The second and longer writing assignment for this class most closely typifies the traditional “research paper” that students complete while finishing a degree in psychology. Each student will submit a paper of approximately 4 pages in length (sing-spaced in American Psychological Association Publication Manual format) on a topic related to the course.
It is expected that this research paper will constitute an original work on your part, using relevant citations from the professional literature, thoughtfully developing a thesis statement, and providing a logical conclusion. As such, this paper should be in such a form as to permit submission to a local, regional, or national psychological conference. If you have questions or concerns about this paper at any time during the course of the semester, please consult with your instructor for guidance.