Positive Psychology Final Project

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The Applied Final Project consists of two sections: five Scrapbook Chapters and a reflection paper. You will choose five theoretical perspectives from the eight weekly content perspectives presented within the course to inspire the creation of five Scrapbook Chapters. The reflection paper completes the "scrapbook," demonstrating insight and the application of course content to personal learning.

Attached are the five chosen theoretical perspective that will make up the five scrapbook chapters. I have also attached links underneath each perspective, these links are just to provide you with some background infromation on each topic. Please do not actually use them in this paper as my professor wants all new resources.

Final Project Overview The Applied Final Project consists of two sections: five Scrapbook Chapters and a reflection paper. You will choose five theoretical perspectives from the eight weekly content perspectives presented within the course to inspire the creation of five Scrapbook Chapters. The reflection paper completes the "scrapbook," demonstrating insight and the application of course content to personal learning. The development of the project will require you to select new readings, web resources, pictures and peer-reviewed articles to demonstrate mastery of course outcomes. Resources integrated into the project must originate from outside of the course materials; you may not use course resources in your project submissions. Applied Final Project Instructions Presented here is a complete set of instructions for the Applied Final Project. All elements must be completed successfully and submitted on time. The Applied Final Project is an integrative assignment in support of the three learning outcomes for the course: 1) explain and evaluate major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical and emerging trends 2) analyze the components of positive psychology that contribute to the health and well-being of individuals, organizations, and environments 3) evaluate positive psychology theories and theorists to determine appropriate and ethical applications and interventions within the individual as well as organizational and multicultural settings Preliminary Pages 1: Cover Page Provide an APA formatted cover page providing the following information: page number, project title, personal information, institution, course number and title (i.e., PSYC 437: Positive Psycholog), and date submitted. No images or other graphics should be included on the Cover Page. 2: Table of Contents Provide a Table of Contents for your scrapbook utilizing the following format (the APA Publication Manual does not cover table of contents formatting): identify the chapter, chapter title, and related content page numbers. Left justify, double space. For example… Chapter 1: Emotional Intelligence ...3-5 Chapter 2: Altruism……………..6-8 . . Chapter 6: Reflection Paper………12-19 References ……………………………20 Scrapbook Chapters Requirements You will develop a "scrapbook" for the course that uses weekly course content as a basis for inspiration. You are required to find new resources to complete this project and may not use any class materials, pictures, articles, videos, etc. The grading rubric used follows this description. You must assemble the scrapbook as follows using APA writing style guidelines. [Your document should be typed, double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5" x 11") with 1" margins on all sides. You should use a clear font that is highly readable. APA recommends using 12-point Times New Roman font. Proper citation and reference techniques should be applied.] 3: Scrapbook Chapters Choose five (5) weekly content areas from the course that appeal to you; your choice can include material not yet covered in the course. Develop one chapter per content area for your Scrapbook. Each Scrapbook Chapter will contain, in the following order: a. Chapter Title: Begin each chapter with the course content title for your chapter (e.g., Chapter 1: Emotional Intelligence) b. Image: Being each chapter by presenting one (1) image (graphic format is not important) that you believe best captures the concepts presented in the selected content area. Below each image, provide a caption identifying the source of the image. c. Two Websites: For each chapter, introduce two websites that you identify as relevant to the content area selected. Introduce each website by providing the website title followed by the link. (Note the link must be a functioning link that takes you to the site indicated, not to a home page from which one needs to “dig” for your intended page.) Under the title and link, provide a two to three sentence description of the website. Websites you select may provide different types of information to support chapters (online tests, exercises, articles, etc.) For example: Website #1: Title – link Two to three sentence description of the website and how it links to the targeted course content. Website #2: Title – link Two to three sentence description of the website and how it links to the targeted course content. d. Peer-reviewed Article: For each chapter… • Research the content area using UMUC’s online library and Google Scholar. • Select one (1) article you feel builds upon the content area of the chapter. The article you select to summarize in your chapter must be at least two pages in length and come from a peerreviewed psychology journal. You may not use book chapters or websites. • Full article citation: Within your chapter, introduce the article by providing a full citation in APA format. Your citation must include a means of gaining access to a copy of the article (e.g., the appropriate doi or an active hyperlink). • Write a well-constructed summary of the article addressing the