Family Social Media Usage

In the lecture for this module, we read this study from the American Academy of Pediatrics (2011): http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/127/4/800.full.pdf.

The site demonstrates some of the issues inherent in social media and its effect on children, adolescents, and families, and it gives guidance on the risks and benefits, cyber-bullying, online harassment, sexting, and privacy concerns.

After reading the recommendations or doing your own search on general recommendations about the use of social media (if the link above does not work, definitely do your own search), write a minimum 3 page paper that includes:

  • Benefits and risks of using social media
  • One specific topic you find applicable or interesting (e.g. cyber-bullying)
  • A brief analysis of your family social media usage / a hypothetical family’s social media usage.

As you move through this course and work on various simulation exercises and case studies (either individually or with a team), think about how you can develop your consultation skills, deepen your pr

As you move through this course and work on various simulation exercises and case studies (either individually or with a team), think about how you can develop your consultation skills, deepen your professional knowledge, and put theory to practice.


To prepare:

  • Complete the “Profile Survey” that begins on p. 49 of Chapter 2 in your course text.
  • Select five behavior descriptions from the Profile Survey that are “Very Characteristic” of you and five that are “Not at all Characteristic” of you.


Submit by Day 5

a 2 page paper that includes two of the “Very Characteristic” behaviors and two of the “Not at all Characteristic” behaviors that you selected from the Profile Survey. Briefly explain your selections. Include your overall profile average (which is obtained from filling out the Profile Form parts 1 and 2 which is attached).

As you move through this course and work on various simulation exercises and case studies (either individually or with a team), think about how you can develop your consultation skills, deepen your pr

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In this assignment, you will begin preparing for your Psychology Research Paper, due in Week 4.


Choose

a topic from the Research Topic List that is relevant, current, newsworthy, and has mass appeal.


Create

an outline of the main points, I., II., III., etc., and subpoints, A., B., C., etc. Model your outline to the one shown on page 3 of the Sample Outline document.


Include

APA-formatted citations of the scholarly sources you plan to use:

  • Put an in-text citation next to a main point or subpoint, as necessary.
  • Include a list of source citations below the outline.


Submit

your completed assignment as a Word document.


Click

the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Philosophy 101: Essay Paper AssignmentCompare the Buddhist Simile of the Chariot and Plato’s Chariot Analogy. How are the same and how are the different?1. Paper must be typed and submitted in a

Philosophy 101:

Essay Paper Assignment


Compare the Buddhist Simile of the Chariot and Plato’s Chariot Analogy. How are the same and how are the different?

1.

Paper must be typed and submitted in a file format that is commonly readable (Word or .rtf files are best).

2.

Paper should be 6-7 pages in length when double-spaced and using a 12 point font.

3.

Include at least four sources; the textbook may be used as one of your sources.

4.

Please DO NOT cite any online reference encyclopedias such as Wikipedia, Britannica, or Encarta.

5.

Your sources should consist of scholarly journal articles and books available through the Ivy Tech Virtual Library ONLY.

6.

All sources must be cited (must have an end note or a foot note) and the source included in a bibliography. The format of the citations and bibliography must be of a nationally accepted formatting system such as MLA or APA.


Essays will be graded based upon the criteria given below:


COMMAND OF TOPIC

The essay identifies and describes the premises of the philosophical position based on written accounts of it, and articulates a personal position on a philosophical topic.


ARGUMENTATIVE DEVELOPMENT

Essay develops a valid, rational argument to defend or condemn a philosophical position.


ORGANIZATION

Student has edited the essay, ensuring that sentences are clear and logical.


WRITING MECHANICS & SYNTAX

Essay is free from errors in word choice and writing mechanics.

