Question Description

The purpose of this assignment is to get you thinking about the experience of pain. Please respond to the following questions:

  • Describe several examples of how (and under what circumstances) pain might have saved your life as a caveman or cavewoman?
  • Provide an example of when the sensation and reaction to pain were not equivalent. Provide an explanation for why this might be the case.
  • Provide some examples of cultural factors affecting the experience of pain. For example, if you have travelled or lived outside of the United States, share experiences of individual differences of pain that you have observed. Alternatively, draw on observations from television shows or movies.
  • How and why might gender socialization contribute to the perception and self-report of pain?

Your submission should be 2-3 pages total in length (double spaced, Times New Roman 12 point font, one inch margins).

** PLEASE try and not use citations.**

Rubric

quality

10.0 to >8.0 pts

Full Marks

All requirements were completed. No spelling/grammar errors. Neat, organized, and/or creative. Answers show mastery of content and deeper analysis/understanding of the content.

8.0 to >6.0 pts

Moderately Good

Most requirements were completed. Very few spelling/grammar errors. Mostly neat, organized and/or creative. Answers show some analysis.

6.0 to >4.0 pts

Moderate

Some requirements were completed. Several spelling/grammar errors. Somewhat neat, organized and/or creative. Answers show some understanding of essential content, but is lacking in greater analysis and evidence.

4.0 to >2.0 pts

Moderately Poor

Few requirements were completed. More than several spelling/grammar errors. Messy, poorly organized and/or largely uncreative. Answers do not show understanding of basic content. Answers show that mastery of the general content is missing.

2.0 to >0 pts

Poor

Answers do not show understanding of basic content. Answers show that mastery of the general content is missing. Product does not address the assignment or is off topic entirely. Many spelling/grammar errors. Very messy, extremely unorganized and/or lacks creativity entirely. Answers are not on prompt or track.