Urrent challenges for the military counseling psychologist
This is not to be an Experimental paper, with Methods and Results sections; you are not doing an experiment. You are researching an issue, reviewing the current literature and drawing conclusions about practical application of psychological theory to a particular area in the military setting.
Section 1: In the first few paragraphs of the body of your paper (~1 page of this 5-page paper), you should summarize the goals of the paper (persuading the reader of the importance of your thesis, and why your question is worth examining.) You should outline the organization of the paper (for example, explain that you will be presenting six studies that have investigated your research question, followed by your evaluation of the studies and their implications for the future).
Section 2: In the next section of your paper (~3 pages of this 5-page paper) you should support your thesis by presenting the 3 6 major points that you learned by reading the research articles. Do not write I read article #1, and it saida¦Your job is to synthesize and analyze the current literature on your topic, so that as you present it, you are arguing the case that supports your thesis. None of this is your opinion or your personal experience. This is your description of published research and psychological theory as it confirms or denies your thesis.
Section 3: In the final section (1-2 pages) you should critically analyze the information that you have presented, comparing and evaluating the research, and discussing the implications of the research. You may now offer your opinion, your judgment of what the studies have shown, and explain where future research should go from here. Continue to use sensitive and unbiased language. When you DO give your opinion, it should be presented without Ior Mestatements, but in a third-person point of view (ex.: The research shows…”). You do not state your opinion as fact or truth. Your hypothesis, thesis or opinion is not a scientific fact, but hopefully your reader will be persuaded to adopt your point of view by virtue of the research that you have presented.
Sources: Use at least six current (more recent than 1995) sources for your paper. Use peer reviewed professional journal articles. Internet sources and popular magazine articles may be used in addition to your journal articles, but not in place of journal articles.