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Select a childhood psychological disorder covered in class: Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder • Describe the DSM-5 criteria for the disorder. • Describe two risk factors that contribute to the development of your selected disorder (e.g., ANY combination of biological, psychological, or social risk factors). You should not discuss all factors related to the disorder but rather should explore the selected factors in depth, citing relevant literature from peer-reviewed journals. • Finally, describe one factor (risk or protective) that mediates or moderates the relation between one of your risk factors and the selected psychological disorder. Be sure to clearly define mediation or moderation and cite research evidence to support. FORMATTING • Title page: Assignment Title, Your name, Course code/section, Date • Page number on top right corner; Title page as “1” (top-right corner) • Times New Roman, 12 pt. Font, Double spaced, 1” margins all around • Avoid Direct quotes. Use your own words to demonstrate your understanding. o Excessive use of quotes or inappropriate use of quotes will result in grade deduction. • 4-pages Double spaced. Responses beyond this will not be graded. • APA-Style (7th edition) for in-text citation and references at the end of your work (not work cited, or bibliography) o Marks will be deducted if APA Style is not followed. • Use of headings: Headings do not count as a part of your word count. o Full sentences and paragraphs must be used, bullet form is not acceptable. • Appropriately use in-text citation for any ideas that are not your own. • Reference page (APA-style) o You must have at least 4 scholarly references (i.e., scholarly articles and scientific papers published in academic peer-reviewed journals). o You are to retrieve articles from the Ryerson library or through the PsycInfo index. It must be evident from your response to the assignment question that you have read the sources in full and not simply cited the abstract. o See: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_a nd_style_guide/apa_sample_paper.html o Also see: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ • Written assignment should be 6-pages in total. Do not exceed the page limit or adjust the font size and/or margins. GRADING Ideas …………………………………………………………….. ______/ 30 points Organization & Coherence………………………………. ______/ 15 points Support …………………………………………………………. ______/ 15 points Style ……………………………………………………………… ______/ 15 points Mechanics …………………………………………………….. ______/ 15 points Sources/APA Style …………………………………………. ______/ 10 points TOTAL OF ______/ 100 points • 90% – 100%: you did an especially excellent job. The essay is very well structured, in outstanding APA format, and is complete. You chose an interesting and appropriate topic. Defined all key terms, clearly stated ideas, and supported your points with appropriate empirical research. The essay is highly coherent, concise, and consistent in arguments and discussions. Writing is fluent and easy to follow, without spelling or grammar errors.

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