The Final Paper must have as a focus the same topic as your topic selection assignment for the first couple of weeks of class and you are to include the references from your Reference List assignment which is empirical (research). Thus, term papers will require covering the topic in great depth. PAPERS MUST BE FREE OF PLAGIARISM (which is operationally defined as more than seven consecutive words from another source), on time (they are due the last day of class), typed, double-spaced, in APA style (see sixth edition of the APA Publication Manual), and reflect a thorough review of the literature, again using your reference list as a starting point. A PsychInfo (or similar electronic database)search or its equivalent by hand (using Psychological Abstracts) is required. Each paper should draw on 5-10 scholarly journals; to the degree possible these should be peer review and scholarly (i.e., research). Papers are to be 5-7 pages in length (not including title page, abstract, and reference page).