As you will recall from Chapter 10 and the Changing Minds article on Genderlect (Links to an external site.), family and gender relationships often reflect a variety of elements that affect how communication is conducted. For this weekâ€™s assignment, you will take the opportunity to explore this by choosing from one of the two options below and preparing a two-page paper describing the impact of either family or gender on communication, as well as your own personal communication strengths and growth. I decided to do option 1.
- Option 1: Family communication:
- Watch the video, The Power of Family: Types of Families and Family Development (Links to an external site.) and reflect on your own family.
- Describe how your family has influenced your communication style.
- Explain how that communication style could influence your strengths and opportunities as a human service professional.
- Option 2: Gender communication:
- Complete the Open Sex Role Inventory test (Links to an external site.) and reflect on the results.
- Describe your own gender beliefs based on the results of the inventory.
- Explain how the results of the inventory, your gender strengths, might influence your communication and practice in human services.
The Family and Gender Communication Assignment:
- Must be two double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Studentâ€™s name
- Course name and number
- Instructorâ€™s name
- Date submitted
- Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.