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Experimental Psychology

Proposal Assignment


**Must be posted to eportfolio on the due date, Tuesday, April 13.


The proposal assignment for Experimental Psychology should prepare you for your Senior Paper coursework. My hope is that you will use this assignment to choose your Senior Paper topic and conduct a preliminary review of literature. Making your interlibrary loan requests now will greatly assist you in writing your Senior Paper next semester. If you plan ahead and maintain your topic, you may use the paper you construct for this assignment also as your Senior Paper proposal, which will be your first assignment due for that course.


Your Experimental Psychology proposal 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 with a running head in the top left corner. 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 cited in text and listed in a separate reference page, according to APA format. Everything cited in the text should be listed in the reference page, and everything in the reference page should be cited in the text.  All other formatting should be congruent with current APA standards and guidelines. Make sure to use 3rd person and stay in 3rd person throughout the entire paper.  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:



Content of the proposal:

a.      presentation of topic

b.     why topic was chosen

c.     how you became interested in the topic

d.     what is the challenge of topic

e.      why topic is important

f.       plans for broadening or narrowing topic, if necessary

g.     one or more research questions

h.     minimum of 5 references


Experimental Psychology proposals are worth 100 points, and the due date is Tuesday, April 13.

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Running head:  MUSCOGEE CREEK GRIEVING                                                                                    1


A Social Construction of Grieving and Bereavement Rituals in the


Muscogee Creek Tribe












Andrea C. Walker
















Senior Paper Proposal


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


March 13, 2008