Choose one (1) psychological concept from the list provided below or another concept from your webtext. Then, search online for an article that discusses how the concept you chose is relevant to your major or career field. For example, type into google or the search engine of your choice, “Management and operant conditioning” or “Finance and the intuitive heuristic.” The article you choose should be from a reputable news or information source (not a blog, wiki, Q&A site, or editable content site).

Write a 3-4 page paper in which you address all of the following:

Give the complete reference for the article and provide the link to the article. (5%)
Summarize the ways the article discusses that psychology is related to your career field. (25%)
Discuss at least three ways that you can use your new understanding of psychology in your everyday personal and/or professional life. (35%)
Does the information presented in the article you chose represent the author’s opinion or verified research? Is the information credible? How do you know? (25%)

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: (10%)

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA format.
Use proper spelling, grammar, sentence structure, and support for your ideas.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.
Include a reference page (in APA format) listing all sources used in this writing assignment.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Identify ways that psychology is related to student’s career field.
Relate specific psychological concepts (e.g., research methods, brain-based behavior, nature-nurture, lifespan development, learning theories, psychological disorders, and memory and cognition) to career field.
Relate psychological concepts to real-word personal and professional situations.
Understand how to evaluate the credibility of sources of information.
Use technology and information resources to understand the relevance of psychological concepts.
Write clearly and concisely about psychology using proper writing mechanics.

Examples of Psychological Concepts

Hindsight bias
Serial position effect
Intuitive heuristic
Operant conditioning
Social Learning Theory
Mental illnesses
Labeling people with disorders
Development across the lifespan
The scientific method
Eyewitness testimony
Prejudice and stereotypes
Foot-in-the-door strategy
Door-in-the-face strategy
Achievement motivation
The anchoring effect
Group think
Any other psychological concept that is discussed in your webtext!

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