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Psychophysiological aspects of genetic method

Research Paper Instructions

The Research Paper is the capstone assignment for this course and is to be a written representative of the research conducted on the psychophysiological aspects of an issue chosen from the textbook.Using the services of Liberty University’s Online Library, you will select and read at least 5 recent journal articles on the chosen issue. You will then summarize your findings in an 8–10-page paper, written in current APAstyle, and submitted through SafeAssign. This assignment is separated into2 parts: theTitle Page, Abstract, and References submission, and thecompleted Research Paper submission.

  1. Title Page, Abstract, and References

It is important for you to use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Associationas you format your paper. The Title Page is to reflect the formatting of the current APA manual with a running head and page number. The Abstract is to consist of pertinent information regarding the paper and must not exceed the number of words outlined by the current APA manual.The references must be journal articles that are found in the APA PsycNET database found on the research portal of Liberty University’s Online Library.This portal can be accessed via the web by all Liberty University students. The Title Page, Abstract, and References submission must reflect proper and current APA formatting.


  1. Research Paper

You will write an 8–10-page paper in current APAstyle aspect of a selected psychophysiological topic from the textbook. You are encouraged to use APA headings in the body of the paper. The headings outline the paper for the reader and are encouraged but not required. The 8–10 pages include the abstract, the body, and the conclusion. The title and references pagesarenot included in the totalpage number requirement.


Journal Articles

Montag, C., Buckholtz, J. W., Hartmann, P., Merz, M., Burk, C., Hennig, J., & Reuter, M. (2008). COMT genetic variation affects fear processing: Psychophysiological evidence. Behavioral Neuroscience,122(4), 901-909. doi:10.1037/0735-7044.122.4.901

Liu, M., Malone, S. M., Vaidyanathan, U., Keller, M. C., Abecasis, G., Mcgue, M., . . . Vrieze, S. I. (2016). Psychophysiological endophenotypes to characterize mechanisms of known schizophrenia genetic loci. Psychological Medicine,47(06), 1116-1125. doi:10.1017/s0033291716003184

Iacono, W. G., Malone, S. M., Vaidyanathan, U., &Vrieze, S. I. (2014). Genome-wide scans of genetic variants for psychophysiological endophenotypes: A methodological overview. Psychophysiology,51(12), 1207-1224. doi:10.1111/psyp.12343

Psychophysiological factors correlate with pain perception. (2013). Nature Reviews Neurology,9(7), 359-359. doi:10.1038/nrneurol.2013.122

Vrieze, S. I., Malone, S. M., Pankratz, N., Vaidyanathan, U., Miller, M. B., Kang, H. M., . . . Iacono, W. G. (2014). Genetic associations of nonsynonymous exonic variants with psychophysiological endophenotypes. Psychophysiology,51(12), 1300-1308. doi:10.1111/psyp.12349


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