Archive for September 12th, 2018

Business Ethics And Law


Business Ethics And Law

 Watch the following ABC news program video that debunks the theory that racial discrimination is rare in the U.S. The video shows discrimination in work, housing, and consumer affairs using hidden cameras. It compares how two 28-year old males with the same education, income, and marital status are treated in various walks of life. The hidden cameras and camera crew followed the two “testers” around St. Louis for 22 weeks (a Black man named Glenn, and a White man named John). 




In your discussion, answer the following questions:

  1. Do you think the discrimination shown in this film is typical?
  2. Were you surprised by anything you saw?
  3. How did you feel while you were watching?
  4. Researchers can document discrimination in laboratory and field experiments, but how do you know in daily life whether it’s taking place?
  5. If research suggests that racial discrimination is widespread, why do so many majority group members believe the playing field is level?
  6. The video focused on discrimination against Black people, but what about other racial and ethnic groups — how much day-to-day discrimination do they face?
  7. How do you think the level of discrimination in the U.S. compares with what might be found in other countries?
  8. If the testers in the video had been female and male rather than Black and White, do you think they would have encountered much gender discrimination?
  9. This video was published in 1992, how if at all has anything changed?



Case Analysis ” City Of Ontario Versus Quon”

Case Analysis ” City Of Ontario Versus Quon”

Make an essay 2 pages and one with references APA STYLE 12pt. 

1. Explain the case 



2. Give examples to support your points



3. State how this topic/case does contribute to Human Resources Management.

Case Analysis ” City Of Ontario Versus Quon”

Case Analysis ” City Of Ontario Versus Quon”

Make an essay 2 pages and one with references APA STYLE 12pt. 

1. Explain the case 



2. Give examples to support your points



3. State how this topic/case does contribute to Human Resources Management.

Assignment 3: Compare and Contrast Theories of Counseling

There are many theories behind the different counseling modalities. Some counselors will adhere to one specific theory, focusing treatment types to the tenets of that theory. Other counselors will adopt a more eclectic counseling foundation, drawing key ideas from multiple theories and combining many treatment types to suit their clients.


For this assignment, create a chart that outlines the following counseling theories: behavior theory, psychoanalytic theory, cognitive-behavioral theory, and person centered theory. For each theory, cover the following aspects:


Goals of therapy


Types of treatment


Theoretical explanation of where substance use or abuse stems from


Characteristics of the client that would be the best fit for this theory


Download a copy of the chart template which you can use to create your chart.


Once your chart is complete, address the following questions:


Describe the similarities and differences between the different therapeutic theories.


According to you, which approach or combination of approaches best fits you as a future counselor?

M2 Assignment 1 Discussion

Journal Article Review


The purpose of this assignment is to become more familiar with the current empirical literature in applied sport psychology related to a course topic of your choice. Search Argosy University’s online library databases, such as PsychINFO (EBSCO), and select an empirically based journal article on the basic psychological skill of goal-setting.




Note: Since literature reviews, theoretical discussions, or position papers are not research investigations on the goal-setting skill, they are not appropriate for this assignment. An appropriate journal article is one that is a research study in goal-setting. 


Therefore, prior to completing the assignment, you are encouraged to submit the reference of the journal article you have selected for your facilitator’s approval. 


You can submit the reference via e-mail or you can attempt to have a live meeting (via phone or chat) with your facilitator. 


However, please make prior arrangements with your facilitator for all live meetings.Review the journal article, particularly the purpose, methods, results, and discussion sections of the article. 


Provide a 1–3-page summary of your review, addressing the following questions:


In your opinion, what are the characteristics found to be generally associated with the goal-setting skill? 


How well are these characteristics addressed in the journal article you reviewed?


Describe the method and procedures used for investigating the goal-setting skills mentioned in the journal article. 


How effective is this method in understanding the goal-setting skill? Support your opinion with references and examples from the journal article.


Do you agree with the results put forth in the article? Why or why not?Follow APA guidelines for writing and citing sources. 


Present the review in Microsoft Word document format. 


Name the file M2_A2_LastName_JournalArticleReview.doc. Submit it to by the due date assigned to the Submissions Area.


All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.


Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum PointsDescribed the characteristics of the goal-setting skill portrayed in the journal article and how the study addressed these.8Described how methods for using the goal-setting skills were examined in the study.


8Articulated the results of the study pertaining to the effectiveness of these methods, supported with references and examples.


8Supported areas of agreement or described issues of disagreement with the findings of the study.


8Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Parole Discussion

Parole Discussion

Offender Smith is serving a six-to-ten year sentence for forcible rape and aggravated assault. While he and his then-girlfriend were high on cocaine and PCP, she refused his sexual advances and he brutally raped her and punched her in the face. This crime left her physically and emotionally damaged. One of the punches resulted in minor nerve damage on the left side of her face. Smith has served the minimum of six years necessary to be eligible for his first parole hearing. He has no prior convictions or arrests and has been a model prisoner, completing an education program and a sex offender treatment program while in prison. Smith also routinely attended Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings while incarcerated. He has no institutional disciplinary infractions. While he was in prison, his mother died, leaving him her house in his hometown, the same town where the crime was committed. His former employer, John Doe Construction Company, offered Smith his old job back when he is released from prison. His victim and their two children remain in the home they all shared at the time of the crime. She has not had any contact with him during his incarceration and has not let him see the children. In her victim statement, she says that she is fearful of his reaction when he gets out of prison. She fears retaliation and revenge. 


Smith’ s release plan includes moving into his late mother’s house, working for John Doe, paying court-ordered child support, seeking further sex-offender treatment in the community, attending NA meetings, and completing an anger management course. In the plan, Smith also stated he “is sorry and feels terrible about what happened.” Smith claimed he has no animosity toward his former girlfriend and wants desperately to gain a relationship with his children, now ages 7 and 8. A parole officer would supervise him if this prisoner were released.

Discussion question:


1)Imagine you are a parole board member with the task of determining whether to release this offender and, if so, under what conditions?   In making your decision, you may want to consider the likelihood of recidivism, the offender’s impact on the victim, institutional behavior, and the release plan developed.   Remember the core categories.


Project A& P: Medical Conditions of the Human Body

Final Project Information

Project A& P:  Medical Conditions of the Human Body

Directions:  Research a disease and respond to the following:

1. Why did you choose this disease to research? If you know someone with this disease/condition, consult him/her for their input.

2. What is the disease? Define it.

3. What are the symptoms of the disease?

4. What are the causes?

5. What is the diagnosis?  How was it found?  

6. Describe the prognosis and treatments (i.e. drugs, surgery).

7. What body system(s) and organs are affected and specifics on how they affect lifestyle. 

8. What is the life expectancy of a person with the disease? Explain.

9. Discuss the latest research that is being conducted concerning the disease.


10. Give your own hypothesis for a cure for the disease.

Building Blocks of Managing Team Performance

Building Blocks of Managing Team Performance

There are six building blocks of managing team performance. In two to three paragraphs, describe each of the building blocks and what role they play in team performance. Give examples of actions a leader would take to support each of the building blocks.



The Building Blocks of Managing Team Performance:








Goal alignment



Performance monitoring



Ongoing feedback



Coaching and development



Rewards, recognition, compensation



Your completed assignment must adhere to the following parameters:





Be a 3- to 5-page paper (not including title and reference pages) or an 8- to 10-minute presentation (presentation tools such as Prezi, GoogleSlides, PowerPoint, Keynote, or others can be used).



Be supported by a minimum of three credible, academic or professional sources. Remember, you must support your thinking and prior knowledge with references, even in a video presentation.



Include an APA style reference list at the end of the paper or with your presentation file.



Review the grading rubric, which can be found in the Module 5 folder.



Be formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA.

Assignment 3: Calculating Tax Cost


Assignment 3: Calculating Tax Cost

Microtech Software Corporation (MSC) was founded in 2001. The founder, Chan Li, studied at MIT and worked for a large software corporation before returning to his hometown, Centervale, to set up his own company.


The corporate tax rate structure applicable in Centervale is as follows:


  Taxable IncomeTax Rate  Up to $50,00015 percent  From $50,001 through $150,00022 percent  Income in excess of $150,00030 percent


MSC has an opportunity to invest in a project that is expected to generate an additional $55,000 of taxable income.


Compute the tax cost of this additional income for the following three scenarios:


  • MSC’s taxable income before the additional income is $45,000.
  • MSC’s taxable income before the additional income is $300,000.
  • MSC has a loss of $5,000 before considering the additional income.


Show all the steps of the calculation and the final answer for each scenario. Compare the results for the three scenarios and comment on any differences.


Write a one- to two-page paper in MS Word format. Apply APA standards for writing style to your work.

School-wide Intervention Program

School-wide Intervention Program

Candidates will submit a final report in APA (at least 15 pages plus references) that includes at the meets or exceeds level an Introduction (area of focus; defining variables; research questions), Review of Related Literature; Description of the Proposed Intervention or Innovation; How the Data will be Analyzed and an explanation of why this method was chosen and how the results might be shared. 

Complete your action research proposal; a written document that includes a complete introduction, review of the literature, and descriptions of the proposed methodology, data collection, and data analyses procedures. It is also important to understand the conventions of academic writing including titling, person and voice, tense, clarity, consistency, and simplicity of language are also important to produce a good proposal.