Describe the historical development of an area of applied psychology.

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Subject: Research Writing

Write a 3-5 page paper that discusses one aspect of applied psychology (applied behavioral analysis, counseling psychology, sports psychology, industrial and organizational [I/O] psychology, legal psychology, or human factors psychology).

Introduction

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

Competency 1: Apply scholarly literature in the study of history and systems to topics in psychology.
Apply two scholarly sources on the history and systems of psychology.
Competency 2: Analyze the major events, schools of thought, and cultural influences that have affected the development of psychology as a discipline and science.
Describe the historical development of an area of applied psychology.
Analyze the societal or cultural needs that led to the development of this area of psychology.
Competency 3: Analyze how theory and knowledge from scholarly literature in the study of history and systems informs professional behavior and guides social thinking.
Analyze how the history of this area of psychology informs professional behaviors.
Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in the field of psychology.
Communicate in an organized, clear manner that demonstrates purpose, use of evidence, and correct sentence structure, with a scholarly tone.
Follow current APA guidelines for in-text citations and reference lists.
Create APA-style title page with running head.
Overview

This activity gives you the opportunity to take a deep dive into an area of applied psychology that interests you.

Scenario

Imagine you are applying for a researcher’s position in the psychological services department at a large health care organization. You are among three finalists for the job. The next step in the hiring process is to submit a brief white paper that discusses a specific area of applied psychology that interests you. A white paper is an authoritative report intended to help readers understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision.

Assessment Preparation

Prepare a 35 page white paper discussing one aspect of applied psychology (applied behavioral analysis, counseling psychology, sports psychology, I/O psychology, legal psychology, or human factors psychology). To prepare for this paper, choose from the articles below or research your own. You may use these as sources for the assessment:

Counseling Psychology
Lester, J. N., Wong, Y. J., OReilly, M., & Kiyimba, N. (2018). Discursive psychology: Implications for counseling psychology. The Counseling Psychologist, 46(5), 576607.
Oh, J., Stewart, A. E., & Phelps, R. E. (2017). Topics in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, 19632015. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 64(6), 604615.

In your paper, do the following:

Describe this area of applied psychology.
What does it focus on?
What does it do?
What are the key ideas, figures, or psychological theories?
Analyze the societal or cultural needs that led to the development of this area of psychology.
Analyze how the history of this area of psychology informs professional behaviors.
Additional Requirements

You do not need an index or abstract for this paper. Use the APA Paper Template [DOCX].

Length: 35 page paper.
Written communication: Must be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Resources and citations: A minimum of two scholarly sources is required. A maximum of one nonscholarly but credible source may be used in addition to the two scholarly sources. Format according to current APA guidelines.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.