Browse Month: July 2015

Classifying a Drama –choose any play, then argue for its classification as tragedy or

Classifying a Drama –choose any play, then argue for its classification as tragedy or comedy based on defining characteristics

  • 4 pages minimum
  • direct line/specific examples for your support a well as your summary

then build a Annotated Biography with the guidelines below –Preview of the sources you will use in the research essay.

  • 1 to 2 pages
  • 4 secondary sources
  • 5 sentences per source summary

Assignment 2: LASA 1: The Application Paper

Assignment 2: LASA 1: The Application Paper

By Wednesday, August 12, 2015, using the textbook and the Argosy Online Library, write a 1000-word (minimum) paper, using APA standards, that addresses the following questions:

Families have changed greatly over the past 60 years, and they continue to become more diverse. •Why is the family considered the most important agent of socialization? •What caused the dramatic changes to the American family? What are those changes? •Describe the differences in marriage and family life that are linked to class, race, gender, and personal choice. •Do you feel the trend towards diverse families is positive or negative? •If the trend changed towards traditional (pre-World War II) families, how would that affect women’s rights?

Go to YouTube™.com and search for “team building”

Go to YouTube™.com and search for “team building” or use any other resources to find information. You are required to find at least two “team building” videos or other resources. You will need to be able to contrast and compare the two videos or resources.

After viewing the video or other resource answer the following questions in a Word document and submit it to the course Dropbox:

•What type of team building concepts does the videos/resources promote? What type of team dysfunctions does the video/resources address? •Do the videos/resources employ techniques you believe would benefit or enhance team performance? Why or why not? •Have you experienced this type of team building within your organization? If so, how did it work? If not, do you believe this type of team building would work within your organization? Why or why not? •Do you believe one technique is better than the other? Why or why not? •How would you employ this technique within your organization? What changes would you adopt? Why or why not?

Requirements

•Two different team building methods should be researched and discussed. The two team building methods should be contrasted within the paper utilizing and addressing each one of the above questions. The paper should be at a minimum 1000 words.

Select one childhood age in Aiden’s timeline.

Select one childhood age in Aiden’s timeline. Describe one intervention that, if implemented at that age, might have potentially changed the course of events and explain how. Select one adolescent age in Aiden’s timeline. Describe one intervention that, if implemented at that age, might have potentially changed the course of events and explain how. Describe two parent/guardian interventions that, if implemented, may have potentially changed the course of events and explain how. Justify your choice of interventions using the week’s resources and the current literature.

Support your Assignment with specific references You are asked to provide a reference list for all resources.

This week, you will produce an introductory paragraph with your thesis

Annotated Bibliography DUE IN 1 Day

This week, you will produce an introductory paragraph with your thesis statement and an annotated bibliography for the Final Research Paper. Thesis Statement: Generating a thesis statement is perhaps the most important part of the research paper process. It is essential for you to craft a strong, defendable thesis statement upon which you will base further research. Include your thesis statement within an introductory paragraph. Annotated Bibliography: The purpose of the annotated bibliography is to assist you in developing research analysis skills including critical thinking, writing, and literature research skills. The annotated bibliography should include the following information for each source:

Name of the article, including the complete bibliographic citation, using APA format. Summary/abstract of the article – annotation (sometimes it is helpful to ask yourself the following questions in synthesizing the information): Who? (author) What was done? (e.g., an experimental study investigating the interaction of short term memory and attention) How? (was it done) What were the findings? (identify the major ones) Contributions? (new findings, applications, etc.)

Review the complete instructions for the Final Research Paper in Week Five of your online course or in the “Components of Course Evaluation” section of this guide. To conduct accurate research for the annotated bibliography, consider the following:

Research in peer-reviewed journals or other journals that are considered to have reliable information. Do not use sources from the secular press (e.g., Time, Newsweek, or Wikipedia). Review the guidelines for acceptable sources by reading the “Academic Research” section within the Student Responsibilities and Policies tab under Course Home on the left navigation toolbar in your online course. Identify at least three academic sources, In these journals, the research and information is either reviewed by an editorial team (such as for the Academy of Management Review) or a group of peers

The paper must be four pages in length and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least three scholarly resources other than the textbook to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page.

Final Research Paper DUE IN ONE WEEK

The Final Research Paper is a research study addressing a country mentioned in the course. The Final Research Paper provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate the understanding of how cultures and politics affect one another, and ultimately affect social change.

Within the Final Research Paper, address the following:

Select a chosen culture within the developing or developed worlds listed below; or alternatively obtain your instructor’s permission to analyze a culture not listed. Describe the culture’s political system. Identify a problem within the selected nation’s culture. Determine how the political system and the culture affect solutions as well as and the development of policies regarding the identified problem. Potential nations to be examined:

China Japan Russia Nigeria South Africa Germany Mexico India Serbia Bulgaria Ukraine Egypt The paper must be eight to ten pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least four scholarly to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page

Writing the Final Research Paper The Final Research Paper:

Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in lengthMust include a title page with the following: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. Must use at least three scholarly resourcesMust document all sources in APA style Must include a separate reference page

The US economy took a dramatic downturn in 2008 and in the early 2009.

