- In preparation for your final paper it will be important that you locate a number of scholarly sources on your chosen psychological disorder in preparation for writing your final Behavioral Neuroscience Research Paper. Your task for this week is to create an annotated bibliography where you will locate and summarize 8 scholarly sources relate to the Biologically-Based Psychological Disorder you chose for your final research paper. There must be a minimum of 4 peer-reviewed articles from Keiser’s online library and the remainder may come from books or credible websites (ending in .org, .edu. or .gov).Save your “Annotated Bibliography” to your computer, then click onAnnotated Bibliography at the bottom of your screen and “Browse my Computer to upload your saved document by Sunday of week 3. Your paper should be written in APA format and your sources should be properly referenced.
What is an annotated bibliography? It is an organized list of sources (referenced in APA format), such as books, journals, newspapers, magazines, reputable web pages, etc., each of which is followed by a summary or description of the source. Annotations may consist of all or part of the following list of items, depending on the purpose of the bibliography:
- describe the content (focus) of the source
- describe the usefulness of the source
- evaluate the reliability of the source
- discuss any conclusions the author(s) may have made
- note key points from the article relevant to your final project
- describe your reaction to the source
What does an annotated bibliography look like?The following in an example source from an annotated bibliography: Waite, L. J., Goldschneider, F. K., & Witsberger, C. (1986). Nonfamily living and the erosion of traditional family orientations among young adults. American Sociological Review, 51(4), 541-554.The authors, researchers at the Rand Corporation and Brown University, use data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Women and Young Men to test their hypothesis that nonfamily living by young adults alters their attitudes, values, plans, and expectations, moving them away from their belief in traditional sex roles. They find their hypothesis strongly supported in young females, while the effects were fewer in studies of young males. Increasing the time away from parents before marrying increased individualism, self-sufficiency, and changes in attitudes about families. In contrast, an earlier study by Williams cited below shows no significant gender differences in sex role attitudes as a result of nonfamily living.