This assignment is designed to encourage students to think about one specific topic in psychology. Your final assignment consists of three parts. You must complete each part to receive a final grade on this assignment.
Your topic must focus on a single area of psychology, so topics are endless. Possibilities include:
Test Anxiety, Drug Addiction, Fear, Sports Psychology, Personality Assessments, the Nature of Love, Group Think, Emotional Intelligence, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Gambling Addictions, Sigmund Freud, Cognitive Based Therapies, Adolescents and Social Media, Psychopaths, Pain, Fear, Psychology and Marketing, Motivating Groups, Psychology of Online Shopping, Binge-watching society, Food Addictions, Learning through Taste Aversion, ADHD, Intelligence Assessments, and more…
select and research a topic of your choice. Next, you will write a paper that discusses your research. All papers should follow APA format guidelines (http://www.apastyle.org/). Papers should be 1500 to 2000 words. At least one reference for your paper must come from a refereed journal. Other resources might include textbooks, popular literature, newspaper, magazine articles, and experts in the field. A suggested format for the paper is:
- Introduction to your topic
- Summary of your research
- Analysis of key findings