How does a psychological services section differ from departments that do not have in-house services?

The professional environment of police psychological services differs from more traditional psychology services. In this assignment, you will be introduced to and will gain an understanding of police psychological services.


Using the module readings and the Argosy University online library resources, research police psychological services and the role of the psychological services section in a police department. You can also contact your local police or sheriff’s department for more information or explanations.

In a minimum of 300 words, respond to the following:

1. What are police psychological services, and what is the role of a psychological services section?

2. How do in-house psychological services differ from department-to-department (e.g., local versus city and state versus federal departments) services?

3. How does a psychological services section differ from departments that do not have in-house services?

4. What is the potential role of psychological services in smaller departments?

Apply APA standards to cite sources.


What reasons do the authors give for conducting this research study?

Click on the link below and read the article titled “Comfortably Numb: Desensitizing Effects of Violent Media on Helping Others (citation below) and complete the following questions:

Bushman, B. J., & Anderson, C. A. (2009). Comfortably numb: Desensitizing effects of violent media on helping others. Psychological Science, 20, 273-277.If you have trouble opening the article, Google the title and read the article online.answer each question, beginning by indicating the item (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4, through 20) you are addressing.

  1. Source information: Who did the research and wrote this research report?  In what year was this research published?  In what journal was the research report published?
  2. What reasons do the authors give for conducting this research study?
  3. Briefly summarize previous research that has been conducted on this topic.
  4. The Introduction ends with a hypothesis, or a prediction, about what the authors will find in the study.   Using your own words, what is the hypothesis?
  5. Describe the participants in the study – what were the participants’ demographic characteristics?   Based on upon the information provided about the sample, who is the population the authors are focusing upon?
  6. What variables are being studied?
  7. What materials did the authors use in this study?
  8. What procedure did the authors use in this study to collect data?
  9. What do you think about how the participants in this study were treated?  Were they treated ethically?  Why or why not?  Did the benefit of participating outweigh any risks they may have encountered as a result of participating?  Why or why not?
  10. What kind of data was presented in the results section?  Were there averages (means), correlations, or statistical tests?  (You can just write down the letters that symbolize the tests and statistics – the statistical tests will be explained to you in class.)
  11. What did the author find – what was concluded from the data analyses?  Was the hypothesis supported?
  12. What are some of the limitations to the study that the authors noted?
  13. What are some of the authors’ suggestions for future research studies that can follow up this study?
  14. Why are the results of this study important, according to the authors?
  15. What kind of research method was used?
  16. Did the researchers state that there was a cause-and-effect relationship among the variables?  Was this appropriate (yes or no)?
  17. What is one weakness of using this research method to answer the research question?
  18. What terms are difficult to understand?
  19. What questions do you have about this article?
  20. What do you think about this research – would you apply the results to yourself?

What is the most important information used to support the arguments (assertions)?

The topic for the annotated bibliography is: Mental health impact of social media

***Please read everything***

The annotated bibliography will be double spaced in a reasonable font (10-12 point) and include citations and references in APA style. References must be academically credible (i.e., peer reviewed) and examine either theoretical issues or report empirical data following a common theme (i.e., examining one psychological phenomenon with relevance to the modern world).

The annotated bibliography should show understanding and thoughtful reflection on a topic that speaks to the mission and objectives of the course.

Further, annotated bibliographies will be graded on the basis of content, clarity, and overall quality of work.

The basic purpose is to cite the source and provide a brief summary written in a clear and concise manner.

Make sure that you have 5 peer-reviewed references related to psychological phenomenon (therefore 5-7 summaries).

When writing your annotated bibliography consider the following questions:

1) What is the purpose of the article? This is the hypothesis or the testable prediction.

2) What is the most important information used to support the arguments (assertions)? This would be found in the results of the study. Just give the basic findings in your own words. Do not worry if you do not understand the stats or design; your job is come up with the “gist” of the findings.

3) What is the conclusion? In other words, was the hypothesis supported or not?

