forensic assessment

3 pages

APA format

A forensic assessment may serve a number of purposes in  both criminal and civil contexts. In the context of civil litigation, a  forensic mental health professional may be called to provide an  assessment in a personal injury case. For example, the professional may  be asked to identify whether a traumatic disability or syndrome exists  and, if so, to determine the severity and impact on an individual’s  functional abilities. Personal injury litigation expands over several  areas.

Using resources from the professional literature,  research two types of reports written for civil litigation purposes. The  literature may include the Argosy University online library resources,  relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and scholarly  websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or  institutions.

Based on your research, create a 3- to 4-page paper in a Microsoft Word document responding to the following:

  • Discuss at least two ways in which a forensic assessment may be required in each type of civil forensic case.
  • Identify the specific psycholegal issues to be addressed in each type of evaluation.
  • Discuss the role of the independent medical examiner or independent forensic psychologist.
  • Discuss several key elements that the forensic mental health professional would want to include in the report.
  • Identify the legal entity or  stakeholder (e.g., defense attorney) who might request each type of  assessment report and explain the potential reasons for the requests. In  other words, what might the forensic professional add to an  understanding of the case beyond what is generally known by laypeople?
  • Describe the assessments that are utilized to write the reports.
  • Identify the limitations of the reports.


DIRECTIONS: Open the attachment – print it for use. Read all the scenarios. Pick the two “best.” Argue for them using FACTS.

Here is the question you must riddle: WHAT are the best reasons why not to nuke Sparky?

1) MLA heading-style and documentation with annotations and work cited
2) Size-12 Times New Roman Font
3) Two sources –
A) The textbook, Taking Sides: Moral Issues// S. Satris, ed., MacGraw-Hill, 9th Ed., 2003 // ISBN 0072845112 with at least two quotes to back your ideas up ( you may use so other source – online or text – if you find it more suitable), and
B) one source of your choice on emotion or logic – two quotes
4) Begin with abstract: In a text box after heading before the text, list your main theme, then the two main supports for your thematic pondering. After this, flesh the essay out in a typical essay form
5) 500 -1000 words


You should not put Sparky in the microwave because . . .

1. It is unethical to torture a defenseless puppy for personal amusement.

2. Torturing animals will disgust your lover or spouse, and that lover or spouse will probably have nothing to do with you afterwards.

3. Microwaves radically elevate the temperature of biological liquids, including the fluids of the cardiovascular system and the inner-ear canal.

4. Cruelty to animals is a felony in Tennessee, and it could result in a five-to-ten-year prison sentence.

5. You might damage your expensive microwave.

6. You might damage my expensive microwave.

7. Sparky belongs to me.

8. You put the last one in the microwave, and it’s my turn now.

9. Huitzilopochtli, the Aztec god of war, forbids us to kill one of his holy avatars.

10. You will have to clean the microwave afterward.

11. Sparky is–gosh darn it–too cute for that!

12. Your suggestion that it will dry his coat and get rid of the “wet dog” smell is erroneous.

13. The strong always have an obligation to defend lesser creatures that are weak and helpless.

14. Burritos taste better than puppies when they are reheated.

15. All the food you cook in the microwave will taste like puppy hair afterwards.

social psychology

Because social psychology is interested in the behavior of individuals in social situations, its theories and concepts are of great interest outside the field of psychology. The five application modules presented in your textbook illustrate how research findings from social psychology are used in other professional areas.

For this assignment, you will apply theories and concepts from social psychology to address a concern in a professional field other than psychology. Your first step is to choose a topic area from among one of the following:

  • Module A – Applying Social Psychology to Consumer Behavior.
  • Module B – Applying Social Psychology to Health.
  • Module C – Applying Social Psychology to the Workplace.
  • Module D – Applying Social Psychology to Law.
  • Module E – Applying Social Psychology to the Environment.

