Description Paper- Applying Psychology to My Life APPLYING PSYCHOLOGY TO MY LIFEThis assignment is due by 11:59pm Sunday night, March 1st.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. I have guidelines on using the APA format and citing sources in Student Resources for you. To submit your paper click on the Applying Psychology to My Life Paper link under Week 3. Then click on the View/Complete link at the bottom of the page. Then attach your paper. Follow the directions below for a step-by-step process.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): Use a 12 pt Arial or Times New Roman 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”). http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/cite6.html Tips: Use spell and grammar check Make sure you indented paragraphs (5 spaces in) Balance – Each paragraph should be similar in length Citing Sources:Parenthetical (In-Text) CitationsA parenthetical (in-text) citation 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.Place the author’s name and the source’s date of publication in parentheses immediately after the end of the cited material. If it is a direct quote, include the page number as well. For example: “Psychology is defined as the science of behavior and mental processes” (Coon, 2012 p. 12).If you have paraphrased the information then you do not need to include the page number. For example: Psychology is a scientific field that specifically studies both mental processes and the associated behaviors (Coon, 2012).Helpful Tips Always use spell and grammar check Make sure you indented the paragraphs (5 spaces in) Balance – Each paragraph should be similar in length Review the APA video and resource in Student Resources under Course Home You can send your paper to the Keiser OWL (Online Writing Lab) for review and to ask for help. A Quick Guide to Referencing SourcesBookAuthor, 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. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Article or Chapter in an Edited BookAuthor, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: 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). New York, NY: Springer. Article from Library DatabaseAuthor, 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:0000000/000000000000Example: 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 JournalAuthor, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/Example:Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A list apart: For people who make websites, 149. Retrieved from http://www.alistapart.com/articles/writeliving Web PageAuthor, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Retrieved from http://webaddress.comExample: Cressia, L. L. (1997). Copyright and fair use: Future of fair use. Retrieved from http://www.cas.usf.edu/english/walker/courses/fall97/concl.html Web Page without AuthorBipolar disorder. National Institute of Mental Health. Retrieved from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder/complete-index.shtml Online Lecture Notes or Presentation SlidesHallam, A. Duality in consumer theory [PDF document]. Retrieved from Lecture Notes Online Web site: http://www.econ.iastate.edu/classes/econ501/Hallam/index.html Newspaper ArticleAuthor, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/Example: Parker-Pope, T. (2008, May 6). Psychiatry handbook linked to drug industry. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com Graphics, Audio, or Video FilesCBS News. (2006). MLK Jr.’s legacy [Video]. Available from http://www.cbsnews.comFor files without titles, use the file name instead. press-image4.jpg [Graphic]. Retrieved from http://universe.nasa.gov/images/press-image4.jpg Online Encyclopedias or DictionariesFeminism. (n.d.). In Encyclopædia Britannica online. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/724633/feminism BlogsBartow, A. (2006, March 26). Parody is fair use! Sivacracy.net. Retrieved from http://www.nyu.edu/classes/siva/Psychology Video Blog #3 [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqM90eQi5-M Interview, Emails, or other Personal CommunicationNo 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).Example of how this would be presented as an in-text citation: E. Robbins also claimed that many of her students had difficulties with APA style (personal communication, January 4, 2001). Reference : Purdue Online Writing Lab. Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/A Few Other Helpful Websites on Referencing Sources APA Online – Electronic Resources: http://www.apastyle.org/elecref.html The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Keiser is a great resource! -They will read and help you edit your papers. APA Power Point Presentation under the Course Home heading of your Student Resources APA Citation Guide: How to cite anything in APA Format – Bib Me http://www.bibme.org/citation-guide/apa/ Online Writing Lab at Purdue University: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ Grading Grid Item Description Percent Grade Four concepts identified with personal application (20 points each) 80% APA-style in-text citations (at least three) 10% APA-style references list at end of paper 10% Total 100% There will be a 20 pt. penalty for writing less than 750 words on this assignment. There will be a 10pt. penalty for each day the assignment is late. It is due Sunday, by midnight, at the end of week 3. There will be a 100 pt. penalty for plagiarizing. This means a 0. If in doubt, cite, cite, cite. Last, but not least, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Week 3 Discussion Forum This is our third discussion and it ends 11:59pm Sunday night, March 1st. In order to avoid having 20 points deducted from your discussion grade, please make sure to submit your first post by 11:59pm Thursday night.MotivationPlease describe a goal that you set and met — how did you go about meeting that goal, and what was behind your motivation toward that goal? Please describe a time in which you set a goal, but you did not reach that goal — what were the reasons you did not achieve that goal? How did motivation play into that situation?IMPORTANT:1.) 3 posts per discussion 2.) First post must be at least 200 words 3.) Second post must be at least 150 words 4.) Third post must be at least 150 words 5.) First post must be submitted by 11:59pm Thursday6.) First post must contain at least one source Psychology Discussion Requirements Psychology Discussion Requirements You are required to have 3 posts in each discussion and these three posts must be made on three separate days. The first post is the initial response to the question that appropriately and completely addresses the topic. This must be completed by 11:59 p.m.