Assignment: Psychology Expert

Propose a study involving a correlational, quasi-experimental, or experimental research design. Be sure to name your study design, and use references to the text and other resources to provide evidence that your design is appropriate. To prepare for your proposal, review relevant research. Summarize in your introduction at least three of these studies. In your proposal, be sure to consider issues of diversity and research ethics, and to clearly describe the strengths and limitations of your study design.

Experimental References

Virtual Reality

Day, B., Ebrahimi, E., Hartman, L. S., Pagano, C. C., Robb, A. C., & Babu, S. V. (2018). Examining the effects of altered avatars on perception-action in virtual reality. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.

Rizzo, A. “Skip,” & Koenig, S. T. (2017). Is clinical virtual reality ready for primetime? Neuropsychology, 31(8), 877–899.

Rauch, S. A. M., & Rothbaum, B. O. (2016). Innovations in exposure therapy for PTSD treatment. Practice Innovations, 1(3), 189–196.

van Heugten-van der Kloet, D., Cosgrave, J., van Rheede, J., & Hicks, S. (2018). Out-of-body experience in virtual reality induces acute dissociation. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice5(4), 346–357.

Nelson, R. J. (2013). Is virtual reality exposure therapy effective for service members and veterans experiencing combat-related PTSD? Traumatology, 19(3), 171–178.

Freeman, D., Pugh, K., Vorontsova, N., Antley, A., & Slater, M. (2010). Testing the continuum of delusional beliefs: An experimental study using virtual reality. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119(1), 83–92.

Sharpless, B. A., & Barber, J. P. (2011). A clinician’s guide to PTSD treatments for returning veterans. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42(1), 8–15.

Therapeutic Approach

Farber, B. A., Suzuki, J. Y., & Lynch, D. A. (2018). Positive regard and psychotherapy outcome: A meta-analytic review. Psychotherapy, 55(4), 411–423.

Westra, H. A., & Aviram, A. (2013). Core skills in motivational interviewing. Psychotherapy, 50(3), 273–278.