Week 7 Discussion No unread replies. No replies. Discussion boards provide students an opportunity to share their unique perspective, make recommendations, provide an opinion, or answer a question about an is

Week 7 Discussion No unread replies. No replies.

Discussion boards provide students an opportunity to share their unique perspective, make recommendations, provide an opinion, or answer a question about an issue. Each response should be professional and must be written well (follow rules of grammar and mechanics), clearly, and concisely. In general, students should support each of their claims using empirical evidence, logic and reason, or both. After posting a response, respond to another student’s post. When responding to others it is best to add support to their claims or add evidence or logic that goes against their claims. Please remain professional, constructive, and open-minded when responding to those whose perspectives differ.

Read McFarland, Brown, and Webb (2013) article before completing this discussion board.

According to the authors, the key to decreasing prejudice and intergroup conflict is identification with all humanity. This week I’d like students to complete the “identification with all humanity scale” (take it here). You can compute the average for “my community” “Americans” and “People all over the world.” This will provide a baseline score for identifying with community, country, and the world.

Next, complete the scale two more times. First, fill it out according to how you think your current or ideal romantic partner would complete it. Then, write down the name of a morally virtuous person who you most admire. With this person in mind, complete the scale according to how you think the moral exemplar would answer the questions. Now, score these two completed scales.

Now that you have three scores (yourself, ideal or current romantic partner, and virtuous person you admire), reflect on and write about the differences across the three scores. How differently did you score compared to your moral exemplar and romantic partner? What might you do to narrow the gap between you and your moral exemplar’s scores?

Finally, consider an intervention to increase identification with all humanity.

Your answer and response are due prior the end of week 7. Your answer and response will be assessed using the following rubric.

Category

Unacceptable (D)

Problematic (C-)

Satisfactory (C, B)

Good (B+, A)

Theories & Concepts

o   Inappropriate 

o    Incorrect

o    Incomplete

o    Relevancy vague

o    Major inaccuracies

o    Lacking completeness

o    Relevancy implied

o    Minor inaccuracies

o    Too broad

o    Relevancy described

o    No inaccuracies

o    Thorough

Application

o    Inappropriate

o    Incorrect

o    Incomplete

o    Relevancy vague

o    Major inaccuracies

o    Lacking completeness

o    Relevancy implied

o    Minor inaccuracies

o    Too broad

o    Relevancy described

o    No inaccuracies

o    Thorough

Research Evidence

o    Inappropriate

o    Incorrect

o    Incomplete

o    Relevancy vague

o    Major inaccuracies

o    Lacking completeness

o    Relevancy implied

o    Minor inaccuracies

o    Too broad

o    Relevancy described

o    No inaccuracies

o    Thorough

Interpretation & Integration

o    Improper format for question

o    Several grammatical/spelling errors

o    Unclear or haphazard organization

o    Proper format for question

o    Few grammatical/spelling errors

o    Focused and integrated organization