Psychology Week 3 Assignment

Week 3 Assignment: Flashbulb Memories

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Instructions Flashbulb memories are memories about a specific event that are so vivid it creates a “snapshot” of the event. Examples of well-known flashbulb memory events include the 9/11 attacks, Challenger disaster, and the MLK or JFK assassinations.

Research the phenomenon of flashbulb memories. Discuss the major theorists, main characteristics of flashbulb memories and the major criticisms of these types of memories. Now, identify a personal example of a flashbulb memory and describe in detail what you were doing when you heard the news of this event (what was the time? who were you with? what was the first thing you thought of when you heard the news?).

Thinking back to when your flashbulb memory event occurred. How confident are you about the accuracy of your responses about this event? Is the experience of your flashbulb memory event consistent with the characteristics and/or criticisms of flashbulb memories?

Writing Requirements (APA format)

Textbook: Chapter 6, 7, 8, 9 Lesson Minimum of 2 outside scholarly sources

Length: 2-3 pages (not including Title and References pages) 1-inch margins Double spaced 12-point Times New Roman font Running header in the upper left of all pages Page number in the upper right of all pages Parenthetical in-text citations included and formatted in APA style References page (a minimum of 2 outside scholarly sources plus the textbook and/or the weekly lesson)

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PSYC110 Week 3 Assignment Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

10.0 pts

20.0 pts

Grading This activity will be graded based on the Essay Grading Rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 4

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

 

 

Content 10.0 pts Addresses all aspects of the assignment.

8.5 pts Addresses most aspects of the assignment.

7.5 pts Addresses some aspects of the assignment.

6.0 pts Addresses few aspects of the assignment.

0.0 pts No effort

Explanation of Concepts

20.0 pts Thoroughly explains psychological theories and concepts in connection to key course content

17.0 pts Explains psychological theories and concepts in connection to key course content, but more detail could be added.

15.0 pts Adequately explains psychological theories and concepts in connection to key course content. Additional explanation and details are needed to clarify the topic and make link to course content and assignment.

12.0 pts Explanation of psychological theories and concepts is inadequate or unclear. Connections to key course content is inadequate or unclear.

0.0 pts No effort

Analysis 20.0 pts The central idea is developed and expanded.

17.0 pts The central idea is discernible

15.0 pts The central idea needs more development

12.0 pts The central idea is not

0.0 pts No effort

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20.0 pts

5.0 pts

5.0 pts

Thorough analysis of psychological theories and concepts clearly supports the central idea and displays evidence of a thoughtful in- depth analysis.

and developed and basic analysis of key theories and concepts is provided. A more thorough analysis could be included.

with points tying back to key psychological theories and concepts. Additional support and details are needed to clarify points.

developed, and the analysis lacks critical thought.

Source Integration

5.0 pts All required resources are included: 2 outside scholarly sources plus the textbook/online lesson.

4.25 pts Most required resources are included: at least 2 outside scholarly sources, but no textbook/online lesson.

3.75 pts Some required resources are included 1 outside scholarly source plus textbook/online lesson.

3.0 pts Few required resources are included: 1 outside scholarly source or only textbook/online lesson.

0.0 pts No effort

Writing: Mechanics & Usage

5.0 pts The writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that would detract from a clear reading of the paper.

4.25 pts The writing contains a few major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation, but the errors do not detract from a clear reading of the paper.

3.75 pts The writing contains some major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that need to be addressed for a clearer reading of the paper.

3.0 pts The writing contains several major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that impede a clear reading of the paper.

0.0 pts No effort

APA Format

5.0 pts Paper is formatted to include all 7 of the following: title page, 1-

4.25 pts Paper is formatted to include 6 of the following: title page, 1-inch

3.75 pts Paper is formatted to include 5 of the following: title page, 1-inch

3.0 pts Paper is formatted to include 4 of the following: title page, 1-inch

0.0 pts No effort

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Total Points: 75.0

5.0 pts

10.0 pts

inch margins, double-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman, running header, and page numbers.

margins, double-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman, running header, and page numbers.

margins, double-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman, running header, and page numbers.

margins, double-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman, running header, and page numbers.

APA Citations & References Page

10.0 pts All sources are properly cited in the text and references page demonstrating a mastery of APA format..

8.5 pts Most sources are cited in the text and references page. Some minor errors may exist in citation, but it does not interfere with understanding the source of the information.

7.5 pts Most sources are cited in the text and references page. Some errors may exist in citation that need to be addressed to clarify the source of information.

6.0 pts Sources are not properly/cited in the text/references page. Formatting contains several errors that suggest a lack of understanding of APA format.

0.0 pts No effort

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