+1 (208) 254-6996 [email protected]
  

From the PSY 335 Final Project Document pick a case study to review and answer the question from the PSY Milestone One Guideline and Rubric. Then do the PSY  335 Interpreting Statistics Worksheet.

RESPOND TO THOMAS POST

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
All Work Solver
Just from $13/Page
Order Essay

The overall culture of a company is key. I work for a medical supply company who focuses on making sure that our direct reports, and employees as a whole, are engaged. An engaged employee is committed to the overall success of the organization, and their shared values. In other words, they are not just coming to work for a paycheck. I have seen first hand the importance of investing in the overall well-being of an employee so that they feel that their voice matters. In short, happy employees are productive employees. In addition, a happy employee has a tremendous affect on their fellow co-workers. It’s almost as if their positive, happy spirit, rubs off on everyone they encounter.

The contributing elements of a great organizational culture can range from having a clear vision of the companies values, to a visible growth path for employees who are looking to advance within the company. This is extremely important because employees seeking advancement will go elsewhere if a clear glide path is not established.

In addition, and this in my opinion is the most important, is a culture that encourages an open dialogue between all employees. The workplace should be a place where employees feel welcome to shar information, and ideas for the betterment of the company.\

PSY 335 Final Project Guidelines and Rubric

Overview The final project for this course is the planning and writing of a psychological report using simulated case data.

While there are many different types of mental health professionals who perform counseling and psychotherapy, the one role that is unique to the psychologist is conducting tests and measurements, analyzing and reporting the results, and making recommendations. Psychological reports are used for many purposes in many settings, including educational and training, legal, medical, mental health, and vocational settings. While this course will not provide you with the professional qualifications to administer these tests, this exercise will give you an experience in planning and writing a psychological assessment report, evaluating the choice of measurements, describing and reporting the results, synthesizing assessment information, and making sound conclusions and recommendations based on your data. Whether your career path leads to being a producer or consumer of psychological reports, this project will give you a basis for understanding the assessment process.

The project is divided into three milestones, which will be submitted at various points throughout the course to scaffold learning and ensure quality final submissions. These milestones will be submitted in Modules Two, Four, and Six. The final submission will occur in Module Seven.

In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:

 Demonstrate knowledge of the APA Ethical Code and the relevant issues related to psychological assessment

 Develop a broad understanding of the complexity of psychological assessment and the various approaches to assessment  Be familiar with a number of assessment instruments

 Understand the benefits and limitations of assessment and testing

 Be able to determine the appropriate use and misuse of tests

 Demonstrate their understanding of basic concepts and terminology

 Develop their critical thinking skills by systematically analyzing test results from case studies

 Be able to demonstrate their ability to comprehend current research related to assessment and testing

 Effectively communicate in a professional manner both through written and verbal assignments

Prompt Imagine you have landed an internship as a psychologist’s assistant within a mental health organization. The psychologist needs your assistance in creating a psychological report for one of her clients. She has presented you with two case histories (which you will find below) and has asked you to complete the entire report, in which you will analyze the case history of your choosing and the corresponding data dossier to suggest results, conclusions, and recommendations for the client. The recommendations a professional makes in this area could impact the follow-up actions that other professionals might take. Be sure to carefully analyze all data to ensure a best possible situation for either Arthur A. or Barbara B.

Case History One—Arthur A. Presenting issue: Arthur, a 12-year-old seventh-grader, was referred by his parents at his teachers’ request because of his difficulty in maintaining his focus in class. Although he previously made good academic progress, his grades and his participation in class have declined during the current year. His work is described as incomplete and poorly organized. Arthur is often seen as inattentive in his academic classes, although he is an active participant in his physical education classes. He often appears tired in his late afternoon classes, and his parents note that he often does not fall asleep until midnight or 1 a.m. At home, it is noted that he frequently loses his belongings and has difficulty completing chores. He is argumentative and has quick changes in mood. He has begun to have increasing conflicts with his parents over his grades and conduct, particularly with his father. Psychological assessment was requested by Arthur’s parents and teacher to assess his present functioning and to aid in planning interventions for him at home and school.