  Philosophy 101: Essay Paper AssignmentCompare the Buddhist Simile of the Chariot and Plato’s Chariot Analogy. How are the same and how are the different?1. Paper must be typed and submitted in a
Please prepare 3 different documents for 3 topics. Topic: We all had the unfortunate experience of seeing how computers can, at times, make life’s journey abit more difficult. This is especially true in knowledge centric workplaces. Describe an example of a very poorly implemented database that you’ve encountered (or read about) that illustrates the potential for really messing things up. Include, in your description, an analysis of what might have caused the problems and potential solutions to them. Be sure to provide supporting evidence, with citations from the literature. As with the first discussion topic, it is not enough for you to simply create a own posting. You must read the postings of the other members of the class and comment on each of them. Please see Discussion Forum of the class syllabus for additional details on content.  Topic: Computerized Operating Systems (OS) are almost everywhere. We encounter them when we use out laptop or desktop computer. We use them when we use our phone or tablet. Find articles that describes the different types of operating systems (Linux, Unix, Android, ROS, z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, etc). Do not select MS WINDOWS. Write a scholarly review of comparing any two or more OS; attach a copy of the article to your postings. Remember, this assignment is to be scholarly; it is not enough for you to simply post your article and add cursory reviews. Cited references are required. In addition you must read the postings of the other students and comment significantly on those areas. Please see Discussion Forum of the class syllabus for additional details on content.
  Philosophy 101: Essay Paper AssignmentCompare the Buddhist Simile of the Chariot and Plato’s Chariot Analogy. How are the same and how are the different?1. Paper must be typed and submitted in a
Philosophy 101: Essay Paper Assignment Compare the Buddhist Simile of the Chariot and Plato’s Chariot Analogy. How are the same and how are the different? Paper must be typed and submitted in a file format that is commonly readable (Word or .rtf files are best). Paper should be 6-7 pages in length when double-spaced and using a 12 point font. Include at least four sources; the textbook may be used as one of your sources.  Please DO NOT cite any online reference encyclopedias such as Wikipedia, Britannica, or Encarta.  Your sources should consist of scholarly journal articles and books available through the Ivy Tech Virtual Library ONLY.  All sources must be cited (must have an end note or a foot note) and the source included in a bibliography. The format of the citations and bibliography must be of a nationally accepted formatting system such as MLA or APA.  Essays will be graded based upon the criteria given below: COMMAND OF TOPIC  The essay identifies and describes the premises of the philosophical position based on written accounts of it, and articulates a personal position on a philosophical topic. ARGUMENTATIVE DEVELOPMENT  Essay develops a valid, rational argument to defend or condemn a philosophical position.ORGANIZATION  Student has edited the essay, ensuring that sentences are clear and logical. WRITING MECHANICS & SYNTAX  Essay is free from errors in word choice and writing mechanics.

Details: Complete the following exercises located at the end of each chapter and put them into a Word document to be submitted as directed by the instructor. Show all relevant work; use the equation


Details:

Complete the following exercises located at the end of each chapter and put them into a Word document to be submitted as directed by the instructor.

Show all relevant work; use the equation editor in Microsoft Word when necessary.

  1. Chapter 9, numbers 9.7, 9.8, 9.9, 9.13, and 9.14
  2. Chapter 10, numbers 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, and 10.12
  3. Chapter 11, numbers 11.11, 11.19, and 11.20
  4. Chapter 12, numbers 12.7, 12.8, and 12.10

