Assessment 2 Instructions: Applied Psychology in the Professions

Write a 3-5 page paper that discusses one  aspect of applied psychology (applied behavioral analysis, counseling psychology, sports psychology, industrial and  organizational [I/O] psychology, legal psychology, or human factors psychology).

Introduction

By successfully  completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following  course competencies and  assessment criteria: Competency 1: Apply scholarly literature in the study of history and  systems to topics in psychology.

Apply two scholarly sources on the history and  systems of psychology.

Competency 2: Analyze the major events, schools of thought, and  cultural influences that have  affected the development of psychology as a discipline and  science.

Describe the historical development of an area  of applied psychology.

Analyze the societal or cultural needs that led to the development of this area  of psychology.

Competency 3: Analyze how theory and  knowledge from scholarly literature in the study of history and  systems informs professional behavior and guides social thinking.

Analyze how the history of this area  of psychology informs professional behaviors.

Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly,  professional, and  consistent with expectations for professionals in the field of psychology.

Communicate in an organized, clear manner that demonstrates purpose, use of evidence, and  correct sentence structure, with a scholarly tone. Follow current APA guidelines for in-text citations and  reference lists.

Create APA-style title page with running head.

Overview

This activity gives you the opportunity to take a deep dive into an area  of applied psychology that interests you.

Scenario

Imagine you are applying for a researcher’s position in the psychological services  department at a large  health care  organization. You are among three finalists for the job. The next step in the hiring process is to submit a brief white paper that discusses a specific  area  of applied psychology that interests you. A white paper is an authoritative report intended to help  readers understand an issue,  solve a problem, or make  a decision.

Assessment Preparation

Prepare a 3–5 page white paper discussing one  aspect of applied psychology (applied behavioral analysis, counseling psychology, sports psychology, I/O psychology, legal psychology, or human factors psychology). To prepare for this paper, choose from the articles below  or research your own. You may use these as sources for the assessment:

Applied Behavioral Analysis

Furman,  T. M., & Lepper, T. L. (2018).  Appl ied  behavior  analysis:  Definit ional  d ifficul t i es.  The Psychological Record, 68(1), 103–105. Greer, B. D., & Kodak, T. (2018).  Introduct ion  to t he  special   issue  on  appl  ied  behavior  a nalysis.  Learning and Motivation, 62, 1–3.

Schmitt, N. (2017). Reflections on the Journal of Applied Psychology for 1989 to 1994: Changes in major research themes and  practices over 25 years.

The Journal of Applied Psychology, 102(3), 564–568.

Counseling Psychology

Lester, J. N., Wong, Y. J., O’Reilly, M., & Kiyimba, N. (2018).

Psychologist, 46(5), 576–607.

iscursive  psychology:  Impl icat ions  for  counsel i ng  psychology.  The Counseling

Oh, J., Stewart, A. E., & Phelps, R. E. (2017). Topics in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1963–2015. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 64(6), 604–615.

Human Factors Psychology

Naikar, N. (2017).  Cognit ive  work  analysis:  An  influent ial  legac  y  ex tend ing  beyo  nd  human facto rs  a nd  eng  i n e e ri n g .  Applied Ergonomics, 59, 528–540.

Ghislieri, C., Molino, M., & Cortese C. G. (2018).

ork  and   organizat ional  psychology  looks  at t h e  four t h  indus trial  revolut i o n:  H o w  to s up p o rt wo rkers and   organizat ions?  Frontiers in Psychology.https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02365/full

Legal Psychology

Grey, I., AlMazrouei,  A., Thomas, J., & Randall, P. (2018).  Forensic  psychology  and   Islamic  jurisprudence.  Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 21(1), 20–34.

Neal,  T. M. S. (2018).  Forensic  psychology  and   correct ional  psycho logy:  Dist i nct but  rela ted s ubfields  o f  psycho lo gi ca l s cie n ce  a n d  pra ct i ce.  The

American Psychologist, 73(5), 651–662.

Sports Psychology

Cooke, A., & Ring, C. (2019).  Psychophysiology  of  sport, exercise,  and   pe rformance: Pa s t, pres  ent, a nd  future.  Sport, Exercise,  and  Performance

Psychology, 8(1), 1–6.

Schinke,  R. J., Blodgett, A. T., Ryba, T. V., Kao, S. F., & Middleton, T. R. F. (2019).  Cul tural  sport psychology  as  a  pat hway  to  advances in  ident i ty a nd set t lement  research to pract ice.  Psychology of Sport and  Exercise,  42, 58–65.

Assessment Instructions

In your paper, do the following:

Describe this area  of applied psychology.

What does it focus on? What does it do?

What are the key ideas, figures,  or psychological theories?

Analyze the societal or cultural needs that led to the development of this area  of psychology. Analyze how the history of this area  of psychology informs professional behaviors.

Additional Requirements

You do not need an index  or abstract for this paper. Use the  APA  Paper Template  [DOCX].

Length: 3–5 page paper.

Written communication: Must be  free of errors  that detract from the overall message.

Resources and citations: A minimum  of two scholarly sources is required. A maximum of one  nonscholarly but credible source may be  used in addition to the two scholarly sources. Format according to current APA guidelines.

Font and font size: Times New Roman,  12 point.

Competencies Measured

By successfully  completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following  course competencies and  assessment criteria: Competency 1: Apply scholarly literature in the study of history and  systems to topics in psychology.

Apply two scholarly sources on the history and  systems of psychology.

Competency 2: Analyze the major events, schools of thought, and  cultural influences that have  affected the development of psychology as a discipline and  science.

Describe the historical development of an area  of applied psychology.

Analyze the societal or cultural needs that led to the development of this area  of psychology.

Competency 3: Analyze how theory and  knowledge from scholarly literature in the study of history and  systems informs professional behavior and guides social thinking.

Analyze how the history of this area  of psychology informs professional behaviors.

Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly,  professional, and  consistent with expectations for professionals in the field of psychology.

Communicate in an organized, clear manner that demonstrates purpose, use of evidence, and  correct sentence structure, with a scholarly tone.

Follow current APA guidelines for in-text citations and  reference lists. Create APA-style title page with running head.

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