Psychology and the Challenges of Life Adjustment and Growth 12th edition

Psychology and the Challenges of Life Adjustment and Growth 12th editionExams and QuizzesEach week will culminate in a quiz on the material covered during that week of instruction. There will be two essay exams: Midterm in Week 4 and Final in Week 8.Rubric for Discussion Board PostsDiscussion board posts are worth up to 25 points per week and will be graded according to the following guidelines:10 points for answering the initial post prompt completely5 points for correct citation, reference, and use of APA style5 points for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation5 points for a response post which is focused in nature and is at least 100 words in lengthGuidelines & ExpectationsTurnitinWhat It IsTurnitin is an online service which provides originality checking. Turnitin encourages best practices for using and citing other people’s written material. Turnitin’s proprietary software compares the paper’s text to a vast database of 20+ billion pages of digital content (including archived Internet content that is no longer available on the live Web) as well as over 220 million papers in the student paper archive, and 110,000+ professional, academic, and commercial journals and publicationsHow It Will be Used in This CourseAll written work submitted within the classroom, with the exception of weekly discussion posts, will be checked for plagiarismSubmitting to TurnitinAssignments will be submitted to Turnitin using the submit button associated with the assignmentGuidelines and Rubric for Final Paper (approximately 2,100 words)ThemeSelect one character from one of the following films (not one from each film)Tangled, (2010), Walt Disney Pictures, (DVD)Winter’s Bone, (2010), Lionsgate, (DVD)American Beauty, (1999), Paramount, (DVD)PurposeThis paper is your opportunity to apply what you have learned from this course through analyzing:How the character coped with adversityHow his/her sense of self was important to his/her copingWhat kind of coping mechanisms the character used to deal with stressContentThis course focuses on human adjustment (healthy and unhealthy) to the challenges of the environment, and each of these films has at least two characters (a male and a female) from which you may choose.Course text: discuss and use material from three different chapters of the textbook. You can choose any three chapters and concepts you consider appropriateOutside resources: use three references, other than your text, which deal with the concepts or ideas regarding the psychology of the character you have chosenStructure (include labels for each section)I. Title Page (centered)Title of filmName of character featured in paperWord countGrading value: 5 pointsII. SummarySummarize the movie plot and explain why you think it has anything to do with adaptation to a challenging environment or situationSuggested length: 1 pageGrading value: 20 pointsIII. CharacterIdentify the character you have selected and explain the reasoning behind your choice. What is his/her stressful situation? What is the conflict?Detail how you understand or make sense of the stress/challenges/adversity that this character is facing. What is he or she going through that makes life difficult?Suggested length: 2 pagesGrading value: 30 pointsIV. TheoryDescribe how the character you have chosen tries to adapt or adjust to the challenges facing him/her. What defense mechanisms does he/she use? What is his/her sense of self? How does he/she handle stress? Is this healthy or unhealthy? How is his/her sense of self important to his/her ability to cope?Suggested length: 3 pagesGrading value: 40 pointsV. ReactionVerbalize, in some detail, why you did or did not like the filmSuggested length: 1 pageGrading value: 5 pointsVI. Grammar, Spelling, APA StylePaper is written according to APA format and styleIn-text citations are in APA formatReference list is in APA formatUse of quotations is minimalEffective use of paraphrasingPaper is free from spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure errorsGrading value: 15 pointsAdditional NotesPapers will be submitted to Turnitin using the submit button in week 7Due Week 7, Sunday, 11:59 p.m. ETLate papers will be accepted at the discretion of the instructor and subject to a late penaltyOverview of the three moviesTangled, (2010), Walt Disney Pictures, (DVD). Based on the Rapunzel myth. The characters, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, each have to negotiate the challenges of adolescence and separation from their familiesWinter’s Bone, (2010), Lionsgate, (DVD). Contains an unforgettable portrayal of a young Ozark woman trying to track down her missing father. The film is centered on drug use and methamphetamine production in the Arkansas countryside. Highly acclaimed at Sundance (Grand Jury Award for Best Drama), the film also received a number of Academy Award nominations. Jennifer Lawrence (she’s 