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Psychology

Major Depressive Disorder

This week, you will select a case study you want to examine throughout the course. Each case study presents a topic and area of applied psychology. These topics will be used to study specific areas of psychology and will provide you with an opportunity to examine the uses of applied behavioral science. For example, if you select Case Study #1, you will explore the topic of severe depression from the clinical psychology perspective. If you select Case Study #5, you will explore motivation from the industrial organizational psychology perspective. For each case, you will also indicate why this topic and area of psychology are of interest to you.
Case Study #1 Clinical Psychology: Major Depressive Disorder : Joe is suffering from severe depression. His father, grandmother, and two uncles suffered with
the same condition. One of Joe’s uncles who met the criteria for Major Depressive Disorder
committed suicide at the age of 57. Joe’s depression started after he was laid off from work, and became disabling when his wife divorced him, receiving full custody of the kids and their home.
Reflect: The paper should clearly identify your case study selection, explain why you have decided to focus on this particular topic and area of psychology for your Final Paper, and explain the importance of the topic. Begin your paper with a well-written introduction that includes a succinct thesis statement, and end your paper with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. For assistance with creating a thesis statement, utilize the Thesis Generator tool on the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center website. Your introductory paragraph must include a description of the basic characteristics of science and a definition of applied behavioral science. Your conclusion must include a preliminary examination of the pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) of utilizing at least one applied behavioral science intervention method to address the concerns in the scenario you selected.
Write: The paper should be one-to-two pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. Your paper must contain at least one reference from a scholarly source that is cited according to APA style as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center and published in the past 10 years. Examples of scholarly sources include peer reviewed journal articles, research studies, professional websites with authored material, and government websites. Popular Internet sites (Wikipedia, Newsweek, New York Times, etc.) are not considered scholarly sources. For further assistance in determining whether or not a site is scholarly, be sure to access the Evaluating Web Resources tutorial on the University of Arizona Global Campus Library website.
The Case Study Selection paper
Must be one to two double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. View the Critical Thinking Community website for further assistance.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis and summarizes supporting evidence.
Must use at least one scholarly source published within the past 10 years.
The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center.
The expectation for the Week 3 Assignment is to introduce your topic (i.e., a one-two page paper that should identify your case study selection, explain why you have decided to focus on this topic and area of psychology). The Final Paper (Week 5 assignment) will be an extension (more detail) of the Week 3 assignment. Please view the outline example below. Please let me know if you have any further questions regarding the Week 3 or 5 assignments.
Week 3 Outline Example:
Title: Educational Psychology, Dyslexia, and Dyscalculia
I. Introduction
II. Case study selection (accessible from the Week 3 assignment instructions)
III. Why have you decided to focus on this topic?
IV. What area of psychology addresses this topic (i.e., Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology)?
V. Conclusion