Graphing and Analyzing Behavioral Data

Graphing and Analyzing Behavioral Data. Graphing and Analyzing Behavioral Data IntroductionBehavior change is a dynamic and ongoing process. Behavior analysts document and analyze repeated measures of behavior change over time. Graphing behavioral data allows behavior analysts to visually analyze the data and answer questions related to the meaningfulness of behavior change.

There are several benefits of graphic displays and visual analysis. Plotting data immediately following an observation period provides an ongoing and progressive record of behavior. In addition, visual analysis of behavioral data is relatively easy to learn, can require minimal time, and does not rely on statistical assumptions. Graphic displays of behavioral data allow behavior analysts to make interpretations based on patterns of behavior over time.

Graphing and Analyzing Behavioral Data

Socw-10-discussion1&2

Socw-10-discussion1&2. Discussion 1: Impact of Ageism and Adultism

Adultism refers to the oppression of young people by adults. The popular saying “children should be seen and not heard” is used as a way to remind a child of his or her place and reaffirm the adult’s power in the relationship. The saying suggests that children’s voices are not as important or as valid as an adult’s and they should remain quiet. Children are often relegated to subordinate positions due to socially constructed beliefs about what they can or cannot accomplish or what they should or should not do; this in turn compromises youth’s self-determination. This oppression is further highlighted when considering the intersection of age with race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation. You will be asked to consider all of these when reviewing the Logan case and Parker case.

 

Post by Day 3  an analysis of the influence of adultism in the Logan case.  (Logan Family (Episode 34) 

Then, explain how gender, race, class, and privilege interact with adultism to influence the family’s discourse related to Eboni’s pregnancy as well as other family dynamics.

 

References (use at least 2)

Adams, M., Blumenfeld, W. J., Castaneda, C., Hackman, H. W., Peters, M. L., & Zuniga, X. (Eds.). (2013). Readings for diversity and social justice. (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge Press.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2013). Logan Family (Episode 34) [Video file]. In Sessions. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu.

 

 

 

Discussion 2: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression

Think about the moment in which you became aware of your sexual orientation.  Do you recall making a conscious choice to be gay or straight? Some believe that gender identity and sexual expression is a choice, or more likely, that “people choose to be gay.” The counter to that belief is that one does not “choose” his or her sexual orientation; it simply is. This week you consider how people’s reactions to someone’s gender identity or sexual orientation impacts his or her environment and experience.

When adolescents question their sexual orientation or gender identity, they encounter various reactions from individuals in their environment. For this Discussion, consider how people’s reactions to someone’s gender identity or sexual orientation may impact his or her environment and experience.

Answer to the following questions: How might potential reactions to an adolescent’s questioning of their sexual identity, or gender role, impact their social environment, behavior and self-esteem? As social workers, what role can we play in assuring the best outcomes for these adolescents?

References (use at least 2)

Bos, H. M. W., Sanfort, T. G. M., de Bruyn, E. H., & Hakvoort, E. M. (2008). Same-sex attraction, social relationships, psychsocial functioning, and school performance in early adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 44(1), 59–68. 

 