History: Arthur was the product of a normal pregnancy but a difficult delivery. He has been free of major illnesses, injuries, and developmental delays.

Classroom observations: There is a substitute teacher in his class at the time of the observation. Compared with peers, he is often out of his seat, exhibits behavior that distracts and annoys peers, and requires several prompts from the teacher to focus on his assignment and begin working. He was also observed to be frequently yawning and not writing down the homework assignment.

Test observations: He did not converse spontaneously and gave brief answers to questions about his interest and activities. He frequently yawned and reported that he had fallen asleep at 2 a.m. the night before. He showed variable engagement on the testing tasks; he found some engaging, but he complained that the timed tasks were “boring.”

Test results: Arthur received IQ and achievement testing along with parent and teacher behavior ratings.

Case History Two—Barbara B. Presenting issue: Barbara B. is a 22-year-old recent college graduate. She is currently employed as an entry-level account representative in a large advertising agency, a job she recently started in a large city in the Northeast. She made a self-referral for assessment, reporting that she has been feeling tired and lacking in energy for about four weeks. She has reported a loss of interest in socializing and performing daily routines, such as exercising. She is questioning her vocational choice and finds she has difficulty keeping her mind on her work. Psychological assessment was requested to gain more information about her present functioning and to aid in intervention planning for Barbara.

Background: Barbara graduated with honors with a degree in advertising from a small southern college. She described a busy social life, with involvement in many clubs and activities, including the soccer team.

Observations: Barbara arrived for her appointment on time and was open in discussing her history and present concerns. She did note that she had overslept and rushed to keep the appointment, so she had not eaten that morning. She completed the assessments in a thoughtful manner, occasionally asking clarifying questions. She had some difficulty in responding to the projective tests, stating she was worried she would give incorrect answers.http://snhu-media.snhu.edu/files/course_repository/undergraduate/psy/psy335/psy335_documentsforarthuracasefile.ziphttps://learn.snhu.edu/d2l/lor/viewer/view.d2l?ou=6606&loIdentId=18458

Test results: Barbara received two projective personality tests and completed a depression-screening questionnaire.

Within your report, specifically the following critical elements must be addressed:

I. Introduction and Data Analysis

a) Introduce the client’s case you chose by briefly recapping the background of the client you are assessing. What is the reason for referral? State the presenting problem and the questions to be addressed through your evaluation of the data. Relate the problem to the APA Ethical Code and the psychological assessment issues that could be encountered.

b) In your response, consider who is making the referral and how this impacts your assessment of the data; is the intended consumer of the report a parent, a school system, a mental health practitioner, a probation officer, or another stakeholder?

c) Describe how you will analyze your data by considering the following questions. What is the best way to organize your data to address your referral question? How do you make this technical information useful and understandable for the intended reader? Justify your choice of method with other research.

II. Observation

a) Using the field notes provided and, referring to the specific testing instruments and methods used, describe the pertinent client behaviors and test conditions relevant to test outcomes and conclusions. What is the setting for the observation? Was it a natural or contrived situation? Was the subject aware of the observation (Hawthorne effect)? How did the observed behaviors relate to the referral question?

b) How did the subject respond to testing? What was his or her level of comfort, effort, emotional state, and so on? Using other research, justify how the subject’s behavior could have been impacted by the test conditions.

III. Benefits and Limitations

a) Provide a rationale for the test selection used, a brief description of the tests used, and the obtained scores. b) For each test performed in the case history, assess the different approaches used by examining the benefits and limitations of each test

performed. c) Relate the tests performed to the APA Ethical Code; did each test follow ethical guidelines? Justify your viewpoint by using current research and

theory.

IV. Conclusions

a) Given test behaviors, how confident are you in your results? Rationalize and justify your opinion with research. b) Address the common themes and/or contradictions in your client’s test results. What common themes emerged from the data? In your response,

relate the results to the referral question. What information in your data is most relevant to your referral question? c) Discuss the limitations of testing or threats to the reliability or validity of the results. What suggestions would you make for additional

assessment? d) What evidence do you have to report to the psychologist to help her make a diagnosis? How might this evidence inform her diagnosis?

