PSY 100 Grand Canyon Entire Course

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Entire Course

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1

Describe a stressful period in your life. What factors contributed to the stress? How did the Module 1 assigned readings help in understanding stress?

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 2

Please share the results of your stress self-assessment. Identify one stress factor to modify and provide suggestions on how you would modify this.

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 1 Assignment

Psychology for Life Worksheet


Answer each of the following three questions in 100-150 words each.

1. Complete “Interactive Stress Quiz for Instant Health Risk Results!” located on the Stress Management Web site at”>

What did the self-assessment tell you about your level of stress? Were you surprised by the results? Explain.

2. The readings for this Module discuss the relationship between motivation, emotion, and stress. After taking the quiz do you have a new perspective on this dynamic? Describe some times that your motivation and emotion have been affected by stressors in your life.

3. Describe how psychology is applicable to everyday life. Discuss topics such as relationships with others, work, school, etc. How might understanding psychology help you in your everyday life?

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 1

Select a character that has low EQ from a television show or movie. Based on your Module 2 Readings, describe the actions this person displays that demonstrate low EQ. If you were a psychologist working with this person on improving their EQ, what recommendations would you give to improve the character’s EQ?

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 2

Discuss your results from the Emotional IQ assessment. How do your results provide insight into how you interact with family members, friends, and coworkers? What advice would you give to someone who had a low EQ? How could they improve their EQ?

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 2 Assignment
Emotional Intelligence Journal


Compose a journal entry (400-500 words), describing your Emotional I.Q. findings. Being aware of emotional responses is important when interacting in social settings. How can we be “in check” with our emotions?

What are some consequences of not being “in check” with our emotions? What are some strategies for managing our emotions? How do we ensure that our emotions are appropriate when interacting with our family, friends, significant others, and peers?

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 1

In the Module 3 Readings, from the six dimensions of wellness, identify one area of strength and one area of weakness. Using your strength, how will you adjust your weakness?

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 2

How do the benefits of sleep affect our interactions with others? Describe a time when lack of sleep impacted your ability to appropriately interact with others.

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 3 Assignment

Normal and Abnormal Behavior Scenarios

To reflect on what you have read or studied so far in a course is an essential part of understanding. This worksheet form will provide a place for you to take some time and reflect on understanding how psychology can help you in your everyday life. Please use this week’s readings to assist you.

As you have learned, your mental health and wellness can affect your life and how you interact with others as a student, professional, and in your personal relationships. A GCU student learns through the 4 Pillars that physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing is vital to success in academics in a chosen career field and in life in general. Explain what abnormal and normal behavior is and how to apply wellness strategies by completing the following:

Select woof the four case scenarios. Read the scenarios and answer all the questions that follow. Then complete the Wrap-up questions at the end of the assignment.

Jamie Single Mom

Jamie enrolled in the online Bachelors of Science in Psychology program at GCU in the spring of 2011. She is a single mom with two children under the age of 5 and she works a full-time job as a customer service representative. Jamie is starting to feel overwhelmed with juggling school, work, and spending time with her children. Her physical symptoms are: wanting to cry every day, sometimes being short with her children, withdrawing from friends and family, and being tired and worn out. She is considering quitting school so that her life will return to some normalcy, but then she worries about how she will pay back her student loans when her current job barely covers her bills. Not only that, but she does not want to give up on her dream of becoming a counselor. Jamie feels as though she is in an endless cycle and does not know how to resolve her feelings and physical symptoms. Her negative thought processes have skewed her thinking.As Jamie’s friend, what steps would you take to assist her?

What resources could Jamie use (both at school, home, and at work) to help her not feel so alone and isolated? How could Jamie shift her thinking from a negative perspective to a more hopeful perspective?

John- Anxiety Disorder – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

John is single and has not worked in sometime. On a daily basis he fears what the day might bring. To make sure that the day goes right he takes 2 showers daily, one after getting up in the morning and one at mid-day. He also makes sure that each household task such as vacuuming, washing dishes, scrubbing the floors, etc is completed by noon every day and marks off these tasks on a checklist. Lastly, at night, he checks his house to make sure all windows and doors are locked. He unlocks and locks the front door at least three (3) times to assure that the lock is working.

John is also going to school, as he knows that he needs to find a job and is hoping to be able to do online computer work when he completes his degree. He is currently struggling with his schoolwork as he has started to obsess about certain routines in it as well, such as double-checking with the instructor every day that he has completed all of his work, posting 5 and 6 times to the classroom, and e-mailing his classmates daily to see if he has missed something. John recognizes that he needs some help, but
does not know where to begin.

As his friend, what recommendations could you make in helping him reduce his anxiety? What resources on the Internet could John use to help him daily? What might be some types of therapy for John to use to reduce his symptoms of compulsion?

