For researchpro only! – psychology assignment!

Goals: The goal of this assignment is to research an interesting topic in psychology and to develop a creative way of researching that topic.

 

Assignment Overview: 

  • Think of a topic that interests you in psychology (it can be ANY topic in ANY discipline of psychology)
  • Research the existing literature on the topic
  • Develop a research plan for investigating a novel question on the topic
  • Develop hypotheses about the results you expect to obtain if you were to implement your research proposal

The topic that I told my professor was cyberbullying, or buylling in general. 

 

Assignment Specifics:

  • 2-3 pages long
    • 1-1 ½  page(s) of literature review; must cite at least TWO scholarly sources (with proper APA-style citations)
    • ½ page describing topic and its importance
    • ½ – 1 page of methodology (including specifics on sample, procedure, stimuli, measures)
    • ½ page of hypotheses (including description of independent and dependent variables)
  • Follow APA formatting and style throughout (will be weighted heavily)

 

How to Choose a Topic:

  • Your topic can be from ANY area of psychology (choose something that interests you)
  • Your topic can be a direct response to a criticism you provided in your article review
  • It can be an attempt to modernize a topic from one of the chapters in the Forty Studies book
  • It can be a topic that you’ve learned about in one of your other psychology classes

 

Grading and evaluation: This assignment is worth 10% of your grade in this course. Your grade will be based on the following:

  • Appropriateness of the topic (from ANY discipline of psychology)
  • Quality of the literature review
  • Appropriateness of the research plan
  • Thoroughness of research plan description
  • Sensibility of hypothesis(es); description of IV and DV
  • APA formatting/citations
  • Timeliness of your submission (you will lose 1% of the maximum 10% for every 24-hour period that the assignment is submitted late; papers will not be accepted beyond a week past the due date.