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PSYC 110 Introduction to Psychology I: Psychobiology and Cognition (Atlanta)

Hampton, Summer 2023

Paper #1

***Assignment due by midnight on Thursday, June 1, 2023***
From your course syllabus, page 3:

"For the first writing assignment you will compare a scientific paper to coverage of the same topic by the popular media in NO MORE than 2 pages... (See the end of the syllabus for the full assignment and grading rubric.)

1.Find an article related to psychology in the mainstream media news (e.g. CNN, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Time, Newsweek, etc.) The mainstream media article must have been published AFTER December 1, 2022. Select this link to Find news articles in the mainstream media related to psychology

The news item must refer to some scientific research in Psychology. It does not have to provide a citation like you would find in a scientific article, but it should indicate that the article is based on some actual scientific work, published in a scientific journal, that you can track down. The most likely case is that the mainstream media article will refer to the scientists who did the work by name. Sometimes there will be links to other resources that you can follow to get to the original source scientific article.

2.Using information from the first (mainstream) article, find a full-length article published in a scientific journal that was referred to or summarized in the mainstream media article. 

The second article MUST directly relate to the first article you found in the mainstream media. One way to find this article is to look up one of the scientists referred to in your first article using Web of Science or another electronic (library) database...[See the page in this research guide, "Find Scientific Articles" for links to databases.]

3.b.Compare what the scientists write in the scientific article to what was stated in the popular press article."