4) What are the logical implications of the results of the study? This is sometimes called the “significance” of the study.

What potential ethical issues exist or may come into play with a client?

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 the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.

Assignment 3 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsCreated a comprehensive and valid case history with all required components.50Identified potential ethical issues that exist or may come into play with the client.10Explored issues of multiculturalism, duty to report/warn, and confidentiality.20Applied online library resources to support factors contributing to substance use and potential ethical issues.12Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.8Total:100

What diversity factors, cultural considerations, or other demographic variables pertaining to this client would you take into account in rendering diagnoses, choosing assessment measures, forming case conceptualizations, and designing the treatment plan?

 I am sure that there is more but I am trying to get a head start on this 🙂


Recommendations for the Comprehensive Examination

My first recommendation is to get started now on the test.  You can actually start writing your answers today.

Review the PowerPoint presentation and look at the questions as well as the grading rubric. Also, there is a reading list and you should start assembling your resources.

Although you do not know the vignette and it changes with each administration of the test, you can still start to formulate and write your answers.  The questions are linked to the five learning objectives for the MA in Forensic Psychology program (subheadings below).

Psychological Theory and Practice

For example, the first question asks how you would conduct a clinical assessment.

A. What assessment would you conduct to enhance your understanding of the client(s) problems and how would they direct your diagnostic formation?  In addition, what formal assessment procedures (either conducted by you or by someone you would refer to) would enhance your understanding of the problems and direct your treatment planning?  Why?

With only a few minor things, most initial clinical assessments follow a uniform pattern.  You will want to include the use of collateral sources, a clinical interview (structured, semi-structured or unstructured), a MSE and select psychological assessments.  You will need to address substance use issues as well as suicidal ideation.  Along with these issues mentioned, you may want to consider additional assessments (neurological, intellectual, vocational, etc.) based on the specifics of the vignette.  But, you can start on this question now.

• Identify collateral sources

• Discuss type of interview

• Discuss use of MSE, substance use and suicidal ideation assessment

• Discuss and provide rationale for psychological testing

• Discuss any relevant referrals and the referral question

• Attend to any cultural issues related to assessment

The second question asks for a DSM-5 diagnosis along with a discussion of differential diagnosis.

B. Provide your diagnostic impressions (based on the DSM-5) for this individual. In narrative form, please describe how the individual meets the diagnostic criteria for the disorder(s) chosen in addition to the differential diagnostic thought process that you used to reach your hypotheses. Be sure to include any additional (missing) information that is needed to either rule out or confirm your differential diagnoses.

Naturally, this diagnosis depends on the vignette.  You can prepare for this by having a copy of the DSM-5 readily available. I do not know how someone could adequately answer this question without the DSM-5.  Be sure to use the DSM-5 and not the DSM-IV.

Legal Theory and Application

The third question addresses offender and victim theories as well as personality theories that may be used to explain the behavior presented in the vignette.


A. Using information from the provided vignette, describe the background, current presentation, and behavior of the client from a perspective which takes into consideration theories of offender and/or victim psychology and personality/psychopathology theories to support your position.

Again, although you do not yet know the vignette, you can still lay the groundwork for offender and/or victim theories as well as a theory on personality.

For example, you could discuss the basic tenets of social learning theory regarding the various ways behaviors can be learned.  Once you have the vignette, you can apply specifics to the vignette. You should also explore offender and/or victim theories and start to write down the basic tenets of the theory. Example would be differential association theory, strain theory, etc.

The next question asks you to define the three psycholegal standards of competency to stand trial, risk assessment and criminal responsibility.

B. Describe the psycholegal standards and/or definitions for each of the following: competence to stand trial, risk of dangerousness, and insanity.

Identify and describe one or more landmark case(s) for each standard (at least three cases total). Describe the elements or issues that a mental health professional usually focuses on when assessing a person’s adjudicative competence, risk and insanity, and any additional items that might be especially important to focus on in the provided vignette.

