in-depth information that was relatively informative and answered a few questions I still had. I appreciated the information provided in the projected employment section, but the one sentence provided in the job outlook section was not helpful. I think the information regarding training in local areas was especially helpful, in addition to the license information and requirements that are posted. I believe that the interview and negotiation sections on the website would be extremely helpful for those searching for their first career or those changing career fields and would like to be better prepared for interviews.References
    Niles, S. G., & Harris-Bowlsbey, J. E. (2017). Career development interventions (5th ed.). London, England: Pearson.
    U.S. Department of Labor, Career One Stop. (2017). Retrieved from http://www.careeronestop.org/Links to an external site.
 
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Process Improvement Project, Quality tools assignments
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Process Improvement Project, Quality tools assignments
I need help with the charts with the attached collected data.
Pareto chart • Statistics • Proper variations, variation frequency, cumulative percentage
Cause and Effect chart • Address cause, not symptom. Analysis • Identify and discuss the root causes of your variations from the C&E chart
• Histogram
• Control Chart
• One chart with two sections
• Upper and lower bounds
• Upper bound = average + standard deviation
• Lower bound = average – standard deviation
• Analyze and discuss the control chart
Charts & Diagrams
Pareto chart
Ishikawa

 
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Topic: Culture and Public Policy
Order Description
Please feel free to write about one only of the question below:
1- Is there a clash of civilizations?
OR
2- Is African culture responsible for African poverty?
-In your essay you are expected to construct an argument that answers the question.
What academic assessors look for in a student’s essay is evidence of your understanding of the issues that the question raises. This is gauged by the quality of your argument. A good argument is one that shows evidence of independent thought and of wide reading. It shows that the student has sought to answer the question by thinking about what it means and what it requires of them, reading widely on the topic and constructing an argument rather than simply presenting information piecemeal or undigested. It is also one in which the claims made are supported by evidence. Typically students will cite the various authors whose work they read in their essay. You need to cite the sources of any information that you use in the essay. Include Marking matrix (if used) -Please make sure you cover • Depth of research • Relevance of material cited • Readability and grammar • Correct spelling and punctuation • Appropriate citation and referencing • Depth of analysis • Originality • Strength of argument • Understanding of issues • Theoretical and conceptual knowledge • Use of evidence • Clear identification of issues • Clear structure • Integration of evidence, synthesis • Logical development of an answer • Appropriate contextualization • Appropriate citation and referencing
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Social Psychology Project

Social Psychology Project 

Spring 2017 | Craig Fredin

This handout helps explain your class project. Your task is to develop a creative project that demonstrates/comments on one of the social psychological phenomena we have covered in class (attitudes, attitude change, conformity, obedience, compliance). I encourage to you to scan through the chapters and explore different social theories, concepts, famous experiments, etc. Find some area of social psychology you have an interest in and further explore that area (i.e. Milgram’s experiment, cognitive dissonance, implicit bias, altruism, Prisoner’s Dilemma, etc). Projects that bring together multiple phenomena are especially encouraged.

You should use any artistic medium you wish (photography, video, graphic design, prose, poetry, electronic art/design, visual art, etc). The goal is to have you merge your creative side with your scholarly side and integrate social psychology into your everyday life.

PROPOSAL (Due 2/12): Post/submit in the “Project Proposal” area of canvas a 1-2 page paper describing your project in detail. Address the medium you will be using, the phenomena you will be examining and the general concept of the project. You may submit your proposal early to get a jump start on the project. 

I will be keeping track of your progress via gentle prying, prodding and nagging. Please make a good effort to begin your work early. Contact me with any questions, comments or concerns.

FINAL PROJECT (Due 4/3): Final projects must be submitted before or on this date by 11:59pm. Projects submitted late will be docked 10 points; projects not handed in before April 10th will be given a 0.

Grading Breakdown: 

Portion Criteria Point Value 

Proposal: Is it in on time? How thought out is it? 10pts

Creativity:  How innovative and creative is it? 10pts

Topic: Is this a topic that is appropriate to Social Psychology / this course?   Were multiple topics integrated? 20pts

Accuracy: Does your project accurately depict the psychological    phenomenon you chose?  30pts

Appearance: Is it presented nicely / well put-together? 5pts

OVERALL: 75pt

Sample Acceptable / Unacceptable Project Ideas:

These are simply guidelines. The general idea is that, no matter what specific type of project you are doing, its main focus must be on social psychology. It must be clear that you are meeting the goals of the project listed on the previous page.

Acceptable: 

Create an online scrapbook of 15-20 advertisements that use specific influence techniques and describe exactly how they use them. Or, create your own advertising campaign that employs influence/attitude change techniques. Or write a play wherein the characters are affected by some social psychological phenomenon.

