1. Find a
journal article (a primary source) that reports research on a social psychological
topic. The article must come from one of the following journals:
of Personality and Social Psychology
and Social Psychology Bulletin
of Experimental Social Psychology
a summary of the article in your own words (of no more than two
typed, double-spaced pages) as if you were describing the article to a
friend or family member. In your summary be sure to answer
the following questions, not necessarily in this order:
was the research about?
did they conduct the research?
kind of research did they conduct (e.g., correlational study, experiment)?
Briefly explain how you can tell it is that type of research.
did they find?
might be an alternative explanation or limitation to the research?
might the findings be relevant to your listener's/reader's life?
the article you selected contains more than one study, you only have
to summarize one of the studies.
must turn in a copy of the research article with your paper.
you would like to improve your grade on the paper, you can rewrite your
paper up to two times. You could also choose to summarize a different
article for your rewrite.