Cultures and fundamental attribution error

Criteria

% Value

1: Unsatisfactory

2: Less than Satisfactory

3: Satisfactory

4: Good

5: Excellent

% Scaling

 

0%

65%

75%

85%

100%

Identifies differences between

individualistic and collectivistic

cultures

10%

Does not present differences or a general idea between individualistic and collectivistic cultures.

Presents few differences between individualistic and collectivistic cultures. A clear understanding between the two terms is not evident.

Presents an adequate amount of basic differences between individualistic and collectivistic cultures to ensure audience understanding.

Presents multiple descriptive differences between individualistic and collectivistic cultures to ensure audience understanding. Provides supporting detailed rationale.

Presents multiple descriptive differences between individualistic and collectivistic cultures to ensure audience understanding. Provides supporting detailed rationales and incorporates various examples.

Describes the fundamental attribution error

10%

Presents an inaccurate understanding of the fundamental attribution error as it pertains to psychology.

Presents a weak description of the fundamental attribution error as it pertains to psychology.

Presents a basic description of the fundamental attribution error as it pertains to psychology.

Presents a clear descriptive explanation of the fundamental attribution error as it pertains to psychology using supporting rationale with details.

Presents a thorough descriptive explanation of the fundamental attribution error as it pertains to psychology supporting rationale with details and incorporating various examples.

Explains why

individualistic and collectivistic

cultures differ in their tendency to

make the fundamental attribution error

 

Competency 2.2

60%

Explanation omits some important details, facts, and/or concepts.
Only facts are stated, evidence of understanding of the purpose is not present.

 

Explanation generally describes facts and ideas. A few connections are explained.

Explanation is direct and focused. Ideas and facts are not just noted but clearly explain reasoning. Examples and details are present.

Explanation is detailed, direct and focused.  New ideas and concepts are explored in relation to the topic.

Explanation is in-depth, direct and focused.   Differences are explored and connected to the tendency to make the fundamental attribution error.

Language Use and Audience Awareness (includes sentence construction, word choice, etc.)

 

5%

Inappropriate word choice and lack of variety in language use are evident. Writer appears to be unaware of audience. Use of “primer prose” indicates writer either does not apply figures of speech or uses them inappropriately.

Some distracting inconsistencies in language choice (register) and/or word choice are present. The writer exhibits some lack of control in using figures of speech appropriately.

Language is appropriate to the targeted audience for the most part.

The writer is clearly aware of audience, uses a variety of appropriate vocabulary for the targeted audience, and uses figures of speech to communicate clearly.

The writer uses a variety of sentence constructions, figures of speech, and word choice in distinctive and creative ways that are appropriate to purpose, discipline, and scope.

 

Mechanics of Writing
(includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

 

10%

Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning.Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are employed.

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) and/or word choice are present.

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Audience-appropriate language is employed.

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writeruses a variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech.

The writer is clearly in command of standard, written academic English. Shows mastery.

 

Research Citations
(In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment)

5%

No reference page is included. No citations are used.

Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used.

Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present.

Reference page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and GCU style is usually correct.

In-text citations and a reference page are complete. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.