PSY 490 ENTIRE COURSE (2018)


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PSY 490 ENTIRE COURSE (2018)

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PSY 490   ENTIRE COURSE (2018)


 
 
WEEK  1


 
PSY 490 Week 1 Individual Assignment The Diverse Nature of Psychology Paper
 


Instructions:

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you analyze the diverse

nature of psychology as a discipline.

Address the following items as a part of your analysis:

  • Evaluate the influence of diversity on psychology’s major concepts.
  • Identify two examples of subdisciplines and two examples of

subtopics within psychology. Examples of major concepts and their

subtopics include the following:

  • Motivation: theory of emotion, and approach and avoidance
  • Behaviorism: aggression, cheating, and binge drinking
  • Cognition: cognitive dissonance and false memories
  • How can the subdisciplines and subtopics you identified be applied

to other disciplines and venues in contemporary society?

  • Relate the subdisciplines and subtopics to your theoretical

perspective.

  • Conclude with your psychological contribution to society in the areas

of work, education, health, and leisure.

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 2 


PSY 490   Week 2 Individual Assignment Portfolio Presentation


 
Instructions:

This portfolio is your final presentation. Depending on class size,

delivery of presentations will take place throughout Weeks Two, Three,

and Four.

Create an original 20- to 30-minute capstone portfolio presentation that

demonstrates your core content knowledge. Presentation modalities

may include, but are not limited to, Microsoft® PowerPoint®

presentations of 12 to 15 slides, videos, and so forth.

Complete the following in your presentation:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of relevant theories.
  • Include examples to support major points.
  • Explain which theories you like and why you like them.
  • Explain which theories you dislike and why you dislike them.
  • Explain how you arrived at your conclusions.
  • Explain how these theories will influence the future of psychology.
  • Explain if there is a new method that you can apply to or research in

psychology.

  • Explain how the information in this presentation affects your

worldview.

  • Explain how you used critical or creative thinking in the creation of

the presentation.

Present the Portfolio Presentation.

  • For Local Campus students, these are 20- to 30-minute oral

presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.

  • For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft®

PowerPoint® presentations with notes.

 

PSY 490   Week 2 Learning Team Assignment Psychological Issue Summary

 

 

Instructions:

Imagine that you work as a psychosocial rehabilitation specialist to help

children suffering from emotional disturbances overcome maladaptive

behaviors.

The following role-play is to be performed by Local Campus students:

Select a psychological theory and obtain faculty approval of your

selected psychological theory. Use your psychological theory to

address the scenario presented above.

Role-play for 15 to 20 minutes using creative, critical, and probabilistic

reasoning to solve the issue related to behavior and mental processes.

Consider how you will solve the psychological issue presented

according to the theory you selected.

Apply behavioral, cognitive, and socialization strategies to help your

clients cope with family relationships, peer interactions, aggression,

social skills, and academic difficulties.

Online students must complete the following instead of the role-play:

Select a psychological theory and obtain faculty approval of your

selected psychological theory.

Write a 700- to 1,400-word action plan that addresses the issue

presented in the scenario.

Explain how you will solve the psychological issue presented according

to the theory you selected.

Apply behavioral, cognitive, and socialization strategies to help your

clients cope with family relationships, peer interactions, aggression,

social skills and academic difficulties. Use creative, critical, and

probabilistic reasoning to solve the issue related to behavior and mental

processes.

 

 

WEEK 3


 
PSY 490   Week 3 Individual Assignment Ethics Awareness Inventory

 

 

Instructions:

Complete the Ethics Awareness Inventory.

Write a 700- to 1,400-word summary that interprets the results of your

survey. Apply the results to your personal and professional

development. Include the following:

  • Interpret the results of your survey. Use the information provided in

your survey results to describe your ethics style and what your style

means to you.

  • Explain the results of your survey. Were you surprised by your

results? Do you agree or disagree with the outcome? Explain why.

  • Evaluate the role and importance of personal ethics in the field of

psychology, the development of principles, and the code of conduct.

  • Identify how your ethics style affects how you will apply

psychological principles to personal, spiritual, social, and organizational

issues.

  • Discuss how ethics affect psychological knowledge and principles

related to personal growth, health, and development.

  • Analyze the advantages of choosing to pursue a degree in

psychology. How do ethics play a role in your decision? Provide

examples.

Include an introduction, conclusion, and references page.

Include two to three references. You must use the survey as one of

your references.

Format your summary consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

PSY 490   Week 3  Learning Team Parenting and Education During Early Childhood Paper


 
Instructions:

Prepare a 1,200- to 1,400-word paper in which you examine various

forms of caregivers, parenting styles, and early childhood education. Be

sure to include the following items in your assessment:

  • Evaluate the different types of parenting styles and their influence on

development during infancy and early childhood.

  • Compare and contrast at least two different kinds of caregivers (e.g.,

stay at home parent, daycare, grandparent, nanny) and the positive

and/or negative impacts on development during infancy and early

childhood.

  • Discuss how early childhood education has evolved and its impact

on cognitive development in early childhood

Use a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources.

 

 

WEEK 4


 
PSY 490  Week 4 Individual Assignment Pay It Forward

 

 
Instructions:

Perform an anonymous act of kindness. Examples include helping

someone carry groceries, paying for a stranger’s coffee, donating time

or money to a cause you believe in, and so forth.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word summary of your experience.

Address the following:

  • Compare the respective roles of altruism, personal and professional

social responsibility, and codependency.

  • How does altruism apply to psychology or psychological principles?
  • How does altruism improve the human condition? Are there limits to

altruism?

  • What are some personal and professional responsibilities related to

altruism?

  • What is the future of psychology, specifically in relation to altruism, in

contemporary society?

 

 

WEEK 5


 
PSY 490  Week 5 Individual Assignment Self-Reflection Paper


 
Instructions:

Choose an article from this week's Electronic Reserve Readings.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper on the article you have chosen.

Discuss how the article can enhance your professional and education

decisions in the future. Additionally, explain how you will apply the

information in the article to your everyday lifestyle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PSY 490  Week 5  Learning Team Psychology Game

 

 

Instructions:

Develop a 20-minute Jeopardy game presentation that integrates the

breadth and depth of core psychology knowledge.

Search the Internet for a Microsoft® PowerPoint® jeopardy game

template.

Include the following topics in your game:

  • Holistic approach to prior learning
  • Integrating psychology into your personal life
  • Psychology across all disciplines
  • Integrating psychology into career and educational decisions
  • Your personal learning theory

 

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