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Assignment 2: Discussion Questions

Complete the following discussion questions which are based on concepts and principles from the assigned readings for this module.

Your facilitator will guide you in the selection of two of the four discussion questions. Submit your responses to both questions to the appropriate Discussion Area by the due date assigned. Through the end of the module, comment on the responses of others.

Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between one or more lines of reasoning in the discussion.

You will be assigned two discussion questions in this module; each is worth 32 points. The total number of points you can earn for this assignment is 64.

Discussion Question #1: Conceptions of Mental Illness

What do you see as the predominant perceptions of society when the term “mental illness” is discussed? Describe three misconceptions you have observed pertaining to how others view someone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness.

Evaluation Criteria for Discussion Question Response:

[6/6] – Critically analyzed and clearly explained the perceptions of society about mental illness.
[6/6] – Accurately identified three misconceptions of society toward a person diagnosed with a mental illness.
[4/4] – Supported your opinions with experience and research (journal articles and texts).

Discussion Question #2: Theoretical Perspectives

Which theoretical model best explains psychopathology while capturing the full range of human functioning?

From your perspective, considering your professional experience, which one of the theoretical models of psychopathology provides the best operational definition of the term and why?

Evaluation Criteria for Discussion Question Response:

[6/6] – Critically analyzed theoretical models for their value as operational definitions of psychopathology and selected one.
[6/6] – Explained how the particular theory is best applied.
[4/4] – Supported your opinions with experience and research (journal articles and texts).

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Assignment 2 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsDiscussion Question Response: Please see specific evaluation criteria listed below each discussion question.16×2Discussion Participation:Participated in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging a point of discussion, or making a relationship between one or more points of the discussion.8x2While responding, justified ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from texts, Web sites, and other references or personal experience.4x2Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.4×2Total:64