Eating-Disorders-Cultures-idealizing-thinness

Cultures idealizing thinness, pressure from peers to fit in, and constant images of bodily perfection shown by mass media, along with additional physiological and psychological factors, can combine to create the perfect storm for adolescents struggling with eating disorders. For this Assignment, choose one peer-reviewed research study about eating disorders that focuses on a minority group of adolescents. Consider connections between physiological development, adolescence, and eating disorders.

By Day 7

Submit a 2- to 4-page paper for which you articulate a position on eating disorders in adolescent girls from diverse racial and cultural experiences. Explain how the position is related to the biological and/or physiological development as well as psychological development of adolescent girls. Further, explain how such findings can inform evidence-based social work practice. Please use the Learning Resources and the research study you identified to support your answer.

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Responsiveness to Directions

27 (27%) – 30 (30%)

Assignment fully addresses all instruction prompts.

24 (24%) – 26.97 (26.97%)

Assignment addresses most of the instruction prompts; however, one or more prompts may have been insufficiently addressed.

21 (21%) – 23.97 (23.97%)

Assignment addresses some of the instructions prompts, but may have missed several prompts or did not sufficiently address the majority of prompts.

0 (0%) – 20.97 (20.97%)

Assignment does not address the majority of instruction prompts and/or insufficiently addresses all instruction prompts.

Content

36 (36%) – 40 (40%)

Paper demonstrates an excellent understanding of all of the concepts and key points presented in the text(s) and Learning Resources. Paper provides significant detail including multiple relevant examples, evidence from the readings and other sources, and discerning ideas. Paper demonstrates exemplary critical thought.

32 (32%) – 35.96 (35.96%)

Paper demonstrates a good understanding of most of the concepts and key points presented in the text(s) and Learning Resources. Paper includes moderate detail, evidence from the readings, and discerning ideas. Paper demonstrates good critical thought.

28 (28%) – 31.96 (31.96%)

Paper demonstrates a fair understanding of the concepts and key points as presented in the text(s) and Learning Resources. Paper may be lacking in detail and specificity and/or may not include sufficient pertinent examples or provide sufficient evidence from the readings. Paper demonstrates some critical thought.

0 (0%) – 27.96 (27.96%)

Paper demonstrates poor understanding of the concepts and key points of the text(s) and Learning Resources. Paper is missing detail and specificity and/or does not include any pertinent examples or provide sufficient evidence from the readings. Paper demonstrates poor critical thought.

Writing

27 (27%) – 30 (30%)

Assignment is well organized, uses scholarly tone, follows APA style, uses original writing and proper paraphrasing, contains very few or no writing and/or spelling errors, and is fully consistent with graduate level writing style. Assignment contains multiple, appropriate and exemplary sources expected/required for the assignment.

24 (24%) – 26.97 (26.97%)

Assignment is mostly consistent with graduate level writing style. Assignment may have some small or infrequent organization, scholarly tone, or APA style issues, and/or may contain a few writing and spelling errors, and/or somewhat less than the expected number of or type of sources.

21 (21%) – 23.97 (23.97%)

Assignment is somewhat below graduate level writing style, with multiple smaller or a few major problems. Assignment may be lacking in organization, scholarly tone, APA style, and/or contain many writing and/or spelling errors, or shows moderate reliance on quoting vs. original writing and paraphrasing. Assignment may contain inferior resources (number or quality).

0 (0%) – 20.97 (20.97%)

Assignment is well below graduate level writing style expectations for organization, scholarly tone, APA style, and writing, or relies excessively on quoting. Assignment may contain few or no quality resources.

*Please be sure to read the directions as a peer-reviewed research study must be chosen and indicated in the paper. Also be sure to include APA titles.