Week 2 forum post
This week, first, post brief summaries of the articles you selected for your Integrative Project Literature Review. Then, share in a separate post what challenges you have experienced so far in your work on this project?
Must be 500 words.
Week 1 post for reference:
For the integrative project literature review, I have selected the following programs: Psyc 511 learning and cognition, psych510 lifespan development, psych 516 social psychology, and psyc 526 psychopathology. The four courses I have selected all deal with particular aspects of human psychological development. For instance, lifespan development features the different theories of development that attempt to explain or predict the behaviors of human beings as they grow through different stages of human. One example of an interesting theory in this area is Piaget’s theory of cognitive development that examines how children accumulate knowledge as they grow. Similarly, I find learning and cognition a key area as it explains learning deficiencies that affect the majority of children at some stage of learning. This program will enable me to better understand these learning deficiencies, how they are different from other mental health conditions and how best to manage them. I am drawn to psychopathology and social psychology as they both investigate how the human mind works, how our mental health determines our interactions, and why extreme cases of mental health disorders occur. These two programs are particularly important in this era of deranged serial killers, an increase in cases of suicide amongst teenagers, mass shootings, and radicalization. Although mental health disorders have genetic links, they are primarily caused by prevailing environment conditions around an individual. Therefore, to better manage mental it is essential to first understand how interactions from an early age can result in these conditions. Therefore, the four programs I have selected are all significant in creating a mental health narrative. That is to say, understanding how a human being goes through the stages of development, how an individual learns in these different stages, how an individual interacts with people in these stages of development, and how these four parameters affect an individual’s health in the long-term.
We will begin with the first step this week, identifying 4 courses from the MA in Psychology program on which you would like to base choices of 4 areas of interest per course which will be the basis for your selections of 6 evidence-based articles per interest area (24 articles total) for the Integrated Literature Review.