Next, research the chosen topic using scholarly resources, and craft a thesis statement regarding your selected topic.
Your final paper must contain at least six peer-reviewed journal articles, published within the past 10 years, which are cited according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Examples of peer reviewed journals include, but are not limited to, the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Interventions, The Behavior Analyst Today, Journal of Speech-Language Pathology & Applied Behavior Analysis,and Journal of Behavioral Education. Additional scholarly sources (e.g., information from government websites and professional association websites) may be included over and above the required six peer-reviewed journal articles. Popular sources (Wikipedia, Newsweek, New York Times, Psychology Today, About.com, PsychCentral.com, etc.) are not considered peer-reviewed sources. For further assistance in determining whether or not a source is a peer-reviewed journal article
In a well-developed ten to twelve-page paper address the following criteria for the case study
The paper must begin with a well-written introduction that includes a succinct thesis statement.
Your introductory paragraph must include a description of the basic characteristics of science and a definition of applied behavioral science and the area of psychology from which the case study is explored.
Identify and describe the potential source(s) and/or cause(s) of the issue that is/are relevant to the selected case study (e.g., genetic, environmental, social, cultural, organizational).
Examine the case study by applying one psychological theory of your choice pertinent to applied behavioral science.
Describe scientific research that is relevant to your selected case study. Include past and current findings and note any key changes.
Identify and describe any relevant trends in working with your intended population.
Detail a suggested plan of action, including advantages and disadvantages, for moving forward.
Specify what you would do to build rapport with the clients in the selected case study.
State ethical considerations that are relevant to this case.
You must end your paper with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis and include an examination of the pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) of utilizing at least one applied behavioral science intervention method to address the concerns in the scenario you selected.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical though
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis and summarizes supporting evidence.
Must use at least six peer-reviewed journal articles as sources, including a minimum of four from the Ashford University Library.
Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.