APPLYING PSYCHOLOGY TO MY LIFE

APPLYING PSYCHOLOGY TO MY LIFE

Due Sunday by midnight of Week 3.

Over the past three weeks you have been exposed to many concepts, theories and terms related to psychology. Now is the time to make personal application of some of the terms you have studied. This personal application of concepts learned is one of the things that makes psychology such an interesting area of study. Not all courses of study have such a direct application to our own lives. You will select four (4) of the following terms or concepts. You will read and research at least three scholarly sources and then identify, discuss and place each concept in proper context. After you have identified each concept you will then explain ways each concept can be applied to your own life with examples. I hope you enjoy your research and the personal application.

Please select four of the following concepts or theories.

Social changes in life-span development

Memory

Positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement and punishment

Issues related to gender and sexuality

Motivation and emotion

Personality

Health psychology, stress and coping strategies

Psychological Disorders and other Mental Health Issues

Concepts of interpersonal relationships

You are required to write at least 750 words. This paper is worth 20% of your grade. Please use the APA format, cite and list at least three (3) sources. You are not required to include an abstract.

APA 7th edition sample paper template

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Here are some websites that may be helpful to you:

Psychology Information Online

AllPsych Online

APA Website

Psych Central

Assignment Requirements (Use as a checklist):

Correct font

Double-space paper

Minimum of 750 words. No more than 1,000 words

Minimum of three (3) cited sources

Use APA format and parenthetical citations right after cited material (See below)

Make sure your name is on your paper

What is a parenthetical citation right after the material you cited?

It is when you place the source in parenthesis ( ) right after the sentence you cited instead of waiting until the end of the paper. It helps the reader to know exactly what sentences and paragraphs are taken from particular sources.

Example: Place the author’s name and the source’s date of publication in parentheses immediately after the end of the cited material.

Psychology is defined as the science of behavior and mental processes (Coon, p. 12)

Families with no telephone service have difficulty accessing social services for which they are qualified (Benton Foundation, 1998, chap. 2, “Societal Priorities”). <link is hidden> />

Book

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.

Example: Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. , American Psychological Association.

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Publisher.

Example: O’Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men’s and women’s gender role journeys: A metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). Springer.

Article from Library Database

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number (issue number), pages.

Example: Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55(3), 893-896.

Note – If the article can also be found in print you do no need to provide the database or online location.

If there is a doi # that should also be given at the end of the reference.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range. doi:0000000/000000000000

Example: Brownlie, D. (2007). Toward effective poster presentations: An annotated bibliography. European Journal of Marketing, 41(11/12), 1245-1283. doi:10.1108/03090560710821161

Article in Online Journal

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from <link is hidden> />

Example:

Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A list apart: For people who make websites, 149. Retrieved from <link is hidden> />

Web Page

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Retrieved from <link is hidden> />

Example: Cressia, L. L. (1997). Copyright and fair use: Future of fair use. Retrieved from <link is hidden> />

Web Page without Author

Bipolar disorder. National Institute of Mental Health. Retrieved from <link is hidden> />

Online Lecture Notes or Presentation Slides

Hallam, A. Duality in consumer theory [PDF document]. Retrieved from Lecture Notes Online Web site: <link is hidden> />

Newspaper Article

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from <link is hidden> />

Example: Parker-Pope, T. (2008, May 6). Psychiatry handbook linked to drug industry. The New York Times. Retrieved from <link is hidden> />

Graphics, Audio, or Video Files

CBS News. (2006). MLK Jr.’s legacy [Video]. Available from <link is hidden> />

For files without titles, use the file name instead.

<link is hidden> [Graphic]. Retrieved from <link is hidden> />

Online Encyclopedias or Dictionaries

Feminism. (<link is hidden> In Encyclopædia Britannica online. Retrieved from <link is hidden> />

Blogs

Bartow, A. (2006, March 26). Parody is fair use! <link is hidden> Retrieved from <link is hidden> />

Psychology Video Blog #3 [Video file]. Retrieved from <link is hidden>

Interview, Emails, or other Personal Communication

No personal communication is included in your reference list; instead, parenthetically cite the communicator’s name, the phrase “personal communication,” and the date of the communication in your main text only.

(E. Robbins, personal communication, January 4, 2001).190

Topic:

Create a role-play script with a patient who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. Use at least 10 questions in the script that a behavioral health provider would use to assess the patient’s lifestyle management needs. Explain the impact of well-being in human functioning and achieving life satisfaction and disease management.

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