The purpose of this reflection is to help you articulate your development as a professional in psychology. Thoughtful answers to the discussion prompts will prepare you for the job interview process and celebrate the final work of your program.
Write a brief reflection (no more than two well-structured paragraphs, supported by the literature and research, about the skills, knowledge, and professional attributes that you have developed throughout your program of study at Capella.
The information, skills, and professional attributes you bring to your area of practice or specialization.
Your theoretical orientation.
The main characteristics of the practitioner or scholar who understands and responds skillfully to the wide range of human diversities.
Assignment 2: Discussion—Resiliency Factors and Prosocial Behavior
Too many times when we are assessing a child it is because there is a problem at home or at school that needs to be addressed, and the interventions that have been used thus far have not been successful. Unfortunately, we do not look enough for what is going right as well. There are many wonderful resiliency factors at play in the family and many prosocial behaviors that are encouraged in the community.
Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research some resiliency factors and some prosocial behaviors. Choose one resiliency factor (close bond with a caring adult, opportunities for responsibility, social skills, conflict resolution skills, supportive role models, sense of autonomy, and positive relating skills) or pro-social behavior (cooperation, empathy, altruism, sharing, giving comfort, offering to help, generosity, and respect) and then respond to the following:
- Describe the important factors to be considered when teaching your selected resiliency factor or pro-social behavior to either a young child or an adolescent.
- Why are these factors important?
- Explain some of the obstacles to presenting this information in a manner to which children or adolescents would be receptive.
Write your initial response in a minimum of 300–400 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources, including use of in-text citations and full references. Incorporate information from at least two academic sources to support your statements or ideas. Academic sources could include your textbook, required readings for this week, or academic journal articles found in the Argosy University online library.