RESEARCH PAPER GUIDELINES
The subject of the paper can be any topic of interest in motivational psychology and
students will be allowed to do research papers on a wide range of subjects provided that they are completed using APA citation and reference style and follow the syllabus guidelines. Students must use references that are scholarly such as
(1) peer reviewed journal articles; and
(2) scientific books. All sources must be paginated (e.g.) they must
have specific page numbers. Non-Acceptable Sources include: electronic online sources
without page numbers, Wikipedia, online blogs, online newspapers or other non-peer
reviewed sources. When citing a reference, it is always important to make it clear to the
reader where you have obtained your information and where the reader can locate it.
There should be at least one literary citation for every page of written content and no
less than 10 scholarly references for a 13 page paper. The paper structure should begin
broadly then quickly narrow to look at your subject. APA tutorials will often mention an
abstract and running head which may be included. However, methodology sections, results
sections, and discussion sections are not necessary, these sections are only included when
the paper is discussing an experimental study that has an outcome. The purpose of the class
research paper is to demonstrate APA writing style doing scholarly research with sources
that are outside of the primary text. THEREFORE, YOU CANNOT USE THE PRIMARY
TEXT AS A SOURCE FOR THE PAPER. PLEASE NOTE THAT ABSTRACTS, TITLE PAGES AND REFERENCE PAGES DO NOT COUNT AS WRITTEN PAGES!
As far as topics i’m not picky, here are some sugesstions Goal-Congruent/Goal-Incongruent Emotions
Anger, coercive action and aggression
Drug use and drug addiction
wakefulness, alertness, sleep and dreams
If the writer has a better topic in mind and it’s in the realm of motivational psychology, then i’d say go for.
My text book is Human Motivation 6th Edition by Robert E. Franken
Originally posted 2017-11-09 19:48:33.