You will be exposed to a number of theories throughout this course. For the Psychological Theory Presentation, you are responsible for creating a presentation that explains a theory that will be assigned to you. Presentations should be 10-12 slides (not including the title and references slides), and you can only create your presentation in any of the following presentation programs

This is an individual assignment. You should not be working in groups.

Theories are important to the field of psychology for a number of reasons. However, the most important purpose that theories serve is to set the stage for research. Yes, most research starts with a theory about something that is happening in the real world.

You will be exposed to a number of theories throughout this course. For the Psychological Theory Presentation, you are responsible for creating a presentation that explains a theory that will be assigned to you. Presentations should be 10-12 slides (not including the title and references slides), and you can only create your presentation in any of the following presentation programs:  PowerPoint, Prezi, SlideRocket or Key Note. Make sure that you are creative (i.e., include appropriate pictures and/or videos).

Put Your Theory Name Here

Student Name

College/University

You may decide to change the design of your PowerPoint if you’d like.

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Put Psychological Theory Name Here

  • Provide a general overview of the theory
  • You may use 1-3 slides

Put Psychological Theory Name Here

  • Provide a general overview of the theory
  • You may use 1-3 slides

Put Psychological Theory Name Here

  • Provide a general overview of the theory
  • You may use 1-3 slides

Theory Creator

  • Provide information about the person who created the theory.

Research Study

  • Present research about your theory.
  • Make sure that you highlight who was researched and what the research entitled.

Research Outcomes

  • Present research outcomes about your theory.

Real Life Example

  • Provide a real life example of the theory in action.
  • This can be a personal example, but it doesn’t have to be.
  • You can use information from a news article and apply it to your theory.
  • You should NOT simply attach a video and say, “here’s the theory in action.” You need to explain how the theory is in action so that you demonstrate that you know how to apply the theory to real life.

References

  • Add your references here.
  • Note that Yahoo.com, About.com, Wikipedia.com and other websites are not academically-sound, credible websites.
  • To get help formatting the references page see the Sample APA Style document in under the About the PT Presentation section. You can also use this website. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/07/
  • On the left side of the page you will see a menu. Use the menu to find the topic of reference that you used (i.e., book, journal article, etc.) and format your references slide.

You may decide to change the design of your PowerPoint if you’d like.

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