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Psychology Fictional Character Paper 
Find a fictional character that meets criteria for one or more psychological disorders in the DSM-V. Write a 2 page paper that discusses the following information: 1. A brief biography of the character 2. A current picture of what is going on in the character's life 3. The symptoms the character is exhibiting 4. The DSM-V diagnoses that have criteria met from these symptoms; or the ones that are not met and what is missing from the symptoms presented (e.g. subclinical; NOS; V codes)
Rubric Code: H248X6B
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Subject: Psychology  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate

Powered by iRubric Fictional Character Paper
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Biography and Background Info.

Does Not Meet Standards

- Content is incomplete; there is minimal information on the background of the character.
- Biographical information is non-existent or very unclear.
- Few to no examples from the movie/show/book, etc. are included.

- Biographical information is included, however lacks breadth and depth.
- Few categories are discussed or incorporated.

- Biological information is clearly stated and accurate.
- There is some diversity in the areas of the character's life that are discussed.
-There are some examples relevant to the background information from the movie/show/book, etc.

- All relevant biographical information is clearly stated and accurate.
- Biographical information discusses a wide range of areas of the character's life including family, education, social support, financial status, and anything else that seems pertinent to that character's life history.
- There are ample examples to back up the background information from the movie/show/book, etc.
Picture of the Character's Life

Does Not Meet Standards

- Includes a very limited outline of what is generally going on in the movie/show/book with little relevance to the character.
- Few to no examples are indicated.

- Includes an outline of what is generally going on in the movie/show/book and how that is related to the character.
- Includes a couple of examples that are somewhat relevant to the character.

- Demonstrates a good understanding of what is going for the character.
- May include one or two important stressors or life events that are going on in the character's life.
- Gives a few logical and clear examples that are relevant to the character's life.

- Clearly depicts what is going on for the character in the "present."
- Includes stressors, major life events, etc.
- Gives ample examples from the movie/show/book of how this is impacting the character.
Symptoms & Diagnosis Using DSM-V

Does Not Meet Standards

- Very few or no symptoms are identified.
- The student does not display an understanding of the relationship between symptoms and diagnoses.

- Some symptoms are included, with few examples.
- Diagnostic ideas are present, but not well supported by symptoms or evidence.

- The symptoms the character is experiencing are stated and backed up by some examples.
- Symptoms are organized into diagnoses. The student acknowledges that some symptoms did not fall into diagnoses.

- All symptoms the character is experiencing are stated and clearly explained with ample examples.
- Symptoms are organized meaningfully into diagnoses. Symptoms that do not fall into diagnoses are explained as subclinical and what relevant diagnoses they could be classified under.
Grammar, Punctuation, & Spelling

Does Not Meet Standards

- Paper contains numerous grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.
- Language uses jargon, slang or conversational tone.
- Uses "I" or "me" throughout the paper

- There are some errors throughout the paper in punctuation, spelling, and/or language.
- Language is somewhat professional; some conversational tone or "I"/"me" is occasionally used.

- Rules of grammar, and punctuation are followed with minor errors. Spelling is correct.
- Language is mostly professional
- Overall, the paper is comprehensive and easy to read.

- Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed; spelling is correct.
- Language is clear and precise; sentences display consistently strong, varied structure.
- Professional language is used throughout the paper

Does Not Meet Standards

- Paper lacks many elements of correct formatting.
- 2 page requirement is inadequate or excessive
- Paper is not in APA format.
- Format and/or flow make it difficult to follow the writing.

- Paper is about 2 pages.
- APA format has flaws, however, the general idea of how to format a paper in this structure comes across.
- Format and flow neither add to nor subtract from the readability of the paper.

- Paper follows designated guidelines.
- Paper is 2 pages long.
- APA format is good, with few errors.
- Format and flow are good and deliberate.

- Paper meets the 2 page requirement.
- Paper is in APA format, following all guidelines for structure, format, font, margins, and spacing.
-Format and flow between paragraphs enhances readability of paper.

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