Thoroughly explain your conclusion.

V. Recommendations a) Given the conclusions you made, explain whether or not you have enough information to make recommendations for treatment or other

interventions. If so, identify, explain, and justify with research what your recommendations for future assessments would be. b) Explain how your recommendations are consistent with evidence-based practice by relating your response to current and relevant research.

VI. Reflection

a) Upon completion of your recommendations section, reflect on the process and work you did to create this report. Address what evidence you found most useful and why.

b) What additional client information would have been useful? How would you obtain it? c) What have you learned through this process? What would you like to know more about?

Milestone One: Draft of Introduction and Data Analysis

Milestones

In Module Two, you will submit a two- to three-page draft of the Final Project’s Introduction and Data Analysis section. The first step to creating a professional psychological report begins with considering the client’s background and reason for referral and the conditions surrounding why an assessment is needed, who the stakeholder of the assessment is, and whether or not the factors surrounding the client’s situation could impact the assessment. In this milestone, you will first be choosing a case history to analyze, either Arthur A. or Barbara B., and you will also need to describe how you will be analyzing your data. The work you do in this milestone will impact the analysis and recommendations you will make in future milestones. This milestone is graded with the Milestone One Rubric.

Milestone Two: Draft of Observation and Benefits and Limitations In Module Four, you will submit a two- to three-page draft of the final project’s Observation and Benefits and Limitations sections. In this milestone, you begin to analyze the data in your client’s case history’s dossier. You will be addressing how the client’s behaviors and the test conditions impacted the test results. You will also closely examine the different tests used to determine the benefits and limitations of each. Finally, you will consider whether or not the assessments were conducted ethically. All of your observations and insights will need to be supported with current research and accepted professional practices. This milestone is graded with the Milestone Two Rubric.

Milestone Three: Draft of Conclusions, Recommendations, and Reflection In Module Six, you will submit a two- to three-page draft of the final project’s Conclusions, Recommendations, and Reflection sections. This milestone provides you an opportunity to work more closely with your data by requiring you to identify common themes that emerged from the data, to analyze the reliability and validity of the data, to offer recommendations for the client, and to reflect on the entire process. Milestone Three also culminates the work you did in the first two milestones. This milestone is graded with the Milestone Three Rubric.

Final Submission: Psychological Report In Module Seven, you will submit your psychological report. It should be a complete, polished artifact containing all of the critical elements of the final product. It should reflect the incorporation of feedback gained throughout the course. This submission is graded with the Final Product Rubric.

Deliverables

Milestone Deliverable Module Due Grading

1 Draft of Introduction and Data Analysis Two Graded separately; Milestone One Rubric

2 Draft of Observation and Benefits and Limitations

Four Graded separately; Milestone Two Rubric

3 Draft of Conclusions, Recommendations, and Reflection

Six Graded separately; Milestone Three Rubric

Final Submission: Psychological Report Seven Graded separately; Final Product Rubric

Final Product Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Your psychological report must be 8 to 10 pages in length (plus a cover page and references) and must be written in APA format. Use double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Include at least three references cited in APA format.

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value

Introduction and Data Analysis: Client’s Case

Meets “Proficient” criteria and researches a similar case study as additional support for identifying potential challenges

Clearly summarizes client background and presenting issue, provides relevant links to APA ethical code, and identifies potential issues

Summarizes client background and presenting issue, provides links to APA ethical code, and identifies potential issues, but response lacks clarity

Does not summarize client background or presenting issue, provide relevant links to APA ethical code, or identify potential issues

5

Introduction and Data Analysis:

Referral/Impacts

Meets “Proficient” criteria and supports potential impacts with external examples of stakeholder involvement

Identifies the source of the referral and the intended consumer of the report, noting how these stakeholders impact assessment

Identifies the source of the referral and the intended consumer of the report, noting how these stakeholders impact assessment, but the response lacks clarity or incorrectly identifies stakeholders

Does not identify the source of the referral or the intended consumer of the report. Does not note how these stakeholders impact assessment

