PSY 490 Week 1 Individual Assignment The Diverse Nature of Psychology Paper

Individual Assignment: The Diverse Nature of Psychology Paper

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you analyze the diverse nature of psychology as a discipline.

Address the following items as a part of your analysis: 

o Evaluate the influence of diversity on psychology’s major concepts. 

o Identify two examples of subdisciplines and two examples of subtopics within psychology. Examples of major concepts and their subtopics include the following:

i. Motivation: theory of emotion, and approach and avoidance

ii. Behaviorism: aggression, cheating, and binge drinking

iii. Cognition: cognitive dissonance and false memories

o How can the subdisciplines and subtopics you identified be applied to other disciplines and venues in contemporary society? 

o Relate the subdisciplines and subtopics to your theoretical perspective. 

o Conclude with your psychological contribution to society in the areas of work, education, health, and leisure. 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.