Lynn University The Glass Castle Social Cognitive Theory Compare Contrast Essay

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Essay Requirements:

· 3-4 pages

· APA format

· Citations must be used throughout the entire essay

· Points will be deducted for spelling/grammatical errors, typos, and APA format errors

· Essays will be assessed using the Dialogues of Learning written communication rubric

· The final copy of the paper must be submitted to Canvas

Students will compare and contrast the lead character in The Glass Castle (Jeanette) to one other character discussed in the course (which may come from one of the case studies in the DSS 100 iBook or the movie watched in class). This essay must discuss how each person showed resilience, what obstacles they had to overcome, and how they overcame them, using Bandura’s theory. To deepen their understanding of resilience, students will also use at least one of the following peer-reviewed sources in their essay:

  • Bandura, A. (2000). Exercise of human agency through collective efficacy. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 9(3), 75-78.
  • Carver, C. (1998). Resilience and thriving: Issues, models, and linkages. Journal of Social Issues, 54(2), 245-266. doi:10.1111/j.1540-4560.1998.tb01217.x
  • Harvey, J., & Delfabbro, P. (2004). Psychological resilience in disadvantaged youth: A critical overview. Australian Psychologist, 39(1), 3-13. doi:10.1080/00050060410001660281
  • Lee, J., Nam, S., Kim, A., Kim, B., Lee, M., & Lee, S. (2013). Resilience: A meta-Analytic approach. Journal of Counseling & Development, 91(3), 269-279. doi:10.1002/j.1556-6676.2013.00095.x
  • Mandleco, B. (2000). An organizational framework for conceptualizing resilience in children. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 13(3), 99-112. doi:10.1111/j.1744-6171.2000.tb00086.x

This essay must be in third-person format. Students must cite The Glass Castle, Chapter 3 of the iBook, the selected iBook case study chapter or movie, and the peer-reviewed source.

  • Content Main Ideas:
    • 3: The self is produced by the interaction between cognitions, the environment, and behavior.
    • 9.3: Some individuals demonstrate resilience despite having difficult environments.
    • 9.4: Both interpersonal and intrapersonal processes play a role in the development of self and identity.

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