Your next step is to identify a concern or issue you would like to try and solve. Some examples might include:

  • The relationship of social media to overuse of credit in consumer spending.
  • The relationship of jury size to accuracies and inaccuracies in jury perceptions.
  • Inaccuracies in eye-witness testimony.
  • The relationship of time poverty to perceptions of stress.
  • Obstacles to change in a specific social concern:
    • Promoting healthy behaviors.
    • Promoting self-protection from abuse.
    • Intervening in drug abuse.
    • Other.
  • The relationship of work attitudes to job performance.
  • The effect of performance reviews on employee socialization.
  • The relationship between violent content in music lyrics and adolescent social behavior.
  • Barriers to overcoming a specific environmental problem such as:
    • Noise.
    • Pollution.
    • Excessive use of resources.
    • Other.

Keep in mind that these are just some examples. You may use one of these issues or concerns, or you may find another one of interest. If you have a topic in mind but are not sure if it is appropriate, please contact your instructor for approval.

The next step is to identify the theory (or theories) and concepts that you will use to define the problem in social psychology terms. Be sure you use theories and terms from social psychology for this assignment, rather than theories and terms from other areas of psychology, such as developmental psychology. Use any of the theories and concepts you have learned during this course, either from your textbook or from other professional sources, that you feel are relevant to the problem and to developing solutions. For example, the false consensus effect may apply when examining errors in jury decision making and ways to improve decision making.

The final steps are to locate appropriate resources and write your assignment. Locate and use a minimum of three resources to support your work. At least two of your resources must be original scholarly research studies on the topic.

Now, write your assignment. Be sure you include the following:

  • Provide background information from your resources to help you establish a foundation for the topic.
  • Present the research findings from your articles, and describe the research methods used in the studies.
  • Explain potential interventions or solutions that can contribute to a resolution of the issue or concern.
  • Analyze any ethical considerations relevant to the topic and to implementation of your recommended intervention or solution.

Assignment requirements:

  • Your completed assignment should be 4–5 pages in length (no more than 6 pages, please), not including a title page, abstract, and reference page. You may wish to use the Argument Analysis Worksheet located in the Resources to help you summarize the research findings and understand the position(s) of the author(s).
  • Use references from at least three resources.
  • Be sure to follow APA (6th edition) guidelines for format and style.
  • Use Times New Roman font, 12 point.
  • Double-space your paper.
  • You are required to submit your assignment to Turnitin. You do not need to submit the report with your assignment.

Refer to the Social Psychology Application Scoring Guide to ensure that you meet the grading criteria for this assignment.

Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful information.

ePortfolio: You are encouraged to save this learning activity to your ePortfolio.


PSY/480 Powerpoint

select one of the following disorders:

  • Depressive disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Create a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you compare and contrast the major approaches to clinical psychology—psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and family systems—in relation to the selected disorder. Address the following items:

  • Discuss the philosophical origins of each approach.
  • Identify the goals of each approach.
  • Describe the techniques and strategies used by each approach.
  • Explain how each approach affects the treatment strategies for your selected disorder.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of each approach, in relation to your selected disorder, based on treatment outcome research.

Include speaker notes with your presentation.

Incorporate information from at least five peer-reviewed publications.

Cite each outside source on a slide titled References.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Psychology 6110

  • Explain the challenges faced by the client(s)—for example, drug addiction, lack of basic needs, victim of abuse, new school environment, etc.
  • -Analyze how the social environment affects the client.
  • -Identify which human behavior or social theories may guide your practice with this individual and explain how these theories inform your assessment.
  • -Explain how you would use this assessment to develop mutually agreed-upon goals to be met in order to address the presenting issue and challenges face by the client.
  • -Explain how you would use the identified strengths of the client(s) in a treatment plan.
  • -Explain how you would use evidence-based practice when working with this client and recommend specific intervention strategies (skills, knowledge, etc.) to address the presenting issue.
  • -Analyze the ethical issues present in the case. Explain how will you address them.
  • -Describe the issues will you need to address around cultural competence.

4 pages

Please use only my references

Case Study: Eboni Logan (attached below for your use).

