Good morning fabulous learners!!
Just to give you a “heads up” about the Unit 9 paper. It is NOT like the Unit 5 or 7 papers. Those were research based papers that required you to do some outside investigations, gathering information and data to create a review of existing studies or a plan (proposal) for a study of your own. Those two don’t necessarily have anything to do with the paper in Unit 9.
The Unit 9 paper is asking you only to think about (reflect) on your experiences in the course and then, talk about how you would apply those experiences and what you learned to some real world situations like your future academic work, career, your profession, other professions, and society as a whole. How did this course affect your beliefs and values? You only need to talk about the assignments in Units 5 and 7 if they added something to your experience of the course that would be useful in those areas just described. If they did, by all means mention them and remember to cite a source if you are talking about studies already published that you used in those papers.
For some peers, the information in the papers applies directly to these areas of life or other professions and should be a part of this paper. In other cases, the topics in the papers do not apply or had no impact on you, on our profession, or on other professions so there is no need to discuss them.
For your Study Applications assignment, you will apply learnings from the course as well as personal and professional ethics and behaviors. You will consider ways to apply your findings from your literature review and your proposed study, as well as principles, theories, and research in biological psychology to other careers outside of psychology, and to society in the form of public policy and professional practice.
To create your Study Applications, address the questions that follow. Use research findings reported in the articles you reported in Unit 7, along with other sources, such as previous readings from the course, the textbook, and additional Capella library sources to support and add depth to your answers. Your references should appear at the end of the paper. The entire paper must be in current APA style and format.
Identify careers, other than psychology, that might benefit from a foundational knowledge of biological psychology.
How can principles and theories of biological psychology be applied in professional practice in psychology and other professions?
Within a context of social and cultural differences, describe practical applications of biological psychology to understanding values that underlie society, and the role of ethics in social practices and behaviors.
How relevant has studying biological psychology been to your life, and how will you apply what you have learned in this course to your life?
Format your paper using the following headings, as well as the Study Applications Template (linked in Resources):
You may insert additional subheadings where necessary.
Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Format: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting. Use the Study Application Template, linked in Resources. In the final section of the assignment you are asked to apply the theories and principles of biological psychology to your own life and career. In this portion of the assignment, first-person language is acceptable; in other sections, the third-person rule continues to apply.
Number of resources: Minimum of 3–5 peer-reviewed journal articles.
Length of paper: 10–15 typed, double-spaced pages.
Font and font size: Times new Roman, 12 point.