Unit 3 Assignment
In a 3- to 5-page scholarly paper, you will integrate information from multiple sources regarding
an ethical topic of your choice. You will also explore how personal beliefs, values, and biases
can impact ethical decision making and how you will apply the Ethics Code in your future
career. The majority of the paper will focus on the synthesis of information from your sources.
The exploration of personal beliefs, values, and biases should be no more than 1 page.
Use the readings from Units 1, 2, and 3 to guide your topic selection using the APA Ethics
Code. Once you select a topic, find and incorporate at least three articles from the Kaplan
Library pertaining to your topic. (I have selected the articles; they are on needle exchange programsâ€”attached below)
In this paper, you will synthesize the readings from the textbook along with the articles you
chose. Consider the following for each article:
ï‚· What is the main issue the author is addressing?
ï‚· What is the authorâ€™s central point?
ï‚· What are the strengths and weaknesses of the article?
ï‚· What makes the article interesting and important?
ï‚· How will this synthesis of what the author has to say help you apply what you are
learning to your own work in the profession? (Addiction)
Â· After synthesizing the ideas from the readings (articles and textbook), reflect on your personal background (biases, beliefs, values, etc) and discuss how this could influence your ethical decision making. How will you balance your personal influences with the guidelines you find in the Ethics Code? How will you apply the Ethics Code in your career? (My career will be psychology with emphasis on addictions)
The paper should:
ï‚· Follow assignment directions (review grading rubric for best resultsâ€”below).
ï‚· Use correct APA formatting per the APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition.
ï‚· Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials
in Standard American English.
ï‚· Be written in Standard American English and be clear, specific, and error-free.
APA template is attached as wellâ€¦This paper needs to be original and not plagiarized with in-text citations.
Unit 3 Project Rubric
Student synthesizes and addresses the following: each article
(1) What are the main issues the authors are addressing in the articles?
(2) What are the authorâ€™s central points they are making.
(3) What are the strengths and weaknesses of the articles?
(4) What makes the articles interesting and important?
(5) How will this synthesis of what the authors have to say help you make application of the material in your own work?
Uses appropriate references to course material in addition to the required number of scholarly resources.
Student clearly synthesizes ideas from the readings, reflects on their personal background and discusses how this could influence their future work in psychology. In addition, student clearly discusses:
(1) How they will balance personal influences with the ethics code regarding ethical decision making.
(2) How the ethics code will be applied in their career.
Style and Mechanics: Includes introduction with clear thesis statement, complete paragraphs, and brief summary paragraph rephrasing thesis.
APA Style:Uses correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and APA format. Meets the 3 – 5 page essay requirement, which does not include the cover and reference page.