Assignment: Psychological Disorders

Disorder At-a-Glance

STEP 1: Pick one of the disorders you read about in this module and learn more about it in order to make a “At-a-Glance” page with details about the disorder. Visit the National Institute of Mental Health and search for the disorder, read through the information, then scroll to the section on “Research and Statistics” or “Journal Articles or Reports” to find helpful links to outside information. Look elsewhere as well for details about the prevalence, signs, symptoms, details, and research related to the disorder. Keep track of all of your sources as you investigate.

STEP 2: In a format of your choosing (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Canva, Infogr.am, Photoshop, Google Doc, etc.), create a 1 page visual that includes the following information about the disorder:

  • Description
  • Prevalence
  • Causes and Risk Factors
  • Recent Research (referencing at least 2 research articles)
  • Either as a footnote on the same page, or on a separate page, include the citations in APA format

STEP 3: Create a simple, yet visually interesting “At-a-Glance” page with information about the order. Although not required, we recommend adding a Creative Commons license to your completed work and uploading it to either Flickr or Wikimedia Commons so that other psychology instructors and students can use your work.

Criteria Ratings Points
Design Creates a simple, yet visually interesting design Has a simple design “At-a-Glance” is not visually interesting and/or poorly designed __/4
Content Includes detailed, yet concise, sections including the description, prevalence, and causes and risk factors of the illness Has sections on the description, prevalence, causes, and risk factors for an illness Incomplete or inaccurate sections on the description, prevalence, causes, and risk factors for an illness __/7
Research and citations Concisely and clearly explains at least two recent research articles (within the past 10 years), summarizes key research, and includes APA references Mentions at least two recent research articles (within the past 10 years), summarizes key research, and includes APA references Does not mentions at least two recent research articles (within the past 10 years), summarize the key research, or include appropriate APA references __/7
Total: __/20