Perception of Intelligence

Different cultures conceptualize and measure components of intelligence in various ways. Some cultures value a person’s ability to quickly process and respond to information. Other cultures may value one’s ability to consult with members of the same culture who have more life experience in order to solve problems. Still, other cultures value creativity, formal education, and literacy as a basis of intelligence. With so many variations in cultural beliefs, how do researchers ensure accurate measurements of intelligence among different cultures? For example, can standardized tests of intellectual ability from a Western culture adequately and appropriately measure the intelligence valued by Kpelle farmers in Liberia?

For this Assignment, consider how cultures interpret intelligence differently. Reflect on how various cultures measure intelligence. Use your Final Project culture of interest and, in addition, select another culture that defines intelligence differently. Consider how you might test different cognitive abilities (e.g., memory, organization, and visualization) in each of these two different cultures.

The Assignment (4–5 pages)

  • Describe the two cultures (South African and Arabic Cultures please) you selected and compare how each culture perceives intelligence.
  • Explain three cultural factors that might influence how intelligence is perceived in each culture you selected.
  • Explain how you might measure intelligence in each culture and why you selected this method.
  • Support your responses using the Learning Resources and the current literature.
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health screening and history on a young adult

In this assignment, you will be completing a comprehensive health screening and history on a young adult. To complete this assignment, do the following:

Select an adolescent or young adult client on whom to perform a health screening and history. Students who do not work in an acute setting may “practice” these skills with a patient, community member, neighbor, friend, colleague, or loved one.

Complete the “Health History and Screening of an Adolescent or Young Adult Client” worksheet.

Complete the assignment as outlined on the worksheet, including:

  1. Biographical data
  2. Past health history
  3. Family history: Obstetrics history (if applicable) and well young adult behavioral health history screening
  4. Review of systems
  5. All components of the health history
  6. Three nursing diagnoses for this client based on the health history and screening (one actual nursing diagnosis, one wellness nursing diagnosis, and one “risk for” nursing diagnosis)
  7. Rationale for the choice of each nursing diagnosis.
  8. A wellness plan for the adolescent/young adult client, using the three nursing diagnoses you have identified.

Format the write-up in a manner that is easily read, computer-generated, neat, and without spelling errors. Use correct acronyms or abbreviations when indicated.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

Invention And Organization

Invention and Organization

This week’s assignment is intended to help get you started on the persuasive essay we will be working on throughout the remainder of this course. Before getting started on this assignment, it might be beneficial for you to read the criteria for the Week Six Persuasive Essay.

For this week, we will be practicing topic selection and outlining. Because this is preparation for next week’s persuasive essay, you will need to start by picking a topic that is persuasive. This topic must meet the following criteria:

Arguable (are there at least two logical, yet opposite ways to look at the issue? Are there at least two sides?)

Solvable (i.e. avoid religious, moral, or politically charged topics)

Manageable (keep your topic focused and specific)

Think of a specific problem or issue that you are interested in researching and writing an essay about. This issue should be argumentative in nature, so the topic that you choose should have an equally valid opposing viewpoint.

An example of an appropriate topic would be this:

A specific community is debating an ordinance banning the ownership of pit bulls. Some residents agree that pit bulls should be banned, while others disagree with this position (there is plenty of research to back up either side of the argument).

Your job from there will be to explore the issue, look at both sides of the argument as completely as you can, and take a side. Your essay will be an attempt to convince others to join you in your decision.

Directions

Look up and read the following article in the EBSCOhost Database:

Step-by-step through the writing process. (2007). Writing, 30. 1-8.

(Note: You do not need to answer any of the questions from the reading in your assignment).

Read and respond to EACH of the following questions and submit them and your outline in a single document (both parts must be completed).

Part One: Topic Search

For the first part of this assignment, consider the following three questions:

What issue or problem would you like to write about?

Choose a side. What is your view on the issue? What is the opposing view?

What specific change might fix this issue?

Then, freewrite for 10-15 minutes about the topic you have chosen. Share all of the reasons you can think of for why your problem needs to be fixed. Do not worry about grammar, spelling, or format. Do not edit. Write what comes to mind. Do not research yet. If you are stumped and cannot write what you know for 10-15 minutes, go back to #1 and start with a new topic.

Part Two: The Outline

Draft an informal outline for your upcoming persuasive paper. Do not include quotations or paraphrased material. Your outline should be built from your current knowledge of the topic. You can refine this later when you conduct your research.

