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Due Date: 11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday of Unit 3
Points: 100

Overview:

As you delve further into Psychology, there are so many topics that can be of interest to you! A great
place to explore and learn about different topics is through TED talks, as many TED talks are created
by prominent researchers in their fields. For this assignment, you will choose a TED talk from the list
provided below, and write a 3-page reflection paper on it.

Instructions:

In your reflection paper, you will address the following six (6) content components:

1. Summarize the main ideas presented in the TED talk.

2. Discuss something new that you learned.

3. State whether you agree or disagree with the main ideas presented in the talk, and explain
why you agree or disagree.

4. Discuss how you might apply what you’ve learned to your own life.

5. Research additional information related to this topic, and include a discussion of what you
found most interesting. Include the link to the source you have chosen.

6. Discuss at least one idea/question for follow-up research on this topic.

Requirements:

• This reflection paper should be a minimum of three (3) full pages in length. The page
requirement does not include the title and reference pages.

• Writing should be in paragraph form, double-spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides.

• Reference the TED Talk you viewed using the following format:

Presenter Surname, First Initial, Second Initial. (Year of publication, Month Day). Title of the
TED talk [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/restofaddress

PSY101 – Fundamentals of Psychology I

TED Talk Reflection Paper

List of TED Talks to choose from:

Alter, A. (2017, April). Why our screens make us less happy [Video file]. Retrieved from

Dunn, E. (2019, April). Helping others makes us happier — but it matters how we do it [Video file].

Retrieved from
https://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_dunn_helping_others_makes_us_happier_but_it_matters_
how_we_do_it

Feldman Barret, L. (2017, December). You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions your brain creates

them [Video file]. Retrieved from
https://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_feldman_barrett_you_aren_t_at_the_mercy_of_your_emotions_
your_brain_creates_them?language=en

Genova, L. (2017, April). What can you do to prevent Alzheimer’s? [Video file]. Retrieved from

https://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_genova_what_you_can_do_to_prevent_alzheimer_s?language
=en

Gopnik, A. (2011, July). What do babies think? [Video file]. Retrieved from

https://www.ted.com/talks/alison_gopnik_what_do_babies_think

Gorgens, K. (2018, June). The surprising connection between brain injuries and crime [Video file].

Retrieved from
https://www.ted.com/talks/kim_gorgens_the_surprising_connection_between_brain_injuries_a
nd_crime

Little, B. (2016, February). Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality [Video file]. Retrieved from

Longden, E. (2013, February). The voices in my head [Video file]. Retrieved from

Martin, R. (2018, August). Why we get mad — and why it’s healthy [Video file]. Retrieved from

TEDx Talks. (2011, December 8). TEDxTerryTalks – Laura Bain – Living with bipolar type II [Video

file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ki9dgG3P5M

Be sure to read the criteria, by which your paper will be evaluated before you write and again
after you write.

Evaluation Rubric for TED Talk Reflection Assignment

CRITERIA Deficient Development Needed Proficient Exemplary

0 – 5 points 6 – 7 points 8 points 9 – 10 points

Summarize the main ideas
presented in the TED talk.

Component is
minimally or not
addressed.

Component is
somewhat
addressed.

Component is
fairly well
addressed.

Component is
thoroughly
addressed.

Discuss something new
that you learned.

Component is
minimally or not
addressed.

Component is
somewhat
addressed.

Component is
fairly well
addressed.

Component is
thoroughly
addressed.

State whether you agree or
disagree with the main
ideas presented in the talk,
and explain why you agree
or disagree.

Component is
minimally or not
addressed.

Component is
somewhat
addressed.

Component is
fairly well
addressed.

Component is
thoroughly
addressed.

Discuss how you might
apply what you’ve learned
to your own life.

Component is
minimally or not
addressed.

Component is
somewhat
addressed.

Component is
fairly well
addressed.

Component is
thoroughly
addressed.

Research additional
information related to this
topic, and include a
discussion of what you
found most interesting.
Include the link to the
research source you have
chosen.

Component is
minimally or not
addressed.

Component is
somewhat
addressed.

Component is
fairly well
addressed.

