- Please follow specific guidelines-this is a VERY difficult instructor- do not offer if not able to create original ON TOPIC work- see below for case study chosen:
Return to the case study that you considered in Assessments 1 and 2.
- Identify two or three psychological theories and principles that help to explain the reasons for the problem and point toward potential solutions for it.
- Use the Capella University Library to locate at least three scholarly research studies in an area of psychology relevant to the problem. If you have had the opportunity to conduct or assist formal research in an academic or professional context, you may be able use the study in this assessment. However, if you wish to do so, e-mail a copy of the study to your instructor and ask for confirmation that it is appropriate for the assessment.
Complete the following:
- Create a title page: Write a brief title that concisely conveys the purpose of this report. It is suggested that you use the APA Paper Template, linked in the Resources under the Suggested Resources heading, to format your paper to format your work according to the APA manual (sixth edition).
- Write an introduction: For the introduction section of your paper, include the title at the top of the first page and begin your introduction two spaces beneath your title. (In APA format, the word Introduction is not used as a heading.) Briefly summarize:
- The case you have chosen.
- A high-level summary of ethical and cultural issues that you identified in the case.
- How theories and research, in general terms, help explain the problems in the case and point toward solutions.
- How the case relates to a larger societal problem or problems.
- Create a heading titled Case Issues: Review the case issues, including the ethical and cultural issues, in more detail.
- Create a heading titled Theoretical Framework: Analyze how two or three psychological theories help explain the problem and point toward potential solutions. In doing so, cite relevant principles or concepts derived from these theories. For example:
- Let us say that we are assisting an adolescent from Germany who has moved to United States, and is having a rough time adjusting to her new high school. In addition to information gathered from her, her parents, and the school, we could consider Erikson’s psychosocial theory and the stage of identity and role confusion in which adolescents search to establish their own values, beliefs, and goals. During this important time of identity development, the teen has been immersed in an entirely different culture with values and beliefs different from the one with which she knows. We could consider to what extent she was mastering the stage prior to and then after the move. Based on sociocultural theory, we would enquire about the differences in culture that may be impinging on her success in interacting in her new environment. By integrating the two theories, we can get a better understanding of how her developmental stage is clashing with her sociocultural context. We might search for research on adolescent development and cross-cultural experiences to get a better understanding of what research demonstrates is effective in assisting teenagers in this position.
- Create a heading titled Related Research: Summarize at least three research studies that pertain to the problem. A summary will provide your reader with a clear understanding of the purpose of the study, the methods, and the findings.
- Describe the research designs and methods used in the studies.
- Use principles of critical thinking to evaluate the quality of the research and analyze the relevance to the problem.
- Evaluate how the research methods employed support the studies’ findings.
- Analyze how the studies’ findings explain reasons for the problem and point toward potential solutions.
- Analyze how the studies’ findings relate to the psychological theories you previously cited.
- Compare findings of the studies and assess how they support or contradict each other.
- See if any contradiction is apparent. If so, try to explain why the contradiction may have developed and which position is more credible and why.
- Create a heading titled Action Plan: Based on your theoretical and research findings as well ethical and cultural considerations, provide an action plan with recommendations for how to resolve the problem you researched in a fair and just manner.
- Make clear how the objectives of your plan are specific, measurable, achievable, and relevant to the problem, and the timeline for implementation should be.
- Integrate information from your sources to support your recommendations.
- Create a heading titled Conclusion: Briefly summarize the importance of the problem, how psychological theories, principles, and research may point to ways improve the problem, and the implications for a larger societal problem or problems.
Keep in mind throughout this assessment that while your writing must conform to APA standards, you must explain all information in a manner that can be easily understood by a nonacademic or nonscientific audience.
Your assessment should meet the following requirements:
- Written communication: Written communication is well organized and free of errors that detract from the overall message.
- APA style: Comply with current APA style and formatting.
- Number of resources: A minimum of three academic resources.
- Length: 6–8 typed, double-spaced pages, excluding cover page and references.
- Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
here is the case study:
Maria, a 70-year-old Hispanic woman, lives with her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter in a spacious home on the lake. She enjoys reading on the patio, walking along the river’s edge, and taking her granddaughter to the park. She is fluent in Spanish, yet understands and speaks a little English.
Angel, Maria’s daughter, has noticed some behavioral changes in her mom that are troublesome. Her mom fell while walking to the car before they left for the restaurant and she had fallen the week before when walking into living room. Sara, Maria’s granddaughter, told her mom that she had to hold Grandma’s hand and bring her home from the park because she forgot how to get home.
Angel called the doctor and scheduled an appointment for her mom. Once Maria learned her daughter was planning to take her to the doctor Friday, she was very upset because she hadn’t been consulted first. Also, Maria didn’t have any bothersome symptoms and decided there was no reason a doctor needed to see her. All she needed was more sleep.
Maria and Angel arrived at the doctor’s office early Friday morning. The nurse brought them back to the examination room upon arrival as they were the first appointment of the day. Displeased, Maria allowed the nurse to take her weight, pulse, and blood pressure. Once the nurse was finished, she left the room and the doctor came in. While asking Maria some questions, the doctor spoke slowly and loudly as if she couldn’t hear. After the doctor learned that Maria’s understanding and speaking of English was minimal, he talked to Angel the entire time and then ordered additional tests without Maria’s consent. Maria was furious and wanted to go home.
Consider the individual, family, cultural beliefs and expectations, and ethical issues the individuals must think about as they interact with each other.
Popular Media Resources:
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- Zimmerman, K.A. (2015, February 10). Mexican culture: Customs and traditions. Retrieved from http://www.livescience.com/38647-mexican-culture.html
- Juckett, G. (2013). Caring for Latino patients. American Family Physician, 87(1). http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0101/p48.html
- Singleton, K., & Krause, E. (2009). Understanding cultural and linguistic barriers to health literacy. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 14(3). http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol142009/No3Sept09/Cultural-and-Linguistic-Barriers-.html