Week 6 - Final Assignment Integrative Literature Review

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Must use at least 24 peer-reviewed sources, including a minimum of 20 from the Ashford University Library. This paper is call for 20 to 30 pages. Try to do 25 as the most this way it will be in the middle. All you need 1 for the title 24 on the inside and 25 will make the reference page Week 6 - Final Assignment Integrative Literature Review Pathbuilder is being used for this assignment. Please be certain to complete the “Survey Acknowledgement Quiz” this week in order to submit the Integrative Literature Review. You will not be allowed to submit your Final Paper until you have completed the quiz this week. The primary goal of this literature review is to integrate concepts from four different content domains within the larger field of psychology. The four content domains should be chosen from previous coursework in this program. In this paper, students will review the findings in the individual empirical articles, organize the research in a meaningful way, evaluate the reliability, validity, and generalizability of the research findings, and present an integrated synthesis of the research that sheds new light on the topics within and across the four domains. The result of a successful integrative literature review may be a significant contribution to a particular body of knowledge and, consequently, to research and practice. Therefore, before writing this literature review, substantive new research must be conducted via the Internet and within the Ashford University Library for each of the four chosen domains. A minimum of six sources must be included for each of the four domains. Although content from literature reviews completed in prior courses within this program may be included, it may not constitute the total research for the individual domains addressed within this assignment. No more than four sources from previous literature reviews completed in this program may be utilized for this integrative review. The headings listed below must be used within the paper to delineate the sections of content. These sections include the following: a clear introduction that provides a general review and organizes the research in a meaningful way; a discussion in which the evidence is presented through analysis, critique, and synthesis; and a conclusion in which the discussion is drawn together in a meaningful way, the claims of the introduction are brought to a logical closure, and new research is proposed. Introduction • • Provide a conceptual framework for the review. Describe how the review will be organized. The questions below may be used to guide this section. o What are the guiding theories within the domains? o How are the domains connected? o Are there competing points of view across the domains? o Why is the integration of these domains important? o What is the history of these domains? What are the related theories or findings? Describe how the literature was identified, analyzed, and synthesized. How and why was the literature chosen? What is your claim or thesis statement? o • • • Discussion • Provide the analysis, critique, and synthesis for the review. Analysis • • • • Examine the main ideas and relationships presented in the literature across the four domains. Integrate concepts from the four different content domains within the larger field of psychology. What claim(s) can be made in the introduction? What evidence supports the claim(s) made in the introduction? Critique • • • • • • • • Evaluate the reliability, validity, and generalizability of the chosen research findings. How well does the literature represent the issues across the four domains? Identify the strengths and the key contributions of the literature. What, if any, deficiencies exist within the literature? Have the authors omitted any key points and/or arguments? What, if any, inaccuracies have been identified in the literature? What evidence runs contrary to the claims proposed in the introduction, and how might these be reconciled with the claims presented? Explain how the APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct might influence the reliability and/or generalizability of the chosen findings. • Did the ethical issues influence the outcomes of the research? • Were ethical considerations different across the domains? Synthesis • • • • Integrate existing ideas with new ideas to create new knowledge and new perspectives. Describe the research that has previously been done across these domains, as well as any controversies or alternate opinions that currently exist. Relate the evidence presented to the major conclusions being made. Construct clear and concise arguments using evidence-based psychological concepts and theories to posit new relationships and perspectives on the topics within the domains. Conclusion • • • • • Provide a conclusion and present potential future considerations. State your final conclusion(s). Synthesize the findings described in the discussion into a succinct summary. What questions remain? What are the possible implications of your argument for existing theories and for everyday life? • Are there novel theories and/or testable hypothesizes for future research? • What do the overarching implications of the studies show? • Where should the research go from this point to further the understanding of these domains and the greater study of psychology? Attention Students: The Masters of Arts in Psychology program is utilizing the Pathbrite portfolio tool as a repository for student scholarly work in the form of signature assignments completed within the program. After receiving feedback for this Integrative Literature Review, please implement any changes recommended by the instructor, go to Pathbrite (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and upload the revised Integrative Literature Review to the portfolio. (Use the Pathbrite Quick-Start Guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to create an account if you do not already have one.) The upload of signature assignments will take place after completing each course. Be certain to upload revised signature assignments throughout the program as the portfolio and its contents will be used in other courses and may be used by individual students as a professional resource tool. See the Pathbrite (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. website for information and further instructions on using this portfolio tool. The Integrative Literature Review • • Must be 20 to 30 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Must include a separate title page with the following: o Title of paper o Student’s name o Course name and number Instructor’s name o Date submitted Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. Must use at least 24 peer-reviewed sources, including a minimum of 20 from the Ashford University Library. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate reference list that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. o • • • • • • Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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Table of Contents
Introduction ..................................................................................................................................... 3
Conceptual Framework ............................................................................................................... 3
Organization of the Review......................................................................................................... 5
Identification, Analysis, and Synthesis of the Literature ............................................................ 7
Method of Selection .................................................................................................................... 8
Thesis Statement ......................................................................................................................... 9
Discussion ....................................................................................................................................... 9
Analysis ..................................................................................................................................... 10
Critique ......................................................................................................................................... 14
Synthesis.................................................................................................................................... 18
Conclusion .................................................................................................................................... 21
Recommendations for Future Research Studies........................................................................ 24
References ..................................................................................................................................... 25

