This Library Research Guide, also called a LibGuide, will help you navigate your way through General Psychology (PSYC&100). Most importantly it provides all the information you need to know in order to complete your Research Project. Additionally, the following will be covered.
- choose and refine a topic in psychology that you can research
- identify the difference between a research article and review article
- explore several online research tools specific to the field of psychology
- find good sources for your assignments
- cite your sources using proper APA citation style
Research Project Overview
General Instructions: You get to design and carry out research on a subject of interest to you in the field of psychology, then report on your own research as though you were publishing in a Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journal. You will finalize your work with a presentation (video, powerpoint…) to your class either through video or PowerPoint. With the exception of the optional rough draft and final paper, you will be able to view others’ work in order to share ideas and give each other feedback. You will be the only one to see your grades and feedback from me. This information can also be found by navigating to the Research Project tab.
Worth – 125 points
See point breakdown by viewing the Research Project tab in this LibGuide; see course calendar for due dates.
Read the assignment requirements in the Research Project tab so you are prepared and understand the expectations. Please ask for clarification of any steps along the way. You may work alone, in pairs or in groups of up to 4 people. With each additional partner comes 2 additional research sources (instead of 4 each individually - see below).