Foundational psychological theory


Use the APA Paper Template to complete the following:

· Write a 3–5 content-page paper that describes a real-world problem from the chosen scenario with support from theory and research.

· Use one of the following scenarios and supporting resources from Week 6’s Prepare: Choose Your Scenario activity as the basis for this assignment:

. Scenario 1: Mars Mission.

. Scenario 2: Office Decor.

. Scenario 3: Youth Sports.

. Scenario 4: Anti-marijuana Campaign.

· Use in-text citations in the paper and create title and reference pages.

· Use the following Capella University Library resources to conduct research:

How to Use Databases A-Z .

Finding Articles: Psychology Research Guide (BS) .

Databases A-Z: Psychology: Articles .

Use the following headings to organize your paper:

Title page:

· Follow the template instructions.


· Apply a foundational psychological theory to address the problem in the selected scenario.

. Summarize the identified problem in the selected scenario.

Foundational Theory:

· Describe the theory or theories that apply to your scenario.

Research Method and Findings:

· Apply findings from scholarly research to the problem in your scenario.

· Describe the research methods outlined in your scholarly research articles.

Mental Health and Well-Being:

· Speculate how the problem could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.


· Follow the template instructions.

Assignment Requirements

· Written communication: Writing should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.

· APA formatting: References and citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting.

· Paper length: 3–5 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title page and references page.

· Resources: A minimum of three professional and scholarly sources: two or more of these should be scholarly (peer-reviewed journal articles); a professional source may be a textbook or other resource. Please avoid popular media sources.

· Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

· SafeAssign: Use the SafeAssign Draft option to check your writing and ensure that you have paraphrased, quoted, and cited your sources appropriately.

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