Brief Assignment 1

Instructions: This assignment is intended to allow students to demonstrate and deepen their knowledge of topics related to Abnormal Psychology. To complete this assignment, you will write a brief, 500-word essay in response to one of the prompts outlined below. In addition to meeting the 500-word requirement, you will be graded based on the thoughtfulness and accuracy of your response. Papers should include a thorough discussion of your chosen prompt and, when appropriate, should include references to the required text and/or a reputable, peer-reviewed journal. Students may also find it helpful to use examples to help clarify their points while writing this essay, but personal examples should be avoided if possible.

Formatting: 12pt. Times New Roman Font; 1” margins on each side; double-spaced.

Choose one of the following:

1. Briefly describe the three basic criteria that must be met for an individual to be diagnosed with a psychological disorder. Provide an example of an individual meeting each criterion.

1. Briefly describe OCD and the difference between obsessions and compulsions. Briefly explain the four major types of obsessions and compulsions using examples.

1. Briefly describe the four categories of phobias and provide an example of each. What is the difference between being fearful of something vs. having a specific phobia? Use examples to discuss this.

1. Briefly describe dissociative disorders. Do you believe that DID can be faked? Explain why or why not.

Brief Assignment 2

Instructions: This assignment is intended to allow students to demonstrate and deepen their knowledge of topics related to Abnormal Psychology. To complete this assignment, you will write a brief, 500-word essay in response to one of the prompts outlined below. In addition to meeting the 500-word requirement, you will be graded based on the thoughtfulness and accuracy of your response. Papers should include a thorough discussion of your chosen prompt and, when appropriate, should include references to the required text and/or a reputable, peer-reviewed journal. Students may also find it helpful to use examples to help clarify their points while writing this essay, but personal examples should be avoided if possible.

Formatting: 12pt. Times New Roman Font; 1” margins on each side; double-spaced.

Choose one of the following:

1. Briefly describe the DSM-5 criteria for a Major Depressive Episode. Discuss causes and treatment for Major Depressive Disorder.

1. Briefly describe the three major types of eating disorders. Discuss the medical consequences of Bulimia and Anorexia.

1. Explain the human sexual response cycle. Briefly describe the categories of sexual dysfunction among men and women.

1. Briefly explain and give an example of substance use, intoxication, and substance use disorders. Briefly discuss the DSM-5 criteria for Alcohol Use Disorders. When does alcohol use become a disorder?

Due November 12th at 6 pm CST

Annotated Bibliography

Requirements:

Your annotated bibliography should consist of a 250-word introduction (or statement of

scope), 6 alphabetized, annotated bibliographic entries covering scholarly, peer-reviewed

sources, and a 250-word conclusion. Your sources should consist of articles published

within the last 10 years (unless I have given you permission to do otherwise). At least 5

of them must be from peer-reviewed journals (unless I have given you permission to do

otherwise). All must be quality sources.

Description of Assignment:

Part One: The Introduction:

Your 250-word introduction will announce the focus of your research project and provide

an overview of the issue you will discuss in your final, 6-8 page research paper (major

paper #3). This introduction should include a provisional thesis statement, an explanation

of context and background, some questions central to the debate associated with your

topic, and one or two counter-arguments. This statement of scope should help the reader

understand the context of your annotated bibliography.

Part Two: The Annotated Bibliography:

For your final research paper, you must provide a works cited page with at least 8 quality

sources. Therefore, this assignment will require you to locate most of these sources, read

them, understand them, and show evidence of your understanding. It will help you

determine which sources are relevant to your argument and which ones are not.

An annotated bibliography not only presents formal citations of your sources, it includes

a paragraph after the citation that summarizes the source and evaluates its usefulness to

your project. The evaluation should appear after you have summarized the source and

provided some specific examples to accompany your generalizations. Your evaluation of

a source should say more than whether or not a source will be useful. It should indicate

how or why the source will be useful. Or, if the source will not be as useful as you

initially thought it would be, you can explain the limitations of the source with respect to

your research project. Your evaluation of the source should be 2-3 sentences. The rest of

the annotation will consist of the MLA citation and the summary of the source. Each

annotation (citation, summary, and evaluation) should be 250-words long.

Part Three: The Conclusion:

After your annotated bibliography, provide a 250-word concluding statement. This

statement should synthesize the ideas and information presented in the bibliography and

anticipate where your final research paper will go. Also, it should acknowledge the

remaining gaps in your research and the territory you still intend to explore. You should

leave the reader with a sense of why your topic is important and hint at the larger

implications that emerge from issue you have chosen.

