Compare and contrast the five general perspectives on human behavior

Compare and contrast the five general perspectives on human behavior

Compare and contrast the five general perspectives on human behavior
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“We know what we are but not what we may be.” ~Ophelia in Hamlet
Overview

 

In this course, you will write a paper that makes use of the five general perspectives on human behavior – biological, learning, social and cultural, cognitive, and psychodynamic influences – to explain how a relationship begins, develops, and is maintained. Compare and contrast the impact of those perspectives on behavior in a love relationship – any relationship you choose – but one that shows a loving interaction between two people, such as spouses.

NOTE: Work completed for other courses is not acceptable for use in this class.

Format
You need at least 3 pages, double-spaced, for this. Spelling and grammar count! Take time to organize your thoughts and develop a clear and coherent essay. See the rubric below for grading criteria.

Submit your paper in the Dropbox. Please submit your file as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) or in Rich Text Format (.rtf) to ensure that I can open it.

 

Research Paper Grading Rubric
Criteria Excellent Good Average Poor
Topic 25 points

The topic for the paper is clearly stated and appropriate for the assignment; describes an appropriate relationship as an example.
21 points

The topic for the paper is clearly stated but the relationship used for the example is not appropriate for the assignment.
18 points

The topic for the paper is not clearly stated and the relationship used as an example is not sufficient to illustrate the key points of the topic.
15 points

The topic for the paper is not clearly stated; does not describe an appropriate relationship as an example.

Content 75 points

Demonstrates a solid understanding of the five theoretical perspectives (biological, learning, social, cultural, and psychodynamic)
67 points

Demonstrates a basic understanding of the five theoretical perspectives (biological, learning, social, cultural, and psychodynamic)
60 points

Demonstrates a basic understanding of three or more of the five theoretical perspectives (biological, learning, social, cultural, and psychodynamic)
53 points

Does not demonstrate an understanding of the five theoretical perspectives (biological, learning, social, cultural, and psychodynamic)

 

Support 75 points

Interprets the development of the relationship through the different perspectives; compares and contrasts the different theoretical perspectives
67 points

Interprets the development of the relationship through the different perspectives; does not compare or contrast the different theoretical perspectives
60 points

Demonstrates a limited interpretation of the development of the relationship through the different perspectives; but, does not compare or contrast the different theoretical perspectives
53 points

Does not interpret the development of the relationship through the different perspectives; does not compare and contrast the different theoretical perspectives

Format 25 points

Three pages, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins and 12-point font; free of major errors in spelling and grammar
21 points

Two pages, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins and 12-point font; free of major errors in spelling and grammar
18 points

Two to three pages, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins and 12-point font; major errors in spelling and grammar
15 points

Less than three pages, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins and 12-point font; major errors in spelling and grammar