APA Format


Zastrow, C. H., & Kirst-Ashman, K. K. (2013). Understanding human behavior and the social environment (9th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Melchert, T. P. (2015).  Treatment. In Biopsychosocial practice: A science-based framework for behavioral health (pp. 211-233). Washington, District of Columbia: American Psychological Association.


DISCUSSION #1.Freud was a very controversial figure who influenced the field of psychology in many significant ways. In a well-written post, describe at least two ways in which Freud contributed to the field in a positive way. Then provide at least one example of how the psychoanalytic approach can be used to understand the development of children.

Discussion #2.Original members of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society, Alfred Adler and Carl Jung, both split from Freud and left the group. In a well-written post, describe the major components of Adler’s and Jung’s theories and how these theories differed from Freud’s theory. Briefly describe which of the three theories (Freud’s, Adler’s, or Jung’s) makes the most sense to you and why?

Discussion #3. (Statistics).Describe a study you would like to explore in your future or current career. To help design the study, answer the following questions:

1. What is the independent variable?

2. What is the dependent variable?

Also, list the following:

· Null hypothesis.

· Research or alternative hypothesis.

Answer the following questions:

1. Are your hypotheses directional or nondirectional?

2. What kind of sampling would you choose and why


Write a 7 page white paper that examines how academic work helps professional success, analyzes the requirements for psychology professionals, and develops an action plan to achieve professional goals.

A white paper originally referred to a government report and meant that the paper was authoritative and informative. White papers today have taken on a broader meaning and are used when a writer wants to make an argument for a specific position or propose a solution to a problem. Typically, the audience for a white paper is the general public seeking a solution to their problems, or answers to their questions.


Rodolfa, E., Baker, J., DeMers, S., Hilson, A., Meck, D., Schaffer, J., & … Webb, C. (2014). Professional psychology competency initiatives: implications for training, regulation, and practice. South African Journal of Psychology, 44(2), 121–135.

Yarmey, D. A. (2014). How I got started: From verbal learning to eyewitness and earwitness testimony to applied sport psychology. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28(3), 443–444.

Hill, C. E., Lystrup, A., Kline, K., Gebru, N. M., Birchler, J., Palmer, G., & … Pinto-Coelho, K. (2013). Aspiring to become a therapist: Personal strengths and challenges, influences, motivations, and expectations of future psychotherapists. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 26(3/4), 267–293.

Memon, A. (2015). My journey from research to impact: Long road and much traffic. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 29(1), 156–157.




Within your white paper, include the following:

  • Explain how enrolling in a master’s degree in psychology program will help you succeed professionally.
  •     How will this program prepare you to help others in the area of psychology you plan to go into?
  •     How do the expectations of you as a practitioner-scholar help prepare you for professional success?
  •     What role will research play in your career, and what type of research do you want to do?
  •     What insights did you gain from the research you conducted for Assessment 3?-THE RESEARCH QUESTION:     “confidential relationship that exists between a client and a psychologist”
  • 2.Analyze the requirements for a psychology professional.
    • Describe the skills and competencies needed to be successful in the field of psychology.
    • Explain the laws and policies that guide the practice of psychology.
    • Explain the ethical conduct expected of a psychology professional.
    • Outline the process to become a psychology professional, such as credentialing, certification, licensure, and so on.
  • 3. Compare the requirements to become a psychology professional with the skills and knowledge you already possess.
    • Where are the greatest gaps in knowledge?
    • What areas of concern do you have (if any)?
  • 4. Develop an action plan to achieve your professional goals. (Please focus on the major milestones and do not get lost in the enormous number of smaller steps that you might take.)
    • In addition to completing your  program, will you also participate in any additional training or volunteer opportunities?
    • Will you create opportunities in your current position that will help you build skill and knowledge?
    • What professional groups and organizations might you join to help with networking or informational interviews?
    • How will you stay current with the research and literature in the field? What resources will you use to help develop the competencies needed to be successful both professionally and academically?


  • At least 5 current scholarly or professional resources.