The US economy took a dramatic downturn in 2008 and in the early 2009. Much of this decline was attributed to greed and the lack of oversight of major corporate entities. •By using the Internet, locate a recent article about a corporate leader who has been ousted because of his or her lack of regard for the corporate culture in which he or she operated. •Write a synopsis on the article and identify reasons leading to the fall of the leader. •Your paper should also include a reference to and an elaborate discussion on the main themes. •Use your learning and research to justify why the leader should have lost his or her job. •Write a six-to-eight-page paper that addresses the aforementioned points and includes theories from the readings that support your ideas. Begin with an introduction that provides an overview of the paper and includes the background, purpose, importance, statement of the information to be covered, and a description of how the paper is organized. •Articulate the reasons and themes, and conceptually tie them to the relevant theoretical frameworks such that the central overarching issue or theme becomes the essence of the paper. •Scan and attach the articles you have used to the Word documen

When conducting an evaluation, it is also important to consider the client’s demography as a possible contributing factor.

Assignment 3: Case History

When conducting an evaluation, it is also important to consider the client’s demography as a possible contributing factor.

Use the module readings and the Argosy University online library resources to research methods of recording case histories.

Create a case history for a person with an addiction that clearly traces contributing factors. Do not include identifying information. At this point, do not include details of any mental illness that would constitute a dual diagnosis. Be sure to cover the following components in your case history: •Demographics – including age, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, marital status, number and ages of children, living arrangements, and religion if applicable •Family background •Education •Employment •History of chemical use •Description of the current problem (include history of previous treatment, if any)

After completing the case history, consider ethical standards in relation to this client. What potential ethical issues exist or may come into play with this client? Be sure to include at least one ethical issue. Explore multiculturalism, duty to report/warn, and confidentiality. For example, if the client has children, explain how duty to report may come into play when working with this client.

Write a 3–4-page report in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M1_A3.doc.

By Wednesday, July 29, 2015, deliver your assignment to the M1: Assignment 3 Dropbox.

Assignment 3 Grading Criteria Maximum Points

Created a comprehensive and valid case history with all required components. 50

Identified potential ethical issues that exist or may come into play with the client. 10

Explored issues of multiculturalism, duty to report/warn, and confidentiality. 20

Applied online library resources to support factors contributing to substance use and potential ethical issues. 12

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. 8

Total: 100

Deliverable Length: 7-10 slides with in-depth speaker notes in MS PowerPoint Description:

Deliverable Length: 7-10 slides with in-depth speaker notes in MS PowerPoint Description: Prepare to test the hypothesis (Step 8 of the Sekaran & Bougie process) using simulated data: Please submit your assignment as a PowerPoint presentation with extensive narratives in the speaker notes section

Search and identify the surveys, assessment tools or instruments you would consider to gather data on the variables identified. Explain how these surveys help you understand what your collected data should look like (range of expected values). Find a random number generator and create simulated data for not more than 25 participants (test subjects) in the study using the ranges of values for the variables you established above. Using the hypothesis testing methods presented in Sekaran and Bougie (2010), suggest a method that you believe would be most appropriate to test this hypothesis. Limit your choices of hypothesis testing to only one of three possibilities: graphical method, correlation or t-test. You may use the statistical functions in MS Excel for any of these three methods. Finally, explain the rationale for your selection. Why was this method selected when compared with the strengths and weaknesses of the other two methods? Now that you have created notional (simulated) data to illustrate the hypothesis testing method, apply these data to the hypothesis testing method you selected. Based on the simulated data and your hypothesis testing method, indicate if the null hypothesis is accepted or rejected and why. Based on your findings, comment on the potential implications of these findings as a potential contribution to the scholarly literature. Your work MUST include a reference list in APA format in the last slide of the presentation. All research should be cited in the body of the presentation. Assignments without citations are unacceptable. Your presentation should contain an abstract, a short introduction, and conclusion in addition to the body of the presentation. APA does not apply to PowerPoint slides, but again the last slide is expected to contain the references in APA format.

You may also use the EXCEL Lab or other supplemental sources in the Library or the Web to complement your understanding of statistical functions in EXCEL.

Click here to view the Sekaran & Bougie diagram on the research process.

NOTE: Article collections (scholarly databases) may be accessed in the Library. Suggestions are:

ABI Inform Global Academic Search Premier Business Source Premier Please submit your assignment as a PowerPoint presentation with extensive narratives in the speaker notes section. Have all of your sources listed in the last slide and present them in APA format.

Unit IV PowerPoint Presentation Create a five

Unit IV PowerPoint Presentation Create a five- to seven-slide PowerPoint presentation on the EPA’s human health risk assessment process. Your presentation should include speaker’s notes that narrate the presentation as if you were in front of an audience. Use the EPA’s Risk Assessment Portal to access the information you will need to complete your presentation. You may include other sources as you see fit. To find the Risk Assessment Portal, use your favorite search engine to access the EPA Web site (http://www.epa.gov/). Once on the site, type “Step 1 – Hazard Identification” (without quotes). The first site listed should be the one you want. Click on it, and you will see Step 1 of the process. To go to Step 2, click on the link at the bottom of the page. Steps 3 and 4 will follow Steps 2 and 3 in the same way. Be sure to use your own words in your presentation, and include graphics to create visually interesting slides. Include a slide that lists all of your sources in APA format. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

Some grading and scoring information…..