20) as Ree Dolly and John Hawkes as her uncle (Teardrop) both received acting nominations, and either one would be a great character to look at. Ree is one of the deepest, most well-developed characters in a movie in a long time. The end of the film is as powerful as anything you are likely to see on filmAmerican Beauty, (1999), Paramount, (DVD). Winner of five Oscars in 1999: Best Picture, Best Actor (Kevin Spacey), Best Director (Sam Mendes), Best Original Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. This movie is about an older man having a midlife crisis. Please be aware that this film is heavy on sexual themes and includes some graphic violence. There is sex and nudity in this film, and it is full of symbolism and social implications. The great thing about this film is that there are six characters (three female and three male) who are developed deeply enough for you to write aboutAPA Citation StyleUsing APA citation style is an important part of paper writing. When used correctly, it:Provides a path back to the original piece of workAdds credibility to your paperLimits the possibility of accusations of plagiarismThese exercises present variations on books, journal articles, and entries in a reference work. They have been designed to help you identify the important elements of a reference, which include:AuthorPublication dateTitlePage numbersPublisher informationElectronic sourcesPay attention to the following features:Typeface (regular or italics)PunctuationOrderThere are three parts to this activity. Click each link to begin.Part 1 – Identify the rules of each elementPart 2 – Put the elements in the correct orderPart 3 – Choose the properly formatted elementsOnline TutoringIn addition to your professor in this class, we have made arrangements for you to access an online tutoring service if you want to get extra help with math and writing. When you click on the link below, you will automatically be logged in to a website for the tutoring service, offered by Smarthinking. No account setup is necessary, and there is no additional cost to you for this service. You will see on that page that you have the option to schedule a session with a tutor, submit a question, or submit your writing for feedback.www.smarthinking.comWeek 1Psychology of Adjustment and Personal Growth: An IntroductionHave you ever wondered why some individuals handle stress better than others? This week discusses factors that affect how a person manages stress and environmental changes. We discuss a person’s ability to experience happiness in good or bad environments, and what can be done to improve our personality health.After completing this lesson, you should be able to:Define the concept of adjustmentClarify the importance of cultural diversity in understanding this conceptIdentify the way in which critical thinking helps adjustmentRecognize the scientific method as it applies to psychological researchDiscover how psychologists study human adjustmentExplore the concept of personalityVisualize the major forces in personality theory: psychodynamic, learning theory, humanistic theory, and trait theoryExplore the way in which psychologists assess personalityCourse IntroductionTake a few minutes to get to know W. Scott Whitacre, PsyD, who discusses the focus of each lecture and previews how psychological adjustment affects our lives.After completing this lecture, you should be able to:Predict the direction and content of the lecture seriesComprehend the way in which the lectures will enhance yet transcend the textRestate issues of confidentiality and privacy as it relates to case presentations contained in the lecturesHuman Diversity and Psychological AdjustmentHuman diversity is all around us. It is important to have a basic awareness of a person’s cultural, religious, or racial background. This lecture discusses real situational examples and how knowing this information helped Dr. Whitacre turn a troubling situation into a positive experience.After completing this lecture, you should be able to:Appreciate the importance of human diversity in understanding psychological adjustmentExplore how our cultural and ethnic beliefs may influence how we react to a situationRecognize why it is important for a “helping” professional to be mindful of these variationsReadingChapter 1: Psychology and the Challenges of LifeTechnology, astrology, multitasking, and genes are just a few of the topics covered in this chapter. In addition to studying the psychological influence of these subjects, you examine how psychologists perform their researchChapter 2: PersonalityExplore and assess Sigmund Freud’s theory of personality, also known as psychodynamic theories. Participate in personality testsDiscussionParagraph 1How and why is an appreciation of ethnic and cultural diversity important to psychology?Paragraph 2How does someone’s identification with a specific ethnic or cultural identity influence their social activity and adjustment?InstructionsWrite