Find a good paper topic. Try to identify three research questions that interest you, and then see what kind of information is available for that topic. If you cannot find enough scientific sources, or the field seems too technical, look for another topic.
When writing, first write out an outline of your entire paper. The outline helps you to organize your ideas, and to see if your paper has a clear beginning, middle, and ending.
Write a rough first draft of your paper. If you have a first draft, you then have a paper that you can revise. Make sure that your ideas are clear, and that all of your references are correct. Correct your spelling, punctuation, and your grammar.
For this psychology paper, it is important to synthesize the conclusions of the studies you are using. Overall, what is the pattern of findings? Are there disagreements among investigators? Our goal here is to not simply say what others have said, but to rephrase ideas and information into your own words. Never simply list information.
For the final version, be sure to double space your paper so that it is easily readable. Double-check your spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
Proofread your paper over one more time, making sure it is in your own words, that for quotes you use quotation marks and page numbers, and that it flows well. (See Plagiarism Policy.)