For this paper, you will be writing a 2-3-page (this does not include the title page or reference page) research
paper on a controversial psychological experiment. Including the reference page and title page, it should be 4
pages in length. You will be choosing a controversial experiment from the list provided below and discussing t
following areas. This project is worth 50 points towards your final grade. This paper must be done in APA form
and you MUST have references. This paper should be Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced.
Your paper should include all of the following components:
Title Page: Title of paper, name, and school.
Write a brief summary of the experiment
Discuss the original hypothesis. What were the researchers trying to learn about human behavior? Why were
g the experiment?
Provide an outline for how the experiment was set up. What methodology was used for the experiment? Did th
use surveys, case studies, naturalistic observations, interviews, etc.? Was it done in a lab? Did they use huma
subjects or animal subjects?
What were the outcomes of the study? Results? Were the outcomes different from the original hypothesis?
Were there any ethical issues?
How does this experiment contribute to the field of Psychology? What was discovered about human behavior?
Critical Thinking- 10 points
Clear knowledge and understanding of the experiment- 10 points
Spelling, grammar, and college level writing skills- 10 Points
All components are included- 10 points
In-text citations and APA format- 10 points
Northampton Community CollegeSummary
Provide a brief summary of the experiment. Who were the researchers? When and where was it conducted?
Provide any other background information about the experiment.
What was the original hypothesis? What were the researchers studying? What were they trying to test? Why w
they conducting the experiment?
Provide an outline for how the study was designed. This is where you will discuss the methodology. Did they u
human subjects or animal subjects? Paint a picture of how the study was conducted?
What were the outcomes of the study? Was it different from the original hypothesis? Discuss what the researc
This is where you will discuss the ethical considerations. Why was this experiment considered unethical? Rev
ethical considerations from chapter 1 (debriefing, informed consent, confidentiality, protection from harm, etc.)
Contribution to Psychology
What did this study discover about human behavior? How did it contribute to the field of Psychology?
List ALL references used for this paper. Include the textbook and any other outside sources. List them in APA