Paper should be typed, double spaced in 12 point font.
Please don’t forget to put your name and page numbers, even on work you submit online.
Make sure you proofread and have in text citations where applicable. Don’t forget your bibliography/References page.
If your final product is not at least five pages long, you probably haven’t done quite enough. The paper will be worth up to 75 points total.
Choose a topic related to Addictions and Behavior. You will need to cite at least three outside resources (your text can be used, but doesn’t count as one of the three).
Include the following in your paper:
1. thorough description of your topic and why you chose it
2. what the current research (within the past 3-4 years) says about your topic
3. your opinion about the topic (e.g.- what should be done about any issues or procedures designed to help addicts that would make them more effective, or an explanation as to why a certain procedure or medication would be particularly helpful in your opinion)
4. describe how your topic impacts the study of addictions and human behavior
Some examples of topics might be:
1. the effects of inhalant abuse on preteens
2. the link between depression and substance abuse disorder
3. internet gambling: the new cyber addiction?
4. pornography and sex addiction: is it a real thing?
5. the arguments for and against legalizing marijuana
6. are 12 Step groups effective for the treatment of food addictions?
7. is shopping addiction real or a myth?
8. if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em: the incidence of substance abuse among co-dependents.