1<br />Undergraduate Studies  ePortfolio<br />Susan Gendron<br />BA Psychology, 2011<br />
Personal Statement<br />Susan Gendron<br />-    High organizational, multi-tasking, shows initiative.  <br /><ul><li>Stron...
Astute critical thinking, writing and  “statistical analysis.”
Proficiency with psychological assessment, implementation</li></ul>      of applied psychology applications, and  counseli...
Strong communication and interviewing strategies</li></ul>     (I.e. Academic Advising, Human resources, Interviewing)<br ...
resu<br />PERSONAL STATEMENT   (2)       <br />3<br /><ul><li>Demonstrates proficiency with  Smartdraw-  Graphic instructi...
High level of psychological assessment, integration of conceptual applied psychology</li></ul>     in terms of counseling ...
RESUME<br />SUSAN GENDRON<br /> <br />2472 B Street, Apt F                    619.581.1334<br />SAN DIEGO CA   92102      ...
RESUME  2<br />-MsWord/Office (2010)    		-SPSS          -Relational Database <br /> -Excel XP		-Unix            Managemen...
REFERENCES<br />Susan Gendron<br />2472 B Street, Apt. F             619.581.1334<br />San Diego, CA   92102         		Ema...
Reflection<br />Susan Gendron, 2472 B Street, Apt. F., San Diego, CA  92102<br />Since the onset of  my pursuit of a Major...
Table of Contents<br /><ul><li>Cognitive Abilities:</li></ul>     Critical Thinking and Information Literacy<br /><ul><li>...
Communication Skills: Oral and Written
Ethics and Diversity Awareness
Foundations of Psychology
Applied Psychology
Interpersonal Effectiveness</li></ul>8<br />
CccsdfsdfjslfkjsldfksdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfswwwwwjssdfsdfsCC    <br />Cognitive abilities:<br />Critical thinkin...
Cognitive abilities<br />My critical thinking and writing skills have greatly improved during the <br />past four years of...
Research Skills<br />Research Designs<br />and<br />Data Analysis Modalities<br />11<br />
Research skills<br />Psychological research methods has broadened my scope of understanding <br />in relation to various c...
Communications Skills<br />Communications<br />Oral and Written<br />13<br />
Communication skills:  Oral and Written<br />Effective communication skills comprise of both oral and written styles <br /...
Ethics and Diversity Awareness<br />15<br />
Ethics and diversity awareness<br />Moral sensitivity plays a major role in respecting the cultural attributes, <br />ritu...
Foundations of Psychology<br />In relation to the foundations of psychology, client-centered therapy allows clients<br />t...
Applications in Psychology<br />Applied Psychology<br />18<br />
Applied Psychology<br />The following are applications of psychological concepts correlated <br />to disability psychology...
Psychological Statistics Independent Variables: Female v. Male Human Resource Director Salaries<br />Susan Gendron<br />Ps...
Human  Resource Salaries: Female v. Male<br />21<br />
Critical Thinking<br />22<br />Applications are compiled below to highlight effectiveness of <br />critical thinking by ut...
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  1. 1. 1<br />Undergraduate Studies ePortfolio<br />Susan Gendron<br />BA Psychology, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Personal Statement<br />Susan Gendron<br />- High organizational, multi-tasking, shows initiative. <br /><ul><li>Strong team staff member and works well independently
  3. 3. Astute critical thinking, writing and “statistical analysis.”
  4. 4. Proficiency with psychological assessment, implementation</li></ul> of applied psychology applications, and counseling<br /> strategies and legal research.<br /><ul><li>Mild to moderate skills with research designs.
  5. 5. Strong communication and interviewing strategies</li></ul> (I.e. Academic Advising, Human resources, Interviewing)<br />2<br />
  6. 6. resu<br />PERSONAL STATEMENT (2) <br />3<br /><ul><li>Demonstrates proficiency with Smartdraw- Graphic instructional / Decision Tree</li></ul> Counseling Disability Visual and Conceptual Presentations.<br /><ul><li>Proficiency with IEP educational cognitive plans.
