Contributions to positive social change PSYC 4010 – Psychology Capstone Walden University
Read Walden University’s definition of positive social change:
“Walden University defines positive social change as a deliberate process of creating and applying ideas, strategies, and actions to promote the worth, dignity, and development of individuals, communities, organizations, institutions, cultures, and societies. Positive social change results in the improvement of human and social conditions.
This definition of positive social change provides an intellectually comprehensive and socially constructive foundation for the programs, research, professional activities, and products created by the Walden academic community. In addition, Walden University supports positive social change through the development of principled, knowledgeable, and ethical scholar-practitioners, who are and will become civic and professional role models by advancing the betterment of society.”
Next, read the article “Expanding Our Understanding of Positive Social Change” by Callahan et al. (2012). Think about a specific scenario within your chosen professional role and how it may fit within Walden’s definition of social change.
To Complete this Assignment:
By Day 7
Submit a 1- to 2-page paper that discusses a particular aspect of your chosen professional role within the context of social change. For example, you might discuss being a counselor who provides pro-bono counseling to abused women or being a sports psychologist who offers visualization training for at-risk youth involved in school sports.
Explain why you chose your particular example and why it is important to include an aspect of social change in both career and personal endeavors. Next, explain the particular web map of social activity that would result from your chosen example. For example, if you choose to provide pro-bono services, will this fall high on humane ethics? Scholarship? Explain why you chose those area(s). There is no need to create the actual web map diagram.
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