Level 1 – Unsatisfactory

Level 2 – Needs Improvement

Level 3 – Satisfactory

Level 4 – Good

Level 5 – Excellent

Originality Points Range: 0 (0%) – 11 (11%) Presentation repeats other people’s ideas and/or graphics and shows very little attempt at original thought.

Points Range: 12 (12%) – 13 (13%) Presentation shows an attempt at originality and inventiveness on a few slides.

Points Range: 14 (14%) – 15 (15%) Presentation shows some originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in an interesting way.

Points Range: 16 (16%) – 17 (17%) Presentation is mostly original and inventive. Much of the content and ideas are presented in a unique and interesting way.

Points Range: 18 (18%) – 20 (20%) Presentation shows originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in a unique and interesting way.

Background Points Range: 0 (0%) – 8 (8%) Background often makes seeing text difficult and may visually compete with graphics on the page.

Points Range: 9 (9%) – 10 (10%) Background is occasionally not complementary to text and graphics. Background use is somewhat consistent and appropriate for the topic.

Points Range: 11 (11%) – 11 (11%) Background is sometimes complementary to text and graphics. Background use is somewhat consistent and appropriate for the topic.

Points Range: 12 (12%) – 13 (13%) Background mostly complements text and graphics. Background use is fairly consistent and appropriate for the topic.

Points Range: 14 (14%) – 15 (15%) Background complements text and graphics. Background use is consistent and appropriate for the topic. Text-Font choice and Formatting (i.e., color, bold italics, etc.)

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 8 (8%) Font choice and/or formatting often make reading the text difficult.

Points Range: 9 (9%) – 10 (10%) Font choice and/or formatting may sometimes cause text to be somewhat difficult to read.

Points Range: 11 (11%) – 11 (11%) Font choice and formatting sometimes enhance readability.

Points Range: 12 (12%) – 13 (13%) Font choice and formatting enhance readability in most of the presentation.

Points Range: 14 (14%) – 15 (15%) Font choice and formatting have been carefully planned to enhance readability and content.

Sequencing of Information Points Range: 0 (0%) – 11 (11%) There seems to be little to no clear plan for the organization of information. Information may be poorly sequenced and/or irrelevant to the topic.

Points Range: 12 (12%) – 13 (13%) Information seems to be somewhat logically sequenced, but several slides or items of information may seem to be out of sequence and/or irrelevant.

Points Range: 14 (14%) – 15 (15%) Much of the information is logically sequenced. A few slides or items of information may seem to be out of place and/or slightly irrelevant.

Points Range: 16 (16%) – 17 (17%) Most information is organized clearly and logically. One or two slides or items of information may seem slightly out of place and/or slightly irrelevant to the topic.

Points Range: 18 (18%) – 20 (20%) Information is organized clearly and logically. Slides and items of information are relevant and sequential, making it easy to anticipate the type of material that might be on the next slide.

Use of Graphics Points Range: 0 (0%) – 11 (11%) Several graphics are inappropriate and/or unattractive, and they detract from the content of the presentation.

Points Range: 12 (12%) – 13 (13%) A few graphics may be unattractive, and a few do not seem to support the theme and content of the presentation.

Points Range: 14 (14%) – 15 (15%) All graphics are attractive, but a few do not seem to support the theme and content of the presentation.

Points Range: 16 (16%) – 17 (17%) Most of the graphics are appropriate and attractive and support the theme and content of the presentation.

Points Range: 18 (18%) – 20 (20%) All graphics are appropriate and attractive and support the theme and content of the presentation.

References and Citations Points Range: 0 (0%) – 5 (5%) Very few to no sources are referenced and cited; use of proper APA format is seldom, if ever, evident.

Points Range: 6 (6%) – 6 (6%) Several errors are present in references and citations. Some references and citations may be missing. An attempt to use APA format is evident.

Points Range: 7 (7%) – 7 (7%) Some errors are present in references and citations. One reference or citation may be missing. Use of APA format is somewhat correct, but errors are evident.

Points Range: 8 (8%) – 8 (8%) Minor errors may be present in references and citations. Use of APA format is mostly correct.

Points Range: 9 (9%) – 10 (10%) All sources are correctly referenced and cited using proper APA format.

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Below is two discussion questions. Must have references.

Below is two discussion questions. Must have references.

Multicultural Counseling and Therapy (MCT)

Refer to your readings and the mini-lecture by Dr. Sue and prepare a posting that describes your understanding of MCT and review the implications of MCT for counseling practice. How does MCT expand the practices and roles of counselors as therapists, as compared to traditional practices and roles? What is the significance of a client’s social and cultural context within MCT and how does MCT challenge counselors to intervene at the systems level?

The Impact of Group Membership

Sue and Sue (2013) illustrated similarities and differences among people, and the powerful influence of perceived group membership on how we view others and how we view ourselves with this saying: “All individuals, in many respects, are (a) like no other individuals, (b) like some individuals, and (c) like all other individuals” (p. 41). Considering the article you read for your specialization area, discuss the impact of group membership or memberships as they relate to the population you read about and your specialization area.