Component is
thoroughly
addressed.

Discuss at least one
idea/question for follow-up
research on this topic.

Component is
minimally or not
addressed.

Component is
somewhat
addressed.

Component is
fairly well
addressed.

Component is
thoroughly
addressed.

0 – 8 points 9 – 11 points 12 – 13 points 14 – 15 points

Length Requirements Body of paper is
less than two full
pages in length,
with one-inch
margins, and line
spacing is double-
spaced.

Body of paper is
two pages in
length, with one-
inch margins, and
line spacing is
double-spaced.

Body of paper is
between two and
three full pages in
length, with one-
inch margins, and
line spacing is
double-spaced.

Body of paper is
three or more
pages in length,
with one-inch
margins, and line
spacing is double-
spaced.

CRITERIA Deficient Development Needed Proficient Exemplary

0 – 8 points 9 – 11 points 12 – 13 points 14 – 15 points

Structure and Flow Flow is poor.
Paragraphing is
inappropriate.
Transitions are
minimal or
absent.
Significant
redundancy is
evident.

Flow is adequate.
Paragraphs may
be too long or too
short. Transitions
are minimal, and
redundancy is
evident.

Flow is good.
Paragraphing is
mostly
appropriate.
Transitions are
present, and
redundancies are
minimal.

Flow is excellent.
Paragraphing is
clear, and
transitions are
smooth and
consistent.
Inappropriate
redundancies are
absent.

0 – 5 points 6 – 7 points 8 points 9 – 10 points

Clear and Professional
Writing and Format

Errors impede
professional
presentation;
guidelines not
followed. The
APA citation for
the TED talk is
not included.

Numerous errors
somewhat
interfere with
professional
presentation.
The APA citation
for the TED talk is
included but
contains
numerous errors.

Few errors that do
not impede
professional
presentation. The
APA citation for
the TED talk is
included, with little
to no errors.

Writing and
format are clear,
professional, and
error-free. The
correct APA
citation for the
TED talk is
included.

  • Little, B. (2016, February). Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/brian_little_who_are_you_really_the_puzzle_of_personality

Due Date: 11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday of Unit 3
Points: 100

Overview:

As you delve further into Psychology, there are so many topics that can be of interest to you! A great
place to explore and learn about different topics is through TED talks, as many TED talks are created
by prominent researchers in their fields. For this assignment, you will choose a TED talk from the list
provided below, and write a 3-page reflection paper on it.

Instructions:

In your reflection paper, you will address the following six (6) content components:

1. Summarize the main ideas presented in the TED talk.

2. Discuss something new that you learned.

3. State whether you agree or disagree with the main ideas presented in the talk, and explain
why you agree or disagree.

4. Discuss how you might apply what you’ve learned to your own life.

5. Research additional information related to this topic, and include a discussion of what you
found most interesting. Include the link to the source you have chosen.

6. Discuss at least one idea/question for follow-up research on this topic.

Requirements:

• This reflection paper should be a minimum of three (3) full pages in length. The page
requirement does not include the title and reference pages.

• Writing should be in paragraph form, double-spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides.

• Reference the TED Talk you viewed using the following format:

Presenter Surname, First Initial, Second Initial. (Year of publication, Month Day). Title of the
TED talk [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/restofaddress

PSY101 – Fundamentals of Psychology I

TED Talk Reflection Paper

List of TED Talks to choose from:

Alter, A. (2017, April). Why our screens make us less happy [Video file]. Retrieved from

Dunn, E. (2019, April). Helping others makes us happier — but it matters how we do it [Video file].

Retrieved from
https://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_dunn_helping_others_makes_us_happier_but_it_matters_
how_we_do_it

Feldman Barret, L. (2017, December). You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions your brain creates

them [Video file]. Retrieved from
https://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_feldman_barrett_you_aren_t_at_the_mercy_of_your_emotions_
your_brain_creates_them?language=en

Genova, L. (2017, April). What can you do to prevent Alzheimer’s? [Video file]. Retrieved from

https://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_genova_what_you_can_do_to_prevent_alzheimer_s?language
=en

Gopnik, A. (2011, July). What do babies think? [Video file]. Retrieved from

https://www.ted.com/talks/alison_gopnik_what_do_babies_think

Gorgens, K. (2018, June). The surprising connection between brain injuries and crime [Video file].

