Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
You will research and write a 8-10 page research paper on a specific mental disorder within the realm of Abnormal Psychology. The topic must be a specific DSM disorder that is discussed in the course textbook and described in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
8-10 pages, excluding title page and references pages
At least 6 scholarly journal reference citations, the DSM-5, and the Bible in current APA format
Organize paper with all required sections and Level 1 subheadings
Scholarly journals must be dated within the last 5 years
Direct quotes shall not exceed 25 words
Course textbook, websites, and books are not permitted as sources (with exceptions for the DSM online and Bible)
Each section must meet the length requirement
The use of 3rd person writing style is expected
The research paper will address the following aspects, with level-1 subheadings included for Historical, Cause, Treatment, Prevention, Cross-Cultural, Biblical sections, organized in this order:
Title Page: Current APA style.
Introduction: Introduce and describe the topic. Discuss the DSM classification for the disorder, including a discussion of the specific criteria as described in the DSM (at least 1/2 page). Include DSM citation. Include APA-style citations throughout. Please see the Research Paper Assignment page under the Research Paper Resources for a link to the DSM.
Historical: Describe the disorder in a historical context (i.e., how the DSM criteria for the disorder has changed over time, how the view of disorder has changed over time, how research pertaining to the cause and treatment options have changed, how prevention has changed, any changes over time, etc.). Include APA-style citations throughout (at least 1 page).
Cause of the Illness: Current research as to the cause of the illness. Include APA-style citations throughout (at least 1 page).
Treatment: Various treatment approaches for this disorder, including the benefits of the treatment. Include APA-style citations throughout (at least 1 page).
Prevention: Research as to the prevention of the illness. Include APA-style citations throughout (at least 1 page).
Cross Cultural: Cross-cultural issues pertaining to the topic. Include APA-style citations throughout (at least 1 page).
Biblical Worldview: Discuss the topic from a Christian worldview perspective, including disorder’s cause, treatment, and prevention. Utilize the Bible and a journal source written from a biblical/theological perspective on the topic. Include APA-style citations throughout (at least 1 page).
Conclusion: Include a closing summary of the research, including ideas for future research on the topic (at least 1/2 page).
Discuss the topic from a Christian worldview perspective, including disorder’s cause, treatment, and prevention. Utilize the Bible and a journal source written from a biblical/theological perspective on the topic.
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