Choose a psychological disorder addressed in Weiten, W. (2014). Psychology Themes and Variations
(South African ed.) and discuss the disorder using at least three (3) other literature sources focusing
on various aspects of the disorder:
0 Discuss, specifically the causes, symptoms and diagnosis of the disorder.
0 Describe possible treatment options for the disorder.
0 Summarize community perceptions of the disorder.
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0 Make absolutely sure you are certain of what is required of you and that you have a good
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0 Write in a simple, clear and concise manner.
0 Punctuate appropriately and check spelling.
o Engage academically and analytically with the themes and concepts of the assessment in a
coherent and original manner.
0 Use theory and terminology appropriately.
0 Include covering documents (cover sheet, plagiarism declaration, client consent form (if
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of information and a conclusion.
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adequately meet the brief and essays that are too long are likely to include irrelevant
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work it should be acknowledged.
0 Use in-text referencing that follows APA guidelines.
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circumstances. Deadlines not met are subject to penalties.
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