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What kinds of psychological interventions would be appropriate in this case?

CASE STUDY: Read and answer questions on the following case study.
Mr. Science
Mr. Science is a 61 year old science teacher who became very fearful during the first semester of the new academic year. Over the next few months he lost interest in his hobbies, stopped reading and had difficulty doing computations or taking care of his finances. He even got lost driving to his school one morning. He began writing notes to himself to avoid forgetting things. Abruptly he retired from work and did not even consult his wife. He became stubborn and irritable and needed help in shaving and dressing. When he was examined 6 years after the first symptoms developed, he was alert, cooperative, but disoriented to time. He could not recall the names of 4 or 5 objects after 5 minutes and was unable to remember his college, his major and thought that Kennedy was president in 1978. His speech was fluent, but he had word finding problems. He called a cup a vase and the rims of glasses as “holders.” He did math poorly and could not copy a cube or draw a house. His interpretations of proverbs were concrete and had no insight into his problems. Lab tests were all negative. CAT scan showed cortical atrophy.
Questions:
1. What is his diagnosis?
2. What are the symptoms that helped you make this diagnosis? What diagnostic criteria do they relate to?
3. What are two other possible diagnoses and why did you not choose them?
4. What kinds of psychological interventions would be appropriate in this case?
5. What is his prognosis?

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What should parents do when children complain that they are trapped in a gender they do not belong?

Marriage and the Family
DISCUSSION
What should parents do when children complain that they are trapped in a gender they do not belong?
At Least 175 words.
All discussions must be created in a narrative format. Bullet points and lists are unacceptable unless the bullet points and lists are followed by a detailed description or explanation that follows the narrative structure.
APA Format.
https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=51278
Chapter 3 Our Gendered Identity
Course Materials: Lamanna, Mary Ann and Agnes Riedmann. Marriages and Families, 13th ed. Cengage, 2018.ISBN: 978-128573697-6

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What is required to “turn back time” on the physical changes

Answer one of the discussion questions below in your post.  Your post should be at least 250 words. Integrate your views with those of the textbook and the optional articles or other sources you find; use APA-style citations.
Facing Physical Change. This chapter outlines the many physical age-related changes that all adults face as they mature. Name two specific changes, each in a different area, that concern you (for example, male or female pattern hair loss may be a change in appearance that you dread, or losing smell and taste may be a change in sensation and perception may seem particularly sad). When do you anticipate these changes? Will they be inevitable or are there things you can do about them?
The Price of Appearing Youthful. In some cultures, retaining the appearance of youth is given high priority. However, it comes at a cost. Think of a celebrity or athlete who is championed for a youthful appearance or unexpected strength in midlife. What is required to “turn back time” on the physical changes discussed in this chapter?

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Explain the difference between habit behaviors and behaviors controlled by social reinforcers.

