Briefly describe your like or dislike (one to two (1-2) sentences).

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

1. Briefly describe your like or dislike (one to two (1-2) sentences).

2. Describe the subfield (e.g., cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, psychoanalytic psychology, etc.) you believe is best suited for providing psychological insight into your preference (the fact that you like or dislike the thing you do) and why you believe it is so.

3. Discuss how biological bases of behavior (including sensation and perception) have contributed to your preference.

4. Analyze how engaging in or reacting to your preference (e.g., playing competitive sports or encountering a snake) affects your state of consciousness during that engagement.

5. Discuss the role that learning has had on the fact that you like or dislike the thing you described.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

• Distinguish between the major schools of thought in psychology.

• Discuss the biological factors that influence behavior.

• Describe the major theories of learning, memory, cognition, consciousness, development, and social psychology.

• Use technology and information resources to research issues in psychology.

• Write clearly and concisely about psychology using proper writing mechanics.

Points: 172

Assignment 1: Preferences

Criteria Unacceptable

Below 60% F Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D Fair

70-79% C Proficient

80-89% B Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Briefly describe your like or dislike (one to two (1-2) sentences).

Weight: 10% Did not submit or incompletely described your like or dislike. Insufficiently described your like or dislike. Partially described your like or dislike. Satisfactorily described your like or dislike. Thoroughly described your like or dislike.

2. Describe the subfield you believe is best for providing psychological insight into your preference (the fact that you like or dislike the thing you do) and why you believe it is so.

Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely described the subfield believed best suited for providing psychological insight into your preference and why you believe it is so. Insufficiently described the subfield you believed best for providing psychological insight into your preference and why you believed it so. Partially described the subfield you believed best for providing psychological insight into your preference and why you believe it is so. Satisfactorily described the subfield you believed best for providing psychological insight into your preference and why you believe it is so. Thoroughly described the subfield you believed best for providing psychological insight into your preference and why you believe it is so.

3. Discuss how biological bases of behavior (including sensation and perception) have contributed to your preference.

Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely discussed how biological bases of behavior (including sensation and perception) have contributed to your preference. Insufficiently discussed how biological bases of behavior (including sensation and perception) have contributed to your preference. Partially discussed how biological bases of behavior (including sensation and perception) have contributed to your preference. Satisfactorily discussed how biological bases of behavior (including sensation and perception) have contributed to your preference. Thoroughly discussed how biological bases of behavior (including sensation and perception) have contributed to your preference.

4. Analyze how engaging in or reacting to your preference (e.g., playing competitive sports or encountering a snake) affects your state of consciousness during that engagement.

Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely analyzed how engaging in or reacting to your preference affects your state of consciousness during that engagement. Insufficiently analyzed how engaging in or reacting to your preference affects your state of consciousness during that engagement. Partially analyzed how engaging in or reacting to your preference affects your state of consciousness during that engagement. Satisfactorily analyzed how engaging in or reacting to your preference affects your state of consciousness during that engagement. Thoroughly analyzed how engaging in or reacting to your preference affects your state of consciousness during that engagement.

5. Discuss the role that learning has had on the fact that you like or dislike the thing you described.

Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely discussed the role of learning on your liking or disliking the thing you described. Insufficiently discussed the role of learning on your liking or disliking the thing you described. Partially discussed the role of learning on your liking or disliking the thing you described. Satisfactorily discussed the role of learning on your liking or disliking the thing you described. Thoroughly discussed the role of learning on your liking or disliking the thing you described.

6. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10% More than 8 errors present 7-8 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present

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assignment second

Select a significant event (either positive or negative) that occurred before you reached adulthood and that has had a life-shaping effect on your life.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

1. Briefly describe your significant event (one to two (1-2) sentences).

2. Discuss why the memory of the event you described may or may not be completely accurate.

3. Determine the effect the event has had on your subjective well-being.

4. Discuss the role the event may have played in the continued development of your personality.

5. Determine the positive or negative impacts of the event on your overall health (including your reaction to stressors and your ability to cope).

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

• Relate psychological concepts to real-world situations.

• Describe the major theories of learning, memory, cognition, consciousness, development, and social psychology.

• Use technology and information resources to research issues in psychology.

• Write clearly and concisely about psychology using proper writing mechanics

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric

Points: 172 Assignment 2: Significant Events

Criteria Unacceptable

Below 60% F Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D Fair

70-79% C Proficient

80-89% B Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Briefly describe your significant event (one to two (1-2) sentences).

Weight: 10% Did not submit or incompletely described your significant event. Insufficiently described your significant event. Partially described your significant event. Satisfactorily described your significant event. Thoroughly described your significant event.

2. Discuss why the memory of the event you described may or may not be completely accurate.

Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely discussed why the memory of the event you described may or may not be completely accurate. Insufficiently discussed why the memory of the event you described may or may not be completely accurate. Partially discussed why the memory of the event you described may or may not be completely accurate. Satisfactorily discussed why the memory of the event you described may or may not be completely accurate. Thoroughly discussed why the memory of the event you described may or may not be completely accurate.

3. Determine the effect the event has had on your subjective well- being.

Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely determined the effect the event has had on your subjective well- being. Insufficiently determined the effect the event has had on your subjective well-being. Partially determined the effect the event has had on your subjective well-being. Satisfactorily determined the effect the event has had on your subjective well-being. Thoroughly determined the effect the event has had on your subjective well-being.

4. Discuss the role the event may have played in the continued development of your personality.

Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely discussed the role the event may have played in the continued development of your personality. Insufficiently discussed the role the event may have played in the continued development of your personality. Partially discussed the role the event may have played in the continued development of your personality. Satisfactorily discussed the role the event may have played in the continued development of your personality. Thoroughly discussed the role the event may have played in the continued development of your personality.

5. Determine the positive or negative impacts of the event on your overall health (including your reaction to stressors and your ability to cope).

Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely determined the positive or negative impacts of the event on your overall health (including your reaction to stressors and your ability to cope). Insufficiently determined the positive or negative impacts of the event on your overall health (including your reaction to stressors and your ability to cope). Partially determined the positive or negative impacts of the event on your overall health (including your reaction to stressors and your ability to cope). Satisfactorily determined the positive or negative impacts of the event on your overall health (including your reaction to stressors and your ability to cope). Thoroughly determined the positive or negative impacts of the event on your overall health (including your reaction to stressors and your ability to cope).

6. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10% More than 8 errors present 7-8 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present