ASSIGNMENT IS ATTACHED

 Details: Complete the following exercises located at the end of each chapter and put them into a Word document to be submitted as directed by the instructor. Show all relevant work; use the equation
Complete the following exercises located at the end of each chapter and put them into a Word document to be submitted as directed by the instructor. Show all relevant work; use the equation editor in Microsoft Word when necessary. 9.7 Define the sampling distribution of the mean. 9.8 Specify three important properties of the sampling distribution of the mean. 9.9 If we took a random sample of 35 subjects from some population, the associated sampling distribution of the mean would have the following properties (true or false). (a) Shape would approximate a normal curve. (b) Mean would equal the one sample mean. (c) Shape would approximate the shape of the population. (d) Compared to the population variability, the variability would be reduced by a factor equal to the square root of 35.(e) Mean would equal the population mean. (f) Variability would equal the population variability. 9.13 Given a sample size of 36, how large does the population standard deviation have to be in order for the standard error to be (a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 5 (d) 100 9.14 (a) A random sample of size 144 is taken from the local population of grade-school children. Each child estimates the number of hours per week spent watching TV. At this point, what can be said about the sampling distribution? (b) Assume that a standard deviation, □ , of 8 hours describes the TV estimates for the local population of schoolchildren. At this point, what can be said about the sampling distribution? (c) Assume that a mean, □ , of 21 hours describes the TV estimates for the local population of schoolchildren. Now what can be said about the sampling distribution? (d) Roughly speaking, the sample means in the sampling distribution should deviate, on average, about ___ hours from the mean of the sampling distribution and from the mean of the population. (e) About 95 percent of the sample means in this sampling distribution should be between ___ hours and ___ hours. 10.9 The normal range for a widely accepted measure of body size, the body mass index (BMI), ranges from 18.5 to 25. Using the mid-range BMI score of 21.75 as the null hypothesized value for the population mean, test this hypothesis at the .01 level of signifi cance given a random sam-ple of 30 weight-watcher participants who show a mean BMI 5 22.2 and a standard deviation of 3.1. 10.10 Let’s assume that over the years, a paper and pencil test of anxiety yields a mean score of 35 for all incoming college freshmen. We wish to deter-mine whether the scores of a random sample of 20 new freshmen, with a mean of 30 and a standard deviation of 10, can be viewed as coming from this population. Test at the .05 level of significance. 10.11 According to the California Educational Code ( http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/fa/sf/peguidemidhi.asp ), students in grades 7–12 should receive 400 minutes of physical education every 10 school days. A random sample of 48 students has a mean of 385 minutes and a standard deviation of 53 minutes. Test the hypothesis at the .05 level of significance that the sampled population satisfies the requirement. 10.12 According to a 2009 survey based on the United States Census ( http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-15.pdf ), the daily one-way commute time of U.S. workers averages 25 minutes with (we’ll assume) a standard deviation of 13 minutes. An investigator wishes to determine whether the national average describes the mean commute time for all workers in the Chicago area. Commute times are obtained for a random sample of 169 workers from this area, and the mean time is found to be 22.5 minutes. Test the null hypothesis at the .05 level of significance. 11.11 Give two reasons why the research hypothesis is not tested directly. 11.19 How should a projected hypothesis test be modified if you’re particularly concerned about (a) the type I error? (b) the type II error? 11.20 Consult the power curves in Figure 11.7 to estimate the approximate detection rate, rounded to the nearest tenth, for each of the following situations: (a) a four-point effect, with a sample size of 13. (b) a ten-point effect, with a sample size of 29. (c) a seven-point effect with a sample size of 18. (Interpolate) *12.7 In Question 10.5 on page 231, it was concluded that the mean salary among the population of female members of the American Psychological Association is less than that ($82,500) for all comparable members who have a doctorate and teach full time. (a) Given a population standard deviation of $6,000 and a sample mean salary of $80,100 for a random sample of 100 female members, construct a 99 percent confidence interval for the mean salary for all female members. (b) Given this confidence interval, is there any consistent evidence that the mean salary for all female members falls below $82,500, the mean salary for all members? 10.5 NULL HYPOTHESIS ( H 0 ) Once the problem has been described, it must be translated into a statistical hypothesis regarding some population characteristic. Abbreviated as H 0 , the null hypothesis becomes the focal point for the entire test procedure (even though we usually hope to reject it). In the test with SAT scores, the null hypothesis asserts that, with respect to the national average of 500, nothing special is happening to the mean score for the local population of freshmen. An equivalent statement, in symbols, reads: where H 0 represents the null hypothesis and m is the population mean for the local freshman class. Generally speaking, the null hypothesis, H 0 , is a statistical hypothesis that usually asserts that nothing special is happening with respect to some characteristic of the underlying population . Because the hypothesis testing procedure requires that the hypothesized sampling distribution of the mean be centered about a single number (500), the null hypothesis equals a single number ( H 0 : m 5 500). Furthermore, the null hypothesis always makes a precise statement about a characteristic of the population, never about a sample. Remember, the purpose of a hypothesis test is to determine whether a particular outcome, such as an observed sample mean, could have reasonably originated from a population with the hypothesized characteristic. Finding the Single Number for H 0 The single number actually used in H 0 varies from problem to problem. Even for a given problem, this number could originate from any of several sources. For instance, it could be based on available information about some relevant population other than the target population, as in the present example in which 500 reflects the mean SAT reading scores for all college-bound students during a recent year. It also could be based on some existing standard or theory—for example, that the mean reading score for the current population of local fresh-men should equal 540 because that happens to be the mean score achieved by all local freshmen during recent years. 12.8 In Review Question 11.12 on page 263, instead of testing a hypothesis, you might prefer to construct a confidence interval for the mean weight of all 2-pound boxes of candy during a recent production shift. (a) Given a population standard deviation of .30 ounce and a sample mean weight of 33.09 ounces for a random sample of 36 candy boxes, construct a 95 percent confidence interval. (b) Interpret this interval, given the manufacturer’s desire to produce boxes of candy that on the average exceed 32 ounces. *12.10 Imagine that one of the following 95 percent confidence intervals estimates the effect of vitamin C on IQ scores: 95% CONFIDENCE INTERVAL LOWER LIMIT UPPER LIMIT 1 100 102 2 95 99 3 102 106 4 90 111 5 91 98 (a) Which one most strongly supports the conclusion that vitamin C increases IQ scores? (b) Which one implies the largest sample size? (c) Which one most strongly supports the conclusion that vitamin C d e creases IQ scores? (d) Which one would most likely stimulate the investigator to conduct an additional experiment using larger sample sizes?

