PSY100 – FULL COURSE – ALL DISCUSSIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS- 2014

PSY 100 week 1 discussion DQ1 &DQ 2

DQ1

Describe a stressful period in your life. What factors
contributed to the stress? How did the Module 1 assigned readings help in
understanding stress?

DQ 2

Please share the results of your stress self-assessment.
Identify one stress factor to modify and provide suggestions on how you would
modify this.

PSY 100 week 2 discussion DQ1 &DQ 2

DQ1

Select a character that has low EQ from a television show or
movie. Based on your Module 2 Readings, describe the actions this person displays
that demonstrate low EQ. If you were a psychologist working with this person on
improving their EQ, what recommendations would you give to improve the
character’s EQ?

DQ2

 

Discuss your results from the Emotional IQ assessment. How
do your results provide insight into how you interact with family members,
friends, and coworkers? What advice would you give to someone who had a low EQ?
How could they improve their EQ?

PSY 100 week 3 discussion DQ1 &DQ 2

DQ1

 

In the Module 3 Readings, from the six dimensions of
wellness, identify one area of strength and one area of weakness. Using your
strength, how will you adjust your weakness?

DQ 2

 

How do the benefits of sleep affect our interactions with
others? Describe a time when lack of sleep impacted your ability to
appropriately interact with others.

PSY 100 week 4 discussion DQ1 &DQ 2

DQ1

What were the results of your personality assessment? How do
these results impact you as a student, how do they impact your interactions
with your professors, and your interactions with your classmates?

DQ 2

Discuss how the findings of your personality assessment
impact family, friends, and work relationships.

PSY 100 week 5 discussion DQ1 &DQ 2

DQ1

This week you have been reading about learning and memory.
Emotional intelligence contributes to your ability to remember new information
and apply it to old information. How can EQ (high and low) affect your ability
to learn?

DQ 2

 

Based on the results of your Learning Style Assessment, what
strategies will you use as an online student? How might this differ from
learning in the real world? Based on your Module 5 Readings, how would
psychologists explain the difference?

PSY 100 week 6 discussion DQ1 &DQ 2

DQ 1

 

Discuss the “ripple effect” as described by
Bronfenbrenner and how it impacts your life.

DQ 2

 

Discuss Bandura’s social cognitive theory and how it impacts
professional relationships.

PSY 100 week 7 discussion DQ1 &DQ 2

DQ 1

 

What is the most important thing you learned in this class?
How will this class impact future classes that you take?

DQ 2

 

Our readings for this week shares the S.M.A.R.T Goal Setting
method. Before addressing the module 7 assignment, I encourage you to take a
look at a S.M.A.R.T. goal for yourself. Do you see this tying in to your Life
Action Plan? How can each S.M.A.R.T. goal be tied in to your short- and
long-term goal setting?

 

 

 

PSY 100 all week assignment

 

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Psychology for Life Worksheet

Directions: Answer each of the following three questions in
100-150 words each.

1. Complete “Interactive Stress Quiz For Instant Health Risk
Results!” located on the Stress Management Web site at http://www.stress-management.net/stress-test.htm

What did the self-assessment tell you about your level of
stress? Were you surprised by the results? Explain.

2. The readings for this Module discuss the relationship
between motivation, emotion, and stress. After taking the quiz do you have a
new perspective on this dynamic? Describe some times that your motivation and
emotion have been affected by stressors in your life.

3. Describe how psychology is applicable to everyday life.
Discuss topics such as relationships with others, work, school, etc. How might
understanding psychology help you in your everyday life?

 

week 2

Emotional Intelligence Journal

Instructions:Compose a journal entry (400-500 words),
describing your Emotional I.Q. findings. Being aware of emotional responses is
important when interacting in social settings. How can we be “in check” with
our emotions? What are some consequences of not being “in check” with our
emotions? What are some strategies for managing our emotions? How do we ensure
that our emotions are appropriate when interacting with our family, friends,
significant others, and peers?

