Sample Term Paper Outline


Outline your topic with general points that you want to address in your paper such as this suggested below


Topic: Cultural systems in Health psychology: Chinese Medicine

I Introduction
The importance of considering cultural values and worldviews in seeking healthcare in a multicultural society like Canada.

-What is a worldview of culture

-how do they relate to seeking healthcare

II The worldview of Taoism and the Chinese tradition

-What is taoism

-The basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine

-Tai Chi and other related Practices

-Feng Shui and promoting wellness

III Summary and conclusions

References (Optional)

Lao Tsu (1989). Tao te ching. Gia Fu Feng & Jane English Trans. New York: Vintage.

Legge, J. (Trans) (1971). I Ching: New York: New American Library.

Tu, W-M. (1985). Selfhood and otherness in Confucian thought. In A.J. Marsella, G. DeVos & F.L.K. Hsu (Eds.) Culture and self: Asian and western perspectives. New York: Tavistock.

Wong, E. (1996). Feng-Shui: The ancient wisdom of harmonious living for modern times. Boston: Shambala.

Wong, K.K. (1996). The complete book of Tai Chi Chuan: A comprehensive guide to the principles and practice. Rockport, Mass: Element.

Yang, K.S. (2006). The Chinese conception of self: Towards a person-making perspective. In  In Kim, Yang & Hwang (eds.) Indigenous and Cultural psychology: Understanding people in Context. New York: Springer.

Yiu, K. (1981). Tui Shou and San Shou in T’ai Chi Ch’uan. Hong Kong: Li Tung.

 Zhu, H.Z. (2003).  Building a jade screen: Better health with Chinese medicine. New York: Penguin