Provide 3 synonyms (single words or phrases) for each of the following terms: “intuitive,” “nonliteral,” and “juxtaposition.”

Provide 3 synonyms (single words or phrases) for each of the following terms: “intuitive,” “nonliteral,” and “juxtaposition.”

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Two assignment but connected Assignment 1: Instructions: Review your collection plan submitted in Week 1. You will write a short 2-3 page paper. Task: Write a review of your collection plan and techniques, answering the following. Identify if your collection plan and techniques have changed since your initial collection plan was created. Identify why the techniques used initially may vary from what you would use today. What if any, interesting fact have you gained from the discussion questions?   *Please refer to the APA template for assignment submission. I will attached also my collection plan and techniques from week one like my organization Also I ill post at the end the different question which have been discussed during the semester to give you a idea for the question 3 Assignment 2 Instructions:  Write a short 2-3 page paper based on the organization you selected in week 1. Task: You are an analyst, and you need to describe the following to your supervisors: Identify why you need to report your findings. How should the findings be structured to gain the attention of your organization?  Describe why you selected the structure you did? *Please refer to the APA template for assignment submission Again I will attached my my organization selected from week 1
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STUDENT USE ONLY Copyright 2020, Ervin Frenzel Student: (LastName)_____________________(FirstName)_______________ Class______________________Section______________Semester:_______________ ____ Week:________________Project: ___________________________________ Copyright 2020, Ervin Frenzel Instructions: For identifying SIEM/Security pr oducts: Identify and rank 10 components (data sets or logs) that can be imported to a SIEM – rank them upon, do this with 2 separate SIEM products (LogRythm, Splunk, QRadar, ArcSight, AlienVault, NuSiem, Dell SecureWorks, Rapid 7) Rank according to Application Programming Interface (API): API rating “0” – Data integration is not possible with non – proprietary data sets API rating “1” – manual retrieval of information API rating “2” – We can produce API API rating “3” – Community will produce API API rating “4” – Organization will produce and deploy API API rating “5” – Existing API produced and backed by Vendor For Cost Associations (Highest cost to Lowest cost): 1 – ________________ to _________________ (example over $50,000) 2 – ________________ to _________________ (example $40,000 to $49,999) 3 – ________________ to _________________ (example $25,000 to $39,999) 4 – ________________ to _________________ (example $10,000 to $24,999) 5 – ________________ to __________ _______ (example under $9,999) For Identifying Indicators of Compromise (IoC): Rank according to : 1 – N o association (validated or confirmed ) 2 – S uspected not association 3 – A ssociation unknown (status unknown) 4 – S uspected association 5 – Association confirmed (validated or confirmed)
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All discussion from week 1-5 to give an idea to what we discused Discusion:1 DQ1: How does OSINT contribute to the overall security picture? DQ2: What is a collection plan? Why would an organization/you need one? Discussion 2 DQ1: Why is the screening process so integral to the overall interrogation process?   DQ2: How would you adapt this process for cybersecurity work? Discussion 3 What is a Google dork? What is it used in? Is it helpful for hacking? Discussion 4 DQ1: You want to use Google dorks to footprint the site but only want results that show file extensions, what Google dork operators would you use, and why? Discussion 5 What are some common pitfalls of intelligence analysis, and how can you avoid them? I will also submit some paper from assignment we did through the semester to give an idea. This for assignment 2 Als I will attached my organization

