An interview is a great tool for gathering data in qualitative global psychological research. It invites the participant to share their views and thoughts through open-ended questions. For the purposes of this assignment, you are to interview someone either with whom you share a cultural background or someone with an entirely different cultural background than yours. You are to interview them on their experiences in the following areas of life as it relates to their cultural experiences and mental health to date.
Include questions related to the following topics:
- Sexual orientation
- Religious beliefs
- Veteran status
Focus on how cultural differences have shaped these different areas of your selected individual. How do you see that their current mental makeup or how they view themselves has been influenced by their cultural background? Summarize your findings and support them with ideas from concepts/theories we discussed in class via peer-reviewed journal articles (i.e. identity development models, sexuality development models, racism/stereotype concepts, acculturation, worldviews, health/mental health, etc.)
Please include your interview questions as part of the paper. Review this APA guide to assist you in formatting the list (Links to an external site.).
Questions should be accompanied or followed by correctly formatted, completed sentences/paragraphs which help you analyze your participant’s responses. These sections of analyses will help you evaluate themes and ideas revealed in your interview that may be related to our course topics.
Note: Be sure to inform participants their identity will be kept confidential and left out of your final draft of the assignment. Please let them know the interview is for educational purposes only. Take care to protect their private thoughts and share them in a respectful manner in your work.
Your writeup must be at least 2-3 pages in length and formatted according to APA guidelines. Page count does not include a title page or references page.
You are not required to include an abstract. If you do include an abstract, please review formatting to ensure you are submitting a correctly formatted one.
You are required to include pagination, headings, citations, and a running head.
You are required to use at least 2 peer-reviewed journal articles for your project from the last 5 years. You can find these articles in research journals from the library.