Chapter 13: Developmental Disorders and Brain Damage
Byrne, J.H., (1997-present). Chapter 7: Learning and Memory. Neuroscience Online: an electronic textbook for the neurosciences. Houston: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. (http://neuroscience.uth.tmc.edu/s4/chapter07.html)
Garlan, E.L. and Howard, E.O. (2009) Neuroplasticity, psychosocial genomics, and the biopsychosocial paradigm in the 21st Century. Health & Social Work, 34(3), 191-199. (ProQuest ID 1809207531)
APA.org http://www.apa.org/research/action/memory.aspx American Psychological Website focused on learning and memory related links.
NewYorkTimes.com http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/news/health/diseasesconditionsandhealthtopics/amnesia/index.html New York Times articles about amnesia
Schacter, D. L., & Tulving, E. (1982). Amnesia and memory research. In L. S. Cermak (Ed.), Human Memory and Amnesia (pp. 1-32). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers. (Tulving is a very influential researcher in the field of memory. This chapter and many other articles can be accessed at http://alicekim.ca/tulving/1980_1989.htm )
Touring Memory Lane Inside The Brain. Video: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/11/18/131422064/touring-memory-lane-inside-the-brain?ft=1&f=1007 Video entitled touring memory lane inside the brain
Search the latest literature and identify a particular area of research on memory or amnesia that interests you. Your paper should be supported by primary research studies on the topic you choose. Examples of appropriate topics include, for example, research on LTP, infantile amnesia, retrograde amnesia, amnesia after a stroke, and false memories. This assignment should contain a minimum of three references. This assignment should be 3-5 pages, not including the title page, abstract and reference section.
Week Four Written Assignment Grading Criteria
Content Criteria 4 Points
Area of research identified is related to the biological basis of memory or amnesia
Minimum of three references supporting the discussion points are cited
The paper should be 3 to 5 pages of content in length
Writing and Organization Criteria 2 Points
The central theme/purpose of the paper is clear.
The structure is clear, logical, and easy to follow.
The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.
The thoughts are clear and include appropriate beginning, development, and conclusion.
Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
Sentences are well constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.
Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.
Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.
The paper uses words and language that are inclusive, clear, and unambiguous.
Spelling is correct.
Research Criteria 2 Points
The paper includes a summary and analysis of research materials that are relevant to the assignment, e.g. scholarly journals, professional articles, legal documents, government documents, legal decisions, media clips, software, measurement instruments websites, personal communication, etc.
Professional/scholarly journals are peer reviewed and focus on the profession/application of psychology (located on ProQuest, EBSCOHost, PsycNET, etc.). Non-scholarly articles include newspapers, periodicals, secular magazines, etc, and are not peer reviewed. Websites not approved include wilkipedia.com and about.com.
Research focuses on the most current information (past five to ten years) except when citing seminal works (e.g. Freud, Erickson, etc.).
Paper includes the appropriate number of references required by the assignment.
When appropriate, the paper addresses ethical considerations in research.
Style Criteria 2 Points
The paper is in the appropriate APA format used by the institution/program (e.g. the 6th edition).
The paper is double-spaced and in the appropriate length required by the assignment
The paper includes an APA style cover page.
The paper includes an Abstract that is formatted to support the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
The paper properly uses headings, font styles, and white space as outlined in the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
The paper includes an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
The paper addresses the topic of the paper with critical thought.
The paper concludes with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition) guidelines.
The paper includes a References Page that is completed according to the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
Total Possible Points 10 Points