You can elaborate on each of these and cite relevant case law. You should discuss the standards of each, competency to stand trial, risk assessment and criminal responsibility, and cite case law for each of the three psycholegal standards. You can have this accomplished before the exam is released.  Once the exam is released and you have the vignette, you can add to your discussion as to how the three standards apply to specific examples from the vignette.

• Provide definitions and case law for each of the three standards

• Competency to stand trial

• Risk of dangerousness assessment

• Insanity

• Provide subheadings

• Show how the cases cited related to the legal standard

• Identify what elements a forensic mental health professional assesses for each standard

Research and Evaluation

The next question asks you to identify assessment instruments for the three psycholegal issues.

A.  Describe tests or assessment procedures that you would employ in the vignette to address these forensic issues (competence to stand trial, risk of dangerousness, and insanity) and what your anticipated conclusions would be based upon that information provided in the vignette.

You can do this question now and review the literature and reading list for appropriate assessment tools and then provide detail on the assessment instruments and how the assessments are conducted.  You have a number of resources available that you can use to identify assessment tolls to assess competency to stand trial, risk or dangerousness and criminal responsibility.

Once again, when you have the vignette, you can go back and apply details of the case to your response.

• Use subheadings in this section for the three legal standards

• Identify what assessment instruments are used to assess each of the three legal standards and provide a rationale for the assessment tools selected

• Identify any cultural concerns relevant to assessment

• Provide a realistic expectation of the expert opinion for the case vignette for each of the three standards

The next question asks for a treatment plan.

B. Develop one empirically supported therapeutic treatment plan for the client in the vignette.  Please make sure you summarize the empirical evidence with appropriate citations to support your treatment choice(s) in working with your client. Be sure to discuss the effectiveness and limitations in working with this particular client, including this client’s background, using the above treatment plans.

You can start this answer now.  You will need to discuss in detail a treatment approach. The treatment approach should correspond to the theoretical orientation that you selected for the question above (theory to describe the behavior).  Many students select Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) as there is a wealth of empirical evidence for the effectiveness of this approach. You should be able to describe in detail what CBT is, the underlying assumptions of the treatment approach and therapeutic change as well as specific techniques used in the therapy.  Once you have the vignette and know the diagnosis, you will need to find research to support the use of this approach with that diagnosis.

•  Identify the name of the theory – this should relate back to the theoretical case  conceptualization

•  Discuss the types of interventions recommended by the approach

•  Discuss your rationale for the interventions

•  Identify short- and long-term goals.

•            Discuss the ways in which effectiveness will be assessed

•            Discuss the anticipated effectiveness and limitations of the approach for this particular client

•             Summarize the empirical support for the approach with appropriate citations (not                just your own opinion)

Interpersonal Effectiveness

The next question addresses diversity issues.

A. What diversity factors, cultural considerations, or other demographic variables pertaining to this client would you take into account in rendering diagnoses, choosing assessment measures, forming case conceptualizations, and designing the treatment plan?  Be sure to discuss cultural/diversity factors that could apply even if they are not explicitly mentioned in the vignette.

You want to consider diversity broadly and include ethnicity and race, as well as gender, age, marital status, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, etc.  You can start to assemble resources on diversity issues and assessment and treatment with regard to forensic settings.

The next question does not require a direct response but rather is an assessment of your writing and correct use of APA format. You really need to use the APA Publication Manual for correct APA format for the references. Also, you should use a grammar checker and spell checker for all your work.

B.  Your writing, use of citations, ability to form a logical argument, and proper APA Style, including the use of paraphrasing, will be evaluated as a measure of your interpersonal effectiveness. No response is required for “B”.

• Be sure to use APA format for your exam.  All sources should be properly cited.

• You are strongly encouraged to use APA format for headings and subheadings.

• Your headings and subheadings should correspond to each of the exam questions.  This helps the scorers to easily find each of your answers.

Leadership, Consultation, and Ethics

The next question addresses professional roles.

A. Describe how you would work within a professional treatment team to consult, triage, and treat this case. Include a description of the various members of the professional team with whom you would be likely to interact. Additionally, explain the roles and responsibilities of each member of the treatment team.