Socw-10-discussion1&2

FINAL RESISTANCE TRAINING

FINAL RESISTANCE TRAINING. FINAL RESISTANCE TRAINING PROGRAM WHAT INEEED

 1) NEEDS ANALYSIS

 a) IF YOU ARE DOING A DIFFERENT SPORT, ILL NEED A NEWONE 

4-6 WEEK MESOCYCLE 

a) WHAT M WILL You BE FOLLOWING-wHY YOU DECIDED TO Go THAT ROUTE

 b) FOULOW THE FITT PRINCIPLE 

3) GIVE ME A VISUAL LAYOUT OF YOUR 4-6 WEEK PLAN 

a) DYANMIC WARM up

 b) MONDAY: DAY 1 WEEK 1 

C)Tuesday:Day 2 week 1 

d) ETC 

 4) LITTLE DETAILS

 a) WORK TO REST RATIOs 

b) PERCENTAGES 

c) SETS/ REps 

d) EXERCISE ORDER AND SELECTION 

FINAL RESISTANCE TRAINING

common weath paper

common weath paper. The case describes an appellate legal opinion or court decision involving expert witness testimony. When a case is appealed, it goes to an appellate or to a higher court. The appellate court then reviews the findings of the lower court, which in this case was the trial court. The appellate court offered the following two opinions:The first opinion (Commonwealth of Virginia v. Allen, 2005, pp. 1–24) is the majority opinion and is the one that counts.The second opinion (Commonwealth of Virginia v. Allen, 2005, pp. 24–31) is an opinion filed by a minority of judges who concurred (agreed) in part and dissented (disagreed) in part with the majority of the judges who ruled.

After reading the appellate legal opinion, write a 2- to 3-page paper addressing the following:Discuss whether either of the expert witnesses in this case acted unethically. Support your opinion with the relevant APA or specialty ethical guidelines.Indicate whether you agree with the majority decision or the minority concurring or dissenting opinion. Explain why.

The paper should be in APA style.

Reference:

Commonwealth of Virginia v. Allen, 609 S.E.2d 4 (Va. 2005).

common weath paper

DQ Descriptive Statistical Processes

DQ Descriptive Statistical Processes. MUST BE NEW AND ORIGINAL WORK. CANNOT HAVE BE GIVEN TO OTHER STUDENTS. ALL POINTS MUST BE COVERED AND MUST INCLUDED 2 APA FORMATED CITATIONS w/REFERNCES…

 

Can descriptive statistical processes be used in determining relationships, differences, or effects in your research question and testable null hypothesis? Why or why not? Also, address the value of descriptive statistics for the forensic psychology research problem that you have identified for your course project.

 

Click here to read an article for additional information on descriptive statistics and pictorial data presentations.

 

Post your response in a minimum of 300 words.

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

DQ Descriptive Statistical Processes

DQweek2

DQweek2. 1st Assignment

 

Consider the following scenario: You have been approached by a pharmaceutical company that has developed a new drug that is supposed to be effective in the treatment of schizophrenia. Before mass producing the drug they want to be sure that it is more effective than the drug they are currently producing. They have offered you an opportunity to pitch your design of a research study to determine the effectiveness of the new drug compared with the old one. The company will hire the person with the most effective research design.

In your posting/pitch include the following: Compare and contrast the characteristics of non-experimental (descriptive and correlational) and experimental research designs. Specify whether the aim of the implied research question is to describe, predict, or explain. Choose a research design to evaluate the relative effectiveness of the two drugs. Provide a brief overview of the study you would design.

Your post should be 350 to 400 words.

 

 

 

2nd Assignment

 

Based on the study you designed in the Research Design discussion, apply the scientific method by specifying the five steps of hypothesis testing for your study. Step 1: State the hypothesis. Step 2: Collect the data – For the purpose of this discussion, you will state how you would collect the data. Step 3: Calculate statistics – For the purpose of this discussion, you will indicate the statistical analysis technique(s) you would use. Step 4: Compare to a critical value – For the purpose of this discussion, you will indicate where you would set the alpha value and why.  Note: This step is hypothetical, as you are not actually conducting a statistical analysis. Consequently, you will choose if the results of your hypothetical analysis are above or below the critical value. Step 5: Make a decision – For the purpose of this discussion, you will create a conclusion based on the hypothetical results from Step 4. Be sure to include a recommendation on the effectiveness of the new drug based on the results.

Utilize a minimum of two peer-reviewed sources that were published within the last 10 years and are documented in APA style

 

DQweek2

Strengths Paper and Changing Behavior Worksheet

Strengths Paper and Changing Behavior Worksheet. MUST BE ORIGINAL WORK

Using your results, write a 350- to 700-word paper covering the following points:

What were your five highest strengths?

Describe how these strengths are expressed in your daily life. Are there any you do not exercise regularly?

If your highest strengths are not used regularly in your work or school life, discuss changes you could make to remedy this.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

HERE ARE MY RESULTS 1-24 YOUR TOP CHARACTER STRENGTH IS

FAIRNESS

1: Fairness

Treating all people the same according to notions of fairness and justice; not letting

feelings bias decisions about others; giving everyone a fair chance.

