Gender Influences in Relationships

Discuss what have been the traditional expectations for men and women in dating relationships and sexual behavior according to the Week’s Resources and your own research.

Then, discuss how these roles may be affected by the current popularity of online dating sites and images of sexuality portrayed in current literature and other media forms.

Explain how these changing roles may impact individuals and society.

Discuss your thoughts on whether these changing roles will lead to an increase or decrease in gender differences in intimate relationships, and why or why not.


Chapter 7:
Mood Disorders and Suicide

Psychologists as Gatekeepers for Physician-Assisted Suicide?
Suicide in the deliberate taking of one’s life, and most of us tend to think of suicide as the least functional outcome of a human life. Mental health professionals go to great lengths to prevent suicide and to alleviate the suffering that contributes to it. Physician-assisted suicide, by contrast, is a case where medical professionals appear to be facilitating suicide in terminally ill individuals, not acting to preventing it. Though psychologists have not assumed an active role in assisting suicide directly, there is great debate about the role(s) psychologists ought to take in such cases. It could be argued that psychologists, by virtue of their unique training and assessment skills, are best positioned to serve as gatekeepers for physician-assisted suicide. Given trends for prescription authority for psychologists, one may even wonder whether psychologists may someday function as some physicians do now in assisting terminally ill patients to take their own lives. This topic spans a range of ethical, moral, and legal issues that lend themselves to a debate format, or in-class discussion about suicide and the role of psychologists in the prevention and alleviation of suffering.

After reading the directions for interviewing a therapist, post your DRAFT review questions here for so that I can review

After reading the directions for interviewing a therapist, post your DRAFT review questions here for so that I can review them. 

The questions can be connected to your initial ethical codes that you have identified and/or can be wider based on your area of interest and readings.

Submit at-least 3-4 questions that are open-ended. Your interview should have at-least 10 questions. (Avoid close ended questions, unless they are screening questions).

I want all of you to use the following question in your interview. It does not have to be worded in this way, but as long as you ask about a difficult choice/decision that they had to make and their process with solving it:

“I am curious to learn how therapists make ethical choices in their therapeutic practice. I would like to learn about a difficult choice you have had to make, a
decision that involved a situation where you were unsure what to do. How did you go about it?’’

Outlining the diagnosis

Read the following HPI

Write 1-2 sentences for the diagnosis and each differential diagnoses as to why the following diagnoses were chosen based on the presentation?

History of presenting illness (HPI): P.N, a 46-year-old male, presented to the clinic for help with his depressive mood. P.N. was referred by his primary care physician (PCP), who did a depression screening and realized that he needed a psychiatric evaluation; the PCP stated in the referral form that the patient presented to the clinic with a Solemn mood. The patient verbalized that he has been feeling sad nearly all day for the past month; he doesn’t feel any pleasure working in his food store anymore. He lacked sleep for almost six weeks. He stated that this started after the pandemic and now the price inflation.  He made losses due to high prices. Last month, his store had low sales because his suppliers hiked the buying price, forcing him to increase his selling price to make a profit. During this period, all his customers avoided him since they found another food store offering lower prices for farm products. As a result, he ended up making losses instead of profits, causing him stress, frequent headaches, and weight loss due to a lack of appetite. He stated that the food store had been his dream; therefore, he had never imagined losing it. During this period, he has no drive or motivation, forcing his wife to refer him to their primary care physician. The patient denies taking any psychiatric medications; however, he takes Tylenol periodically when he has a headache. 

Actual diagnosis: Major depressive disorder 

Differential Diagnoses
F43.0 – Acute stress reaction
F41.1 Generalized anxiety disorder

Highlights from Readings from the McGoldrick and Hardy (MH) book

1) highlight or take away from each of the five chapters in the McGoldrick 

McGoldrick and Hardy:       Chapters 15,25,27,29 ,32

five total chapters associated with the first two class periods, you will need to submit five (5) highlights or “take-aways.” You need to write between 100-150 words for each highlight or “take-away.”

