FINAL PROJECT PROPOSAL:The first step in the final project will be to develop a final project proposal.Your final project proposal should include the following components, and should be written clearly and concisely:
1. Include a title page in APA format on a separate page. Provide the following:
2. Purpose of Final Project (justifies the subject under consideration).
(a) How you plan to address the issues, including what approaches and theories you will employ?
(b) Why have you chosen this topic?
(c) What do you hope to gain?
(d) Why is it important/significant to examine this topic?
3. Annotated Bibliography
Offer 5 references that you intend to use in your literature review, applying APA citation style format.
You should be doing the Analytical or Critical Annotated Bibliography.
These should be academic sources, primarily from professional journals, academic books, etc. Internet sites, newspaper/magazine articles, and general textbooks do not constitute academic sources.Your reference list should be expanded to 10-15 for your final paper. These should be recent sources (preferably within the last 5-10 years).
Include a one page outline for your proposal. Here is a web site that contains information about how to write an outline: https://depts.washington.edu/psych/files/writing_center/outline.pdf
Include a separate reference page that includes the 5 sources that you have chosen.
INFO: This Proposal is for the Final Paper below:
FINAL PROJECT PAPER
The final project paper should address the biological study of a specific behavioral or mental phenomenon (normal or pathological) covered in the course materials. You should select a behavioral or mental phenomenon (e.g., language, schizophrenia) and then select a biological strategy (e.g., hormones, neurotransmitters, physiology, imaging). As an example, the theme of your report might be imaging approaches to the study of schizophrenia. Your paper should summarize fundamental issues, questions, and controversies and provide a general overview of the topic. It should also elaborate on your understanding of the brain processes that are revealed through imaging research in schizophrenia. To accomplish this, you will have to use research articles to illustrate relevant points. You may use any of a number of resources to find research articles that deal with your topic, including the library and the Internet.
This paper is not a “commentary” or “editorial” style paper, but rather a formal research review paper using scientific references as the basis for your topic. Personal experience, while sometimes relevant, should not be included for this assignment unless these experiences are linked to course concepts and the brain. Also, you should avoid using personal pronouns such as “I” or “myself” in this type of paper. The requirement for the research articles that you select is that they must have appeared in a peer-reviewed (i.e., refereed) scientific journal. (Please contact your instructor to confirm whether a particular journal is peer-reviewed.)
You must use peer-reviewed scientific articles and they must be recent, i.e., have appeared in the literature no earlier than 2014. Ten to 20 is typically a good number of articles to use for your paper. You might use the online databases from MEDLINE and PSYCH ABSTRACTS as a source of full-text articles from refereed journals. Newspaper or magazine articles should not be used as your major reference, but can be useful if they lead you to the appropriate research article. You should avoid simply repeating the articles in summary form; rather, use them within the text of your paper to illustrate important points. To ensure that you are on the right track, you should discuss with your instructor the topic and the research articles that you have chosen.
Your paper is to be 7 to 10 pages, or about 1,800 words in length. It must be typed, double-spaced, with one-inch margins, and fully referenced in APA format (see http://www.apa.org).