. For your initial discussion post, please address the following:
- What is the psychological construct or “big idea” shared by the presenter?
- Based on what you discovered when exploring the “Divisions of the APA” website, which subfield(s) of psychology would the presentation you watched be applicable to? Explain why you believe this to be the case based on what you learned about the different Divisions within the American Psychological Association.
- How has the information this week impacted your career interests? What questions arose in your mind while you watched the presentation?
IMPORTANT: cite your sources in-text (i.e., the body of your discussion), and provide a “References” list. We understand this may be your first time applying APA Style, citing sources, and creating a reference list, but just try to do your best. We will develop these skills during the first few weeks of class.
LESSON: Learning to format an initial discussion post.
Create an initial discussion post using the following format (applying this format will help you learn how to effectively format discussion posts throughout your program). There are three primary sections (i.e., each bullet point) in the previous discussion that need to be addressed: 1) Presenter’s construct or “big idea”, 2) connection to APA website, and 3) questions that arose in your mind.
Hello Class, (or specific student/professor name if responding directly to them)
Paragraph One: Provide a brief introduction of what you plan to address in your discussion post.
Paragraph Two: Presenter’s construct or “big idea”
Paragraph Three: connection to APA website
Paragraph Four: how impacted career interests and questions that arose in your mind
Paragraph Five: summarize and conclude your findings
List references you cited in-text using proper APA Style formatting