You can start on this answer already.  Consider what professionals work together as part of a treatment team.  You could identify and define the different health care professionals as well as how they will interact.

• In other words, what roles would individual team members assume, and how would they interact?

• Discuss how they specifically would work together as a team. For instance, they might have weekly meetings, phone conferences, or some combination.

• Whereas much of your exam focuses on the role of the forensic professional, this question calls for your perspective as a treatment provider.

Finally, the last question addresses the ethical practice of forensic psychology.

B. What are the ethical and legal dilemmas this vignette introduced? What would be your immediate steps and why? Please be specific and make sure that you describe your process of ethical decision making and the solutions/consequences to which this process might lead. Your discussion should be informed by the American Psychological Association’s Ethics Code as well as the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists.

You can start on this question as well.  You can gather together the APA Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct as well as the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology.  You can discuss these two documents and review the basic principles in the APA code. Once you have the exam, you can apply aspects of the vignette to the ethical issues.

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In labor, what coping techniques do you anticipate using?

Hello , The submission was expected to be summarized, not just questions and answers. Please resubmit. From the syllabus: The expectation is that the interview will be summarized and there will be information in the summary related to information presented in the textbook, e.g., Sarah plans to breastfeed. Broderick & Blewitt (2014) state that breast feeding is important for…. Length of interview summaries should be 5 pages long.

Prenatal Interview

Charlotte Wilkins


June 7, 2018

Prenatal Interview:

Childbearing History

Interviewer: Have you had any childbearing losses? For example, have you had an abortion, miscarriage, infertility, stillbirth, or children placed for adoption?

Interviewee: Well, ah. I had two abortions. My husband and I decided that abortion of the two babies would be our best option because we were not ready to have child then.

Interviewer: Can you tell me more about that?

Interviewee: The abortions took place over eight years ago when we were in college. Having children at that time would make completing our studies even more difficult. We decided that it was best to end the pregnancies.

Interviewer: What is the date, gender, name, and birth weight of your child?

Interviewee: I gave birth to our first born, Albert McCarty, four years ago on April 15, 2014. He was born by the expected due date and weighed 7 pounds. I was so happy to see his little face and felt really blessed to be able to have a healthy baby after aborting two previous babies. This was really a wonderful experience as mom.

Interviewer: I’m sure that you and your husband were so happy to finally be in a place in your lives where you were able to have a baby.

Interviewer: How did labor begin? How long did it last? How did you push? What coping techniques did you use?

Interviewee: Giving birth to the first child was a terrifying experience for me and my husband. My labor pains began in the middle of the day as I was completing my household chores. I kept feeling the contractions in my stomach. They got stronger and stronger. I had to sit down until I was able to reach the phone to call my husband to come take me to the hospital. My husband came to get me to take me to the emergency room where I was admitted having the baby. The labor pains lasted for 12 miserable hours. When the time was right for me to begin pushing, my husband helped to hold my legs back ad our son came after five strong pushes. I coped with the pain by using the breathing techniques that I learned in my labor and delivery classes. It was amazing!

Interviewer: Were there any complication?

Interviewee: We thank God that there were no complications at all.

Interviewer: What was the best thing about the experience? What element would you hope to avoid this time?

Interviewee: Seeing my baby alive was the best experience and I was especially happy when I heard him crying. We feel honored and blessed to have a healthy baby who I’m sure will bring us many years of joy!

Interviewer: How did you choose your doctor?

Interviewee: Choosing a doctor was no problem because I received a recommendation from a family friend. This is the same doctor who provides care for at least five of my friends.

II. Anticipated Birth

Interviewer: How is your pregnancy going? Is it what you expected?

Interviewee: The pregnancy is going great and I am now 7 months. I did expect to have complications because I have heard horror stories of women experiencing major health scares and complications with later pregnancies once they have aborted a previous pregnancy.

Interviewer: Are you feeling rested? Restless? Any interesting dreams?