 

week 3

 

PSY-100: Normal and Abnormal BehaviorScenarios

To reflect on what you have read or studied so far in a
course is an essential part of understanding. This worksheet form will provide
a place for you to take some time and reflect on understanding how psychology
can help you in your everyday life. Please use this week’s readings to assist
you.

As you have learned,your mental health and wellness can
affect your life and how you interact with others as a student, professional,
and in your personal relationships.

A student learns through the 4 Pillars that physical,
mental, and spiritual wellbeing is vital to success in academics in a chosen
career field and in life in general. Explain what abnormal and normal behavior
is and how to apply wellness strategies by completing the following:

Selecttwoof the four case scenarios.Read the
scenarios and answer all the questions that follow. Then complete the Wrap-upquestions
at the end of the assignment.

______________________________________________________________________

Jamie Single Mom

Jamie enrolled in the online Bachelors of Science in
Psychology program at in the spring of 2011. She is a single mom with two
children under the age of 5 and she works a full-time job as a customer service
representative.

Jamie is starting to feel overwhelmed with juggling school,
work, and spending time with her children. Her physical symptoms are: wanting
to cry everyday, sometimes being short with her children, withdrawing from
friends and family, and being tired and worn out. She is considering quitting
school so that her life will return to some normalcy, but then she worries
about how she will pay back her student loans when her current job barely
covers her bills. Not only that, but she doesnot want to give up on her dream
of becoming a counselor. Jamie feels as though she is in an endless cycle and
does not know how to resolve her feelings and physical symptoms. Her negative
thought processes have skewed her thinking.

As Jamie’s friend, what steps would you take to assist her?

What resources could Jamie use (both at school, home, and at
work) to help her not feel so alone and isolated?

How could Jamie shift her thinking from a negative
perspective to a more hopeful perspective?

_________________________________________________________________________

John- Anxiety Disorder – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

John is single and has not worked in sometime. On a daily
basis he fears what the day might bring. To make sure that the day goes right
he takes 2 showers daily, one after getting up in the morning and one at
mid-day. He also makes sure that each household task such as vacuuming, washing
dishes, scrubbing the floors, etc is completed by noon every day and marks off
these tasks on a checklist. Lastly, at night, he checks his house to make sure
all windows and doors are locked.He unlocks and locks the front door at least
three (3) times to assure that the lock is working.

John is also going to school, as he knows that he needs to
find a job and is hoping to be able to do online computer work when he
completes his degree. He is currently struggling with his schoolwork as he has
started to obsess about certain routines in it as well, such as double-
checking with the instructor everyday that he has completed all of his work,
posting 5 and 6 times to the classroom, and e-mailing his classmates daily to
see if he has missed something. John recognizes that he needs some help, but
does not know where to begin.

As his friend, what recommendations could you make in
helping him reduce his anxiety?

What resources on the Internet could John use to help him
daily?

What might be some types of therapy for John to use to
reduce his symptoms of compulsion?

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Tim – Young Adult

Tim is finding the freedom of being out on his own exciting
and cannot seem to experience enough of his friends and having fun. He is going
to school online per his family’s request to “make something of himself.”
Although this is the case, he does see the value of going to school and would
eventually like to complete a degree in business. He finds himself not
completing his schoolwork on time and is considering dropping out, but does not
want to let his parents know he is failing. He is feeling anxious about this as
he is getting further and further behind. He does not want to give up on having
fun with his friends either and is stuck in not knowing how to manage
responsibility to his family’s wishes and maintaining a sense of freedom and
autonomy.

What are some strategies that Tim could use to balance out
his needing to have fun and be a young adult with the increasing need to be
responsible?

How might you as his friend help Tim stay focused and on
track with his schoolwork?

If you were Tim’s parent, how might you approach the actions
that you are seeing in him in a positive and supportive way?

