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In the text of Psychological Testing and Assessment, we learned about three most common and different measures to determine the reliability of an assessment. They are the test-retest reliability, parallel and alternate forms of reliability and the internal consistency reliability. All three measures have coefficients that are interpreted differently from one another. 

The test-retest reliability coefficient is the average of two scores of the same test (Cohen, Swerdlik, & Sturman, 2018). A coefficient of =.50 is a very ow reliability. This coefficient could mean that a score of 100 was graded and a score of 0 was graded on the second test, or vise versa, averaging a 50. A coefficient of =.50 means it is unacceptable because of the great variance between tests. A test-retest would be useful in determining descriptive traits. 

The alternate forms of reliability is when two different version of a test were created (Cohen, Swerdlik, & Sturman, 2018). In order for the reliability to be high, the difficulty level must be equal to each other (Cohen, Swerdlik, & Sturman, 2018). The parallel forms and alternate forms reliability coefficient of =.82 means that the reliability is standard reliability. It is not low or not high. It could be used as a reference for good or low reliability for other tests. Alternate forms of tests would be useful to minimize plagiarizing or cheating among test takers. A source of error variance to this measure would be the variance of difficulty between versions of the tests.

The internal consistency reliability is a measure that doesn’t require different test versions or taking the same test twice (Cohen, Swerdlik, & Sturman, 2018). It measures how items on the test relate or differ from one another (Cohen, Swerdlik, & Sturman, 2018). A source of variance for this measure would be how the test was created. A coefficient of =.92 is a very high reliability and means that the items on the score are highly related to one another. This measure would be acceptable to use for tests such as rating or reviewing an item by using a scale. 

Cohen, R. J., Swerdlik, M. E., & Sturman, E. D. (2018). Psychological testing and

assessment: An introduction to tests and measurement (9th ed.). New York, NY:

McGraw Hill.

Marian Velasco

Personality Traits; Chapter 3

Post Discussion: This chapter begins with 4 models of personality (metatheories)  For this post, choose 1 theory and support why you believe that one model is more valid than the others.  

Are they for real?

Watch the video clip in the link below and see whether you think it looks like these girls have a real neuorological disorder, such as Tourettes.  Are they for real? Why do you think this would happen? 


Two Parts of a Whole Person

It is important to consider factors influencing physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development long before the baby arrives. In this discussion, you will examine the relative roles of genetics and the environment. Environmental effects on development include both macrocultural and microcultural influences. Macrocultural influences are the broader influences on a child’s development, such as mass media, religious denomination, societal rules, or educational norms. Microcultural influences are those on a small scale, such as family eating habits, traditions, hierarchical structures, and routines.

Based on the principles of behaviorism, John B. Watson argued, tongue-in-cheek, that he could take a healthy baby and make him into a lawyer, doctor, or thief. Sandra Scarr argued that often a child’s genetic predispositions override the influence of the environment. Tasks:

Based on what you have learned so far about development, select a well-known movie that addresses the nature-versus-nurture question. Some examples are: The Blind Side, Rudy, and A Beautiful Mind. You are not limited to these choices. With reference to the film, in the Discussion Area, respond to the following: How influential is the role of genetics in the child’s development? What about the role of the environment, temperament, and teratogenics, among others? Explain Watson’s and Scarr’s perspectives, according to what you have learned in your book. What would each say about the character(s) in the movie? Given what you have learned this week, do you agree with Watson, Scarr, both, or neither?

Support your arguments with research, citing sources. Be sure your primary source of information is the textbook. Supplement with peer-reviewed journal articles from the online library as needed. Submission Details: By the due date assigned, post your 200- to 300-word response to the Discussion Area. Through the end of the module, review and respond to the questions submitted by at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking questions, providing or asking for statements of clarification, and drawing conclusions. Offer your own assessments insights and issues mentioned by your classmates. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources. Use this APA Citation Helperas a convenient reference for properly citing resources.

Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsQuality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions16Quality of responses to classmates12Frequency of responses to classmates4Reference to supporting readings and other materials4Language and grammar4Total:40

Conceptualizing Vision, Goal Setting, and Strategy


PSYC 302 Answer the video question 2-1,2-13(2page for 2 video)



Stop the video questions – Throughout the video I will insert “stop the video” slides.  I will present a question for you to answer.  These are discussion questions, not test questions.  They are the type of questions you might receive in a traditional in-class setting, designed to spark discussion on the topic.  These answers do not have to be researched or fully developed; they are your reactions to the topic of the video.  I suggest opening your word processor and typing the answer to each question.  Please label each question with the question number presented on the slide (example question 1-3).  

