Cosmetic surgery Annotated Bibliography

Cosmetic surgery Annotated Bibliography

Cosmetic surgery Annotated Bibliography

Using credible and relevant research is an important part of being a psychology professional, from preparing presentations to recommending treatment plans for clients.

Suppose you are working as an intern for a mental health care organization. Your supervisor has asked you to find peer-reviewed journal articles that she can use in a presentation she needs to develop on a controversial topic in psychology. She has provided you with a list of controversial topics and said that you can choose any topic you wish. As part of your training, and to verify that you have found appropriate articles, your supervisor asks you to write an annotated bibliography for her so she can more readily select the best articles for her presentation.

Your topic choices are:

Cosmetic surgery and self-esteem. (Does it harm or enhance self-esteem?)

Use of electronic technology and well-being. (Think about Internet addiction or social media and bullying versus the benefits of technology for learning and self-improvement.)

Development and use of cognitive-enhancing drugs. (Cognitive enhancing drugs were initially developed to help treat Alzheimer’s, but have been found to help healthy individuals with cognitive functioning. Should they be used this way? Is it ethical to use them this way?)

Medication versus behavioral interventions to treat ADHD.

In the Capella library, locate five or more very recent research articles on the topic you have selected to use in your annotated bibliography. Your articles should represent a balanced picture of the topic.

You may follow the format of the Sample Bibliography located in the Suggested Resources section, or look in the Writing Center (Writing Resources located in the left navigation of the courseroom) to review the different types of annotated bibliographies and choose a different format to follow.


For each of the five very recent articles you have selected, complete the following:

Provide the APA citation for the article.

Explain the main points of the article.

Explain how the article could be used in a presentation.

How does the article relate to your topic in either supporting or refuting a method?

Does the research in the article support one method of treatment over the other?

What assumptions and/or biases are made by the author(s)?

Additional Requirements

Include a title page and reference page.

Number of pages: 2–4, not including the title page or reference page.

At least 5 current scholarly or professional resources.

APA format for citations and references.

Times New Roman font, 12 pt.


You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.


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