f you have not done so already, see the information about earning extra credit points on the Extra Credit Opportunities page.
As described in the syllabus and on the Extra Credit Opportunities page, one way to earn extra credit points is to write a 2- to 3-page, double-spaced summary of a published, peer-reviewed research article in the field of psychology. Each satisfactory summary will be worth 5 points, and you can earn up to 10 extra credit points (2%) using this option. The last day to upload your summary (or summaries) to Canvas is Sunday, 7/25/2021.
For each article summary:
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Find a peer-reviewed psychology journal research article via the databases at the library, such as PsycINFO (databases can be found here:
You may also search for interesting articles in specific journals. Some ideas include: Psychological Science in the Public Interest, Trends in Cognitive Science, and Psychological Science.
- Read the article thoroughly.
Write a 2- to 3-page, double-spaced summary of the article in a word document file (either .docx or .doc). Your review should include the following:
- Citation (Author(s), Year, Name of Article, Name of Journal, Volume, and Pages).
- You do not need to turn in the article itself.
- What is the general question that the research is designed to address?
- What is the research hypothesis?
- What research design(s) is/are used in the study (e.g., experiment, quasi-experimental, correlational research, descriptive research)?
- How many participants were there? Who were the participants (e.g., undergraduate students, male white rats)?
- Describe the conditions in the study (e.g., the independent and dependent variables).
- What were the findings and conclusions of the study?
- Find a peer-reviewed psychology journal research article via the databases at the library, such as PsycINFO (databases can be found here:
- For each article summary: