The paper must include summaries and synthesis of 6 – 8 scholarly articles.The paper must not be merely one summary after another with no meaningful connections between them, but rather should include, following a description of and careful review and critique of the summaries, descriptions of how they are related to one another. This is done via transition statements between descriptions of the various summaries such that the paper interweaves all the articles into a coherent and well-articulated review of scholarly publications related to the paper topic focus. The paper will end with a minimum of three paragraphs summarizing points made and articulating suggestions for future research directions arising from the article reviews.
In other words, you need to relate your topic to theorists we will be discussing this semester (e.g., Piaget, Bandura, Skinner, etc…) and discuss how those theorists might conceptualize your topic. If appropriate to your particular topic, I will also be looking for you to discuss how your topic relates to people of all ages across the lifespan (e.g., children, adolescent, adults, the elderly). If you choose to discuss a topic related to a psychological disorder (e.g., autism, ADHD, etc…), what I don’t want to see is a very basic paper discussing the diagnosis and/or treatment of that disorder. Such a discussion would be appropriate for a psychopathology or clinical psychology course, but does not place that developmental “spin” that I will be looking for in your papers. Please consider this paragraph carefully as you select a topic.
6 page minimum. Single spaced. NO PLAGARISM.