Discussion How social anxiety in adults affects the adult life

Discussion How social anxiety in adults affects the adult life

Discussion How social anxiety in adults affects the adult life

Follow thorough instructions in attachment. The topic must be “how social anxiety in adults affects the adult life”





PSYCH 4971


One of the goals of this integrated seminar is for you to create an article (or analytical essay) in which you present a Meta-Analysis of a particular topic in the field of psychology, as we covered on the first day of class. This first assignment is the crucial first step in beginning the aforementioned style of analysis: pick a topic and a specific “instance” of that topic that you want to examine. This “instance” has to do with examining a specific application of a theory, model, treatment, assessment, or intervention, as you’ll see later. This “instance” will serve as the foundation for your other tasks.

To start, we’ll refer to this as selecting your “Problem” for Meta-Analysis. You will need to read up on meta-analyses that have been done on this “Problem” later on in another assignment, as well as the general opinion regarding empirically based or evidence-based research analysis. So, please make the most accurate choice you can. Discussion: The impact of social anxiety on adult life
Briefly describe your “Problem” for Meta-Analysis in a paragraph. Discussion How social anxiety in adults affects the adult life

Be as particular as you can. The following four elements of your “Problem” should be identified and described in at least one paragraph (a minimum of three to four sentences): 1) the topic, object, or subject you wish to examine (i.e., the “problem” you wish to revise); 2) the model, therapy, theory (or school of thought), approach, or assessment in the field of psychology you are interested in revising (in can be multiple);

3) the population that you are most interested in studying; 4) what division or aspect of the practice and profession of psychology are you most interested in revising (think of the typical divisions given in grad school); Once more, make an effort to be specific. If in doubt, select more than one answer for each of the four objects in your “Problem”. Discussion How social anxiety in adults affects the adult life

On March 5, 2019, the aforementioned paragraph must be “handed in” (printed on paper). Times New Roman font, size 12, with 1.5 spaces between lines and paragraphs, must be used to write the content. A copy of the submitted work must also be sent through email. Ten (10) points are awarded for this task.


If you are still unsure on what your research topic is or how to describe it in a specific

matter, here are a few tips that are usually good when trying to a topic research-wise:

1) Here’s a good guideline of W’s (and a “How”) that might be helpful when beginning your

search for choosing a research topic:

a. What: It tends to identity and describes a particular subject matter. It takes into

consideration a more existential, ontological or phenomenological point of view.

b. Why: It tries to explain the conditions and processes for the emergence of a

particular event, subject or object.

c. Where: It focuses on the physical, cognitive or social space associated with the

subject matter. Discussion How social anxiety in adults affects the adult life

d. Whom: It helps to delimitate my subject matter if I have a specific population in

mind, either in terms of age, gender, sexuality, occupation, economical status,

ethnicity, culture, nationality.

e. When: Sometimes you might need to study specific temporal and physical

instances of an event, either in terms of development or in terms of a fixated time-


f. How: It usually focuses on the description of processes, actions and activities in a

particular event or situation

2) Are you more interested in studying:

a. the relationship between two events, objects or processes (for example, the

relationship between violence and media)?

b. the conditions for the emergence of a certain psychopathological condition (for

example, what causes schizophrenia)?

c. how certain events, populations or groups are perceived and signified (for

example, how and/or why are “poor people” are perceived as “lazy” and the

implications of such problematic correlations)? You might also be interested in

how certain groups signify their experiences (for example how blind people see

colors or how methadone patients perceive progress and rehabilitation).

d. the uses of certain activities or kinds of specific knowledge and its effect on a

population (for example, how psychiatric or psychological diagnosis can be

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misused and how they can become social stigmas for certain populations, for

example ADHD in children or depression in Latino women)?

3) Am I more inclined to study my topic:

a. in a clinical or psycho-therapeutic context (which involves a specific theory

regarding psychopathology or the classification of “mental diseases” or


b. in a cognitive-educational context (how people learn, appropriate or adapt certain


c. in a biopsychological context (to understand the biochemical and/or neurological

processes involved in certain behaviors and cognitive processes)?

d. in a social-psychological setting (how certain events depend on social-economic

conditions, community relations, etc.)?

Discussion How social anxiety in adults affects the adult life

4) Am I really interested in this subject matter? If you’re going to do research on a topic, bear

in mind that you will be reading a lot of material and if you are not interested the process

will become tedious, boring and quite possibly frustrating. Choose something you are

genuinely interested in, and try to put in the context of research in Psychology. Discussion How social anxiety in adults affects the adult life