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PsycARTICLES includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor and errata from each journal. It also offers extensive backfile coverage—nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1. PsycARTICLES is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®.
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PsycINFO provides unmatched coverage of behavioral science and mental health fields, containing over 3.5 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s, with one of the highest DOI matching rates in the publishing industry. Journal coverage, which spans from 1800s to present, includes international material selected from around 2,500 periodicals in dozens of languages
Finding a Topic
- Make a list of what interests you!
- Skim your textbook: Table of Contents and Index
- See the APA website for topics
- Browse through psychology magazines
- Check out the daily news online for topics related to psychology
Help with Compare Contrast Assignment
Compare & Contrast Critique
- Select a topic related to psychology.
- Locate one source of popular psychology and one source of empirical research on the same topic.
- Critique the merit of the information using critical thinking concepts and standards. (See "Questions to Consider" in the right column.)
Use basic APA style guidelines (1" margin, 12 point Times New Roman font, double-spaced). See APA Citation Style tab above.
Compare & Contrast
Source: John David Harding
Questions to Consider
Your critique should address the following questions regarding your sources:
- What is the main issue, problem, or intention of the article?
- Who are the authors of the article (what are their credentials)?
- In what way(s) does the article investigate various points of view and assumptions?
- What evidence is provided to support the issue?
- In what way(s) does the article discuss the consequences and implication of the reasoning provided?
- In what way(s) does the information provided help you make an informed decision about the purpose?
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