__________________________________________________________________________

AliceSleep Disorder – Insomnia

Alice is an executive at a local business and has struggled
since her early adulthood with falling asleep most nights. She says that she
feels “mentally hyperactive” at bedtime, and is unable to stop the thoughts of
the day, especially those issues that were unresolved. She also feels that when
she does not get all of her work done for the day that she does not “deserve to
go to bed.” Any evening excitement such as a TV show, movie, or a party leaves
her unable to quiet herself for hours, which leaves her tossing and turning in
bed. Sometimes she finds herself waking up in the middle of the night and her
thoughts are again racing about the day’s activities and problems. The lack of
sleep leaves her feeling on edge at work the next day with her co-workers and
with her fiancé. She has tried sleep-aids, but they make her feel groggy the
next day and she does not want to become dependent on them.

As Alice’s friend, what strategies could you recommend to
her towards alleviating her symptoms?

What resources are available to assist Alice in finding a
solution to her problem?

What steps could Alice take in her life to find more balance
with work and home?

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Wrap up:

After reading the stories and answering the questions,
complete this worksheet entry form by answering the following prompts:

1) Based on the 4 scenarios, which scenarios would be
considered abnormal behavior? Why?

2) Of the people you chose to read about, how did their
symptoms impact their life in a negative way? Explain.

3) How do you relate to the people in the stories you chose?

4) What positive psychology strategies might you use to
combat the negative effects of these stressors and/or disorder symptoms?

 

 

week 4

 

Personality Assessment Journal

Instructions:

  1. Complete
    the Jung Typology Test located at http://humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm.
  2. Give
    the personality test to two people who you interact with regularly. Try to
    select two people who you believe have very different
    personalities.Compare your results to the results of the two people you
    asked to complete the assessment.
  3. Compose
    a journal entry (400-500 words) comparing the results of each assessment.
    Describe some emotional and physical behaviors that those people regularly
    exhibit. How does this personality assessment explain their behaviors?

week 5

Learning
Styles and Strategies

Directions: Briefly describe the results of your
learning styles inventory. Identify 2 different settings in which you could
apply the results of the inventory. For example, you could consider two
different classes that you will take and describe how learning strategies may
differ depending upon the subject you are studying. Identify and describe 4
techniques that will support your learning and retention.

Using the results of “Learning Styles Inventory,” describe
your personal learning style.
What are some learning strategies that support your
learning style?
Situation 1 Situation 2
Where will these strategies beapplied?
Technique 1
Technique 2
Technique 3
Technique 4

Personal Accountability Plan

Actions Action Plan
Change my study strategies:How can changing my
study strategies supportlearning?
1.
2.
3.
Monitor my progress:How well am I able to retain
what I am learning? Is it taking me less time?
1.
2.
3.
Feedback:How can I tell when my learning strategies
are not supporting my learning style and need to be modified?
1.
2.
3.

 

 

week 7

Life Action Plan

Directions: Identify an area that you feel needs to be
improved. Consider selecting an area that will provide the greatest opportunity
for growth or an area that can make the biggest impact on your success.
Complete the worksheet with information to address the area you have selected. Note:
Please remember there are 2 pages to this document.

My life role – Identify your life plan role (this may
be you as a student or professional).
My long-term goals in this role – Identify one outcome
you plan to achieve within the next 2 to 10 years in this role
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My short term goals in this role –These are outcomes
you plan to achieve in 1 day, 1 week, and 1 month. Each one should bring you
closer to achieving your long term goals
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2.

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5.

General goals: Take one long-term goal you have listed
above and complete the following information:

Identify your goal.
Identify benefits from reaching the goal.
Describe obstacles and mountains to climb to reach this
goal.
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3.

Describe skills or knowledge required to reach the
goal.
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5.

Identify groups, individuals, companies, and
organizations that can help you reach this goal.
1.

2.

Plan of action to reach this goal (What specific steps
will you take to accomplish this –these should be chronological steps (e.g.,
A, B, C, etc)
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5.

Date of completing the goal: