Purpose Statement

In this assignment, you will be writing two purpose statements. One of them must be approved by your instructor. The approved purpose statement will serve as the topic for the Mini Research Prospectus that you will be completing in the Benchmark Exam Part 2.
1) Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
a) This assignment uses a grading rubric. (included)
b) access the program of study document for the Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Program of Study document
Grand Canyon University‛s PhD in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology was developed for individuals wanting to become behavioral specialists in the workplace. Rigor and methods of psychology are applied to issues of critical relevance to business, including talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance, and work-life balance. Those with a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology often pursue careers as consultants, staff psychologists, researchers, or teachers at the university level.
With an Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, this doctoral program takes an in-depth study of how individuals behave in a variety of settings. Learners will study and examine the methods and principles to business and industry, human behavior at work, and employee-management relationships. Topics also include exploring methods for accelerating individual, group, and organizational performance through consulting, coaching, and change management. Leadership theories, models, styles and best practices will also be explored.
In earning a PhD in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, learners will examine empirical, research-based approaches to understanding mental and thought processes including memory, reasoning, intelligence, motivation and learning. Scholars will examine the social, group and multicultural factors affecting individual behavior, the influence of mass communication on social awareness, and control. The construction, analysis and interpretation of psychological tests to measure learning outcomes are also taught.
Students are advised to inquire directly with their state if they intend to pursue licensure, as this degree does not lead directly to licensure in and of itself. Entry to this program requires a graduate degree and related coursework.
For those seeking a doctoral level degree designed for those in leadership, and change management roles, you may also want to consider:
• Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance Psychology
For some individuals, a doctoral degree may seem out of reach. At Grand Canyon University, we have developed a program that includes an integrated dissertation process as well as a dynamic community that supports you along your doctoral journey.
c) After submitted, the instructor may suggest modifications to the purpose statements.
d) When all modifications are completed, the instructor will approve one of the statements for use as the topic for the Mini Research Prospectus to be completed in Benchmark Exam Part 2. Which I will also sent for writing once I know if what you do my professior approves.
e) Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
2) Perform the following tasks to complete the assignment:
a) Identify two major research questions that are related to your previously completed coursework in Psychology. Course titles and descriptions are available by accessing your Program of Study document. (I have attached all my completed previous classes)
PSY-801 Doctoral Studies in Psychology This course serves as the foundation for advanced graduate study in the field of psychology. Professional development of skills such as critical thinking, scholarly writing, and literature reviewing is covered, and students are encouraged to formulate their own goals and objectives for their doctoral study in psychology. 3
PSY-805 Advanced Social Psychology This course is a study of social, group, and multicultural factors affecting individual behavior. Attention is given to the development of attitudes, leadership roles, group thinking, sources of conflict, altruism, attraction, effects of competition and cooperation, analysis and evaluation of propaganda techniques, and the influence of mass communication on social awareness and control. 3
PSY-810 History and Systems of Psychology This course is designed to familiarize the graduate student with the major schools of thought in psychology and their philosophical origins. The individuals and their personal experiences are examined in depth. The social, economic, and political forces that have influenced the developing discipline of psychology are also examined. 3
PSY-830 Principles of Industrial and Organizational Psychology This course applies social and organizational methods and principles to business and industry. Topics include human behavior at work; personnel selection, evaluation, and training; motivation and job satisfaction; management philosophies; employee-management relationships; work and equipment design; working conditions, accidents and human errors; and consumer psychology. 3
PSY-832 Psychology of Leadership This course provides an extensive consideration of leadership theories, models, styles, and best practices. 3
PSY-845 Doctoral Statistics This course provides a study of theories of probability, descriptive and inferential analyses of data, and testing of statistical hypotheses. Practical experience is provided in the application of statistical methods. 3
PSY-834 Psychology of Consulting and Coaching This course explores methods for accelerating individual, group, and organizational performance through consulting, coaching, and change management. 3
PSY-815 Ethical Issues In Psychology This course serves as the foundation for ethical study in the field of psychology. Ethical issues in research, writing, psychotherapy, forensic psychology, and animal research are covered. The origins of ethical practices—including the philosophical theories of ethics, the Christian worldview, and the APA code of ethics—are also addressed. 3
PSY-836 Principles of Personnel and Human Resource Management This course examines psychological principles related to personnel and human resource management in both physical and virtual work environments. Topics include personnel selection, affirmative action and equal opportunity decision making in selection, design and evaluation of training programs, training methods and management development, performance appraisal, and the work environment. 3
PSY-870 Multivariate Statistics This course furthers students‛ knowledge in statistics through the use of multivariate statistics. A wide variety of multivariate statistical methods is covered, including their process, analysis, and appropriateness to given research questions. Prerequisite: PSY 845. 3
PSY-838 Testing and Assessment in the Workplace This course provides students with an overview of the different types of tests used in organizational settings and experience in their application. Included is a comprehensive examination of psychometric properties used to develop and evaluate these instruments. Students are presented with theoretical basis, skill sets, and examples, and learn to establish and maintain rapport in a testing situation; administer, record, and score specific measures of cognitive ability and achievement; interpret test results; and summarize results in a written report. 3
PSY-840 Personality Psychology This course is a study of the nature and causal determinants of human behavior, including the definition and scientific measurement of personality. Theories studied include the psychodynamic, neo-Freudian, trait and factor, cognitive, and behavioral theories. The Christian perspective on the nature of human personality is also explored.

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