two paragraphs, one for each discussion questionDue Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. ETGuidelinesDiscussion board posts are worth up to 25 points per week and will be graded according to the following guidelines:20 points for initial response distributed as follows:10 points for answering the initial post prompt completely5 points for correct citation, reference, and use of APA style5 points for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation5 points for a response post which is focused in nature and is at least 100 words in lengthGrade Value – 20 Points10 points for answering the initial post prompt completely5 points for correct citation, reference and use of APA style5 points for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuationDiscussionResponse PostInstructionsRespond to one initial post by a classmateDue Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ETGrade Value – 5 points5 points for a response postFocused in natureMinimum of 100 words in lengthQuizCovers material from Week 1Due Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ETOpen-bookUntimedCan only be taken once and in one sittingYou must do your own work!Sharing of answers will result in a zero for the quizFlashcards – Chapter 1Covering Chapter 1 of textFlashcards – Chapter 2Covering Chapter 2 of textWeek 2Stress and HealthWe have all dealt with frustration in our lives. How does our reaction to frustration affect our health? This week explores the causes and management of stress.After completing this lesson, you should be able to:Define the concept of stressIdentify the way stress affects physiological functioningInterpret the general adaptation syndrome (GAS)Describe the way in which stress affects the immune systemExamine the way that stress affects daily lifeDefine psychological moderators of stressInvestigate common stress-related health disordersExplore how you can assess your own stress levelSerial Self-Injurious BehaviorCan our response to situations actually harm us?After completing this lecture, you should be able to:Explore the importance of frustration tolerance in healthy psychological adjustment and coping with stressRecognize the way in which this is part of our everyday livesDiscuss the way in which lack of frustration tolerance can have pathological, harmful consequencesOutline the way in which psychologists teach frustration toleranceReadingChapter 3: Stress: What It Is and How to Manage ItWhat is the difference between healthy stress and unhealthy stress? This chapter discusses the many types of stress and how stress affects our physical and psychological stateChapter 4: Psychological Factors and HealthTake a granular look at how stress affects the nervous system, various organs, and the immune systemDiscussionParagraph 1What is the general adaptation syndrome? List and define its three phasesParagraph 2Discuss something stressful about being an online student and anything from Chapter 3 in our textbook that might help manage this stressInstructionsWrite two paragraphs, one for each discussion questionDue Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. ETGuidelinesDiscussion board posts are worth up to 25 points per week and will be graded according to the following guidelines:20 points for initial response distributed as follows:10 points for answering the initial post prompt completely5 points for correct citation, reference, and use of APA style5 points for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation5 points for a response post which is focused in nature and is at least 100 words in lengthGrade Value – 20 Points10 points for answering the initial post prompt completely5 points for correct citation, reference and use of APA style5 points for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuationDiscussionResponse PostInstructionsRespond to one initial post by a classmateDue Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ETGrade Value – 5 points5 points for a response postFocused in natureMinimum of 100 words in lengthQuizCovers material from Week 2Due Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ETOpen-bookUntimedCan only be taken once and in one sittingYou must do your own work!Sharing of answers will result in a zero for the quizFlashcards – Chapter 3Covering Chapter 3 of textWeek 3Healthy Behavior and the SelfThis week discusses circumstances that affect how we “see” ourselves, how others see us, and finally, how we think others see us.After completing this lesson, you should be able to:Restate the importance of nutrition in managing stressRecognize the importance of fitness in managing stressParaphrase the importance of healthy sleep patterns in managing stressDescribe how these guidelines are related to a healthy sense of selfExplore the concept of self and its relationship to healthy adjustmentDefine self-concept and self-esteemReport on the way in which identity and esteem are critical to healthy adjustmentExplore how