foundational theories

Create an 11-slide presentation with a proposed solution for a workshop scenario.

Professionals in psychology rely on theory as the underpinning of a proposed solution to a real-world problem. For this assessment, you will be applying theory to explore a problem and solution. By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Apply foundational theories in psychology to current issues in the field of psychology.
    • Summarize the identified problem(s) in a selected scenario.
    • Demonstrate how a proposed solution is based in theory.
  • Competency 2: Describe scientific research methods presented in scholarly psychology literature.
    • Describe the research methods outlined in scholarly research articles.
  • Competency 3: Apply research findings from scholarly literature to current issues in the field of psychology.
    • Apply findings from scholarly research to develop proposed solution(s) to the problem(s).
    • Summarize psychology research findings that have been applied to solve a specific problem or to make a specific improvement.
  • Competency 4: Examine how human thoughts and behaviors can impact mental health and well-being.
    • Speculate how a proposed solution, based on theory and research, could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in the field of psychology.
    • Develop speaker’s notes to explain every slide, with references from scholarly sources to support positions.
    • Write coherently to support a central idea with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics, as expected of a psychology professional.
    • Use current APA format and style.

Suggested Resources

The resources provided here are optional and support the assessment. They provide helpful information about the topics. You may use other resources of your choice to prepare for this assessment; however, you will need to ensure that they are appropriate, credible, and valid. The PSYC-FP1000 Library Guide can help direct your research. The Supplemental Resources and Research Resources, both linked from the left navigation menu in your courseroom, provide additional resources to help support you.

Theory and Application
  • American Psychological Association (APA). (n.

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