PSY 356 Week 7 Assignment: Article Review



Topic:
Personal Cognitive Skills and Abilities


 

For this
assignment, select a peer-reviewed journal article relating to an area of
learning or cognition (e.g., learning, memory, language, motivation,
intelligence, creativity). The article must meet the following criteria:

 

  1. The article must be from a
    peer-reviewed journal.


 

  1. The article must be obtained
    from the GCU library.


 

  1. The article must be a research
    study, rather than a literature review (i.e., the article has to have
    methods, results, and discussion sections).


 

  1. The article must utilize a
    cognitive or behavioral theory, model, or effect (e.g., social learning,
    Baddely’s working memory model, misinformation effect, early filter
    theory).


 

The
purpose of this article review is to get you to think critically about an area
of cognition or learning. After reading your chosen article, address the
following questions. Use subheadings to differentiate between the various
aspects of your review.

 

Major
Findings/Conclusions:


 

  1. Be sure to include the major
    findings of the study.


 

  1. What conclusions did the
    researchers draw from the data?


 

Implications
for the Field of Psychology (how the findings could be used/applied in the
field):


 

  1. Include how the results of the
    study can be applied (e.g., why are the findings of the study important?).
    These may be the implications the authors put forth, or your own ideas (be
    sure to cite if they are not your ideas).


 

  1. How would
    Psychology/education/counseling professionals benefit (learn) from the
    findings?


 

  1. How might the results improve
    knowledge or application in the field? What should Psychology
    professionals “take away” from the findings?


 

Method/Participants:

 

  1. Describe the basics of how the
    study was conducted. What procedures were used?


 

  1. Who were the participants?


 

Strengths/Limitations
of the Study:


 

  1. Include at least one
    strength AND one limitation you saw in the study.


 

  1. Explain why you believe each is
    a strength or limitation. Hint: study findings are not “strengths” in and
    of themselves.


 

The
article review should be 500-750 words.

 

Prepare
this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide,
located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

 

This
assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade
the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning
the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations
for successful completion of the assignment.

 

You are
required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the
Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

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