Culture and Human Development

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CU001: Culture and Human Development — Evaluate the influence of culture on social, emotional, and cognitive developmental processes and human behavior to gain a better understanding of individuals across the world

Assessment Rubric

Rubric Criteria 0

Not Present 1

Needs Improvement 2

Meets Expectations

Module 1: What is Culture and Why Should Psychologists be Interested? Introduction

Provide a brief introduction of culture and components of culture LO 1.1 Introduce culture and components of culture

Response is not present. Response is a vague, inaccurate, or incomplete introduction of culture and does not include the various components of culture.

Response provides a complete, clear, accurate, and thorough introduction of culture and includes the various components of culture.

LO 1.2 Define culture

Response is not present. Response is a vague, inaccurate, or incomplete definition of culture.

Response a provides complete, clear, accurate, and thorough definition of culture

LO 1.3 Describe forms/aspects of various sample cultures

Response is not present. Response is vague, inaccurate, or incomplete and does not describe the forms/aspects of various sample cultures.

Response provides a complete, clear, accurate, and thorough description of forms/aspects of various sample cultures.

LO 1.4 Explain how your definition of culture applies to your news story or current event

Response is not present. Response is a vague, inaccurate, or incomplete explanation of how your definition of culture applies to your news story or current event.

Response provides a complete, clear, accurate, and thorough explanation of how your definition of culture applies to your news story or current event.

Current Event LO 1.5 Describe the international, credible news story or current event regarding

Response is not present. Response is a vague, inaccurate, or incomplete description of the international, credible news

Response provides a complete, clear, accurate, and thorough description of the international,

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Rubric Criteria 0

Not Present 1

Needs Improvement 2

Meets Expectations

child and/or adults being debated (e.g., child labor, immigration, migration, refugees, international scores on standardized tests)

story or current event regarding child and/or adult being debated.

credible news story, or current event regarding child and/or adult being debated.

Specific Recommendations LO 1.6 Analyze the news story or current event, and explain what you learned about culture and psychology as it relates to addressing the situation

Response is not present. Analysis of the news story or current event along with an incomplete explanation of what you learned about culture and psychology as it relates to addressing the situation is vague.

Analysis of the news story or current event along with a thorough explanation of what you learned about culture and psychology as it relates to addressing the situation is clear.

LO 1.7 Provide two to four specific recommendations based on culture and psychology related to the issues in the news story or current event

Response is not present. Response provides vague, inaccurate, or incomplete recommendations based on culture and psychology related to the issues in the news story or current event.

Response provides complete, clear, accurate, and thorough recommendations based on culture and psychology related to the issues in the news story or current event.

Module 2: Birth to Adolescence and/or Module 3: Adulthood Lifespan Development

LO 2.1 Explain the cultural implications on human development based on the event related to children and/or adults

Response is not present. Response is a vague, inaccurate, or an incomplete explanation of the cultural implications on human development based on the event related to children and/or adults.

Response provides a complete, clear, accurate, and thorough explanation of the cultural implications on human development based on the event related to children and/or adults.

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Mastery Rubric No Yes

Exceeds Expectations: Culture and Human Development

Evaluate the influence of culture on social, emotional, and cognitive developmental processes and human behavior to gain a better understanding of individuals across the world

The Executive Summary of Talking Points paper does not thoroughly examine a credible news story or current event related to child and/or adult dilemmas from an expert’s perspective. The influence of culture on social, emotional, and cognitive developmental processes and human behavior is not addressed thoroughly.

The Executive Summary of Talking Points paper thoroughly examines a credible news story or current event related to child and/or adult dilemmas from an expert’s perspective. The influence of culture on social, emotional, and cognitive developmental processes and human behavior is thoroughly addressed.

Professional Skill Building The faculty assessor will provide feedback based on the following Professional Skills: Engaging Multiple Social and Cultural Perspectives, Information Literacy, Inquiry and Analysis, and Written Communication. Although the feedback is here to inform the development of your skills, it is not a barrier to achieving the Competency unless the writing is too poor score the content of the Assessment. Review the rubric, and check your work based on the Learning Objectives listed. If you are concerned that your writing will not meet these expectations yet, reach out to your Faculty Subject Matter Expert (SME) so he or she can work with you to further develop this important professional skill.

It is highly recommended that you use this opportunity to practice these important skills in the context of this Competency Assessment in order to receive feedback about your current level of proficiency.

Engaging Multiple Social and Cultural Perspectives: Apply strategies to develop intellectual flexibility and broad knowledge that enables perception of the world through the perspectives of diverse social and cultural perspectives.

