You are asked to ‘evaluate the usefulness of the Strange Situation procedure to our understanding of attachment.

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You are asked to ‘evaluate the usefulness of the Strange Situation procedure to our understanding of attachment.

The main difference between the type of essay which you will be writing for this assignment and that which you wrote for TMA 02 lies in what is expected of you. The essay for TMA 02 required you to outline the similarities and differences between two studies. This time you are expected to begin to engage in the more advanced activity of ‘evaluation’. The ability to evaluate material is an important skill, both in academic study and in many occupations. This part of the assignment gives you an opportunity to develop this skill.

Before you start work on your essay, you need to make sure you understand exactly what the question requires. This means identifying and understanding the process and content words.

Process and content words

In this question there is one process word: ‘evaluate’. It is this process word that directs you to more than just describing something. Evaluation involves constructing an argument about the importance and/or implications of the points being made. Further, evaluation requires you to consider arguments both for and against a certain question/claim; for example, in this case, whether the Strange Situation procedure is useful for understanding attachment. As with all academic writing, your points should be supported with evidence and referenced appropriately.

The content words are ‘the usefulness of the Strange Situation procedure for understanding attachment’. This means that the essay has a very specific focus on the work of Mary Ainsworth, which you came across in Chapter 5 of Investigating Psychology, as well as some of the more recent research on animals, which is discussed in Chapter 5 of Investigating Methods.

Relevant material

You will find relevant material in Chapter 5 of Investigating Psychology and Chapter 5 of Investigating Methods. There is a great deal of potentially useful information in these chapters, so you will need to be selective about which points you want to focus on.

Chapter 5 of Investigating Psychology: Section 4.2 introduces the Strange Situation procedure and discusses its development in the early 1970s. Section 4.3 is likely to be especially important, as it contains an evaluation of the use of attachment categories, while Section 4.4 introduces some recent work on attachment in animals. In evaluating the Strange Situation procedure, you may also want to draw on some of the points raised in Section 5 of this chapter, where the notion of flexibility of attachment is discussed.

Chapter 5 of Investigating Methods: Section 3 of this chapter introduces a study by Prato-Previde et al. (2003) which adapted the Strange Situation procedure to examine the relationship between dogs and their owners. As such, this material builds on some of the points raised in Chapter 5, Section 4.4 of Investigating Psychology. Because the focus of Section 3 is on the method (namely coding in observational research) not all of it will be relevant, but you may want to consider Sections 3.1 and 3.5. Also Section 4 provides an alternative way of studying attachment which you might find useful when evaluating the Strange Situation procedure.

You may also find the audio Mary Ainsworth from Week 15 useful as well as the video demonstration of the Strange Situation procedure, which you watched in the same week.

The content words specify that the focus is on the Strange Situation procedure and its usefulness for understanding attachment. However, in showing how or why the Strange Situation procedure is, or is not, useful for understanding attachment, you will probably need to draw on other studies described in Chapter 5 of Investigating Psychology and Chapter 5 of Investigating Methods. However, when mentioning any specific study, avoid lengthy descriptions which will not be directly relevant to the focus of this essay. Rather, you should use any additional material as a way of providing evidence in support of your evaluation of the Strange Situation procedure.

There is a lot of information which you could include, so you will need to be selective in what you choose to include. You cannot cover all of the possible points and you are not expected to. Therefore keep the precise wording of the essay question in mind and focus on selecting those points you consider to be most important and for which you can provide evidence to support your argument.

Below you will find tips for writing your essay, but before you start working on this part of the assignment, you should make sure that you have completed these online activities:

Online Activity 13.2: Constructing an argument. This activity deals with how to present material in an assignment in a logical and coherent way, so that it addresses the question. This is especially important when writing an essay that focuses on evaluation.
Online Activity 18.2: Preparing for TMA 03 (Part 1) takes you through the process of gathering, selecting and evaluating evidence.
Before you begin to plan this essay, it would be good to review the feedback you received from your tutor for your TMA 02 essay, to see if there is any advice about the essay structure/content etc. that you could apply to this essay.

Common Herb Chart



Discuss in the first column the various therapeutic uses for the herbal agent.

Write in the second column a summary of some available scientific studies that provide evidence for efficacy in any of the therapeutic uses listed in the first column. If there are no good scientific studies, note the absence of good studies.

List in the last column any potential side effects or possible adverse reactions that could occur with the use of the herbal agent.