Basic Outline for a Five Paragraph Essay

Introductory Paragraph (five to seven sentences that include a hook, background information, and a thesis)

Body Paragraphs

First Topic Sentence

Supporting Point

Supporting Point

Supporting Point

Second Topic Sentence

Supporting Point

Supporting Point

Supporting Point

Third Topic Sentence

Supporting Point

Supporting Point

Supporting Point

Closing paragraph (five to seven sentences that include a restatement of the thesis, summary of the main ideas, and a closing thought)

Did Jim And Laura Buy A Car?

Jim and Laura Buyer visit the local car dealership because they are interested in buying a new car. The car they currently have is aging and is starting to have mechanical problems. Jim and Laura would share the new car, and use it to go back and forth to work and school. Before going to the dealership, Jim and Laura decide that they can only afford $400.00 a month in car payments.

Once at the car dealership, Jim and Laura meet Stan Salesman. Stan shows them several vehicles and Jim and Laura test-drive several of the cars. Jim and Laura particularly like the blue 4-door sedan.  Therefore, they agree to give Stan Salesman a $100.00 deposit to hold the car for a day. Stan Salesman does not give them the receipt but guarantees that the $100.00 is refundable. No documents were signed.

The next day, Stan Salesman calls Jim and Laura to ask them when they would like to take delivery of the car. Jim and Laura, on the way home from the dealership, decided that they were not going to buy the car because they did not want to spend that money each month. Therefore, Jim and Laura tell Stan salesman that they have decided not to buy the car and request their $100.00 deposit back.

Stan insists that the $100.00 was a deposit on the car and was meant to be part of the contract to buy the car. Stan is very persistent and insistent that Jim and Laura have contracted to buy the car; therefore, the $100.00 will be applied to the purchase price of the car. Jim and Laura are shocked and angry as not only do they not want to spend the money, but now feel as though they are being duped by Stan Salesman.

Jim and Laura have an appointment to see a lawyer in a few days, but know you are a student taking a business law class and come to you for advice. They are very frazzled, and understandably upset that they may have just purchased a car. Since you have been taking business law, you have read and understand the elements of a contract and the defenses to a contract. Therefore, although you are not a lawyer, you provide some basic advice from what you’ve learned in your business law class.

In three to five (3-5) pages, advise Jim and Laura based on the above facts as presented, the material provided in the text, and material covered in the lecture. In your paper, be sure to address the following:

  1. Define the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable.
  2. Decide whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile.
  3. Identify the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile.

Motivation

Motivation

Research and discuss the basic theories of motivation as well as a description of what they are.

The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:

·        Write between 500 – 750 words (approximately 2 – 3 pages) using Microsoft Word.

·        Use APA style.

·        Use font size 12 and 1” margins.

·        Include cover page and reference page.

·        At least 60% of your paper must be original content/writing.

·        No more than 40% of your content/information may come from references.

·        Use at least two references from outside the course material, preferably from EBSCOhost.  Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the two reference requirement.

Reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) must be identified in the paper and listed on a reference page. Reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, online newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, government websites, etc.  Sources such as Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, etc. are not acceptable.

Health Care Facilities

Long-term care is an umbrella term referring to the provision of health care services to older individuals, usually aged 65 and older. The population segment that is age 65 and older is rapidly increasing. As a result, the demand of long-term care services is increasing.

Focus your discussion on the following:

  • Discuss the financial future of the provision of long-term care services.
    • Who will pay for services?
    • Who will receive services?
    • How will services be offered?
  • APA format,  400 word minimum, scholarly refrences

CA408 Criminal Justice Research Methods

Required Text     Leedy, P. D., & Ormond, J. E. (2016). Practical research: Planning and design (11th ed.). Boston, MA:Pearson.

ISBN: 9780133741322

Questionnaires  Write a 750 word essay on constructing and administrating a questionnaire and its practical application in descriptive research. Include your opinion, backed by scholarly articles, about the strengths and weaknesses of this kind of research.

In your essay, utilize at least FOUR scholarly research articles.

They are…… EBSCO Host Link     Criminal Justice Collection     IEEE Explore Link     Format   .

•Use Times New Roman script with a font size of 12 for the entire document.

•The paper should be double-spaced.

•Margins should be at least one inch all around.  Content

•At least FOUR scholarly sources are utilized. Information is synthesized throughout the essay.