Question1: Read questions 1, 2, & 4 located in Critical and Creative Thinking Questions in Ch. 4 of Visualizing Psychology.

Question1: Read questions 1, 2, & 4 located in Critical and Creative Thinking Questions in Ch. 4 of Visualizing Psychology.

Answer each question in at least 50 words.

Question 2: Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing an informal learning experience someone could have. • You may describe, for example, how someone becomes afraid of heights, why a particular food or smell moves him or her emotionally, or why he or she dislikes elevators. The experience must be concrete and can be singular or an experience that occurs over a longer period. Describe the experience by applying learning theories to the steps involved. Include the following: • Identify what you learned from the experience. • Describe how your learning could have occurred through classical conditioning. Identify the unconditioned stimulus, the unconditioned response, the conditioned stimulus, and the conditioned response. • Explain how your learning could have occurred through operant conditioning. Describe the behavior, consequence, and reinforcement. Indicate the schedule of reinforcement, if applicable. • Address how your learning could have occurred through cognitive-social learning. • Conclude by comparing and contrasting classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and cognitive-social learning. Include at least two references from the University Library. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines Resource Visualizing psych Ch 4,5,6. Bandura social cognitive theory: An introduction

Protecting Children From Media

Protecting Children From Media

For his 10th birthday, Greg was given a handheld videogame system. His parents allowed him to pick any two games. They knew the games might contain violence, because there was a violence rating sign posted on the games, but rationalized that they were only games and other kids play them. Greg would quickly finish dinner and run up to his room to play his games.

His parents were pleased to observe that Greg enjoyed their present so much. After a week, his parents noticed that he wasn’t turning off the videogames at bedtime, and had begun turning homework in late. He was up so late playing that he would not get up for school without argument. His parents decided that enough was enough and took the video games away. Greg threw temper tantrums and persuaded his parents to buy him a computer after convincing them that it was necessary to keep up at school. Greg soon returned to the same pattern of behavior where he spent long hours and late nights at the computer. This time, his parents felt a false sense of security that he was doing his homework. One day, his curious parents decided to scan the computer history to see what Web sites Greg was browsing. To their horror, they discovered that Greg was spending many hours online playing interactive, sometimes violently graphic, games on the Internet. He was also chatting with other “gamers”. Before confronting Greg about his behavior, his mother and father agreed to investigate what types of intervention strategies might be available within their community. They have come to you, a behavioral consultant, for advice.

Click to Read the Kaiser Family Foundation Study: Generation M2. Media in the Lives of 8- to 18- Year Olds.

Describe the issue of exposure to videogame violence in today’s society as related to Greg’s situation. Explore issues such as:

Prevalence (e.g., age, gender, racial diversity, etc.) Given Greg’s developmental level, what are possible dangers of exposure to media violence? Be sure to address this in the context of his cognitive and socioemotional development. Risk and protective factors, including predisposition to violence (e.g., are all children who play violent videogames likely to become more aggressive? What protective factors might mitigate the possible outcomes for Greg? Discuss the possible outcomes if Greg’s behavior continues unchecked. Discuss types of intervention strategies you would expect his parents to find at a community level, such as in community centers, schools, and social service agencies, to assist children like Greg who are at risk due to ongoing exposure to media violence. What would be a good plan to recommend to Greg’s parents? Compare the dangers of exposure to videogame violence with other forms of violence. What are similarities and differences between videogame violence exposure and the other type of violence you chose to compare? What are the costs of videogame violence to the family and the community and society at large and the other form of violence you chose for comparison? format your paper in APA (6th edition) style, using information you learned in your textbook and from the Kaiser Family Foundation Study to support your response. Your paper should be between 4 and 5 pages in length. Include a cover page, abstract, and reference list, which should cite any information used from your assigned textbook, Kaiser Family Foundation reference, and other sources such as online course content.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Discuss issues such as prevalence (i.e., age, gender, and racial differences). 16 Discuss dangers of media violence in the context of Greg’s developmental level. 20 Discuss risk and protective factors, including predisposition to violence. 20 Discuss possible outcomes of continued exposure to videogame violence. 20 Discuss the intervention strategies/services his parents could find at the community level. 20 Recommend an intervention strategy for Greg. 20 Compare videogame violence to another form of violence. 20 Discuss societal costs of videogame and other form of violence chosen for comparison. 20 Style (4 points): Tone, audience, and word choice

Organization (12 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion

Usage and Mechanics (12 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure

APA Elements (16 points): In text citations and references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style 44 Total: 200

As a mental health worker in a large city, you

Cultural Considerations

As a mental health worker in a large city, you have been asked to work with refugee children who have been relocated from central Nigeria to live with foster families in your city. The children are between the ages of 9 and 13, boys and girls. They were rescued from a refugee camp in Nigeria where conditions were very poor. People were cramped and slept in rudimentary shelters. Food was scarce, and disease was rampant. Prior to arriving in the camp, the children were exposed to brutal violence. They saw their families murdered, houses burned, and witnessed or experienced sexual assault. Some were also injured in the attacks on their villages.

