American Positive Psychology Association Proposal

Module 5 Assignment 1: LASA II—American Positive Psychology Association ProposalLonzie Logan JrPositive Psychology | PSY382 A01Argosy University OnlineProfessor Carla HomburgMay 11, 2015Assignment 1: LASA II—American Positive Psychology AssociationProposalThis year, the American Positive Psychology Association’s (APPA) annual conference is being conductedin your area, and you are interested in making a presentation. Review the flier below.Using the module readings, Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research thepositive psychology model. Then, based on your research, do the following:Select one of the featured elements of the positive psychology model on which you will preparean application for the APPA Conference call for proposals as stated in the flier.Develop a PowerPoint presentation as part of your application. Cover the following points in yourpresentation:oDiscuss the foundational information for positive psychology and the featured element orconcept of positive psychology on which you have chosen to focus.oAnalyze and apply current research to support the efficacy of this element or concept ofpositive psychology. Provide a minimum of three scholarly references of researchconducted within the past five years.oArgue the benefits of this element or concept in contrast to two different techniques ingeneral psychotherapy such as cognitive restructuring (from cognitive/behavioral theory)or dream analysis (from psychodynamic theory).oSummarize several significant factors that contribute to a positive outlook based oncurrent research.oAnalyze the potential advantages of this positive outlook and what changes would needto be implemented to impact the mental health field.Be sure to include a title slide and a slide with a list of scholarly references.Remember to include detailed speaker notes for each slide in your presentation.Develop a 15–20-slide presentation in PowerPoint format. Each slide should contain 75–100 words ofdescription and research. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file namingconvention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.ppt.By Monday, May 11, 2015, deliver your assignment to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.Grading RubricThis assignment is worth 300 points and will be graded using a rubric.Assignment 1 Grading CriteriaDiscuss founding information on positive psychology and thefeatured element/concept of positive psychology chosen.Analyze and apply current research to support the efficacy of thiselement/concept of positive psychology.Argue the benefits of this technique in contrast to two differenttechniques in general psychotherapy, such as cognitiverestructuring (from the cognitive/behavioral theory) or dreamanalysis (from the psychodynamic theory).Summarize the factors that contribute to a positive outlook basedon current research.Analyze the potential advantages of this positive outlook and whatchanges would need to be implemented to impact the mentalhealth field.Presentation StandardsMaximumPoints524848444464Organization (16)Usage and Mechanics (16)APA (24)Style (8)Total:300Note: The American Positive Psychology Association (APPA) is a fictional organization created for thepurpose of this assignment.Module 5 Readings and AssignmentsComplete the following readings early in the module:Read the overview for Module 5From the textbook, Positive psychology, read the following chapter:oLife above zeroFrom the Argosy University online library resources, read:oKeyes, C. L. M. (2007). Promoting and protecting mental health as flourishing: Acomplementary strategy for improving national mental health. American Psychologist,62(2),95–108. (ProQuest Document ID: 62046853), T. A., Kachorek, L. V., & Peterson, C. (2003) Character strength amongyouth.Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 32(1), 5–16. (ProQuest Document ID:204646079) Summary: Module 5Assignment 1: LASA II—American Positive PsychologyAssociation ProposalAssignment 2: Discussion—Living the Full LifeDue DateMonday, May 11, 2015Sunday, May 10, 2015



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