5

Introduction and Data Analysis: Data

Meets “Proficient” criteria and supports choice of data analysis method with additional research and real-world examples

Provides reasonable description for how data will be analyzed and includes relevant detail pertaining to how information will be organized and communicated to stakeholders

Provides description for how data will be analyzed and includes detail pertaining to how information will be organized and communicated to stakeholders, but response lacks logic and/or detail

Does not provide description for how data will be analyzed

6

Observation:

Behaviors/Test Conditions

Meets “Proficient” criteria and supports description of client behaviors and test conditions with real-world examples from additional case studies and/or research

Describes client behaviors and test conditions, links descriptions to test outcomes, and provides ample, relevant detail regarding setting, situation, and other pertinent information

Describes client behaviors and test conditions, links descriptions to test outcomes, and provides detail regarding setting, situation, and other pertinent information, but response contains inaccuracies

Does not describe client behaviors and test conditions or link descriptions to test outcomes

8

Observation: Response to Testing

Meets “Proficient” criteria and sources an additional case study to strengthen justification of potential influences to outcomes and observations

Describes client response to testing, uses relevant research to justify potential influences to outcomes and observations, and provides supporting detail

Describes client response to testing and uses research to justify potential influences to outcomes and observations, but lacks detail

Does not describe client response to testing or use research to justify potential influences to outcomes and observations

8

Benefit and Limitations:

Rationale

Meets “Proficient” criteria and supports rationale with real- world examples

Provides a credible rationale for inclusion and exclusion of particular assessment instruments

Provides a rationale for inclusion and exclusion of particular assessment instruments, but response is illogical or overlooks key assessment vehicles

Does not provide a rationale for inclusion and exclusion of particular assessment instruments

6

Benefit and Limitations: Assess

Approaches

Meets “Proficient” criteria and supports explanation with real- world examples

Explains the benefits and limitations for the chosen tests with specific details

Explains the benefits and limitations for the chosen tests, but explanation lacks detail

Does not explain the benefits and limitations for the chosen tests

5

Benefit and Limitations: APA

Ethical Code

Meets “Proficient” criteria and strengthens citation of APA ethical principles by comparing and contrasting additional case studies

Supports response with relevant and current research and cites APA ethical principles to discuss the appropriateness of the testing

Supports response with research and cites APA ethical principles to discuss the appropriateness of the testing, but research used and APA ethical principles mentioned are outdated or not relevant given the provided scenario

Does not support response with relevant research

5

Conclusions: Results Meets “Proficient” criteria and links results to real-world examples and case studies

Thoroughly explains justification and comfort level in the results recommended using relevant research

Explains justification and comfort level in results, but response is not logical and is not supported with relevant research

Does not explain justification or comfort level in results

4

Conclusions:

Common Themes/ Contradictions

Meets “Proficient” criteria and uses additional real-world examples to support choice of themes and contradictory information

Identifies common themes among the test results, observations, and background history; attempts to reconcile contradictory information and provides supporting detail

Identifies common themes among the test results, observations, and background history; attempts to reconcile contradictory information, but response lacks detail or is incomplete

Does not identify common themes among the test results, observations, and background history; no attempt to reconcile contradictory information

5

Conclusions: Reliability/Validity

Meets “Proficient” criteria, and summary statement contains relevant detail

Summarizes potential limitations of the testing as it relates to reliability/validity of the data obtained and suggests additional assessments

Provides a summary of the reliability/validity of the data obtained, but response is illogical and/or suggestions for additional assessments are inaccurate

Does not summarize potential limitations of the testing as it relates to reliability/validity of the data obtained or suggest additional assessments

4

Conclusions: Evidence

Meets “Proficient” criteria, and conclusions contain relevant detail from both the selected case history and external scholarly sources

Relates logical, evidence- supported conclusions to the presenting issue, background, observations, and test results in order to inform diagnosis

Relates conclusions to the presenting issue, background, observations, and test results, but response is not backed by evidence or logic

Does not relate conclusions to the presenting issue, background, observations, or test results