Interviewee: This time I am relaxed and feeling well rested. I do however sometime dream that I have already given birth. Sometimes the baby is a boy and other times the baby is a girl. I’m sure that my subconscious self is remembering the two previous abortions and my dreams manifest as the babies in my dreams.

Interviewer: Have there been any problems with this pregnancy? If so, what?

Interviewee: No, I have not had any problem the pregnancy. Everything has been great.

Interviewer: Which prenatal tests, if any, have you had? Results?

Interviewee: I have had two prenatal tests. The first test was to find out if I was pregnant and the second test was to see if the fetus was developing properly and free of birth defects. All results came back normal.

Interviewer: What childbirth education have you taken?

Interviewee: I have taken labor and deliver classes to learn about what happens during a pregnant such as labor pains, signs of trouble, and the body changes that occur when pregnant ad after delivery. Secondly, I learned relaxation techniques that help with easing the fears of pregnancy.

Interviewer: Who have you chosen to be with you during this birth and what role will each person play?

Interviewee: My husband and my sister will be with me during this birth. They will serve as my support system. I’m also hiring a labor assistant to support us all. My mother will join us about a week after the baby is born so she can relieve my husband and sister. She has agreed to move in with us for three months to assist me with getting back on my feet.

Interviewer: Have you told your doctor that you are hiring a labor assistant?

Interviewee: My doctor is aware and is comfortable with the plan.

Interviewer: How do you imagine I can be most helpful to you and your partner?

Interviewee: I think you can help by continuing to support me ad provide me with positive words of encouragement to let me know that everything is going to be okay.

Interviewer: Imagine your ideal birth. What makes it ideal?

Interviewee: The ideal birth for me would be for me to be surrounded by my family and friends when the baby arrives home from the hospital. I want this baby to be welcomed with open arms and feel so secure in the love that the family members will give.

Interviewer: Have you completed your birth plan?

Interviewee: No. I plan to complete it by next month when I have 1 month remaining.

Interviewer: What are the 3 most vital elements of your birth plan. Please put these elements in order of importance. Tell me about your vital elements and then tell me about your partner’s vital elements?

Interviewee: My priority is the comforts of the birthing facility. My second priority is how I will manage pain. My last priority is the quality of the food that will be served. My partner’s priority is the type of pain medication I will receive. My second priority is the quality of the birthing facility. His last priority is the quality of the food that will be served.

Interviewer: What are your greatest fears about this birth?

Interviewee: My greatest fear is labor pains coming before the anticipated birth. My partner’s fear is that I won’t be able to handle the labor pains.

Interviewer: In the event of an unanticipated C-Section, what things would be most important to you?

Interviewee: It will be important if the operation would be done in a hospital in the presence of my loved ones. There is nothing that encourages me than being in the presence of my husband.

Interviewer: What are the most stressful aspects of your life? How do you counteract this stress?

Interviewee: The most stressful aspects of my life are the daily stress of my job. I counteract this by spending a lot of time with my family. Seeing family members laugh and have fun is enough to counteract the stress. When I am with my family, I feel relieved from the daily hardships.

Interviewer: What is your occupation? What is your partner’s occupations?

Interviewee: I am a professor at a university and my husband works in a bank.

Interviewer: Have you experienced any significant losses such as the death of a parent, sibling, divorce, or loss of birth family through adoption?

Interviewee: I lost my parents when I was teenager and I spent most of my early life with my grandparents. Other than that, I have not experienced any significant losses.

Interviewer: Who do you turn to for support?

Interviewee: I usually seek support from the closest relatives. Therefore, family is so important to me. They support me, and I support them.

Interviewer: Tell me about a time when you felt especially calm. What were the circumstances?

Interviewee: The time that I felt calm was when we bought our new house. Before we were living in an apartment; therefore, it was very difficult to save funds for a house and for the family use, but we achieved our goal.

Interviewer: Tell me about a time when you felt especially powerful. What were the circumstances?

