Effects of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalophaty) and Criminal History
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You are expected to write an original, Scholarly Paper, addressing a topic relevant to the course. For a list of possible topics, you may wish to review our textbook’s Table of Contents or Index. You are not limited to these topics; in fact, you are invited to study, research, and write about a neuroscience-related topic/theme that is of special interest and/or relevance to you.
The Scholarly Paper should demonstrate critical thinking skills commensurate with advanced levels of scholarship, such as evaluation, analysis and synthesis. You may wish to review Bloom’s Taxonomy for clarification. Note that a scholarly paper usually incorporates a thesis, antithesis (a contrasting or opposing position) and synthesis. Be sure to defend (i.e., substantiate) your position statements with research-based evidence and well-thought “arguments.” Provide a reasoned critique of salient themes or positions you have advanced. Suggest directions for further study and research. Additionally, be sure to detail 1-2 key studies to illustrate how central themes are empirically investigated. Provide brief information regarding hypothesis, sampling and design methodologies, and results. Then, provide some critique and summary statements regarding the implications of the study or studies. Be sure you have used and cited references that meet the standard for scholarship.
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The topic chosen for this paper is: The effects of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalophaty) and criminal history.
This topic is very relevant and interesting right now following the extensive research and documentary published about Aaron Hernandez (Ex NFL star that had severe CTE and an extensive criminal history that resulted from impulsiveness, aggression, poor judgment and decision making, etc – all signs of CTE).
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