Unacceptable: 

Pictures of yourself reading the textbook

Projects that are irrelevant to social psychology

Projects in poor taste (e.g. extremely violent or obscene material)

Projects that involve breaking the law, cheating, harming others, or placing others at ri

More ideas will be posted in the next week. Contact Instructor with ideas to discuss. Remember, you must get approval for your topic by instructor and the project proposal must be completed before due day/time before proceeding with project.

 
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Proactive Law Enforcement Issues and Best Practices
Part 1
Every Police Department has their own unique style for their method of policing. There are characteristics that will distinguish a proactive department. When a department transitions to a different form of policing priorities need to be categorized in order of importance. In every change there will be obstacles that must be overcome. There are benefits that can be associated with change. Although there are different styles of policing, transitioning to a different style will depend on the leadership.The current form of policing is reactive. Which is similar to the saying “close the barn doors the cows are out,” attempting to fix a problem after the fact. They arrive at a crime scene and take down the necessary information and do the required paperwork and pass it up the ladder. Traditional reactive policing is defined “as enforcing and upholding the law” and excludes the opinion of the public in forming objectives and goals (MacDonald, 1980). The proactive department allows officers to take the initiative and act on their own. This is accomplished by collecting information and watching high crime areas. With the information gathered, the police can develop strategies to suppress crime. The proactive department goals have to be considered by the effect they will have on the community and public opinion can also have an effect on the goals (Policing styles: reactive versus proactive policing, 2013). Proactive policing is not only concentrating patrols in crime target areas, but listening to the concerns of the community. This can be accomplished through community programs, which there are many, such as Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), neighborhood watch and tip lines. To change from a reactive to a proactive police force changes must be made. The priority would be focused within the department. The biggest challenge in every department is the “recruitment, hiring and retention” of officers. Proactive policing is a philosophy that all officers must embrace to be effective. In the recruitment arena there may be a lack of qualified applicants. Hiring the right person will take time after all the checks, and in that time the applicant may find other employment. Retention is a huge factor. Officers may get fed up with aspects of the department, or find higher paying departments to go to. As the age of the officer increases, their focus changes to retirement, and just making to that day. The officers need to be empowered to take the initiative. Supervisors need to be held accountable for particular neighborhoods. There must be additional training. The leadership at all levels would have to embrace proactive policing and take an active role in training and implementation of the change (Diamond & Mead Weiss, 2009).The biggest hurdle that has to be overcome is implementing the change. When making such a change the organizational culture will change (Hess & Orthmann, 2012). The second greatest impediment to implementing a proactive style of policing is the unions. In a way the union will have a major influence in how the officers work. In fact the New York City Police (NYPD) was informed by their union, not to respond to calls “for crimes that aren’t occurring right in front of them.” This was due to new laws concerning discrimination and making the process easier for law suits (Chumley, 2013). There are benefits for proactive policing. The crime rate will drop, and there will be more cooperation between police and the community. There would be more respect towards the police and more interaction within the community. The community will feel safer when there is a visible police presence. This will aid the police in establishing a higher level of trust, which is a two-way street. Trust cannot be one-sided.Even though proactive policing is necessary and the advantages outweigh the impediments. There has to be commitment on all levels of the department including the union to achieve the goal. The goals of the community have to dovetail with the goals of the department. The recruitment, hiring, and retention of officers will determine the future of proactive policing.
By William Em
Part 2
In the 21st century we have seen decline in crime compare to the way crime was in the 80’s and 90’s but that still does not mean that we do not have no crime at all. This is why society is still demanding that law enforcement do not be satisfied with just that but figure out more ways to preventing crimes such as drug dealing in certain neighborhoods, gang activities, and robberies/burglaries. The communities want police agencies to become more proactive then reactive. They want police officers to become more indulge in their communities that need support not only when something happens and they get a call from dispatch but when they are not at a call as well. (MacDonald, 1980).The presents of police officers doing routine circulation of these neighborhoods known as the high crime zone areas will make the people of these communities feel safer and the criminals would now know they have to be twice as more discreet or move to another neighborhood. This is also known as police officers acting on their own initiative. Furthermore, these police agencies need to become more involved with the citizens by hearing their concerns and arranging meetings in schools, or other places to educate them how they can help law enforcement as well in reducing crime in their respective neighborhoods. (Keller, 2013). This will now built a bond between the community members and law enforcement officers and will show citizens that these agencies do want to make a difference. This will not only built a strong bond but will also build the trust back within the communities in need of these officers. (Morreale, 2004). When thinking of converting from a reactive form of policing to one that is more proactive my priorities will be to form a strong bond with the community. For instance, instead of police officers using the traditional way of reactive policing where they just come to the scene after the crime has already been committed, why not do more routine patrol even when there is no call from dispatch. I want my officers to become more proactive by setting up meetings with community leaders and start programs such as neighborhood watch which allows the citizens to report any suspicious activities that may be occurring during the times police of not in the area. (Keller, 2013).For example, if a neighborhood watchman sees people who are posted at a local grocery store and they could potentially are selling drugs or someone looking into windows of apartments or houses he or she can call police and preventing the crime. That is how we start to reverse the reactive policing to the proactive policing but first and foremost there has to be trust between the law enforcement officers and the community members or there is no foundation to work on. (Morreale, 2004). One of the things I see as the greatest impediment to implementing a proactive style of policing is continuing to keep the faith and trust from the community members. If you do not have that then what is the point of the proactive policing then. Police agencies have to be aware that the community trust in them is the biggest priority they have to remember. Also staying on top of these areas that are crime prone is another thing. Police agencies cannot show the community that this will be something that they will just do until things get better and then move on, they have to show the community members that they will continue to show their presents in these areas for good. MacDonald, 1980). One of the great benefits that I see when implementing a proactive style of policing is the fact that people in the community will now trust that the police officers will be doing a better job in trying to make their community a safer environment for them and their children. There is no greater benefit for a police agency to know that its communities are working with them in the same fight against crime instead of them just remaining silent and wanting to assist police with solving crimes. (Keller, 2013).
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Topic: Response paper
Order Description
Write a short response paper (2 to 3 pages, double spaced, 12 point font) on any one of the following three documentaries available on ICON (under the ‘contents’ tab). For your chosen documentary, analyze what it reveals about the particular genre or style of music that it is about, and what it tells us about socio-cultural context in which that particular genre is or was performed. Use at least two primary sources (i.e. not lectures/ powerpoints) from the syllabus in your analysis of the documentary, relating the documentary to your chosen references.

