psychology

JOURNAL TASK:

Please read the “Critical Controversy” section of your textbook on page 399.  (Do Defense Mechanism Underlie Homophobia?)

 

JOURNAL QUESTIONS:

For your journal entry, answer these questions:

  1. What were your initial emotional reactions and thoughts when you read that research findings show that, overall, homophobic men then to be more implicitly attracted to other men?
  2. Assuming you know someone who is prejudiced against a group of people because of their race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation (if only though the media), how do defense mechanisms apply to that person’s attitudes and behaviors?
  3. Can you recognize defense mechanisms at work in your own life?  How?
  4. Do you agree that homophobia is explained by reaction formation?  Why or why not?

 

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR ANSWER & HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED:

1. It is obvious that you carefully read the textbook section.  You reference points in the reading, for example. 0-5 POINTS

2.  You specifically answer the first question (What were your initial emotional reactions and thoughts when you read that research findings show that, overall, homophobic men then to be more implicitly attracted to other men?), giving an articulate and complete explanation of your answer, and referring to the information in the reading.  0-5 POINTS

3. You specifically answer the second question (Assuming you know someone who is prejudiced against a group of people because of their race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation (if only though the media), how do defense mechanisms apply to that person’s attitudes and behaviors?), giving an articulate and complete explanation of your answer, and referring to the information in the reading.  0-10 POINTS

4.  You specifically answer the third question (Can you recognize defense mechanisms at work in your own life?  How?), giving an articulate and complete explanation of your answer, and referring to the information in the reading.  Discuss at least three defense mechanisms that you or someone you know uses and explain why you/they might use these.  0-10 POINTS

5.  You specifically answer the fourth question (Do you agree that homophobia is explained by reaction formation?  Why or why not?), giving an articulate and complete explanation of your answer, and referring to the information in the reading.   0-10 POINTS

6.  You use correct and formal grammar/punctuation/spelling/word usage/readability.  This is a scholastic assignment, not an email or text message.  Proof your work by re-reading it at least once for grammar, once for punctuation, and a third time for content and organization. 0-10 points

7.  Word Minimum: 500.  You will lose 3 points for every 50 words under the word minimum of 500 words.  No maximum.

8.  Please include a word count after your answer. You will lose 2 points if word count is not included.

9.  Word count is correct.  Please count only your answer, not the title, repeating of the question, etc.  If you inflate your word count, you will lose 10 points.

TOTAL JOURNAL POINTS = 50 (50 POINTS = 100%)

 

GRADING RUBRIC:

 

PSYC 2301 UNIT V JOURNAL GRADING POSSIBLE POINTS
POINTS EARNED
1 Obvious that you carefully read the textbook section. 5
2 Your response to homophobic men more attracted to men. 5
3 How do defense mechanisms apply to a prejudice person? 10
4 Defense mechanisms in your own life. 10
5 Is homophobia explained by reaction formation? 10
6 Grammar/punctuation/spelling/word usage/readability 10
7 Word Minimum: 500 /  -3 points/50 words missing 0
8 Word count after your answer / -2 if missing 0
9 Word count is significantly inflated / -10 0
TOTAL 50
% & LETTER GRADE:

 

 

HINT FOR SUCCESS:

You are likely to do a better job if you organize your essay style answers into sections based on the grading rubric (1., 2., 3a, 3b,…).  Label your essay-style answer by sections reflecting which part of the question you are answering in that section.

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