4

Recommendations: Justify

Meets “Proficient” criteria and supports explanation with examples from real-world examples and research

Explains whether current level of testing is sufficient or not and justifies recommendations for future assessments

Explains whether current level of testing is sufficient or not, but response is not thorough and does not justify recommendations for future assessments

Does not explain whether current level of testing is sufficient or not; does not justify recommendations

8

Recommendations: Evidence-Based

Practice

Meets “Proficient” criteria, and recommendations contain ample, relevant detail

Clearly relates recommendations to current and relevant research

Relates recommendations to current and relevant research, but response lacks clarity and succinctness and fails to support with relevant and current research

Does not relate recommendations to current and relevant research

8

Reflection: Evidence Meets “Proficient” criteria and strengthens description by comparing to additional, similar case studies

Description of decision-making process is credible and thorough and supports response with examples

Description of decision-making process lacks credibility and detail, with inconsistent use of examples

Does not provide description of decision-making process

5

Reflection: Client Information

Meets “Proficient” criteria and rationale uses real-world examples and provides ample relevant detail

Clearly identifies and provides strong rationale for additional information and suggests a way to obtain the information

Identifies and provides rationale for additional information and suggests a way to obtain the information, but response lacks clarity

Does not identify or provide rationale for additional information or suggest a way to obtain the information

6

Reflection: Process Meets “Proficient” criteria and

strengthens insights with additional research

Provides clear examples of insights or learning gained through the report-writing process; includes examples of areas for further study

Provides examples of insights or learning gained through the report-writing process, but response lacks clarity and/or omits examples of areas for further study

Does not provide examples of insights or learning gained through the report-writing process and does not include examples of areas for further study

5

Articulation of Response

Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization and is presented in a professional and easy-to-read format

Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization

Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas

Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas

3

Earned Total 100%

PSY 335 Milestone One Guidelines and Rubric (Draft of Introduction and Data Analysis)

The first step to creating a professional psychological report begins with considering the client’s background and reason for referral and the conditions surrounding why an assessment is needed, who the stakeholder of the assessment is, and whether or not the factors surrounding the client’s situation could impact the assessment. In this milestone, you will choose a case study and describe how you will be analyzing your data. The work you do in this milestone will impact the analysis and recommendations you will make in future milestones.

Prompt: For Milestone One, choose a case history (Case History One, Arthur, or Case History Two, Barbara) and answer the questions in Section I: Introduction and Data Analysis for your final project psychological report.

In Milestone One, specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

I. Introduction and Data Analysis a) Introduce the client’s case you chose by briefly recapping the background of the client you are assessing. What is the reason for referral? State

the presenting problem and the questions to be addressed through your evaluation of the data. Relate the problem to the APA Ethical Code and the psychological assessment issues that could be encountered.

b) In your response, consider who is making the referral and how this impacts your assessment of the data; is the intended consumer of the report a parent, a school system, a mental health practitioner, a probation officer, or another stakeholder?

c) Describe how you will analyze your data by considering the following questions. What is the best way to organize your data to address your referral question? How do you make this technical information useful and understandable for the intended reader? Justify your choice of method with other research.

Guidelines for Submission: Milestone One must be submitted as a two- to three-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format.

Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (75%) Not Evident (0%) Value Introduction and Data Analysis: Client’s Case

Clearly summarizes client background and presenting issue, provides relevant links to APA ethical code, and identifies potential issues

Summarizes client background and presenting issue, provides links to APA ethical code, and identifies potential issues, but response lacks clarity

Does not summarize client background or presenting issue, provide relevant links to APA ethical code, or identify potential issues

30

Introduction and Data Analysis Methods: Referral/Impacts

Identifies the source of the referral and the intended consumer of the report, noting how these stakeholders impact assessment

Identifies the source of the referral and the intended consumer of the report, noting how these stakeholders impact assessment, but the response lacks clarity or incorrectly identifies stakeholders

Does not identify the source of the referral or the intended consumer of the report. Does not note how these stakeholders impact assessment

