The paper should demonstrate that the student has thought critically about the subject matter. Critical review/argumentative paper on recent biological and psycho-social research on controversial medical, social, and ethical issues related to drug addiction (2,000 words long double space, 12-point font, standard margins, APA STYLE). Papers with a deviation of a 10% will not get penalized (1,700 2,300).
Understanding the mechanisms underlying addictions has proven to be a complicated matter; using evidence from the literature briefly outline different views on addiction development (medical model; environmental influences; family dynamics etc). Based on the assumptions of each viewpoint critically illuminate the implications for understanding addiction and responding to it.