-Pick a popular-press article: https://lovefraud.com/seduced-by-a-sociopath-its-not-love-its-love-fraud/ (link to the popular press article I
picked)
-Analyze the article with a critical eye. For example:
-Are their alternative explanations for the phenomenon that the article
addresses?
-Does the article ignore important implications of the research that it
discusses?
-Does the article leave unanswered questions about the topic?
-Find 5 peer-reviewed articles to support or refute aspects of the
popular-press article.
-Use the information from peer-reviewed articles to assess what the
authors got right and what they got wrong. If the article cites
psychological research, then find and cite the original research. Also,
assess whether the authors of the popular-press article accurately
represent the original research.
General Guidelines
-The paper should be 5 pages. It should be typed, double-spaced, in
Times New Roman 12-point font, with one-inch margins. Do NOT
include a title page or abstract. Your reference page does not count toward the 5 pages. The exact length of your paper depends on how
much space is required to make a persuasive argument, adequately explain a topic, provide appropriate background information, etc. Scientific writing (like this paper) must be concise.
-The paper should cite a minimum of five peer-reviewed articles. One
easy way to find full-text, peer-reviewed articles is to use Google
Scholar, click “review article” instead of “any type” to make sure the
article is peer-reviewed . If you are unsure of whether an article is peer-reviewed, you can check the journal’s website (you can also ask me). The exact number of citations in your paper should depend on how
much research exists about your topic, how many citations are required to justify the points you make, etc.
The paper should be in APA format.