Throughout the course, you will work toward developing a path to transform your passions in the field of psychology into a reality. Whether you have a vague or clear idea of what you would like to do and why, and what groups you want to impact, this project and related course experiences will help you clarify that vision and create specific actions to start moving toward it from the start of your program.
Throughout the course, we provide activities and discussions to guide you, step by step, in completing the project assignments. Be sure to come back to this overview and look ahead to your assignments as you progress through the course. This will ensure you make important connections between the weekly activities and your project assignments. It will also help you effectively and efficiently make use of your time in the course.
WEEK 4 – YOUR VISION AS A MULTICULTURAL PRACTITIONER-SCHOLAR
This assignment asks you to now put your ideas together in your vision as a multicultural practitioner-scholar. The assignment also provides the opportunity to receive feedback from your instructor to help you further clarify your vision of your future in the field of psychology.
Week 4: The assignment due this week, Your Vision as a Multicultural Practitioner-Scholar, is a 2–3 page writing assignment in which you discuss what being a multicultural practitioner-scholar means to you and how it will influence your career. – 20% of the grade. View Scoring Guide
WEEK 6 – LITERATURE REVIEW
Critical thinking is a skill you will use no matter what specialization you choose. For this assignment you will use critical thinking tools to synthesize a cohesive review of literature concerning your research question. You will start working on this assignment early in the course by choosing a research question related to your vision and specialization, finding scholarly articles relevant to the topic, and summarizing the articles you find. Next, you will synthesize those articles into a literature review in order to gather additional insights about your interests, potential career setting, and professional practice.
Week 6: Now that you have found resources related to your research question, the next step is to look further into how they relate to each other and shed light on your research question. For your assignment this week, write a 4–5 page Literature Review that synthesizes the resources you’ve found on your research topic. – 30% of the grade. View Scoring Guide
WEEK 9 – YOUR CAREER IN PSYCHOLOGY
Once you clarify your passions and interests in psychology and tap into your purpose to create a clear and inspiring vision and goals for your future career, it is time to create the path for action. This final assignment in Week 9 provides you an opportunity to transform your vision into reality. You will connect your vision and goals to the competencies and requirements in your field and create specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timed steps to become a practitioner-scholar in the field of psychology.
Week 9: For this week’s assignment, you will complete the Your Career in Psychology assignment, a 5–7 page paper in which you will further define your vision, analyze the requirements needed for achieving your vision, and create an action plan to achieve your goals. – 30% of the grade. View Scoring Guide