Applied Psychology

4 peer review 2009-2014
Applied Psychology
Select an area of applied psychology (i.e., clinical psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, sports psychology, educational psychology, etc.) Submit a 4-5 page paper (excluding the title page and reference section) in which you discuss the origin and development of this area of psychology. Also include the primary theorists that contributed to the development and current practice of this theory. The paper should include a minimum of two references in addition to the required textbook and articles.

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Content Criteria Total: 8

The origins and development of an area of applied psychology is thoroughly explained.

The primary theorists are identified and their contributions are explained.

The current applications of this area of psychology are explained.

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Empirical research is used to support the writer’s points.

Writing and Organization CriteriaTotal: 1

Writing style is clear and concise.

Tone is academic and appropriate for the content and assignment.

Thesis statement is clearly articulated.

Structure is logical, including an introduction, body, and conclusion.

Flow is maintained by effective transitions.

Rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling are followed.

Adherence to APA formatting requirements is evident.

Research Criteria Total: 1

Sources are credible (preferably peer-reviewed), varied, relevant, and current (published within past five years); use of seminal work (e.g. Freud) is encouraged.

Sources inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving and decision-making.

Includes required number of professional/scholarly sources.

Addresses ethical considerations in research when appropriate.

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