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Topic Proposal


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Term Project

1. Select a topic.

2. Submit a one-page proposal, including the topic, field experiences, and areas of reading. (50 points)

3. Perform two field experiences.

4. Submit a literature review, containing at least five academic sources--three of which must be peer-reviewed. (100 points)

5. Prepare a poster to present in-class on Poster Day. (150 points)


Assignment Description

It is important for you to find the relevance of psychology in your own life. In order to facilitate this, you will complete a term project based on your own field experiences related to some aspect of human behavior that you find personally relevant and interesting. Here is an outline of the project:

1. You will select a topic of your choosing – it should be one of personal interest to you which relates to the field of psychology.

2. You will submit one copy of a one-page typed proposal to your instructor for feedback and approval detailing your plans for your Term Project including your topic, proposed field experiences, and expected areas of reading. Failure to submit a proposal will result in a failed grade for the entire term project. (50 points, late proposals will be subject to point penalty)

3. After receiving approval of your Proposal, you begin your field experiences. A minimum of two field experiences is required.

4. You complete your independent reading on your selected topic. One class will be held in the library to assist you in learning about methods of library research. A minimum of five (5) academic sources must be read. At least three (3) of your sources must be peer-reviewed sources. None of these sources may be Wikipedia. You will submit a written Literature Review paper (details to follow). (100 points)

5. You will prepare a poster (template provided) to present in-class on Poster Day. If you are not prepared on the assigned day, you will receive a zero for this part of the project. (150 points)

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