2: Gratitude

Being aware of and thankful for the good things that happen; taking time to express

thanks.

3: Humility

Letting one’s accomplishments speak for themselves; not regarding oneself as more

special than one is.

4: Perseverance

Finishing what one starts; persevering in a course of action in spite of obstacles;

“getting it out the door”; taking pleasure in completing tasks.

5: Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence

Noticing and appreciating beauty, excellence, and/or skilled performance in various

domains of life, from nature to art to mathematics to science to everyday experience.

6: Bravery

Not shrinking from threat, challenge, difficulty, or pain; speaking up for what’s right

even if there’s opposition; acting on convictions even if unpopular; includes physical

bravery but is not limited to it.

7: Honesty

Speaking the truth but more broadly presenting oneself in a genuine way and acting in

a sincere way; being without pretense; taking responsibility for one’s feelings and

actions.

8: Hope

Expecting the best in the future and working to achieve it; believing that a good future

is something that can be brought about.

9: Humor

Liking to laugh and tease; bringing smiles to other people; seeing the light side;

making (not necessarily telling) jokes.

10: Kindness

Doing favors and good deeds for others; helping them; taking care of them.

11: Spirituality

Having coherent beliefs about the higher purpose and meaning of the universe;

knowing where one fits within the larger scheme; having beliefs about the meaning of

life that shape conduct and provide comfort.

12: Judgment

Thinking things through and examining them from all sides; not jumping to

conclusions; being able to change one’s mind in light of evidence; weighing all

evidence fairly.

13: Forgiveness

Forgiving those who have done wrong; accepting others’ shortcomings; giving people

a second chance; not being vengeful.

14: Zest

Approaching life with excitement and energy; not doing things halfway or

halfheartedly; living life as an adventure; feeling alive and activated.

15: Love

Valuing close relations with others, in particular those in which sharing & caring are

reciprocated; being close to people.

16: Prudence

Being careful about one’s choices; not taking undue risks; not saying or doing things

that might later be regretted.

17: Curiosity

Taking an interest in ongoing experience for its own sake; finding subjects and topics

fascinating; exploring and discovering.

18: Leadership

Encouraging a group of which one is a member to get things done and at the same

time maintain good relations within the group; organizing group activities and seeing

that they happen.

 

19: Love of learning

Mastering new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge, whether on one’s own or

formally; related to the strength of curiosity but goes beyond it to describe the

tendency to add systematically to what one knows.

20: Teamwork

Working well as a member of a group or team; being loyal to the group; doing one’s

share.

21: Creativity

Thinking of novel and productive ways to conceptualize and do things; includes

artistic achievement but is not limited to it.

22: Perspective

Being able to provide wise counsel to others; having ways of looking at the world that

make sense to oneself/others.

23: Social intelligence

Being aware of the motives/feelings of others and oneself; knowing what to do to fit

into different social situations; knowing what makes other people tick.

24: Self-Regulation

Regulating what one feels and does; being disciplined; controlling one’s appetites and

emotions.

 

PART 2       

Changing a Behavior Worksheet

 

Choose a goal you want to achieve or a behavior you want to change. For example, it could be a specific behavior, such as an eating habit, managing anger, minimizing procrastination, improving a skill, or how you discipline your children. Be specific in describing the behaviors you want to exhibit, both in the desired goal and in the steps toward that goal.

 

Based on the information in Ch. 7 of Positive Psychology on designing personal goals and in Ch. 8 on developing self-regulation and self-control, develop a plan to change the behavior and answer the following questions.

 

1.        What is the specific behavior you want to change? (50-100 words)

2.        Why would it be a value to stop this behavior or learn a new behavior or skill? (100-150 words)

3.        What is your action plan to change your behavior? (250-300 words)

4.        How would you know if you accomplished your objectives? (100-150 words)

 

 

This is the book we are using in class and where chapter 7 is located:

 

Baumgardner, S.R., Crothers, M.K. (2009). Positive Psychology. Upper Saddle River,NJ. Pearson Education

Strengths Paper and Changing Behavior Worksheet