*Please write the paper in a simple language*
Drawing from Positive Psychology research we discussed throughout the semester,
( part 1) review and summarize Positive psychology research to answer the following three questions: (a) â€œwhat does it mean to live a pleasant lifeâ€? (b) â€œwhat does it mean to live an engaged (full) lifeâ€?, and (c) â€œwhat does it mean to live a meaningful lifeâ€? End this section with general purpose of your project (e.g., “The purpose of our final project was to conduct a qualitative survey study to gather information as to whether pursuit of pleasant, engaging, and meaningful life leads to high level of life satisfaction as suggested by Positive Psychology research summarized above.”) The lit. review is worth 10 pts; must be at least one FULL page long, based on at least five primary sources (be sure to include APA style format in-text citations).
(part 2) choose, at random, three (3) people (preferably different ages and cultural backgrounds; your Methods/Participants section) to interview them about their views of what does it mean to live a pleasant/engaged/meaningful life and whether (if so, how?) pursuit of all three contributes to their life satisfaction (your Methods/Procedure section). Type up the summary of your findings in detail (who said what; your Results section). In your Discussion section, reflect on the activityâ€™s general findings (i.e., do they support past research results summarized in your lit. review?) and share your own answer to the question, reflecting whether (if so, how) your view about pleasant, engaged, and meaningful life characteristics has changed due to the knowledge you gained through readings, presenting on Positive Psychology theory and research, and completing the HW activities (e.g., engaging in random acts of kindness, expressing gratitude, exploring and using your strengths, widening your social network, to name a few). This part of your paper is worth 10 pts and must be at least one FULL page long.
Paper APA Format and Writing Quality (worth 5 pts):
The paper must be at least 2 FULL pages (1,000 words) in length (excluding title, abstract, and references list pages) and written using APA style format: double-spaced and in Times New Roman 12-point font, black ink, 1â€ margins on all sides. Failure to do so will result in a loss of points. Your references list must include at least 5 primary sources (i.e, scholar peer-reviewed articles) published within the past 10 years (i.e., 2019 – present). You can find relevant article citations in your textbook.
Do not copy and paste anything from your textbook, articles, or the internet; if you have over 30% plagiarism on your paper, you will receive an automatic zero (0) score for the assignment and cannot make it up.
Given that you have completed Research Methods course, you should know how to cite/write anything using APA format; if not, see your Research Methods Paper V, a, and/or make an appointment with me during my office hours, and we can go over how this is done. Finally, to ensure high writing quality, always use a spell checker to avoid unnecessary typos/errors. Proofread everything you write by reading some sentences aloud to see if they flow well, or getting family or friends to read your work. In addition, FIU writing center is available if you want someone to look over your paper and give you advice.