  7. 7. High level of psychological assessment, integration of conceptual applied psychology</li></ul> in terms of counseling abilities through the utilization of behavioral modification techniques<br /> to enrich and direct future clients onto productive and balanced lifestyles.<br /><ul><li>Adept with young adult and family populations (counseling) (I.e. academic advising and</li></ul> family counseling of all ages and populations.)<br />- Strong administration, communication and organizational skills<br />
  8. 8. RESUME<br />SUSAN GENDRON<br /> <br />2472 B Street, Apt F 619.581.1334<br />SAN DIEGO CA 92102 Email:sgendron0829@yahoo.com<br /> <br />EMPLOYMENT PROFILE<br /> <br />OBJECTIVE: Academic Advising, Counseling, Administrative, <br /> Psychological and Legal Research.<br />SKILLS: -Astute with critical thinking, writing and psychological statistical analysis.<br /> -Highly proficient with assessment, psychological counseling, consulting, <br /> legal research, business, health, retail, tourism, communications, and <br /> public relations.<br /> <br /> -Average three years Executive/Administrative/legal secretary.<br /> -Supervision and management experience (CA/Hawaii)<br /> <br /> -High organizational and proficient legal and business communication<br /> -Strong team member and works well independently.<br /> -Former SBA owner / California - <br /> -Typing speed: 70 wpm/ No errors<br /> <br />4<br />
  9. 9. RESUME 2<br />-MsWord/Office (2010) -SPSS -Relational Database <br /> -Excel XP -Unix Management Systems<br /> -Outlook -Lexus-Nexis<br /> -PowerPoint -Access -Cost Accounting/Engineering<br /> -Publisher -Scanning -Xerox 470 ST (Commercial)<br />-QuickBooks -MIS 3.1(Sales Comparisons)<br />EDUCATIONAL PROFILE<br />Argosy University, Honolulu, HI<br />Major: PsychologyCurrent GPA: [3.45] 2008-2011<br />Kaplan University, Davenport, Iowa<br />Paralegal Studies/Legal Research/Ethics/Contract Law 2007<br />ChaminadeUniversity, Honolulu, HI<br />Associate in Science Degree: Criminal Justice 2006<br />*Educational: Argosy Academia Course Audit Current<br />Available with Dean Zachary Oliver Endorsement<br /> C/o Argosy University, Honolulu, HI<br />5<br />
  10. 10. REFERENCES<br />Susan Gendron<br />2472 B Street, Apt. F 619.581.1334<br />San Diego, CA 92102 Email:sgendron0829@yahoo.com_____________<br /><ul><li>Rod McLean, Professor 415.215.0577</li></ul> C/o Argosy University/ Counseling Theories <br /> Residence: Bonita, California<br /> Email: ableforce@sbc.global.net<br /><ul><li>Jim Bregante, Public Speaker 858.492.9611</li></ul> C/o Maritime Museum of San Diego<br /> Docent Program/Educational Tours<br /> 1492 Harbor Drive<br /> San Diego, CA 92101<br /> Email: jdbregante@sdmaritime.org<br /><ul><li>Zachary Oliver, Ed. D., Dean and Chair 808.791.5258</li></ul> C/o Argosy University Undergraduate Studies<br /> 1001 Bishop Street, Ground Floor<br /> Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813<br /> Email: zoliver@argosy.edu<br />6<br />
  11. 11. Reflection<br />Susan Gendron, 2472 B Street, Apt. F., San Diego, CA 92102<br />Since the onset of my pursuit of a Major in Psychology with Argosy University <br />Baccalaureate in Arts curriculum, online in Honolulu, Hawai’i, I have gained <br />an abundance of professional knowledge in ethical principles and standards<br />of psychological practice in compliance with both the American Psychological <br />and Counseling Associations.<br />Astute critical writing, psychological analysis, and strong communication skills <br />are amongmy strengths. Proficiencywith applied psychology and its theoretical <br />concepts in cognitive, counseling , disability, maladaptive, and forensic venues <br />of the psychological spectrum will certainly benefit future employers, employees,<br />and clientele inclusively.<br />In terms of my weaknesses, development of research questions and design will<br />require further enhancement following my acceptance into the Master’s of Art in <br />Counseling Psychology Curriculum, Fall 2011 situated at my locally San Diego <br />based campus. It is my hope to obtain California Licensure in Marriage and <br />Family Therapy within the next two years while addressing evening courses.<br />7<br />
  12. 12. Table of Contents<br /><ul><li>Cognitive Abilities:</li></ul> Critical Thinking and Information Literacy<br /><ul><li>Research Skills
