PSYC 3250 SU2, 2014 – Case Study _ Cognitive Neuroscience

PSYC 3250 SU2, 2014 – Case Study _ Cognitive Neuroscience. Name and describe the signs, symptoms and potential syndrome(s)
• Determine cognitive domain(s) impacted and possible brain damage localization (be specific!). Also describe other areas of cognitive functioning that you think might be impacted based on cognitive neuroscience research. Describe other clinically relevant data you would like to obtain (e.g. neuroimaging, neuropsychological reports etc.).

• Provide potential diagnoses – list 2-3 possible diagnoses that you feel should be considered based on the facts of the case. Then narrow your reasoning down to what you feel is the most likely diagnosis.
Each of these aspects should be fully explained and justified based primarily on information provided in the course (including the lectures). In addition to the course materials, you should cite two (2) additional research papers related to your final diagnosis and that have informed your clinical decision-making process. HOWEVER, this is not intended as a research paper. I do not expect lengthy discussions on the etiologies nor an extensive bibliography. You may write 750 words for this assignment so your thoughts should be well reasoned and precisely stated. Superfluous writing and unfounded statements are STRONGLY discouraged.
Please see “Term Paper Tutorial” lecture notes in the “Term Paper” folder on Moodle further details on how to approach the assignment.
The case study analysis is due at the beginning of lecture, July 23rd.
Case: Patient C.L.
C.L., a 55 year old right-handed woman, sought an evaluation for an overall decline in her writing, spelling, arithmetic and reading abilities. These had been present for approximately one year and had led her to resign from her position as a second grade teacher. Lapses of memory occurred occasionally. Despite these deficits, daily living activities remained intact. Her general physical examination and elementary neurological examination showed no deficits. Examination revealed an alert, cooperative and pleasant woman who was appropriately concerned about her predicament. She was fully oriented to time [year, month and day of the week] and place [country, province, city and location of testing] but had only a vague knowledge of current news events [who is the Premier of Ontario?].
She could not recite months in the correct order. Her phonemic verbal fluency [name as many words as you can beginning with ‘S’] was normal but was below expectation for lexical items (name as many animals as you can). Her performance on a word list recall measure [repeat as many words as you can from the word list I just read to you] suggested that she did not have a primary memory disorder.
There was mild hesitancy to her spontaneous (conversational) speech, but no true word finding pauses. She did well on confrontation naming [what is the name of the object in this picture?], showing only mild hesitation on naming of object parts. Only a single phonemic paraphasia [pronouncing ‘shoulen’ for ‘shoulder’] was noted. Her language comprehension was preserved (oral and written). Reading was slow but accurate, including reading numbers.
Writing was very poor. She had severe spelling difficulties, even for simple words, including regular (e.g. ‘buy’) and irregular (‘bought’) forms. When asked to solve arithmetic problems she said that 8 + 4 was 11 and could not calculate 4 X 12. When tested, she found it difficult to verbally identify which of her fingers was tapped by the examiner. She also had difficulty moving specific fingers to command, but was able to move the correct finger in response to a tap.
On her way to be scanned she received detailed instructions on how to get to radiology (which included two right and one left turn), but she kept taking the wrong turns, something her husband describes as typical of her lately. She had difficulties in target scanning [find a  particular symbol out of an array of many different symbols]. Clock drawing showed minimal misplacement of numbers and she could not properly copy a cube.
Because of her relatively young age and unusual presentation, an extensive workup was performed. A variety of laboratory tests were unremarkable. A brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan showed moderate atrophic changes. Single-photon, emission computed tomography (SPECT: a measures of blood flow and brain activity) showed reductions in regions of the temporal-parietal junction, with greater reductions observed in the right than the left hemisphere.

PSYC 3250 SU2, 2014 – Case Study _ Cognitive Neuroscience

psy 2

psy 2. Understanding the history of your profession is essential. The history of clinical psychology is relatively brief in time, but rich in detail. Using the history described in your text as a trajectory, write a narrative on what you predict to be the evolution of the field over the next 50 years. Be sure to consider relevant events of today and sociopolitical, cultural, technological, and educational factors.

 

2 Pages 

APA format

100% free plagerism 

Due 1:30pm CENTERAL TIME

 

psy 2

Assignment 2: Media Portrayals of the Profession of Psychology ( due on 26th 300 words only)

Assignment 2: Media Portrayals of the Profession of Psychology ( due on 26th 300 words only).  

Select and review an episode of a television show or a film depicting a character that represents a psychology professional.

Review the following:ACA Code of Ethics Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct: Including 2010 Amendments

Using the readings, analyze the selected episode or film and complete the following:Describe the character and the character’s role in the television show or film. Cite the source (include the citation of the show or film).Evaluate the credibility of the character portraying the psychology professional (job title, credentials, level of experience, etc.).If information on credibility is not clearly provided, identify the character’s role (psychologist, counselor, etc.) and describe the likely level of education, type of licensure, and estimated number of years of experience. Does the character seem well trained, professional, and experienced?Do you have any concerns regarding the ethical behavior of the character? Be sure to cover the following:Identify at least one ethical dilemma encountered by the character as well as one example of the character behaving unethically in the episode or film.Either discuss how the character made the right ethical choice or describe the ethical behavior the character should have demonstrated.Provide the relevant ethics code or standard in quotation marks from the readings.How realistically has the show or the character depicted the profession of psychology? Does the show harm the image of psychology or help it? Be specific in your response.Identify any multicultural issues that arise in the show or film. Does the character demonstrate multicultural competency? In what ways? If not, how does the character demonstrate a lack of sensitivity and what should the character have done instead?Support your statements with information from academic sources, such as your textbook and assigned readings and articles you find in the Argosy University online library resources.

Submission Details:Write your initial response in a minimum of 300–400 words. Apply APA standards to cite sources.By Sunday, July 27, 2014 , post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, July 30, 2014 , review and comment on at least two classmates’ responses. Provide a statement of clarification or a point of view with a rationale, challenge a point of the discussion, or draw a relationship between two or more points of the discussion of at least two other students.

Discussion Grading Criteria and Rubric

All discussion assignments in this course will be graded using a rubric. This assignment is worth 40 points. Download the discussion rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.

Assignment 2: Media Portrayals of the Profession of Psychology ( due on 26th 300 words only)

(For akademik ONLY) Cancer and HIV/AIDS Paper

(For akademik ONLY) Cancer and HIV/AIDS Paper. Write a 1,400- to 1,800-word paper addressing the following:Identify the major types of cancer.Describe the psychosocial risk factors associated with two types of cancer.What is the immune surveillance model of cancer in psychoneuroimmunology? How does it compare with the biphasic model? What are the similarities and differences?Assess the effects of psychosocial factors on cancer and HIV/AIDS. Explain some psychosocial strategies that facilitate coping and stress management in individuals with cancer.Describe the history and epidemiology of HIV/AIDS.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines, including at least five scholarly references.

 

I also need a introduction and conclusion.

 

Thanks

(For akademik ONLY) Cancer and HIV/AIDS Paper