(EST) Thursday night. It is best to post it at the beginning of the week. The remaining two posts are responses to two different classmates. The first response to a classmate is due Saturday at 11:59 p.m.(EST) and the second response to a classmate is due on Sunday at 11:59 p.m.(EST). Responses to me do not count as a response to another student; however, I will interact with each of you throughout the course. I encourage you to respond back. If you do not post on three separate days you will lose points (possible 15 point deduction). There will be a deduction of 5 points per day that the initial post is late. Posts are not accepted after the week closes on Sunday night. Psych Discussion Post Due By Cited Source – In Text and Reference Word Count Point Value Post 1 – Initial Response is well organized, includes a citation, addresses topic, and demonstrates critical thinking Thursday Yes – mandatory 200 50 points Post 2 – Response to 1st student is well organized, includes classmate’s name, addresses topic, and demonstrates critical thinking Saturday Not required, but must cite any work used 150 25 points Post 3 – Response to 2nd student is well organized, includes classmate’s name, addresses topic, and demonstrates critical thinking Sunday Not required, but must cite any work used 150 25 points Your initial post (your response to the topic) must contain a citation. It is your ideas supported by research. Please refer to the APA Power Point in the Start Here section of the classroom for information on proper formatting. There will be a deduction of 20 points for failure to cite a source within your initial post and to provide a reference at the end of your initial post. Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and each response must be a minimum of 150 words. Please double-check your word count. Only posts that meet the word count requirements receive credit. Post your word count at the end of each post. There will be a 5 point deduction for each failure to provide a word count. Please address fellow students and professor by name. There will be a 5 point deduction for each failure to address by name. Please use spell-check and proper grammar. Points will be deducted for each spelling and grammatical error up to 10 points for each post. PSYCHOLOGY DISCUSSION RUBRIC Criteria Exemplary (100%)50/50 Above Average (89%)45/ 50 Satisfactory (79%)40/ 50 Approaches Standard (69%)35/ 50 Needs Improvement (59%)30/ 50 Unsatisfactory (0)0/ 50 Initial Post (50) Reveals mastery of the material, critical assessment, and thorough exploration of the subject matter. Demonstrates mastery of grammar, punctuation, spelling, mechanics, and usage and with no errors. Reveals some mastery of the material although further exploration would have increased the value of the post; some critical assessment although portions of the material may be vague. Demonstrates proficiency of grammar, punctuation, spelling, mechanics, and usage with fewer than three errors Reveals knowledge of the subject matter although more exploration is needed; some critical assessment was noted although more in-depth perspective would have enhanced the work. Understanding of grammar, punctuation, spelling, mechanics, and usage with fewer than five errors May highlight what the reading material offers but does not apply further exploration of the subject matter; critical assessment is lacking. Improvement in some areas of grammar, punctuation, spelling, mechanics, and usage; fewer than ten errors but retains clarity throughout most of post. Uses personal opinion only without any exploration of additional possibilities; no critical assessment is noted. Needs improvement in grammar, punctuation, spelling, mechanics, and usage; more than fifteen errors; errors affect clarity of post. Unable to score because there was no engagement in the discussion. Criteria 25/25per post 22/ 25per post 20/ 25per post 17/ 25per post 15/ 25per post 0/ 25per post Peer Responses (25 per post) Promotes further discussion on the subject matter through thought-provoking peer responses; demonstrates depth of analysis of topic and peer’s post; source support in proper APA format, grammar, punctuation, spelling, mechanics and usage with no errors Promotes further discussion on the subject matter through meaningful comments that demonstrate understanding of topic and peer’s post. Source support may not fully use proper APA format, grammar, punctuation, spelling, mechanics and usage with fewer than three errors Engages peers but does not promote further consideration of the material so that additional learning takes place. Source support may not be scholarly or in the appropriate APA format, grammar, punctuation, spelling, mechanics and usage with fewer than five errors. Peer engagement does not encourage depth of academic thought or is based on personal opinion only. Source support may not be scholarly or in the appropriate APA format, with fewer than ten errors in grammar, spelling, mechanics and usage Peer responses do not add substance or promote engagement in the discussion in a meaningful way; comments are superficial or off topic. Extremely limited or no source support noted; improper or missing APA format, and grammar, spelling, mechanics affect clarity Unable to score because there was no engagement in the discussion. Professionalism is a very serious matter in your online class at Keiser University and in the field of psychology. Our mission is to provide you with an education that prepares you to succeed in the workplace and in graduate programs. Please use the following guidelines in our discussion forum and in all communication at Keiser University: I will “listen” to others respectfully. I recognize that online learning is devoid of physical cues that often support communication and will strive to use language that clearly expresses my views. I will strive to utilize language that is thoughtful, respectful, and collegial when communicating with my fellow students. When I disagree with someone, I will critique his/her ideas in a respectful and constructive manner. I will try to understand other people’s behaviors and perspectives rather than simply criticize them. I will avoid stereotypes and humor that is disparaging of others. I will avoid texting language, slang, or other non-professional communication. PREVIEW – Final Exam Review Attached Files: PSY 1012 Final Exam Review – Coon 2019.doc PSY 1012 Final Exam Review – Coon 2019.doc – Alternative Formats (58.5 KB) You will take the Final Exam in Week 4. Please use this study guide to help you prepare for it.
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