Utilize the Culturegrams database in the Argosy Online library, the Ethics and Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2010), and your readings to write a paper addressing the following:

Describe the psychological effects of violence that the children from Nigeria might be experiencing? Be sure to consider issues such as gender and age. Design an intervention program to address the children’s exposure to violence. Remember to consider individual, family, and community needs. Describe the elements you would incorporate into a prevention program designed to foster resilience in the children from Nigeria, as well as break the cycle of violence that we learned can occur for children exposed to violence. You may research existing programs that utilize best practices as we have learned in this course, or design your own program. Reflect on the debate between “cultural universality” and “cultural specificity”. How would you reconcile this debate within the context of the ethics code for psychologists? Discuss why it is important to take into consideration cultural traditions when designing an intervention program. Describe at least two specific Nigerian cultural traditions and how you would use this knowledge in designing your intervention program. Briefly describe at least 2 ethical considerations that one would need to take into account when intervening with children as victims of violence in general, as well as pertaining to cultural issues specifically , format your paper in APA style, using research gathered from the sources above (i.e., module readings, Culturegrams, and the ethics code) to support your response. Your paper should be between 4 and 5 pages in length and include a cover page, abstract, and reference list.Submit your assignment to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Describe the psychological effects of violence that the children from Nigeria might be experiencing. Be sure to consider issues such as gender and age. 44 Design an intervention program to address the children’s exposure to violence. Consider individual, family, and community needs. 44 Describe the elements that would be incorporated into a prevention program designed to foster resilience in the children from Nigeria, as well as break the cycle of violence that we learned can occur for children exposed to violence. 44 Reflect on the debate between “cultural universality” and “cultural specificity”. Discuss how to reconcile this debate within the context of the ethics code for psychologists. 44 Discuss the importance of cultural traditions when designing an intervention program. Describe at least two specific Nigerian cultural traditions and how this knowledge would be used in designing an intervention program 40 Briefly describe at least 2 ethical considerations that one would need to take into account when intervening with children as victims of violence in general, as well as pertaining to cultural issues specifically 20 Style (8 points): Tone, audience, and word choice

Organization (16 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion

Usage and Mechanics (16 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure

APA Elements (24 points): In text citations and references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style 64 Total: 300

Directions: Answer the following questions on a separate Microsoft Word or Excel

Directions: Answer the following questions on a separate Microsoft Word or Excel document. Explain how you reached the answer or show your work if a mathematical calculation is needed, or both. Submit your assignment using the assignment link in Blackboard.

Exercises

E9-9. Presented below are selected transactions at Ridge Company for 2015.

Jan. 1 Retired a piece of machinery that was purchased on January 1, 2005. The machine cost $62,000 on that date. It had a useful life of 10 years with no salvage value. June 30 Sold a computer that was purchased on January 1, 2012. The computer cost $45,000. It had a useful life of 5 years with no salvage value. The computer was sold for $14,000. Dec. 31 Discarded a delivery truck that was purchased on January 1, 2011. The truck cost $33,000. It was depreciated based on a 6-year useful life with a $3,000 salvage value.

Instructions Prepare Pryce Company’s journal entries to record the sale of the equipment in these four independent situations. a) Sold for $31,000 on January 1, 2015. b) Sold for $31,000 on May 1, 2015. c) Sold for $11,000 on January 1, 2015. d) Sold for $11,000 on October 1, 2015.

E9-11. On July 1, 2015, Friedman Inc. invested $720,000 in a mine estimated to have 900,000 tons of ore of uniform grade. During the last 6 months of 2015, 100,000 tons of ore were mined and sold.

Instructions a) Prepare the journal entry to record depletion expense. b) Assume that the 100,000 tons of ore were mined, but only 80,000 units were sold. How are the costs applicable to the 20,000 unsold units reported?

E10-12. Whitmore Company issued $500,000 of 5-year, 8% bonds at 97 on January 1, 2015. The bonds pay interest twice a year.

Instructions a) (1) Prepare the journal entry to record the issuance of the bonds. (2) Compute the total cost of borrowing for these bonds. b) Repeat the requirements from part (a), assuming the bonds were issued at 105.   E10-15. Jernigan Co. receives $300,000 when it issues a $300,000, 10%, mortgage note payable to finance the construction of a building at December 31, 2015. The terms provide for semiannual installment payments of $25,000 on June 30 and December 31.

Instructions Prepare the journal entries to record the mortgage loan and the first two installment payments.

Problems

P9-7A. The intangible assets section of Sappelt Company at December 31, 2015, is presented below.

The patent was acquired in January 2015 and has a useful life of 10 years. The franchise was acquired in January 2012 and also has a useful life of 10 years. The following cash transactions may have affected intangible assets during 2016. Jan. 2 Paid $27,000 legal costs to successfully defend the patent against infringement by another company. Jan.–June Developed a new product, incurring $140,000 in research and development costs. A patent was granted for the product on July 1. Its useful life is equal to its legal life. Sept. 1 Paid $50,000 to an extremely large defensive lineman to appear in commercials advertising the company’s products. The commercials will air in September and October. Oct. 1 Acquired a franchise for $140,000. The franchise has a useful life of 50 years.

