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Assignment 2: Adjustment Case Study
Due in Week 8 and worth 230 points
Go to NPR’s StoryCorps Website, located at http://www.npr.org/series/4516989/storycorps. Read two (2) articles that were published within the last two (2) months that focus on individuals with major adjustment issues.
Next, use the textbook and the Strayer Library to research evidence-based strategies to help with adjustment. Consider strategies that relate to stress and coping, gender, stages of life, cultural and social issues, and health.
When referencing the selected stories, please use this format:
Standard Reference Format: Title of the story [Audio file]. (Year, Month Day). Retrieved from website url. Example: A homeless teen finds solace in a teacher and a recording [Audio file]. (2014, March 7). Retrieved fromhttp://www.npr.org/2014/03/07/286921391/a-homeless-teen-finds-solace-in-a-teacher-and-a-recording.
In-Text Citation Format: The in-text citation for a selected story is an abbreviated version of the title and the year of publication. The abbreviation contains the first three words of the title. Example: (“A homeless teen,” 2014).
When referencing the textbook, please use this format:
Standard Textbook Reference Format: Author’s Name. (Date of publication). Title of the resource. Publisher information. Example: Santrock, J. (2006). Human adjustment: 2007 custom edition. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.
In-Text Citation Format: The in-text citation for the textbook is the author’s last name and year of publication. Example: (Santrock, 2006).
Write a three to six (3-6) page paper in which you:
Summarize two (2) articles you selected from the NPR Website. The two (2) article must be from within the last two (2) months. Describe the major adjustment issues discussed in each story. Examine at least three (3) evidence-based strategies from each of the selected articles that could help the individuals in each article enhance their adjustment skills. For each article, recommend the evidence-based strategy that is best suited for the people in the selected articles. Provide a rationale for your response. Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources. Each of your selected articles (2) is a source and your textbook should be used as a source. One additional academic source is required for a total of four (4) sources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required assignment page length. Include a reference page containing APA-formatted references for all sources used in your paper. The reference page is not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Identify contextual variables (e.g., culture) that impact psychological adjustment. Define stress, stressors, and coping strategies, and contemplate their relationship to health and wellness. Identify and describe social psychological phenomena. Describe adult relationships, lifestyles, and issues of parenting and longevity. Identify gender differences and explore gender role stereotypes. Use technology and information resources to research issues in psychology. Write clearly and concisely about psychology using proper writing mechanics. Click here to view the grading rubric.
Leadership StyleThroughout your career, you will work with many people who display differing leadership styles. As a nurse leader, it is imperative that you communicate well and get along with those whose leadership style does not align with your preferences. It is also important to understand your own leadership style, as this can prompt insight into how others relate to you and what skills you may need to develop as your leadership responsibilities grow.To prepare:Review the information in the Learning Resources, including the leadership styles identified in Chapter 2 of the course text.Bring to mind a leader in your organization or one with which you are familiar. Would you describe his or her style as authoritative, democratic, or laissez-faire? Why?Which characteristics or approaches demonstrated by this person would you integrate into your own leadership style? Which ones would you prefer not to integrate?Think about how this leader’s style and resulting interactions may impact health care quality and patient outcomes.By Day 3Post a description of a leader, distinguishing his or her style as authoritative, democratic, or laissez-faire. Describe the characteristics that inform your perception, and explain which ones you would integrate into your own leadership style, as well as which ones you would prefer not to integrate. Explain at least one potential effect of this leadership style on health care quality and patient outcomes. Required ReadingsMarquis, B. L., & Huston, C. J. (2015). Leadership roles and management functions in nursing: Theory and application (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.Review Chapters 2 and 3Azaare, J., & Gross, J. (2011). The nature of leadership style in nursing management. British Journal of Nursing, 20(11), 672–676, 678–680.Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. The authors examine the different styles of leadership that nurse managers use and discusses how staff nurses in their study preferred managers who use a proactive, articulate, and independent leadership style.Benoliela, P. & Somecha, A. (2014). The health and performance effects of participative leadership: Exploring the moderating role of the Big Five personality dimensions European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 23(2), 277–294. doi:10.1080/1359432X.2012.717689Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.Graham, S., & Melnyk, B. M. (2014). The Birth of a Healthcare Leadership Academy: Lessons Learned From The Ohio State University. Nurse Leader, 12(2), 55–74. doi:10.1016/j.mnl.2014.01.001Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the nature and character of user experience and service
LO2: Demonstrate a critical understanding of the practical implementation of user experience and
service design methodologies
LO3: Design and implement a multidisciplinary project encompassing user experience and service
LO4: Understand and apply ethical standards to user centred design work.
Drawing on relevant research, individually, you are to write an essay of 2000 words (+/-10%) considering emerging, interactive technologies that UX designers could exploit to bring benefits to their clients. Reference appropriately.
1. Brief introduction (up to 200 words)
2. Summarise and critically review (compare and contrast) chosen research concerned with emerging, interactive technologies (up to 1000 words)
• You should employ proper in-text citation format – see point 5 below
3. Reflect on possible application of these in your own design practice (up to 600 words)
• Reflect on how you have used relevant technologies in your own design practice at University, or in professional experience
• You may include specific examples
4. Brief conclusion (around 200 word