***You must select two topics from the list below. Please write a short research paper on your selected topics drawing from information in your book and other course materials. You may do a third paper for extra credit. 20 points each.

1. Role of the environment in the development of personality.
2. What do modern psychologists feel are the major weaknesses of Freud’s psychoanalytic theories?
3. Anxiety: Causes, Symptoms and Therapy
4. The effects of sleep deprivation on human beings.
5. The effects of cognitive dissonance on behavior/values
6. How is Intelligence Measured? Reasons for controversy/debate
7.Compare and Contrast the Developmental Theories of Erik Erikson and Jean Piaget
8. Theories of Forgetting – explanation & implications for better memory
9. The Clinical Uses of Hypnosis – risks vs. benefits
10. Dreams & dream interpretation: why they occur? are interpretations valid?

***General Instructions
Independent research allows each Psychology student the opportunity to explore a topic of personal interest, and delve into greater detail on the chosen topic than we would have time to cover as an entire class. Each paper (two per semester), should be 1-2.5 pages, double-spaced with a font size of 12, Your research papers are to be prepared in APA format, and as such should include:

1.1 margins all around
2.Title page centered horizontally and vertically

***Topic Selection
Your paper should address the following:

1.Give a brief background of the subject or problem.
2.Include a personal discussion of your thoughts, bias, feelings towards the subject or problem prior to the research you conducted.
3.What is the significance of this topic/problem? Why is it important for people to understand? What areas of mental or physical health may it have an impact on?
4. Conclusions: what answers did your research provide for you?  What do you think are the unanswered questions, and/or the areas where further research is needed?

In this Assignment, you will showcase your research skills and abilities, and knowledge gained in development of an extensive and in-depth senior level Interdisciplinary Project.  The project offers an opportunity to weave together all the different threads from a students background, the various courses taken at APUS and other institutions, training (both civilian and military), and hobbies and interests and talents.  One of the goals for the project is to integrate the learning and the outcomes into future career, professional, and/or community plans.


Your Interdisciplinary Project  is a 8-10 page paper that will include a thesis, research questions or hypothesis (as appropriate), and literature from at least 10 sources (5 must be scholarly).  Remember to use an interdisciplinary focus with connections to multiple disciplines.

apply some of the insights we have been examining about working toward goals to a situation in your own life.
1. Describe as specifically as possible an important longer-term goal that you want to achieve in your life. your goal can be academic, professional, or personal.
2.explain the reasons that led you to select the goal that you did and why you believe that your goal makes sense.
3.identify both the major and minor steps you will have to take to achieve your goal, list your step in the order in which they need to be taken and indicate how much time you think each step will take, make your responses as specific and precise as possible.
4.identify some of the sacrifices that you may have to make in the present in order to achieve your future goal.

The seven-step method of making an ethical decision that Meyers discusses in Chapter 2, Section 2.6.1, is simple and straightforward on the surface! Every step includes factors important to the decision-making process, and it seems as if you could just go through the steps and emerge with a decision. But as Meyers demonstrates, this is hard work, and the hardest work is done in step five. To the extent that you can, you set aside your feelings, and even your conscience, and you use your faculty of reason to determine the extent to which all relevant factors are involved. This is where you decide what to do.

Its helpful to review an example. For this assignment, you will select a fictional character from a film or television program who made a tough moral decision. Then, in an essay of approximately 750 words, use Meyers seven steps to analyze the process that the character used to make their ultimate decision.

Attached is the book being use at the school, if unable to get the book please let me know so that I can send copies. This book is needed to complete essay.

First, describe the nature of the moral problem (you might find the list of moral principles in Section 2.7 helpful as you describe the conflict).
Next, assess the presence of any relevant factors involved (as described in the first four steps of Meyers model).
Then, carefully analyze the characters deliberations using Meyers fifth step as your guide.
Finally, conclude your essay by discussing the effects of steps six and seven on the ultimate decision that the character made. What were the outcomes?
The character you choose must be a professional as defined by the criteria introduced in Module 2. You can use the list in Meyers Chapter 1, or you can keep the most basic criteria in mind. The character is in a profession that serves a vital need, and the characters client — however that is defined — is trusting the character to make the best decision by prioritizing their well-being. Sample movies include Eye in the Sky (2015),  Awakenings (1990), The Insider (1999), Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Conversation (1974), and The Ides of March (2011). Those are just some ideas to get you started; there are lots of great stories to choose from!

Writing Requirements:
Develop an interesting introduction that includes an evident thesis.
Logically organize your ideas, ensuring that there are transitions between each paragraph.
Use at least two direct quotations from the movie and Meyers, using APA citation style.
Use proper grammar and syntax.
Use detail, dialogue, and description to support your ideas.