Last week you submitted the first part of your case study, which involved writing an introductory paragraph about your chosen individual and finding an article in the Walden library to support your an

Last week you submitted the first part of your case study, which involved writing an introductory paragraph about your chosen individual and finding an article in the Walden library to support your analysis of that person. You are now ready for the next phase of your Final Project.

This week you will continue working on your project by applying the concepts you learned in Week 2 (Brain and Behavior; Sensation and Perception) and Week 3 (Learning and Memory) to your chosen case study.

Your Assignment submission this week should include:

1. What you wrote about your chosen individual that you submitted in Week 2.

2. An explanation of how the concepts from the three major course topics apply to your chosen individual. Be sure to include information from the readings about brain and behavior, sensation and perception, learning and memory.

Incorporate any feedback your Instructor provided to the summary of your individual last week. Your submission this week should be 3 to 5 pages in length.

Refer to the Interactive Case Study media, Final Project Example document, and Final Project Template to guide your work. You will find these in this Week’s Learning Resources. Please remember that the Final Project Example document is just an example.

You may not copy any text from this document for use in your own project.


All writing in your project must be your own original work.

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our Assignment will be graded on the components below. Remember to refer to the required textbook readings from last week and this week to guide you. Also, each section needs source integration to support your comments. For more specific details refer to the Assignment Rubric located in the Course Information area.

· Paragraph summarizing individual (5 points)

· Application of information about Neuroscience and Behavior to your chosen individual (20 points) For example, what are some possible brain-based causes for your individual’s behavior?

· Application of information about Sensation and Perception to your chosen individual (20 points) For example, how is your individual experiencing the world through their five senses?

· Application of information about Learning and Memory to your chosen individual (20 points) For example, what examples of classical or operant conditioning do you see in your individual’s life?

· Quality of writing (15 points)

Last week you submitted the first part of your case study, which involved writing an introductory paragraph about your chosen individual and finding an article in the Walden library to support your an
Allen Whitcomb Reports: 47 years old; married with two children in college Has been healthy all his life, but recently had a bad car accident and lost a leg; he was texting while driving Reports that the car that hit him appeared to be farther away and moving slower than it was Reports chronic pain since the accident; and takes over-the-counter medications to reduce discomfort Reports that his trouble at work is due to pain, but therapist thinks he has anxiety because his mother always said he wasn’t good enough Believes he can succeed at work if he can “get it together” Is color blind Says his heart rate increases when he hears the song that was on the radio when he got in the accident; this also happens when any similar-sounding song plays Has gained 20 pounds since the accident and is trying to lose it He knows his wife loves him no matter what; he believes she can do no wrong Thinks all managers at work are unfair and overly directive Feels people think of him as disabled and treat him differently because of his injury Allen Whitcomb Reports: 47 years old; married with two children in college Has been healthy all his life, but recently had a bad car accident and lost a leg; he was texting while driving Reports that the car that hit him appeared to be farther away and moving slower than it was Reports chronic pain since the accident; and takes over-the-counter medications to reduce discomfort Reports that his trouble at work is due to pain, but therapist thinks he has anxiety because his mother always said he wasn’t good enough Believes he can succeed at work if he can “get it together” Is color blind Says his heart rate increases when he hears the song that was on the radio when he got in the accident; this also happens when any similar-sounding song plays Has gained 20 pounds since the accident and is trying to lose it He knows his wife loves him no matter what; he believes she can do no wrong Thinks all managers at work are unfair and overly directive Feels people think of him as disabled and treat him differently because of his injury Erin Whitcomb (Allen’s Wife) Reports: He is always seeking a calm, quiet environment. He always seems on edge. She describes him as quiet, tense, anxious, and unfriendly. He has never had many close friends. She loves him no matter what. He watches television a lot since the accident and treated her unkindly after watching violent television shows, but he seems to feel bad and is trying to stop that. She encourages him to remain as active as possible. She wants him to contribute to the family, community, and society. Dawn Taylor (Allen’s Therapist) Reports: He has difficulty sleeping, has continued pain after the accident, and reports feelings of sadness and fatigue. Therapist is teaching him to control his heart rate and breathing when he feels stressed. He remembers how to drive a car, but cannot remember the accident itself, except for the song that was playing when it happened. Therapist has told him to smile more throughout the day to help improve his mood. Therapist is encouraging him to take online classes to develop his sense of selfworth and feelings of contributing to the greater good. Mark Flowers (Allen’s Manager) Reports: Allen works the night shift but is having attendance problems, frequently showing up late and calling in sick. Manager is setting attendance goals with him and he is working toward earning lunch for his team based on timely attendance. Since Allen returned to work after his accident, the filing system has changed and he now frequently gets confused. Allen has trouble remembering information for more than a few seconds. Allen is frequently late to work. Allen performs better when he is working with the rest of his team.

