Your paper should be 14 to 15 double spaced, type-written pages of text (4200 to
Your paper should be 14 to 15 double spaced, type-written pages of text (4200 to 4500 words) in American Psychological Association (APA) format (6th ed.). Your paper MUST be on a topic related to the psychology of adult development. Your tutor will confirm whether your topic is appropriate. You must use the Literature Review Paper Dropbox on the course page to submit your assignment. Keep in mind that you are preparing a manuscript to submit for review. This is not the same as a published paper, hence the need for title pages and other formatting rules (like double spaced lines) that will make your paper easier to review. Be sure that you are familiar with spacing, margin widths, justification, indentation, and citations. Each paper should include the following sections. Title Page: Centred on the page will be the title of paper, author’s name, and institutional affiliation (e.g., Athabasca University). You should also have a header with the running head on the left and the page number on the right. The term Running Head is followed by a shortened title of the manuscript in upper case. The header with the running head (that is, the shortened title) and page number should appear on every page, but the term Running Head only appears on the title page. Abstract: Manuscripts submitted for publication are required to have an abstract or a brief summary of the entire paper. The abstract is not an introduction. The abstract is on a separate page immediately following the title page. Body:The body of the paper starts with an introductory paragraph or two that describes the specific topic that is to be discussed, the period of adulthood you are studying, and the importance of the topic. Because the introduction is clearly identified by its position in the paper, it is not labeled. Rather, the title of the paper precedes the introductory sentence. For example, Cognitive Deficits in Later Adulthood An examination of the cognitive functioning of older adults has been an active area of research … After the introduction, the relevant research and theory is reviewed as it relates to the topic. You must use a minimum of ten sources with at least six original articles from scientific journals from the last 5-10 years. Your paper should end with a in a paragraph or two that summarizes the major points of the review, and draws conclusions based on the material presented. The body of your paper is worth 60% of your grade for this assignment. References: Sources cited in your paper MUST appear in your reference list. The reference section begins on a separate page, with the heading References at the top. The reference section is considered part of your paper, and therefore should include page numbers.

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