Project: Final Paper Overview
Cognitive and Affective Bases
of Behavior (PSYC
- 6238 - 1)
(12–15 pages: Not including title
page and references)
For the Final Project, select an area of cognitive
psychology that interests you.
Beginning in Week 1 of the
course, start your review of current literature and research. You may select
from a variety of areas of cognitive psychology and proceed with Instructor
approval of your outline, which is due on Day 7 of Week 4.
4: Final Paper Outline
This outline is due on Day 7
of Week 4.
Select a Final Paper research topic.
In a 1- to 3-page document, describe your topic and provide an outline of your
final paper. Include a bibliography with at least five references that you
intend to use.
8: Draft of Final Paper
This draft is due on Day 7 of
Week 8. Your completed Final Paper will be due on Day 7 of Week
The draft should be at least 5 pages, or one-half the length of the Final
Paper. It should consist of fully developed topic sentences. It should also
include a list of at least 10 references. These references should be original
sources, not course material. References must also be in APA format. (Be sure
to incorporate Instructor feedback into your Final Paper.)
10: Final Paper
The Final Paper is due on Day 7
of Week 10. Your review of the literature on cognitive psychology should
be 12–15 pages long, exclusive of references.
The Final Paper should be a review
of current literature and research on an area of cognitive psychology that is
of interest to you. The Final Paper should include at least ten sources, in
addition to any course material used in its preparation. A minimum of five
sources should be peer-reviewed articles published within the last five years.
Information on scholarly writing may
be found in the APA Publication Manual and at the Walden Writing Center website. Also see “Code of
Conduct and Academic Integrity,” in the Guidelines and Policies area on
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