prejudice and discrimination are related to a faulty sense of self-concept and poor self-esteemIdentity and Self-EsteemHave you ever asked yourself, “Who am I?” or “Why am I here?” or “Do I like myself?” This lecture reviews what causes us to ask these questions and how these questions are addressed.After completing this lecture, you should be able to:Define the concept of identityDefine the concept of self-esteemExplore the relationship between the twoReview a case presentation which exemplifies this ideaDiscover strategies for correcting deficits in eachInteractive ExerciseIdentity vs. Self-EsteemThis 10-question interactive exercise will test your knowledge of the difference between the terms identity and self-esteem.ReadingChapter 5: Developing Healthier BehaviorsThis chapter will help us understand why healthy behaviors, both in activities and food, can lead to improved physical and psychological healthChapter 6: The Self in a Social WorldDo others see us the same way we see ourselves? What’s the importance of a first impression or our body language? Let’s explore these and many more factors in Chapter 6DiscussionParagraph 1Who are you?Paragraph 2Why do you define yourself this way?InstructionsWrite two paragraphs, one for each discussion questionDue Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. ETGuidelinesDiscussion board posts are worth up to 25 points per week and will be graded according to the following guidelines:20 points for initial response distributed as follows:10 points for answering the initial post prompt completely5 points for correct citation, reference, and use of APA style5 points for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation5 points for a response post which is focused in nature and is at least 100 words in lengthGrade Value – 20 Points10 points for answering the initial post prompt completely5 points for correct citation, reference and use of APA style5 points for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuationDiscussionResponse PostInstructionsRespond to one initial post by a classmateDue Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ETGrade Value – 5 points5 points for a response postFocused in natureMinimum of 100 words in lengthQuizCovers material from Week 3Due Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ETOpen-bookUntimedCan only be taken once and in one sittingYou must do your own work!Sharing of answers will result in a zero for the quizFlashcards – Chapter 5Covering Chapter 5 of textFlashcards – Chapter 6Covering Chapter 6 of textWeek 4Social InfluenceThis week explores the many ways we can influence others and be influenced by social influences. We will examine advertising and slogans, the bystander effect, and group membership.After completing this lesson, you should be able to:Explain the importance of social persuasion to the issue of human adjustment to the environmentDefine basic components of advertisementsDifferentiate central route from peripheral routeDescribe basic sales ploysExplore the concept of conformityConceptualize the importance of Milgram’s studies in the history of psychological researchParaphrase psychological factors associated with altruistic behaviorExplore the psychological effects of being in a crowdPsychology of Ad SlogansDo you enjoy advertising or do you view it as more of a “necessary evil”? During advertisement exposure, do you focus on what is being promoted (central route), or do you try to understand the underlying emotional tone or message (peripheral route)? This lecture will help you to understand that there’s more to the message than what you see on the surface.After completing this lecture, you should be able to:Review the concepts of central and peripheral routes in advertisingAnalyze how persuasion involves a psychological messageDiscuss the way in which advertising can be effective despite our assertions to the contraryExplore famous product advertising slogans and see how they are effectiveWendy’s AdvertisementWendy’s AdvertisementUse this link to see the Wendy’s “Where’s the beef?” advertisement on YouTube.ReadingChapter 7: Social Influence: Being Influenced by – and Influencing – OthersWhen you were getting dressed this morning, did you consider what events you would participate in, who would see you, and/or how you wanted to be perceived based on appearance? We make many decisions based on social influences. Some are made based on central route information, while others may be driven by peripheral route information.DiscussionParagraph 1Explain the difference between the central route and peripheral route in advertisingParagraph 2Select a TV commercial that interests you, describe it, and discuss how use of the central and peripheral routes attempt to persuade you to buy the productInstructionsWrite two paragraphs, one for each discussion questionDue Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. ETGuidelinesDiscussion board posts are worth up to 25 points per week and