  13. 13. Communication Skills: Oral and Written
  14. 14. Ethics and Diversity Awareness
  15. 15. Foundations of Psychology
  16. 16. Applied Psychology
  17. 17. Interpersonal Effectiveness</li></ul>8<br />
  18. 18. CccsdfsdfjslfkjsldfksdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfswwwwwjssdfsdfsCC <br />Cognitive abilities:<br />Critical thinking and Information literacy<br />9<br />
  19. 19. Cognitive abilities<br />My critical thinking and writing skills have greatly improved during the <br />past four years of my under-graduate studies at Argosy University. For <br />instance, Forensic Psychology course presented me with in-depth <br />concentration and application of critical thinking correlated to federal <br />and state rules of law linked to criminal and juvenile justice defense and <br />diversion programs and procedures.<br />Whereas, counseling theories course stressed on analysis, assessment <br />and application of theoretical concepts through written psychological <br />context associated with DSM/IV TR Diagnoses of all age populations. <br />Psychological statistics course studies emphasized the importance of <br />reliability, validity and methodology via SPSS computerized analysis<br />for purpose of projecting new developments in psychological research <br />developments nationwide.<br />10<br />
  20. 20. Research Skills<br />Research Designs<br />and<br />Data Analysis Modalities<br />11<br />
  21. 21. Research skills<br />Psychological research methods has broadened my scope of understanding <br />in relation to various concepts such as dependent and independent <br />variables and their role in between and in-group research designs. <br />Priorities lie in developing a simplified research question while offering<br />comparison of psychological theories (I.e. cognitive versus client-<br />centered) over wide distribution of samples nationwide. <br />This is of utmost priority to improve psychological applications of <br />hypothesis, analysis of the effect size of variables while compiling <br />statistical analysis of the researchers’ findings with graphics, (f and p)<br />tests to arrive at conclusive data analysis. Briefly stated, the results of <br />research studies - double blinded) control and experimental groups of <br />participants set the precedent for future improvements in counseling <br />strategies with clients.<br />12<br />
  22. 22. Communications Skills<br />Communications<br />Oral and Written<br />13<br />
  23. 23. Communication skills: Oral and Written<br />Effective communication skills comprise of both oral and written styles <br />that are essential to the vitality of business endeavors, retention of all <br />levels of staff and to the progressive growth and development of <br />businesses on the local, national, and global levels. <br />Interviewing skills and interpersonal effectiveness courses will be of <br />beneficence to me should I be considered for a position in academic <br />advising, counseling, human resource industry or public relations and<br />administration, these techniques will enhance all employer/employee <br />relations in all settings with future clientele.<br />14<br />
  24. 24. Ethics and Diversity Awareness<br />15<br />
  25. 25. Ethics and diversity awareness<br />Moral sensitivity plays a major role in respecting the cultural attributes, <br />rituals and beliefs of others. <br />Ethical standards and principles such as issuance of “Informed Consent” <br />to clients and remaining in compliance professionally within “Boundaries <br />of Competence” will certainly assure loyalty, trust and retention of<br />confidentiality between the professional (counselor of record) and the <br />prospective client.<br />Constant awareness of each others cultures, origins, and value systems<br />will solidify and renew clients’ and professionals’ perspective while <br />striving for productive lifestyle options.<br />16<br />