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Integrative Literature Review
Introduction
The psychology of diversity is an area of study that is most relevant to the profession
because of the effects of cultural, social, and ethnic differences on human interactions,
experiences, and development of people. While psychologists continue to strive for the level of
cultural competences that would enhance their capacity to meet the needs of different patients
from various demographics of the population, the availability of evidence on the issues that
young people face in multicultural societies during the different stages of their development into
adulthood remains limited. As practitioners that are dependent on the use of outcomes from
research studies on the effectiveness of interventions and therapies, psychologists are advocates
of new approaches that are not just supported by evidence but could be beneficial to their
patients (Shadi, Peyman, Taghipour, & Tehrani, 2017). However, the existence of these studies
in the literature is limited despite the importance of social diversity to the cognitive, behavioral,
developmental, and the mental health domains of the profession (Wiggins-Romesburg &
Githens, 2018). As most of the scholars noted in their respective research studies, the
understanding of the issues and experiences that young people encounter from childhood to
adulthood in a diverse world is essential for identifying their causes and effects on their social
development and future socioeconomic and political potentials of the society.

Conceptual Framework
A review of the theories and concepts of the psychology of diversity through the
experiences and issued faced by young people are important because of its interconnectedness
with ideas and frameworks that are used behavioral, developmental, cognitive, and social

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psychologists in their respective practices. Also, it is an area of study that would help
practitioners understands the social categories that constitute diversity and the influences of the
changes on social norms and rules to accommodate the extent of these different aspects of
diversity (Jordan, Amir, & Bloom, 2016). According to Leman and Cameron (2017), the social
psychologist is concerned about the effective application of the theoretical frameworks to the
development of interventions that can be used to improve the interpersonal interaction between
people from different ethnic groups, religious affiliations, gender, and disability groups among
others. Therefore, the study of the concepts and ideas that are associated with diversity is critical
to the practice of social psychology, as it is to the developmental field of discipline.
The primary objective of the developmental psychologist is the influence of changes in
ethnic and racial identity on the attitudes and emotions of patients at various stages of the
lifespan of humans. Furthermore, Mikes‐Liu (2015) wrote that psychology of diversity is not just
relevant to practitioners across various disciplines but critical to the capacity of the behaviorist to
understand the complexities of the factors that responsible for the behavioral issues that are
displayed by children and adolescents from ethnic minority groups. In this regard, the application
of the psychodynamic theories to the formulation of intervention plans and therapies for
behavioral problems would be more effective when they are based on evidence from studies on
the issues faced by young people in a diverse world (Elmer, MacDonald, & Friedman, 2003).
Overall these viewpoints from theory are required for the identifying some of the impacts of the
problems that children and teenagers experience during their interactions with counterparts from
major ethnic groups, as well as its role in dealing with racism and bias.
Discrimination, stereotype, and morality are some of the concepts that this investigation
can provide insights into their resolution through the experiences of diverse people. Also, the

