PSY-550 Week 7 Benchmark – Research Proposal Question
Using the topic you have developed in PSY-530 (if you have not taken PSY-530, please check with your instructor about a topic), write a Research Proposal (2,000-2,500 words) on a topic relevant to the course. To complete the Research Proposal, do the following:
Review the attached document “Research Proposal Guidelines” as well as Topic 7 lecture section on The Results and Discussion Sections in the Research Proposal for a brief overview pertaining to “how to” complete the assignment.
1. Introductory section: Include hypothesis and a review of the literature.
2. Method section: Include subsections on Participants, Apparatus/Materials/Instruments, Procedure, and Design.
3. Results section: Include statistics, critical values, degrees of freedom, and alpha level.
4. Discussion section: Include interpretation of results, ethical concerns, limitations of the study, and suggestions for future research.
5. Figures and Tables section: Include a minimum of two (either two figures, two tables, or a figure and a table).
Include at least 8-10 scholarly references.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.
This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:
MS Psychology, Forensic Psychology; General Psychology; GeroPsychology; Health Psychology; Human Factors Psychology; Industrial and Organizational Psychology; Life Coaching
3.3: Design an innovative research study
4.3: Plan and manage the necessary process for the completion of a research project.
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Influence of exercise and diet on mental health Research Proposal
The issue of mental health has become a significant concern in public health, raising the attention of major global health stakeholders recently. Statistics show that approximately one in five Americans 18 years or older have mental health issues. Besides, more than 800,000 people commit suicide each year. Scholars and mental health specialists have come up with theories explaining the source of the increase of mental health cases despite the enhancement in healthcare quality over the past years. Common knowledge is that mental illnesses are caused by genes, life experiences such as stress, biological factors, brain strains, and exposure to toxic chemicals. The mental health issue requires massive attention to curb the enormous rise in mental health issues in our communities. This research seeks to evaluate dietary habits and exercise on mental health.