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biosocial theories

Identify and briefly define the core definition and major concepts of Herbert Blumer’s symbolic interactionism.

CHOOSE ANY TWO OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

Identify and briefly define the three types of biosocial theories.

Identify and briefly define each of the first two paradigms in contemporary sociological theory (positivism and interpretive) in terms of their view of the nature of the social world and their model of theory.

Identify and briefly define the core definition and major concepts of Erving Goffman’s dramaturgical theory.

Identify and briefly define the primary criticisms of symbolic interaction.

postive cognitive bias

Requires 1 source of counter argument (counter my thesis)

I have already written one page, which will give you the genenral direction of the paper.
Going to argue that cognitive bias can be beneficial, but my current thesis is too vague, need amore specific thesis

Research Paper – Air Pollution and Low Socioeconomic Status

The Subject is Public Health looking onEnvironmental Health.  The research paper should be on Air pollution in Los Angelesarguing why are people of lower socioeconomic status affected the mostconcluding with ways to help.


Please salvage what is submitted or start over. Highly recommend communicating as you go.

Thanks!


Only use pre-reviewed articles from PubMed

Need to take the current paper attached, and edit and make it better. Maybe add a little bit of content on top

Short Answer questions


Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy: From Thales to Aristotle, Fifth Edition, S. Marc Cohen,
Patricia Curd, and C.D.C. Reeve, eds. (Hackett Publishing Company, 2016)


1. Lay out the basic positions of the Presocratics we discussed in class: the Milesian monists, Pythagoras,

Heraclitus, Parmenides, the Pluralists, and the Atomists. Be able to explain how the Pluralists and the Atomists
attempted to resolve the problem resulting from the positions of Heraclitus and Parmenides.
2. What are the first principles for the atomists? How do the atomists account for change? How does the
atomists view relate to the views of Parmenides and Heraclitus? What is the place of randomness, purpose,
mechanism and necessity in Democrituss theory? In what way is Democrituss view reductionistic? In what
way is Democrituss view anti-realist?
3. Explain the Euthyphro dilemma. Then explain the three different answers to the Euthyphro dilemma, and
critically evaluate them.
4. Describe Socrates’s defense in the Apology. What does the character of Socrates in Plato’s Apology reveal to us
about the nature and value of philosophy?
5. Summarize Socrates’s argument in the Crito for obeying the law. Why, according to Socrates, is better to die
than violate the law?
6. From Socrates’s discussion is the Gorgias, explain the difference between oratory and philosophy. How does
Socrates argue that oratory is a kind of flattery?
7. In his discussion with Polus in the Gorgias, how does Socrates argued that orators have the least power, and
that it is better to suffer injustice than to do injustice?
8. In the Gorgias, how does Socrates argue to Polus that it is better to receive just punishment than to escape just
punishment?
9. In the Gorgias, how does Socrates refute Callicles’s conception of freedom, and its relation to happiness? How
does Socrates refute Callicles’s notion that pleasure is the good?
10. What is Thrasymachus’ conception of justice from Book 1 of the Republic, and how does Socrates refute it?
How does Socrates’s refute Thrasymachus’s three claims: (a) that unjust people are clever and good, (b) that
injustice is more powerful, and (c) that unjust people are happy?
11. From Book 2 of the Republic, explain why, according to Glaucon, one might think justice is not desirable for
its own sake. Explain the challenge he presents to Socrates, and the qualification Adeimantus adds.
12. From Book 3 of the Republic, describe Socrates’s philosophy of education. Explain why he thinks censorship
is justified.
13. From Book 4 of the Republic, lay out how Socrates determines what is justice in the [ideal] city. How does
Socrates argue for there being three parts of the soul? Carefully explain what each of the four cardinal virtues are
both in the ideal city and in the virtuous person.
14. From Book 5 of the Republic, how does the philosopher differ from the “lovers of sights and sounds”?
Explain Socrates’s account of the difference between knowledge and opinion.

