The following require you to write a short essay consisting of a few paragraphs (two-three paragraphs). Refer to the attachments for reference of what these questions contain.
1. Identify and describe four common types of stressors. Explain how self-sufficiency expectations, pschological hardiness, humor, predictability and social support can help a person handle stressors.
2. Identify and describe the psychological and biological theories that attempt to explain the causes of mood disorders.
3. Describe the goals and main techniques of psychoanalysis, humanistic therapy and cognitive therapy. Evaluate the effectiveness of each method.
4. Identify and explain the origins of prejudice. Describe what individuals can do to help reduce prejudice.
How does the lens from which you view the world shape your approach to research inquiry? Why is it important as a scholar-practitioner engaged in research to acknowledge your worldview?
The Learning Resources in this first week will help you answer these questions, and they will provide you with a foundation in the philosophy of science that will help you appreciate various research designs and methods. With this foundation, you will be encouraged to reflect on how your assumptions about the acquisition of truth and the nature of the world influence your approach to the research process.
For this Discussion, you will identify an area of interest for a possible research topic. As you read about the different philosophical orientations in this week’s readings, consider if one of these orientations most closely aligns with your worldview and a particular approach to research.
With these thoughts in mind:
By Day 4
Post a brief description of your topic of research interest. Next, state the philosophical orientation that reflects your worldview and explain the epistemological and ontological assumptions of this orientation. Then, explain how these assumptions lend themselves to one or more research approaches.