Exploration Care Research

Self-directed learning activity Identify one area of interest or a clinical question  that you would like to explore further about psychiatric nursing practice. Consider this a point of care research topic. In daily clinical practice, it is rare to have more than 15 minutes to research a question so, keeping that in mind, spend ≤ 1 hour researching your topic. Post the following to the discussion board          State the area of interest. What did you learn? Which resources were most helpful? Were there any resources that you found unhelpful?

Critical Analysis of Dark Triad

In a critical analysis essay, you systematically evaluate a work’s effectiveness including what it does well and what it does poorly. It can be used to discuss a book, article or even a film. You must read the piece carefully and may need to look up terms or concepts you are unfamiliar with or research related reading prior to writing your essay. Introduction Summary Analysis Conclusion Remember critical analysis should be fun! This is your chance to say what you think about a piece, but you must back up your opinions with supporting arguments and specific details from the text. • state the title of the work, the author’s name and the date of publication • outline main ideas of the book and identify the author’s thesis • state your own thesis statement and your main idea about the work The novella, The Metamorphosis, by Frank Kafka is an excellent story because the author… The article “Narratives of intercultural transformation” by Ingrid Adams is informative and insightful because the author… • briefly outline the main ideas of the book, article or film • should involve who, what, where, when, why and how • you may also choose to discuss the structure, style or point of view This book is about… The author argues that… The setting is… The research was… The main character… The main points are… The theme is… The authors conclude… • restate your thesis in new words • summarize your main ideas if possible with new and stronger words • include a call to action for your reader You must read this book because … or This article is not useful because… • critically state what you like and do not like about the book, article or film • explain your ideas with specific examples from the book, article or film • assess whether the author has achieved their intended goal • the analysis may look at whether the work is § focused, understandable, persuasive, clear, informative § original, exciting, interesting, well-written § directed at the appropriate audience, meeting the purpose § well researched, with appropriate conclusions, and more… The analysis is made up of several different paragraphs.

Week 5 – Discussion: Applications


As you have gathered in the previous weeks, social psychological insight is relevant to many fields. Some branches of social psychology are specifically focused on application.  In this discussion, we will consider practical applications beyond the scope of previous material.

To inform your thinking on this topic, begin by perusing The Stanford SPARQ Solutions Catalog (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..  Consider the recommended readings to gain additional insight regarding systematic application of social psychology to various fields. 

Then, select an applied branch of social psychology:  psychology and law/forensic psychology, military psychology, health psychology, environmental psychology, etc.  Locate a peer-reviewed, empirical article (i.e., an article that describes a research study, not merely a theoretical review) written from your chosen field.  Summarize the theoretical background of the issue at hand and describe research methods used to investigate this phenomenon.  Explain the social variables that contribute to the thoughts, feelings, or actions under review.   Generate potential applications for the insight gleaned from the article you reviewed, and interpret application of social psychological insight to specific careers in this field.

Your initial post should be 500-1000 words in length and must contain a minimum of one scholarly, peer-reviewed reference, in addition to required course resources as applicable.  Additional credible references are encouraged.

Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates by Day 5 to stimulate more meaningful and interactive discourse in the discussion forum. In addition, respond to classmates (and/or the instructor, if applicable) who replied to your initial post by Day 7.  Your responses must demonstrate a sophisticated understanding or application of the concepts covered in Week 5.

At least two of your responses should be a minimum of 150 words each.

The following general suggestions may be useful as you craft your replies: Ask clarifying or thought provoking questions. Provide personal or professional examples that further      illustrate relevant social psychological concepts identified in your      classmate’s post. Supply additional information that might influence your      classmate’s interpretation. For example, recommend resources that further      support their position or identify possible alternative explanations. Relate the content in your classmate’s post to that of      your own or another classmate’s initial contribution to this discussion.

Fostering Resilience in Middle Childhood

 Identify a stressor or a stressful situation that results in challenges to children’s healthy development in middle childhood. Considering some children are more resilient or less resilient to those effects, identify factors linked to the child, the family, and broader cultural contexts that research supports as fostering resilience.