Pyschology

Agree or Disagree

Write a 300 – 600 word essay comparing and contrasting  two anxiety or stress disorders (for example, Generalized Anxiety Disorder vs. Post-traumatic stress disorder). 1) Do you agree with the diagnostic criteria? Why or why not? 2) Based on the criteria, is it too “easy” or too “hard” for a person to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder? Explain.  For a top score, provide a substantive comparison (similarities) and contrast (differences) between the diagnostic criteria for the two anxiety disorders. Standard English grammar and usage is expected.  (You can find diagnostic criteria for anxiety disorders in your textbook).

Online text has a 625 word limit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grading criteria
Comparison of two anxiety disorders
Does not make a comparison and contrast

0points

Makes a comparison or a contrast – or comparison: or compares/contrasts disorder(s) that are not anxiety disorders

1points

Makes a weak comparison and contrast

2points

Makes a sound comparison and contrast

3points

Agree or Disagree
Does not discuss agreement or disagreement with diagnostic criteria

0points

Agrees or disagrees with no discussion

1points

Explains why s/he agrees or disagrees

2points

Explains why s/he agrees or disagrees in more than one sentence

3points

Too easy or too hard?
Does not discuss ease or difficulty for diagnosis

0points

Only states opinion about ease or difficulty for diagnosis

1points

Explains why s/he thinks it is too easy or difficult to receive the diagnosis

2points

Explains why s/he thinkgs it is too easy or too difficult to receive diagnoses, and illustrates with at least on specific diagnostic criterion.

3points

Grammar and usage
Makes more than six grammatical or spelling errors.

0points

Makes 4 – 6 errors

1points

Makes 2-3 errors

2points

Makes no more than one error

3points

 

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