Psychology is a science and is based on scientific methodologies.
Things to know:
- Primary sources are the actual articles written by the individuals doing the study.
- Secondary sources are articles written about the study (e.g., newspapers, magazines, blogs, Wikis, and trade journals).
- South University online library has extensive databases that should be used to find primary source articles. For help in finding articles, please click on the link to the Library where you will find research guides and information about how to ask for help.
- Locate one primary source study article that deals with behavior or psychology in general.
- The article should not be more than 5 to 6 years old.
- For your report, please provide a summary of the article that includes the purpose of the study (usually located in the beginning of the study), participants, methodology, and results. Conclude your report with your thoughts on the study.
Submit your essay in a Microsoft Word document to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned. Cite your sources, if any, on a separate page using the APA format.
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The following suggested helpful resources (movies and diagrams) are not required for students to complete, however, these resources assist in clarification of content.
- Sources will provide students with helpful sources further exploring content within the week, showing them Psychology in everyday life and movies.
- A Dangerous Method
–Thomas, J. & Cronenberg, D. (2011). A dangerous method. USA: Sony Picture Classics.
- The Stanford Prison Experiment
— McQuarrrie, C., Emery, B., Friedman, L., Bratman, L., Lauder, K., Little, G., & Alvarez, K. P. (2015). The stanford prison experiment. USA: IFC Films.
- Three Identical Strangers
— Read, B., Hughes-Hallett, G., & Wardel, T. (2018). Three identical strangers. USA: Neon.
- Figure 3.4: The Nervous System
- Figure 3.5: The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems
- Figure 3.6: Structure of the Neuron
- Figure 3.8: How Synapses and Neurotransmitters Work
- Figure 3.9: Neurotransmitters and Their Functions
- Figure 3.14: Four Lobes of the Cerebral Cortex
- Figure 3.19: Four Principles of Brain Plasticity
- Figure 3.21: Brain Imaging Technology