History and Influence of New School of Thought

Complete a 2-3 page paper tracing the history and influence of a new school of thought.This activity gives you the opportunity to explore a new school of thought in the psychology profession.

Scenario

Congratulations! Imagine you have landed the researcher’s job. Your first project is to contribute to a reference manual for health care providers published by your organization. This manual will be used as an internal “encyclopedia” that providers can use to find detailed information on mental health services available to affiliated clinics.

Assessment Preparation

You have been asked to trace the history and influence of a new school of thought: feminist psychology, environmental psychology, liberation psychology (includes LGBTQ psychology and Black psychology), positive psychology, or behavioral genetics.

Assessment Instructions

In your paper, include the following:

Discuss the founding figures, events, and ideas of this school of thought.
Analyze the historical influences that led to the development of this school of thought.
Analyze the societal influences that led to the development of this school of thought.
Analyze how this school of thought guides social thinking. Give examples.
Additional Requirements

You do not need an index or abstract for this paper. Use the APA Paper Template [DOCX].

Length: 23 double-spaced pages.
Written communication: Must be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Resources and citations: A minimum of one scholarly source is required. A maximum of one nonscholarly but credible source may be used. Format according to current APA guidelines.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

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