quot Employee Development and Psychological Tests quot Please respond to the following

“Employee Development and Psychological Tests” Please respond to the following:

* From the scenario and the first e-Activity, predict two (2) changes that will occur in the next five (5) years in relation to the 60 percent participation rate of women in the workforce.

From the second e-Activity, recommend the psychological test that you believe is most appropriate for selecting the right candidate for a management position within an organization for which you have worked or with which you are familiar. Justify your recommendation.

Read the article titled, “Women in the Workforce: What Changes Have We Made?,” located at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mehroz-baig/women-in-the-workforce-wh_b_4462455.html. Be prepared to discuss.

Use the Internet to research a psychological test (such as IPIP-NEO Personality Test or the Kolbe Index) that may be used in employee development to identify individual preferences, ways of decision making, means of gathering information, etc. Be prepared to discuss.


Discussion: Lyrics and Music

Think about the way music interacts with poetry. How does it change the way we react to poetry? Why is music so popular, but poetry (that is not a song lyric) is less popular? 

We will continue to discuss poetry, but we are also tiptoeing up to drama, which will be our next unit.

  • “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon

I chose this YouTube video because the lyrics are included. I think it is an incredibly catchy song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6UAYGxiRwU (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

  • “Dead Cats on the Line” by Tampa Red

I learned of this expression last year on Facebook. My friend’s mom announced, “I have no dead cats on the line.” I Googled and found this classic.

http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/Tampa_Red:Dead_Cats_On_The_Line (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

“Dead Cats on the Line” Audio (YouTube)

When people bemoan the “loose” lyrics of today’s songs, it’s good to remember that people have been singing about infidelity for years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ_w-jNj6pQ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

  • “Formation” by Beyonce You’ve seen the still photo, now watch the video.

[Warning: There are a few curse words in here, but you survived Philip Larkin, so I think you will live.]

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-beyonces-surprise-new-video-formation-20160206 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

  • “Tangled Up in Blue” by Bob Dylan

http://bobdylan.com/songs/tangled-blue/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

I will upload a video in a separate link.

Audio (YouTube) of “Tangled Up in Blue”

Classic song. Dylan changes his lyrics all the time in performance. I hope this version SOMEWHAT matches the lyrics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x-0aECsy98 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

  • “Baltimore” by Prince

Alas, Prince was alive when I first assigned this song. You can Google for lyrics, but this video includes them, too.

Prince – Baltimore (feat. Eryn Allen Kane) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Prince - Baltimore (feat. Eryn Allen Kane)

  • “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred

Full confession. When I heard this song on the radio in the last millennium, I HATED it. Then I saw the video, and I LOVED it. Think about how the lyrics would look on the page. How would that experience different from seeing this video?

Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy (Original Mix – 2006 Version) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy (Original Mix - 2006 Version)

  • Awesome opening to the musical Hamilton. So good it made my Baby Boomer dad like hip hop.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/02/15/watch_the_cast_of_hamilton_perform_the_musical_s_electrifying_opening_number.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

  • American History Told in Rap

HAMILTON “Cabinet Battle #1” Genius Lyrics

http://genius.com/7856434 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

American History Told in Rap Again (Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington)

HAMILTON “Cabinet Battle #2” Lit Genius


Thomas Jefferson comes back from France and gets caught up on the new nation of United States. (Snappy number.)

HAMILTON “What’d I Miss” Lit Genius

http://genius.com/Lin-manuel-miranda-whatd-i-miss-lyrics (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

YOU TUBE: What’d I Miss (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.What'd I Miss

  • [Trigger Warning] “Til It Happens to You” VIDEO by Lady Gaga (Optional)

Lyrics only. These words are more open to interpretation than the video.

https://genius.com/Lady-gaga-til-it-happens-to-you-lyrics (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

[TW: While the lyrics are open-ended, the video is about college rape. No nudity, but it is clear people are being hurt. You have no obligation to watch the video or read the article. However, the intentions here are to be sensitive and empowering.]

