research proposal literature review

Using the 6-8 peer-reviewed research articles that you have identified, write up a succinct literature review summarizing the already existing findings, any contradictions in the literature, any consensus in the literature, questions that are posed by researchers, etc. It should be clear to the reader where YOUR hypothesis fits in the literature that you identified. In other words, your literature review should make it clear why we should study your hypothesis. Make sure to follow an appropriate APA format while citing references.


Ahorsu, D. K., Lin, C. Y., Imani, V., Saffari, M., Griffiths, M. D., & Pakpour, A. H. (2020). The

Fear of COVID-19 Scale: Development and Initial Validation. International Journal of

Mental Health and Addiction, 1.

Cao, W., Fang, Z., Hou, G., Han, M., Xu, X., Dong, J., & Zheng, J. (2020). The psychological

impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on college students in China. Psychiatry Research,


Castro, V. M., & Perlis, R. H. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 on psychiatric assessment in

emergency and outpatient settings measured using electronic health records. medRxiv.

Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear & Worry. (2020, April 7). Retrieved from…

Hu, W., Su, L., Qiao, J., Zhu, J., & Zhou, Y. (2020). Countrywide quarantine only mildly

increased anxiety level during COVID-19 outbreak in China. medRxiv.

Kong, X., Zheng, K., Tang, M., Kong, F., Zhou, J., Diao, L., … & Dong, Y. (2020). Prevalence

and Factors Associated with Depression and Anxiety of Hospitalized Patients with

COVID-19. medRxiv.

Wang, C., Pan, R., Wan, X., Tan, Y., Xu, L., Ho, C. S., & Ho, R. C. (2020). Immediate

psychological responses and associated factors during the initial stage of the 2019

coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic among the general population in china.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(5), 1729.

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19. (2020, April 1). Retrieved from


Mertens, G., Gerritsen, L., Salemink, E., & Engelhard, I. (2020). Fear of the coronavirus

(COVID-19): Predictors in an online study conducted in March 2020.

Also please try to add another article from a previous pandemic (like Ebola for example)