Theory Worksheet Guidelines and Rubric

COU 510 Week Two Theory Worksheet Guidelines and Rubric

Overview:This assignmentwillallowyou toorganize your thoughts about the following theories: ecological systems, psychoanalytic, andbehaviorism. Each theory gives aunique lens toviewandcomprehenddevelopmentacross the lifespan. Havingastrong foundational knowledgeindevelopmental theories is essential forcounselors, as it provides the basic framework forunderstandingage-appropriate andnormative development.

Prompt: You will be submitting the TheoryWorksheet at the endofWeekTwo. You shouldhave noteswithin each columnandplanonadding to it throughout the course. Thisworksheetdoesnotneed to go intogreat detail, but it should have a brief summarywithin the last columnsoyoucanadd to the chart throughout the course. By the endof thisweek you shouldhave the following theories filled in tokeepyouon track.

! Ecological Systems Theory ! PsychoanalyticTheory ! BehaviorismTheory

You will receivefeedbackon thisworksheetandcontinue toadd to it as you learnmore abouthow these developmental theories apply todifferentaspects of the lifespan. This is alsoanexcellent tool touse as you study foryour licensingexam.

Specifically the followingcritical elementsmustbe addressed: I. Identify characteristicsof each theory. II. Describe howeach theory applies todifferentaspects of the lifespan. III. Explainhow this theory canbe applied in the counseling field.

Rubric Guidelines forSubmission:Yourassignmentmustbe submittedas a 2- to 4-page document thatutilizes the TheoryWorksheetwithdoublespacing, 12-point TimesNewRoman font, one-inchmargins, and sources cited inAPA format.

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Not Evident (0%) Value Characteristics Identifies characteristics of each theory Does not identify characteristics of each theory 30

Lifespan Describes how each theory applies to different aspects of the lifespan

Does not describehow each theory applies to different aspects of the lifespan

30

Application Explains howthis theory can be applied to the counseling field

Does not explain howthis theory can be applied to the counseling field

30

Articulation of Response Submission is freeof errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization and is presented in a professional and easy-to-read format

Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understandingof ideas

10

Total 100%

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