Deliverable 6 – Making Contacts for the Future

Deliverable 6 – Making Contacts for the Future

Assignment Content

  1. Competency
    Design a personal plan to use social media to benefit the student both personally and professionally as well as minimize online mistakes and their impact.

    Student Success Criteria
    View the grading rubric for this deliverable by selecting the “This item is graded with a rubric” link, which is located in the Details & Information pane.

    Instructions
    Regardless of the career that you pursue or are currently pursuing, it is likely that the action of securing the resource of friends and professional acquaintances will be as valuable as any other action you could take.

    Part 1:
    First, take some time to reflect on your career and/or future career. If this includes more than one career path, then focus on the one that you are most concerned with in the long term. This might include working in a specific field, starting a business, or any other pursuit you are currently working on or plan to work on in the future. The choice behind the pursuit you will focus on is a personal choice.

    Write two pages on why this particular career and/or pursuit is your choice. Reflecting on the why behind your wish to achieve a goal will help to make it feel more tangible to you. This exercise of reflection should serve to remind you of your motivation and will be a good thing to refer back to if your motivation ever gets low. The “why” behind a pursuit is oftentimes more important than the “how” of a pursuit. If you have a strong enough “why,” you will find the “how.”

    Part 2:
    For the second part of this assignment, make a list of the types of people that could help you in your career and why those people would be good contacts to have. This list should be general in nature, meaning you should list professions or names of positions within companies rather than specific names.

    You should list general fields or positions like accountants, attorneys, marketing managers, CEOs, etc., rather than any specific names. Be sure to list at least five professions or types of people.

    Part 3:
    Next, consider which social media platforms you could use to make personal contacts that could help you in your pursuit along with why and how you could use each. Ensure that the platform and your use of it line up with the specifics behind your chosen future goal.

    Describe at least three different platforms you could use, along with why you would use it, and how you would use it for each of the three.

    • Platform #
    • Why?
    • How?
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    • Why?
    • How?
    • Platform #
    • Why?
    • How?
    • Part 4:
      Finally, put all of this together and take action. The next part of this assignment is where you can make a big difference in your grade as well as in your real life pursuit of a goal!

      Reach out through the avenue of social media and make contact with three people that you do not currently know. Describe who you contacted and why (you do not need to give their specific name). Explain how you went about contacting them. Contacting someone that works in the same field as you or the same field you intend to work in should be relatively easy as long as you take a professional approach. Speculate over how this new contact might be helpful to you in the future. If you are not currently using social media, then find someone that you know that has used social media to make connections. Ask them to describe how social media has helped them to network and write about social media has helped them to network and make connections. Use at least 2 credible sources.

Informative speech

Informative speech

Informative Speech #3

Your third speech will be your opportunity to instruct or educate on  one topic that is important to you.  NOTE:  Your informative and  persuasive speech (Week 4) can be a similar topic with a different  execution.   Attached is the Assignment PDF. Week 3 Informative Speech #3.pdf

Please note that this 5-7 minute speech requires an audience of 5  adults.  The best approach is to use the additional Zoom session where  Group colleagues serve as an audience.    If you attended the live  additional collaborate session for Speech #3, after you clicked on the  link above and created thread, write where you were located in the  presentation lineup and topic.  In the subject area, write Speech #3.  

pape.r

pape.r

 

Final pape.r: Identity option

Psyc 21 – Final pa.per: Identity option

Paraphrasing Erik Erikson, identity achievement is the horizon goal of all human psychological development. For the “identity” option, you will choose a cultural identity and investigate how it develops in our current social-historical context. There should be an emphasis on the child-adolescent development of this identity and the formative experiences in childhood-adolescence associated with this identity.

Possible identity groups include those of various religions, races, classes, ethnicities (e.g. second-generation Salvadoran Americans), mental health disorders (e.g. girls with autism), gender affiliations (e.g. non-binary or transgender), etc. You will explore the main struggles and formative experiences of this group, relate your research to existing identity theory, and describe what it might look like for this group to achieve a healthy identity. You can choose an identity group that you belong to, or one that you are simply interested in learning more about.

A complete pa.per will include the following elements:

Introduction

Introduces a cultural identity in a way that generates interest for the reader, and places the identity group in a historical context. How did this identity come to be (or has it always been)?