Race and Racism

I recommend a minimum of 1 pages (double spaced) in answer to each question (#1 and #2). The best answers do not simply repeat what the text says but provide detailed interpretations of the text and analysis of the author’s arguments (i.e., analysis of the argument forms, and evaluation of its arguments). You are required to answer all the questions below. If you would like to meet with me to discuss your paper, please see me during my office hours. The 1st paper is also governed by the University’s plagiarism policy. See the syllabus concerning this policy. All students must submit their paper to this link. When you are using our assigned reading, you may consider an “in text” citation as sufficient (i.e., giving credit to the author by name in your summaries, direct quotes, and paraphrases). You may use outside sources (websites, articles, books, etc.) to interpret the authors’ texts, but I am interested in seeing your own interpretation of the texts. So simply substituting someone else’s interpretation for your own is highly discouraged. So it is best to use primarily the assigned reading (as well as any notes from lectures), your own reading comprehension skills and documentaries (in the Videos section of Canvas) when it comes to interpreting the text. (The editors’ preface/ introduction to The Idea of Race is also useful for understanding the essays in that book.) I am looking for your own interpretation here. Keeping this recommendation in mind, if you want to use secondary sources for statistics, to provide evidence for your own arguments or even to assist you in interpreting the text, you may do so, but these sources must be properly cited using any style guide (e.g., Turabian or MLA). (See the “Paper Assignments” in the Modules section for links to Turabian and MLA style guide(s).) Failure to do so violates the University’s policy on plagiarism. Papers should be double spaced and use 12 point font.
Answer all of the following questions (50 points each for 1 and 2):
Select a theorist from the sections on early “racist science” (e.g., Bernier, from The Idea of Race) and explain the following: (BERNIER IS ATTATCHED IN FILE)
1A) What is the main thesis of the theory? What evidence does the author provide to support this thesis? What are the unscientific elements of this theory? Why do you find them to be unscientific? Explain your answer? Do you find any racist elements in this theory? What specifically are the racist elements or claims of this theory? Why do you consider them racist? Explain your answer. Be sure you provide reasons and explanations to support why you take the author’s theory to be unscientific and racist. You should include some reference to Franz Boas and/or modern genetics to demonstrate what exactly is unscientific about “racist science.” (For critiques of scientific racism, see readings for Module 5; for modern genetics, you may refer to the any on-line documentaries posted in Canvas on the subject.) You should also, at minimum, offer a clear definition of what you understand “racist” to mean and a clear explanation of how the theory fits or does not fit this definition.
1B) Based upon and demonstrating your knowledge of the assigned reading (including Blum and Anderson) and documentaries, explain how this racist science had a historical and political influence (domestic and international) in the 19th and/or 20th Your answer should clearly identify and explain why these historical/political developments are racist.(For direct political influence of racist science, see readings for Module 3, Module 4 and Module 6.)
2A) Based upon your knowledge of the assigned reading (Blum’s book, Omi’s and Winant’s essay in The Idea of Race), explain in detail the theory of racial formation as well as the idea of racialization. Be sure to describe the different levels of the process of racial formation and provide examples of each level. Drawing on your knowledge of the assigned reading (e.g. Anderson or Rattansi) and/or the documentaries (esp. Race: the Power of an Illusion), explain what role governments have in these processes and conditions (e.g. segregation). (See readings for Module 3, Module 4 and Module 6.)
B) What is the theory of “racial constructivism” as described by Blum in his summary of the social construction of race? Demonstrating your knowledge of the readings, what arguments support the main thesis of this theory? (See the assigned reading for Blum in Module 6.)
C) Do you agree or disagree with our authors’ assessments of this theory? Why or why not? Explain your answer.

Reflection Essay over the course

Write a Reflection over the Education 1301 Course. This course is for students who are wanting to become teachers. We have learned about philosophies of education, we learned about perks and cons of becoming teachers, we did classroom observations in real classrooms and kind of learned what the live classroom looks and feels like. These are some of the things you can mention in the essay and you can also research things that we would learn in Educ 1301 class to incorporate into the essay. Please make sure this is a great reflection that looks and sounds like it is from me. My teacher should not be able to tell that someone else wrote this. It should sound like it is coming from the heart. 

Acquisition Strategy Discussion

Mergers and acquisitions are a much-used strategy. They are especially suited for situations where alliances and partnerships do not go far enough in providing a company with access to the needed resources and capabilities. Combining the operations of two companies within the same industry, via merger or acquisition, is an attractive strategic option for achieving operating economies, strengthening the resulting companys competencies and competitiveness, and opening up avenues of new market opportunity.

