Psychology 13: Social Psychology
Paper 2: Literature Review (Instructions: Fall 2019)
This paper is worth 10% of your total grade and will require you to write about 5 pages, double spaced, 12 point font, 1 inch margins for the top, bottom, right, and left margins. This assignment was designed in order to allow you to delve a bit deeper into some facet of social psychology than we’re able to do in class. Learning how to do a literature review taps into and develops critical thinking skills in that you will learn how science progresses, integrate the science with things you already know or will know, and to extrapolate the concepts to new situations. When we extrapolate, it means we can see applications of what we’ve learned, outside of the narrow situations in which the original information is presented.
In this paper you will write about one of four article choices accessible through the Pierce College website (online library database). Instructions regarding how to access this database and find these four articles are provided on page 4 of these instructions. Please browse through these articles and choose which one you find most interesting to you. NOTE THAT YOU MUST CHOOSE ONE OF THE ARTICLES LISTED BELOW. CHOOSING ANY OTHER ARTICLE WILL RESULT IN AN AUTOMATIC ZERO. You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to access these articles. Most computers already have this installed. If you do not, you can download it for free at… http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Your literature review must have a cover sheet (this does not count as 1 of your 5 pages) with the name (you create your own title) of your literature review centered on the page in about 16-point font, and your name, institution, and date of submission in 12-point font, centered below the title.
Does Prejudice and Discrimination Lead to the Development of Generalized Anxiety Disorder?
Chadwick J. Snow
you’re not sure how to reference the paper, you can look at the reference list of the article you review for correct formatting.
NOTE: You should only have ONE reference (the article you chose to review) AND note that the articles listed above are NOT properly referenced. I want you to look up proper referencing on your own.
THROUGHOUT YOUR PAPER.
Content Requirements: Part I
NOTE: Keep in mind that I have read the study you’re reporting on. So, I know it very well. This means you must describe it well enough so that I know you fully comprehend the article you are reviewing.
Content Requirements: Part II
For example: if the study you reviewed was about how sexually abused girls become fearful of romantic relationships later in life, might you redesign the materials to determine if there is a specific form of sexual abuse that increases the likelihood of being afraid of getting involved in romantic relationships later in life?
from the study you reviewed might transfer or apply to a different domain.
For example: if the study you reviewed was about how sexually abused girls become fearful of romantic relationships later in life, how might verbally abused girls react to social situations, such as parties or friendships; might they become more introverted?
NOTE: The more different your application is from the original study (but still preserving the underlying concept), the higher your grade for the application section will be.
Your application MUST be different than your proposed modification. REMEMBER, your modification is a variation of the study you read about. Your application is creatively applying what you learned to a different (but related) domain of study.
Below are examples of what are NOT applications.
Instructions for Accessing the Four Possible Article Choices using Pierce’s Online Library Database
NOTE: Some students have had trouble accessing these articles using Internet Explorer. You may want to use Google Chrome or some other web browser.
The Teacher and Student as Pygmalions: Joint Effects of Teacher and Student Expectations.
Deindividuation and Valence of Cues: Effects on Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior.
“Sweet smell of success”? The impact of pleasant artificial scents on evaluations of job applicants.
Physical Attractiveness and Evaluation of Children’s Transgressions