Instructions a) Prepare journal entries to record the transactions above. b) Prepare journal entries to record the 2016 amortization expense. c) Prepare the intangible assets section of the balance sheet at December 31, 2016.

P10-1A. On January 1, 2015, the ledger of Accardo Company contains the following liability accounts. Accounts Payable $52,000 Sales Taxes Payable 7,700 Unearned Service Revenue 16,000

During January, the following selected transactions occurred. Jan. 5 Sold merchandise for cash totaling $20,520, which includes 8% sales taxes. 12 Performed services for customers who had made advance payments of $10,000. (Credit Service Revenue.) 14 Paid state revenue department for sales taxes collected in December 2014 ($7,700). 20 Sold 900 units of a new product on credit at $50 per unit, plus 8% sales tax. 21 Borrowed $27,000 from Girard Bank on a 3-month, 8%, $27,000 note. 25 Sold merchandise for cash totaling $12,420, which includes 8% sales taxes.

Instructions a) Journalize the January transactions. b) Journalize the adjusting entry at January 31 for the outstanding note payable. (Hint: Use one-third of a month for the Girard Bank note.) c) Prepare the current liabilities section of the balance sheet at January 31, 2015. Assume no change in accounts payable.

Psychologists are among the least likely to believe in psychics, palmistry,

Chapter 1: 1. Psychologists are among the least likely to believe in psychics, palmistry, astrology, and other paranormal phenomena. Why might that be? 2. Which psychological perspective would most likely be used to study and explain why some animals, such as newly hatched ducks or geese, follow and become attached to (or imprinted on) the first large moving object they see or hear? 3. Why is the scientific method described as a cycle rather than as a simple six-step process? 4. Imagine that a researcher recruited research participants from among her friends and then assigned them to experimental or control groups based on their gender. Why might this be a problem? 5. Which modern methods of examining how the brain influences behavior are noninvasive? 6. What do you think keeps most people from fully employing the strategies for student success presented in this chapter

Chapter 2: 1. Imagine that scientists were able to identify specific genes linked to serious criminal behavior, and it was possible to remove or redesign these genes. Would you be in favor of this type of gene manipulation? Why or why not? 2. From an evolutionary perspective, can you explain why people are more likely to help family members than strangers? 3. Why is it valuable for scientists to understand how neurotransmitters work at a molecular level? 4. What are some everyday examples of neuroplasticity—that is, of how the brain is changed and shaped by experience? 5. Imagine you are giving a speech. Name the cortical lobes involved in the following behaviors: a. Seeing faces in the audience b. Hearing questions from the audience c. Remembering where your car is parked when you are ready to go home d. Noticing that your new shoes are too tight and hurting your feet

Chapter4: 1. Sensation and perception are closely linked. What is the central distinction between the two? 2. If we sensed and attended equally to each stimulus in the world, the amount of information would be overwhelming. What sensory and perceptual processes help us lessen the din? 3. If we don’t adapt to pain, why is it that people can sometimes “tune out” painful injuries? 4. What senses, outside of hearing, would likely be impaired if a person were somehow missing all of the apparatus of the ear (including the outer, middle, and inner ear)? 5. Can you explain how your own perceptual sets might create prejudice or discrimination?

By Wednesday, August 12, 2015, using the textbook and the Argosy Online

By Wednesday, August 12, 2015, using the textbook and the Argosy Online Library, write a 1000-word (minimum) paper, using APA standards, that addresses the following questions:

Families have changed greatly over the past 60 years, and they continue to become more diverse. •Why is the family considered the most important agent of socialization? •What caused the dramatic changes to the American family? What are those changes? •Describe the differences in marriage and family life that are linked to class, race, gender, and personal choice. •Do you feel the trend towards diverse families is positive or negative? •If the trend changed towards traditional (pre-World War II) families, how would that affect women’s rights?

. Psychologists are among the least likely to believe in psychics, palmistry, astrology, and

1. Psychologists are among the least likely to believe in psychics, palmistry, astrology, and other paranormal phenomena. Why might that be? 2. Which psychological perspective would most likely be used to study and explain why some animals, such as newly hatched ducks or geese, follow and become attached to (or imprinted on) the first large moving object they see or hear? 3. Why is the scientific method described as a cycle rather than as a simple six-step process? 4. Imagine that a researcher recruited research participants from among her friends and then assigned them to experimental or control groups based on their gender. Why might this be a problem? 5. Which modern methods of examining how the brain influences behavior are noninvasive? 6. What do you think keeps most people from fully employing the strategies for student success presented in this chapter

Imagine that scientists were able to identify specific genes linked to serious criminal

Imagine that scientists were able to identify specific genes linked to serious criminal behavior, and it was possible to remove or redesign these genes. Would you be in favor of this type of gene manipulation? Why or why not? 2. From an evolutionary perspective, can you explain why people are more likely to help family members than strangers? 3. Why is it valuable for scientists to understand how neurotransmitters work at a molecular level? 4. What are some everyday examples of neuroplasticity—that is, of how the brain is changed and shaped by experience? 5. Imagine you are giving a speech. Name the cortical lobes involved in the following behaviors: a. Seeing faces in the audience b. Hearing questions from the audience c. Remembering where your car is parked when you are ready to go home d. Noticing that your new shoes are too tight and hurting your feet

Sensation and perception are closely linked.

