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Assignment: The Stress Response Concept Map
Assignment: The Stress Response Concept Map
In this assignment, you will create a concept map with stress as the center and potential affected body systems and the pathophysiologic disease processes occurring in that body system as a result of the stressor(s) to create the spokes of the concept map.
Step 1 Select the life stage of the patient that will be represented by the concept map.
Choose from the following age groups:
Young Adult (20–39)
Mature Adult (65+)
Step 2 Use the Concept Mapping Guide handout that is attached.
Step 3 Using the concept map format:
Describe the response to a stressor and the meaning that the stressor has for an individual in an age group of your choosing.
Depict how genetics, past experiences, conditioning, and cultural influences affect perception of stress and stressors in your selected age group?(The Stress Response Concept Map)
Indicate how stressors may be external or internal for the age group you have selected.
Describe how individuals may be more vulnerable to the effects of stressors at certain times.
Assignment 7.2: Concept Mapping Guide
A concept map is a technique that allows students to understand the relationships between ideas by creating a visual map. A concept map is made up of lines, boxes, circles, and/or arrows that display the relationship between concepts or elements that organize and represent knowledge. Connecting lines and text boxes have words or phrases that explain the relationship of the concepts. Visual formats assist in the interpretation of information and can aid in refining both creative and critical thinking. The Internet can be an excellent source of examples and information about concept maps.(The Stress Response Concept Map)
While concept maps can be as simplistic as a pencil drawing on a piece of paper or as complex as one created in professional concept mapping software, you should use the word processing or presentation software that is installed on your computer to complete this assignment.
Before heading to the computer, you should brainstorm the concepts and sub-concepts related to your main topic. To do so, write your topic at the top of a piece of paper and list as many concepts and sub-concepts as you can think of. Do not limit yourself in this brainstorming session.
Once you have brainstormed your topic, open a new word processing or presentation file and complete the following tasks:
· Use the drawing tool to create an oval in the center of the page.
· Next, use the text or type tool to add the name of the topic to the shape. This will represent your main topic.
· Continue using the drawing tools to create a variety of shapes and connecting lines to visually depict the relationships between the main topic and the concepts and sub-concepts you have brainstormed.
· If necessary, rearrange the concepts and sub-concepts on the page in a way that makes sense to you. If you have created the connecting lines correctly, the lines will auto adjust when you move the shapes.(The Stress Response Concept Map)
· For added enhancement, you can add colors to the shapes or lines to highlight important ideas or relationships.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.(The Stress Response Concept Map)
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Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.(The Stress Response Concept Map)
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.(The Stress Response Concept Map)
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.(The Stress Response Concept Map)
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.(The Stress Response Concept Map)
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.(The Stress Response Concept Map)
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.(The Stress Response Concept Map)
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.(The Stress Response Concept Map)
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?(The Stress Response Concept Map)
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.(The Stress Response Concept Map)
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.(The Stress Response Concept Map)