“Til It Happens To You” by Lady Gaga (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/09/lady-gaga-til-it-happens-to-you/406066/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

RUBRIC for Discussion Boards

  • Demonstrate Critical Thinking
  • Participate in the Discussion
  • Deliver Posts Free of Grammar, Style, and Spelling Errors

Response to 2 people: ( about 10 sentence, about how you think)

The first person:

Society and generations have changed, I’m sure before radio/ music was popular people not only read but, wrote more poetry. Since times have changed and music has become more popular there is some music that just hits close to home, regardless of the genre there is a message that we can relate to. Music like reading can make you feel certain emotions, for example “Til It Happens To You” by Lady Gaga the lyrics have an impact, hearing the emotion behind the lyrics make the listener feel what the artist was feeling, not that poetry won’t make you feel that way, it’s different and probably a preference as well. Another example is ” Right Said Fred – I’m too Sexy” If you wake up feeling good and you listen to this song it will keep your confidence level high and your day that much better, it’s a personal hype song. Again reading things can give you the boost and confidence that you need, but with a song you can get up and dance and just shake your tail feather and sometimes that’s just all it takes to let out whatever it was that didn’t feel right or felt too right in the first place.

The second person:

Music is often based on poetry, just as poetry can be based on music. The interactions are based on rhythm, everything has rhythm. Both in poetry and music there is an expression, in poetry you want the reader to know how you feel, or what you think. You want to convey what you are feeling in poetry and it’s the same thing with music. Poetry and music are both pieces of writing that come from being original and there is a lot of creativity behind when twisting an ordinary idea. The beat behind music and it’s visual videos is a reason why music has become more popular than poetry. In society today people don’t have time to read but instead just listen to music and understand the meaning behind it that way. For example the song “Til It Happens To You” by Lady Gaga the lyrics has a strong emotional meaning behind it which makes the listener understand and feel what is happening. With poetry we can find it challenging to understand when it’s up to us to read but with music since there is already a tone and rhythm behind the artist voice, we pay more attention to what they are meaning.

just questions

Being the Exceptional Manager


Kinicki, A., & Williams, B. K. (2016). Management: A practical introduction (7 ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill Education.


The following scenarios, develop a response, then post the response as a reply to this discussion starter. Limit your response to 150 to 300 words, demonstrate understanding of and cite the required readings or other credible sources that you apply, and look for opportunities to engage with and learn from others


Scenario 1: Functions of Management

Whether you are an active or aspiring manager of others or just trying to manage your own career and life, being aware of and actively practicing the four functions of management is a foundation for your success (Kinicki & Williams, 2016).


  • List and define the four principal functions of a manager (Hint: POLC).
  • How are these functions applied at your organization (or an organization with which you are familiar)?
  • How can you apply each function to more effective and efficient at simultaneously managing school, career, and family

Research Proposal assignment for Unit III English homework help

Follow the directions below for the completion of the Research Proposal assignment for Unit III.

Purpose: The purpose of the research proposal is to help you to understand your project, to gain direction and feedback on your project, and to establish a blueprint for your project.

Description: In this assignment, you will create a research proposal consisting of three sections:

Section 1: What is the topic? (100-150 words)

Section 2: What is the controversy? Include paragraphs that detail both sides of the controversy. (300-400 words)

Section 3: Your tentative thesis statement (one to two sentences) Click here to access the research proposal example.

All sources must be documented via APA citations and references. You may also seek out the guidance of the Success Center; the specialists are always there to assist you with your writing and comprehension.

Complete Peer Reviewed Journal Article Review

Read the syllabus carefully for this assignment. You are to review a published article from a peer-reviewed social science journal. This may take time to find the right article. Make sure that the article was published in a reputable professional journal that has a review panel for evaluating content and substance. Make sure that the article you choose was published in the last ten years (2001 – present) and that it has a clear research methodology (either subjective or objective measures). Usually, the best way to tell if the article meets the criteria for having a clear research design is by examining the ‘headings’ of the publication. If it has an Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results, and Implications/Conclusions, then you can be fairly certain that it meets the criteria. Also, a clear research hypothesis is usually present with research questions. If you are uncertain, attach an article to an e-mail and I will review it to see if it meets the criteria as well. The goal of this assignment is for you to gain a better understanding of how research is conducted and published for scholarly review. Make sure that you pay specific attention to the paragraph by paragraph expectation I have outlined in the syllabus. Also, you must pay specific attention to two components of the study you choose to review: The Methodology and Results! Talk clearly about the methodology in relation to the chapters in your textbook. The expectation is a 3 – 6 page Article Critique, double-spaced, in 10 or 12 font. It will be graded on components outlined in the Syllabus as well as clarity of understanding and communicating the processes of the research desgin and outcomes.