Prepare for this discussion through the following steps:

  • Read Chapter 6 in Thompson, et al.
  • Read Illustration Capsule 6.3. Walmarts Expansion into E-Commerce via Horizontal Acquisition, p. 170.
  • Discuss acquisition strategy and competitive advantage through the following:

How did Walmart use a horizontal acquisition strategy to gain a competitive advantage in e-commerce?

  • Initial post due by Wednesday.  Write a 300-word post addressing the question above. Be sure to include information from appropriate texts with proper citations and a reference section if citations are included.
  • Replies due by Saturday.  After reading the posts of all your fellow students, reply to two fellow students with a minimum 200-word post engaging their initial post.  Feel free to ask questions regarding the information they share.

literature review

For this assignment I will paste the instructions below. I will provide you with the question which you are answering about the short stories which i will aslo give you to read. 5 Pages. this is what you will be writing about based on the stories!: 

  1. Speculative fiction is said to have "the ability to immerse a reader in a world that is entirely different than their own with an exciting set of possibilities, unique characters, and different rules." Choosing at least one story from each genre (Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magical Realism) discuss how these stories accomplish this. Which genre does a better job with this and why?  See the lecture on imagery for help with this!
  1. Your introduction paragraph should
    • Introduce /explain the genres we covered this semester (just the major ones–fantasy, scifi, magical realism. No need to get into all the subgenres of these)
    • Introduce the stories you plan to discuss (if you have 4+ you may choose to introduce them in the body paragraphs)
    • Provide a thesis statement based on your answer to one of the provided essay questions
  2. Body paragraphs should focus on your claim regarding the the text(s), NOT a summary of the texts
    • Use the following structure to keep body paragraphs organized
      • Claim: What point are you trying to make?
      • Evidence: Provide quotes from the stories to "prove" this point
      • Explanation: Be sure to explain the significance of the quotes
  3. Your conclusion paragraph should
    • Summarize your main points
    • Provide final reflections on the essay question

4. You do not need a works cited page, as I have access to all the stories and their full citations

5. Your essay must be a minimum of 5 pgs. in length

As discussed in our lesson on literary criticism, a single text allows for multiple interpretations. There is no one theory, perspective, or ‘truth’ about literature that is read by many—what matters in determining the validity of an interpretation is how a writer supports their answer. This final essay will allow you to apply what you’ve learned about literary criticism by examining and interpreting elements from stories in all three genres of speculative fiction: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Magical Realism.

For this assignment, you’ll need to chose one of the questions below and answer it in a 5-page essay. Think of this like a longer version of what you’ve already been doing for each of your Sunday Reading Responses! For whichever question you choose, you should reference at least:

  • one science fiction story
  • one fantasy story
  • one magical realism story 
  • (you can absolutely use more!)

 

VIDEO content; please write video content also add references

case study 

Dr. Copeland: Nurse, can you give me an update on Caitlynn? I know she’s two years old and she’s been admitted for pneumonia. Does she have any history of breathing problems?

Virginia Anderson: Yes, this is her second admission for pneumonia in the last six months. She had a meconium ileus at birth.

Dr. Copeland: All right. Is she presenting with any other symptoms?

Virginia Anderson: She has decreased breath sounds at the right bases and rhonchi scattered in the upper lobes. Respirations are 32 and shallow with a temp of 101. 

Dr. Copeland: What have we done for her so far?

Virginia Anderson: The respiratory therapist administered nebulized aerosol and chest physiotherapy. After the aerosol she had thick secretions.

Dr. Copeland: I see her weight is 20.7 pounds, and there’s been some decreased subcutaneous tissue observed in her extremities?

Virginia Anderson: Correct. I noticed this too, so she might have some malabsorption of nutrients.

Dr. Copeland: Have we done a sweat chloride test yet?

Virginia Anderson: Yes, and the results were 65 milliequivalents per liter. Also, the mother reports that when she kisses her, she tastes salty.

Dr. Copeland: All right. Well, I think it’s fair to say we might be dealing with cystic fibrosis here. Let’s get her started on an IV with piperacillin, and keep an eye on her temperature.

