Controversies in Psychology Assignment
Controversies in Psychology Assignment
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Question Description
Annotated Bibliography: Controversies in Psychology
By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assignment criteria:
Competency 3: Analyze scholarly information and research findings through critical thinking to solve problems in the field of psychology.State clearly the relationship of the article to the thesis in five articles.
Provide five article summaries that are succinct and capture the main points of the articles.
Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in the field of psychology.Write in a manner that is scholarly in tone, easy to follow, and free from grammatical and spelling errors.
Format five article references according to APA guidelines.
In Unit 9, you will complete and submit your final paper for the course. The topics you may choose from include:
Does cosmetic surgery promote or hinder self-esteem?
Does use of electronic technology promote or detract from well-being?
Is medication or are behavioral interventions more effective in treating attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
Are virtual teams or traditional teams more effective?
Does online learning or traditional (face-to-face) learning lead to higher academic performance?
In this assignment, you will compile and submit an annotated bibliography of the potential sources you will use for your final paper.
Your annotated bibliography will consist of:
A minimum of five scholarly articles.
The reference for each of the sources you are considering for your paper.
A brief summary of the article.
An explanation of how this source relates to your thesis. Describe how it either supports the thesis of your position or how it presents a counterargument to your thesis.
Submit a draft of your annotated bibliography to SafeAssign and review your results before submitting it to your instructor for grading.
Refer to the Annotated Bibliography: Controversies in Psychology Scoring Guide to understand how this assignment will be graded and ensure you meet the grading criteria. In addition, you may wish to refer to the Joel Taylor Sample Annotated Bibliography, linked in the Resources.
Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful writing information.
Portfolio Prompt: You may choose to save this learning activity to your ePortfolio. You will learn more about your ePortfolio in Unit 10.
RESOURCES
Annotated Bibliography: Controversies in Psychology Scoring Guide.
APA Style and Format.
SafeAssign.
Joel Taylor Sample Annotated Bibliography.
Writing Feedback Tool.
ePortfolio.
Five scholarly articles:
References
1. Daley, David, PhD|van der Oord, Saskia, PhD|Ferrin, Maite, MD, PhD|Danckaerts, Marina, MD, PhD|Doepfner, Manfred, PhD|Cortese, Samuele, MD, PhD|Sonuga-Barke,Edmund J.S., PhD, & European ADHD Guidelines Group. (2014). Behavioral interventions in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials across multiple outcome domains. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 53(8), 847.e5. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2014.05.013
2. Ferguson, J. H. (2000). National institutes of health consensus development conference statement: Diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 39(2), 182-193. doi:10.1097/00004583-200002000-00018
3. Ogrim, G., & Hestad, K. A. (2013). Effects of neurofeedback versus stimulant medication in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A randomized pilot study. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 23(7), 448-457. doi:10.1089/cap.2012.0090
4. Pfiffner, L. J., PhD. (2014). Meta-analysis supports efficacy of behavioral interventions for attention-deficit/hyperactivity Disorder–Related problems. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 53(8), 830-832. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2014.03.006
5. Tarver, J., Daley, D., & Sayal, K. (2014). Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD): An updated review of the essential facts. Child: Care, Health & Development, 40(6), 762-774. doi:10.1111/cch.12139
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.

Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.

APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.

Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.

 
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.

Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.

Communication

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:

Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.

 

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