Ashford 5: – Week 4 – Discussion 1
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
View the videos from the Films On Demand database. Research dollars are scarce, and it is always controversial how best to spend them. Imagine you are the chair of the budget committee for a large non-profit organization who specializes in mental health-related research. You are in control of deciding how to allocate the research budget for the upcoming year. Address the following as you respond: Which psychological disorder (select one) would you choose to receive the most funding for research? Which psychological disorder (select one) would you choose to receive the fewest research dollars? Explain your reasoning for these decisions. Describe abnormal behavior in general as well as each of the disorders you have selected.
Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and utilize at least one scholarly source (e.g., the course textbook, a peer-reviewed article from the Ashford University Library, or a professional web source), cited according to APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates who chose different disorders than you. Do you agree or disagree with their choice of which disorders to fund? Why or why not? Reinforce your decision regarding your classmate’s choices with a reference from the literature that supports your claim. Would you reconsider your own choices of which disorder to fund? Explain any changes to your fund allocations that you might update and the supporting reasons.