PSY 215 Tracks and Topics for the Final Project

For the final project and for the upcoming assignments in Module Three and Module Five, you must choose one of three tracks in the study of abnormal psychology. The track you choose determines the studies you will use to review literature, find a research gap, and design a study for your final project. Do not worry if you are not familiar with the tracks or topics at this point in the course; you will be learning much more about them throughout the term. Choose your track and topic thoughtfully, however, as you will not be able to switch your track and topic once chosen. Track One looks at the biological influences of abnormal behavior. Track Two focuses on the psychological influences on abnormal behavior. Track Three explores the sociocultural influences of abnormal behavior. Note: In this document, you are provided with three articles for each topic, but you will need to find two additional articles in Module Three to use for your final project. Track One: Biological Influences of Abnormal Behavior Track One topic and related articles: Biological and genetic contributions to the development of psychological disorders:  Neural Indicators of Error Processing in Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder  Can Marijuana Make It Better? Prospective Effects of Marijuana and Temperament on Risk for Anxiety and Depression  The Covariation of Trait Anger and Borderline Personality: A Bivariate Twin-Siblings Study Track Two: Psychological Influences of Abnormal Behavior Track Two topic and related articles: Psychological assessments and therapies:  The Efficacy and Effectiveness of Psychological Treatments for Mood, Anxiety, and Related Disorders  Cognitive Processing Therapy for Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Comparison Between Outpatient and Residential Treatment  A Comparison of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Progressive Counting Among Therapists in Training Track Three: Sociocultural Influences of Abnormal Behavior Track Three topic and related articles: Social and cultural contributions to the development of psychological disorders:  Difference or Disorder? Cultural Issues in Understanding Neurodevelopmental Disorders  The Expression of Depression in Asian Americans and European Americans  The Relative Impact of Socioeconomic Status and Childhood Trauma on Black-White Differences in Paranoid Personality Disorder SymptomsTake these two topics from the tracks and topic attachment Track Two and answer the questions inside the review template for both topics.Psychological assessments and therapies:? The Efficacy and Effectiveness of Psychological Treatments for Mood, Anxiety, and Related Disorders? Cognitive Processing Therapy for Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Comparison Between Outpatient and Residential Treatment

PSY 215 Literature Review Template

 

Please note: Keep in mind that the following questions are practice and preparation for the more detailed literature review elements to come. When you complete your literature review, you will be addressing more specific elements. These questions are the first thing to think about when beginning a literature review.

 

Track and Topic _____________________________________

 

Article #1 (Preassigned #1)

 

 

  1. What is the title of the article? Provide a reference for the article in APA format.

 

 

  1. What is the purpose of the article?

 

 

  1. What is the hypothesis of the study? In other words, what claims do the authors make in the article? What are the outcomes of the study, that is, theconclusions thatthe authors made as a result of the study?

 

 

  1. What variables (factors) are being looked at as an influence on abnormal behavior?

 

 

  1. If these variables or the relationship between these variables have been studied before, what have other studies found? This shows historical significance.

 

 

  1. Describe the research design (e.g., descriptive, correlational, experimental) that wasused in the study.

 

  1. Do you think the research in this article was conducted in an ethical manner? Why or why not? *Review the APA Guidelines for Research (http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx – see Standard 8) and Ethical Guidelines from Chapter 15 of your textbook to support your answer.

 

 

Article #2 (Preassigned #2)

 

 

  1. What is the title of the article? Provide a citation for the article in APA format.

 

 

  1. What is the purpose of the article?

 

 

  1. What is the hypothesis of the study? In other words, what claims do the authors make in the article? What are the outcomes of the study, that is, the conclusions that the authors made as a result of the study?

 

 

  1. What variables (factors) are being looked at as an influence on abnormal behavior?

 

 

  1. If these variables or the relationship between these variables have been studied before, what have other studies found? This shows historical significance.

 

 

  1. Describe the research design (e.g., descriptive, correlational, experimental) that was used in the study.

 

  1. Do you think the research in this article was conducted in an ethical manner? Why or why not? *Review the APA Guidelines for Research (http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx – see Standard 8) and Ethical Guidelines from Chapter 15 of your textbook to support your answer.

 

 

 

 

Article #3 (Preassigned #3)

 

 

  1. What is the title of the article? Provide a citation for the article in APA format.

 

 

  1. What is the purpose of the article?

 

 

  1. What is the hypothesis of the study? In other words, what claims do the authors make in the article? What are the outcomes of the study, that is, the conclusions that the authors made as a result of the study?

