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PSY 305 Week 1 Letter to Admissions Board (New Syllabus)

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PSY 305 Week 1 Letter to Admissions Board Resources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website, University Library, the Internet (please make sure that you review the Class Message on Resources). Consider this scenario: You are working to be accepted to a program and part of the approval process is to write a letter to the admissions board. Be creative in your letter and include charts, graphs, and images that support your points.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word letter that includes the following: 

Describe at least three benefits of majoring in psychology and why those are appealing to you. (Hint - benefits are discussed in your readings this week). *Make sure these are solid reasons and not just "I want to help people, etc." Compare similarities and differences between two areas of specialization in psychology that interest you, and provide an example of a career in each area of specialization. Of those two careers, discuss the training (education) required and the average salary.

Format your letter consistent with APA guidelines.


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PSY 305 Week 2 Research and APA Guidelines (New Syllabus)

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PSY 305 Week 2 Research and APA Guidelines Resource: American Psychological Association website. *The Center for Writing Excellence is also a great resource here, especially for the APA formatting part of this assignment. Research is an important part of the learning process and in the field of psychology. The difference between good and poor research is often the lack of understanding the process and importance of sources. APA is a part of the research process. For this assignment you are assuming the role of an instructor who is presenting on research and APA guidelines. Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes that includes the following: 

The steps of the research process using a diagram. (How do you put together a good - well researched and well written paper or project)? A list of 8 to 10 credible research strategies, and explain how they may be used. *Remember you would be gathering existing research here, not conducting your own, original research The differences and similarities of peer-reviewed resources and resources that are not peer-reviewed. *Make sure you explain why is one is better than the other to use in a scholarly paper or project


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An outline of the APA guidelines that govern the style and structure of research Expectations for your course according to your reading and the current version of the APA manual. Make sure you are discussing formatting requirements that apply to Undergraduates and Undergraduate papers. These are different than the research articles you will read - pay attention to basics like the title page.

Incorporate at least two peer reviewed sources in your presentation. Include at least one APA-formatted citation example, both in-text, and end text citations. Format any citations in your presentation consistent with APA guidelines. ==============================================

PSY 305 Week 3 Personal Career Goal Paper (New Syllabus)

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PSY 305 Week 3 Personal Career Goal Paper Resources: Week 1 Assignment: Letter to the Admissions Board, University Library, and the Internet. In Week 1, you researched two careers in psychology that are of interest to you professionally. This week, you will choose one area to focus on and find additional information related to that career.


Locate an article in the University Library that discusses an area of psychology you are interested in. Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper that includes the following:     

A summary of the article. An explanation of how this career aligns with your professional interests. An explanation of the steps needed to find a job in your selected field of psychology. A description of how you would develop your skills in this field based on the information presented in the article and your readings. Identify a professional organization that aligns with this field. Describe the resources that are provided by that organization.

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PSY 305 Week 4 Ethical Principles Paper (New Syllabus)

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PSY 305 Week 4 Ethical Principles Paper Ethics are an important part of the field of psychology. Violating the ethical principles has a wide-reaching effect on an organization and those involved. View the APA website. *APA has many publications - the website would be a good starting place, but you can use any APA publication for this assignment. Locate an article on the website regarding ethical issues. Sometimes students have trouble finding or picking an article. You might try a search that includes some common ethical issues in the search terms. For example: informed consent, confidentiality, dual relationships, etc. Make sure that the issue clearly involves the psychological field and the ethical issues effecting psychologists. Make sure you present a conflict or discussion, not a review of ethical principles. Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that discusses the following:   

The issue in detail The ethical principle in this article that has been violated Diversity implications that are involved. Diversity here refers to special considerations or populations. Is this issue unique to gender, sexuality, race or age? Why or why not? A mitigation strategy for the ethical issue. Mitigation means solution. If your article offers a solution, present this and explain whether you agree with the solution or not. If there is no solution given, then suggest one.

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PSY 305 Week 4 Prescription Privileges Argument (New Syllabus)

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PSY 305 Week 4 Prescription Privileges Argument An ongoing debate in the field of psychology is about whether psychologists should be able to prescribe psychotropic drugs or not. Research articles on prescription privileges for psychologists. Faculty will assign each team member to one of the two sides of this debate: 1. Psychologists should be allowed to dispense psychotropic medication. 2. Psychologists should not be allowed to dispense psychotropic medication. Individually, create a 175- to 260-word summary defending the side of the issue you were assigned. Each individual summary must:  

Explain your position. Explain the research that supports your positi

As a team, discuss professional ethical positions and try to build consensus. Make sure that as you debate this topic that you realize that prescription privleges cannot be granted without additional training for psychologists. In other words, don't make your argument that


psychologists are not educated enough to prescribe meds, because they are not. Privleges could only come after additional training. Write a 350- to 700-word summary of the team's debate. The summary should include:   

Points of agreement related to the issue. Points of disagreement related to the issue. How the team ended the debate and if common ground was discovered.

Format any citations in your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

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PSY 305 Week 5 Confidentiality and Informed Consent Paper (New Syllabus)

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PSY 305 Week 5 Confidentiality and Informed Consent Paper In this course, you have learned about the various jobs and careers available in psychology. Some of the key components centered on ethics and client interaction. This week, you learned about confidentiality and


informed consent. Consider what you learned throughout this course as you complete this assignment. Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that discusses the following:     

What is informed consent? What is confidentiality? Compare the relationship of informed consent and confidentiality. What are the implications if informed consent and confidentiality are not followed? Discuss processes to ensure that clients understand these policies. Make sure you are addressing these concepts as they apply to therapy, not just research.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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