To be completed by the end of Week 5.
This assignment will involve the selection a current event from the news and applying it to a concept or subject from your readings in the course textbook, Psychopathology: Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding, 4th edition (Maddux & Winstead, 2016). Papers must be a minimum of 5 pages in length. Your submission should be double-spaced with 1 inch margins on all sides of each page and should be free of spelling and grammar errors. It must include source crediting of any materials used in APA format, including source citations in the body of your paper and in a Reference list attached to the end. Easy to follow guides to APA formatting can be found on the tutorial section of the APUS Online Library.
Students may select any subject from the textbook, as long as they are able to (a) thoroughly describe the selected concept and (b) make a sound case for why it relates to the selected current event.
Students may select any relevant current event from the news, citing the description of the event from an internet news source.
The paper will include three major components:
Selection and description of the current event
Selection and description of the textbook concept
Integration and synthesis of the textbook concept with the selected current event