It needs to be 1200 words

It needs to be 1200 words

This month you are to write a 1200 word research paper on a sports psychologist of your choice. This paper is worth 15% of your grade. Please use the APA format and cite at least three (3) sources. Follow the directions below for a step-by-step process.

Assignment Requirements (Use as a checklist):

· You will select one well-known sports psychologist and discuss the following topics: (1) General introduction to sports psychology, (2) Early life and education of the psychologist you select, (3) His/her contributions to the field of sports psychology, (4) His/her applied theories and practices, (5) A conclusion that wraps everything up and looks to the future of sports psychology.

Below are a few recommended sports psychologists for this paper (you can pick someone outside of this list):

Coleman Griffith

John F Murray

Terry Orlick

Alan Goldberg

Timothy Gallwey

Michael Gervais

Caroline Silby

· Use a 10 or 12 pt Arial or Times New Roman Font

· Double-space paper

· Minimum of 1200 words. No more than 2,000 words

· Minimum of three (3) cited sources

· Use APA format and parenthetical citations right after cited material (See below)

· Make sure your name is on your paper

· Paper should contain an introduction, a body, and a conclusion

There will be a 20 pt. penalty for writing less than 1200 words on this assignment.

APA Template- Please use this to help format your paper

APA TEMPLATE-2.docx Click for more options

Grading Grid

Item Description



Correct use of APA style


Statement of main points and thesis in introduction


Properly indented paragraphs


Content in introduction


Content in body


Content in conclusion


Balance – paragraphs similar in length – about 150 words


Organization – followed format (intro, body, conclusion)








There will be a 10pt. penalty for each day the assignment is late. It is due Sunday, by midnight, of week 3.
There will be a 100 pt. penalty for plagiarizing. This means a 0. If in doubt, cite, cite, cite.
Last, but not least, if you have any questions, please ask.




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Sports Psychology: Coleman Griffith

From a psychology perspective, people’s actions and reactions are based on various factors, both natural, and a result of their environment. Understanding these factors is consequential to ideal human interactions and consequent successful achievement of various objectives. Consequently, different environments whose success is entirely dependent on human interactions have made an effort to incorporate psychology into their primary practice. 

(1,307 words)

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