As you have gathered in the previous weeks, social psychological insight is relevant to many fields. Some branches of social psychology are specifically focused on application.  In this discussion, we will consider practical applications beyond the scope of previous material.

To inform your thinking on this topic, begin by perusing The Stanford SPARQ Solutions Catalog (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..  Consider the recommended readings to gain additional insight regarding systematic application of social psychology to various fields.

Then, select an applied branch of social psychology:  psychology and law/forensic psychology, military psychology, health psychology, environmental psychology, etc.  Locate a peer-reviewed, empirical article (i.e., an article that describes a research study, not merely a theoretical review) written from your chosen field.  Summarize the theoretical background of the issue at hand and describe research methods used to investigate this phenomenon.  Explain the social variables that contribute to the thoughts, feelings, or actions under review.   Generate potential applications for the insight gleaned from the article you reviewed, and interpret application of social psychological insight to specific careers in this field.

Your initial post should be 500-1000 words in length and must contain a minimum of one scholarly, peer-reviewed reference, in addition to required course resources as applicable.  Additional credible references are encouraged.

4 Page Health Transcript (For Pro Dan ONLY)

IImagine that you are working at a community health center as a health coach and a physician asks you to speak with a 15-year old female who has recently had difficulty taking her asthma medication as prescribed. 

According to the physician, her parents always administered her medication when she was a child, but they started involving her more in her self-management care about 2 years ago. She was doing well adhering to the regimen, but she reports that she has been forgetting over the past few months and doesn’t feel like taking the medication anymore. The doctor notes she has some symptoms of wheeziness, but otherwise, she seems to be fine. 

Write a transcript of a conversation you might have with her during the Engaging part of the process. Create comments in the margins to explain, using the track change feature in Word.   4  pages not including reference or title page APA style.   5 scholarly resources 


Search for pertinent journal articles related to bullying and how it affects children’s education. From your research, develop a reference list of articles and include the following:

Use the purpose statement and research question below and  begin searching the literature for pertinent journal articles related to your chosen topic. From your research, develop a reference list of articles and include the following:

• A title page

• A brief abstract

• An introduction to the topic

• A summary of the general theme(s) that you observe throughout all the articles.

• A minimum of 10 articles from refereed (i.e., peer-reviewed) professional publications (not websites or newsletters). At least 2 of the articles you select must use a quantitative research design, and at least 2 of the articles must use a qualitative research design.

• Below each reference, include either the published abstract or develop an abstract summarizing the content of the article.

• The articles must be from a peer reviewed journal and written in the last five years.

This list will help you to complete your Literature Review later in the course.

Be sure to format all article references according to correct APA format. Review the Sample Topical Reference List and the Topical Reference List Grading Rubric before submitting your assignment.

Be sure to format all article references according to correct APA format. Review the Sample Topical Reference List and the Topical Reference List Grading Rubric before submitting your assignment.

Submit this assignment by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, February 2nd.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of this study is to discover how students are impacted by bullying (academically, emotionally, behaviorally, etc.) and how this affects their overall education.

Research Questions

1. How does School Bullying’s effect a student’s education?

2. How are teachers handling bullying situations in the classroom? 

3. Are students who have been being bullied being given the coping skills to appropriately deal with the situation?

4. Does every child that has been bullied report the incident to their teacher? What about Cyberbullying?

Reflective Paper

Week 6 Final Paper

Submit Assignment

  • Due Monday by 11:59pm
  • Points 30
  • Submitting a file upload

Reflective Paper

This assignment requires that you synthesize your learning and reflection in the context of the following:
In your Reflective Paper, discuss some of the specific information you learned in this course and the value that they have added to your body of knowledge. Discuss the anticipated impact of this information on your personal and professional life. You may focus on two or three of the topics as a basis for your work:

  • State the major tenets of classical conditioning, instrumental conditioning, and memory (as it relates to learning) as they apply to the field of psychology.
  • Explore and analyze the relevance of issues of diversity in learning and memory.
  • Develop and improve an ability to deconstruct different psychiatric disorders through the view of the learning theorist.
  • Demonstrate critical comparative psychology skills in order to determine important similarities and differences in the various counseling approaches and interventions using the different learning theories.

Must be 6 to 8 double-spaced pages, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in your approved APA style guide. (Please remember that body length does not include cover page or reference page).
Must include a cover page that includes:

  • Student’s name
  • Course name and number
  • Title of paper
  • Instructor’s name
  • Date submitted
  • Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. 
  • Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
  • Must use APA style as outlined in your approved APA style guide to document all sources. 
  • Must include at least two (2) relevant research articles which:
  1. support the methodological relevance of your topic,
  2. discuss previous work on research and analysis in the area, and
  3. cover research aspects of the evaluation methods of previous work and their current day implications and applications.

Must include, on the final page, a reference list that is completed according to APA style as outlined in your approved APA style guide.

Point Value of this Assignment: 30



  1. Textbook
    Terry, W.S. (2018). Learning & memory: Basic principles, processes, and procedures. (5th ed.) United Kingdom: Routledge.
            Chapter 12: Individual Differences in Learning and Memory 


  1. Video:
    Discovering Psychology: Responsive Brain: (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
    This video depicts neuro-cognitive responsivity to learning and experience. Click “view programs,” click “Discovering Psychology: Updated Edition,” Find the assigned video for the week and click on the VoD icon (make sure pop up blocker is off).

Final paper

       Here you are just synthesizing what you have learned throughout the course. Make sure to thoroughly discuss the 2-3 points you’ve decided to focus on.  Ask yourself how a learning theorist might view a certain psychiatric disorder, so you might pick apart the criteria needed to diagnose a particular disorder and discuss it through the lens of learning theory and contrast that with another theorist. Use your critical thinking skills to discuss different learning theories and how they apply to counseling and interventions. How might they differ from each other when it comes to counseling? How are they similar?

As always, please let me know if any part of any discussion or assignment isn’t clear.


Gordon, J.A. (2011). Students with TBI: Recommendations for rehabilitation. Journal of Medical Rehabilitation 11(1) 55-60.