Sample Psychology Paper on How to apply psychological theories and research findings to practical, real-world issues or problems

The purpose of this assignment is to apply psychological theories and research findings to practical, real-world issues or problems.


Use the APA Paper Template to complete the following:

Write a 3–5 content-page paper that describes a real-world problem from the chosen scenario with support from theory and research.
Use one of the following scenarios and supporting resources from Week 6’s Prepare: Choose Your Scenario activity as the basis for this assignment:
Scenario 1: Mars Mission.
Scenario 2: Office Decor.
Scenario 3: Youth Sports.
Scenario 4: Anti-marijuana Campaign.
Use in-text citations in the paper and create title and reference pages.
Use the following Capella University Library resources to conduct research:
How to Use Databases A-Z.
Finding Articles: Psychology Research Guide (BS).
Databases A-Z: Psychology: Articles.
Use the following headings to organize your paper:

Title page:

Follow the template instructions.

Apply a foundational psychological theory to address the problem in the selected scenario.
Summarize the identified problem in the selected scenario.
Foundational Theory:

Describe the theory or theories that apply to your scenario.
Research Method and Findings:

Apply findings from scholarly research to the problem in your scenario.
Describe the research methods outlined in your scholarly research articles.
Mental Health and Well-Being:

Speculate how the problem could impact mental health and well-being through behavior changes.

Follow the template instructions.
Assignment Requirements

Written communication: Writing should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: References and citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
Paper length: 3–5 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title page and references page.
Resources: A minimum of three professional and scholarly sources: two or more of these should be scholarly (peer-reviewed journal articles); a professional source may be a textbook or other resource. Please avoid popular media sources.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.