Pick one current, peer-reviewed research article (within the last ten years) regarding some topic in Abnormal Psych. Make sure this is original research; not a meta-analysis or a review of some research. Generally speaking, you can know that it is acceptable by looking for a methods section.
Review the article and write a 1000-1500 word report (double-spaced, normal sized font). Include a word count at the end of the paper.
Use APA style for your citations, title page, running head and reference page (no abstract necessary for this assignment).
Answer the following questions:
What did the article study? What was the hypothesis? How was the hypothesis tested? What were the results? How can these results be generalized and applied to the field of abnormal psych? (There is no need to get into technical statistical jargon here; just summarize it). What criticisms do you have about the way the study was conducted? Would you have done anything differently? If so, what and how? Why? What did you find most interesting about this study? What did you dislike about this study?
Be sure to summarize the results and implications of the study.
Write as if to an educated audience; assume the recipient knows the basics of Abnormal Psych (symptoms, diagnosis, etc.) Use language that is technical/ professional (ie., avoid slang terms like "crazy" or "mental breakdown" or "loony bin").
To find an article: http://libguides.utpb.edu/content.php?pid=324238&sid=2654028
You can search using PsycARTICLES or PsycINFO. Look around at the articles until you find one that pertains to Abnormal Psych and catches your interest.
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