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Experimental Psychology

Annotated Bibliography Assignment


The annotated bibliography assignment for Experimental Psychology should also help to prepare you for your Senior Paper coursework. My hope is that you will use this assignment to cultivate your Senior Paper topic and begin your comprehensive review of literature. This will require that you make some of your interlibrary loan requests now and will greatly assist you in writing your Senior Paper next semester. This will also give you a “jump start” on your annotated bibliography for that course.


Your Experimental Psychology annotated bibliography assignment should be 2 – 4 pages in length, typed, double spaced, using at least five sources. Your margins should be 1” on the top, bottom, and right, 1.5” on the left, and the font should be Times New Roman. Pages should be numbered in the top right corner, 1” from top and right sides, without page headers. There should be one line between the page number and the beginning of text, and there should be no page numbers posted on the title page or first page of the assignment (although the first page of text is counted). You should formulate a well-articulated title and include a title page consistent with the format of the example on the next page. References should be listed in alphabetical order, beginning with a reference entry in APA format. Following the reference entry (only double-spaced line below) present your annotation of the source, block indented. Single-space within the references and the annotations, and double-space between them.


The content of the entry should include a short paragraph describing how helpful a reference this particular one may be, where it is intended to be used in the paper (chapter), and a brief description of what this source covers. A minimum of 10 references should be included in the assignment.


All other formatting should be congruent with APA standards and guidelines. For additional help, see:


American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American

            psychological association (5th ed.). Washington, D.C.: Author.


Smith, R. A., & Davis, S. F. (2007). The psychologist as detective: An introduction to

            conducting research in psychology. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.


Szuchman, L.T. (2005). Writing with style: APA style made easy (3rd ed.). Belmont, CA:



Experimental Psychology proposals are worth 50 points and are due Tuesday, April 15.





















Andrea Walker
















An Annotated Bibliography


Submitted to the Psychology Faculty of


Oral Roberts University


in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements


for the Degree of Bachelor of Science


in the Department of Behavioral Sciences


Tulsa, Oklahoma


April 15, 2008