Psychology in the News
Please read the question carefully. Be sure to include a minimum of 7 sentences and refer to the discussion writing guidelines as well as the grade rubric for
assistance in writing a successful and thought provoking response.
This discussion focuses on current events in the news today that relates to psychology. This is an opportunity to voice your opinion on an issue that was not available
during the semester and to earn up to 10 extra credit points. There are many issues that are discussed in the news today. Some include, childhood obesity (such as
First Lady Michelle Obama’s healthy eating initiative), molestation in academic settings (such as the sexual abuse of athletes and boys by the head coach at Penn
State), cluster suicides, bullying in schools, and even issues pertaining to young children who participate in beauty pageants. Please choose an article or newscast
that DIRECTLY pertains to issues in psychology that you have recently seen or read and discuss it. Discuss the event. Then discuss how it relates to psychology.
Provide your own psychological analysis of the event, using the psychological principles we are learning in this course.