Write an Introductory Paragraph;Introducing the topic by beginning with a strong Thesis Statement that captures the reader’s interest,—Presenting the overall question that you intend to be answer, —Discussing why it is an important question to answer, an

Does peer pressure influence young people to engage in risqué behaviours (i.e., unprotected sex, chronic alcohol or substance abuse, etc…)? This is what my paper has to be about.

Purpose:The purpose of this assignment is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to create a comprehensive Annotated Bibliography, which is nothing more than a detailed research paper outline.The Annotated Bibliography must have at a minimum three (3) sub-sections with at least one (1) Peer Reviewed– Academic Journal Article sources for each sub-section that helps explain something about the chosen psychology topic of interest. Upon successful completion of this assignment, students will have gained a practical understanding of how to create an effective outline that directs their research and writing of a Research Paper in the Behavioural Sciences.

Whether acquiring new knowledge, or adding to the existing body of knowledge Psychologists employ scientific principles and methodologies in their search for the underlying causal mechanisms. There is a mistaken belief among some that Psychology is a manufactured discipline that only reflects common sense observations of the researcher—as opposed to real scientific empirical evidence typically associated with the Natural Sciences. However, Psychology is one of several the Behavioural Sciences (e.g., Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology) with a rich history and a huge volume of credible scientific research that is validated by fellow Behavioural Science researchers; it is not simply based on the interpretation or personal opinion of the individual.

Assignment: Students must select a single topic that is of interest to them from the list of twelve (12) psychology topic questions provided by your instructor. The Annotated Bibliography(i.e., the detailed research paper outline) is intended to teach students essential research paper writing skills that will help them answer the Research Question

Your Annotated Bibliographies must have:  An Introductory Paragraph tells the reader what the paper will be about by:
 Three (3) Sub-sections with at least one (1) Academic – Peer Reviewed Reference (i.e., an academic source from an Academic Journal) in each sub-section.
 A very brief Conclusion that summarizes why this information is important to understand.
 Provide a Reference page that lists all academic sources used in the correct APA format by alphabetical order by surname as prescribed by the APA (6th Ed.) Publishing Manual.It is also important that your Annotated Bibliography is well-organized and flows together with continuity between the sections.

INSTRUCTIONS1. Write an Introductory Paragraph…
—Introducing the topic by beginning with a strong Thesis Statement that captures the reader’s interest,—Presenting the overall question that you intend to be answer, 
—Discussing why it is an important question to answer, and
—Briefly lists the three (3) sub-sections that the paper will discuss.

2. Create detailed research paper outline that has three (3) Sub-sections ..
.—Students must Introduce the topic of the sub-section,
—Explain how this issue connects to the overall discussion (i.e., the research question),
—Provide at least one (1) Academic Peer Reviewed Source (i.e., an academic source from an Academic Journal) for each sub-section,
—Discuss why this is an appropriate reference to use, —Explain how this academic source helps answer the research question, and
—Provide a brief summary that explains why the author is a subject matter expert (e.g., the nature of their previous and current research history, their personal credentials, and/or the nature of the academic journal they published in).

3. Provide a very brief Conclusion
—This conclusion summarizes why this information is important to understand.
4. Provide a Reference page…
—List all academic sources used in the correct APA format by alphabetical order by surname as prescribed by the APA (6th Ed.) Publishing Manual.

This is a research based Annotated Bibliography…
This is NOT AN OPINION PAPER…!!!Therefore, all statements in your assignment must be backed up by research…

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