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1Examining SMART Goals and Plans to Accomplish themGoals for Success Rough DraftApril KillingsUniversity of PhoenixPSYCH/599: Foundations of Graduate Study In PsychologyInstructor: Dr.Patricia CorneliousDue Date: 2/15/22
2Examining SMART Goals and Plans to Accomplish themIntroductionI.Experts in psychology recommend goal setting to guide ones’ focus and promote newbehaviors to accomplish the intended achievement. SMART goals refer to Specific,Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. A SMART goal should berealistic and easy to follow based on the attributes and parameters mentioned.II.Goals can be clear and straightforward by including parameters that indicate how theyare realistic and achievable.III.SMART goals depict one’s intended accomplishment, an idea of how and what shouldbe done to achieve the accomplishment, including the relevance and period forachieving the goal.1.Smart Goal 1:I will develop a strong understanding of psychology by week 6 of thiscourse through studying 2 psychological theories per day by using library resource andweb searches in order to demonstrate efficient knowledge in my future career.a.SpecificI.I aim to study and comprehend psychological theories because I believe theysignificantly impact practice.b.MeasurableI.My aim is to study two theories daily. I will know that I have achieved this byrecording it in my diary. Every time I learn a theory, I shall record it in mydiary to remind me later.II.The dairy will help me to track my learning progress. I will make columns ofdays and achievements and record in each column what I learned. If perhaps I
3am caught up with something preventing me from learning two theories a day,I shall also record it in my diary.c.AttainableI.I am going to utilize educational materials in the library to help me learnpsychological theories. The library has numerous books on psychology thatwill allow me to develop my knowledge of various skills. Also, the internet is