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Interviewing Techniques Paper

In order to really learn about interviewing, you must practice doing interviews. There is no substitute for direct experience in learning about interviewing. This assignment will be the first of several interviews you conduct during this course.

Find a volunteer to role-play a client. The purpose of this assignment is to introduce you to the experience of formulating questions and gathering information during a clinical interview. You are not expected to have mastered these skills in week 1 nor even by the end of this course. Clinical interviewing is a skill that requires a lot of practice and years of training.

Here, you will simply interview the volunteer who is role-playing a client that is having trouble at work. Be sure to develop a plan for the interview ahead of time. What is the purpose of your interview?  How will you achieve that purpose?

Be sure to follow the ethical guidelines you have read about, including competence, confidentiality, and informed consent. The interview should be at least 10 minutes in length but no more than 20 minutes.

After you complete your interview, provide a thoughtful discussion of the following:How did you prepare for the interview? Be sure to list the questions used in your interview and provide a brief summary of the content of your interview.How long was the interview?  How much effort was required to keep the interview to the required 10-20 minute timeframe?What things made the interview difficult or uncomfortable? Be as specific as possible.  For example, were there things you or your client said or did during the interview that were uncomfortable? What factors made the interview welcoming and comfortable?  Again be as specific as possible.Did you think you were effective in probing and obtaining information?As appropriate, cite the online content, the textbook, and other credible, scholarly sources to substantiate the points you are making.Apply APA standards for writing and citations to your work.

PSY 315 R4 Week 3

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Week Three Practice Problems


Prepare a written response to the following questions.


Chapter 4

  List the five steps of hypothesis testing, and explain the procedure and logic of each.


  Based on the information given for the following studies, decide whether to reject the null hypothesis. Assume that all populations are normally distributed. For each, give:         

a.     The Z-score cutoff (or cutoffs) on the comparison distribution at which the null hypothesis should be rejected.

b.     The Z-score on the comparison distribution for the sample score.

c.     Your conclusion.







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  A researcher predicts that listening to music while solving math problems will make a particular brain area more active. To test this, a research participant has her brain scanned while listening to music and solving math problems, and the brain area of interest has a percentage signal change of 58. From many previous studies with this same math problem’s procedure (but not listening to music), it is known that the signal change in this brain is normally distributed with a mean of 35 and a standard deviation of 10.

a.     Using the .01 level, what should the researcher conclude? Solve this problem explicity using all five steps of hypothesis testing, and illustrate your answer with a sketch showing the comparison distribution, the cutoff (or cutoffs), and the score of the sample on this distribution.

b.     Explain your answer to someone who has never had a course in statistics (but who is familiar with mean, standard deviation, and Z scores).




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Assault in the City: Treatment

Assignment 2: RA 2: Assault in the City: Treatment

Click here to study a vignette.


On the basis of the vignette you read, respond to the following:Identify and discuss the differences between adult and juvenile correctional facilities. Explain with reasons and critique.Analyze the type of treatment provided to sex offenders in adult and juvenile correctional facilities. What are the success rates of these programs?Explain the process involved in assessing amenability to treatment and risk assessment.Identify and discuss the relevant issues the forensic psychology professional needs to address. How can he or she best address these issues?Discuss assessment instruments used to measure the psycholegal concepts involved in the decision process.

Use resources from professional literature to support your analysis. The professional literature may include the Argosy University online library resources; relevant textbooks; peer-reviewed journal articles; and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, and .gov).

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

Submission Details:By Monday, September 22, 2014, save your paper as M5_A2_Lastname_Firstname.doc and submit it to the M5 Assignment 2 RA 2 Dropbox.Assignment 2 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsDescribed your perceptions of the differences between adult and juvenile correctional facilities and provided reasons for your perceptions.60Described the types of treatment provided to sex offenders in adult and juvenile correctional facilities and critically analyzed the success rates of these programs.60Critically analyzed and explained the processes involved in assessing amenability to treatment and risk assessment.60Identified and explained the relevant issues the forensic psychology professional needs to address and critically analyzed how he or she can best address these issues.40Evaluated and explained the instruments used to measure the psycholegal concepts involved in the decision-making process for amenability to treatment and risk assessment.40Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.40Total:300

Hot! Need 10/3 Psych Discussions

Discussion 1 – Cultural Research – Discuss in 100-150 words with In text citations:

Analyze cultural research-based models that help explain organizational culture.

Discussion 2 – Application of Models – Discuss in 100 – 150 words with intext Citations.

Apply models of personality, individual differences, and gender to the work environment.

Discussion 3 – Gender Stereotypes: – Discuss in 100 – 150 words with intext Citations.

Research conducted by William and Best (1982) is reviewed in Ch. 6 of Culture and Psychology. How do you understand their results related to gender stereotypes? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these adjectives in relation to the workforce?

Discussion 4 – Workplace – Discuss in 100 – 150 words with intext Citations.


Go to the University Library and use the search terms attributional styles and workplace. Narrow your search to scholarly articles, and choose one of the articles that populates. Do you think the article results could be applicable at your workplace for enhancing employee effectiveness? Why or why not?