 

 

  1. What variables (factors) are being looked at as an influence on abnormal behavior?

 

 

  1. If these variables or the relationship between these variables have been studied before, what have other studies found? This shows historical significance.

 

 

  1. Describe the research design (e.g., descriptive, correlational, experimental) that was used in the study.

 

  1. Do you think the research in this article was conducted in an ethical manner? Why or why not? *Review the APA Guidelines for Research (http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx – see Standard 8) and Ethical Guidelines from Chapter 15 of your textbook to support your answer.

 

 

Article #4 (Self-selected #1)

 

 

  1. What is the title of the article? Provide a citation for the article in APA format.

 

 

  1. What is the purpose of the article?

 

 

  1. What is the hypothesis of the study? In other words, what claims do the authors make in the article? What are the outcomes of the study, that is, the conclusions that the authors made as a result of the study?

 

 

  1. What variables (factors) are being looked at as an influence on abnormal behavior?

 

 

  1. If these variables or the relationship between these variables have been studied before, what have other studies found? This shows historical significance.

 

 

  1. Describe the research design (e.g., descriptive, correlational, experimental) that was used in the study.

 

  1. Do you think the research in this article was conducted in an ethical manner? Why or why not? *Review the APA Guidelines for Research (http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx – see Standard 8) and Ethical Guidelines from Chapter 15 of your textbook to support your answer.

 

 

Article #5 (Self-selected #2)

 

 

  1. What is the title of the article? Provide a citation for the article in APA format.

 

 

  1. What is the purpose of the article?

 

 

  1. What is the hypothesis of the study? In other words, what claims do the authors make in the article? What are the outcomes of the study, that is, the conclusions that the authors made as a result of the study?

 

 

  1. What variables (factors) are being looked at as an influence on abnormal behavior?

 

 

  1. If these variables or the relationship between these variables have been studied before, what have other studies found? This shows historical significance.

 

 

  1. Describe the research design (e.g., descriptive, correlational, experimental) that was used in the study.

 

 

  1. Do you think the research in this article was conducted in an ethical manner? Why or why not? *Review the APA Guidelines for Research (http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx – see Standard 8) and Ethical Guidelines from Chapter 15 of your textbook to support your answer.

 

 

 

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PSY 215 Tracks and Topics for the Final Project

For the final project and for the upcoming assignments in Module Three and Module Five, you must choose one of three tracks in the study of abnormal psychology. The track you choose determines the studies you will use to review literature, find a research gap, and design a study for your final project. Do not worry if you are not familiar with the tracks or topics at this point in the course; you will be learning much more about them throughout the term. Choose your track and topic thoughtfully, however, as you will not be able to switch your track and topic once chosen. Track One looks at the biological influences of abnormal behavior. Track Two focuses on the psychological influences on abnormal behavior. Track Three explores the sociocultural influences of abnormal behavior. Note: In this document, you are provided with three articles for each topic, but you will need to find two additional articles in Module Three to use for your final project. Track One: Biological Influences of Abnormal Behavior Track One topic and related articles: Biological and genetic contributions to the development of psychological disorders:  Neural Indicators of Error Processing in Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder  Can Marijuana Make It Better? Prospective Effects of Marijuana and Temperament on Risk for Anxiety and Depression  The Covariation of Trait Anger and Borderline Personality: A Bivariate Twin-Siblings Study Track Two: Psychological Influences of Abnormal Behavior Track Two topic and related articles: Psychological assessments and therapies:  The Efficacy and Effectiveness of Psychological Treatments for Mood, Anxiety, and Related Disorders  Cognitive Processing Therapy for Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Comparison Between Outpatient and Residential Treatment  A Comparison of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Progressive Counting Among Therapists in Training Track Three: Sociocultural Influences of Abnormal Behavior Track Three topic and related articles: Social and cultural contributions to the development of psychological disorders:  Difference or Disorder? Cultural Issues in Understanding Neurodevelopmental Disorders  The Expression of Depression in Asian Americans and European Americans  The Relative Impact of Socioeconomic Status and Childhood Trauma on Black-White Differences in Paranoid Personality Disorder SymptomsTake these two topics from the tracks and topic attachment Track Two and answer the questions inside the review template for both topics.Psychological assessments and therapies:? The Efficacy and Effectiveness of Psychological Treatments for Mood, Anxiety, and Related Disorders? Cognitive Processing Therapy for Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Comparison Between Outpatient and Residential Treatment

PSY 215 Literature Review Template

 

Please note: Keep in mind that the following questions are practice and preparation for the more detailed literature review elements to come. When you complete your literature review, you will be addressing more specific elements. These questions are the first thing to think about when beginning a literature review.