Interviewee: A time when I felt powerful was during my graduation. I was honored by being recognized as one of the top students in my class. It was such a gratifying experience for me.

Interviewer: In painful situations, how do you seek comfort? Do you seek companionship, activity, quiet, turning inward, making noise, rhythmic movement, or distraction?

Interviewee: I find a person to talk to or especially my husband when he is around. When there is no body to talk to, I just find an activity that I enjoy occupying my time and mind. So, I guess you can say I seek companionship.

Interviewer: When frightened, how do you regain a sense of calmness? For example, do you engage in deep breathing, deliberate relaxation, reassurance from others, visualization, or information gathering?

Interviewee: I engage in deep breathing exercises. This really calms me.

Interviewer: In labor, what coping techniques do you anticipate using? For example, will you go walking, listen to music, listen to the nature sound machine, practice relaxation techniques, take a shower or bath, get a massage, begin rocking, make position changes, seek encouragement, moan, or use visualization?

Interviewee: I will go walking and listen to soothing music.

Interviewer: What provisions for photographing the birth have you made?

Interviewee: I have already posted that we are expecting a baby on Facebook. The announcement included my photos of me and my husband showing off my baby bump. We will post pictures of the baby’s photo after the birth.

III. Newborn

Interviewer: Do you know the gender of this baby? If so, how?

Interviewee: No. We are going to wait and be surprised. We’ve even told the doctor not to tell us the gender.

Interviewer: What do you plan to name this baby?

Interviewee: My husband will name our son Caleb if we have a boy. If we have a girl, I’ll name her Zoey.

Interviewer: In ideal circumstances, how would you like to welcome you baby? For example, would you like non-separation, immediate nursing, or hearing your voice first?

Interviewee: I would like to welcome my baby with immediate nursing.

Interviewer: I know that you mentioned that you planned to nurse so how long do you plan to nurse?

Interviewee: I plan to nurse for at least a year and a half.

Interviewer: If mother and baby need to be separated, who should remain with mom, who should remain with baby?

Interviewee: We are not planning any separation for now. I have expressed the need to be with my child. In case of emergency and we must be separated, I would like for my husband to remain with our baby and my sister to remain with me.

Interviewer: Do you plan to circumcise this child if it is male?

Interviewee: Yes. We will have our son circumcised as soon as possible. I’ve heard horror stories about what boys go through when their parents wait until their older before having them circumcised.

Interviewer: Do you have special concerns about your child?

Interviewee: Yes. I’m basically concerned about medical concerns that are not anticipated.


Student question. Based on what you’ve learned, ask at least one more question; what else

would you like to know about this person’s life?

After you describe the interview, discuss your reaction (three paragraphs).

1. What did you learn? Did anything surprise you?

The interviewer had been an opportunity to understand what the mother was going through during her pregnancy. It was surprising to me that the mother wants to feel loved and extra important while she is pregnant. Also, it is highly important to the mothers that their husbands are present during childbirth.

2. How did you feel during the interview?

I was completely emphatic especially about the pains that mothers undergo when they are giving birth. I was able to relate to the fears, concerns, and joy of the mother.

3. What changes (if any) have occurred in your perception of the prenatal/first year? (What did you think before? What do you think now?)

Before, I knew that giving birth was a life changing process for the pregnant woman. The interview has been an opportunity to see how important self-care and emotional needs have a high impact on the mental well-being of the pregnant woman and even her husband.

How much time do you spend on the internet

Hello , The submission was expected to be summarized, not just questions and answers. Please resubmit. From the syllabus: The expectation is that the interview will be summarized and there will be information in the summary related to information presented in the textbook, e.g., Sarah plans to breastfeed. Broderick & Blewitt (2014) state that breast feeding is important for…. Length of interview summaries should be 5 pages long.

Interview a school age child to pre-adolescent (age 7-11; grade 1-6) using the questions below. In interviewing the child, be sure to tell him/her that the interview is for a project for your course in development. Assure him/her that he/she has the right not to answer any of the questions and may stop the interview at any time. Let him/her know that no one will see the answers to the interview questions and that their names will not be used. In giving the interview, write down as much of his/her responses as you can. You might consider tape recording the interview to avoid taking time to write the answers during the interview. Be sure to ask permission to use a tape recorder and assure him/her that the tape will be erased.

