The goal of the topic paper (5 pages, double spaced, 12 point, times new roman f
The goal of the topic paper (5 pages, double spaced, 12 point, times new roman font, no title page) is to choose a specific topic related to memory and to write a targeted literature review on that topic using the organization provided below. It will be due by July 17 at 11:59 pm. You are welcome to choose a topic that was covered in class or one that was not, but either way, it should be focused on a specific question or idea relevant to the study of memory. You are expected to go beyond what was discussed in lecture (by reviewing empirical articles that were not discussed in class). You will not get full credit by simply summarizing what was already discussed in lecture. The paper should be written in APA-style and refer to peer-reviewed empirical journal articles (please do not rely on references to textbooks, lecture slides, or unpublished online material). Introduce the topic and describe some of the basic findings/theories. What is your topic and why should we care about it? Give the reader some general context and then narrow things down to your specific focus. The paper should focus on a particular idea, finding, question, or issue. You might focus on a specific hypothesis, for example, or a specific implication or application of an area of work related to learning and memory. Review several empirical journal articles related to your topic. What did the studies do? What did they find? Be sure to provide enough methodological detail to allow the results of the studies to be interpreted. Discuss strengths and weaknesses of the studies. Would you interpret the findings differently? Why? Synthesize the results and discuss potential theoretical and or real-world implications, either for you or for society at large. Connect the research to what has been discussed in class and with your own passions and interests. You may also propose directions for future research or even propose a new study. APA style reference page (not included in page count)

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