Psychology Research Paper
Psychology Research Paper
I need a research paper about any research related to Psychology.
1. Research Paper: Choose any psychological disorder or topic in Psychology. Using DSM-V criteria, describe the disorder, along with symptoms, etiology, pervasiveness, etc. Find a minimum of three peer reviewed references from a journal articles to support your arguments. This is not an ESSAY, so it must be supported by previous research and be written in APA STYLE!
Paper specifics (including APA style).
(Look into APA.org/APA tutorial or OWL Purdue for guidance).
Use the APA style template on word to write your paper.
A. 12 point Times Roman
B. 3.5 pages double spaced of content, plus Title page, Abstract, and References page.
C. Margins must be 1” on all sides
D. Read the present literature (no more than 5 years old) on the disorder or topic in psychology you have chosen. Using critical thinking skills, evaluate the information, and include it as support for your topic of choice.
If you are not researching a disorder, and you are researching a topic in psychology, do the same.
· Some recommended topics are:
o Analysis of a current issue or event (i.e. racial profiling)
o How to become an effective leader
o Good study habits and their applications
o Modeling behavior for the future generations
o A psychological disorder (Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder)
o Any other research topic that you might find to be relevant to the course.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.