topic, methods, findings and other significant points you deem important. Direct quotes from the article are not allowed. All work must be in your own words, properly citing concepts, and points from the article as necessary. Turinitin will be used to evaluate text originality. e. Content Summary: In three to five paragraphs, develop a well-constructed analysis of your chapter, describing why you chose the pictures, websites, and article. To help you think about your motives for compiling the resources selected, ask yourself… • Why did I seek out this particular collection of resources? • Does the information expand upon information provided within the course? • Does the information reinforce points made within the course that I wished to know more about? • Does the information relate to me on a personal level? o Do I know someone who could benefit from knowing more about this topic? o Is this information applicable in my personal life, now or in the future? 4: Reflection Paper (Chapter 6) The Reflection Paper is the second key component of the scrapbook you compile. The paper will be a five- to seven-page (double-spaced) personal reflection paper*, describing how you interpret and understand the material in the course. In the writing of the reflection paper, incorporate theories, constructs, and research findings from the course content. Include any thoughts about how you perceive you can use the information learned from the course. You must include a minimum of two (2) references from peer-reviewed journal articles (i.e., citations within the Reflection Paper). The Reflection Paper will be graded on the following areas: a. Content (including required minimum page length) b. Organization c. Writing mechanics and style (APA standards will be applied) • Reflection papers under the 5-page minimum will receive a point penalty ( -5 points/page missing or portion missing). • All materials must be in your own words! Sentences with direct quotes will receive -5 point penalty for each occurrence and will not be accepted as content towards the page count of the reflection paper.) 5: References Page This will be the last page of your document. Include the page in your Table of Contents (i.e., Reference…..#) If you have questions about how to format the references, please refer to your copy of the APA Publication Manual, the UMUC writing resources provided within the course, or ask your instructor for assistance. Submission Instructions Create the project in the word processing software with which you are most familiar. When you are ready to submit your work for grading, convert the entire file into a PDF (portable document file). This will ensure all of your unique formatting features are retained. It will also facilitate the reading and grading of the document. Most popular word processing programs allow you to create a PDF document by selecting “Save As” then “Save as type” à PDF. If your software does not offer this feature, you can convert using one of two options: 1. You can do it online at: http://www.freepdfconvert.com/ attachment! No submissions via email as an 2. You can go to the online resource above and download a copy of the software for free (PDFConverter Desktop). Once converted, submit through your Assignment Folder/Dropbox! Rubrics Applied Final Project Cover Sheet – identifying class and personal information – (5 points) Table of Contents – (5 points) 1 2 3 4 5 Scrapbook Chapters One picture for each chapter. Picture represents the concepts of the weekly content discussed– (1 point each, 5 points total) Two Web sites for each chapter with two to three sentences describing each Web site – (1 point for each topic, 5 points total) One article summary for each chapter (the article must be at least two pages in length) (2 points each, 10 points total) Three to five paragraphs for each chapter describing why you chose the pictures, Web sites, and articles – (4 points each, 20 points total) Direct quotes may not be used in draft or final projects! (-5 point for each direct quote found) Five- to seven-page (double-spaced) personal Reflection Paper. You must use at least two references in APA format within your reflection) – (25 points). Reflection papers under the 5-page minimum will receive a point penalty (5 points/page missing or portion missing). All materials must be in student's own words! (Sentences with direct quotes will receive -5 point penalty for each occurrence and not counted as content for page count for the reflection.) Total possible 75 points Rubric for Reflection Paper 543210 CONTENT 1. All topics were discussed in clear detail 2. Ideas were interrelated coherently and logically 3. Author creatively enhances the topic WRITING MECHANICS and STYLE 4. Paper grammatically sound (proper sentence structure) and free of mechanical errors (e.g., misspellings, typos, etc.) 5. Citations and references in proper APA style Points to be Behaviors Demonstrated Awarded 5 paper contains no errors in this area 4 paper contains limited errors in this area; however, the overall presentation of the material is readable and appropriate 3 paper contains limited errors in this area; however, the overall presentation of the material is difficult to read 2 paper contains a number of errors in this area; however, the overall presentation is acceptable 1 paper contains a number of errors in this area, and the overall presentation is difficult to read 0 paper contains numerous errors in this area, which detracts from the overall presentation
Scrapbook Chapters 1. Optimism 2. Mindfulness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nwwKbM_vJc 3. Flow https://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow 4. Learned helplessness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFmFOmprTt0 5. Altruism https://www.ted.com/talks/peter_singer_the_why_and_how_of_effective_altruism

