Family Communication

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 Week 8 Assignment  CHFD445


Choose an area of interest to you relevant to the course content (meaning, related to FAMILY COMMUNICATION, not just interpersonal communication in general), but not covered in the Forums, and NOT the same topic you chose for the Week 4 Assignment.  Choose 2 recent popular or internet-based articles on this topic:

  • Choose 1 popular article that you believe is scientifically credible and useful
  • Choose 1 popular article that you think is NOT scientifically credible or useful.
  1. Describe the topic you chose, and why you think it is relevant to the field.
  2. Summarize the first article.
  3. Explain how you came to the conclusion that the article is scientifically credible and useful.
  4. Summarize the 2nd article.
  5. Explain why you think the 2nd article is NOT scientifically credible or useful.
  6. Explain to readers what they should consider when using popular or internet sources to gain information on this topic.


Sunday at midnight Eastern Time, of the 4th week of class.

Length required (not including title page and references

  • Tables, graphs, charts, lists, figures, etc. may be used, however do not count toward the length requirement

1200-1500 words.

Reference style required

American Psychological Association

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Microsoft Word document submitted as attachment in Assignment Submission area.  Do not attach to a Message or email, and do not paste into Submission text box.

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