Create a Brochure (Schizophrenia)


Week 11 Assignment: Create a Brochure

Activity Description

Your task this week is to create a double-sided, tri-fold brochure that describes the symptoms, their impact on emotional processing, their effects on cognitive processing, and specific treatment options for the psychological disorder you selected last week.

The intended audience for this pamphlet is college-educated adults.

Support your assignment with at least three academic scholarly sources and these sources should be cited throughout the text in your brochure. The references for these sources should be provided on the back page of the brochure.

You are allowed to use appropriate clip art to enhance your brochure. Remember to incorporate the research you located in Week 10 to support your assignment. Other resources also may be used.

Length: 1 double-sided tri-fold pamphlet

Your brochure should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

Learning Outcomes

1.0   Assess the concepts and theoretical framework of emotion, motivation, and cognition.

2.0   Interpret the critical research findings related to emotion, motivation and cognition.

4.0   Evaluate the development of emotional, motivational and cognitive skills throughout the lifespan.

6.0   Synthesize concepts of emotions, motivation and cognition using a variety of communication tools.

Emotions, and Cognition > Week 11

Week: 11

Psychological Disorders, Emotion, and Cognition


Earlier in this course, you reviewed the physiological and neurological aspects of emotion. Last week, you read about some of the psychological disorders, their effects on emotional and cognitive processing, and treatment options. This week, you will consider how physiological changes may affect an individual’s emotional and cognitive states. Specifically, you will examine how neurological disorders, including those on the dementia spectrum affect not only how the individual may express emotions, but also how he or she may interpret others’ emotions.

Not only do these disorders have evident physical symptoms resulting from the damage to the brain and nervous system, but they also have emotional consequences as the individual can have difficulty accepting or adjusting to the diagnosis. In addition, it is not uncommon for medications prescribed to these individuals to result in some emotional changes. Finally, there is also the aspect of how the disorder’s progression may affect the individual’s interactions with others.

Be sure to review this week’s resources carefully. You are expected to apply the information from these resources when you prepare your assignments.

Warm-up Activity 11.1: Creating a Brochure

You will create a brochure for the Week 11 assignment. To learn how to make a brochure quickly and easily please review the tutorial “How to Make Brochures on Microsoft Word” located under your weekly resources. This resource applies to Word 2007 and Word 2010. This resource describes how to use the existing templates in Word to create a brochure.

If you have problems finding the templates, click “File”, then “New”. In the “Search for templates” area, you can type “tri-fold brochure” in the search field, and then click the arrow to the right or hit the “enter” key on your keyboard.