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2017 TOPSS Competition for High School Psychology Students!

Updated: Jan 5, 2020

Do you like writing?

Do you like winning?

Do you like writing and winning?

If you answered "yes" to the previous questions, then there is a competition that you would love!

The American Psychological Association (or APA for short) has an organization called the APA Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (or TOPSS for short), and this organization is running its annual essay competition. While last year's topic was on racial bias, this year focuses on "An Aging World."

While we spend most of our days studying life's beginnings, we often lose sight of what aging means for the old. Thus, psychologists are trying to understand both the wonderful opportunities and painful challenges older adults face in their personal development, their social systems, and their living environments.

In an essay of no more than 3,000 words, you will be asked to explore all sorts of questions, including:

"What are the physical, psychological, and social factors that influence aging?"

"How can we promote healthy aging using current research?"

FOUR lucky winners are selected, and each winner will receive $250!

The deadline is March 15, 2017, so hurry before it's too late!

For more information about the competition, visit the website.


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