Written Assignment Instructions-What Is Normal and the APA styled Case Study Wha
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Written Assignment Instructions-What Is Normal and the APA styled Case Study
What is normal behavior anyway? This assignment will increase your awareness of the behavior around you as well as the complexities involved in assessing such behavior. For this assignment, you will assess any behavior that you observed during a COVID-19 related lock-down, stay at home/stay safe mandate, or shutdown that seemed abnormal. Think about what behavior you observed while at home, around your neighborhood, at work, etc. Describe the behavior that caught your attention, the particulars of the behavior, and assess that behavior according to the 4D’s. Address how that behavior made you feel. Did you observe or respond to the behavior? Why or why not? Submit your assignment (400 word limit) by the due date listed in your course syllabus. This assignment will count 5% of your course grade.
Written Assignment Scoring Rubric- What is Normal?
Presentation of abnormal situation 10
Overall presentation (correct grammar, spelling, organization, etc) 10
Your second writing assignment will be to complete an APA (7th ed) styled case study. A case study provides an opportunity for students to understand and analyze abnormal behavior. For this assignment, you will select one character from a television series or movie who exhibits a mental disorder. Your task will be to assess the selected character’s behavior according to criteria in the following sections:
Description: A detailed description of the symptomatic behavior
Diagnosis: A diagnostic label from the DSM-5 with justification for selection of that label
Perspective: An explanation from three perspectives of your choice (psychodynamic, behavioral, humanistic, cognitive, biological, and sociocultural) explaining the causes of the symptomatic behavior
Prognosis: A treatment protocol suggested from chosen perspectives listed in Item III (psychodynamic, behavioral, humanistic, cognitive, biological, sociocultural)
This assignment must be at least 5 pages in length (at least 1000 words) (title page, 3-4 pages for the body, reference page). As stated, your case study must be written in APA (7th ed) format and include a correctly formatted APA styled title page, reference page and at least 4 references from either your textbook, other books, or peer reviewed journals for each of the sections mentioned above. If you need any assistance with this paper, please see “APA Style” under the “Resources” tab or contact any of the HCC librarians. You will submit your case study by the date listed in your syllabus. This assignment will count 15% of your course grade.