this assignment, select a peer-reviewed journal article relating to an area of
problem solving, decision making, or an intelligence theory that was discussed
in class (e.g., fluid or crystalline intelligence, primary/secondary
reinforcers, biases, or effective problem-solving strategies).
article must meet the following criteria:
article must be from a peer-reviewed journal.
2.The article must be obtained from the Library.
article must be a research study, rather than a literature review (i.e., the
article has to have methods, results, and discussion sections).
article must utilize a cognitive or behavioral theory, model, or effect.
purpose of this article review is to get you to think critically about an area
of cognition or learning. After reading your chosen article, address the
following questions. Use subheadings to differentiate between the various
aspects of your review. Remember, APA guidelines can be found in the APA Style
Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
sure to include the major findings of the study.
conclusions did the researchers draw from the data?
for the Field of Psychology (how the findings could be used/applied in the
how the results of the study can be applied (e.g., why are the findings of the
study important?). These may be the implications the authors put forth, or your
own ideas (be sure to cite if they are not your ideas).
would psychology/education/counseling professionals benefit (learn) from the
might the results improve knowledge or application in the field? What should
psychology professionals “take away” from the findings?
the basics of how the study was conducted. What procedures were used?
were the participants?
of the Study:
at least one strength AND one limitation you saw in the study.
why you believe each is a strength or limitation. Hint: study findings are not
“strengths” in and of themselves.
article review should be 1,000-1,250 words. Include a minimum of three
this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide,
located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the
assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the
directions in the Student Success Center.
Note: This benchmark
assignment assesses the following programmatic competency: 4.4: Explain the
importance of maintaining knowledge of current trends in psychology.
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