Perspectives in Psychology are our basic “theories” on how we understand human and animal behavior. In a 3-4 page APA paper use the 3 perspectives you selected in Module 2 > Neurology and discuss them in detail. This is a WORD or pdf document!
REFER TO THE SAMPLE PAPER for how to FORMAT and what to include.
Basic Format of an APA Paper:
Cover Page (Page 1)
Abstract (Page 2)
Introduction Paragraph (3-5 sentences)
Perspective 1 (about one page)
Perspective 2 (about one page)
Perspective 3 (about one page)
Conclusion Paragraph (3-5 sentence)
Reminder – EVERY SENTENCE which uses a source for the information requires an in-text citation which is usually comprised of authors last name and the year published (Johnson, 2020). This goes INSIDE the period of the sentence which information was used from that source. All information from sources should be reworded into your own words. Get creative, rearrange, make different word choices, use synonyms, and paraphrase. For every parenthetic citation there should be a reference on the reference page which has all the required information so that if I wanted to look up the specific location which you got the information from – I could.
Make sure you discuss at least the following :
1) Founder of that theory if applicable. If there is no specific founder, provide major personalities who made contributions to the perspective.
2) Major contributions of that theory to Psychology
3) How they are used today, in 2018-2022
The seven major perspectives you can choose from include : Evolutionary, Sociocultural, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Cognitive, Behaviorism and Biological.
Websites: Here is an approved list of websites that you are allowed to use for research: .edu and .gov may also be used but be aware of student papers
www.scholar.google.com (remember that it is only the beginning but your sources coming from here will have additional links)
Banned Websites: do NOT use the following websites for any research paper or to fulfill the scholarly reference requirement. Points will be deducted if these sources are used. .net or .com should also never be used! These are NOT scholarly resources: