26 August 2015

Alternative Worlds and the Future of International RelationsAlternative Worlds and the Future of International Relations

Throughout the course, we have considered three key international interests:
Security: Involves the use of political, social/cultural, geographic/economic, and military elements of power to protect state and individual interests at home and abroad.
Identity: Comprised of four components: the differences between and among state values/goals, religions, ethnic groups, and governmental/non-governmental organizations.
Economy: Focused on how, when, where, and why money is appropriated and spent and these priorities almost always related to the most important interests of states.

Ultimately, each state in the international system will establish goals and objectives concerning their current and future national interests. Each state will also apply appropriate international relations theories to accomplish impending security, identity, and economic interests. State leaders will routinely utilize different schools of thought concerning international relations to meet upcoming threats and opportunities. For example, along with “What should be done?” leaders must identify “who” will do it (i.e., the State, individuals, ethnic, nationalist, or religious groups, Inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)).
This paper is designed for you to use your critical thinking skills to evaluate potential international relations challenges, apply core international relations theories, and understand how foreign policy is formed and implemented. You will also assess the efficacy of national instruments of power along with the utility of other governmental/non-governmental organizations and international law during the examination of selected future economic, political, military, cultural, and informational trends. Finally, you will develop a recommended solution to plausible international dilemmas.

Throughout this course, we have been discussing the four “alternative worlds” found in the 2012 National Intelligence Council Report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. For this paper, you will choose one of these “worlds,” that you did not discuss in your Week Two Assignment, and analyze this new scenario in your Final Paper. Choose from the following:
Stalled Engines: A scenario in which the U.S. and Europe turn inward and globalization stalls.
Fusion: A world in which the U.S. and China cooperate, leading to worldwide cooperation on global challenges.
Gini-Out-of-the-Bottle: A world in which economic inequalities dominate.
Nonstate World: A scenario in which nonstate actors take the lead in solving global challenges.

Assume you are a special representative to the president of the United States assigned with the task of analyzing alternative future scenarios for the White House. Create a report to the president that explains the future scenario and its potential implications to the United States. Your paper should be organized into six sections:
Introduce the future scenario you will be describing and provide a brief overview of the main points of the rest of your paper.
Explain which international relations theory (or theories) you believe best describes, explains, and predicts the future scenario you choose.
Examine a few key security, identity, and economic issues illustrated in this alternative world that could pose as threats to and/or as opportunities for United States' interests.
Provide recommendations on how the United States should prepare for these critical challenges to US national security, identity, and economic interests. Explain what tools (i.e., political, social/cultural, geographic/economic, military elements of power, international organizations, NGO’s) the United States should use to tackle these potential challenges to its goals/objectives.
Explain what school of thought (or combinations of schools) would best support the decisions you have made.
Conclude your paper with a brief review of your main points and overall argument/thesis.

The paper must be ten to twelve pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. You must use at least six scholarly resources, including the text and the National Intelligence Council Report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be ten to twelve double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least six scholarly resources, including the text and the National Intelligence Council Report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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Alternative Worlds and the Future of International RelationsAlternative Worlds and the Future of International Relations Throughout the course, we have considered three key international […]


26 August 2015

Applications of Classical Conditioning

• Assignment: Part I: Applications of Classical Conditioning
In this week's Discussion, you examine how classical conditioning influences emotional responses in humans. You begin to see how classical conditioning applies in everyday human life. Behavioral psychologists are interested not only in how classical conditioning affects behavior and emotion. They also are interested in how classical conditioning can be applied to improve well being. For example, a child with asthma may benefit from remaining calm during an episode of wheezing. To bring this about, a parent may give the child a specific stuffed animal to hold at bedtime when the child is sleepy and relaxed. The child begins to pair the feeling of relaxation with the stuffed animal. Then when the parent gives the child the stuffed animal to hold during an asthma attack, the child calms down and the severity of the anxiety is reduced. Chapter 4 in your textbook explains how classical conditioning can influence health in positive and negative ways. 
Click here to have a similar A+ quality paper done for you by one of our writers within the set deadline at a discountedUnderstanding this information can help researchers find new ways to treat physical and mental health issues.
To prepare for this assignment:
• Review Chapter 4 in the course text, Learning and Behavior. Pay particular attention to the section on taste aversion and immune function.
• Think about a physical or mental health issue of interest to you (one that is not in your textbook).
• Consider how the issue you selected could be treated with the help of classical conditioning.
The assignment (1 page):
• Explain how classical conditioning can help in the treatment of the physical or mental health that you selected.
Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list only for those resources not included in the Learning Resources for this course.