Based on interviews with Annie’s parents and direct observation in Annie’s home and school, the first behavior to target is skin picking.  When Annie picks her skin, she uses the forefinger of one hand to scratch and dig at the skin of her arms and legs.  She has only been observed to pick at the skin on her arms and legs.  The behavior occurs mostly during down times: while waiting, while watching television, while in her bedroom alone.  A brief functional analysis was conducted and revealed that skin picking never occurred during attention, escape, or tangible conditions.  The behavior only occurred during alone conditions.
The second issue of concern identified by the parents and confirmed via observation is Annie’s lack of functional speech.  After consulting with Annie’s speech pathologist, it was determined that Annie is capable of vocal speech.  She echoes simple words spoken by others and has a strong echoic repertoire of one-syllable words.  She does not currently use vocal speech to get her needs and wants met or to identify things in her environment.  During the observation, there were multiple occurrences of Annie pulling her mother and father into the kitchen and pointing at the refrigerator.  If her parents did not guess what she wanted in the first or second try, Annie would jump up and down and start screaming, getting louder and louder until her parents guessed correctly.  This episode went on for as long as 10-15 minutes.  The episodes ended only when her parents correctly guessed the item she wanted.
Her parents report that Annie’s favorite foods are pretzels, raisins, cheese crackers, apples, and grapes. They said that they can get her to “do almost anything” for some grapes.  She also likes to drink chocolate milk and apple juice.  For fun, she plays with toys and watches television.  Her favorite toys are little animals and little dolls (she collects them), tiny furniture.  Her parents report that Annie loves “tiny” things.  When she watches television, she usually watches Teen Titans Go or Littlest Pet Shop.  She has an iPad her parents control her access to.  She sometimes watches YouTube videos on her iPad.  She also enjoys swimming and swinging outside.
Referral
Parent/Guardian Name(s): Juan and Maria Rodriguez
Client name: Annabelle “Annie” Rodriguez
Client Age: 7 Gender: Female
Current diagnoses: Moderate Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, GERD
Brief description of behaviors of concern: Annie’s most frequent and most worrisome behavior is skin picking.  She picks at her skin using her fingers and creates open sores on her arms and legs.  At any given time, she has several open sores on her body.  This has led to skin infections in the past.  She often does this when she is watching television or alone in her room.
The second concern is her lack of speech.  She is able to repeat words she hears others say, but does not initiate communication on her own.  If she gets frustrated, she will jump up and down and scream until someone figures out what it is she wants.  She usually leads people around the house and points at things if she wants something.  It is getting harder and harder to understand what she wants.
Assessment for the behaviors identified in the referral (See Referral Formhttps://kapextmediassl-a.akamaihd.net/artsSCi/PS365/PS365_1807D/PS365_ReferralForm.docx  and Brief Summary of the Functional Behavior Assessment (https://kapextmediassl-a.akamaihd.net/artsSCi/PS365/PS365_1807D/PS365_BriefSummaryFBA.docx)
You are ready to begin your intervention plan, but you need to get the parents’ approval first. In a meeting with the parents, you describe your behavior intervention plan and provide a rationale for your intervention choices.
Question
Behavior Excess for Decrease: Skin Picking
Operationally Define the target behavior by writing a 1–2 sentence that meets all of the following criteria:

Observable
Passes the “Dead Man’s” test and the “stranger” test
Uses no labels or hypothetical constructs

Include examples.
Explain how you plan to implement all four components of habit reversal with Annie. Include a specific competing response.
Explain why you expect this procedure to be effective, including a description of the applicable behavioral principles that explain why habit procedures work to reduce habit behaviors.
Including a description of the applicable behavioral principles that explain why habit procedures work to reduce habit behaviors.
Question
Behavior Deficits for Increase: The Mand and the Tact
Begin by explaining to the parents the difference between the behavioral view of language and the cognitive view of language.
Accurately represent the behavioral view of how language is learned.
Define the two verbal operants you plan to teach, i.e., the mand and the tact.
Clearly differentiate between the two by providing examples for the parents. Your definitions should include the controlling antecedents and consequences for each verbal operant.
Identify which verbal operant you will teach first and explain your rationale for this choice.
Explain your procedures for teaching each verbal operant. Include details of what a typical teaching session would look like.

In your description of how you will teach a mand, identify:

A specific mand to teach
How you will set up the relevant motivating operation
A description of how you will use shaping to teach the new verbal operant
Include how you will prompt and differentially reinforce the mand (identifying the reinforcement to be used).
How you will fade your prompts

In your description of how you will teach a tact, identify:

A specific tact to teach
How you will set up the relevant discriminative stimuli
A description of how you will use shaping to teach the new verbal operant
Include how you will prompt and differentially reinforce the tact (identifying the reinforcement to be used).
How you will fade your prompts

Reference
Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2019). Applied Behavior Analysis (3rd ed.). Pearson Education (US). https://purdueuniversityglobal.vitalsource.com/books/9780134798769

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Assess the relative strength and shortcomings of the resiliency theory approach

Chapter 11 of the course textbook covers cultural, cognitive, personality, and identity issues of the developmental stage of emerging adulthood, as does this week’s required article by Smith-Osborne (2007), which presents a historical perspective on two developmental theories, with a focus on resiliency theory.
In your initial post to this discussion, address each of the following items:
1) Identify and cite two peer-reviewed articles that analyze similar issues or cases relating to emerging adulthood from the perspectives of lifespan theory and resiliency theory, respectively.
2) Briefly summarize the theses, methods, and results of each study, identifying the similarities and differences between the two approaches.
3) Assess the relative strength and shortcomings of the resiliency theory approach vis a vis a lifespan theory approach with reference to specific cases or examples.
4) Reflect on what the two studies reveal about the cognitive and personality issues of emerging adulthood discussed in your articles.

