Ashford 4: - Week 3 - Assignment
Final Paper Outline/Annotated Bibliography
For this assignment, you must create an outline and annotated bibliography that will be used as the basis for your Final Paper. Review the criteria for your Final Paper in Week Five of this course.
Your outline should contain a heading for each of the three required conditioning theories (classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and neobehaviorism). Each heading should have a one- to two sentence description of that theory. Under each heading, you must include sub-headings as outlined below, with a two-to three sentence description of each. The description should demonstrate that you have done significant research, evaluation, and critical thinking on the issues related to each theory as well as its application to various learning environments. For example:
I. CLASSICAL CONDITIONING
A. Describe the major principles associated with this theory.
B. Explain the contributions of the major theorists who worked to develop this theory.
C. Define the major principles associated within this theory as they relate to the psychology of learning.
D. Summarize how this theory makes use of prior experience in explaining how people learn.
E. Describe how this theory explains how permanent change in behavior takes place.
F. Apply this theory to a real world setting (e.g., schools, treatment facilities, businesses, social activities).
The annotated bibliography must include a minimum of five scholarly, peer-reviewed sources that were published within the last five years. Each source should include a brief description of the source and a summary of how it is relevant to the topic of your paper.
Your outline and annotated bibliography must adhere to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. You can also find samples of each in the Ashford Writing Center, which is located under the “Learning Resources” tab in the left-hand navigation panel of your classroom.
Your assignment should be three to five pages in length and organized as follows:
a. Title Page (one page)
b. Outline (one to two pages)
c. Annotated Bibliography (one to two pages)