Conflicts in the strength and weaknesses of Obama-care


I have a Conflict/Resolution course. For my topic, I picked Obama-care. The thing to keep in mind about the paper is that even though the conflict over Obama-care will never be resolved i.e. Democrats vs. Republicans and pro-Obama-care citizens vs anti-Obama-care citizens, the end goal is to provide suggestions/strategies on how to get these two parties closer together towards an agreement, solution, or just less fighting amongst each other. Therefore, you need to find some strategies that these parties could implement to help “lessen” the conflict between each other. This should be the last item to cover in the paper. The best books to use for negotiation and resolution strategies are: “Working Through Conflict,” by Folger, 2013 and “Getting to Say Yes: Negotiating…“ by Fisher.
1. The “suggested” paper’s intro would be to establish the purpose of the paper first – Obama-care, the conflict with Obama care, who the opposing sides are (i.e. key players/people who are fighting), what the opposing sides are doing wrong to come to an agreement, and the recommended steps/strategies they should use to better work together in a more positive fashion. You don’t need to provide too much history on Obama care since the paper is more about conflict/resolution, but the paper is for a reader with no Obama-care knowledge. Therefore, you have to make sure the reader gets the “jist” of the topic.
2. Need to add some type of statistics in the paper since it is a research paper and interpret /explain the findings, i.e. maybe find a nonbiased poll of what the American people think of Obama-care. If another study is appropriate to add that would be fine. However, if a second study does not flow with the paper, don’t add a second study.
3. If you can incorporate the pros/cons of how Obama-care affected the private care health industry that would be great. Again, it must flow with the paper. If not, don’t add it.
4. Paper needs to be 8 pages long
5. I need 15 sources, 5 being peer-reviewed scholar articles from an accredited source
6. APA format
7. Needs to be at a Master’s level, so in Flesch Kincaid, paper should be no less than a 17.5.
8. The most important thing to remember is to make the paper flow in a logical order

Impact of Agencies on daily life

This Discussion Board is worth 25 points You will be graded for content and thoughtfulness, but also grammar, spelling and sentence structure.

After reading the “Impact of Agencies on Daily Life” pdf, create and describe a scenario in a style similar to that of the pdf. You should create a scenario that involves at least five government agencies. The scenario can be as simple or complex as you like. You can describe anything – taking your children to school in the morning, going on vacation, or even sitting on your couch watching tv. The key is to take a deep look at how many agencies are impacting any given point of your daily life. Be sure to create an original scenario, different from the sample in the pdf.

