Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English.
GEL- 8.3: Formulate a logical solution to a problem.
For your Unit 7 Assignment, you will write a paper in which you act as a human service worker to analyze a case study. The purpose of this paper is to challenge you to use your formal writing/thinking skills to evaluate the scenario using the developmental theories you have studied.
Talia, a 17-year-old biracial (Caucasian/Asian) female, is currently a senior in high school. She lives with her mother and her younger brother. The family is currently struggling financially. Talia’s parents divorced when she was 4 and her father moved away; their contact with him is infrequent. She sometimes feels as though a part of her identity is “missing” as she has learned very little about her Asian background and culture due to the absence of her father over the years. Talia has experienced a drop in self-esteem over the past year due to developmental struggles. She is beginning to feel pressure about her future plans and is having trouble making a decision. She has attended a vocational program for cosmetology during her junior and senior year, but is also interested in teaching or possibly culinary school.
For this Assignment you will write a 2–3 page essay addressing the topic of decision-making and the heuristics that can influence decision-making. Your essay should be well organized, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful. You should incorporate information from your course textbook and one other credible academic source to support your essay.
In this unit you learned that decisions can be influenced by heuristics, in particular the representative heuristic, the availability heuristic and the anchoring and adjustment heuristic. In this Assignment you are going to create three different case studies illustrating situations where a client has used each of these heuristics to make a decision. You will describe the clients’ thought processes involved in using each heuristic to make a decision. For each case study, you will discuss whether the heuristic led the client to a good or bad decision. Finally, you should discuss how you would demonstrate professionalism as a psychologist working with a client who has made a bad decision due to a decision-making heuristic. In particular, you should explain how you would convey characteristics such as reliability, accountability and timeliness to your client.
Requirements for this Assignment:
The guidelines for your paper are as follows:
While the text is your main source for this project, you should use a minimum of one other research article from peer-reviewed journals that you found in the . This project should be written adhering to the guidelines of Standard American Englishincluding correct spelling and punctuation , and should be between 3-4 pages long, not including the title page and the reference page. Papers are to be written in paragraph format (including an introduction and conclusion paragraph) and should follow standard APA guidelines including one inch margins, double spaced, and 12 pt font. You are required to give credit to the sources you use, and to use proper APA formatting and citation style. Refer to the Kaplan Writing Center, or your instructor for help with APA. Remember that all work must be your own and that plagiarism is not tolerated.
In your paper, be sure to provide the following: