Exploration of a Professional Journal Article in Psychology

Exploration of a Professional Journal Article in Psychology

Please compose an outline of the term paper assignment described below. Your outline must be at least 2 pages long and you must answer all questions asked in the assignment as described below. The outline is a brief summary of your term paper.

Term Paper Assignment: Exploration of a Professional Journal Article in Psychology

A recent research article from a scholarly journal in the field of developmental psychology. It must have been published less than 12 years ago.

Select an article: British Journal of Social Psychology, or Journal of Positive Psychology

Before proceeding, please ensure that your selected article meets the following criteria:

Full-text is available in online database. Is a scholarly journal article in the field of psychology. Was published less than 12 years ago.

 

Write a paper of at least 2000 (five pages)

1.  Identify your selected article, using a proper APA-style reference.

2.  Describe what type of article it is and how you can tell. For example, is it a primarily a review of existing research, a report of new research, or an analysis of a professional issue?  Describe how you can you tell.  If it is a research article, identify the type of research involved.     Summarize what you have learned about the content of the article.  Be sure to include the main purpose of the article, the major findings, and how the major findings are supported.      Explain how this article fits into the overall field of developmental psychology.  Then, identify the corresponding chapter(s) from your textbook. Explain why this article is different and similar from articles in non-scholarly periodicals, such as magazines and newspapers.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

At least five pages long (2000 words).   Be typed in APA format, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.      Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required assignment page length.

 

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