will be graded according to the following guidelines:20 points for initial response distributed as follows:10 points for answering the initial post prompt completely5 points for correct citation, reference, and use of APA style5 points for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation5 points for a response post which is focused in nature and is at least 100 words in lengthGrade Value – 20 Points10 points for answering the initial post prompt completely5 points for correct citation, reference and use of APA style5 points for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuationDiscussionResponse PostInstructionsRespond to one initial post by a classmateDue Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ETGrade Value – 5 points5 points for a response postFocused in natureMinimum of 100 words in lengthQuizCovers material from Week 4Due Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ETOpen-bookUntimedCan only be taken once and in one sittingYou must do your own work!Sharing of answers will result in a zero for the quizMidterm ExamCovers material in Weeks 1–4Due Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ETOpen-bookYou have 120 minutes to complete this essay section of the examCan only be taken once and in one sittingYou must do your own work!Sharing answers will result in a zero for the examFlashcards – Chapter 7Covering Chapter 7 in textWeek 5Psychological Disorders and PsychotherapyWe begin to discover how the application of psychology principles can help those suffering from psychological disorders.After completing this lesson, you should be able to:Explain the concept of mental illnessExamine symptoms of common psychological disordersDifferentiate depression from bipolar disorderDescribe personality traits associated with antisocial personality disorderExplore the way in which sociopaths approach interpersonal relationshipsConceptualize what is “therapeutic” in a counseling relationshipCategorize core approaches of common therapiesDifferentiate behavioral from psychodynamic approachesAntisocial Personality DisorderThis lecture identifies and defines various antisocial disorders.After completing this lecture, you should be able to:Define the concept of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD)Note the other names by which ASPD is called (sociopath, psychopath)Underscore the misconceptions about ASPDReview 11 basic personality traits of the sociopathRelate a mnemonic device for ASPDNarcissistic UncoilingHow can therapy and counseling help change a person suffering from antisocial personality disorder (ASPD)? This lecture discusses different answers to the question and provides examples of real-life situations.After completing this lecture, you should be able to:Explain the way in which sociopaths are faced with dilemmas when engaging in therapyDiscover ways sociopaths reveal themselves in stagesExplore how this is applicable to other forms of interpersonal communicationConceptualize how this is understood within the context of transferenceReadingChapter 8: Psychological DisordersThis chapter will help you identify, classify, and address various psychological disordersChapter 9: Therapies: Ways of HelpingIn this chapter, we will examine various therapies, such as psychodynamic, humanistic-existential, biomedical, and cognitiveDiscussionParagraph 1What psychological disorder discussed in Chapter 8 of our textbook do you find the hardest to understand? Why?Paragraph 2If a loved one or family member had this disorder, what type of therapy would you suggest that he/she seek? Why?InstructionsWrite two paragraphs, one for each discussion questionDue Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. ETGuidelinesDiscussion board posts are worth up to 25 points per week and will be graded according to the following guidelines:20 points for initial response distributed as follows:10 points for answering the initial post prompt completely5 points for correct citation, reference, and use of APA style5 points for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation5 points for a response post which is focused in nature and is at least 100 words in lengthGrade Value – 20 Points10 points for answering the initial post prompt completely5 points for correct citation, reference and use of APA style5 points for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuationDiscussionResponse PostInstructionsRespond to one initial post by a classmateDue Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ETGrade Value – 5 points5 points for a response postFocused in natureMinimum of 100 words in lengthQuizCovers material from Week 5Due Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ETOpen-bookUntimedCan only be taken once and in one sittingYou must do your own work!Sharing of answers will result in a zero for the quizFlashcards – Chapter 8Covering Chapter 8 in textWeek 6Gender Roles and Interpersonal AttractionNo matter who you are or what your background is, you may