Prepare: Prior to completing this week’s discussion, view the Punishing Parents: Who is Responsible for Delinquent Kids? video, review the School Violence Prevention: Tips for Parents & Educators web page, complete Chapter 7: Educational Psychology in your text, review any relevant Instructor Guidance, and interact with the Educational Psychology and Career Counseling learning objects located in the left navigation bar for this week. In your post, you will examine uses and applications of applied behavioral science to help a school in the aftermath of a school shooting.
Reflect: Mr. Williams teaches tenth grade in a community where a student opened fire at another nearby high school. The students in his classes are upset at the news of the shooting and that the student has been identified as a recent transfer from their own school. He comes to you, the school psychologist, for direction.
Write: For your initial post:
- Specify some strategies teachers can use to help students cope with stressful events such as this.
- Identify trends that may provide insights into and assistance with coping in the aftermath of this type of tragic event.
- Identify at least two of the theoretical perspectives discussed in the text (e.g., behavioristic, cognitive, social learning theory, humanist), and briefly discuss how you would address the question “Why did this happen?” that surrounds events like this from each of the perspectives you selected.
- Lastly, examine the issue of personal responsibility. Defend your position by generalizing some of the pros and cons that might be associated with each of your recommended strategies.
Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words, and you must utilize at least one scholarly source (e.g., the course textbook, a peer reviewed article, or a professional web source) in addition to the video (https://fod.infobase.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?token=11903&wID=100753&plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=). All sources must be cited according to APA style