Project #211150 - Essay

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Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 11/26/2017 12:00 pm

Personal Reflection Paper: (See Appendix B below; 125 points or 19% of grade). This is a 5-7 page reflection paper on your personal values, faith, and how they may interact with views of psychology. See below for more information. **ALL papers need to utilize Times New Roman, 12 point font, double spaced, free of grammatical and spelling errors, APA format (no abstract needed). Instructions for Personal Reflection Paper (Due: November 29, 2017)

Our families, cultures, and faith traditions are all factors that influence our views of psychology. Likewise, a deeper understanding of psychological principles can in turn influence and shape our personal values. In your reflection papers, you are to examine a particular personal opinion and then compose a 5-7 page paper discussing how your faith perspective and psychology might address it. ***ALL papers need to utilize Times New Roman, 12 point font, double spaced, free of grammatical and spelling errors, APA format (no abstract needed), and are thoughtfully written. Utilize the writing center if necessary. 


This assignment should consist of essentially three parts:


Part 1

Briefly describe a specific personal opinion (e.g., moral value; observation; a particular opinion; etc.) *1-2 page in length (see above note **).


Part 2

Consider the issue from two perspectives. 

  1. Explain how your faith perspective (or lack thereof) might explain or addresses this personal opinion.
  2. Explain how psychology (as outlined in your textbook) might explain or address this personal opinion.

*2-3 pages in length (see above note **)

Part 3 

Briefly summarize where these two perspectives overlap and/or where they might differ.

*2 pages in length 


When discussing your faith perspective, please provide an outside source (e.g., a particular religious passage, book, essay, etc.) and use references when possible (e.g., John 3:16; Nietzsche, 1954; etc.).  Likewise, when referencing a particular psychological principle, please provide a brief definition and reference.*


Remember, this assignment is designed to help crystallize your thoughts and so, having concrete references are important in doing so.  Of course, this is also designed to provide you with an opportunity to express strong personal reflection and as such, I would also encourage you to share how you feel, not just what you think.  Sometimes our thoughts and feelings align.  Sometimes they don’t.


 (there is a valuable skill in being able to exercise brevity in expressing your thoughts).


Papers will be graded on:

  • How fully concepts and ideas are presented (i.e., terms are defined, concepts are described and related to other critical content) with corresponding resources cited.
  • Your ability to critically evaluate how psychological concepts and your faith perspectives are (or are not) related.

* When citing a particular source, please provide a list of references in APA format.


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