Justification

Explains why this identity is unique and important, and differentiates it from other cultural groups. What are the main struggle(s) that define the collective experience of those in this identity group? What are the formative experiences in the childhood or adolescence of those in this identity group? Gives insight into what it is like to inhabit this identity through some combination of interviews, news articles, published stories, movies/documentaries, and/or your own experience.

Identity theory

Demonstrates understanding of the foundational theories on identity (i.e. why identity is an important aspect of development), and particularly identity research that is closely related to the one you have selected (if possible). Credits these findings, but also highlights the need for more tailored research on the particular identity you are writing about.

Conclusion

What might it look like for members of this group to develop a healthy, confident identity, and to overcome some of the main struggles they face given their experience in society? (This can be partly based on other identity models that illustrate healthy identity development in other, more well-researched identities.)

Requirements for the Pap.er:
  • 2 pages of written minimum (title page and references do not count towards limit)
  • 12 pt, Times New Roman or Arial font
  • Double-spaced (BUT do not put extra spaces between paragraphs)
  • Pa.per should be organized with introduction to the topic, body paragraphs explaining the psychological disorder or psychoactive drug (see writing prompts above), and conclusion
  • 3 sources minimum
    • Sources must be scholarly (i.e., scientific journal articles, reference books)
      • You can use the textbook, but it won’t count towards the minimum number of sources
    • Every fact or claim that is not logically self-evident, or is not common knowledge, should have an in-text citation that relates to a reference on the references page
  • APA format for citations (within-text/embedded citations and references page)

apa format, discussion question

apa format, discussion question

(research article)

how healthcare professionals perceive and interact with children with medical complexity (CMC) between the ages of 0 and 18

  • Progress: What have you discovered about the development of your research topic and research problem? Discuss the link from your prospectus to the research problem that you will be working on in this course. Alternately, describe how and why you’ve changed topics.
  • Problems: What obstacles or challenges do you see in evolving your research question? Is it a question of doing more research and reading? Do you need to get more familiar with qualitative studies in your topic area?
  • Plans: Look toward the next week. What are your next steps for evolving your research question and choosing the approach to use for your Final Project in this course?

complete assigment

complete assigment

  • current prospectus
  • Psychological effects of a death penalty in the state of Texas
  • Reflect on how well your research problem meets the “Litmus Test.” At this point, you recognize that this is a work in progress, so identify what could be done to better reveal a research gap.
  • Summarize the skills and subject matter areas you will need to master to expertly respond to the qualitative checklist for Chapters 1 through 3.
  • Propose a research question to be developed throughout the rest of this course.

psych week 2 dq 1

psych week 2 dq 1

  

HOW PROCESSES AFFECT YOUR DEVELOPMENT

Consider the role each process—cognitive, physical, and social-emotional—plays on the development of an individual. The cognitive developmental process involves the ability to think, remember, reason, problem-solve, and communicate. The physical developmental process entails not only changes in height and weight, but also fine and gross muscle control, balance, strength, reproductive ability, and appearance. Finally, the social-emotional developmental process involves beliefs about oneself in relation to others, including self-identity, self-concept, morality, and relationships.

Cognitive, physical, and social-emotional developmental processes influence and interact with one another. For example, a child’s ability to consider another person’s perspective will, in part, determine the quality of friendships and how long they are maintained. An adult who is physically mature has the cognitive capacity to weigh the pros and cons of becoming sexually active. Keep in mind that the relative importance of cognitive, physical, and social-emotional developmental processes may vary depending upon the age of the individual (e.g., infant, adolescent, young adult, older adult) and any physical or developmental challenges that may arise.

For this Discussion, you will examine cognitive, physical, and social-emotional processes at a specific period of a character’s life.

 

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Select a fictional human character (i.e., cartoon character, film/TV character, virtual character) and consider an important event or period of time in the life of the character and the developmental processes during this event/period of time.
  • Select two of the three developmental processes (i.e., cognitive, physical, and social-emotional) to describe.

Post a brief description of the fictional human character (i.e., cartoon character, film/TV character, virtual character) and the event/period of time you selected. Describe two of the three developmental processes—cognitive, physical, and social-emotional—and explain whether they were affected and/or changed in relation to the event/period of time. Be specific in your post and provide examples. Use your Learning Resources to support your post. Use proper APA format and citations to support your explanation.

