Posted: August 4th, 2022

psy 101 wk 5 final

Final Paper
The summative assessment for this course is a Final Paper that is due in Week Five.  For your Final Paper, you must demonstrate an understanding of a topic in psychology beyond the information presented in the course textbook.  Incorporate material from across the course, by describing and applying psychology knowledge as you integrate new research findings, into a cohesive and well-written paper.  This learning activity will facilitate the development of research techniques, critical thinking, and writing skills that are necessary to be successful in the field of psychology.  You may include personal experiences as examples to explain concepts and inform your audience.          You will have already selected a research topic from the list below in Week Three of the course.  You must continue to use your selected topic. 

 

  • What techniques have professionals used to treat insomnia, and how effective are those treatments?

 

To begin, research the chosen topic using scholarly resources and craft a thesis statement regarding your selected topic.  For assistance with creating a thesis statement, visit the Ashford Writing Center or the Ashford University Library.  Your Final Paper must contain at least five references from scholarly sources that were published within the last five years and are cited according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.  Examples of scholarly sources include: peer reviewed journal articles, research studies, professional websites with authored material, and government websites.  Popular internet sites (Wikipedia, Newsweek, New York Times, etc.) are not considered scholarly sources.   Then, address the following criteria as you write your Final Paper:

  • Include a well-written introduction with a succinct thesis statement and a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Integrate research findings that address the selected topic.   
  • Discuss the key issues and controversies surrounding your selected topic.
  • Discuss multiple perspectives on the selected topic, so that the discussion is balanced and not one-sided.
  • Include a summary and analysis of the findings from the research.  
  • Include any additional research that could be done in the future, and provide solutions that could be implemented in the present regarding your selected topic.  
  • Consider the cognitive and behavioral implications might play a role in your selected topic.  What learning principles could factor into the topic?  What theories of motivation and personality could influence your insights into the topic?  

Writing the Final Paper The Final Paper:

  1. Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and references pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a title page with the following:Title of paperStudent’s nameCourse name and numberInstructor’s nameDate submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that summarizes your research and reaffirms your thesis.
  6. Must use at least five scholarly sources.
  7. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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I. Summary and Analysis of the Research. Here you would provide a couple of well-developed sentences about the main point related to the topic selection.

A. Support for your major point would go here. Please provide another couple of well-developed sentences (in other words, not just four or five words), in which you summarize research or thoughts that may support or disagree with the point.

B. Once again, here you would provide support for your major point and provide a couple of well-developed sentences, in which you summarize research or thoughts that may support or disagree with the point.

1. If needed, you can include a support for the sub-point above. If you do, once again, you would simply provide another couple of sentences to support the point.

2. If needed, you can include more support for the sub-point above. If you do, once again, you would simply provide another couple of sentences to support the point.

II. Key Issues and Controversies. Again, provide a couple of well-developed sentences about the main point.

A. Support for your major point would go here. Please provide another couple of well-developed sentences (in other words, not just four or five words), in which you summarize research or thoughts that may support or disagree with the point.
B. Once again, here you would provide support for your major point and provide a couple of well-developed sentences, in which you summarize research or thoughts that may support or disagree with the point.

III. Multiple Perspectives on the Topic. Provide a couple of well-developed sentences about the main point.

A. Support for your major point would go here. Please provide another couple of well-developed sentences (in other words, not just four or five words), in which you summarize research or thoughts that may support or disagree with the point.
B. Once again, here you would provide support for your major point and provide a couple of well-developed sentences, in which you summarize research or thoughts that may support or disagree with the point.

IV. Analysis. Provide a couple of well-developed sentences about the main point.

A. Support for your major point would go here. Please provide another couple of well-developed sentences (in other words, not just four or five words), in which you summarize research or thoughts that may support or disagree with the point.
B. Once again, here you would provide support for your major point and provide a couple of well-developed sentences, in which you summarize research or thoughts that may support or disagree with the point.

V. Suggestions for Additional Research and Solutions. Provide a couple of well-developed sentences about the main point.

A. Support for your major point would go here. Please provide another couple of well-developed sentences (in other words, not just four or five words), in which you summarize research or thoughts that may support or disagree with the point.
B. Once again, here you would provide support for your major point and provide a couple of well-developed sentences, in which you summarize research or thoughts that may support or disagree with the point.

Annotated Bibliography

Adler, A. (1956). The individual psychology of Alfred Adler. New York. Harper & Row.

An annotation is a summary. So here you would simply include a summary of the source you reviewed for your outline and eventually your paper. Basically, you are telling your reader what this article or resource is about. You should also point out how this is applicable to your paper topic. The length will vary, but a good goal would be four or five well-developed sentences.

Klein, E., Herron, T., & Belcher, J. (2013). Attachment in the online classroom. Educational Psychology, 21, 101-125. doi: 10.1111/s10538-009-6204-0.

Again, simply include a summary of the source you reviewed for your outline and eventually your paper. Tell your reader what this article or resource is about and how it is applicable to your paper topic. Remember, you want to try and include four or five well-developed sentences.

LeFrancois, G. (2011). Psychology: The human puzzle.  San Diego: CA, Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

Again, simply include a summary of the source you reviewed for your outline and eventually your paper. Tell your reader what this article or resource is about and how it is applicable to your paper topic. Remember, you want to try and include four or five well-developed sentences.

Perkins, C., & Murphy, E. (2006). Identifying and measuring individual engagement in critical thinking in online discussions: An exploratory case study. Educational Technology & Society, 9, 298-307.

Again, simply include a summary of the source you reviewed for your outline and eventually your paper. Tell your reader what this article or resource is about and how it is applicable to your paper topic. Remember, you want to try and include four or five well-developed sentences.

Zimmer, C. (2008). The search for intelligence. Scientific American, 299, 68-69.

Again, simply include a summary of the source you reviewed for your outline and eventually your paper. Tell your reader what this article or resource is about and how it is applicable to your paper topic. Remember, you want to try and include four or five well-developed sentences.

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