Feel free to add questions to the interview as appropriate while talking to the child, but be sure to cover all of the issues included. Many of the questions are meant to have more than one or two sentence answers. You will need to practice using follow-up probes to get longer answers: –Can you tell me more about that? –I don’t understand. Can you give me an example? –How does that make you feel? –How important is that to you? –using “uh-huh” and head nodding may also lead to more responding

Incorporate questions about culture as appropriate. Culture includes religion, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, age, gender, etc.

Interview Questions:

1. How old are you?

2. What grade are you in?

3. How old are your parents?

4. What type of work do your parents do?

5. How many brothers and sisters do you have? How do you get along with them?

(Only child, Do you wish you had siblings? Why or why not?)

6. Tell me about your family. What do you do together?

7. What chores do you do at home? 8. What athletics, clubs, or other activities do you participate in? Tell me a little about them.

9. Do you like the activities that you are in? Do you wish you were involved more? less?

10. What TV shows do you watch? Video Games?

11. How much time each day do you spend watching television and videos, or playing video games?

12. How much time do you spend on the internet? What do you do on the internet?

13. Tell me about your friends. What do you do with them?

14. Do you have any best friends? How would you describe them? 15. How are your parents are strict with you? 16. How do your parents get you to do your schoolwork? How do you feel about this?

17. Tell me about school? What do you like about it? What don’t you like about it?

18. If you could change your school, what would you do to change it?

19. What makes a good teacher? Can you describe one of your best teachers?

20. What do you want to be when you grow up?

21. Is there anything else that you would like to tell me about yourself?

Student question. Based on what you’ve learned, ask at least one more question; what else

would you like to know about this person’s life?


After you describe the interview, discuss your reaction (three paragraphs).

1. What did you learn? Did anything surprise you?

2. How did you feel during the interview?

3. What changes (if any) have occurred in your perception of older adults? (What did you think

before? What do you think now?)

iscuss the impact of your racial/ethnic identity, immigration history and/or socioeconomic status on your daily life or your development as a person

1.)  Identify yourself/family with respect to race/ethnicity.  Be as specific as possible (for example Cuban rather than Latino)

2.)  Discuss socioeconomic background over time.  Discuss personal and parental educational background, job type and neighborhood contexts.

3.)  Family immigration history as you know it.  Some factors to consider can include when, why and changes to family structure and behavior during and after migration

4.) Discuss the impact of your racial/ethnic identity, immigration history and/or socioeconomic status on your daily life or your development as a person

5.)  One tradition, celebration or behavior that relates to your ethnicity and religion or other important aspects of your family.

Which course of action develops moral virtues? 

350 words or more

This week we are discussing the topic of ethics and morality when it comes to human sexuality.  With that in mind, please choose one of these three topics: Prostitution, Sex Trafficking, or Pornography which many consider a moral issue.

Read the required reading: Ethical Decision Making and then apply the Ethical Problem Solving Model to your topic answering the 5 questions. Please see the model outlined below.

Ethical Problem Solving Model
Answer the five questions when trying to resolve a moral issue:

  • What benefits and what harms will each course of action produce, and which alternative will lead to the best overall consequences?
  • What moral rights do the affected parties have, and which course of action best respects those rights?
  • Which course of action treats everyone the same, except where there is a morally justifiable reason not to, and does not show favoritism or discrimination?
  • Which course of action advances the common good?
  • Which course of action develops moral virtues?

Remember that all situations are unique and not one set of rules applies in all cases. (Velasquez, Andre, Shanks, & Meyer, 2015)

Manuel Velasquez, Claire Andre,Thomas Shanks, S.J., and Michael J. Meyer .  (2015, Aug 1) Thinking Ethically. Santa Clara University-Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Retrieved from