Psychology Question

The Causes of Autism
Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder has undergone much scrutiny over the years. Moreover, there has been considerable controversy pertaining to whether certain childhood vaccinations contribute to the incidence and prevalence of the disorder. This discussion board challenges you to consider the current research on the topic.
This assignment fulfills/Supports:
Module Outcome: 1
Course Outcomes: 1, 3
General Education Competencies: 1, 2, 5
The Assignment:
For this Discussion Board, complete the following steps:
Step 1:
Using the FTCC online library, locate and read scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles pertaining to the relationship between Autism Spectrum Disorder and vaccinations.
Step 2:
In your initial post, thoroughly discuss the following:
Why is there such strong belief among some people that vaccines cause autism? What does the research literature say? NOTE: You must use scholarly articles!
Citing Sources: You must use APA style to reference your source(s) at the end of your submission. For this assignment, you must include reference information for your textbook and for the article(s) you chose. Information on how to format reference information in APA style (including a reference generator) can be found on the Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) website at: (opens in a new window)
Acceptable Length: 300-500 word (minimum) initial post; reflective and thoughtful responses to at least THREE classmates.
Formatting Requirements:
Use 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font
Use double line spacing in the document
1-inch margins all around
Grading criteria: For full points you must fully comply with each component of the Discussion Board Grading Rubric.
Specifications: Post your initial response to the questions early in the assignment period so that others have time to respond to you. *NOTE*: You must submit your initial post before you will be able to view the posts of other students. This prevents students from simply re-wording the posts of classmates.
To Submit: When you are ready to make your initial post, click on the “Module 8 Discussion Board” link above. You will not see any other posts. Click on “Create Thread” to type and post your initial post. Once your initial post is submitted, you will be able to read and reply to your classmates’ posts.

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