Tim – Young Adult

Tim is finding the freedom of being out on his own exciting and cannot seem to experience enough of his friends and having fun. He is going to school online per his family’s request to “make something of himself.” Although this is the case, he does see the value of going to school and would eventually like to complete a degree in business. He finds himself not completing his schoolwork on time and is considering dropping out, but does not want to let his parents know he is failing. He is feeling anxious about this as he is getting further and further behind. He does not want to give up on having fun with his friends either and is stuck in not knowing how to manage responsibility to his family’s wishes and maintaining a sense of freedom and autonomy.

What are some strategies that Tim could use to balance out his needing to have fun and be a young adult with the increasing need to be
responsible? How might you as his friend help Tim stay focused and on track with his school work? If you were Tim’s parent, how might you approach the actions that you are seeing in him in a positive and supportive way?

Alice Sleep Disorder – Insomnia

Alice is an executive at a local business and has struggled since her early adulthood with falling asleep most nights. She says that she feels “mentally hyperactive” at bedtime, and is unable to stop the thoughts of the day, especially those issues that were unresolved. She also feels that when she does not get all of her work done for the day that she does not “deserve to go to bed.” Any evening excitement such as a TV show, movie, or a party leaves her unable to quiet herself for hours, which leaves her tossing and turning in bed. Sometimes she finds herself waking up in the middle of the night and her thoughts are again racing about the day’s activities and problems. The lack of sleep leaves her feeling on edge at work the next day with her co-workers and with her fiancé. She has tried sleep-aids, but they make her feel groggy the next day and she does not want to become dependent on them.

As Alice’s friend, what strategies could you recommend to her towards alleviating her symptoms? What resources are available to assist Alice in finding a solution to her problem? What steps could Alice take in her life to find more balance with work and home?

Wrap up:

After reading the stories and answering the questions, complete this worksheet entry form by answering the following prompts:

1) Based on the 4 scenarios, which scenarios would be considered abnormal behavior? Why?

2) Of the people you chose to read about, how did their symptoms impact their life in a negative way? Explain.

3) How do you relate to the people in the stories you chose?

4) What positive psychology strategies might you use to combat the negative effects of these stressors and/or disorder symptoms?

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 1

What were the results of your personality assessment? How do these results impact you as a student, how do they impact your interactions with your professors, and your interactions with your classmates?

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 2

Discuss how the findings of your personality assessment impact family, friends, and work relationships.

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 4 Assignment

Personality Assessment Journal


1. Complete the Jung Typology Test located at .com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm”>

2. Give the personality test to two people who you interact with regularly. Try to select two people who you believe have very different personalities. Compare your results to the results of the two people you asked to complete the assessment.

3. Compose a journal entry (400-500 words) comparing the results of each assessment. Describe some emotional and physical behaviors that those people regularly exhibit. How does this personality assessment explain their behaviors?

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 1

What were the results of your personality assessment? How do these results impact you as a student, how do they impact your interactions with your professors, and your interactions with your classmates?

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 2

Discuss how the findings of your personality assessment impact family, friends, and work relationships.

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 5 Assignment

Learning Styles and Strategies


Briefly describe the results of your learning styles inventory. Identify 2 different settings in which you could apply the results of the inventory. For example, you could consider two different classes that you will take and describe how learning strategies may differ depending upon the subject you are studying. Identify and describe 4 techniques that will support your learning and retention.

Using the results of a Learning Styles Inventory, describe your personal learning style.

What are some learning strategies that support your learning style ?Situation

1. Situation Where will these strategies be applied?

2. Technique 

3. Personal Accountability: How can changing my study strategies support learning?

4. Monitor my progress: How well am I Able to retain what I am learning? Is it taking me less time?

5. Feedback: How can I tell? When my learning strategies are not supporting my learning style and need to Be modified?

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 1

Discuss the “ripple effect” as described by Bronfenbrenner and how it impacts your life.

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 2

Discuss Bandura’s social cognitive theory and how it impacts professional relationships.

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 1

What is the most important thing you learned in this class? How will this class impact future classes that you take?

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 2

Our readings for this week shares the S.M.A.R.T Goal setting method. Before addressing the module 7 assignment, I encourage you to take a look at a S.M.A.R.T. goal for yourself. Do you see this tying in to your Life Action Plan? How can each S.M.A.R.T. goal be tied in to your short- and long-term goal setting?

PSY 100 Grand Canyon Week 7 Assignment

Life Action Plan


Identify an area that you feel needs to be improved. Consider selecting an area that will provide the greatest opportunity for growth or an area that can make the biggest impact on your success. Complete the worksheet with information to address the area you have selected. Note: Please remember there are 2 pages to this document.

(My life role)

Identify your life plan role (this may be you as a student or professional).

(My long-term goals in this role)

Identify one outcome you plan to achieve within the next 2 to 10 years in this role.

(My short term goals in this role)

These are outcomes you plan to achieve in 1 day, 1 week, and 1 month. Each one should bring you closer to achieving your long term goals.

(General goals)

Take one long-term goal you have listed above and complete the following information:

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