Next, choose one of the scenarios described below. After you have selected a scenario to analyze, select theories to help you frame the problem described in the scenario. You will present possible solutions and support your work with a minimum of three scholarly research articles.

Research your chosen theory. Use the Capella University Library to find 3–4 scholarly research articles on your topic. For each scenario, you will find recommended search terms and databases that will help you get started. Use the following Capella University Library resources to conduct research:

Scenario 1: Mars Mission

You are part of a psychological team planning to prepare astronauts for the manned mission to Mars. Your task is to identify solutions for possible psychological problems that may result as part of the trip.

Think about potential psychological problems that can occur during preparation for and during space travel. In your assessment, describe the potential problems so your reader has a good understanding of the negative psychological impact astronauts can experience. Consider and discuss possible prevention or intervention ideas in your paper, and support your thinking about potential problems and solutions with information you find from the scholarly research articles you selected.

  • Possible theories or perspectives:
    • Positive psychology.

Your company is redesigning office spaces. You are tasked with examining the psychological effect on employees of different decorating options with the goal of increasing productivity.

Think about and search for how color and use of space can impact people psychologically. What does the research say about environment and productivity?

  • Possible theories:
    • Attention restoration theory.
    • Social identity theory.

You have been asked to create ideas for an awareness campaign to prevent teenagers from using marijuana. Consider ideas that have a chance to attract adolescents’ attention. What does the research say about prevention?

  • Possible theories:
    • Behavioral theory.
    • Psychoanalytic theory.
  • Possible sources:
  • Use one of the following scenarios and supporting resources (described in the Preparation section above) as the basis for this assessment:
    • Scenario 1: Mars Mission.
    • Scenario 2: Office Decor.
    • Scenario 3: Youth Sports.
    • Scenario 4: Anti-marijuana Campaign.
  • Write a 3–4 page paper (in addition to the title page and references page) that describes a possible solution for your selected clinical scenario with support from both theory and research.
  • Use in-text citations in the paper and create title and reference pages.

Use the following sections to organize your paper:

Title page:

  • Follow the template instructions.


  • Apply a foundation psychological theory to address the problem in the selected scenario.
    • Summarize the identified problem in the selected scenario.
  • Propose a solution to the identified problem.
    • Describe your solution.

Foundational Theory:

  • Describe the theory or theories that apply to your scenario.
    • Explain how theory shaped the proposed solution to the problem.

Research Method and Findings:

  • Apply findings from scholarly research to develop a proposed solution to the problem in your scenario.
    •  Explain how the research findings shape your proposed solution.
  • Describe the research methods outlined in your scholarly research articles.

Mental Health and Well-being:

  • Speculate how your proposed solution could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

References page:

  • Follow the template instructions.
Additional Requirements
  • Written communication: Writing should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: References and citations are formatted according to the current APA style and formatting.
  • Paper length: 3–4 typed, double-spaced pages, in addition to the title page and references page.
  • Resources: 3–4 peer-reviewed sources.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • SafeAssign: Use SafeAssign to check your writing and ensure that you have paraphrased, quoted, and cited your sources appropriately.

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