Retrieved from
https://www.ted.com/talks/kim_gorgens_the_surprising_connection_between_brain_injuries_a
nd_crime

Little, B. (2016, February). Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality [Video file]. Retrieved from

Longden, E. (2013, February). The voices in my head [Video file]. Retrieved from

Martin, R. (2018, August). Why we get mad — and why it’s healthy [Video file]. Retrieved from

TEDx Talks. (2011, December 8). TEDxTerryTalks – Laura Bain – Living with bipolar type II [Video

file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ki9dgG3P5M

Be sure to read the criteria, by which your paper will be evaluated before you write and again
after you write.

Evaluation Rubric for TED Talk Reflection Assignment

CRITERIA Deficient Development Needed Proficient Exemplary

0 – 5 points 6 – 7 points 8 points 9 – 10 points

Summarize the main ideas
presented in the TED talk.

Component is
minimally or not
addressed.

Component is
somewhat
addressed.

Component is
fairly well
addressed.

Component is
thoroughly
addressed.

Discuss something new
that you learned.

Component is
minimally or not
addressed.

Component is
somewhat
addressed.

Component is
fairly well
addressed.

Component is
thoroughly
addressed.

State whether you agree or
disagree with the main
ideas presented in the talk,
and explain why you agree
or disagree.

Component is
minimally or not
addressed.

Component is
somewhat
addressed.

Component is
fairly well
addressed.

Component is
thoroughly
addressed.

Discuss how you might
apply what you’ve learned
to your own life.

Component is
minimally or not
addressed.

Component is
somewhat
addressed.

Component is
fairly well
addressed.

Component is
thoroughly
addressed.

Research additional
information related to this
topic, and include a
discussion of what you
found most interesting.
Include the link to the
research source you have
chosen.

Component is
minimally or not
addressed.

Component is
somewhat
addressed.

Component is
fairly well
addressed.

Component is
thoroughly
addressed.

Discuss at least one
idea/question for follow-up
research on this topic.

Component is
minimally or not
addressed.

Component is
somewhat
addressed.

Component is
fairly well
addressed.

Component is
thoroughly
addressed.

0 – 8 points 9 – 11 points 12 – 13 points 14 – 15 points

Length Requirements Body of paper is
less than two full
pages in length,
with one-inch
margins, and line
spacing is double-
spaced.

Body of paper is
two pages in
length, with one-
inch margins, and
line spacing is
double-spaced.

Body of paper is
between two and
three full pages in
length, with one-
inch margins, and
line spacing is
double-spaced.

Body of paper is
three or more
pages in length,
with one-inch
margins, and line
spacing is double-
spaced.

CRITERIA Deficient Development Needed Proficient Exemplary

0 – 8 points 9 – 11 points 12 – 13 points 14 – 15 points

Structure and Flow Flow is poor.
Paragraphing is
inappropriate.
Transitions are
minimal or
absent.
Significant
redundancy is
evident.

Flow is adequate.
Paragraphs may
be too long or too
short. Transitions
are minimal, and
redundancy is
evident.

Flow is good.
Paragraphing is
mostly
appropriate.
Transitions are
present, and
redundancies are
minimal.

Flow is excellent.
Paragraphing is
clear, and
transitions are
smooth and
consistent.
Inappropriate
redundancies are
absent.

0 – 5 points 6 – 7 points 8 points 9 – 10 points

Clear and Professional
Writing and Format

Errors impede
professional
presentation;
guidelines not
followed. The
APA citation for
the TED talk is
not included.

Numerous errors
somewhat
interfere with
professional
presentation.
The APA citation
for the TED talk is
included but
contains
numerous errors.

Few errors that do
not impede
professional
presentation. The
APA citation for
the TED talk is
included, with little
to no errors.

Writing and
format are clear,
professional, and
error-free. The
correct APA
citation for the
TED talk is
included.

  • Little, B. (2016, February). Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/brian_little_who_are_you_really_the_puzzle_of_personality