Evaluation:

Your paper will be evaluated on how well it completes the requirements for all 3

parts of the assignment. Included in the assessment will be close attention to:

-The logic and fullness of your insights about the issue you are researching and

about the implications of your claims regarding that issue

-The understanding you demonstrate of what you have researched and what you

still need to explore—and why

-The accuracy of your summaries of the articles you have gathered and read

-The overall clarity and correctness of your writing

-The correctness of your bibliographic citations and your adherence to MLA rules

Other Important Things to Keep in Mind:

-Please label each sections of your annotated bibliography: Introduction, Annotations,

and Conclusion.

-Give the overall paper a title. It would make sense for the title to be the words

“Annotated Bibliography” followed by a colon, and then the topic you are researching.

-Do not include long quotes in your annotations. If you have a particularly important

quotation, you can include that one quote in an annotation. But the summary should

consist largely of summary and paraphrase.

-Make sure it is always clear to the reader that the information you are conveying in an

annotation comes from the article you are summarizing and not from you. This means

that you must repeatedly attribute the info. To the author of the article without sounding

redundant. It takes work to do this successfully.

-Finally, absolutely do not merely cut and paste your annotations into your final

research paper. Your body paragraphs in the argumentative research paper (major paper

#3) will not consist of summaries of sources. If you offer annotations as body paragraphs,

you will not pass major paper #3. Forgive the harshness of this warning, but several

students in the past have done this.

Actual Annotated bibliography that you’ll be adding to.

Annotated Bibliography

25 and single; a statement if made to two individuals of different generations would illicit completely different responses. Why is that? Partying at 30 would look completely different in the eyes of someone from Generation X and someone from Generation Y. Our grandparents have succeeded and found solace in an area that some of our parents did not. Why is that? Are we as a society making dating/relationships more effective or harder by what each generation is teaching/allowing their young to see and behave? Are our dating practices improving the quality of relationships? Many would say “who knows and who cares?!” Those that have taken a closer look will tell you that online dating is showing to help improve lasting relationships and marriages than ever before.

Annotated Bibliography

Neuman, F. Dating: Then and Now. Retrieved October 23, 2018, from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fighting-fear/201301/dating-then-and-now. Web.

This article details the differences between dating now and dating previously. Cultural practices that seem to be small and unnecessary now that were important in our history. “There was a time when a proper young man and woman could not speak to each other unless they had been formally introduced.” (pg. 1). Additionally, there are practices now that would never have been a thing in a previous time. The rules have changed overtime in some drastic ways. The article gives the example of dating ex’s. Nowadays it is unacceptable, in my mind perhaps, because there are eight billion people in the world for each of us to take our pick from. Another thought pattern would be that one had begun plotting on your significant other since you were together in hopes for a turn which is yet another unacceptable problem. Either way, dating a friend’s ex is not suitable where as back in the day, that was your only option. Progressing forward in time, with developments like bars and co-ed colleges that morphed the dating norm. Not only did access become easier to meet the opposite sex, but that also influenced the time frame that many decided to get married, waiting later than what the average norm was. Before these opportunities were made available and changes affected the dating scene, much like online dating, many used advertising in a newspaper to find a spouse though the time it took is far different than just swiping left or right on a dating app.

Rosenfeld, and Michael J. “Marriage, Choice, and Couplehood in the Age of the Internet.” Sociological Science, 18 Sept. 2017, www.sociologicalscience.com/articles-v4-20-490/.

In this, there is an examination into the differences in outcomes of dating when the couple meets online vice in an organic environment. One comparison that was discussed as being a factor in dating is “choice overload versus the advantage of choice” (pg. 491). “Choice overload” being described simply as having too many options which means too many opportunities to make the wrong choice. “Advantage of choice” making the possibilities found have a higher likelihood of a successful relationship. Both sides with great counter arguments and support. This breaks down research done over a 6 year period with many different couples with factors depending on the method of how they came together and their current relationship status whether that be a break up or transition to marriage with whom they did what with. The internets influence on relationships is also a key discussion piece. The studies conducted by Rosenfeld found that the overall data is inconclusive until we reach a time of having had technology and dating online for longer. For the time that has been able to be evaluated, naturally, couples that met offline had a better success rate of couples that met online.

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