Discussion 1 Linking Schools of Thought to Your Specialization

Discussion 1

Linking Schools of Thought to Your Specialization

Identify one or two of modern schools of thought that seem to match your psychology specialization area (I/O, educational, general, or clinical) as you perceive it. Also, be sure that your specific focus or areas of interest within your specialization area (for example, rehab counseling, sports medicine, addiction research, or organizational leadership) also aligns with the school or schools of thought you choose.

To make your post clear and complete, please use the four attributes (introduced in the Unit 1 Assumptions About Human Behavior discussion) as headings within your paper and for comparison of the school of thought and your specialization. Discuss how the principles, values, theories, techniques, methods, and research approach of the school or schools match, and contribute to, those of your specialization area. Give specific examples to show how the school of thought and specialization area complement each other in each category.

Must be done separate to include 2 discussions no exceptions

Discussion 2

Application of Schools of Thought to Research

Apply a school of thought you identified in the previous discussion to the research topic you have chosen to explore. Using the four attributes descriptions from Unit 1, discuss how the principles, values, and subject matter of the school of thought help you frame your research topic in the context of theory. Also discuss how the school of thought affects your choice of questions and research methods.

Locate at least two articles on quantitative research methods, qualitative research methods, or other approved dissertation approaches (for example, program development). The articles should support your research topic. Briefly discuss how the questions you want to answer will affect the kind of research method you choose for your study, and how this method aligns with your chosen school of thought.

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