PS499 theorist you find influential


College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Arts and Sciences



Course:                      PS499 Bachelor’s Capstone Course in Psychology

Throughout your degree program, you have learned about many theorists within the various psychological schools of thought. For this Assignment, you will have the opportunity to focus on a theorist you find influential. First, you will describe the individual’s theory and critically analyze it by doing the following:

Detail the main concepts in the theory. Discuss the strengths of the theory. Discuss criticisms of the theory. Next, you will apply the theory to your concentration.

Create a 1-paragraph case study of a client you might encounter in a job related to your concentration. The client can be an individual or an agency/organization (for those in the I/O concentration). Discuss how at least three concepts from the theory you chose can be applied in working with your client. The body of your paper should be 3–4 pages (not counting the title page and reference page) and should include an introduction and conclusion. You must use at least three academic references to support your ideas. References must be in APA format, including in-text citations and reference list.

This project must be APA formatted (including title page, double spacing, 12 point font, 1” margins). Please use the link to APA Quick Reference on Course Home, contact the Kaplan Writing Center, or ask your instructor for assistance with APA formatting.

This project should follow the conventions of Standard American English with writing that is well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful. Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics. You should use correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Your work should be free of typographical errors.



A description of all Assignments/Projects to be completed can be found under each of the units in the course. Rubrics for all assignments/projects can be found below.


Unit 3 Project

Areas shaded in gray connect to a CLA/GEL.

Grading Criteria









Clearly describes the main concepts in the theory.



Discusses the strengths of the theory.



Discuss criticisms of the theory.



Creates a case study related to emphasis area.



Discusses how at least three concepts from the theory can be applied in working with the created client.








Paper includes a title page, introduction with thesis statement, conclusion, and in-text citations and reference page using APA style.
Paper is appropriate in length (body of the paper should be 3-4 pages, not including the title page or reference page).
Paper includes reference to at least three academic sources.





Paper uses Standard American English including correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and complete sentences and paragraphs.
Paper is free of typographical errors.
Paper includes a highly developed viewpoint and purpose.
Paper demonstrates superior organization; communication is highly ordered, logical and unified.







An explanation of the points earned, as well as where the assignment could be strengthened will be included with your grade.




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