Your task is to write a literature review on the topic of your choice.
Specifications: 5-6 pages (anything over is fine, but pretty please no more than 10). This page limit only
includes the text of your paper, not the title page or references, an abstract isn’t necessary for a
homework assignment. You will need to find 5 strong peer-reviewed scientific sources. Paper is 12 or
11 pt font with 1” margins. Attempt APA style.
For this paper I want you to review any topic in the Psychology of Human Sexuality that interests
you. You can literally pick anything you want to review as long as it’s related back to the science of
studying Human Sexuality in some way. A review question for a smaller paper like this should focus on a
narrow question of interest within a field.
You can feel free to stray from this basic format, but this is just to help for people who may be
lost in how to structure a research review paper.
Title page (no abstract needed)
Introduction – what is the question you are asking and what do you already know about it…or think you
know about it?
The Body – take a paragraph or two to discuss each of your sources, and how they help to answer your
research question separately
Nearing the conclusion – How does the research you found tie together to complement each other to
answer your question. Additionally, do the articles contradict each other at all?
Conclusion – what did you find, what questions do you still have that are left unanswered. And what’s
the next step you would take if you could ask another question on the topic
References – in APA style