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1. Research Paper      75 points (See Grading Rubric Below)The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with an opportunity to move from beyond basic mastery of developmental aspects of behavior to a more advanced integrative knowledge of the ways in which development is a constant interplay of affective, biological, cognitive, social, and other aspects of behaviors. For this paper you are asked to select a topic or issue in developmental psychology that you would like to learn more about. After reviewing a minimum of 12 peer-reviewed journal articles and/or scholarly books, you will write a paper that outlines your topic and explains its relevance to developmental psychology. In your review of the literature make sure that you address two or more aspects of behavior (affective, biological, cognitive, social, etc.) related to your developmental issue. You must also include a discussion of cultural considerations and how aspects of individual and cultural diversity may impact your topic. Your paper should be 10-12 pages long, not including Title Page and References. Below is a sample outline for your paper.I. AbstractII. Introductiona. Provide a brief overview of your topic or issue.b. Explain why you chose this topic and its relevance to human development.III. Review and Integration of the LiteratureIV. Further Directions for Prevention, Treatment, and/or ResearchV. ReferencesResearch Paper Rubric A (67-75 points) B (60-66 points) C (52-59 points) D or below (< 52 points) Integration of The paper Author for the The author has The paper does Knowledge demonstrates that most part a limited not the author fully understands the understanding demonstrate understands and has concepts found of the research. that the author applied concepts in research Struggled to has fully found in research. materials and apply or understood the Research and has applied the integrate the topic. The concepts are concepts concepts and concepts were integrated in studied. Some topics studied. not accurately author’s own words. of the applied or The writer provides conclusions, synthesized. concluding remarks however, are that show insight, not supported analysis, and in the body of synthesis of ideas. the paper. Topic Focus The topic is focused The topic is The topic is too The topic is not narrowly enough for focused but broad for the clearly defined. the scope of the lacks direction. scope of this assignment. A assignment. thesis statement provides direction for the paper. Depth of In-depth discussion In-depth The writer has Cursory Discussion and elaboration in discussion and omitted discussion in all sections of the elaboration in pertinent all sections of paper. most sections content or the paper or of the paper. content runs-on brief excessively. discussion in Quotations only a few from others sections. outweigh the writer’s own ideas excessively. Cohesiveness Ties together For the most Sometimes ties Does not tie information from all part, ties together together sources. Paper together information information. flows from one information from all Paper does not issue to the next from all sources. Paper flow and seems without the need for sources. Paper does not flow. to be created extra headings. Writing demonstrates an understanding of the relationship among material obtained from all sources. flows with only some disjointedness. Writing demonstrates an understanding of the relationship among material obtained from all sources. Writing does not demonstrate an understanding of the relationship among material obtained from sources. from disparate issues. Writing does not demonstrate understanding of any relationships among sources. Spelling & Grammar No spelling or grammar mistakes. Minimal mistakes. Several mistakes. Unacceptable number of mistakes. Sources Twelve or more sources from peer- reviewed journal articles or scholarly books. Sources include both general background sources and specialized sources. Special interest sources and popular literature are acknowledged as such if they are used. All web sites utilized are authoritative. Twelve sources from peer- reviewed journal articles or scholarly books. All websites used are authoritative. Fewer than 12 sources from peer-reviewed journal articles or scholarly books. Websites are credible but not authoritative. Fewer than 12 sources. Sources are not scholarly, credible or current. Citations Cites all data obtained from other sources. APA citation style is used in both text and references. Cites most data obtained from other sources. APA citation style is used. Cites some data obtained from other sources. Citation style is either inconsistent or incorrect. Does not cite sources.