Humanistic Psychology Critical thinking: Background addressing a brief summary of the principal theoretical constructs and empirical research bases.
Reaction Papers: Each of the eight modules involves one reaction paper in response to a required reading and/or designated supplemental media resource. Each reaction paper must address principally—though not exclusively—a critical analysis of the designated reading and/or media resource in accordance with the following titled subsections: (a) Background addressing a brief summary of the principal theoretical constructs and empirical research bases; (b) Evaluative Critique inclusive of your pro and con assessment of the aforementioned constructs and research bases; and (c) Real-World Applications addressing viable ways in which the designated focus under consideration may relate to pragmatic concerns such as, e.g., therapy, instruction, parenting, and/or workplace behavior.
The stylistic/ formatting specifications for each reaction paper are as follows: (a) two word-processed pages (approximately 500-600 words in toto); (b) the heading on the very first page should include only one horizontal line displaying the student’s name, module number/topic, and date; (c) double-spaced; (d) maximum of one-inch margins—top, bottom, right, and left; (e) 12-point Times New Roman font; and (f) American Psychological Association (APA) stylistic format preferred, but any standard format is acceptable.
VERY IMPORTANT: Regarding the two word-processed pages, the Background subsection should span the entire first page and should label explicitly by name and address five issues/themes/topics you consider to be critical in the module(s); the Evaluative Critique subsection should encompass only the top-half of the second page and should address explicitly by name two pro and two con positions in the module; and the Real-World Applications subsection should address only the bottom-half of the second page and should address explicitly by name three pragmatic concerns in the module such as, e.g., therapy, instruction, parenting, and/or workplace behavior.