The Discussion Grading Rubric

Below is the week 1 assignment Discussion. Please follow directions exactly and answers all questions provided. I have also provided a rubric that you must go by when completing all assignments for now on. Please use the readings from the textbook as well, and follow the rubric exactly. Please let me know if you have any questions.

The Discussion Grading Rubric



16 points

Quality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions

Initial posting, reveals a solid understanding of all given questions. A clear synthesis of theories and concepts is evident in the logical, factual, and relevant information.

12 points

Quality of responses to classmates

Demonstrates comprehensive analysis of others’ posts; extends meaningful discussions by building on previous posts and offers points of view, supported by research or relevant personal experience.

4 points

A frequency of responses to classmates

Participates on two or more days of the week. Responds to more than two other classmates’ initial postings.

4 points

Reference to supporting readings and other materials

Applies more than one resource to initial response. Properly cites (i.e., APA) course materials and outside scholarly readings in initial posting; citations as needed in responses to classmates.

4 points

Language and grammar

No spelling, structure, or grammatical errors in any posting. Contributes to discussion with clear, concise comments in an organized manner.

Module 1 assignment readings:

From your textbook, Social psychology, 6th: Goals in interaction, read the following chapters:

Assignment 2: Discussion

 Question: Gender Differences in Aggression

Assignment 2: Discussion Question: Gender Differences in Aggression

By the due date assigned, respond to the discussion question. Submit your responses to the appropriate Discussion Area. Use the same Discussion Area to comment on your classmate’s submissions by the due date assigned, and continue the discussion through the end of the module.

This week you have learned about the four primary perspectives in social psychology: sociocultural, evolutionary, social learning,
and social cognitive, all of which can be used to describe social interactions; however, depending on the situation, some may be a better fit than others.

Let’s consider an important issue in social psychology—aggression—specifically the gender differences in aggression.
For this discussion, we will assume that men are more aggressive than women.

  • Discuss how each perspective would explain this relationship.
  • Out of these four perspectives share which one you believe has the best explanatory power for explaining why there is a gender difference in aggression.
  • Discuss at least three assumptions that this perspective would make in explaining this relationship.
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