be able to relate to the information covered this week. We will identify gender roles, intimacy, stereotypes, and what causes some people to be attracted to others.After completing this lesson, you should be able to:Discuss the concept of gender roles and gender stereotypesExplore gender differences in cognitive abilitiesDifferentiate male and female responses to aggressionClarify primary determinants of interpersonal attractionExplore different styles of loveConceptualize intimacy on an emotional levelDefine romantic loveDifferentiate emotional and physical components of attractionTranssexualismIn this lecture, we explore transsexualism – the psychological factors and the myths – and examine a case study.After completing this lecture, you should be able to:Explore and repudiate the myths associated with transsexualismRecognize the source of psychological distress of many transsexualsDiscuss the way in which transsexualism is considered a “disorder”Explore a case study from the prisonInteractive ExerciseTranssexual vs. TransvestiteThis six-question interactive exercise will test your knowledge of the difference between the terms transsexual and transvestite.ReadingChapter 12: Gender and SexualityDoes each gender come with certain strengths or characteristics, not equaled by the opposite gender? This chapter explores this question along with other biological and psychosocial gender influencesChapter 10: Interpersonal Attraction: Of Friendship and LoveWhat causes love and friendship attraction? This chapter will review this and other “Laws of Attraction”DiscussionParagraph 1Select a “love song” from the ’60s, ’70s, or ’80s. Select eight lines from the song and interpret what it is saying about that specific relationship or about relationships in generalParagraph 2Are relationships today the same as reflected in this song? Why?InstructionsWrite two paragraphs, one for each discussion questionDue Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. ETGuidelinesDiscussion board posts are worth up to 25 points per week and will be graded according to the following guidelines:20 points for initial response distributed as follows:10 points for answering the initial post prompt completely5 points for correct citation, reference, and use of APA style5 points for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation5 points for a response post which is focused in nature and is at least 100 words in lengthGrade Value – 20 Points10 points for answering the initial post prompt completely5 points for correct citation, reference and use of APA style5 points for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuationDiscussionResponse PostInstructionsRespond to one initial post by a classmateDue Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ETGrade Value – 5 points5 points for a response postFocused in natureMinimum of 100 words in lengthQuizCovers material from Week 6Due Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ETOpen-bookUntimedCan only be taken once and in one sittingYou must do your own work!Sharing of answers will result in a zero for the quizFlashcards Chapter – 10Covering Chapter 10 in textWeek 7Relationships and Sexual BehaviorThere are many layers to relationships. We discuss the psychological state of males and females in intimate relationships and the sensitive topics of sexual addictions and rape.After completing this lesson, you should be able to:Describe the ABC model of relationshipsExplore the dynamics and understanding of trust in relationshipsRecognize the ingredients of successful marriages and relationshipsRecognize the signs of a deteriorating relationshipClarify biological foundations of sexual behavior and responseExplore the phases of the sexual response cycleConceptualize reasons why men rape and sexually assault womenDefine rape prevention strategiesDifferentiate sexual dysfunctions from sexual paraphiliaPsychology of the RapistSexual assault is an emotional and sensitive topic. In this lecture, we will explore the psychology of rape and the psychologist’s role in treating the rapist.After completing this lecture, you should be able to:Explore the psychology of rapeRecognize the role of deviant fantasy in the etiology of sex crimesReject the idea of random sex crimesExplore common traits of rapistsNote the role that psychologists play in treating this disorderSummarize why psychologists say that there is no changing a rapistInteractive ExerciseFacts and Myths on RapeThis eight-question interactive exercise will test your ability to differentiate between fact and myth regarding rape.ReadingChapter 11: Relationships and Communication: Getting From Here to ThereWe all know our ABCs, but do we know the ABC(DEs) of romantic relationships? After reading this chapter, you should be able to identify them in your own relationshipsChapter 12: Gender and Sexuality, pp. 422–451Do we understand how sexual behavior and response affects us psychologically? In this part of Chapter 