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The finished product for this assignment will be a double-spaced, 8–10-page-paper (not including title page, abstract, and references) addressing your chosen topic. You must include at least 8 relevant journal articles related to bullying and how it effects social development as children age   At least 5 articles must be empirical* and recent (written within the last 5 years unless the citation is linked to an author whose work is seminal to your topic). This paper must be written in a scholarly fashion, strictly adhering to current APA standards. Do not express your own opinion.

You must use the following guidelines in constructing your research paper:

  • Title page
  • Abstract page
  • Introduction must define and      discuss the importance of your topic.
  • Body of paper must organize      the topic in a meaningful way and critically review the current empirical knowledge      base relevant to your topic. The paper must synthesize findings which      address:
    • Implications of considering       diverse populations
    • Implications of       crisis/trauma-causing events on the topic under investigation
    • Implications of resiliency
    • The implications of       neurobiology
    • The integration of at least       one developmental theory
  • Conclusion section must      include a discussion of practice/policy implications/recommendations and      future research directions.
  • Reference page must list at      least 5 primary empirical sources.
  • Follow current APA Publication      Manual organization and style guidelines. Points will be deducted for      format violations and grammatical problems.

*Reports of empirical studies summarize original research. Many journal articles are reports of empirical studies. In order to learn how to review the literature, it is important to be able to read and understand reports of empirical studies. Empirical articles have the following sections: abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion, and references. The Research Paper that you are writing is a literature review based upon empirical studies; therefore, your paper will not have methods, results, and discussion sections as they would appear in an empirical paper.