Peer-Reviewed Article Critiques Expectations of the 2 (two) Article Critiques (3 to 8 pages each is typical):

The articles that you choose must come from a professional peer-reviewed journal, published after 2005, with a clear research methodology. The flow of your critiques should be as follows:

Paragraph 1 should contain the author(s) names, the date, volume, and number of the publication, the title of the article, and the title of the journal.

Paragraph 2 and/or 3 should be specifically geared to the goal, purpose, or research question(s), hypothesis, null hypothesis, etc., the author(s) intended to examine. These should be clearly stated.

Paragraph 2, 3, or 4 should be a brief historical Review of the Literature. Please highlight the critical junctions in the historical considerations that led to this current research examination.

Paragraph 5, 6 and 7 should deal specifically with the Research Design and the Methodology used to gather this data. Pay specific attention to research techniques, instruments, or methodology expected to accept or reject the research question(s) or null hypothesis. This is probably the most critical paragraphs as it deals specifically with the techniques to gather data.

Paragraph 7, 8 and 9 should focus on the Results of the current study. What statistics were used, what measurement techniques were utilized, and what analysis yielded the current finding.

Paragraph 10 and 11 should examine the author(s) Recommendation, Implications, Summary, and/or Discussion of the research findings.

Paragraph 12 and /or 13 should be your Critical Analysis of the overall body of work. Examine such issues as the research methodology, the statistics used, the research environment, the sample size, the population for the study, the assumptions made by the author(s), the limitations of the study, the potential for further research in this area, the argument for this data to be replicated, any ethical concerns, and the risk associated with this study.

**In this assignment, the focus is on what the social scientist does with the information that they gather. Is it practical or applicable? Does it fall under the conceptual idea of ‘pure’ science or ‘applied’ science? What research methodology was used and could it have been improved on? The best way to find peer-reviewed professional journal articles is to use “Google Scholar” (simply type that into the Google ‘search” space. It will take you to options where you can select “peer-reviewed.” You simply type in your search terms. Many articles are free to view and download. Typically, those ‘free’ links are to the right side as a hyper-link. Simply go through them and find one that meets the criteria. You may also use data bases such as “First Search” accessing the “Wilson Select Plus” database, entering in key word associations in areas that you may be interested in (i.e., domestic violence, elder abuse, demography, psychological profiles, divorce, etc). Be sure to obtain full-text copies that emphasize a clear methodology (a study that includes a sample size and a manipulation of variables). A librarian will best know how to assist you in finding a peer-reviewed professional social science journal.

Narrative Essay

For this first essay, you will explore the topic from a personal perspective. My Topic is :“Why is the cost of living in California sky high but the living wages
remain the same? The unbalanced economic system of a wealthy state.”

When you have a topic, spend time at the creating stage, deciding what it is you know about the topic, what you think about it, what you imagine the opposing arguments to be (be fair about this), what you think you need to know more about, and what your writing and research plan will be.

Your opening paragraph should begin with a narrative approach by informing the reader about your interest in the topic.Do not resort to this type of opening: “I shall write about the value of drinking milk.”Be more creative. For example, you could start with something like this: “I have always hated to drink milk and cannot remember the last time I actually drank a glass of milk.I cannot claim to be lactose intolerant; I simply do not like the taste.After a life of arguing with others about why I should not have to drink milk, I look forward to finding the reasons not drinking milk might be wise and healthful.”With an introduction like this, you have not only let the reader know why you are writing this paper, but you have done so in an engaging way.

Each paragraph will develop a different point, and each paragraph will have a clear topic sentence. You do not have to conduct research for this essay, but you do want to think thoughtfully and clearly about the topic and make sure you address all the points listed.Take time to plan this essay carefully. If you work hard on this first essay, you will find that you can use pieces of it in your other essays.In addition, you will have mapped out your research strategy.


Important reminders about “Essay One: Narrative on Research Topic

Your essay should be at least 1000 words. (Do not stop writing simply because you have reached 1000 words—make sure you complete the assignment). Your purpose should be clear and the essay organized.Double spaced

You should write at least five complete paragraphs:

Introduction: This should be an engaging narrative telling the reader why you are interested in the topic (one paragraph)

Body: Write three paragraphs covering the following questions

What do you already know about your topic?What more do you think you need to learn about your topic? (one paragraph)

What do you think the opposing arguments (counter-arguments) are or anticipate they might be about your thesis and topic? (one paragraph)

What will be your writing and research plan for the research topic/paper?

(one paragraph

Conclusion: A paragraph (it may be brief) that wraps up the essay

Closely proofread for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and overall effectiveness.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include painful swollen joints that become difficult to flex. This is due to the combined effects of T cells and antibodies produced by the B cells that are directed against the cells of the synovial membrane. The membrane becomes inflamed as the immune cells destroy individual cells of the membrane. The membrane, in an attempt to correct the destruction, begins to produce new cells at a rapid rate. This results in the formation of a thickened pannus within the joint. The pannus then severely hinders joint movement, further complicating the problem. The best pharmaceutical help for this disease is the application of anti-inflammatory drugs. Simple aspirin will help, as will steroids designed to prevent the inflammatory response.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. In autoimmune diseases, your immune system loses its ability to differentiate self from non-self and begins to attack your body.

  • In rheumatoid arthritis, the attack affects cartilage in the joints. Using what you have learned about the immune response, what symptoms would you predict?
  • How would the normal functioning of the immune system lead to these symptoms?
  • What might a physician prescribe for rheumatoid arthritis?
  • Why is rheumatoid arthritis considered an autoimmune disease?
  • Based on your research, if you suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, besides taking medication, what steps could you take to help alleviate your symptoms?

400 words min. References and citations required.

textbook ref: Ireland, K. (2013). Visualizing human biology ( 4th edition.). Hoboken, NJ. John Wiley.

Paper Critique for Cyber Security

Question: BubbleNet: A Cyber Security Dashboard for Visualizing Patterns

Critique, not summary – there is a critical difference!

  • Critique maximum grade = 100, but providing a summary instead means a maximum grade = 65
  • “A critique paper
    is a paper in which you analyze and evaluate an author’s work. This
    requires you to conduct a thorough and detailed study of the piece you
    are critiquing, analyzing the
    author’s [style,] evidence, opinions, [credentials,] conclusions and
    logic.” (https://classroom.synonym.com/start-critique-paper-4743.html)
  • “A summary is a
    record in a reader’s own words that gives the main points of a piece of
    writing such as a newspaper article, the chapter of a book, or even a
    whole book. It is also possible to summarize something that you have
    heard, such as a lecture, or something that you have seen and heard,
    such as a movie. A summary omits details, and does not include the
    reader’s interpretation of the original.”

WHAT YOU ARE TO DO: Write a critique of the BubbleNet research article (emphasis is on your analysis of the article); a copy the article is included with the final exam on Blackboard –> Assessments

Suggested approach
is to read article, review lecture PowerPoints, research any items you
need more information about, and then write your answer

Answer length is
750 word minimum & include word count with answer; submit only in
Microsoft Word format (no PDF); no external references need to be
included. Note: first person instead of third person writing is OK; decent grammar, please!

Peter Singer, “A Utilitarian Defense of Animal Liberation”, philosophy homework help

Peter Singer, “A
Utilitarian Defense of Animal Liberation”

is a reconstruction of Singer’s Argument:

At least some nonhuman animals, like human animals, have interests.

Any being that has interests is entitled to moral consideration.

Therefore, any nonhuman animal that has interests is entitled to moral

Every genuine interest should be given the same consideration as other like

  regardless of whose interest it is.

C: Therefore, those nonhuman animals that have
interests are entitled to equal moral


Why believe
premise 1?

least some nonhuman animals have the capacity for suffering and enjoyment,
i.e., at least some nonhuman animals are sentient (in Singer’s restricted sense
of “sentient”).

that these nonhuman animals can experience suffering and enjoyment, it makes
sense to think of their lives as going well or badly, better or worse, for them.

their lives can go better or worse for them, then they have interests, as some
things are in their interest, and some things are contrary to their

capacity for suffering and enjoyment is thus a necessary and sufficient condition
for having interests at all.


exactly does Singer mean by “equal consideration”?  There are factual differences between human
and nonhuman animals, which Singer recognizes. 
In particular, humans have certain “higher” mental faculties that give
them more varied interests than nonhuman animals.  Humans can enjoy reading a good book, for
example, while nonhuman animals cannot. 
Humans can also suffer more types of discomforts, like feeling anxiety
over the remote future.  So some human interests
are very different from any of the interests of nonhuman animals.  Equal consideration for Singer just means
taking equally seriously the like interests of humans and nonhuman animals to
avoid suffering and to enjoy their lives. 

