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PSY 202: Foundations Psychology Seminar: Introduction


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APA Format Writing Assignment

  • —To demonstrate information literacy by using the search engine PsycINFO, students will locate resources that will be used in the class presentation and written paper.


  • After resources are located, students will use APA format to write a literature review paper using 3-5 scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles and to properly cite articles throughout the paper.


  • —(Between 15% to 10% of course grade). Learning Outcome # 3

Finding a Topic

Sources for topics:

Make a list of what interests you!

Skim your textbook:  Table of Contents and Index.

Browse through psychology magazines and journals:

     Psychology Today

     Scientific American Mind

See the APA website:

     APA Psychology Topics

     PsycINFO Topic Guides

Browse APA PsycBooks for background information on a topic. (You will need to login.)

     APA PsycBooks

Check out the daily news online for topics related to psychology:







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Jacalyn Bryan
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