Project #91299 - Psychology paper

BEHAVIORAL OBSERVATION PAPER ( 4 to 5 pages) (34%)

  1. Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to observe human behavior in a natural setting.

    Directions:  Each student will conduct an observation of human interactions in a public place (i.e., a park, party or nightclub), not a private area (i.e., a bathroom or bedroom). The location of the observation should be posted in the Location of Observation conference. another student. Your site needs to be one where you can observe sexual interactions.

GUIDELINES FOR OBSERVATION PAPER IS AS FOLLOWS:

- 4 to 5 pages in length.

- conducted in a public place.

- cover sheet required with your name, date, title of paper, course, and professors name.

- page number on pages, contain 4 or more cited sources from sexuality citations with one cite in your conclusion and a reference page.

- all papers must be sent as an attached file.

 

  1.  

    There is wide variation with regard to the content of your observation report, but here is the basic format:

    • Background—Include the information your reader needs to put the observation in context. Briefly describe the setting, the emotional climate, the demographic makeup of the participants, and so on, along with any other information you think is pertinent.
    • Behavioral Results—Describe in sufficient detail specific behaviors you observed. This component of the paper should answer the question, "What happened in this observation?" and should focus on the factual and visible aspects. You may want to identify the unwritten rules in the setting. For example, in a bar setting, one of the unwritten rules may be that two people pair off and dance on the dance floor. This material will form the basis for any conclusions you draw in the final section of the paper.
    • Conclusions—Draw conclusions based on what you saw during the observation. This section will demonstrate what you learned during the observation. It should connect to the course materials and answer the question, "What can be concluded from what happened in this observation?" Include your opinion of what happened include a cited source from class materials (showing class material to behavior).

    Spend no less than one hour and no more than three hours in your observation setting. The entire observation may be completed in one sitting or several.

    Depending on your chosen site and the length of your observation, the paper should be no more than six pages pages.

    Observations that demonstrate critical thinking and analysis include components such as

    1. identification of assumptions regarding setting
    2. accurate assessment of behaviors
    3. presentation of corollary positions and perspectives
    4. development of conclusions based on behaviors observed
    5. discussion of potential or actual implications of behaviors
    6. listing of consequences resulting from specific behaviors
    7. posing of critical questions regarding problems or issues that could result from behaviors observed.

    GRADING SCALE FOR OBSERVATION PAPER

 

EXCELLENT (34-33 Points) - Good location and observation, setting, emotional climate, and demographics clearly stated, description of specific behaviors observed that were related to sexuality, cover sheet, page numbers, 4-6 pages, double-spaced, extraordinarily well written, organized and easy to read, free of errors, supporting cited sources from class material throughout paper (5-6), concluded what happened in the observation, your opinion of what happened, citation in conclusion, reference page, appropriate spelling, written above and beyond what was requested.

GOOD (32-29 Points) - Good location and observation, setting, emotional climate, and demographics clearly stated, description of specific behaviors observed that were related to sexuality, cover sheet, page numbers, 4-6 pages, double-spaced, well written, organized and easy to read, free of errors, supporting cited sources from class material throughout paper (5-6), concluded what happened in the observation, your opinion of what happened, citation in conclusion, reference page, written above and beyond what was requested. 

ABOVE AVERAGE (28-24 Points) - Adequate description of location and observation, setting, emotional climate, and demographics clearly stated, description of specific behaviors observed that were related to sexuality, cover sheet, page numbers, requirement for pages missing, double-spaced, well written, organized and easy to read, free of errors, missing required supporting cited sources from class material throughout paper (5-6), concluded what happened in the observation, your opinion of what happened, citation in conclusion, reference page,  

AVERAGE (23-19 Points) - Adequate but does not have significant detail in description of location and observation, setting, emotional climate, and demographics clearly stated, description of specific behaviors observed that were related to sexuality, cover sheet, page numbers, requirement for pages missing, double-spaced, not easy to read, writing errors, missing required supporting cited sources from class material throughout paper (5-6), concluded what happened in the observation, your opinion of what happened, citation in conclusion, reference page,  

BELOW AVERAGE (18-14 Points) - Poorly written, may have significant errors, missing required cited sources, cover sheet, required number of pages and page numbers.

ZERO (13 and below) - Missing most of requirement for paper or failure to submit paper. 

 

 

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