Chapter4: 1. Sensation and perception are closely linked. What is the central distinction between the two? 2. If we sensed and attended equally to each stimulus in the world, the amount of information would be overwhelming. What sensory and perceptual processes help us lessen the din? 3. If we don’t adapt to pain, why is it that people can sometimes “tune out” painful injuries? 4. What senses, outside of hearing, would likely be impaired if a person were somehow missing all of the apparatus of the ear (including the outer, middle, and inner ear)? 5. Can you explain how your own perceptual sets might create prejudice or discrimination?

You have been hired as a financial consultant to Jane Corporation, a large, publicly traded firm.

You have been hired as a financial consultant to Jane Corporation, a large, publicly traded firm. The company is looking at setting up a manufacturing plant overseas. The project will be for five years. The company bought some land three years ago for $4.2 million in anticipation of using it as a possible plant site, but the project was abandoned. The land was appraised last week for $2.0 million. The company wants to build its new manufacturing plant on this land at a cost of $11.9 million ($3.9 million for the building and $8 million for the equipment). Jane Corporation uses straight-line depreciation for the building and will depreciate the plant over 39 years to a zero salvage value. Jane Corporation uses the MACRS 3 years equipment schedule for the equipment; applicable percentages are 33%, 45%, 15% and 7%. At the end of the project (i.e., the end of 5 years), Jane Corporation best estimate is that the plant (including the land) can be sold to the foreign government for $ 6 million. The company expects annual pretax operating income ( after operating expenses but before depreciation and taxes) to be $3,250,000. The tax rate is 40%.What is the initial, annual operating and terminal cash flows that will be used to make the capital budgeting decision? Please prepare a table ( in excel) to show the project cash flows

A 100-acre tract of land within an urban municipality is scheduled to be subdivided into 320 home sites, averaging 80 feet road frontage.

A 100-acre tract of land within an urban municipality is scheduled to be subdivided into 320 home sites, averaging 80 feet road frontage. There is active demand for homes in the $120,000 to $140,000 price bracket. The average price of dwellings planned for the subject tract is $125,000. The ratio of site to property value in similar subdivisions is 1 to 5 ($1 land to $4 building investment).

The proposed subdivision is to be improved with all required county utilities, including 60-foot wide paved roads fitted with concrete curbs and gutters, storm water drainage, water, and sewerage systems. Telephone and electric service, including streetlights, are to be supplied through underground cables laid in heavy-gauge PVC conduits.

Analysis of development plans indicates total development costs per lot are:

Development costs $8,500
Underground electric utility lines 1,200
Engineering 800
Development fee 4,076
Interest, taxes, legal fees 500
$15,076

Sales commission (10%)
Average first year lot price $26,000
Annual rate of increase in lot prices 6%
Expected yield to developer 12%

Lot sales are forecast to be 60 lots per year for years 1-5 and 20 lots in year 6.

The following information should also be considered:

Water and sewer distribution connections are estimated at $400 per lot. The developer is to receive a refund of $200 under county regulations at the time each lot is connected into the municipal system and becomes activated by customer use.

No extra cost for telephone lines or site connection is chargeable to the developer.

Advertising and field overhead costs are estimated at 3.0 percent of gross sales.

Based on market analysis and the information presented herein, derive the value of the undeveloped tract under alternative options as follows:

1. The development for the entire 320-lot subdivision is to be completed and all utilities installed during the first year. What price could an investor afford to pay for this land on the development program described previously?

2. Suppose that the developer chose to spread out his costs equally per year over 3 years. What effect would this have on the present value of the property?

3. Explain which development program you would advise the developer to select.

The development costs, electric utility lines, development fee, engineering and water/sewer distribution costs are allocated as set forth in the above two options. However, interest, taxes, legal fees, sales commission, advertising and field overhead costs, and water and sewer connection fee rebates are computed as sales occur.

A corporation has annual income of 4 million and has 1 million shares of stock outstanding.

A corporation has annual income of 4 million and has 1 million shares of stock outstanding. The company has no expansion opportunities and depreciation equals the replacement cost to maintain the current level of output, so income is available to distribute as dividends and is expected to continue indefinitely. Dividends are paid annually and the last dividend was just paid. Similar investments pay a rate of return of 16%. An investment opportunity available 1 year from now would require equity of 4 million and would provide income of 600,000 a year thereafter available for to distribution as dividends. The company would retain earnings to generate equity for this investment. Assuming investors are fully informed, what will be the price of the stocks 1 year from now and what rate of return will stock holders earn over the year with and without the new investment? Will Investors be happy because of this investment?

