Current Events Assignment: selecting a current event from the news and applying it to a concept or subject from the course textbook, Psychopathology: Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding, 3rd edition (Maddux & Winstead, 2012)

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Current Events Assignment
To be completed by the end of Weeks 2 and 6
This assignment will involve students selecting a current event from the news and applying it to a concept or subject from the course textbook, Psychopathology: Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding, 3rd edition (Maddux & Winstead, 2012). Papers must be approximately 5 pages in length.
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 three major components of the paper will involve:

  1. Selection of the current event
  2. Selection of the textbook concept
  3. Integration and Synthesis of the textbook concept with the selected current event