Discussion Questions

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 discussion questions. Submit your responses to both questions to the 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 (ANSWER)

Critique of Diagnostic Systems

How you would evaluate the usefulness and accuracy of DSM as an assessment tool? Do you support or oppose the continued use of DSM as the primary tool of psychiatric assessment? Explain your reasons for this opinion.

Evaluation Criteria for Discussion Question Response:

[12/12] – Took a position on the usefulness, accuracy, and value of DSM as an assessment tool, outlining advantages and disadvantages.

[4/4] – Supported your response with references, texts, articles, and experience.

Discussion Question 2 (ANSWER)

Personal Growth

After reflecting on the material learned in this course, your professional experience, and your personal or professional goals, what aspects of this course have you found most beneficial to you?

How have your ideas about psychopathology in the sport psychology realm changed? In what ways have you met your personal or professional goals through this course?

Evaluation Criteria for Discussion Question Response:

[6/6] – Described the aspects of this course that were most beneficial.

[6/6] – Articulated how your ideas in the sport psychology realm changed and how you met your personal or professional goals through this course.

[4/4] – Supported your response with references, texts, articles, and experience.

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

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Discussion Question Response:

Please see specific evaluation criteria listed below each discussion question.

16×2

Discussion 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.

8×2

While responding, justified ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from texts, Web sites, and other references or personal experience.

4×2

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

4×2

Total:

64


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