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cognitive dimensions of growing up with diversity are equally essential derivatives from the
proposed integrative literature review because of its role in the development of social-cognitive
models that can help children and teenagers deal with the challenges of living in a dynamic
multicultural world (Moore, 2013). Therefore, the limited availability of evidence-based research
practices on the models that children and adolescents can use to deal with the continually
evolving cultural environments of diverse societies should drive the investigation into the
discipline. Bergiel, Gainey, and Bergiel (2015) claimed that these imperatives are required for
determining the overall psychological theories and processes that can be used to shape the
experiences of young people during their learning and reaction to the diverse forms in their
society.
Finally, the resolution of the issues that young people encounter in their interpersonal
interactions, identity formation, and socialization has several implications for the field of
psychology. Aside from its role in the expansion of the current body of knowledge and
perspectives on the developmental and cognitive theories and frameworks that would help
children and adolescents transit to adulthood smoothly, the findings from the integrative review
of the literature would provide directions for future research activities on the topic (Macaulay,
2008). The focus on evidence from the writing on the reactions of this demographic to diversity
or multiculturalism in their society would provide the framework that practitioners can utilize for
the development of intervention models for behavioral, developmental, social, and mental health
issues that are experienced by children and adolescents.

Organization of the Review
The organization of this integrative literature review will be based on the guiding theories
within the behavioral, developmental, cognitive, and social domains of psychology with the goal

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of identifying the relationships between them. Also, the structure of the literature review is
defined by the need to understand the factors that determine the participation of children and
adolescent from minority ethnic, gender, and religious groups in their multicultural societies
(Labouvie-Vief, Chiodo, Goguen, & Diehl, 1995). In this context, the psychodynamic theory
would be the fundamental one that would provide the general framework for determining the
various dimensions of the issues and challenges that contribute to the psychology of diversity,
especially when the perspective is one that is shared by practitioners in the four domains that
would be examined in this review (Newman, 2017). Therefore, the identification of the
relationships between social, developmental, behavioral, and cognitive psychology is designed to
illustrate the theories and principles that connect them, which is a rationale for the utilization of
the psychodynamic theory.
In the second part of this integrative literature review, the focus of our examination
would be the determination of the competing perspective across the four content domains
regarding the psychology of diversity. It is an aspect of the study that would present the views of
each of the disciplines and the use of the information to highlight their divergence and
convergence both theoretically and practically. According to Pettit (2004), the issues that are
related to the experiences of young people from the population demography that would be
examined in this study have social, developmental, behavioral, and cognitive implications. As
Wilkowski and Robinson (2008) noted, it should serve as the premise that informs the emphasis
on the evaluation of the principles of the theories for each domains and the elements that can be
used to provide a comprehensive intervention models to help these children and teenagers
overcome the behavioral and social problems that exist in diverse societies.

