research paper #1

Choose ONE topic from the list below for your Research Paper #1. After you finish completing the exercises for this week, you can begin thinking about the topics for your papers which will be due later on this semester–during Weeks 3 (MLA Format) and Week 6 (APA Format).

allure of scent

androgyny

Attachment theory

beauty pageants

behaviorism

bipolar disorder

birth order

body modification

borderline personality disorder

bullies

child prodigies

communication differences – male/female

complaining behavior

concept of self

coping c.a.t. program

corporal punishment

cross-dressing

cults

cyberbullying

deja vu

developmental psychology

dreams

family therapy

fear of flying

guilt

hirsuit–attractive?

histrionic personality disorder

how music affects learning

humor

id

Indigo children

jealousy

laughter

megalomania

memory

mind-body connection

mindfulness

multiple personalities

occultism

optimism/pessimism

peer pressure

phobias

postnatal (postpartum) depression

private vs. public self

psychology of music

“retail therapy” / “shopaholism”

resilience

revenge

rumors

sadism

self esteem

senses & the psyche

short-term memory

sibling rivalry

sleeping disorders

social anxiety disorder

somnambulism

stereotyping

subliminal advertising

super-ego

twins

visual perception

Please, show me your topic and Outline (bullet items only) you prepared with your main idea for approval and to make sure you are on the right track

No grade will be granted for this HW Assignment in prep for your first paper. You have until March 11th to decide, write Outline and send me your choice o topic for this MLA paper

Link to How to Write a College Paper Outline

GUIDELINES for Research Paper 1

1. The exercises you will be doing will help you with MLA documentation and sentence structure.

2. This paper must be between 2 to 3 pages long (not including the Works Cited or Cover pages).

3. This paper #1 must be in MLA format.

4. Be sure to go to chapters 50 and 51 from your course textbook to help you write a paper in MLA format.

5. The paper must be from one of the topics listed from the list of topics you were given in Lectures Week 1 and Assignments Week 1.

6. Please, note that your Works Cited page should have at least 4 to 5 credible sources such as: books, newspapers, medical journals, reliable links, experts in the field, and magazines.

7. Do not use websites such as: Wikipedia, Infoplease, Answers.com, WebMd, etc.

8. Do NOT include tables and graphs in your paper.

9. Be sure to edit your work before submitting it.

10. Be sure to AVOID CONTRACTIONS in formal writing.

11. YOUR PAPER MUST NOT HAVE MORE THAN A 20% SIMILARITY RATING!!!

12. Follow the tips I gave you in Announcements Week One.


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