The Behavior of Individual Investors

The Behavior of Individual Investors
9. Your brother Joe is a surgeon who suffers badly from the overconfidence bias. He loves to trade
stocks and believes his predictions with 100% confidence. In fact, he is uninformed like most investors.
Rumors are that Vital Signs (a startup that makes warning labels in the medical industry) will
receive a takeover offer at $20 per share. Absent the takeover offer, the stock will trade at $15 per
share. The uncertainty will be resolved in the next few hours. Your brother believes that the takeover
will occur with certainty and has instructed his broker to buy the stock at any price less than $20. In
fact, the true probability of a takeover is 50%, but a few people are informed and know whether the
takeover will actually occur. They also have submitted orders. Nobody else is trading in the stock.

a. Describe what will happen to the market price once these orders are submitted if in fact the takeover
will occur in a few hours. What will your brother’s profits be: positive, negative, or zero?
b. What range of possible prices could result once these orders are submitted if the takeover
does not occur? What will your brother’s profits be: positive, negative, or zero?
c. What are your brother’s expected profits?

I would actually think the focus group and projective techniques would be best.

I would actually think the focus group and projective techniques would be best. The combination can help define choice and why such choices are made. Focus groups can be asked the most general questions -i.e. What do you like to have for lunch?- to specific – i.e. What is your favorite sandwich for lunch? Focus groups are often used to get a lot of opinions in one sitting, with information from one feeding the information of others.
Projective techniques can help answer questions, but can also build in some subliminal references to guide the participant and the market researcher.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of your plan?
Finding a focus group is one disadvantage. For this type of research, choosing the participants from a specific group or wide range of potential participants is the first decision. Also with focus groups, one has to have a specific set of questions ready to be presented that will help, but also needs a strong facilitator to both get extraneous information without getting too far off track of the focus of the group. And group think can often occur, or people agreeing just others so they will be part of the group. However, getting information from a group that has a goal of helping the researcher understand the subject better often leads to unknown or not previously considered information.
Projective techniques are leading when used in both open ended questions and word associations. This helps researchers establish not only their needs, but understand how the marketing is currently working and how to “market” using words to advance the needs of the company, in this case getting people into the new location or supporting the expansion plans. However, projection techniques probably end up with a lot on data that is not usable, because humans thought and perception processes vary widely.

For the focus group or interview, what topics/questions would you explore (going from general to specific)? If you use the projective technique, how would you do it?
Where do people normally eat? Have they heard of the restaurant? What did they order? Did they like it? Have they visited more than once? How many times? What have they tried? What is their favorite? Why? Do they like the store appearance? What could be improved? Should there be additions for the menu after expansion?
I would use things that are specific to the restaurant and the area. Traffic is heaviest in the area of_________. New Orleans, New York, and Ryder have in common what besides they are cities _________. Pita bread is ______________. Word association: US 1 south:
Lunch sandwich: Traffic congestion:
QUESTION:What would be the dependent variable (the construct you are trying to predict or understand)? What would be the independent variables? If you need to use new or different data sources, what would you use?
How would you ensure the validity of the results?
What type of research design would you use? Why would this be the best choice for the research problem?

Consider the validity, reliability, and practically of these variables. Explain why the data you would collect would meet the standards for quality data.

Identify primary and secondary data sources that would you use. (For this discussion, a survey is not an option). Justify why these data sources are appropriate for the study’s purpose. Identify the variables from the data sources that you would use for analysis. Distinguish between the levels of data for the variables you would collect.

Primary data sources would include county records for building permits and demographic information. These sources can provide information about the local economy and local populations. Demographic information such as the nominal levels of gender, race, and company names and types would be the first level. Not only does one want to know what the people in the area are, but we need to know the types of companies that are located in both the proposed new area and the current location.

Ordinal information from the demographics would include household income, level of education, and other resource information to help determine things like disposable income. Some ordinal information may be gained if wages information is available as well. Ranking information lets individuals target specific groups according to their ranking when needed.

Interval and interval ratio will come from secondary sources for information such as what types of things are bought and their costs. For example, are there car dealerships and the type is a nominal level. However, and how much the cars cost and how many people are purchasing them and at what prices people are buying is interval. For these figures, secondary sources like industry or local industry figures can be accessed. The local government will also have information about the type of cars bought and registered in the county. This would be primary source, like other government agency information.

Another primary way to collect data would be to visit and record prices and menus for the most likely competitors for the restaurant. For example, one might not visit the full service luxury restaurant open for dinner only most days, but local sandwich shops, diners, chain restaurants would need to be surveyed for their competitive offerings and prices.

Consider the validity, reliability, and practically of these variables. Explain why the data you would collect would meet the standards for quality data.

Most of the information collected from county tax rolls, vehicle and building permit agencies, and demographic information for the county overall and location specific are going to be reliable. These are accurate because they must meet standards for state and federal funding as well as local funding budgets. Industry records are usually very reliable because again, there are issues of taxing and government oversight, but they also help the organizations that work within their respective industries (in this case I would use restaurant industry, but would also access industry information for areas such as retail, automobile, oil and gas, and any other that might help locate and better identify the population, their living conditions, their geographical location and movement).

QUESTIONS:

  1. Discuss which one of the three qualitative tools (i.e., focus group, in-depth interview, or projective techniques) is the best one for collecting the appropriate data for the research problem.
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of your plan?
  3. For the focus group or interview, what topics/questions would you explore (going from general to specific)? If you use the projective technique, how would you do it?
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