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PSYC 100 – Introduction to Psychology Paper 3 Critically Evaluating Conflicting Perspectives on a Psychological Issue Due 4/25 at 5pm in your TA’s mailbox in the Psychology Department office, SGM 501. Select one of the debate options from the Clashing Views on Psychological Issues. Read both the yes and no sides. You will write a 3.5 - 5 page (double-spaced) paper in which you critically-evaluate each perspective. In addition, one journal article must be read and incorporated into your paper. You will search for this article in an electronic database called “PSYCArticles.” This database is available as an e-resource on the USC Libraries website and contains only full-text articles. Alternatively, you may read one of the articles cited as a reference in the debate you choose, but you will need to locate it in the journal in which it was published. It may be available full-text or may only be available in the actual journal stacks in the library. Structuring and Formatting the Paper Begin by stating (in 1-2 sentences) the central theme of the debate you have chosen. Next, in < 5 sentences, address the significance of resolving this issue. For example, is there a threat to physical or psychological health? Is there an impact on society? Be specific about what is at stake and what benefit there is to evaluating these positions and determining which side has more empirical support. Do not reveal your conclusion or
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2008 for the course PSYC 100 taught by Professor Madigan during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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