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PSY 201: The Psychology Major Module 4: Assignment: PsycINFO Literature Search DIRECTIONS: Using the three articles from your PsycINFO search, please complete each of the following in one complete paper document and upload it to the designated assignment Dropbox in your course. Submit your assignment via the Dropbox no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. A large body of scholarly research literature has been amassed in psychology since 1879; therefore, it is imperative that students examine previously conducted research before writing papers on topics related to psychology. The purpose of this assignment is to give students in the PSY201 class an opportunity to explore one psychological search engine: PsycINFO, published through the American Psychological Association. This assignment involves selecting a topic from the larger field of psychology and locating three scholarly research articles from the professional psychology research literature that (1) examine theoretical aspects of the phenomenon of interest OR (2) report empirical research findings on a chosen topic. To successfully complete the assignment, please follow the steps below. Also see the interaction section under Module 4 for instructions on how to use PsycINFO. (1) Identify some area of inquiry that interests you in Psychology. You will need to decide on a very specific topic so that you can focus your search. NOTE: The topic you select here and the three relevant articles on your topic will be used for the subsequent APA writing assignment (Assignment 5) and PowerPoint presentation Project (6b). Make sure what your choose as a topic is something you will want to present on. (2) After selecting a topic… a. Log on to the http://my.Saintleo.edu portal using your Saint Leo username and password b. Click on the Library Tab c. Click on Online Databases (under Quick Links on the left) d. Click on “EBSCO”, EBSCO login, All EBSCOhost reference databases e. Scroll down and Check “PsycINFO” and click “Continue” (3) You are now on the search page for the PsycINFO database that you selected and can locate relevant psychological resources. (4) Click on the Advanced Search Tab (between Basic and Visual Search) and use the AND function to combine terms in order to narrow down and search for specific articles relevant to your topic – (you want a DO-ABLE number of articles to browse through, NOT 10,000!!) a. For example, when I enter “Autism” as a Keyword – I get 23,928 articles!! But when I combine “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy” AND “Autism” as Keywords – I get 8 articles – this is much more reasonable. b. IMPORTANT - before you hit the “Search” button, make sure that you scroll down and select “Peerreviewed” and “full text”. (5) From the search results, select three relevant articles, and add them to your library search folder. Ensure the articles correlate well and are actual research articles, rather than a book review or an introduction to a journal. Ensure these articles will fit the week 5 and week 6b assignments. Page 1 of 3 a. From the folder, email the articles to yourself (make sure you select HTML and PDF under “include when sending” and select Standard Field Format). b. It is very important that you email the information about these articles to yourself – because you will be using these articles for Assignment 5 and Assignment 6b: PowerPoint Presentation. c. Also make sure to get the entire articles (not just the abstract) because you will need them for the APA writing assignment (Assignment 5). (6) Copy and save the information about the three articles (including the title, authors, journal, and abstract) into a Word document, save the Word document, and submit the document to the Assignments section. a. IMPORTANT!! Make sure to include your topic, the specific description of your topic, and your name in the document! Use a title page if the instructor requires one. Below is an example of what information you should copy from PsycINFO and submit as part of Assignment 4: Page 2 of 3 PSY201 Assignment 4 PsycINFO Rubric Poor Excellent Very specific topic title 1 2 3 4 5 Very specific topic description 1 2 3 4 5 Listed THREE peer-reviewed journal articles 1 2 3 4 5 NO book reviews, magazines, websites 1 2 3 4 5 Relevancy of articles to the topic 1 2 3 4 5 Articles correlate well 1 2 3 4 5 Title of article 1 2 3 4 5 Author(s) 1 2 3 4 5 Title of Journal 1 2 3 4 5 Volume and page numbers 1 2 3 4 5 Abstract 1 2 3 4 5 Includes information from the THREE articles, including: Total: ___________ Page 3 of 3 ...
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