Prior to completing the journal this week, read Chapter 1: Professional Applications of Psychology in the course textbook, read the APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (Links

Prior to completing the journal this week, read

Chapter 1: Professional Applications of Psychology

in the course textbook, read the APA’s


Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (Links to an external site.)


(Introduction and Preamble), and watch Samantha Agoos’s TED-Ed Animation,


5 Tips to Improve Your Critical Thinking

(Links to an external site.)

. Keep these resources handy, because we will be referring back to them throughout your assignments in this course.

Several areas are identified in the chapter as applicable to the requirements of a psychology professional. These include application of critical thinking, professional writing and communications, and codes of conduct. Specifically in the preamble of the APA’s

Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (Links to an external site.)

, it states that instructors are obligated to encourage ethical standards by students. Hence it is important that you illustrate that you understand the importance of these ethical practices in this course.

With this in mind, reflect on your own journey in academics by considering the following sentence starters as you write your journal:

  • Do you believe you have improved your level of critical thought during your time with Ashford? In what ways?
  • Do you believe you have improved your level of professional writing standards? What improvements can you identify?
  • Do you utilize software that can help you edit your writing? If so, what software works best for you?
  • Do you double check that you have sufficiently given credit to outside authors? Was there a resource that was most helpful to you?
  • Do you use your own voice rather than just writing exactly what someone else said with quotes?

    • When you do this, do you still cite where you learned the information?
  • How about ethical standards associated with giving advice: Are you more careful now to not give psychological advice, without having additional education, or supported evidence?
  • What do our reflection resource readings tell us about applying ethics?

There are many additional considerations you may include, but the key to this reflection is to

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding about the importance of the responsibilities associated with graduating with knowledge in the area of psychology.
  • Explain the potential applications of such knowledge to your future goals.
  • Discuss implications associated with ethical writing practices.
  • Discuss the implications of offering psychological advice to others, with limited knowledge and without credentials.


(Please do not list these sentence starters in your reflection. You should simply make sure that you discuss each in a way that reflects your understanding of the significance and applications of having a psychology degree.)

Your journal this week should be two to three pages and have an introduction and a conclusion as described in the Ashford University Writing Center’s resource,

Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.)

. In addition, demonstrate your understanding of Chapter 1 by applying ethical writing standards through the use of appropriate citations, when appropriate. Specifically, as you use the resources included in this reflection to explain your understanding, add them as a citation. Example: As suggested by Harper and colleagues (2019), it is important to not just accept the findings of research, but to consider the potential alternatives to what is suggested (1.1).

You should also exhibit obvious attention to critical thought and understanding of the content, as demonstrated in Samantha Agoos’s TED-Ed Animation,


5 Tips to Improve Your Critical Thinking

(Links to an external site.)

.

