In this moduleâ€™s SLP assignment, you will take a break from the anatomy and physiology of stress to analyze the work you have done so far, specifically in your Module 3 Case Assignment.
The readings you accomplished for Module 3â€™s Case Assignment are quite new scientific theories that are currently being tested by scientists who are trying to figure out why individuals suffer from behavioral issues such as depression and PTSD. The scientific and medical communities have collected a lot of evidence that stress plays a very big role in not only creating these behaviors, but also perpetuating them. We still have a long way to go and a lot of unanswered questions!
By completing Case 3, you have participated in the scientific method. After you view this linked animation, use this diagram as your reference point to complete the following components of this assignment:
- In which part of the Case Assignment did you address Step 1, â€œobserve and generalizeâ€?
- Which part of the Case Assignment required you to accomplish Step 2, â€œformulate a hypothesisâ€?
- Did your hypothesis contain information that can be accepted as the absolute truth? If not, what information was missing? (HINT: Think back to the studies about cortisol and PTSD.) Based on the information that was missing from your hypothesis, what could you test in order to obtain more information on the unknown piece?
- Do a bit of research on the technology available today that could facilitate this test. Examples of new technology include brain imaging, blood chemistry and hormone level tests, CAT scans, MRIs, and DNA mapping. What step of the scientific method does this require?
- Now that you have some additional information, briefly and in simple terms, describe how you would test the missing information and which step of the scientific method this accomplishes.
SLP Assignment Expectations
For this SLP assignment, answer all questions using full sentences in paragraph format. For any additional research you are required to do to complete your assignment, please use scholarly references such as a peer reviewed journal article or a government sponsored or university sponsored website. As you read through your sources, take notes from your sources and then write your paper in your own words, describing what you have learned from your research. Direct quotes should be limited and must be designated by quotation marks. Paraphrased ideas must give credit to the original author, for example (Murray, 2014). Direct copying from â€œhomework helpâ€ websites will not receive credit.