Assignment: Part II: Extinction and Spontaneous Recovery

In Week 1, you proposed an experiment to simulate the acquisition of a behavior in a rat. You may be interested in what to do if you no longer want your imagined experimental rat, or a real animal or human, to continue to produce the acquired behavior. Chapter 3 in your textbook explains extinction, the phenomenon that Pavlov demonstrated to determine how to reduce and ultimately extinguish an acquired behavior. Your text also explains how to bring that behavior back, which is called spontaneous recovery.
This week you will explain how you would design your proposed experiment to elicit both extinction and spontaneous recovery of the target behavior in your rat.
To prepare for this assignment:
• Review the assigned pages in Chapter 3 of the course text, Learning and Behavior. Focus on the section titled, “Extinction of Conditional Responses.”
• Review the assigned section, Extinction and Spontaneous Recovery, of Psychology, Core Concepts.
• Review the experiments detailed in the Rescorla article to aid you in considering how you will conduct this part of your experiment.

The assignment (1 page):
• Explain the steps you would take to exhibit extinction of the target behavior in your rat. Include how you would know extinction of the behavior has taken place.
• Explain how spontaneous recovery occurs and what it might look like in your experiment.
Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list only for those resources not included in the Learning Resources for this course.
Submit your assignments (Parts I and II)

Readings Resources:
Course Text: Learning and Behavior, Chance P. (2014). (7th ed.) Belmont,CA: Wadsworth
Chapter 3, “Pavlovian Conditioning” (pp. 78–92 only)
Chapter 4, “Pavlovian Applications”

Rescorla, R. A. (2001). Retraining of extinguished Pavlovian stimuli. Journal Of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes.

Thanellou, A., & Green, J. T. (2011). Spontaneous recovery but not reinstatement of the extinguished conditioned eyeblink response in the rat. Behavioral Neuroscience.

Book Excerpt: Zimbardo, P. G., Johnson, R. L., & Weber, A. L. (2005). Learning. In Psychology: Core concepts (pp. 224–269). Boston: Pearson. Retrieved from http://www.ablongman.com/samplechapter/0205424287.pdf (Read only p. 231)
Optional Resources
• Sniffy the Virtual Rat Lite Version 3.0
o Chapter 3, “Phenomena of Classical Conditioning: Acquisition, Extinction, and Spontaneous Recovery” (pp. 29–32 only)

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Applications of Classical Conditioning • Assignment: Part I: Applications of Classical ConditioningIn this week's Discussion, you examine how classical conditioning influences emotional responses in […]


26 August 2015

Marketing Plan
Marketing Plan

Company : BOH TEA (Malaysia)
Country to Expand: United Kingdom
Entry Mode: Export

1.0 Executive Summary
The following points MUST be included in the Executive Summary:
·       Summary of Marketing Plan including key objectives and Marketing Strategy highlights
·       Projected revenue, profit and market share figures
The Executive Summary should be one page length maximum.


2.0 Introduction
This section should provide:
·         some background on the company
·         background of the country to enter
·         purpose of the marketing plan.


3.0 Situation Analysis
This section should cover the external and internal factors likely to impact on your company and its marketing strategy for the product or service selected such as:
·      Business Environment
  • economic conditions in the foreign market selected, and likely future trends
  • social and cultural factors and any changes or trends emerging that could affect your product or service
  • technological factors and likely innovations that could affect your product or service
  • political or legal factors affecting, or likely to affect, the company, the industry/product/service, marketing activities or customers
  • infrastructure eg ports, rail and road network, telecommunications, media and information technology environment etc
  • demographic trends

·      Market Analysis
Need to demonstrate an understanding of the target country market, consumer and customer needs in that market.
Should at least discuss:
  • Definition of the market in which will be competing
  • Market size and outlook for the product/service in the target country market (ie current size of market [units and values] and likely future trends)
  • Market characteristics, including:
– distribution channels for the product or service category (and any barriers to entry)
– prices and pricing practices affecting the category (including government controls)
– effect of tariffs, subsidies etc
  • Target market behaviour, including:
– market segmentation (ie how the market is typically segmented)                             
– potential target market segment(s) for the product/service                                                            – customer characteristics (eg demographics, geographic, preferences)
– customer purchasing behaviour.