6:30 a.m. You are awakened by your clock radio. You know it is actually 6:30 because the National Institute of Standards and Technology keeps the official time. And you can listen to your favorite radio station only because the Federal Communications Commission brings organization and coherence to our vast telecommunications system. It ensures, for example, that radio stations do not overlap and that stations signals are not interfered with by the numerous other devices – cell phones, satellite television, wireless computers, etc. – whose signals crowd our nation’s airwaves.
6:35 a.m. Like 17 million other Americans, you have asthma. But as you get out of bed you notice that you are breathing freely this morning. This is thanks in part to government clean air laws that reduce the air pollution that would otherwise greatly worsen your condition.
6:38 a.m. You go into the kitchen for breakfast. You pour some water into your coffeemaker. You simply take for granted that this water is safe to drink. But in fact you count on your city water department to constantly monitor the quality of your water and to immediately take measures to correct any potential problems with this vital resource.
6:39 a.m. You flip the switch on the coffee maker. There is no short in the outlet or in the electrical line and there is no resulting fire in your house. Why? Because when your house was being built, the electrical system had to be inspected to make sure it was properly installed – a service provided by your local government. And it was installed by an electrician who was licensed by your state government to ensure his competence and your safety.
6:45 a.m. You sit down to breakfast with your family. You are having eggs – a food that brings with it the possibility of salmonella poisoning, a serious food-borne illness affecting tens of thousands of Americans every year. But the chance of you getting sick from these eggs has now been greatly reduced by a recently passed series of strict federal rules that apply to egg producers.
7:00 a.m. You go into your newly renovated bathroom – one of a number of amenities that you enjoy in your house. But the fact that you can legally own your own house is something made possible by government. Think about this: “ownership” and “private property” are not things that exist in nature. These are legal constructs: things created by laws that are passed and enforced by government. You couldn’t even buy your home without a system of commercial laws concerning contracts and a government that ensures that sales contracts are enforced. So the fact that you live in your own home is, in part, a benefit of government and the rule of law.
7:01 a.m. Government also helps you own your house in more than the legal sense. On a more practical level, the federal government actually gives you money every year to help pay for your house. It’s called a mortgage interest tax deduction and it is one of the larger benefit programs run by the federal government – amounting to over $60 billion dollars a year. You can also deduct any real estate taxes you pay. These largely overlooked subsidy programs have enabled millions of people to buy their first home or to move up to a larger home than they could afford otherwise.
7:02 a.m. Back in the bathroom. You use the toilet and flush it. Your local government then takes care of transporting this waste, treating it, and disposing of it in an environmentally responsible manner – all without a second thought by you.
7:20 a.m. As you are getting dressed, a glance outside the window shows some ominous clouds. You check the weather on your TV. All these weather forecasts are made possible by information gathered and analyzed by the National Weather Service, a government agency. Every day, on your behalf, it takes in 190,000 weather observations from surface stations, 2,700 from ships, 115,000 from aircraft, 18,000 for buoys, 250,000 from balloons, and 140 million from satellites – all just to help you plan what to wear and make sure you don’t get stuck in a snow storm. And oh yes, this agency may save your life with its hurricane and tornado warnings.
7:30 a.m. Before you leave home, you take your pills to control your high blood pressure. But how do you know that this medicine is safe or effective? Without the testing required by the Food and Drug Administration, you wouldn’t. And without the vigilance of the FDA, you could easily fall victim to unscrupulous marketers of unsafe and worthless medicines.
7:45 a.m. You put a couple of letters in your mailbox. For less than the price of a cup of coffee, a government employee will come to your house, pick up the letters, and have them delivered in a few days to someone on the other side of the country. A pretty good deal.
7:50 a.m. You and your child walk across the lawn to your car and arrive without getting dog poop on your shoes. A small but welcome achievement that is made possible now by a local law that requires people to clean up after their pets. Also, the reason your neighborhood is not plagued by stray cats and dogs is that your local Animal Control officer is on the job dealing with this constant problem.

Diverse Career Interview

Diverse Career Interview (25 points) Post to Discussion Board
In today’s global environment college graduates and employees are fully expected to work and collaborate with others in socially diverse teams, groups, organizations, and communities. The understanding that students gain of themselves, others, and the social and natural world prepares them to contribute constructively to society through their private lives, education, work and social interactions.

Identify and interview a person of a culture, ethnicity, gender, or such, different than your own. This person should be in the career, field, or profession that holds interest for you, that you are currently working, or the field you plan to pursue. You will interview this person regarding their perspective of the field/career/profession. Although you can address your own questions, here are the minimum areas that I would like to see addressed:

Your own ethnicity and/or cultural background; age (range is ok); gender; position in the organization, and your length of time with the organization.
The person’s ethnicity and/or cultural background; age (range is ok); gender; educational level; position in the organization, and their length of time with the organization (do not use the individual’s name).

Sample interview questions that can be asked:

How did you develop your interest in this area?
Who did you see as role models in this area?
What do you see as the most challenging aspect of a diverse working environment? What steps have you taken to meet this challenge?
What kinds of experiences have you had working with others of different backgrounds than your own?
What strategies have you used to address diversity challenges? What were the positives and negatives?
Can you recall a time when you gave feedback to a co-worker who was unaccepting of others?
Can you recall a time when a person’s cultural background affected your approach to a work situation?
Tell me about a time that you adapted your style in order to work effectively with those who were different from you.

You will need to be sensitive to how the interviewee might react/respond to this line of interviewing/questioning so be sure to have a willing participant. Analyze the responses from the interview and post a 300-word summary (post) of your findings. (I do not want a transcript of the interview.)
Summarize the information you gathered from your interview. Begin your own thread and DO NOT POST as an attachment.
Read your classmates’ posts. Respond to at least one of your classmates’ post with at least a 150-word response post, underneath their main post.
Please proofread carefully. Your grade will be significantly lowered if your post has numerous spelling/grammatical errors.
Posts should be of meaningful substance, which reflects contemplation of the material in a mature, collegiate, and insightful response. If there is supportive information to your post you may provide us an attachment for review, but do not post your original post or response as an attachment.

