Polyamory

Watch the documentary: Polyamory – Hidden Lives: Three in a Bed – 2007

Discuss the differences between the couples portrayed in the documentary.

Margins of Error

Margin of Error
 

Margin of error, sometimes called the confidence interval, is a term used in reporting results in forensic psychology research as well as in the world of polling and elections. For example, when reporting election results, you have probably heard the news media state something like the following: “John Doe has 51% of the vote with a 3-point margin of error.” This means that John Doe probably has 51% of the vote, but the results may not be entirely accurate. He could have any percentage between 48 and 54 (51 plus or minus 3 percentage points) of the vote, but only 95% of the time. The other 5% of the time he could have more than 54% or less than 48% of the vote. Similarly, in a research study, the margin of error refers to how willing and/or likely you are to come to a false conclusion about the results of your research.

  

 To prepare for this Discussion:

Review Chapter 6 in your course text, Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences. Pay particular attention to the concept of margin of error and what it represents.   Using the Walden Library, select a forensic psychology research article of interest to you, and one that uses margin of error in reporting its results.   Review the study keeping in mind the concept of margin of error and its implications in the study.   Think about how and why the margin of error impacts the results of the study.

  

With these thoughts in mind:
 

Post by Day 4 a brief description of the research article you selected and a brief summation of the sections on methods and results. Explain how the margin of error is reported in the article, and how and why the margin of error impacts the results of the study.
 

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

Learning Resources

Readings Course Text:  Stangor, C. (2015). Research methods for the behavioral sciences (5th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.  Chapter 6, “Surveys and Sampling” Appendix B, “Data Preparation and Univariate Statistics” (pp. 343-361)

Optional Resource Note: Because of the ever-changing nature of websites such as the one listed below, there is no guarantee that clips or websites will always be available. Hence, the following link is listed as a Optional Resource only. However, it is highly recommended that you view it as it will assist you in completing one or more of your assignments. Article: Hart, S., Michie, C., & Cooke, D. (2007). Precision of actuarial risk assessment instruments: Evaluating the `margins of error’ of group v. individual predictions of violence. British Journal of Psychiatry, 190(suppl. 49), 60–65. Retrieved from http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/190/49/s60.full.pdf+html

Disscussion Post

Post a brief summary of the article and explain how stereotype threat or stereotype lift might have influenced your own academic performance in school. Explain how the social learning theory or cognitive  relates to the stereotype threat or lift you described.

The article is attached below 

Essay 7 pages APA Case Study Analysis Paper

The following Course Outcomes will be assessed with this Assignment.

PS497-6: Use contemporary tools and technologies to communicate psychological principles and concepts effectively in diverse social and professional settings.

PS497-7: Explain how academic and applied psychology can improve interpersonal relationships across cultural boundaries in a variety of treatment settings.

Please re-read the Unit 3 Assignment Case Study, which you previously used to conceptualize your theory, and write a critical analysis of the case.

Address the following in your paper: Identify and sort through the relevant facts presented by Tom’s situation. What tools or interviewing strategies would you use to assess his drinking and its impact? What do you assess his drinking risk to be? Why? Identify the problems, issues, and concerns that arise with Tom’s situation. Identify the positive and strengths aspects of Tom’s situation. Identify any additional information, research knowledge, and resources that are needed to develop and select options; identify ways to gather what you need; gather what you can. How would you apply motivational, cognitive behavioral, and relationship therapy approaches with Tom? Identify methods for evaluating outcomes of your plan and next steps/revisions of the plan, depending on various possible outcomes. What elements would be different in this case if Tom were, instead: (a) a woman, (b) a white collar professional, (c) elderly, (d) single, (e) divorced, (f) a member of an historically stereotyped, oppressed ethnic group?

Be sure your paper is 7–9 pages in APA format. Include at least three academic references. Your paper should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful.

Unit 3 Assignment Case Study:

Tom is a 38-year-old factory worker who entered a treatment center after being arrested for drinking and driving. His attorney has suggested that he quit drinking and enter treatment, at least until his trial, which is scheduled in 2 months. Tom does not anticipate serving jail time, but he believes that treatment could strengthen his legal case. After his first arrest for drinking and driving 2 years ago, he simply paid a fine and attended a special driver’s education program for 6 weeks. Tom found the program to be “a waste of time.” Tom has been married for 10 years and has two sons aged 8 and 6 years. He has had numerous arguments with his wife, concerning his drinking. He gets very angry and defensive when she confronts him about his heavy drinking, and asserts that he is not an alcoholic. He knows this is true because his father was an alcoholic and Tom says that he is not like his father. His father died as the result of a fight that occurred in traffic when he was drunk. Tom says that his father used to “beat the tar out” of him and his brother when he was drunk, and that his father always belittled, taunted, and threatened their mother, whether he was drunk or sober. Tom’s work history is very good; he misses less than 1 day per year. He works the day shift on weekdays, putting in time-and-a-half overtime on most Saturdays. He is well regarded by his supervisors and peers at work. He is fearful that his employer will find out about his treatment (it is being covered by his HMO), and that people at work will learn about the second arrest. Tom drinks with his buddies from the plant, and does not think that his drinking is any more than what they do. He was just “unlucky” and got caught doing what everyone else seems to get away with. Tom’s drinking is very predictable: he drinks 8 or 9 beers on a weeknight. Several of these are consumed at the bar with friends, the remainder at home over the course of the evening. He usually falls asleep in front of the television. On weekends, he often drinks 3–4 twelve packs between Friday and Sunday. A typical Saturday involves getting up at 10:00 a.m., playing soccer with friends, and going to the bar for the rest of the day and night. This pattern leads to arguments with his wife, who calls him a “lousy father.” At times, Tom has had unsettling episodes of being unable to recall what happened while drinking. He has commented to friends that “maybe I overdo it a bit.” Several times, he has attempted to cut down on his drinking, especially after the last arrest. He once attended a few AA meetings, but did not feel that it was helpful: “It was listening to a lot of guys whining” and he especially did not care for the prayers. Despite these attempts, Tom has experienced increased consumption levels over the past 2 years. He admits that, as a result of the drinking, he has become increasingly estranged from his wife and sons. Tom feels that his marriage has been basically good, but that he would not blame his wife for leaving him, the way things have been going lately. She will no longer “sleep” with him while he is intoxicated, which occurs regularly. She complains that the house is “falling apart” because he does not keep up with his chores. He believes that his marriage would become solid again if he stopped overdoing the drinking. PS497: Bachelor’s Capstone in Addiction Tom is not close to his remaining family members. His mother is very religious and wishes Tom would see religion as a way out of his problems. His siblings live in other communities and they rarely get together. His wife and sons regularly attend his mother’s church, but Tom only attends on Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday. Tom is distraught about having to remain abstinent in preparation for the trial. He has trouble getting to sleep without alcohol. He also “gets jumpy” when he tries to stay away from drinking, feeling “closed in” or “like he is suffocating.” He also cannot imagine how to explain to his buddies why he is not joining them in the bars. NIH. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Case Examples. (2016, September 19). Retrieved from http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Social/Teaching%20Case%20Examples/Case%20Examples.html

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A Costly Mistake 

Visit the Innocence Project page that discusses eyewitness identification, making sure to watch the embedded video. Based on the information provided by both the victim and the police officer, analyze the problems in identifying the suspect. Explain the reasons that the eyewitness may have falsely identified Mr. Cotton. Evaluate the police lineup procedure. Where were the problems, and what could have been done differently? Please write using APA format.