Substantive and thoughtful; that is, discussion posts must refer to a topic from the week’s readings.  All discussion posts must be supported by current journal article(s) found in SFC Online Library Database system.  Discussion posts should draw from the information found in this week’s course materials, from personal experience, and from credible sources (peer-reviewed journal articles and sites provided by your professor).  
All information gained, read, or acquired from any source that is not your personal information must be cited throughout the document otherwise it is plagiarism.  All information must be cited in the body of the document AND full-reference text at the end of the document using APA style & format criteria.  
APA style & format criteria:  
Peer-reviewed journal articles from SFC Online Library Database System  
Current: January 2015 – Current month 2020  
PDF available  
Times New Roman font  
12-point font  
Black ink  
Single spaced work for DISC and RESP assignments only (to save space)  
In-text citations appear throughout work  
Full-text references appear at bottom of work  
The discussion post should be three (3) well-developed paragraphs in length (about 7-9 fully developed sentences each; adhere to APA style & format including in-text and full-text reference citations).    
If your professor and/or fellow classmate(s) asked you a question, to follow up, or further explain a point, you are required to do so in addition to your two main responses.  Failure to timely respond by Sunday of each week (to follow up questions) will result in reduction of points; 1 point for each entry not addressed.    

The main discussion post is due by Day 3 (Wednesday of each week).  Please click on “REPLY” from the main discussion post instructions to submit your assignment.  
Credible sources relevant to this course are (this is only a PARTIAL list): 
Santa Fe College Library Database system (https://sfcollege.libguides.com/az.php (Links to an external site.)) 
American Psychological Association (www.apa.org (Links to an external site.)) 
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (https://www.apa.org/about/division/div8 (Links to an external site.)) 
American Psychiatric Association (www.psychiatry.org (Links to an external site.) or www.psychiatryonline.org (Links to an external site.)) 
National Institutes of Health (www.nih.org (Links to an external site.)) 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.org (Links to an external site.)) 
World Health Organization: WHO (www.who.int (Links to an external site.)) 
REMEMBER: YouTube, Social Media, Wikipedia, etc. are NOT credible sources. 
Examples of topics to write about
(Choose only one topic from the examples below OR choose a topic of your interest that pertains to this week’s material): 
Enemies 
Many people in Western cultures report not having an enemy. If someone doesn’t like someone else, they simply don’t hang around each other. However, in some situations and cultures there is less mobility, so enemy relationships can develop with repeated exposure to those people you don’t get along with. What situations might increase the likelihood of developing an enemy and how having an enemy might lead to violence or aggression?  One example of a situation where enemies might form is the workplace, where you typically don’t get to choose your colleagues. 
Cyberbullying 
Discuss the impact of cyberbullying today. What experiences with cyberbullying have you encountered or heard about?  What are some factors that make cyberbullying more damaging than face-to-face bullying?  Discuss how cyberbullying can be reduced. 
Sexual Jealousy 
Discuss sexual jealousy. If a man is aggressive in a fit of jealousy, why do people excuse his behavior? Why do people get more lenient sentences for “crimes of passion” than for crimes which were premeditated? Is it excusable if a man becomes aggressive for jealous reasons because he cannot help himself? How does intention play a role in the U.S. judicial system, and does this excuse some types of violence?  ***This can be adapted for sex or gender, however you perceive it.
Revenge 
Discuss our tendency for revenge when we have been victims of aggression. How can this be an evolutionary adaptation? Maybe revenge lets others know that if they harm us, they will likely encounter harm themselves. What will it take to just turn the other cheek and not react? 
Make sure you find credible journal articles in our SFC Online Library Database system to support your work, regardless of what you decide to write about.

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