The right to carry concealed weapons has saved lives


write a 500-word illustration essay about a topic of your choice. Your essay will be graded on its ability to adhere to illustration essay conventions. Does your essay assert some serious
problem or point that needs to be illustrated? Does the essay present an illustration that clarifies the main point or your
position on the problem? Does the conclusion connect to the opening?
You will be graded using the following categories: content, organization, grammar and style conventions, resources,
references, and APA formatting. Your essay will also be graded on its development. See the flow chart on page 77 in
Strategies for Writing Successful Research Papers for guidance. Be sure that you revise, proofread, and format your
essay according to APA standards. See The CSU Citation Guide. If you use outside sources, you need to use quotation
marks for lifted language, as well as in-text and reference list citations. The APA organization/formatting should adhere to
specifications for research papers, including the following:
 A title page that includes the title of the paper, the name of the student, and the name of the institution (Columbia
Southern University);
 A proper running head according to APA 6th edition guidelines found in The CSU Citation Guide on pp. 13-14;
 One (1) academically valid source (see p. 18 of The CSU Citation Guide for assistance with finding sources
through the CSU Online Library)
 A reference page with a centered header of “References” properly reflecting all sources used within the text (see
The CSU Citation Guide, p. 16 for overall formatting guidelines and pp. 7-12 for formatting guidelines for specific
source types).
The most reliable sources for appropriate information on the Internet will come from .gov, .edu, and .org sites or sites
specifically devoted to scholarly writing, such as websites of scientific journals. Unacceptable sources are blogs,
unreferenced articles, or general information from .com sites. General encyclopedias are prohibited sources and include,
but are not limited to, Wikipedia, Encarta, Britannica, and World Book. Please utilize the CSU Online Library for credible
and reliable electronic sources. If your essay is less than 500 words, you will not receive full credit, and depending on the
word count, your grade may be severely impacted.

Penkovsky and Western Spy Craft

Chicagostyle referencing please

An analysis of the operation – essentially picking apart the requirement, the planning, the utilisation of resources, the implementation, the inter-agency/international cooperation – or any other relevant factors.

Questions to answer:
– Management of Penkovsky as a spy. Entire framework (compare what was done with what exist now as we identify lapses)
– Who was his Case Officer?
– Analysis of the chain of command that existed for supply of information/intelligence?
– Level of security clearance he was given and possessed at both sides of the divide
– System of maintaining contact – dead drops, how convenient were they? How easy were they to access? Frequency of contact
– How did CIA and MI6 jointly handle him?
– What were the risks (tied to arguments against his genuineness)?
– How did the agencies deal with the risks?
– How was information from Penkovsky processed? What was the cycle? System of verification
– What operational level was Penkovsky placed? Strategic? Operational? Tactical? – – – And how was information dealt with at each level?
– How effective was the handling of Penkovsky? – Identify lapses and make key judgments
What lessons can be learned?

Australian wool industry

Choose an organization form the wool Industry

Discussion on theory maximum 20%

This assignment is in report form with the following headings:
-Executive summary
-Clear and concise target market, segments and positioning (includes positioning mapping) followed by the company
-Comments on both Micro and Macro environmental forces affecting the company
-Brief analysis of consumer perceptions and behaviour about the brand/company
-Marketing Mix (brief discussion)
-Your comments or any recommendations

References Harvard style
Research at least 3 to 4 academic articles on the topic

Personal Learning Plan

Key Assignment Critical Thinking – Personal Learning Plan
The critical thinking outcome will be met by developing a Personal Learning Plan to address their own leadership development in relation to the five disciplines introduced in The Learning Organization text. The five disciplines required for the learning organization by Peter Senge: systems thinking, personal mastery, mental models, shared vision and team learning. Opportunities available through social learning, and skills in emotional intelligence
Diagnosis of learning needs (identification of competencies and gap)

1. Statement of specific learning objectives
2. Specify learning resources and strategies
3. Specify evidence of accomplishment
4. Specify how evidence will be validated
5. Statement of how the student will evaluate learning
2 Rubrics for the assignment need to be met.

This challenge is to write a social media press ryou can, of course, make up a fictitious company release.

write a social media press can, of course, make up a fictitious company release.Include some or all of the following:

Tweetable content summary.
Survey highlights as bulleted texts.
Narrative content as concise text paragraphs.
Links to rich content: infographic, Slideshare presentation.vImage links.
Twitter hashtag and widget with latest tweets.
Concise description of company.
Highlights of recent other news with links to that content in ING pressroom site.
Company contact info, names of press contacts with their contact info, RSS link and Twitter handle.
Example of social media press release see the link below