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LIBRARY ASSIGNMENT. EXERCISE #1 Journal Article Evaluation and Critique. Students select FIND and select an article in Social Psychology; Read, Critique & CITE the article. Follow the Instructions below:
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  1. MUST have your article approved by the TAs
  2. MUST include with your printed report a photocopy of the title page of the article  (including the article abstract)
  3. MUST submit an electronic copy of the text (only) to                                                                                                                            Course = Introduction to Social Psychology Fall 2011, password = social



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Journal article:

Mercado, Eduardo, et al. "Sound Production by Singing Humpback Whales." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 127, no.4 (2010): 2678-2691.

    EXERCISE #1 Journal Article Evaluation and Critique

    Students select a research article in social psychology, particularly from the following journals (strongly recommended):   

    1.       Social Psychology Quarterly,

    2.       Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,

    3.       Journal of Social Psychology,

    4.       Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin,

    5.        American Sociological Review,

    6.        American Journal of Sociology,

    7.       Social Forces,

    8.       Journal of Social and Personal Relationships,

    9.        Journal of Applied Social Psychology,

    10.   Basic and Applied Social Psychology,

    11.    American Journal of Community Psychology


    Others may be approved by special consent

    **An article with only a URL citation is NOT acceptable.

    ** And NO Wikipedia citations.


    SAMPLE SEARCH from American Sociological Review


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    WHat is ASR?

    The American Sociological Reviews is a peer reviewed Sociology by-monthly source. It "publishes work of interest to the discipline in general: new theoretical developments, results of research advancing understanding of fundamental social processes, and methodological innovations."

    The journal circulates widely. It includes advertising, charts, illustrations and is published in English. It has an archive (index) online which is searchable.


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