Major Area Paper Examples
Qualifying Examination / Major Area Paper (MAP)
Examples of Previous Major Area Papers (MAPs): We have asked some of our current and former graduate students in our program to make their Major Area Papers available for other students to look at. We thank those individuals for making these available. Note that these are only accessible from a Vanderbilt IP address.
NOTE: These examples of MAPs are for the exclusive use of the graduate students in Psychological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. They cannot be distributed, cited or quoted without the express permission of the authors.
Gabriel Dichter (Clinical Science), Anhedonia in depression: A review
Bradley Folley (Clinical Science), The cognitive neuroscience of creativity and its relation to psychoses
Emily Grossman (Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience), Solving biological motion perception: An approach inspired by Marr
Chai-Youn Kim (Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience / Neuroscience), Not to see something visible: Paradigmatic phenomena for probing neural correlates of conscious visual awareness
Takashi Sato (Neuroscience), Neural coding in the nervous system
Darryl Schneider (Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience), Theories of task switching: A review
Moria Smoski (Clinical Science), Mother-infant interactions and postpartum depression: Implications for treatment
Duje Tadin (Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience / Neuroscience), Description and function of center-surround mechanisms in cortical area MT
Eunice Yang (Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience). The extent of visual processing under interocular suppression
Peiyan Wong (Neuroscience), Architectonic Studies: Past, Present, and Future.