  26. 26. Foundations of Psychology<br />In relation to the foundations of psychology, client-centered therapy allows clients<br />to vent via client “flooding” of emotions to counselor. Avoidance of triangulation <br />in most effective when counseling spouses where spousal abuse issues present <br />conflicting relationship issues. <br /> Social order and culture was addressed through (Kohlberg, Level III) <br />development of theory of acculturation and social order correlated to the <br />professional’s role when confronting cultural ethnic issues with couples when <br />faced with adjusting to American lifestyles (acculturation) during their first year <br />of relocation from their country of origin.<br />Whereas, “classical conditioning” theory was first discovered by (Skinner) to <br />further address behavior modification techniques of conditioning the client in an <br />effort to best correct the unwanted or irrational behavior.<br />In terms of its applications with child psychiatry, Piaget was known as the <br />founder of psychology concerning child issues.<br />17<br />
  27. 27. Applications in Psychology<br />Applied Psychology<br />18<br />
  28. 28. Applied Psychology<br />The following are applications of psychological concepts correlated <br />to disability psychology via instructional decision tree modality<br />from (Smartdraw, San Diego, CA) for orientation of new <br />counselors’ structural decision-making for compromised physical<br />disability client assessment and follow-up counseling strategies.<br />My second application highlights integrative statistical data<br />analysis testing and procedures in relation to gender issues <br />concerning female versus male human resources director salary<br />differences. (PowerPoint Table). This application focuses on<br />(f) And (p) data analysis testing; not to mention degrees of freedom<br />and variances in gender salaries of human resource directors.<br />Its purpose is suggestive of future endeavors to raise the bar for<br />female human resource director salaries to create monetary fairness<br />within this industry between both genders.<br />19<br />
  29. 29. Psychological Statistics Independent Variables: Female v. Male Human Resource Director Salaries<br />Susan Gendron<br />Psy 210/Psychological Statistics<br />Topic: Independent Variables: <br /> Female v Male HR Director Salaries<br />Research Question: What percentage of variance are <br />female versus male human resource director salaries?<br /> <br />Testable Hypothesis: Researcher seeks to determine <br />to what extent female versus male human resource <br />director salaries differ. Comparisons will be determined <br />on ten female samples versus ten male samples with a <br />total number of 20 samples.<br /> <br />Confidence Level regarding [t] test= less than or equal to [0.05] <br />Degrees of Freedom Cite and Ref: Formula: <br />(df= N 1+N2-2) (Argosy, 2010, p. 2).<br /> <br /> <br />20<br />
  30. 30. Human Resource Salaries: Female v. Male<br />21<br />
  31. 31. Critical Thinking<br />22<br />Applications are compiled below to highlight effectiveness of <br />critical thinking by utilizing graphic (Smartdraw) mediums <br />such as the Decision tree for furtherance of instruction with <br />new hire counselors and disability clients.<br />Compiled raw data is presented in research experiment via graphic <br />table design to create an optimal psychological research design <br />perspective offered to viewers. This table style medium enables<br />ease of comprehension of complex statistical data compilations<br />In research studies for purpose of future improvement and gainful <br />insight between employer/employee gender relations within the <br />human resource industry. It’s purpose is of enlightenment and <br />raising the bar for female human resource director salaries.<br />
  32. 32. Table defines (t) Test:Comparison of (2) Independent Samples<br />This table best defines the (t) test value based on a comparison <br />between two “independent samples groups (Females versus male <br />human resource directors’…..between two samples (independent <br />variables female and male salaries.”<br />(Argosy, 2010, p.1). <br />This is considered a small sampling because it only offers a <br />comparison study between ten local female and ten male human <br />resource directors and not local sampling versus a national <br />population of human resource directors. Therefore utilization of <br />a (t) Test is validated here (small sampling research study) relative <br />to the (t) value equates 1.761.<br />23<br />
