Thinking of emotions and being intelligence

This is a 4 part assignment and requires a lot of writing and researching…….

Responses to essays must be at least 400 words (unless otherwise noted).


  1. Sometimes the best way to test one’s own beliefs is via directed self-reflection. Let’s step back and consider whether people are good or bad. Look at some of the news stories you have already collected for previous modules. Focus on those that make an assumption as to whether people are good or bad. If you choose, you may research for new articles. Please select two to complete the following exercise:
    • Examine the arguments or assumptions that each article makes about the “good” or “bad” of the human action. Write one paragraph (minimum of 500 words) either defending or attacking the assumption made in the article on whether people are good or bad in this instance. Try to isolate key points in your paragraph that would point in one direction or the other. Close this writing exercise by identifying your own personal beliefs and defending it in this situation.
  2. Create a fictional village of 2,000 people. Five hundred people in the town are Christian, 500 are Jewish, 500 are Muslim, and 500 are atheists. Town residents get together in a general town meeting to debate the new town charter that gives direction for an overhaul of the legal code and town ordinances. Each group will want to represent its own interior interests, but must accommodate the new, shared community worldview. Outline a plan that would work at allowing each party to be true to its beliefs and yet to force a group consensus. Make sure you offer concrete examples.
  3. You are on a hiring committee for an attending physician at a major hospital in the United States. An upstanding, Anglo-Saxon doctor with more than 35 years on the job has passed away and it is your responsibility to fill the position. You have more than 50 resumes in your possession and some of them are from women and minorities. The hospital is dedicated to equal opportunities for all applicants, but you are unsure of how to apply this concept in this instance because no one seems to match up to the previous doctor. Every applicant is board certified, however, some attended “better” schools than others. Your assistant suggests you use the care ethic to emotionally connect to the life story of the applicants involved in order to determine the “short list.” You are unsure. In a minimum of 250 words, present an opinion on whether you should take life experiences into consideration when filling this position.
  4. Do you agree on using the death penalty for a person charged with heinous crimes? Some people agree and some people do not believe death penalty should exist. Analyze this using the Kohlberg’s stages of Moral Judgment. Further explore this using Carol Gilligan’s care and Justice perspective.

Part 2

This week you will explore the role of memory in your daily life as well as in the learning process. Begin by examining two extreme cases:

Understanding the interaction between memory and learning is essential to becoming a more effective student. How can you use the information presented in these two chapters to study more effectively and enhance your learning? Reflect on your own learning and memory to outline strategies to improve your memory and enhance your success in the classroom. Explain your answer using correct psychological terminology.

Assignment Expectations:

  • Length:
    • 1000-1250 words

Part 3

  1. Write an essay of no less than 750 words on the following. Be sure to first set out what you believe to be the moral maxims that apply to the case. Second, evaluate whether you agree with one of more of the maxims based upon personal worldview or community worldview tenets. Make your reasons very explicit. Be sure to make it clear whether you are referring to level-one or level-two ethical intuitionism in the construction your essay.

    You are a student attending Major State University (Anywhere, US). You were at the library last night preparing your “challenging case study” to turn in to your Philosophy class today. The trouble is that you observed Fred Football (a student in your class) copying his essay off the Internet in a “cut and paste job.” This amounts to academic dishonesty. At Major State University, this is ground for expulsion. However, you also know that Fred is the first member of his family to seek education past high school. His father died two years ago, and the family is counting on Fred (and his sports scholarship) to be able to get a high-paying job to support the family once their welfare payments stop in three years (five-year lifetime limit). If you tell on Fred, he may be expelled from college. If you don’t tell on Fred, he is undermining the very academic institution you attend. What do you do?

  2. Write an essay of no less than 750 words on the following. Be sure to first set out what you believe the deontological position to be. Second, evaluate whether or not you agree with this solution based upon personal worldview or community worldview tenets. Make your reasons very explicit. Be sure to make it clear whether you are referring to locutionary, illocutionary or perlocutionary analysis in constructing your essay.

    You are the head of your college’s biweekly newspaper. Your college is a private school that has an association with the Roman Catholic Church. In the last issue of the paper, your faculty advisor censored an article written by an openly-gay student. [At the writing of our text, the Roman Catholic Church expresses love for all persons, but does not endorse a gay lifestyle; seeing it as one of the many sins of which humans partake.] The reason given was that the administration did not want to give a forum to these views. However, you are confused. You thought that newspapers existed to address all sorts of viewpoints. Your boyfriend/girlfriend is an ethical noncognitivist. You are a moral realist. You must write an e-mail to your faculty adviser about this. How do you make your case? What might your significant other say?

Part 4

This week you will analyze a peer-reviewed, empirical journal article utilizing your understanding of research methods, intelligence and emotions. Read the following article:

Bhochhibhoya, A., Branscum, P., Taylor, E. L., & Hofford, C. (2014). Exploring the relationships of physical activity, emotional intelligence and mental health among college students. American Journal Of Health Studies, 29(2), 191-198.

After reading the article, answer the following questions:

  1. What research methodology was utilized in this study? Explain the research methods using correct scientific method terminology.
  2. What were the results? How do the results affect your understanding of this issue?
  3. How does this information extend the understanding of intelligence?
  4. How does emotional intelligence relate to our understanding of motivation and emotion?
  5. In what circumstances might you apply and/or utilize the information presented in this article?

Assignment Expectations:

  • Length:
    • 1000-1250 words; answers must thoroughly address each question in a clear, concise manner