PSY303: Abnormal Psychology Final Paper

May 24th, 2013
Price: $20 USD

Question description

For your Final Paper, select one of the following disorders to investigate:

  1. Repressed memories
  2. Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD)
  3. Coprolalia
  4. Gambling
  5. Stockholm Syndrome
  6. Diogenes Syndrome

Present a thorough overview of
the chosen disorder.  Your audience has no prior knowledge of this disorder;
therefore, be sure your explanations are relevant to your audience.  When
writing your paper, it is critical that you convey all the necessary information
in a straightforward manner using non-technical language.  Support your analysis
with at least five scholarly, peer-reviewed sources (not including the course
text) that were published within the last five years.  Your Final Paper must
include the following:

  1. Define the disorder and its main symptoms.
  2. Describe the relationship between this disorder and other disorders.
  3. Describe who is most likely to have this disorder with regard to age,
    gender, social class and ethnicity.
  4. Summarize the risk factors (biological, psychological, and/or social) for
    this disorder. If one of the categories is not relevant, address this within the
  5. Evaluate recommended treatments for the disorder and the likelihood of
    success or possible outcomes for each treatment.
  6. List five references (include both print and web-based sources) that would
    provide more information for individuals with this  disorder. Give the reference
    for the source as well as a two to three sentence description for each
    resource. This list of support resources will not count toward the required
    resources for your paper.
  7. Apply what you have learned throughout the course to your career (present
    and future).  What information have you found to be the most useful or

The paper must be eight to ten pages
(excluding title and reference pages) and include a minimum of five scholarly,
peer reviewed sources that were published within the last five years.  All
sources must be formatted according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford
Writing Center.

Writing the Final

The Final Project:
  1. Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according
    to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a title page with the following:
    1. Title of paper
    2. Student’s name
    3. Course name and number
    4. Instructor’s name
    5. Date submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  6. Must use a minimum of five scholarly, peer-reviewed sources published within
    the last five years (not including the course
  7. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing
  8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as

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