Complete this activity by doing the required activity and posting your thoughts in a new thread and then respond to another student’s post by explaining why you find their article to be strong or weak evidence for climate change.

Find 1 news article from a reputable* news source discussing evidence of global climate change. The news article must be dated this year. Read through the article and post answers to the following questions:

What evidence of climate change does the news article discuss?
Does the evidence presented in the article affect your opinion about climate change? Why?
Do you think the evidence presented in the article would convince a climate change skeptic? Why?
Make sure you remember to post the title, author, and link to the article you reviewed. Read through other student’s posts to see if you are convinced by their evidence.

*To qualify as a reputable news source for this assignment you must use a major daily newspaper site such as the Washing Post, NY Times, LA Times, BBC, etc.

    Term Paper Instructions
    Pick a subject related to Information Security.

    The subject should not be just a history lesson. You can analyze the offerings of a current technology, or review best practices in a certain industry segment or application. The material covered should not be a general subject that is taught in another undergraduate class at ECU, but you can delve deeper into a subject. For instance, a general history or overview of virtualization would not be appropriate, but something like Best Practices for Securing Virtual Servers in a Healthcare Environment would be appropriate. The current status and future of any new or developing technology is appropriate. An analysis of a current event or current events relating to information security is appropriate. Your term paper topic should NOT be something that you would expect your classmates to already know.

    Research what information you can find and write a 5-15 page (12-point font, double spaced) paper on the subject. There should be five to fifteen pages of written text not including references. You can add a title page, figures, tables, etc. to make it longer if you want.

    Your paper must include at least 5 external references not including the textbook.
You must have at least 2 references from a journal or technical proceeding, not just a web page.
For the purposes of this requirement, I will accept references that have the term journal or proceedings in the title, or any paper that has at least 5 references listed at the end of the article. To get credit for having these two references, they must be marked with an asterisk in the citations or references section of the paper that you submit to me. An example of marking the references with an asterisk can be found at http://www.infosecwriters.com/text_resources/pdf/Forensics_HStacy.pdf   
Wikipedia does not count as a journal or technical proceeding.

    You are encouraged to use the university library resource (https://library.ecu.edu ). The ACM Digital Library database and the IEEE Xplore database are recommended as good starting points for finding related references. If you get to a database that asks for a subscription you should start over by going to the ECU Joyner website https://library.ecu.edu and find the database through this website by clicking on the Database List link below the OneSearch box. Then navigate to A for ACM or I for IEEE XPlore. The OneSearch may also be used to search for useful articles as it includes an array of scholarly and trade journal articles, including many by IEEE. If you are off-campus, you may be required to authenticate using your ECU credentials (email userid and password). You should not need to buy any subscription for access to research material. Use the library.

    The expected length of the paper is 5-15 pages of text plus any additional figures, tables, references, etc. If you have more than fifteen pages of material you may submit the paper, but do not expect any extra credit for the extra words. A good 8-page paper will be worth just as much as a good 20 page paper for the grade that I assign.

    Note that using ones own previous work without citation is a form of plagiarism (self-plagiarism). This is also referred to as Multiple submission in the student code of conduct.+

*****Avoid plagiarism

Adam Clayton Powell (1989

Video Report: on “Adam Clayton Powell”. A video released in 1989 is best available documentary on Adam Clayton Powell–showing both political and racial aspects of his affiliation with United States and Congress.


      (Limit report to no more than one half page–double space)
1)  Title of Video
2)Film-maker’s purpose for creating video
3) Methods/Facts Used to Achieve Main Purpose
4)  Facts/Methods/Sources Omitted by Film-maker
5)  Your Critique of Whether Film-maker Achieved Purpose specified in Item 1  of your report

1. Locate a current (medical or scientific) news or journal article based on one of the topics listed below:

    Urinary Tract Infection, (Chapter 30, p. 753)
    Bladder Disorders, (Chapter 31, p. 774)
    Glomerular Disorders, (Chapter 30, p. 755)
    Glomerulonephritis, (Chapter 31, p. 772)
    Acute Kidney Injury, (Chapter 30, p. 760)

Note: As you read through the article, think about how it connects to Pathophysiology and why is it relevant.

2. Provide a write-up summarizing  the article.  Within your document, include how the information connects to Pathophysiology, and why it is relevant. 

3. Aim to include 150 – 200 words in the summary.

4. Remember to cite your source(s) in APA Format!

Please post from among these topics or start a thread of your own:

Discussion about integrated Marketing communications,

<> How might you apply the lessons from this course to future projects or other areas of your career development (e.g., marketing yourself on a job search)?

<> What did you find most useful about the course? What could be better?

<> What advice would you have for future students taking this course?

<> Feel free to start your own discussion thread on any related topic, or review an article from the course supplemental website: http://course.wwmr.us/readings.htm