Complete an APA style Research Paper on a topic related to adult development of your choice. The body of the paper should be 3-4 pages. In addition to the body of the paper which will be your research, you will also include a title page, an abstract page, and works cited page. Attached you will find further detailed instructions concerning the research paper.
Research Paper Assignment
You are to write a research paper on a topic related to development. You may write on any topic
that you choose, as long as it relates to developmental psychology. Your paper will consist of
the following sections:
A. Introduction: Describe your topic and why you chose this particular topic. Include
where this information or the inspiration for the topic can be found it the text.
B. Body: Summarize the results of current research on your topic that can be found in the
additional sources you choose. Current means published within the last 10 years. Identify
which topic of development you are addressing. Explain how the topic contributes to the
study of life span development. Discuss the major points addressed by your paper.
C. Conclusion: State what you learned from the material. Relate your findings to the
material covered in class. Tell how the research is similar to, different from, contradictory
to, or supplementary to the material covered in class and in the text.
~ Your assignment is to write a 3-4 page typed double spaced paper including researched
information about development. Pay attention to the types of sources you use and make sure that
they are credible sources. If you are not sure what sources are credible, please ask. Some
examples are books, journal articles, and some reputable organizational websites. You must use
at least four (4) references, and these sources must be dated within the last 10 years. Be sure to
cite your references within the body of your paper and include a reference page at the end, as is a
requirement of an APA style paper.
Specific Formatting Instructions:
• Use only Times New Roman or Arial font.
• Make sure that the size of the font is 12pts.
• Set your margins to 1” all around (i.e. left, right, top, and bottom).
• Include a title page listing your name, date, course name and number, and instructor’s
• This assignment should be 3-4 pages. (This 3-4 pages does not include the title page or
reference page.) You do not have to include an abstract for this particular paper.
• Please be mindful of sentence structure, spelling, and grammar.
• You will be graded on the content of your work as well as grammar and formatting.
• Please include a reference page. Also remember to include citations within the body of
your work. All work referenced must be cited and vice versa. This is according to APA
• This paper should follow APA formatting standards.
Due Date: All papers are due by December 1, 2022. Please do not wait until the last minute to
start on or complete this assignment.
Helpful Hint: Do not wait until the very last minute to start on your final paper. Allow yourself
time to revise your paper to make any needed changes and/or corrections. Please ask for help if
you need it. Remember that we have an on campus writing lab should you need extra assistance
or helpful instruction to make sure you are on task. Please pay attention to spelling, grammar,
and punctuation. Utilize the spelling and grammar check features of the computer program used
to create your assignment (ex. Microsoft Word).
Please let me know if you have any questions or if you need assistance with APA format.
****Do not wait until the last minute to start on and complete this research paper.