This is a paper that is focusing on you to choose a class of drugs and give an overall description. The paper also provides additional guidelines in writing the assignment paper clearly.
Choose a class of drugs and give an overall description
You will write a 6-page paper (cover page, 4-pages of content, plus an addition APA references page for a total of 6 pages) and adhere to the following guidelines:
Be sure to use the terminology from lecture and your text
Papers should be typed in 12-point, Times New Roman or Arial font
Be double-spaced with 1-inch margins all around
Include a minimum of 3 references in APA format with corresponding in-text citations (including at least one (1) peer-reviewed journal reference)
Grading will be as follows (rubric provided below):
How well your paper flows and proper structure (e.g. that they transition between paragraphs and move toward a clear conclusion that coincides with the opening paragraph)
Proofreading (spelling, typos, grammar)
That the paper is thoughtful (not just stating and defining terms)
Paper 1 prompt:
Address the following:
Choose a class of drugs (stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, etc.) and give an overall description and background of what they are, where/when they started, and what they’re used for (about 1 page)?
Discuss the most common drugs in this class (about 1 page)?
What issues do these drugs pose for society and individuals today? How do we combat this through Psychology? Are there any benefits or uses for treatment? (about 1-2 pages)?
Lastly, take a personal stance on one of the following topics and argue either the pro or con side:
War on Drugs
Percentages of people incarcerated due to drugs
Legalization of drugs
Mandatory drug testing
NOTE: You can visit the CalLu Library for resources and to access tutoring. You can also get help finding references and using APA-formatting. I will offer 2 points extra credit if you have your paper proof read through a tutoring resource and can provide a copy of the review slip before the due date.
Papers submission will be via the Turnitin link in this section of Blackboard.