12, we will review this issue and other topics related to the biological basis of sexDiscussionParagraph 1Why do you think many relationships and marriages fail?Paragraph 2Do you think more relationships and marriages fail these days because of social changes or changes in individuals or both?InstructionsWrite two paragraphs, one for each discussion questionDue Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. ETGuidelinesDiscussion board posts are worth up to 25 points per week and will be graded according to the following guidelines:20 points for initial response distributed as follows:10 points for answering the initial post prompt completely5 points for correct citation, reference, and use of APA style5 points for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation5 points for a response post which is focused in nature and is at least 100 words in lengthGrade Value – 20 Points10 points for answering the initial post prompt completely5 points for correct citation, reference and use of APA style5 points for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuationDiscussionResponse PostInstructionsRespond to one initial post by a classmateDue Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ETGrade Value – 5 points5 points for a response postFocused in natureMinimum of 100 words in lengthPaperGuidelines and Rubric for Final Paper (approximately 2,100 words)ThemeSelect one character from one of the following films (not one from each film)Tangled, (2010), Walt Disney Pictures, (DVD)Winter’s Bone, (2010), Lionsgate, (DVD)American Beauty, (1999), Paramount, (DVD)PurposeThis paper is your opportunity to apply what you have learned from this course through analyzing:How the character coped with adversityHow his/her sense of self was important to his/her copingWhat kind of coping mechanisms the character used to deal with stressContentThis course focuses on human adjustment (healthy and unhealthy) to the challenges of the environment, and each of these films has at least two characters (a male and a female) from which you may choose.Course text: discuss and use material from three different chapters of the textbook. You can choose any three chapters and concepts you consider appropriateOutside resources: use three references, other than your text, which deal with the concepts or ideas regarding the psychology of the character you have chosenStructure (include labels for each section)I. Title Page (centered)Title of filmName of character featured in paperWord countGrading value: 5 pointsII. SummarySummarize the movie plot and explain why you think it has anything to do with adaptation to a challenging environment or situationSuggested length: 1 pageGrading value: 20 pointsIII. CharacterIdentify the character you have selected and explain the reasoning behind your choice. What is his/her stressful situation? What is the conflict?Detail how you understand or make sense of the stress/challenges/adversity that this character is facing. What is he or she going through that makes life difficult?Suggested length: 2 pagesGrading value: 30 pointsIV. TheoryDescribe how the character you have chosen tries to adapt or adjust to the challenges facing him/her. What defense mechanisms does he/she use? What is his/her sense of self? How does he/she handle stress? Is this healthy or unhealthy? How is his/her sense of self important to his/her ability to cope?Suggested length: 3 pagesGrading value: 40 pointsV. ReactionVerbalize, in some detail, why you did or did not like the filmSuggested length: 1 pageGrading value: 5 pointsVI. Grammar, Spelling, APA StylePaper is written according to APA format and styleIn-text citations are in APA formatReference list is in APA formatUse of quotations is minimalEffective use of paraphrasingPaper is free from spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure errorsGrading value: 20 pointsAdditional NotesClick the Submit Assignment button below to submit your work to TurnitinDue Week 7, Sunday, 11:59 p.m. ETNo late papers will be accepted for any reasonOverview of the three moviesTangled, (2010), Walt Disney Pictures, (DVD). Based on the Rapunzel myth. The characters, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, each have to negotiate the challenges of adolescence and separation from their familiesWinter’s Bone, (2010), Lionsgate, (DVD). Contains an unforgettable portrayal of a young Ozark woman trying to track down her missing father. The film is centered around drug use and methamphetamine production in the Arkansas countryside. Highly acclaimed at Sundance (Grand Jury Award for Best Drama), the film also received a number of Academy Award nominations. Jennifer Lawrence (she’s 20) as Ree Dolly and John Hawkes as her uncle (Teardrop) both received acting nominations, and either one would be a great character to look at. Ree is one of the deepest, most well-developed characters in a movie in a long time. The end of the film is as powerful as anything you are