 
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Prevention Strategies

No plagiarsim

In text-citations(in slides and speaker notes)

8-10 slides

Attached Case Study

Add pictures to slides

Be brief on information in slides and utilize speaker note section with an explanantion

Use DSM

Follow instructions posted with assignment below:

 

Assignment 1: LASA 2—Prevention Strategies

Treatment programs cannot always be 100% effective, and  many substance abusers relapse into drug abuse after days, months, or  even years of sobriety. With the marginal success of treatment programs,  it is even more important that people never start using drugs. As such,  prevention strategies are of utmost importance.

 

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Review the case study. Using your module readings and the Argosy  University online library resources, research methods of increasing  awareness about substance abuse and dependence.

Develop a PowerPoint presentation including the following:

Identify and describe two prevention strategies.

Explain ways of determining whether loved ones have a problem with  drugs using the current DSM characteristics of substance use disorders.

Address the effectiveness of current treatment strategies in the United States.

Explain polysubstance abuse.

Address the possible treatment options and treatment difficulties for someone who is dependent on two substances.

Develop an 8–10-slide presentation (complete with speakers notes) in  PowerPoint format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Be sure  to include a title slide and a list of references. Use the following  file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.ppt. 

By the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area .

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria   Maximum Points

Identified and described 2 prevention strategies  60

Explained  ways of determining whether loved ones have a problem with drugs using  the current DSM characteristics of substance use disorders  52

Address the effectiveness of current treatment strategies in the United States  56    Explained polysubstance abuse.  20

Addressed the possible treatment options and treatment difficulties for someone who has dependence on two substances  48

Style (8 points): Tone, audience, and word choice

Organization (16 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion

Usage and Mechanics (16 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure

APA Elements (24 points): Attribution, paraphrasing, quotation  64

 
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Psychology Critical Thinking Essay On Spanking

Use the GCU library or other academic datatbase to locate two peer-reviewed articles on your chosen topic. The articles should argue opposite sides of the controversy.

In 1,250-1,500 words:

  1. Briefly explain the claims of both articles as well as the background of the controversy and how it became controversial. Including how historical perspectives and theories add to the controversy.
  2. Examine the evidence given in the articles and explain which article creates a stronger argument.
  3. Identify any logic fallacies that exist in both and explain what makes them logic fallacies (For a list of logical fallacies, follow this link https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/659/03/).
  4. Describe why the article’s argument is stronger than the other. Give examples from both. Include how current perspectives and theories support your rationale.
  5. Describe how the controversy you chose is applicable and significant to the world.

Use five to six scholarly references to support your claims.

 
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