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EagleEye1
School: Carnegie Mellon University

Attached.

Running Head: POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

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Positive Psychology
Student’s Name:
Instructor’s Name:
Course:
Date:

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Table of Contents
1.0 SCRAP BOOK CHAPTERS .................................................................................................... 3
1.0.1 Optimism ............................................................................................................................ 3
1.0.2 Mindfulness ........................................................................................................................ 5
1.0.3 Flow.................................................................................................................................... 7
1.0.4 Learned Helplessness ......................................................................................................... 9
1.0.5 Altruism............................................................................................................................ 11
1.1 REFLECTION PAPER........................................................................................................... 13
1.1.1 Perspectives in Modern Technology ................................................................................ 13
1.1.2 Major Perspectives in Modern Psychology...................................................................... 13
1.1.3 The critical perspectives in modern psychology include: ................................................ 13
References ..................................................................................................................................... 19

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1.0 SCRAP BOOK CHAPTERS
1.0.1 Optimism
The research on optimism is a flourishing field. In this research, one is stuck on the
devastating positive results related to confidence plus the dominant predilection that human
beings’ have on confidence or their positive self-assessment and outlook on life. According to
measurements done by psychologists, they can classify a population to be highly optimistic.
Segerstorm (2006) claims that; 80% of people are optimistic while Seligman (1990)
argues that 60% of people are partly confident. According to a book on Biology, The Biology of
Hope, Tiger (1997) optimism is termed to be the most adaptive and defining characteristic. In the
past year's research about the effectiveness of confidence has been carried out. This
physiological phenomenon has led to an understanding of various theoretical formulations on the
same concept which may include; attribution style, disposition, cognitive bias and shared
illusions (Clinical Practices & Epidemiology, 2010).
Carver and Scheier theorized disposition in their studies named as dispositional
optimism. In this, they viewed as an equilibrated personality in situations and times that
influences the way individuals come to terms with current, past and the coming happenings in
life. Optimistic people are positive about life occurrences. In the findings of this research, there
have been positive relations between optimism and the mental well-being of the person. Subjects
that are optimistic have protective attitudes that are more frequent, more stress resilient and
inclined toward the use of coping strategies which are appropriate.
On the theory on optimism as an attribution style that was carried out by Seligman and
Peterson was based on physiological bases on pessimism which led to view on the opposite

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confidence. It was based on believing that negative happenings are external, inconstant and
specific. Optimistic people think that actual incidents are more frequent than negative ones.
These people feel that they can prevent problems from happenings and can avoid them and can,
therefore, cope with more stressful situations that the pessimistic people (Parashar, 2009).
The third theory is on social cognition, which believes that optimism is an outcome of a
subjective understanding of risk, i.e., it’s a bias for the self. This bias is a reflection that, good
things are probably going to happen to him/her while the bad things are going to happen to
others. Cognitive bias has been brought about by lack of information and poor applications of
one cognitive skill.

Figure 1: optimism
Optimism is just the way you view things. According to the caption above, one person
views the glass as half empty while the other person views the glass as half full. Optimism
defines positivity.
Website 1: Optimism and Its Impact on Mental and Physical Well-Being
Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2894461/

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Description: This website provides an essay on optimism and its impacts on the mental and
physical well being of the people. Clinical Practices & Epidemiology produced it in Mental
Health in 2010. This site helps us to understand more and have profound insights on optimism.
Website 2: The psychology on optimism and pessimism
Link: http://positivepsychology.org.uk/optimism-pessimism-theory/
Description: This site c...

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