COMPLETE: Week 4, Part (a)

Purpose: Each week you will choose a topic from a list below (see below). These topics will come from one of our weekly chapters and you will develop a discussion question based on that topic. In addition to creating a question, you will in turn, answer a fellow student’s discussion question in a separate discussion by Sunday. This activity creates a dialogue of the course material and fosters a sense of community in our course.
Skills: The purpose of this assignment is for you to reflect on the material through a virtual classroom discussion.
Components of assignment: You will have THREE components of this assignment. Both (a) and (b) are due every Wednesday, and the final part (c) is due every Sunday. These components MUST be completed to earn a whole 8 points and are as follows:
Here’s How To Get Started!STEP 1: Part (a), Pick ONE topic from the list below. (1 point) CH 9 TOPIC: Piaget’s Conservation Tasks – Choose 2 tasks to compare and contrast
CH 9 TOPIC: Compare and contrast Theory of Mind

Week 6: Design a Presentation Outline

This week, you have explored the concept of applying research in professional practice. Now you will begin to think about how you’d like to apply the research you pulled together for your Week 5 literature review to make evidence-based best practice recommendations for resolving workplace issues related to your capstone topic. Specifically, this week you will begin to plan for your Week 8 Signature Assignment presentation by developing and submitting an outline. Note that your final presentation will be created and delivered in Week 8. Keep in mind that your Week 8 presentation will be delivered in the form of a webinar for an imaginary audience of organizational stakeholders.
For this week, please review your weekly resources for tips on how to create an outline. The headings and sub-headings reflected in your outline should be used to organize the content for your presentation slides. Also, be sure to check out the instructions for creating your signature project presentation in Week 8 and use those instructions to guide the development of your outline. At a minimum, your presentation outline should provide points to address the following:
Identify the topic of the webinar. Why is this topic important?
Identify the need for the webinar. What is the objective of the webinar?
Specify the target audience for the webinar. Who will benefit from this presentation (e.g., consultants, business leaders, HR professionals, employees, etc.)? Provide a rationale for your choice.
Identify 4-6 evidence-based, best practice approaches for addressing/resolving the topic/issue.
Address ethical, cultural, and diversity needs and issues related to the topic/issue/solutions.
Address collaborative efforts needed and their purpose (people: consultants, business leaders, HR professionals, etc.).
Identify two resources/activities you will include in your webinar (e.g., reflection questions, role plays, discussion groups). Be specific.
Length: 1 to 2-page outline
References: Include a minimum of 2 scholarly resources.
The completed assignment should address all of the assignment requirements, exhibit evidence of concept knowledge, and demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the content presented in the course. The writing should integrate scholarly resources, reflect academic expectations and current APA standards.

Physical Changes during Adult Hood

Use the attached document “Physical Changes During Adulthood” for the detailed information on assignment completion.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

Discussion 600 words Watch the documentary 13th and answer the following
ubmit a critical thinking statement, here inn Canvas, minimum 600 words, double-spaced, font size about 12.
Attachments are not accepted.
Zero points will be entered if you choose to include an attachment.
Answer all three questions, in order to earn full credit.
That is an average of about 200 words, minimum, for each of the three questions.
It looks like a lot, but if you read the questions before you click ‘play’ on the documentary, they answer themselves as you watch critically, while considering your own life.
Remember, refer to all 8 CT guidelines listed below, throughout, as well as, how the documentary 13th, applies to your own life, in a personal way. Racism affects everyone, right? (Examine the evidence)
If you live in the USA, you’ll have some personal experiences, or thoughts, that you can relate to in this documentary.
Except for question #2.
Question #2 is checking for your knowledge of the brain parts and their functions. Refer to your textbook for essential key terms.
Question #3 is checking what you learned from the documentary, as well as, applying your 8 CT skills, while relating the documentary to your life, on a personal level.
1. Evaluate the documentary 13th.
It is being offered free, on Netflix, now during the pandemic. (Thank you Netflix!)
Refer to the primary speakers, who speak throughout the documentary, by their name.
Consider the main points each speaker is making ‘critically’.
In order to earn full credit, include all 8 critical thinking guidelines below throughout your answers
*What were the speakers strengths

middle childhood-Greece podcast

During this week, we discuss middle childhood and adolescence, and our focus will be to relate that material (and/or earlier class material) to a current global crisis. Children from many parts of the world end up living in refugee camps – sometimes for a month or two, but sometimes for many years. I want you to think about how our understanding of human development might help us to understand the experiences of the children in these camps.
This week you will listen to a podcast about children living in a refugee camp in Athens, Greece. (For those who do not know, a podcast is an online radio program. You can listen through the computer or your phone).
You can find instructions for how to listen to the podcast under Unit 4 Content.
After you have listened to the podcast, please do the following:
1) Choose one child from the story to discuss. Tell us the name and age of the child (ages are given in the story). (2 points)
2) Describe how the child is doing in the camp, and how that child’s developmental period might explain his or her reaction (using citations). Some of the children are in early childhood, and you are welcome to reference back to that material if you choose one of them. Several are in middle childhood or adolescence, which connect to this unit’s material.