likely to see on filmAmerican Beauty, (1999), Paramount, (DVD). Winner of five Oscars in 1999: Best Picture, Best Actor (Kevin Spacey), Best Director (Sam Mendes), Best Original Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. This movie is about an older man having a midlife crisis. Please be aware that this film is heavy on sexual themes and includes some graphic violence. There is sex and nudity in this film, and it is full of symbolism and social implications. The great thing about this film is that there are six characters (three female and three male) who are developed deeply enough for you to write aboutQuizCovers material from Week 7Due Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ETOpen-bookUntimedCan only be taken once and in one sittingYou must do your own work!Sharing of answers will result in a zero for the quizFlashcards – Chapter 12 – Set ACovering Chapter 12 in textFlashcards – Chapter 12 – Set BCovering Chapter 12 in textWeek 8From Adolescence to AdulthoodIn this course, we have considered many new ways to view life and a person’s ability to adjust to various settings, situations, circumstances, and people. We conclude this course by looking at the overall lifespan and the various psychological influences we encounter during each life stage.After completing this lesson, you should be able to:Explain physical and cognitive changes of adolescenceExplore the way in which development affects adjustmentOutline the challenges of young adulthoodRecognize the challenges of midlifeClarify what is meant by midlife crisisDiscuss the importance of the work world and career in adult development and adjustmentConceptualize the way individuals think about career directionsExamine work-related stressDefine sexual harassment and explore how to deal with it in the workplaceSupervisionWhat would your work day be like without a supervisor? Most likely, your view of this would depend greatly on your supervisor’s quality of work. This lecture identifies various types of supervisors, employees, and adjustments that often occur between the two sides.After completing this lecture, you should be able to:Explore the way in which supervising others, or being supervised, is a foundational aspect of the working environmentDiscuss ways in which healthy and unhealthy supervisory styles are manifestedRecognize what makes a good supervisorReflect on how transition to a supervisory level can be challenging and stressfulInteractive ExercisePositive and Negative Managerial StylesThis seven-question interactive exercise will test your ability to determine if a particular managerial trait is positive or negative.ReadingChapter 13: Adolescent and Adult Development: Going Through ChangesBenjamin Franklin is quoted as saying: “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” This chapter discusses certainties in life, such as physical growth, change, development, and agingChapter 14: The Challenge of the WorkplaceMost adult Americans spend more awake hours at work than anywhere else. The final reading assignment discusses workplace challenges, stress, and adjustmentsDiscussionParagraph 1What is sexual harassment? What are the common manifestations of this in the workplace?Paragraph 2Consider someone famous who has been the focus of sexual harassment charges in the past five years? What happened, and what is your opinion of how it was handled?InstructionsWrite two paragraphs, one for each discussion questionDue Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. ETGuidelinesDiscussion board posts are worth up to 25 points per week and will be graded according to the following guidelines:20 points for initial response distributed as follows:10 points for answering the initial post prompt completely5 points for correct citation, reference, and use of APA style5 points for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation5 points for a response post which is focused in nature and is at least 100 words in lengthGrade Value – 20 Points10 points for answering the initial post prompt completely5 points for correct citation, reference and use of APA style5 points for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuationDiscussionResponse PostInstructionsRespond to one initial post by a classmateDue Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ETGrade Value – 5 points5 points for a response postFocused in natureMinimum of 100 words in lengthFlashcards – Chapter 13Covering Chapter 13 in textQuizCovers material from Week 8Due Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ETOpen-bookUntimedCan only be taken once and in one sittingYou must do your own work!Sharing of answers will result in a zero for the quizFinal ExamCovers material in Weeks 4–8Due Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ETOpen-bookYou have 120 minutes to complete the essay questions in this sectionCan only be taken once and in one sittingYou must do your own work!

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