STEP 1: Find a popular news article from the past five years that addresses the topic of gender dysphoria. This should not be a blog entry, but a published article from a news source such as Time Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek, NPR, CNN, Fox News, etc. A great place to look is the APA’s Psychology news portal: http://www.apa.org/news/psycport/.
STEP 2: Consider this news article in light of the diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria. Remember that popular usage of psychological terms often does not always align with the clinical diagnosis. Consider the accuracy and thoroughness of the news article in comparison to the diagnostic criteria.
STEP 3: Write a paper between 500-750 words that
- describes and summarizes the news article
- compares and contrasts the key points of the news article with diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria
- examines if the news article accurately portrays gender dysphoria
- includes correct APA citations (both in-text and in a reference page) for all sources of information
|Finds appropriate news article and writes summary||Finds a detailed and relevant news article on gender dysphoria and provides a coherent summary of the article.||Does not provide enough detail in the summary or does not find an appropriate news article||Poor choice of news article, incomplete summary, or difficult to understand.||__/5|
|Accurately and thoroughly applies diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria||Accurately and thoroughly applies the diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria to the description in the news article.||Does not accurately or thoroughly apply the diagnostic criteria||Does not apply the diagnostic criteria||__/5|
|Compares and contrasts the news article with the diagnostic criteria||Compares and contrasts the key points of the news article with the diagnostic criteria||Does not fully compare and contrast the key points of the news article with the diagnostic criteria||Does not compare and contrast the key points of the news article with the diagnostic criteria||__/5|
|Includes correct APA citations||Provides accurate in-text citations AND a reference page for the sources used||Does not fully provide accurate in-text citations AND a reference page for the sources used||Does not provide accurate in-text citations AND a reference page for the sources used||__/5|