Thought Projects 2

Thought Projects 2 - Thought Projects 2 Due: Mon. November...

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Thought Projects 2 Due: Mon. November 30 th , in class General Instructions / Requirements: 1. You are required to pick one and only one of the possible projects below. 2. All Thought Projects require a 4-5 page written assignment. Some will be organized differently than others, so it is your job to ensure the paper has a clear organization. 3. All Thought Projects must include the following: a. You must cite (i.e. mention) at least 3 facts/pieces of evidence from our textbook, and b. You must cite (i.e. mention) at least 3 facts/pieces of evidence found from 3 different outside sources (i.e. 3 sources that are not the textbook). i. Acceptable outside sources include: 1. Research Articles from scholarly journals 2. Newspaper or Popular Science articles (like from the New York Times Science section, or Popular Science, or Psychology Today, or Time Magazine) 3. Textbooks or other academic books 4. Science-based blogs, podcasts and other online research- based sites ii. Unacceptable sources include: 1. Non research-based websites 2. Wikipedia (use it as a starting point, but track the info back to the original source) 3. About.com 4. All Thought Projects must be typed, double-spaced, using 11 pt. or 12 pt. font, 1-inch margins, printed, and handed in by hard copy (no emails please). 5. All Thought Projects must include an additional Reference Page in which you provide a citation (i.e. tell me where you found) any and all outside sources using APA format (see blackboard for a guide to APA citation format). a. It will be highly informative to include other people’s thoughts/ideas/evidence in your Thought Project, but be sure that you give them credit for it… otherwise its Plagarism! 6. You are allowed and encouraged to be creative with these and to give your own opinions, but as much as possible please support those opinions with empirical evidence! Good Places to go for Outside Sources: A. Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com/ B. PsycINFO on the library website http://dewey.brooklyn.cuny.edu/resources/? view=databases
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Thought Project 1: Life without this Brain Region What if everyone was missing part of their brain? In this thought project, you will write an essay about what life would be like, hypothetically, if we were all missing a specific brain region. The brain region you choose is up to you. It could be a major structure (like the cerebellum, amygdala, thalamus, ect…) or it could be a more specialized area or nucleus (like Broca’s area, the fusiform gyrus, or our reward center the nucleus accumbens, etc…). You should try to discuss how individual experience would be affected as well as how social or group life would be affected. Even though the essay is about people, it is OK (and encouraged) to use animal research studies to support your claims. Thought Project 2:
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2010 for the course PSYCH PSYCH1 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '09 term at CUNY Brooklyn.

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