30

Introduction and Data Analysis: Data

Provides reasonable description for how data will be analyzed and includes relevant detail pertaining to how information will be organized and communicated to stakeholders

Provides description for how data will be analyzed and includes detail pertaining to how information will be organized and communicated to stakeholders, but response lacks logic and/or detail

Does not provide description for how data will be analyzed

30

Articulation of Response Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization

Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas

Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas

10

Earned Total 100%

  • PSY335MilestoneOneGuidelinesandRubric

PSY 335 Interpreting Statistics Worksheet

Testing of 20 randomly selected subjects yielded two sets of scores: Verbal IQ and Reading Comprehension. The table below displays the results and descriptive statistics, as well as frequency distribution charts for each variable and a scatterplot of the correlations between the two variables:

SubjectVerbal IQRdg. Comp.
19088
29997
3101110
4115121
59798
69895
79289
8104109
9103100
10117100
1110096
1298101
1396105
14105105
157880
1612199
178275
188589
198178
208286
MEAN9796
MEDIAN9897
MODE9889
STD.DEV.11.811.2
RANGE4346
CORREL VERB x RDG0.79
MP_SNHU_withQuill_Horizstack

Please answer the following questions within the appropriate column in the table below:

I. Using the provided data and graphs, describe the frequency distribution for the IQ test:a) What is a typical score for this sample?b) How variable are the scores?c) How are the scores distributed?
II. Using the provided data and graphs, describe the frequency distribution of the reading test scores:a) What is a typical score for this sample?b) How variable are the scores?c) How are the scores distributed?
III. Consider the correlation data given the provided data and graph:a) How are IQ and reading achievement related?
IV. Evaluate the data from a psychological testing perspective:a) Are these samples good representations of the general population? How do you know?b) What could you do to make them a more representative sample?c) How would you interpret the correlation results?d) What are some ways this knowledge of their relationship could be used?

Reading Comprehension Frequency DistributionFrequency 70 80 90 100 110 120 More 0 3 4 7 6 1 0

STD SCORE

Verbal IQ Frequency DistributionFrequency 70 80 90 100 110 120 More 0 1 4 7 4 2 1

STD SCORE

FrequencyRdg.Compre 90 99 101 115 97 98 92 104 103 117 100 98 96 105 78 121 82 85 81 82 88 97 110 121 98 95 89 109 100 100 96 101 105 105 80 99 75 89 78 86

Verbal IQ Score

Reading Scores

PSY

33

5

Interpreting Statistics Worksheet

Testing of 20 randomly selected subjects yielded two sets of scores: Verbal IQ and Reading

Comprehension. The table below displays the results and descriptive statistics, as well as frequency

distribution charts

for each variable and a scatterplot of the correlations between the two variables:

Subject

Verbal IQ

Rdg.

Comp

.

1

90

88

2

99

97

3

101

110

4

115

121

5

97

98

6

98

95

7

92

89

8

104

109

9

103

100

10

117

100

11

100

96

12

98

101

13

96

105

14

105

105

15

78

80

16

121

99

17

82

75

18

85

89

19

81

78

20

82

86

MEAN

97

96

MEDIAN

98

97

MODE

98

89

STD.DEV.

11.8

11.2

RANGE

43

46

CORREL VERB x RDG

0.79

PSY 335 Interpreting Statistics Worksheet

Testing of 20 randomly selected subjects yielded two sets of scores: Verbal IQ and Reading

Comprehension. The table below displays the results and descriptive statistics, as well as frequency

distribution charts for each variable and a scatterplot of the correlations between the two variables:

Subject Verbal IQ Rdg. Comp.

1 90 88

2 99 97

3 101 110

4 115 121

5 97 98

6 98 95

7 92 89

8 104 109

9 103 100

10 117 100

11 100 96

12 98 101

13 96 105

14 105 105

15 78 80

16 121 99

17 82 75

18 85 89

19 81 78

20 82 86

MEAN 97 96

MEDIAN 98 97

MODE 98 89

STD.DEV. 11.8 11.2

RANGE 43 46

CORREL VERB x RDG 0.79

Order your essay today and save 10% with the discount code ESSAYHELP