Discussion: Eating Disorders and Body-Image

Discussion: Eating Disorders and Body-Image

Discussion: Eating Disorders and Body-Image


Week 10 6446

Eating Disorders and Body Image


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• Document: DSM-5 Bridge Document: Eating Disorders and

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Application: Eating Disorders

The Assignment (2–3 pages):

• Explain two differences between normal variations of body image and a diagnosable eating disorder.

• Explain three key elements that you would include in an intervention for the prevention of eating disorders.

• Explain which of the three key elements would be developmentally appropriate for children and developmentally appropriate for adolescents, and explain why.

• Explain which of the three key elements might apply best to males and which of the three key elements might apply best to females and explain why. Be specific.

• Justify your response using the week’s resources and the current literature.

Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the week’s resources for this course.

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. 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. 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 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.