Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you examine the

Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you examine the foundations of psychology.

Address the following components:

Identify the major schools of thought in psychology and examine their major underlying assumptions.

Identify the primary biological foundations of psychology linked to behavior.

Prepare to discuss this paper in class.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Hi, Class,


I try to position myself as your premier resource in meeting your personal goals. Now, for each written assignment in this class, I welcome any and all research efforts, though it will be advantageous to start with the given week’s assigned chapters. But, as the first written assignment looms, what do I expect? Well, with respect to the first assignment due on 3/2/14; this is what I need:


I have had students in the past discuss both Structuralism and Functionalism, though this is completely optional. I certainly welcome those examinations; but you will lose points if either of the following is omitted in your writing:


1. Psychodynamic,

2. Behaviorist (Behaviorism),

3. Cognitive, &

4. Evolutionary it is required to examine these four! 


For the sake of simplicity, please refer to these four perspectives contained within the course textbook, as I am gauging an understanding of these influential specialty areas. Any outside research is welcomed and can enhance your examination of these schools of thought-as you will find that there are many. Now….as you begin to discover the biological foundations, what is it that makes us “tick?”


I would like for you to address the central nervous system in your discussion of the primary biological foundations. The minimum word count is 750 words, so you can include a paragraph that discusses the two major divisions within the nervous system. But, be sure to include an examination of how this communication takes place; this will usher a discussion of the different types of neurons and their functions.


One last thing, as you are in a Bachelors’ program; I am very stringent when it comes to APA 6th edition style in writing. All work must adhere to these guidelines; if you are unfamiliar with this style of writing/formatting, please use some spare moments to review vast examples within the University library-the Center for Writing Excellence. It is here you can find sample papers in APA, templates, tutorials, and examples that are necessary for this type of writing. Lastly, as your facilitator I am a primary resource to utilize as well!