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The final part of this integrative literature review would focus on the determination of the
significance of the integration of the four domains that are associated with the psychology of
diversity for young people. As Leman et al. (2017) stated in their publication, psychologists
require an understanding of the various factors that drive the behavior of young people in our
society because of the significance of this level of knowledge in the development of intervention
models and therapies for the intergroup and acculturation issues that could adversely impact their
transition into adulthood and their contributions to the growth of their respective societies. This
section of the literature will also discuss the history and evolution of the theoretical frameworks
of these domains since this activity would provide relevant insights into the growth of the
relationships between them. Aside from this imperative for the inclusion of the historical
perspectives of the domains in our study, our aim is to use this content to identify and present the
theories and findings that would contribute to the expansion of the body of knowledge on the
psychology of diversity for the contemporary psychologists (Maxwell & Beaulac, 2013).
Overall, the organizational structure of the findings that would be presented in this study is based
on the need to determine the guiding theories in social, behavioral, developmental, and cognitive
psychology and use the information to shape discussions on the critical issues that are associated
with the psychology of diversity.

Identification, Analysis, and Synthesis of the Literature
An integrative review in psychology is designed for the examination of the findings in the
literature on concepts and theories in the psychology or any other discipline. In the present study,
the primary goal is the integration of the ideas from social, behavioral, developmental, and
cognitive psychology into a framework that can be applied to the resolution of the issues that
children and adolescents from diverse backgrounds face in multicultural societies where they are

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the minority. It is the premise that informed the identification of the publications that were
selected for this literature review on the psychology of diversity. Aside for using the
organizational structure of the research to determine the guiding theories and other core elements
of the study, it helped in determining the research findings that investigated some of the concepts
and ideas that were related to the conduct of the study. An additional aspect of this part of the
project is the application of the insights from the research structure for the search of relevant
peer-reviewed articles from the Ashford University Database. Also, the Currency, Relevance,
Accuracy, Authority, and Purpose (CRAAP) test was used in the analysis of the literature to
ensure their appropriateness to the integrative review objectives, which was an approach that
made the synthesis of their contents more natural and logical.

Method of Selection
In spite of the need for an extensive search of the academic database for the research
publications on the themes that were examined in this integrative literature review, the primary
objective was the selection of the materials and sources that are current, credible, relevant, and
accurate. In this regard, the CRAAP test was highly useful in reducing the potential inclusion of
unreliable sources for each of the domain thereby limiting the likelihood of achieving a
comprehensive review of the critical elements of the literature on the psychology of diversity. An
additional aspect of the selection process for the resources that would be used in this integrative
review of previous research studies on the issues and challenges that are faced by young people
from diverse backgrounds during the different stages of their development is the nature of the
study. In this context, the online search was limited to materials that consist of either qualitative
or quantitative research methodologies.

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Thesis Statement
An integrated review of the literature on the psychological perspectives of growing up in
a diverse world is critical to the development of future directions in psychotherapy and practical
application of the psychosocial model during the administration of therapies for some of the
mental issues that young people face today. It is a position that is not just supported by the
findings of the various studies that would be used for this integrative literature review but one
that would result in the multidisciplinary perspectives that are needed by practitioners across the
different fields of psychology.
Discussion
In this section of the literature review, the central ideas and relationships across the four
domains of behavioral, social, cognitive, and developmental psychology that are useful for
examining the psychological dimensions of the influence of diversity on the issues and
challenges that children and adolescents face in their society. The goal is to evaluate the question
of "why am I excluded from social groups in school and the community" that bothers the minds
of this demographic of the minority population. It is expected that the depth of insights that are
provided by the theoretical frameworks of these four domains would illustrate the processes and
factors that create discrimination and stereotype among young people.
Also, the information from examination of the four domains is considered a significant
contributor to the development of the psychosocial and cognitive models that can be utilized for
intervening in the behavioral and developmental problems that might affect them during
adulthood (Labouvie-Vief et al., 1995). We intend to use the empirical studies from the selected
literature as the construct to show that the psychology of diversity is important for the

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development of the multicultural competencies that practitioners need to meet the therapeutic
expectations of the child and adolescent patients from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds.

