MODULE 5 ASSIGNMENT
Topic: Outline - Social Issue as the Behaviorist Sees It
Synthesis is the process of creating a new idea by analyzing multiple disparate concepts or notions to discern the common thematic or connecting principles among them. Synthesis of research is a process learned through time and practice.
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
· Refer to the resource "Social Issue as the Behaviorist Sees It” attached to this assignment. This provides an format to be followed for this outline.
· Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments.
· Refer to Chapters 2-4 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) for specific guidelines related to doctoral-level writing. These chapters contain essential information on manuscript structure and content, clear and concise writing, and academic grammar and usage.
Using the resource "Social Issue as the Behaviorist Sees It," construct an outline for a paper that will analyze a social concern through the lens of behaviorism. To complete the outline, you will do the following:
1. Choose a social concern (e.g., prejudice/discrimination, women's rights, terrorism, homelessness, etc.) and analyze it through a behavioral framework. What solutions can behaviorism offer? What limitations exist in a behavioral interpretation of the issue?
2. Use the template provided ("Social Issue as the Behaviorist Sees It") to develop an outline. Add sub-categories to the outline as necessary. The completed outline should identify your clear intent to synthesize information from the resources.
Okon-Singer, H., Hendler, T., Pessoa, L., & Shackman. A. J. (2015). The neurobiology of emotion-cognition interactions: Fundamental questions and strategies for future research.
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 1-4. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00058
Moore, J. (2013). Tutorial: Cognitive psychology as a radical behaviorist views it. The Psychological Record, 63(3), 667-680.
Mischel, W., & Shoda, Y. (1995). A cognitive-affective system theory of personality: Reconceptualizing situations, dispositions, dynamics, and invariance in personality structure. Psychological Review, 102(2), 246-268.
PSY-803 Template: Outline for Social Issues Paper
Origins of Behaviorism
a. Engage the reader here with an interesting hook.
b. Provide context for the paper by generally discussing behaviorism and the three crucial researchers.
c. Include APA style in-text citations here when appropriate.
d. Provide a clear thesis statement here in a full sentence. In your thesis statement, make sure to integrate your choice of three researchers and how they relate to behaviorism.
II. Statement of the Problem
a. State the problem.
i. Use the form “It is not known how <insert social issue> affects daily life.”
b. Provide a brief background of the problem.
III. Behavioral Analysis of the Problem
a. Discuss how a behaviorist would analyze this problem.
b. Analyze the problem based on first theory.
c. Analyze the problem based on second theory.
d. Analyze the problem based on third theory.
IV. Behavioral Solutions
a. Discuss solutions behaviorism can offer.
i. Identify solutions from the lens of behavioral theories.
ii. Focus on behaviors.
V. Limitations of the Behavioral Solution
a. Discuss limitations present in a behavioral interpretation and solution of this problem.
b. Propose means to resolve those limitations.
a. Summarize key take-aways from each of the three researchers
i. Use APA style in-text citations.
b. Restate the thesis statement in a novel way to bring the paper full circle and tie it back to the introduction.
c. Draw conclusions considering the current literature as a single unit.
i. What is the overall message of the research/literature at hand?