Stress is a normal part of people’s lives. Your first task in writing this essay, is to discuss…

Description/Focus:Academic Writing – EssayValue:40% of the total gradeDue Date:At any time before or latest on Monday 6th May 2019 23.59 ACST .Length:1500 words (excluding reference list)Task:

Write an essay: Stress is a normal part of people’s lives. Your first task in writing this essay, is to discuss life changes and or daily hassles as a source of stress. Use psychological theory and research evidence to explain this aspect of stress. Next, there are several methods used to manage the negative effects of stress. Methods used to manage stress can be biological or psychological. Discuss two or more methods of stress management and provide theoretical explanations and research evidence to show their effectiveness.

Presentation:

Use this essay template

The assignment is to be formatted as per the APA (6th edition) style. You can use this template or you can format your own document using the details below.

2.54 cm (1 inch) margin on all sides.
Flush left justification style (ragged right) (APA, 2009, p. 229).
1 cm indentation for new paragraphs
Use Times New Roman with 12 pt. font size (APA, 2009, p. 229).
Double space all text, titles, table notes, and figure captions (APA, 2009, p. 229).
have a running head left justified in the header of each page with the words “Running head:” before the shortened title (APA, 2009, pp. 229-230)
page numbers need to be right aligned in the header
in-text citations and referencing list are to comply with the sixth edition of the APA Publication Manual.

For details regarding the APA manuscript style see:

Burton, L. J. (2018). An interactive approach to writing essays and research reports in psychology (4th ed.). Milton, QLD: Wiley.

American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

The electronic version is available via the CDU library – click here

Websites that might be useful:

Purdue Owl – APA Style
APA Reference Style
The Best APA Cheat Sheets on the Web
APA Style Help
Use of First Person in APA Style

Detailed information about assessment presentation requirements is provided in Psychology Central.

Preparation:

In your discussion, draw from the the psychological concepts, theories or processes covered in your unit materials in the areas of health, stress and coping. Use peer reviewed journal articles to locate research evidence to support the arguments you put forward.

Participate in an academic writing workshop through the support services outlined this unit. These services exist to support you.

Conduct library database searches to locate at least five (5) journal articles which you cite in your essay. In addition, you can use scientific books including the textbook for this unit.

Consult the recommended book Burton, L. J. (2018). An interactive approach to writing essays and research reports in psychology (4th ed.). Milton, QLD: Wiley.
Assessment Criteria:

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