Human Behavior and Environmental Sustainability: Problems, Driving Forces, and Research Topics

Final Paper (Scientific Literature Review and Critique) – One short paper (TYPED, in a programcompatible with Microsoft Word 1997-2003 and later, up to 4 pagesnot including references andcover page, double spaced, 12-point font with 1 inch margins) are required. You must have at least5 references WHICH YOU SHOULD OBTAIN FROM PSYCHINFO OR GOOGLE SCHOLARwhile logged in to UCMs library. SOURCES MUST BE PRIMARY SOURCES FROM PEERREVIEWED SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS (NO WIKIPEDIA OR OTHER .COM WEBSITES). Youwill become more familiar with what peer-reviewed scientific articles look like through the classassignments. If you are unsure if you found appropriate articles, email me! Your paper topic mustget approved by me before beginning this assignment. Include a cover page with the followinginformation: TITLE OF PAPER, YOUR FIRST and LAST NAMES, MY NAME, COURSE NAME,and DATE. Your cover page should be centered to fit the page. Upon completion, please submitthe paper on blackboard.For the paper you must cite scientific research articles that present two sides of a topic relevant topsychology (e.g., evidence for and against a scientifically researched topic/question such as:cognitive behavioral therapy versus pharmacotherapy for the treatment of depression). Eachpaper requires that you critically evaluate the scientific research and write a coherent critique.Address the following in your paper:1. Introduction (introduce the topic and discuss the scientific journal articles that support it and thestudies that do not support it). Cite your sources throughout the paper: e.g., Dude and Duder(2008) found blah blah blah OR Using a sample of 100 dudes and dudettes, the relationshipbetween blah and blah did not yield blah blah (Dude & Duder, 2008). You will include your fullreferences in the Reference section using APA style.2. Conclusions (What can be concluded from the current research? What conclusions are the mostreasonable? You can integrate information you learned from your textbook in this section or inthe critique section).3. Critique (What are the methodological strengths and weaknesses of the studies you discussed?Can the evidence that has been provided by each side be interpreted another way? What furtherevidence would help me evaluate the mixed findings? What should future researchers do toaddress the weaknesses of published studies?)