Write a short biography about an influential person in the field of psychology and discuss their research/theories and the impact of their work on the field of psychology

An Influential Person in Psychology

Assignment Description:

In this paper you will write a short biography about an influential person in the field of psychology and discuss their research/theories and the impact of their work on the field of psychology. This paper is intended to help you learn about the lives, careers, and influences of a prominent Psychologist. The paper is due Friday, April 17, 2020 by 11:59pm.

Formatting Guidelines:

Must submit in the appropriate format: PDF, DOC, or DOCX. Do not submit a pages or alternative format.

· Font: Times New Roman

· Size: 12

· Length: 8 – 12 pages (Text)

· Spacing: double-spaced

· Margins: 1-inch

· Need to Include: Title Page & Reference Section

Prompt:

  1. Look over the list of 190 Psychologists posted to Blackboard and choose 1
  2. Research them

· This should be done using Scholarly resources (textbooks, Journal Articles, Biographies, Autobiographies, etc.)

· Some Non-Scholarly Resources can be used as well (Obituaries, Newspaper Articles, etc.)

· Sources such as Wikipedia can be a good place to start your search and find sources but should not be used as a source (that includes other publicly editable webpages).

  1. “Paint” a picture of their life and their influence on the field of psychology.

· In other words, write about them and include information about their personal life, professional life, prominent theories, influential studies, lasting influences etc.

Notes

· The entire lifetime of any one of the psychologists suggested can’t fit in such a short paper, so focus on the aspects of their life you find meaningful/important.

· Present this paper in an objective manner.

· Don’t present the individual in a largely positive light unless it is warranted.

· Don’t present the individual in a largely negative light unless it is warranted.

· Paint a realistic word picture of their life.

You will be graded on the following rubric: 130 pts (26% of Final Grade)

Objective: Missing Poor Fair Good Excellent
Successfully described/summarized their personal background(15 points) Missing or Incorrect(0) Multiple errors or omissions(9) Some errors or omissions(11) Most complete and accurate1-2 mistakes(13) Complete and accurate(15)
Successfully described/summarized their professional background(15 points) Missing or Incorrect(0) Multiple errors or omissions(9) Some errors or omissions(11) Most complete and accurate1-2 mistakes(13) Complete and accurate(15)
Successfully discussed prominent theories and research of the individual(40 points) Missing or Incorrect(0) Multiple errors or omissions(25) Some errors or omissions(30) Most complete and accurate1-2 mistakes(35) Complete and accurate(40)
Successfully discussed the Influence, Impact, and Importance of the individual and their work for Psychology(40 points) Missing or Incorrect(0) Multiple errors or omissions(25) Some errors or omissions(30) Most complete and accurate1-2 mistakes(35) Complete and accurate(40)
Formatting, Title Page, References, APA Style(10 points) Didn’t follow formatting instructions and/ or missing sections(0) More than 8 errors(7) More than 5 errors(8) More than 3 errors(9) Formatting & APA style generally well done.Included all Sections.(10)
Grammar, spelling, and flow.(10 points) Paper poorly written with bad grammar/spelling (0) More than 8 errors(7) More than 5 errors(8) More than 3 errors(9) Grammar, spelling, and writing structure generally well done(10)
Grading Notes

· Writing about someone not on the 190 Psychologists list will be an automatic zero.

· Unless explicitly cleared by me in writing/email.

· Don’t forget to properly cite your sources using APA style.

· Forgetting in-text citations and references will count as PLAGIARISM.

· No more than 2 quotes and they may not be longer than 2 sentences.

· If you exceed this and you will lose 1 letter grade on this assignment (13 pts.)

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