Benchmark – Critical Thinking Essay

The topic I choose is Drug Therapy The following is a list of acceptable topics that can be selected from. (Please
note that this is a list of suggestions. A different topic can be selected if you have a preference for a topic that is
not listed):
Right to Die
Drug Therapy
Children and Medication
Diagnosis of ADHD
Television or Video Games and Violent Behavior
Using Deception in Research
Using Animals in Research
Recovered Memories
Use the GCU library to locate two peer reviewed articles on your chosen topic. The articles should argue
opposite sides of the controversy.
In 1,250 1,500 words:
Briefly explain the claims of both articles as well as the background of the controversy and how it became
controversial. Including how historical perspectives and theories add to the controversy.
Examine the evidence given in the articles and explain which article creates a stronger argument.
Identify any logic fallacies that exist in both and explain what makes them logic fallacies (For a list of logical
fallacies, follow this link
Describe why the article’s argument is stronger than the other. Give examples from both. Include how current
perspectives and theories support your rationale.
Describe how the controversy you chose is applicable and significant to the world.
Use five to six scholarly references to support your claims.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student
Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar
with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success
This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies: 1.1: Describe key historical
perspectives and theories in psychology, 1.2: Differentiate among current perspectives and theories in
psychology, and 1.3: Describe applications of psychology.