Assignment 1: LASA II—American Positive Psychology Association Proposal

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Using the module readings, Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research the positive psychology model. Then, based on your research, do the following:

  • Select one of the featured elements of the positive psychology model on which you will prepare an application for the APPA Conference call for proposals as stated in the flier.
  • Develop a PowerPoint presentation as part of your application. Cover the following points in your presentation:
    • Discuss the foundational information for positive psychology and the featured element or concept of positive psychology on which you have chosen to focus.
    • Analyze and apply current research to support the efficacy of this element or concept of positive psychology. Provide a minimum of three scholarly references of research conducted within the past five years.
    • Argue the benefits of this element or concept in contrast to two different techniques in general psychotherapy such as cognitive restructuring (from cognitive/behavioral theory) or dream analysis (from psychodynamic theory).
    • Summarize several significant factors that contribute to a positive outlook based on current research.
    • Analyze the potential advantages of this positive outlook and what changes would need to be implemented to impact the mental health field.
  • Be sure to include a title slide and a slide with a list of scholarly references.
  • Remember to include detailed speaker notes for each slide in your presentation.

Develop a 15–20-slide presentation in PowerPoint format. Each slide should contain 75–100 words of description and research. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.ppt.

By Monday, October 27, 2014, deliver your assignment to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.

Grading Rubric

This assignment is worth 300 points and will be graded using a rubric.

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Discuss founding information on positive psychology and the featured element/concept of positive psychology chosen.

52

Analyze and apply current research to support the efficacy of this element/concept of positive psychology.

48

Argue the benefits of this technique in contrast to two different techniques in general psychotherapy, such as cognitive restructuring (from the cognitive/behavioral theory) or dream analysis (from the psychodynamic theory).

48

Summarize the factors that contribute to a positive outlook based on current research.

44

Analyze the potential advantages of this positive outlook and what changes would need to be implemented to impact the mental health field.

44

Presentation Standards
Organization (16)
Usage and Mechanics (16)
APA (24)
Style (8)

64

Total:

300

Click here to view the rubric for this assignment.

Note: The American Positive Psychology Association (APPA) is a fictional organization created for the purpose of this assignment.

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