Drugs and human behaviour

CPSY607: Drugs and Human Behaviour Term Paper Guidelines Term Paper: A 5-8 page (double-spaced, 12-point font; 1-inch margins [1850 words]) critical evaluation addressing 2 or more sides of a current debate or controversy involving recreational or medicinal psychoactive drug use; 35% of the total course mark. The 5-8 pages refers to the written portion of your paper. It does not include the face-sheet or reference section.The PubMed database http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed provides abstracts of articles from peer- reviewed scientific journals. This is an excellent resource that you can use to find relevant information for your assignment (i.e., use key words – author, topic, title – to search published scientific abstracts). Google Scholar (not Google) https://scholar.google.ca/ is another resource you can use for more socially-oriented articles that do not appear in PubMed.When reporting a research finding, cite the author(s) and year of the publication immediately after you state the finding in the body of your paper, “…some investigators have suggested that knowledge is less important than the belief that you are knowledgeable (Smith, Jones, & Brown, 2020).” Then provide full citation in the Bibliography/Reference section at the end of the essay:Smith, B. D., Jones, R. F., & Brown, Y. A. (2020). How to succeed in college without really trying. Journal of Fictitious Data, 21, 355-364.ALL information that is not your own MUST be cited. In cases where a direct quote is used, the page reference must also be given. E.g., “Knowledge is no more valuable than the conviction one has in the veracity of that knowledge” (Smith, Jones, & Brown, 2020, p. 318)Please use APA format for citations and references (you do NOT need to submit an Abstract or apply other aspects of APA format. https://apaformat.org/apa-website-citation/
Marking criteria• 1) Relevance and Accuracy of Information (30 marks)• 2) Strength of Argument: Based on the Information What Do You Conclude? (20 marks)• 3) Demonstrated Understanding of Basic Concepts (20 marks)• 4) Organization / Form / Style (20 marks)• 5) Originality/ Creativity (10 marks)Very important;This is the Topic statement;The impact of non medical use of psychoactive drugsResearch strategy;
the use of psychoactive drugs (hallucinogens) for non medical purposes and the positive and the short and long term negative effect b it can lead on that individual.Topic areas examined;i) Biological – the negative effects/consequences on the brain and other organs in the body.ii) Psychological- mental health, The short and long term physical effects, reasons why individuals partake in drugs and what they benefit (emotionally).Some Sources you may use ;–sphingolipids in psychoactive drug use and addiction. Journal of neural transmission (Vienna, Austria : 1996), 125(4), 651–672. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00702-018-1840-1Kalinichenko, L. S., Gulbins, E., Kornhuber, J., & Müller, C. P. (2018). The role of–drugs among adolescents in substance use treatment. Journal of psychoactive drugs, 45(4),––340–346. https://doi.org/10.1080/02791072.2013.825029Juan, W., Jian-Xiong, D., Lan, G., Yuan, H., Xue, G., Jing-Hui, H., Guo-Liang, H., & Ci- Yong, L. (2015). Non-medical use of psychoactive drugs in relation to suicide tendencies among Chinese adolescents. Addictive behaviors, 51, 31–37. https://doi.org/10.1016/ j.addbeh.2015.07.003Haukka, J., Kriikku, P., Mariottini, C., Partonen, T., & Ojanperä, I. (2018). Non-medical use of psychoactive prescription drugs is associated with fatal poisoning. Addiction (Abingdon, England), 113(3), 464–472.Apantaku-Olajide, T., & Smyth, B. P. (2013). Non-medical use of psychotropic prescription–June). Harms and benefits associated with psychoactive drugs: Findings of an InternationalMorgan, C. J. A., Noronha, L. A., Muetzelfeldt, M., Feilding, A., & Curran, H. V. (2013,Survey of Active Drug Users. Journal of psychopharmacology (Oxford, England). Retrieved February 11, 2022, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4107777/