Assessment 1: 2500 words
|Question # 41973||Psychology||2 years ago|
Assessment 1: Assessment of positive psychology interventions
In Assessment 1, you will choose an applied real-world setting – for example, the workplace, older persons’ residential care, a school – and choose and detail the implementation of two positive psychology interventions, for example, gratitude practice, increasing self-compassion, in that setting. You will examine contextual factors involved in implementing the interventions and ways to measure and document change in participants and the setting in which the intervention is applied.
You will consider:
• What is the evidence to support the efficacy of the two chosen interventions?
• Why are these interventions a good fit for your target audience and setting?
• What would you be aiming for in terms of outcomes by introducing the
• How would you administer the interventions?
• Are there any practical issues you need to consider when implementing the
interventions in your chosen setting?
• What specific scales (quantitative approach) or evaluation (qualitative
approach) could you implement to determine whether positive changes have
Maximum word count: 2500 words (+/- 10%).
This word limit includes in-text citations but excludes any reference section. Meeting the word count is included as a part of the marking criteria in your marking rubric on Moodle. See the Psychology Word Count Information document on Moodle for a rationale for using this type of word limit restriction. Further task details are available on the unit Moodle site.
You will be assessed on:
• The rationale for, and relevance of, the chosen interventions
• Formulation of how the positive psychology interventions would be
implemented in the chosen applied setting
• Rationale for your choice of the specific scales or evaluation approach to
examine positive change
• Quality of your written communication, including correct APA referencing and
adherence to word count.
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section of the Moodle page. Your assessment piece is graded using the Marking
Rubric, and so it is important that you refer to the rubric as you prepare your