Bias in Testing and Judge Peckham’s Decision
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The Issue of "Restavek" in Haiti
Did you know 2 out of every 10 children in Haiti are being Forced to Performed Domestic Work?
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According to experts, an intelligence test can be considered biased when the scores of one group are significantly different and have higher predictive validity, which is the extent to which a score on an assessment predicts future performance, than another group. An IQ test can be considered culturally biased based on the extent to which it has offended or personalized some students due to their ethnicity, gender or socioeconomic status (Argosy University, 2014). Respectivel
Dealing with Unhappy Love ones.
A patient of mine has a mentally ill brother who's depressed and anxious, as well as manipulative and stubborn. He often refuses to take medication that's helped him in the past and as a result often ends up lying at home in his bed, unwashed and unkempt, for days at a time. When my friend discovers him in this state, she tries various things: taking him to the ER (which she's learned leads nowhere), contacting his therapist (which sometimes helps, sometimes not), and even wa
The Prisoner's Dilemma Theory in a Socio-Psychological Concept
This article is about the political and socio-psychological approach of the "Prisoner’s Dilemma Theory" and the application of utilitarianism, egoism, and social contract concepts according to their moral theory. But first, one must understand what the prisoner’s dilemma theory is all about? This is a theory constructed by David Gauthier (1986) that shows people always look out for themselves instead of working together. The prisoner’s dilemma starts with two people who have
Gender Identity and Its Development throughout Life
Experts define gender identity as someone’s personal conception of himself/herself, which in turn leads to the concept of gender role. Gender role and gender identity are two different things; gender role on is a person’s manifestation of personality, behaviors, and appearance that reflect his/her gender identity (Argosy University, 2015). Meaning societal norms dictate both men and women supposed to behave, act, and dress. While gender identity reefers to how a person identi
April 12, 1963 Dr. Martin L. King’s Letters from the Birmingham, AL Jail to the Clergy
(The Judeo-Christian's technics of Dr. King in the civil rights movement) The Issue of Injustice and Protest in Dr. King’s day: Reverent Martin Luther King Jr. was known by many names. For many, he was a reverent, a civil right activist, a non-violent protestor, an organizer, a teacher, etc. For others, he was just a trouble maker and an agitator. But among all these names he was called, whether positive or negative, there are two of them that made him a remarkable person, an
Pros and Cons in Diagnosing Children with Abnormal Behavior
Having a child assessed or diagnosed is always more beneficial than not doing so despite the consequences it may have on the child’s future (APA, 2014). According to the DSM manual, diagnosing a person is the process of identifying or determining whether he/she has a mental illness or not (Achenbach, T.M., 2009). In order to make diagnostic more effective, the professional most collect as much information as possible about the individual from various sources (Achenbach, T.M.
Social and cultural factors act not only as independent tooth but also interact with the physical and biological to form the total picture that the epidemiological phenomenon develops ill mental diseases: occurrence, distribution, maintenance and extension of the problems. We have said that this relationship is so intimate and varied in certain cases cannot be determined without any of these factors, while in other cases, be each other’s who are directly involved. In general
Food Stamp's Purpose
The idea for the first FSP also known as Food Stamp is credited to various people, most notably Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace and the program's first Administrator Mr. Milo Perkins. The purpose of this program when first initiated was to permit people on relief to buy orange stamps equal to their normal food expenditures; for every $1 worth of orange stamps purchased, 50 cents worth of blue stamps were received. With the orange stamps the recipient could use it to bu
Child's Developmental Stages
According to Jean Piaget (2014), a child experience experiences four cognitive developmental stages, they are: Sensorimotor Stage, preoperational stage, concrete operational stage, and formal operational stage (Argosy University, 2014). Sensorimotor Stage: Based on Piaget’s cognitive developmental theory, this stage starts from birth until the child is two years old. During that stage a child is equipped with a set of reflex movements combined with a set of perceptual movemen
Deontology (A place of Reason)
Human reasoning as a Way of Knowing is a particularly interesting characteristic of the human intellect because people, by nature, are able to think intuitively, without restraint and in such a way that a primary piece of information can be processed through reasoning to gain further understanding. In this way, people are capable of acquiring knowledge by compiling a number of facts, interpreting them and by way of reasoning, 'finding them to be true or not to be true'. In sh
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