The 2010 Essay Topic focuses on human behavior and the environment. In 3,000 words or less, students are asked to develop a statement on how human behavior affects a specific environmental issue and describe a project that could be carried out in the local community. Students must include three principles of learning theory that may encourage behavior change in the community, and research findings on these principles should be used to support the plan. The competition is open to any high school student who has been enrolled or is presently enrolled in a high school psychology course. Up to four $250 awards will be given to the best papers. Essays must be submitted online.
See http://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/topss/essay-competition.aspx for full details. The submission deadline is March 1, 2010