Students should be able to concisely explain the research that is given as evidence.
Students should use proper format when citing these sources.
Students are invited to write an essay of no more than 3,000 words that addresses the topic of research with nonhuman animals in psychology.
The essay should describe the role and relevance of nonhuman animal research in psychology, by referencing peer-reviewed research with nonhuman animals.
In addition, each essay was required to use existing psychological research to examine how this problem specifically impacts the criminal justice system.
The 2015 competition question asked students to submit an essay exploring the neurological, cognitive and social implications of substance abuse.Students were first asked to identify a problem facing society and describe how psychological science can contribute toward a solution to the problem.They were then asked how they would address the challenge through community service or volunteering.For this section, students should discuss the ethical implications of not conducting psychological research with nonhuman animals.Offer a supported opinion on the future use of nonhuman animals in psychological research.No more than five (5) entries per school will be accepted. No more than five (5) papers per school may be submitted.All cover pages must include the following information (all required): Throughout this section, students should demonstrate the ability to accurately use and explain key terminology, concepts and methodology, as well as highlight compliance to and reference of the guidelines.Should the importance of the results allow for a change in the guidelines governing how the subjects are treated? Entrants must complete the project individually, not in teams or groups.Entrants must have been enrolled or be presently enrolled in a high school psychology course. Students should be aware that essays will be screened for originality.Note: Students may model their study on previous research but should not simply replicate a previous study.Students should appropriately cite this previous research in the description of their hypothetical study and highlight how their proposed research study is unique.