Annotated Bibliography: Controversies in Psychology

By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assignment criteria:

  • Competency 3: Analyze scholarly information and research findings through critical thinking to solve problems in the field of psychology.
    • State clearly the relationship of the article to the thesis in five articles.
    • Provide five article summaries that are succinct and capture the main points of the articles.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in the field of psychology.
    • Write in a manner that is scholarly in tone, easy to follow, and free from grammatical and spelling errors.
    • Format five article references according to APA guidelines.

In Unit 9, you will complete and submit your final paper for the course. The topics you may choose from include:

  • Does cosmetic surgery promote or hinder self-esteem?
  • Does use of electronic technology promote or detract from well-being?
  • Is medication or are behavioral interventions more effective in treating attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
  • Are virtual teams or traditional teams more effective?
  • Does online learning or traditional (face-to-face) learning lead to higher academic performance?

In this assignment, you will compile and submit an annotated bibliography of the potential sources you will use for your final paper.

Your annotated bibliography will consist of:

  • A minimum of five scholarly articles.
  • The reference for each of the sources you are considering for your paper.
  • A brief summary of the article.
  • An explanation of how this source relates to your thesis. Describe how it either supports the thesis of your position or how it presents a counterargument to your thesis.

Submit a draft of your annotated bibliography to SafeAssign and review your results before submitting it to your instructor for grading.

Refer to the Annotated Bibliography: Controversies in Psychology Scoring Guide to understand how this assignment will be graded and ensure you meet the grading criteria. In addition, you may wish to refer to the Joel Taylor Sample Annotated Bibliography, linked in the Resources.

Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful writing information.

Portfolio Prompt: You may choose to save this learning activity to your ePortfolio. You will learn more about your ePortfolio in Unit 10.

Resources

Five scholarly articles:

References

1. Daley, David, PhD|van der Oord, Saskia, PhD|Ferrin, Maite, MD, PhD|Danckaerts, Marina, MD, PhD|Doepfner, Manfred, PhD|Cortese, Samuele, MD, PhD|Sonuga-Barke,Edmund J.S., PhD, & European ADHD Guidelines Group. (2014). Behavioral interventions in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials across multiple outcome domains. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 53(8), 847.e5. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2014.05.013

2. Ferguson, J. H. (2000). National institutes of health consensus development conference statement: Diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 39(2), 182-193. doi:10.1097/00004583-200002000-00018

3. Ogrim, G., & Hestad, K. A. (2013). Effects of neurofeedback versus stimulant medication in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A randomized pilot study. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 23(7), 448-457. doi:10.1089/cap.2012.0090

4. Pfiffner, L. J., PhD. (2014). Meta-analysis supports efficacy of behavioral interventions for attention-deficit/hyperactivity Disorder–Related problems. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 53(8), 830-832. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2014.03.006

5. Tarver, J., Daley, D., & Sayal, K. (2014). Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD): An updated review of the essential facts. Child: Care, Health & Development, 40(6), 762-774. doi:10.1111/cch.12139

 
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