Select one noted psychologist from any of the included lists in The 100 Most Eminent Psychologists of the 20th Century article and locate a scholarly article written by him or her in the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. (As an alternative to locating an article via a search, you may choose one that is identified in Classic Articles as Primary Source Reading in Introductory Psychology.) For guidance on what constitutes a scholarly article, review the Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sourcesundefined

After you have selected your psychologist and found an article, include the following in your discussion:undefined

  • Summarize the contributions of the influential figure you selected to the field of psychology.
  • Relate pertinent information regarding your selected psychologist and his or her main theoretical contributions to the field.
  • Interpret any empirical work (i.e., research study) that is presented in the article. (Tell us what they found.)
  • Explain how this theory/research provides insight into differences in psychological functioning, considering cultural and social diversity influences. (Why do we do what we do?)


To fully demonstrate content knowledge and critical thinking, the Historical Foundations in Psychological Research discussion mustundefined

  • Appraise course concepts explicitly, applying them to your personal experiences/observations, and cite the required readings as appropriate.
  • Be thorough and specific, structuring your work intentionally (with an introductory and concluding sentence or two), providing clear context, and concisely and precisely explaining relevant course concepts.
  • Use personal examples to illustrate as appropriate, but do be sure to provide an objective analysis too, referencing required materials and using additional credible sources as needed to support your insight. For more, see Summary vs. Analysis (Links to an external site.).
  • Use your own Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) and apply in-text citations appropriately throughout your post. For more, see APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.).
  • Your original post should be a minimum of 300 words.

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