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An outline of your literature review

Cover page
A literature gap: A description of the gap that you identified in the literature (Week 4)
An annotated bibliography of all 10 articles (Weeks 6–8)
An outline of your literature review (Week 9)
An overview of relevant theories (Identify theories that are referred to in your literature and provide a one-page description of one theory.) (Week 10)
References for any articles you cited (outside of the annotated bibliography)

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How have psychological contributions to treating physical disorders changed the psychologist’s role in interdisciplinary settings?

How have psychological contributions to treating physical disorders changed the psychologist’s role in interdisciplinary settings? What are the implications for the role of psychologists in the future?

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Who do you believe was more influential in establishing the American political system in the 1790s?

Analyze the early leaders of the New Republic and their impact on the development of our government. Who do you believe was more influential in establishing the American political system in the 1790s?
George Washington
John Adams
James Madison
Alexander Hamilton
Thomas Jefferson
In your original post, ensure you are providing detailed and analyzed support for your position. Your answer needs to be more than a summary of the individual’s accomplishments. Explain what sets them apart from the others and why. When responding to classmates, include additional information for why you agree with their position or information explaining why you do not agree with their position. Make sure to provide cited information to support your position. All work must be in APA format.

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Define what you mean by dispositional or situational

Instructions: Answer the following six questions about a discussion you have with your friends or family. Make sure you answer ALL questions thoroughly. As a good rule of thumb, 1 sentence per point is a good start. So, for a 9 point question, 9 sentences is a good goal.
Briefly describe the setting. How many people are in this conversation? How many are male/female? Are they friends, family or coworkers etc.? IMPORTANT: Make sure to tell me who the person NOT PRESENT is. You can provide their name, an alias, or a brief description (boyfriend, cousin, co-worker, etc.). The people / person(s) present should be discussing the person who is absent, so I need a little info about both – (9 points)
Describe the event you were discussing that led your friend(s) to make attributions (if there are many events, just focus on one). (9 points)
Does your conversation partner(s) seem to be making dispositional or situational attributions? First, define what you mean by dispositional or situational (what does it mean!). Second, describe their actual attribution in detail. That is, how did they describe the behavior of this missing person? Third, tell me WHY you think it was dispositional or situational. (9 points). This is an important one worth 9 points, so be specific!
What happens when you suggest an alternative attribution (they are focused on dispositional attribution, and you suggest a situational attribution, or vice versa)? For this one, I want to know what specific attribution you suggested, so make sure to highlight your own suggestion in your answer (9 points)
What kinds of “proof” do they offer to support their attribution? You can cheat a bit here and point out some similar items from #3 and #4 above, but only if they use it as proof. (9 points)
Now tell them about the assignment, and see if they agree or disagree with your insights. Make sure to explain the concepts of dispositional and situational attributions to them. Do they think they tend to engage in one or the other more often? Why? (5 points)

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Research the major motivational theories, and select 3 theories to examine, analyze, and discuss.

Organizational leaders must understand how to motivate employees in a variety of means (both extrinsic and intrinsic). Research the major motivational theories, and select 3 theories to examine, analyze, and discuss.
For each of the motivational theories, concentrate on the following:
Briefly describe each theory (history, foundation, model, and application).
Discuss the strength and weakness of each theory.
Explain options and strategies that an organization can utilize to apply this theory to motivate employees.
Select 1 theory to implement.
Develop a specific method for implementation explaining your rationale for the selection of this theory and your proposed implementation design.