STEP 1: Find a popular news article from within the past 10 years that reports on the results of a psychological study. This can be an article or a blog entry published from a news source such as Time Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek, NPR, CNN, Fox News, etc. Read through the article and ensure that it is descriptive and sufficiently long enough in order to draw conclusions from the original research mentioned.
STEP 2: Go find the psychological study or studies that are mentioned in the news report. If you cannot find the exact study they referenced, find one that examines the same topic. Instructions for how to access articles can be found in the “Final Paper: Research in Psychology” Module..
STEP 3: Write a paper between 3-4 pages that
describes and summarizes both articles
compares and contrasts the key points, style, and purpose of the news article with that of the research article
examines if the news article accurately describes the research
a reflection of how the information you read directly relates to your personal life, family, and/or career
includes correct APA citations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (both in-text and in a reference page) for both of the articles
Assignments should meet the following guidelines:
written in APA format
be 3-4 pages in length (excluding header/title page and reference list), double-spaced
written in 12-point Times New Roman font
contain 1” margins
include proper citations (in-text and reference page) in APA format
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