The Scope of the
Moral Community

“the moral community” we mean everyone who is entitled to moral
consideration.  Is there some feature
that all humans have and that no nonhumans have that would warrant placing
humans within our moral community and nonhuman animals outside of it, or that
would justify our considering human suffering as morally more important than
nonhuman suffering?  This is the
challenge to anyone who wants to reject Singer’s argument.

Here are some
further clarifications of Singer’s views that may be helpful

does not argue that humans and nonhuman animals should be treated equally, or
that they should be given the same rights. 
He makes this explicit when he says (page 72), “The extension of the
basic principle of equality from one group to another does not imply that we
must treat both groups in exactly the same way, or grant exactly the same
rights to both groups…The basic principle of equality, I shall argue, is
equality of consideration; and equal consideration for different beings may lead
to different treatment and different rights.”

principle of equality says the following: when considering the like interests
of humans and nonhuman animals they should be given equal consideration.  In particular, he argues that we should count
the suffering of nonhuman animals equally with the like suffering of any other
being (page 75).

does this mean?  Here is an example (from
Singer) to illustrate the principle.  If
I slap a human baby in the face with a little bit of force, and I slap a horse
on its rear with the same amount of force, then I’ve hurt the baby more than
I’ve hurt the horse, and so I’ve done something worse to the baby than I’ve
done to the horse.

there is something I could do to the horse that would hurt the horse as much as
slapping the baby in the face with a little bit of force hurts the baby, and
these two actions are (other things being equal) equally wrong, says
Singer.  The horse’s interest in not
being hurt deserves equal consideration to the baby’s interest in not being
hurt, when the degree of pain is the same in each case (these would be what
Singer calls “like interests”).  That is
what Singer’s principle of equality amounts to. 

Singer calls “speciesism” is favoring members of your own species, simply
because they are members of your own species. 
This is the sense in which Singer compares speciesism to racism or
sexism, and he thinks that they are all objectionable on the same grounds,
i.e., because it is unfair to favor members of your own race, or your own sex,
or your own species, simply because they are members of your own race, or your
own sex, or your own species.

Singer Paper Topic

explain premises 1, 2, and 4 of Singer’s argument, and how he argues for each

explain whether or not you think Singer’s argument is plausible, and why. 

careful not to read more into a premise than it actually says.  Each premise says something very specific, so
with each premise just stick to what it actually says (for example, premise 2
just says that any being that has interests is entitled to moral consideration;
it does not say that any being that has interests is entitled to equal moral consideration.  That claim comes later in the argument).

General Guidelines

paper should be double-spaced, with one-inch margins, using 12-point font, and
no longer than two pages.  Citations from
the readings can be made by simply citing the relevant page numbers from the
text parenthetically at the end of a sentence or paragraph. Your only sources
in answering the questions should be the article and the video from Singer, and
the notes provided in this document.  In
particular, you should not use any secondary sources from the Internet.

paper is due in the Dropbox on D2L no later than 11:30 pm on Sunday, February

you have any questions about the assignment please e-mail me.

Developing a Eulogy English homework help

100 points

Your project for this unit will be a bit unusual, but it will require you to be very reflective.

You have read some stories about how people deal with unhappy lives, and you probably found yourself thinking about things in your life that create happiness or unhappiness. Then, you experienced some speeches that offered some guidance for how to live a quality life. Here, you most likely found some encouraging words that offered you a renewed perspective on life. Most recently, you have learned about eulogies and studied Margaret Thatcher’s eulogy for Ronald Reagan as a model.

Imagine that you could press a fast forward button and race into the future several years from now (maybe 50 or 60 years). You have died. While this is depressing to think about, look for what Dr. Pausch would call a “head fake.”

Write a eulogy for yourself that is between five and ten minutes long to present. Using the process outlined in the section of this unit called “Remembering and Honoring the Dead: A Eulogy,” develop a eulogy that someone could read at your funeral.

Feel free to use biographical facts that have already occurred as well as biographical facts that you project will occur in the future. These projected facts may include your career, your family, and what you hope to accomplish during your lifetime.

Do not forget to choose an organizational style for your eulogy, such as chronological, tribute, main point, or thematic.

Have fun with this assignment, and remember to think about the themes you’ve explored in this unit.

To obtain credit, submit a final draft of the words from your eulogy along with a recording of you presenting the eulogy.

A rubric will be used to evaluate your eulogy. You should carefully review the rubric before you submit your eulogy for a final grade.

Submit your completed assignment to the Developing a Eulogy Assignment link for grading.