•The essay has a strong introduction, main body, and conclusion.  Documentation

•APA style guidelines should be used, including proper in-text citations and a reference page.

Writing •The essay should be well written and error free. Use spell check and proofread your essay for grammatical errors.

•The essay should be written in a professional tone. Familiar language (slang) should be avoided.

•Use direct quotations sparingly (paraphrasing is encouraged) and make sure quotes are properly documented.

•Be as concise and clear as possible throughout your paper.

•Each sentence should logically flow into the next sentence and each paragraph should transition smoothly to the next paragraph.

Medical Facilities

There are a plethora of health care economic and financial policies in effect at both the state and federal levels. Each policy has implications that are relative to consumers, providers, and insurers. The purpose of the Key Assignment is to expand on a policy that has yielded negative implications (for the consumer, provider, or insurer) and provide recommendations to alleviate or eliminate such negative implications. The outcome of the Key Assignment will be a draft article for possible journal consideration.

The comprehensive tasks of the Key Assignment require the development of a draft article pertinent to the elected policy. Throughout the course, you will formulate a detailed background of your selected topic, describe the positive and negative implications from your selected topic relative to the consumer, provider, and the insurer, make recommendations for future guidelines to reduce negative implications, and you will write a conclusion that summarizes the aforementioned requirements.

 

Complete the following:

  • Using the following topic:  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) aims to bridge the underinsured and uninsured gap in the United States by mandating that individuals obtain health insurance. Depending on circumstance, this shifts the medical cost from the insurer (government) to the consumer, or in some instances, the employer.
  • In an essay of 1,000 (minimum) words, describe the positive and negative implications to the following:
    • The consumer, provider, and insurer
    • Service delivery, reimbursement, performance, and quality
  • APA format, minimum 1000 words, scholarly references

Preparation For Action Research

Read:

  • Chapman, J. (1998). Do process consultants need different skills when working with nonprofits? Leadership & Organization Development Journal19(4), 211–215. ABI Inform
  • Poul, R. C., & Klyver, K. (2006). Management consultancy in small firms: How does interaction work? Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development13(3), 299–313. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14626000610680217 ABI Inform

Answer in 500 words:

 

  1. Nonprofit organizations are likely sources of potential clients who would be eager and willing to engage doctoral students as consultants. Many consultants find the needs of nonprofits to be slightly different from those of other sectors. Review the above articles, and summarize the considerations that you, the action research and process consultation (AR/PC) consultant will keep in mind as you work with a nonprofit organization.
  2. What are the most important considerations you must keep in mind if you are consulting in a small organization (less than 25 people)? Support your response with the literature.
  3. What are the key considerations you must keep in mind as you consult with nonprofits and/or small organizations as it pertains to systems theory?

APA format

Assignment 3: Business-Level and Corporate-Level Strategies 

Due Week 6 and worth 300 points
Choose an industry you have not yet written about in this course, and one publicly traded corporation within that industry. Research the company on its own Website, the public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR database (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml), in the University’s online databases, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Analyze the business-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the business-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.
  2. Analyze the corporate-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the corporate-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.
  3. Analyze the competitive environment to determine the corporation’s most significant competitor.  Compare their strategies at each level and evaluate which company you think is most likely to be successful in the long term. Justify your choice.
  4. Determine whether your choice from Question 3 would differ in slow-cycle and fast-cycle markets.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.
  6. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.
  • The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
  • Identify various levels and types of strategy in a firm.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in business administration.
  • Write clearly and concisely about business administration using proper writing mechanics.
  • Click here to view the grading rubric.

Project Implementation

Read:

  • Dent, E. B. (2001). Seinfeld, professor of organizational behavior: The psychological contract and systems thinking. Journal of Management Education25(6), 648. ABI Inform
  • Hiltrop, J. M. (1996). Managing the changing psychological contract. Employee Relations18(1), 36–49. ABI Inform
  • McComb, C. (2009). How does psychological contract explain the efficacy of coaching? New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations (Online)34(2), 44–60. ABI Inform
  • ANswer:
  • What is your definition of the term psychological contract?
  • Why is a psychological contract so important?
  • How many times can you revisit the psychological contract during your project?
  • As you deepen and clarify the psychological contract between you and the client system (and representatives), what are the steps you have taken and will take to continue to ensure that the psychological contract is explicit and relevant?

APA format , 400-500 words