Introduction to Psychology, PSY101
Term Paper Guidelines and Instructions
Due Date: TBA
Write a paper minimally five full pages in length that covers a topic in Psychology and then illustrates, through your own personal examples and life experiences, how this topic applies to you. Part One of the paper should be a clear concise summary of the topic's main ideas and contributions to Psychology, and should be a minimum of 2.5 pages long. In Part Two, illustrate the topic covered in the first part of the paper with personal experiences and examples from your life. (By applying your personal experience to the topic, ideally you will better understand who you are, who you want to be, your behavior, and what is important to you.) This second part of the paper should be a minimum of 2.5 pages in length. Be sure to include an introduction and conclusion in your paper. s
You may use any of the topics covered in the Ciccarelli textbook. It is also possible to use a different topic with my approval. Your selected topic must be approved by the instructor.
You should have at least 5 sources in your paper, and you may use your notes and textbook. The best sources are original research studies published in professional journals. The number of electronic sources should be limited to one. Make sure you cite these sources in standard APA reference and citation style (see item 6).
The paper must be word-processed. Use one-inch margins for the top, bottom and margins of the paper, double-spacing and a font size no larger than 12. Put a separate title page that includes your name on the front of the paper, and a reference page at the end.
Pay attention to writing mechanics. Poor sentence construction, typos, bad paragraphing, and unclear style will lower your grade. Furthermore, a short paper will get a short grade. However, there is no maximum limit. Late papers will not be accepted.
Reference citation format and example: Direct...
References: Ciccarelli, Saundra K. (2012). Psychology Third Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall
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