 

RESOURCES

 

Developmental psychology

Developmental psychology

Think about which of Erikson’s stages of development in adulthood you are currently experiencing. Complete the following based on your experiences during this stage (best if you use yourself, but can describe a loved one’s experience instead):

  • Share the stage you believe you (or a loved one) is experiencing
    • Why do you believe this?
    • Describe how you are experiencing the conflicting ideas associated with this stage. (for example, if you are experiencing intimacy vs. isolation, how are you experiencing these?)
    • What are you struggling with?
  • What were you surprised to learn about this stage?
  • What has been exciting?
  • Share advice you would offer to someone who has not reached that stage of development.
    • Based on your own experience
    • Based on an external source

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

psych week 2 dq 2

psych week 2 dq 2

 

THE IMPACT OF DIVERSITY

Understanding the impact of diversity on an individual’s cognitive, physical, and social-emotional developmental processes requires an examination of a multitude of characteristics, including gender, race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, etc. In addition, behavior within a group is important to examine, along with the similarities and differences of behaviors and attitudes across groups. The goal of understanding the impact of diversity is not to determine whether one group is inferior to another, but to gain an appreciation of the breadth and depth of variability in human behavior. Cross-cultural investigation allows for the testing of theoretical concepts and predictions to evaluate their generalizability (Jensen, 2012). Another outcome of studying the results of cross-cultural research is that, as a psychology professional, you will be better equipped to empathize with and advocate for those you will be serving.

For this Discussion, you will explore how diversity shapes and influences cognitive and social-emotional developmental processes.

RESOURCES

 

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Review and consider the same fictional human character from your Discussion 1 for this week.
  • Also, consider only the cognitive and social-emotional developmental processes and how diversity* shapes and influences these processes.

    *Diversity includes but is not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, etc. It is not the same as adversity, which refers to a difficulty or tragedy in one’s life.

  • Think about the kinds of attitudes and behaviors that might be generated from someone who grew up in a collectivist society, which is common in Asian cultures, compared to the attitudes of someone who grew up in an individualistic society, such as that found in the United States.

Post a 1- to 2-sentence description of the fictional human character (i.e., cartoon character, film/TV character, virtual character) you selected. Then, explain how diversity might shape and influence his/her cognitive and social-emotional developmental processes. Be specific in your post and provide examples. Use your Learning Resources and/or other scholarly sources to support your post. Use proper APA format and citations to support your post.

Week 7 Discussion Correction

Week 7 Discussion Correction

Initial Post

Your initial post should read approximately 250 to 350 words in length and include at least one citation from the bibliography of your textbook chapter, with the accompanying reference in APA format. To receive the maximum points, your post should include a reference from the textbook, an article of your choosing, and one of this week’s ancillary readings.

Prompt

Out of the strategies you read about, which one would you be most likely to use with athletes to manage their anxiety, and why?

Parameters

  • Retrieve one article/citation from the chapter bibliography that was referenced to make this point 
  • Apply what you learned from reading this additional article
  • Address how reading this additional article built upon this major point from the text
  • Discuss contradictory information from the article to the text’s main point
  • Follow APA guidelines

Readings

Williams, J. M., & Krane, V. (Eds.). (2021). Applied sports psychology: Personal growth to peak performance (8th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education.

  • Chapter 10: Increasing Awareness for Sport Performance
  • Chapter 11: Goal Setting for Peak Performance
  • Chapter 12: Understanding and Managing Stress in Sport
  • Chapter 13: Using Imagery as a Mental Training Tool in Sport

Week 7 Discussion Correction

Week 7 Discussion Correction

Initial Post

Your initial post should read approximately 250 to 350 words in length and include at least one citation from the bibliography of your textbook chapter, with the accompanying reference in APA format. To receive the maximum points, your post should include a reference from the textbook, an article of your choosing, and one of this week’s ancillary readings.

Prompt

Out of the strategies you read about, which one would you be most likely to use with athletes to manage their anxiety, and why?

Parameters

  • Retrieve one article/citation from the chapter bibliography that was referenced to make this point 
  • Apply what you learned from reading this additional article
  • Address how reading this additional article built upon this major point from the text
  • Discuss contradictory information from the article to the text’s main point
  • Follow APA guidelines

Readings

Williams, J. M., & Krane, V. (Eds.). (2021). Applied sports psychology: Personal growth to peak performance (8th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education.

  • Chapter 10: Increasing Awareness for Sport Performance
  • Chapter 11: Goal Setting for Peak Performance
  • Chapter 12: Understanding and Managing Stress in Sport
  • Chapter 13: Using Imagery as a Mental Training Tool in Sport