Psychologists conduct scientific experiments to
validate their hypothesis. They are reported in Scientific
Journals . You have to be careful to determine if they are
actually reporting research or their own opinion. Make sure
that your articles are from academic sources. Often times you
find psychology papers on the web that are produced by high
school students, or by companies attempting to sell you
things. Stay away from PSYCHOLOGY TODAY, and NEWSWEEK and
newspapers because their information is often biased and
written to make you buy their material. If you the
opportunity to be a part of a research project, then you can
bring proof of your participation, and and written reaction to
What is your opinion?
I want you to read the research and then
tell me what you think. What is your reaction to the
research? What good will come out of it? Some research seems
to be a waste of time, other research could have major
repercussions. Did they use animals or people, and were the
subject treated fairly? I DO NOT want you to give me a
summary of the article.
I like to read them myself. I DO
NOT want the authors opinion about what happened, I want
your own opinion.
How do I get my 5 points?
It must be typed and turned in prior to the
4th Exam. It must be college level writing. Please do not
use slang terms and make sure that you have complete
sentences. The source must be from a ACADEMIC SOURCE. I will
give credit only for quality work.