·      Competitor Analysis
Need to develop an understanding of the competitive environment in which the organisation will operate in the foreign market.
Must identify and evaluate the following:
  • the local competitors in the targeted export country market
  • existing and potential Malaysian competitors
  • other international competitors either already in the targeted export market, or who may potentially enter that market
  • Competition from substitute products or services both from within and outside the target export country market.
  • Competitor’s market share and coverage
  • Competitor’s strategy and international experience.





·      Organisation Assets and Skills
The analysis should consider and discuss the following, where relevant:
  • stage of international marketing involvement
  • previous and current experience in international markets
  • technical/production capabilities, production capacity and resources (including research and development capabilities and facilities, especially where continuing technology development is critical to maintain SCA
  • relationships with distributors (including channels typically used and margins)
  • existing supplier or key customer relationships
  • market shares, profit margins, cost structures for domestic and other existing export country markets
  • company profile and financial capability
  • company business philosophy and culture.


4.0SWOT Analysis
This analysis should be a culmination of the analysis undertaken in 3.0:
§  Strengths & Weaknesses
§  Opportunities & Threats
§  Implications of SWOT Analysis

5.0 Evaluation of Alternative Marketing Strategies
In examining these alternative strategies, must:
  • Identify potential target market segments in the chosen country
  • Outline possible positioning strategies for each of these target markets, and link them to
brief alternative marketing mix strategies, covering product, price, distribution and promotion
  • Evaluate realistic market entry options and indicate preferred entry strategy, and why.


6.0 Objectives
A mission statement plus specific financial and market share figure objectives must be included in the Objectives section, and must be measurable over time.


7.0 Recommended Marketing Strategy

·         Target Market(s) should be clearly identified and described, Market Entry strategy explained and justified and Positioning Strategy clearly expressed and explained.
·         The Marketing Mix Strategy should include the following information, clearly presented and strongly supported and justified:
  • Identification and description of the full range of products or services being launched, product benefits, description of packaging, comparisons with competitors
  • Pricing strategy: Details of pricing and costing, clearly showing domestic prices and international pricing arithmetic, foreign currency conversion, comparisons with competitors
  • Specific channel choices, channel management strategies, costs associated with establishing and maintaining channels
  • Communication strategy, media selection and strategy, other promotion activities, and costs (a detailed promotional budget must be included).


8.0 Implementation and Control

This section shows how and when each element of the plan will be carried out, how it will be monitored, what unexpected contingency events may take place to impede the plan and what action will be taken to overcome these contingencies.
·         Action Plan
·         Monitoring of Action Plan
·         Contingency Plan









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26 August 2015

Assess the significance of the Great Depression on German History 1923- 1939Germany 20th Century Depth Study Key question: 'Assess the significance of the Great Depression on German History 1923- 1939’

Candidates have to decide their own criteria for assessing significance (affecting Hitler's rise to power could be one)

Word limit: 2000 words, worth 27 % of IGCSE grade

The assessment objectives in this coursework are:

AO1: an ability to recall, select, organise and deploy knowledge of the syllabus content (15 marks)
AO2: an ability to construct historical explanations using an understanding of:
• cause and consequence, change and continuity, similarity and difference
• the motives, emotions, intentions and beliefs of people in the past
Hight school Level
and read the attached document

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Assess the significance of the Great Depression on German History 1923- 1939Germany 20th Century Depth Study Key question: 'Assess the significance of the Great […]


26 August 2015

Health Care and Life SciencesPaper instructions:
You have recently hired new staff members in your admissions and business office. Some of these staff members do not understand insurance matters in special markets. Create a table that compares and contrasts Medicare, Medicaid, and the Military Managed Care Health Systems. Begin by writing a brief explanation of your table, including its purpose and audience. Identify who administers each program, who is eligible, and what costs are involved. Also include columns that address the advantages and disadvantages of each program. Cite and integrate at least 2 peer reviewed articles that supports or refutes the discussion and is included in your analysis.

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Health Care and Life SciencesPaper instructions:You have recently hired new staff members in your admissions and business office. Some of these staff members do […]


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