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Brain Injury and Trauma
Chapter 8 in your Cognitive Psychology text will help you to understand what happens when things go wrong
Brain Injury and Trauma
Chapter 8 in your Cognitive Psychology text will help you to understand what happens when things go wrong with brain functioning due to cognitive decline, brain injuries, and everyday memory loss. Studying brain injury will lay a foundation for this week’s assignment.
Chapter 8, “Everyday Memory and Memory Errors,” pages 225–262.
In this week’s assignment, you will examine brain injury and trauma in case studies presented in the following media piece:
Riverbend City: Case Studies.
Review this if you haven’t already.
Once you have learned cognitive theories and models, as you’ve done in your previous activities, you can begin to use them to help understand challenges that individuals experience with learning and cognition. That’s what you’ll do for this assignment.
In this assignment, you will practice applying theories and models to help your understanding of several case studies. Complete the following media piece, if you haven’t already. Once you review the two cases, choose one as the focus for your assignment:
Use the APA Paper Template [DOCX] to complete this assignment.
Summarize briefly the featured case studies.
Include in your summary the condition depicted and explain memory loss that may occur as a result of the diagnosis using information from the textbook and research articles
Integrate your course resources and at least three peer-reviewed and scholarly resources (no more than eight years old) to help support your analysis.
Describe the research methods used in the sources cited and consider their appropriateness.
Conduct a self-evaluation of this assignment using the scoring guide and identifying the proficiency level for each criterion. Submit your assignment and the self-evaluation (as a separate attachment).
Conclude with possible treatment options for the person featured in the case study, using scholarly research sources as a basis.
Important: Prior to submission, conduct a self-evaluation of this assignment using the scoring guide and identifying the proficiency level for each criterion. Submit your assignment and the self-evaluation (as a separate attachment). See below for more instructions.
Your assignment should also meet the following requirements:
Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Sources: Use your course resources and at least three peer-reviewed and scholarly resources (no more than eight years old).
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting guidelines. Refer to Evidence and APA page on Campus for guidance.
Template: Use the APA Paper Template [DOCX] for your paper.
Length: 3–4 typed, double-spaced pages.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
When you have finished, write a separate, one-page self-evaluation of your work compared to the scoring guide criteria.
Ensure that you have completed all assignment requirements (ideally at the Distinguished level).
Evaluate your performance using the criteria in the scoring guide.
Compare and contrast your self-evaluation from the previous assignment with the feedback provided by your instructor to align your personal evaluation with faculty expectations.
Indicate the proficiency level you met for each criterion.
Include the scoring guide (including comments) with your self-evaluation.
Submit the self-evaluation as a separate attachment when you submit your assignment.
Use the PSYC3500 Week 7 Self-Evaluation Form [DOCX] to complete your self-evaluation, and submit this along with your assignment for grading.