 

Track and Topic _____________________________________

 

Article #1 (Preassigned #1)

 

 

  1. What is the title of the article? Provide a reference for the article in APA format.

 

 

  1. What is the purpose of the article?

 

 

  1. What is the hypothesis of the study? In other words, what claims do the authors make in the article? What are the outcomes of the study, that is, theconclusions thatthe authors made as a result of the study?

 

 

  1. What variables (factors) are being looked at as an influence on abnormal behavior?

 

 

  1. If these variables or the relationship between these variables have been studied before, what have other studies found? This shows historical significance.

 

 

  1. Describe the research design (e.g., descriptive, correlational, experimental) that wasused in the study.

 

  1. Do you think the research in this article was conducted in an ethical manner? Why or why not? *Review the APA Guidelines for Research (http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx – see Standard 8) and Ethical Guidelines from Chapter 15 of your textbook to support your answer.

 

 

Article #2 (Preassigned #2)

 

 

  1. What is the title of the article? Provide a citation for the article in APA format.

 

 

  1. What is the purpose of the article?

 

 

  1. What is the hypothesis of the study? In other words, what claims do the authors make in the article? What are the outcomes of the study, that is, the conclusions that the authors made as a result of the study?

 

 

  1. What variables (factors) are being looked at as an influence on abnormal behavior?

 

 

  1. If these variables or the relationship between these variables have been studied before, what have other studies found? This shows historical significance.

 

 

  1. Describe the research design (e.g., descriptive, correlational, experimental) that was used in the study.

 

  1. Do you think the research in this article was conducted in an ethical manner? Why or why not? *Review the APA Guidelines for Research (http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx – see Standard 8) and Ethical Guidelines from Chapter 15 of your textbook to support your answer.

 

 

 

 

Article #3 (Preassigned #3)

 

 

  1. What is the title of the article? Provide a citation for the article in APA format.

 

 

  1. What is the purpose of the article?

 

 

  1. What is the hypothesis of the study? In other words, what claims do the authors make in the article? What are the outcomes of the study, that is, the conclusions that the authors made as a result of the study?

 

 

  1. What variables (factors) are being looked at as an influence on abnormal behavior?

 

 

  1. If these variables or the relationship between these variables have been studied before, what have other studies found? This shows historical significance.

 

 

  1. Describe the research design (e.g., descriptive, correlational, experimental) that was used in the study.

 

  1. Do you think the research in this article was conducted in an ethical manner? Why or why not? *Review the APA Guidelines for Research (http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx – see Standard 8) and Ethical Guidelines from Chapter 15 of your textbook to support your answer.

 

 

Article #4 (Self-selected #1)

 

 

  1. What is the title of the article? Provide a citation for the article in APA format.

 

 

  1. What is the purpose of the article?

 

 

  1. What is the hypothesis of the study? In other words, what claims do the authors make in the article? What are the outcomes of the study, that is, the conclusions that the authors made as a result of the study?

 

 

  1. What variables (factors) are being looked at as an influence on abnormal behavior?

 

 

  1. If these variables or the relationship between these variables have been studied before, what have other studies found? This shows historical significance.

 

 

  1. Describe the research design (e.g., descriptive, correlational, experimental) that was used in the study.

 

  1. Do you think the research in this article was conducted in an ethical manner? Why or why not? *Review the APA Guidelines for Research (http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx – see Standard 8) and Ethical Guidelines from Chapter 15 of your textbook to support your answer.

 

 

Article #5 (Self-selected #2)

 

 

  1. What is the title of the article? Provide a citation for the article in APA format.

 

 

  1. What is the purpose of the article?

 

 

  1. What is the hypothesis of the study? In other words, what claims do the authors make in the article? What are the outcomes of the study, that is, the conclusions that the authors made as a result of the study?

 

 

  1. What variables (factors) are being looked at as an influence on abnormal behavior?

 

 

  1. If these variables or the relationship between these variables have been studied before, what have other studies found? This shows historical significance.

 

 

  1. Describe the research design (e.g., descriptive, correlational, experimental) that was used in the study.

 

 

  1. Do you think the research in this article was conducted in an ethical manner? Why or why not? *Review the APA Guidelines for Research (http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx – see Standard 8) and Ethical Guidelines from Chapter 15 of your textbook to support your answer.

 

 

 

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