Create a 5-10 minute video of yourself, as a presenter, in which you will propose an evidence-based plan to improve the outcomes for the Vila Health patient and examine how remote collaboration provided benefits or challenges to designing and delivering the care.

Introduction

As technologies and the health care industry continue to evolve, remote care, diagnosis, and collaboration are becoming increasingly more regular methods by which nurses are expected to work. Learning the ways in which evidence-based models and care can help remote work produce better outcomes will become critical for success. Additionally, understanding how to leverage EBP principles in collaboration will be important in the success of institutions delivering quality, safe, and cost-effective care. It could also lead to better job satisfaction for those engaging in remote collaboration.

Professional Context

Remote care and diagnosis is a continuing and increasingly important method for nurses to help deliver care to patients to promote safety and enhance health outcomes. Understanding best EBPs and building competence in delivering nursing care to remote patients is a key competency for all nurses. Additionally, in some scenarios, while you may be delivering care in person you may be collaborating with a physician or other team members who are remote. Understanding the benefits and challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration is vital to developing effective communication strategies when coordinating care. So, being proficient at communicating and working with remote health care team members is also critical to delivering quality, evidence-base care.

Scenario

The Vila Health: Remote Collaboration on Evidence-Based Care simulation provide the context for this assessment.

Instructions

Before beginning this assessment, make sure you have worked through the following media:

  • Vila Health: Remote Collaboration on Evidence-Based Care. 

You may wish to review Selecting a model for evidence-based practice changes. [PDF] and Evidence-Based Practice Models, which help explain the various evidence-based nursing models.

For this assessment, you are a presenter! You will create a 5-10-minute video using Kaltura or similar software. In the video:

  • Propose your evidence-based care plan that you believe will improve the safety and outcomes of the patient in the Vila Health Remote Collaboration on Evidence-Based Care media scenario. Add your thoughts on what more could be done for the client and what more information may have been needed.
  • Discuss the ways in which an EBP model and relevant evidence helped you to develop and make decisions about the plan you proposed
  • Wrap up your video by identifying the benefits of the remote collaboration in the scenario, as well as discuss strategies you found in the literature or best practices that could help mitigate or overcome one or more of the collaboration challenges you observed in the scenario.

Be sure you mention any articles, authors, and other relevant sources of evidence that helped inform your video. Discuss why these sources of evidence are credible and relevant. Important: You are required to submit an APA-formatted reference list of the sources you cited specifically in your video or used to inform your presentation. You are required to submit a narrative of all your video content to this assessment and to SafeAssign.

The following media is an example learner submission in which the speaker successfully addresses all competencies in the assessment.

  • Exemplar Kaltura Reflection. 
    • Please note that the scenario that the speaker discusses in the exemplar is different from the Vila Health scenario you should be addressing in your video. So, the type of communication expected is being model, but the details related to the scenario in your submission will be different.

Make sure that your video addresses the following grading criteria:

  • Propose your own evidence-based care plan to improve the safety and outcomes for a patient based on the Vila Health Remote Collaboration on Evidence-Care media scenario.
  • Explain the ways in which you used an EBP model to help develop your plan of care for the client.
  • Reflect on which evidence you found in your search that was most relevant and useful when making decisions regarding your care plan.
  • Identify benefits and strategies to mitigate the challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration to plan care within the context of a remote team.
  • Communicate in a professional manner that is easily audible and uses proper grammar, including a reference list formatted in current APA style.

Refer to Using Kaltura as needed to record and upload your video.

Note: If you require the use of assistive technology or alternative communication methods to participate in this activity, please contact DisabilityServices@Capella.edu to request accommodations. If, for some reason, you are unable to record a video, please contact your faculty member as soon as possible to explore options for completing the assessment.

Additional Requirements

Your assessment should meet the following requirements:

  • Length of video: 5-10 minutes.
  • References: Cite at least three professional or scholarly sources of evidence to support the assertions you make in your video. Include additional properly cited references as necessary to support your statements.
  • APA reference page: Submit a correctly formatted APA reference page that shows all the sources you used to create and deliver your video. Be sure to format the reference page according to current APA style. Submit a narrative of all of your video content.

Portfolio Prompt: Remember to save the final assessment to your ePortfolio so that you may refer to it as you complete the final capstone course.