This week, you will complete a two-part assignment in which you will identify a topic of interest for your Capstone Project and begin a literature review. The topic will be related to a problem that psychology grapples with to better the condition of individuals and society. In later assignments, you will develop this topic into a literature review that discusses the theory and background of the problem, as well as a presentation that explores solutions to the problem.
This week you will identify such a problem by taking the following steps:
Browse the APA topics sites listed in the resource
Choose a suggested topic and a related subtopic such as:
Emotional health and developing resiliency
Stress and ways to cope with it
Bullying and how to stop it in the schools or workplace
The environment and how to improve the interactions of people with the world to deal with environmental issues.
(Note: You may choose a different topic and subtopic pending
First, you are required to meet synchronously with your professor to be sure that your topic is viable. (If you are unable to schedule a call with your professor, send an email in which you explain your topic and receive their email approval of the topic.) After this meeting, you can complete Part 1 of your assignment.
Part 1 involves the submission of a paper that includes:
The identification of the topic and subtopic of your choice
The relevance of the topic to the field of psychology and workplace
A reflection discussing the issue and why it is of importance to you
Part 2 involves a literature search which includes:
3 to 5-peer-reviewed research articles published in the past 5-7
years, on your topic
A reference list of three scholarly articles that directly relate to this topic
Length: Part 1, 2-page paper; Part 2, 1-page list. Total length
of submission 2-3 pages.
References: Include a minimum of 3 scholarly resources.
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