Write a 6 page paper. The paper is expected to address the developmental history of one major area of study within one of the major subdivisions of psychology (general, counseling, or educational psychology, research and evaluation, organizational psychology, health, and clinical psychology). The paper must provide a broad historical overview of the inception and development of the major subdivision of psychology you chose. In addition, the paper should present a history of the major ideas and issues associated with a particular area of psychological inquiry within the subdivision you have selected..
Develop an outline of your final paper. The outline should include each section of the paper as well as the headings and subheadings.
Develop an introductory paragraph for your paper, introducing the problem and stating the purpose and rationale for the paper. Please note that this assignment is for an introductory paragraph, not the Introduction section. Please follow APA guidelines when writing.
Synthesis of the annotated bibliography into a single paragraph
Outline containing the first paragraph of each section of the paper
Below is the first part that I have already submitted to the instructor so the paper should be developed further from this paragraph.
There are several different psychological theories supported today. The humanistic theory, functionalistic theory, structuralism, Darwinism, the psychodynamic theory, the developmental theory, and the social-cognitive theory are some of the psychological theories. While these theories all have their own individual strengths, all of them contain ethnocentric limitations. For example, the social cognitive theory is based on the idea that personality consists of four basic structures: beliefs, expectations, goals, evaluative standards and, competence including skills. Obviously, each of these structures varies among individuals and within groups in cultures. These differences can cause for some limitations of the social cognitive theory. The social cognitive theory will be further examined in this paper with regards to its ethnocentric limitations and how its ethnocentric perspectives affect the interactions between culturally diverse groups.