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Assignment 2: Presentation of a Research Article

Due Week 8 and worth 230 points

Using the research article from Assignment 1, outline the key components and findings of the study for use as a presentation outline. Consider your classmates and your professor as your audience for this presentation.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Describe the purpose and at least four major points of the article.
  2. Discuss the generalizability and validity of the study. For example, will findings of this study generalize to other people and/or situations, can we generalize from the study participants to the general population, and do the methods employed have validity?
  3. Evaluate the worthiness of the study. Discuss the value in systematically studying the topic, rather than relying on common sense. Determine whether it would it be appropriate to fund this research with publicly-funded grants.
  4. Suppose that you are lab assistant (or graduate student) to the researchers who wrote the article. Suggest what you would you do to follow up with the study. Then, identify a logical next step.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Identify key concepts that provide a foundation for the study of adjustment.
  • Summarize the major psychological perspectives.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in psychology.
  • Write clearly and concisely about psychology using proper writing mechanics.