PSYCHOLOGY 300 RESEARCH TOPIC REQUIREMENTS – 35 POINTS Instructor: Sylvia S. Spencer Ph.D. Regarding your class Psychology Topic Research assignment, below are some informational requirements that must be included and will prove helpful in preparing your required 4-page report. The report should be no less than 4 full pages of (DOUBLE SPACED) content, plus a cover page and reference page (6 TOTAL PAGES). APA CITATIONS MUST BE USED FOR REFERENCING ALL CITATIONS. Include the following: 1. COVER PAGE: MUST include the topic that you have chosen, including the words (PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF…), name of student, name and title of instructor (as shown on the syllabus), course code, course title and school name, school location, with the complete address, and date of the semester. 2. BODY OF THE PAPER: Should include the following: Introductory paragraph about your topic, and why you chose it or why it interested you or any introductory or opening remarks regarding your topic. ABSTRACTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. 3. DEFINITION: Provide a definition with an in text citation of your topic from a recognized reference (psychological source if possible). 4. DESCRIPTION: Please describe your topic in a great deal of detail, mention any symptoms, characteristics, unique physical changes, diagnosis, any personality alterations, habits, behaviors, psychological effects on self and or others. 5. HISTORY: Has any research been done? Is there a heredity component? Is this a recognized subject? Include any environment, social or other influences? 6. TREATMENT: Provide any information concerning therapy, medication, treatments consultation or any chemical, herbal, or other psychiatric interventions. 7. FAMILY: Any impact on the patient or the client with significant others, family members, spouses, friends, co-workers, etc. 8. PROGNOSIS: If appropriate, future predictions, long term effects, spontaneous remissions, etc. 9. CONCLUSION-CLOSING REMARKS – (MANDATORY): In closing, feel free to express your opinion on the topic. 10. REFERENCES: MUST BE IN APA and Required (NO LESS THAN THREE). Use the APA FORMAT with your references. WIKIPEDIA ** NO REFERENCES TO ACCEPTED** SEEK HELP FROM THE LIBRARY IF NEEDED ! PAPER MUST BE SUBMITTED IN HARD-COPY ONLY!!!!