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Professional Skills Building

0

Not Present

1

Needs Improvement

2

Meets Expectations

LO1: Recognize the value of one’s own and others’ social and cultural perspectives

Recognition is not present.

Response demonstrates a vague understanding of the value of one’s own and others’ social and cultural perspectives.

Response demonstrates a clear understanding of the value of one’s own and others’ social and cultural perspectives.

LO2: Recognize how knowledge from different cultural and social perspectives might affect interpretations of issues in society

Recognition is not present.

Response demonstrates a vague understanding of how different cultural and social perspectives might affect interpretations of issues.

Response demonstrates a clear understanding of how different cultural and social perspectives might affect interpretations of issues.

LO3: Evaluate the source of one’s own perspectives on selected issues in culture and society

Evaluation is not present. Response provides an incomplete evaluation of the source of one’s own perspectives on selected issues in culture and society.

Response provides a thorough evaluation of the source of one’s own perspectives on selected issues in culture and society.

LO4: Evaluate competing social and cultural perspectives on specific problems in order to arrive at a solution

Evaluation is not present. Response provides an incomplete evaluation of perspectives and/or does not offer a viable solution.

Response provides a thorough evaluation of differing perspectives and makes a judgement regarding viable solutions.

Information Literacy: Apply strategies to evaluate information in order to effectively analyze issues and make decisions

Professional Skills Building 0

Not Present

1

Needs Improvement

2

Meets Expectations

LO1: Identify and locate credible sources

No sources or noncredible sources are present.

Sources are inconsistently credible, appropriate, and relevant to the topic and/or assessment.

Sources are mostly credible, appropriate, and relevant to the topic and/or assessment.

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LO2: Analyze information sources Analysis is not present. Analysis superficially applies aspects of sources that are most relevant to the topic and/or assessment and/or analysis is unclear.

Analysis thoroughly and clearly applies aspects of sources that are most relevant to the topic and/or assessment.

LO3: Synthesize information from multiple credible sources

Synthesis is not present. Synthesis demonstrates a vague connection between multiple sources and/or the topic.

Synthesis demonstrates a clear and cohesive connection between multiple sources and/or ideas to support a given topic.

Inquiry and Analysis: Apply strategies to identify, frame, and evaluate issues and problems.

Professional Skills Building 0

Not Present

1

Needs Improvement

2

Meets Expectations

LO1: Identify a problem or question in a selected area of study

No problem or question is presented.

The problem or question is vague or inappropriate to the selected field of study.

The problem or question is clearly stated in a form appropriate to the selected field of study.

LO2: Use a logical organizing principle to identify the key parts or elements of a problem or question in a selected field of study

Elements or parts of the problem or question are not presented.

Elements or parts of the problem or question are presented in a disorganized manner.

Elements or parts of the problem or question are presented in an organized manner.

LO3: Evaluate theories and approaches to explain complex problems within a chosen field of study

No theoretical approach is presented.

A theoretical approach is vaguely presented.

A theoretical approach to the problem or question is presented and justified.

LO4: Apply organizing principles and theoretical approaches to identify solutions to a problem

No attempt is made to connect theories or organizing principles to solutions to the problem.

Connections between theories or organizing principles solutions to the problem are vague.

Theories and organizing principles are used to make connections, identify gaps and/or provide evidence for showing solutions to the problem or questions.

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Written Communication: Write with clarity, coherence, and purpose

Professional Skills Building 0

Not Present 1

Needs Improvement 2

Meets Expectations

LO1: Develop clear introduction statements (AWE 3; essay-level skills)

Introduction statement is not present.

Introduction statement is unclear and/or unfocused.

Introduction statement is well defined and clearly describes the topic and focus of the response.

LO2: Use transitions to connect ideas (AWE 3; essay-level skills)

Transitions are not present.

Transitions are used inconsistently or limit reader’s access to ideas.

Writing conveys a cohesive idea through the effective use of transitions.

LO3: Use appropriate tone and vocabulary for a given audience (Awe 3; Awareness of audience and discipline)

Vocabulary and tone are inappropriate for the audience.

Vocabulary and tone vary throughout the writing, limiting reader’s access to ideas.

Vocabulary and tone communicate key concepts that are appropriate for the audience.

LO4: Apply APA formatting and style guidelines (Awe 3 awareness of audience and discipline and credit to source)

APA formatting and style are not present.

Writing inconsistently uses in- text citations and references. Major errors in APA Style impede understanding and/or violate standards for academic integrity.

Writing uses in-text citations appropriately, includes references when applicable, and is formatted according to APA Style. Minor errors in APA Style do not impede understanding or violate standards for academic integrity.