As this is your personal reflection about the material this week, your journal should limit the use of quoted material. Proper grammar should be applied. Consider using the Ashford University Writing Center’s

Grammarly (Links to an external site.)

resource. At minimum, cite your text and the required websites to support your assertions within your explanation, but you may also use additional scholarly sources. The

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)

table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. References should be listed following the reflection, in APA format. You will have until 11:59 p.m. on Day 6 (Sunday) to deliver this journal reflection.

The Week 1 Journal

In your post, construct clear and concise arguments using evidence-based psychological concepts and theories to create a brief scenario or example of a situation in which your chosen addiction provide

In your post, construct clear and concise arguments using evidence-based psychological concepts and theories to create a brief scenario or example of a situation in which your chosen addiction provides both positive and negative potential outcomes for a subject.

My scenario involves a man who has become “addicted” to porn to the point that he watches it on his phone several times a day and on the computer when his significant other is away. He also frequently encourages her to perform porn-level sex acts on a semi-constant basis, leaving her feeling pressured, stressed, and lacking in bed creating a rift and sexual withdrawal on her part. This causes him to stray to other woman and becomes seen as an overall addiction to not only porn but also sex itself with anyone in or out of relationships. Looking at this, you may think there is nothing positive about it. However, if this man was to seek counseling after acknowledging his transgressions and regretting them, he may go on to enjoy a healthy sex-life with a monogamous partner OR discover that he is better suited to a swinger-lifestyle and find a mate who is also into this lifestyle.

Studies show that porn addictions can lead to overall decreased sexual satisfaction and decreased libido over time which explains his increased pressure on his partner (Hall, 2018). Although the term addiction is being challenged in upcoming diagnostic codes, it is still likely to be considered an addiction because of the biopsychosocial aspect of the neurological pathways being rewired to create dependency (Hall, 2018).

Positive aspects here include an opportunity to examine his true motivations for porn. Studies suggesting that partners feel insecure or betrayed when porn watching behavior is kept secret from them so it would stand to reason that there is a potential for a healthy amount of porn and openness with certain partners. Some couples use porn together as part of a healthy sexual relationship acknowledging its limitations and limiting use to appropriate times. In fact, feelings of depression or anxiety were found to be more closely related to one’s perception of whether they were “addicted” to porn or using it in a healthy way (Grubbs, et. al., 2015). Another study found that contrary to popular belief, some porn viewing from males not seeking treatment for issues actually increased sexual responsiveness rather than contributing to sexual dysfunction (Prause & Pfaus, 2015). This would explain why some couples report increased sexual desire and satisfaction from viewing porn in healthy sexual relationships.

Evaluate and comment on the reliability and generalizability of the specific articles and research findings you have chosen to support your arguments.

All of the articles acknowledge that there is an ongoing discussion and debate regarding what constitutes “addiction” as it applies to sexual behaviors such as viewing online porn. Arguments include time spent watching, other environmental and social factors, and effect on personal relationships. Because of the conflicting results in various studies, they should not be completely generalized.

Explain how the APA’s Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct might be used to guide your decisions as a psychology professional if you were assigned to consult with the subject in the situation you have created.

In this situation, the Ethical Principals would apply in several ways. Sexual topics may be uncomfortable to discuss with the opposite sex and bias may exist on the part of the therapist. This is where an open mind is needed and the ability to determine if the client-therapist relationship is appropriate in this case. Confidentiality is also of great importance.

References

Grubbs, J. B., Stauner, N., Exline, J. J., Pargament, K. I., & Lindberg, M. J. (2015). Perceived addiction to Internet pornography and psychological distress: Examining relationships concurrently and over time. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29(4), 1056–1067. https://doi-org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.1037/adb0000114

Hall, P. (2018). PORN STOLE MY SEX LIFE: Paula Hall explores the increasingly common problem of porn addiction among men. Therapy Today, 29(9), 20–23. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.proxy-library.ashford.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&AN=132769071&site=eds-live&scope=siteLinks to an external site.

Prause, N., & Pfaus, J. (2015). Viewing Sexual Stimuli Associated with Greater Sexual Responsiveness, Not Erectile Dysfunction. Sexual Medicine, Vol 3, Iss 2, Pp 90-98 (2015), (2), 90. https://doi-org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.1002/sm2.58