Analysis
Researchers in behavioral and developmental, as well as social psychology, have focused
on the process that can increase our understanding of the various aspects of the effects of the
differences in the interpersonal forms and groups on our social-cognitive capacities (Abrams et
al., 2014). In an era where social skills are essential for the proper development of young people
at the various stages of their growth and transition into adulthood, the research have extended
from the social domain to others (Abram et al., 2014) that contribute to the membership of
groups and overall experiences, as well as quality of interactions of people in their respective
societies. According to Welsh and Ordóñez (2014), the emotional state and attitudes of children
at different stages of the lifespan development is considered as the product of their interaction
with their environment and social systems that support their capacity to process information. It is
the premise that informed the effort of the developmental psychologist to focus on studies that
have helped in the expansion of human knowledge on the factors and processes that shape the
changes in the ethnic and racial identity in children and adolescents (Mikes‐Liu, 2015).
Erikson's Psychosocial Theory consists of ideas and concepts that are valuable to the
development of the insights that are required for examining the development and functioning of
adolescents and children in multicultural societies (Elmer et al., 2003). In a study on personality
development by McAdams (2016), the scholar wrote that the psychosocial model that Erikson
provided in his work in the 1960s provide the guide that developmental, behavioral, and social
psychologist have depended on in contemporary times to deal with the issues that are presented
by their clients. The concepts regarding the movement of humans from infancy to early

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childhood and into adolescence remain one of the most influential psychological approaches for
predicting the emotional attitudes and behavior of adults and the challenges that they face in the
society (Labouvie-Vief et al., 1995). In spite of role in of the psychosocial theory in the
generation of the perspectives for normative developmental processes, Jordan et al. (2016) stated
that the domain of social psychology has relied on its core concepts to create and implement
models that are used to define the interpersonal interactions between people from different
groups and systems.
Meanwhile, the significance of the Erikson‘s psychosocial model to this literature review
can be found in the concepts and ideas that are used for constructing the ethnic and racial
identities of young people under different environmental and social conditions (Jordan et al.,
2016). According to Rutland et al. (2012), children are known to form their perspective on social
inclusion or exclusion during early childhood since the peer relationships are connected to their
ability to make decisions on their social roles. Maxwell and Beaulac (2013) further added that
the viewpoints that are developed at this stage of their lives are known to play a significant in the
cognitive capacities and propensity to mental health disorders and anti-social behaviors during
adulthood.
The perspective that Spiegler, Verkuyten, Thijs, and Leyendecker (2016) presented in
their study showed concepts that can serve as evidence to support the assertion that the
challenges and personal experiences of children and teenagers from ethnic minority groups have
major effects on their social and behavioral development. In their qualitative study of the
psychology of diversity resistance and integration, Welsh, & Ordóñez (2014) posited that
discrimination and bias in the workplace is the result of the viewpoints that people created and
sustain during their formation of peer relationships as children and teenagers. Therefore, the

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assertions from Erikson's psychosocial theory can be considered as a useful connection between
the concepts and practices focus of the social, behavioral, developmental, and cognitive domains
(Labouvie-Vief et al., 1995).
Personality and identity are two concepts that psychologists from different disciplines use
as inputs to the formulation of hypothesis and theoretical frameworks that guide their practices
and research endeavors (McAdams, 2015). Gonzales et al. (2017) stated that the identity
formation process of children and adolescents from an ethnic minority group is more complex
than their counterparts from majority groups. In their study on the subject, Wilkowski and
Robinson (2008) observed that a strong sense of ethnic identity was found to have a positive
correlation with the proper development of teenagers including higher self-esteem and the
reduction of their potential to engage in anti-social behaviors including substance abuse.
The most relevant information from this literature on ethnic identity development and
acculturation preference among young adults from minority groups is the relationship between
the concept and the capacity of the individual to deal with racial discrimination and social
exclusion (Rutland et al., 2012). Also, the conflicts that young people have to deal regarding the
challenges of living and interacting with their counterparts from majority groups (Newman,
2017) is an aspect of the literature that should emphasizes the connections between the four
domains and influence on the psychological...

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