  33. 33. Z / ScoreTotal Female HR Director Salaries<br />Z score is based on raw data (Total Female Salaries divided <br />by the total number of female human resource directors. <br />The Z score for comparing one sample (Female HR Managers<br />Salaries versus Male HR Managers’ Salaries) is as follows: <br />(Argosy, 2010, p.1)<br />Z score = X1(bar) or M1 – X2(bar) or M2<br /> √ơ² (1/N + 1/N)<br /> In this scenario, this Z score would be represented as follows:<br /> Z = (61.8) – (63.7)<br /> (-3.3) x (-3.3)= 10.9 (1/20 + 1/20) <br /> Z = (-1.9)<br /> (10.9) (1/10)<br /> Z = (-1.9) = -1.74<br /> 1.09<br /> <br />24<br />
  34. 34. Applied Psychology / Z ScoreHR Director Salaries: Conclusion<br />In conclusion, since the Z Score equates a value of (-1.09) and the<br />(t) value equates a positive value of 1.761 as researcher of this study, <br />no statistical significance is present.<br />This is based on the concept of a small sampling normally assumes <br />“the comparison distribution to be on a Normal Curve.” (Aron, 2008, <br />Ch4, p.7). <br />This being the case, the cutoff sample score for a one-tailed test is <br />established at the (.05) confidence level.<br /> <br />Therefore, the null hypothesis would be rejected (Aron, 2008, Ch.4, p.7) <br />because the above table results in a Z Score of -1.09 which is less than 5% <br />(.05) confidence level.<br />25<br />
  35. 35. Z Score Conclusion: (df) degrees/freedom<br />This represents a minimal difference between female versus male counterparts in <br />the human resource director business realm of this experiment.<br />This figure (-1.9) informs us that there is room for improvement within the <br />corporate ladder whereby women (female human resource directors counterparts<br />income level should be raised in accordance with the rate of inflation affecting <br />their increased economic obligations. For instance, during this suppressed <br />economy (Since January 2010) national economic demise, single female parents <br />are experiencing increased economic suffrage moreso than their male counterparts <br />as human resource directors, according to this study). <br />The degree of freedom signifies an approximate lower difference of negative five <br />percent compared to their male counterpart (human resource directors).<br />Table A-4 – Cutoff scores/Significance Level / df). <br />26<br />
  36. 36. Applied Psychology: StatisticsHR Director/ Variance Results<br />Whereas, the variance shows 13 point difference between the sum of <br />female subjects ($622,000) salaries versus male subjects ($637,000) <br />salaries. Thus the result of this (t) test reveals a statistically significant <br />difference in the lower salaries of females versus males and is cause<br />for revision with fairness between both gender populations.<br /> <br />27<br />
  37. 37. References<br />References<br />(http://www.myeclassonline.com), (Argosy, 2010); “When to use the Z Test over the (t) Test in Research: Sample vs. Sample.. p.1; Introduction to Different Testing:<br /> <br />Differences Between Two Independent Sample Means: Coke vs. Pepsi <br /> (Example/Table), p.1; “Degrees of Freedom Formula”, p.2.<br /> <br />(http://www.online.vitalsource.com/books/0558403867),(Bookshelf online), (Aron, A., Aron, E., and Coups, E., 2008); Statistics in Psychology, 5th Ed., Ch 7. Prentice Hall, Upper SaddleRiver, N.J. <br /> <br />28<br />
  38. 38. Applied Psychology: New Orientation Counselors/ Re: Disability Client Concepts<br />29<br />
  39. 39. My Future in Learning<br />Learning is a lifelong process. How <br />do you envision your future as a <br />lifelong learner? <br />My lifelong learning journey comprises of counseling families and <br />youth within my local community or teaching psychology to young <br />adultsat the community college level. In doing so, I truly believe I <br />will set the precedent by providing an enriching communicative <br />interchange and direction in the lives of my local community <br />with hope by which to re-gain their inner sense of emotional <br />stability, diversity, cultural, spiritual, and personal balance. This <br />will grant prospective clients beneficence through emotional <br />freedomwithin themselves while solidifying future interpersonal <br />relationships.<br />30<br />
  40. 40. Contact Me<br />Thank you for viewing my ePortfolio.<br />For further information, please contact me at the e-mail address below. <br />sgendron0829@yahoo.com<br />31<br />

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