1. Paper (i.e., first paragraph or two) begins in a broad manner and clearly explains the thesis.
Definition of the selected emotion includes all components of emotion and is written in scientific
manner, including comparison to similar emotions.
2. Studies are described in enough detail so that their relation to other studies and to the
relevant theoretical and methodological issues can be understood by the reader. It is clear whether
each general statement is a hypothesis, a result of a specific study, or a general conclusion. The
review is in the author’s own words, and the focus is on the research, rather than the researchers.
3.Each of the 4 perspectives of emotion are clearly explained in relation to the specific emotion
selected. Studies are clearly linked to each perspective and contrasting views/positions are
presented. Limitations of findings from each perspectives are discussed.
4. summary is clear and specific. The summary provides an overview of the past work on the emotion,
and whether each perspective views this emotion as an emotion or another construct. Thesis stance
is justified by making clear links b/w past research and the 4 perspectives.
5. A brief summary of the past literature is provided, and there is a specific, clear description
of what is missing from this literature or what researchers do not yet know about this emotion. A
clear explanation of a study could extend past work on this emotion is included.
6. There is a clear organization to the paper (i.e., introduction, body of paper, and conclusions),
and transitions are smooth and effective. Tone is appropriately formal. Topic sentences are
appropriate for paragraphs, and key ideas are explained/described as needed. Punctuation and
grammar are almost completely correct, including proper tenses and voice. Sentences are concise and
word choice is precise, with nonbiased language. Proper paraphrasing used and direct quotes are not
here are a list of academic sources you can use for the articles:
· Journal of Abnormal Psychology
· Brain and Cognition
· Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
· Child Development
· Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
· Developmental Psychology
· Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
· Cognition and Emotion
· Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
· Motivation and Emotion
· Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
· Psychological Science
· Development and Psychopathology
· Personal Relationships
· Journal of Social and Personal Relationships