Instructions for mini-term paper

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Mini-term papers (substitute for the required one credit of Experimental Research Participation) Content: This activity is acceptable as a substitute for the one credit of experimental participation in this course: Journal Article Critique: Using the psychology journals in the library or the internet, find a research study that is interesting to you in any area of psychology. Briefly describe the study and what the author(s) found, and then discuss the study in terms of how it might inform some aspect of your life. Note: Psychology Today is not a professional journal. Advice: If I were a student in Psych 101, I would start with a chapter in the book that interested me the most. I would then find a study that is cited in that chapter and look it up. Format: The paper should be no longer than two typed pages, double-spaced. It can be shorter than that. The important thing is that you cover the material well.
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Unformatted text preview: Be sure to give a full citation for the source of your paper (that is, refer to the journal article by giving the author’s name, the date of publication, the article title, the journal’s name and the pages numbers for the article.) Style : Write clearly, organizing the paper so that it is easy to read. In other words, write about the general topic, the summary of what you read, your analysis of the study and possible applications of the study, and a closing summary or comments. Other: Remember your effort should approximate the effort you would expend on a psychology experiment as a participant in the human participant pool. Thus, one journal article critique will count for one extra credit point. Be sure to put the following on the paper: Your Name Your Last 5 digits of your SSN The paper is due Dec 3 rd at 4:00 pm. This is the last day of class....
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