Article Review

Article Review


Reading and understanding original research is an important skill for working in the field of psychology. Understanding research methodology and the sections of a journal article is critical for success in our field. This Article Review will help you learn to objectively evaluate research, to find scholarly sources of information, and to use them as a source of knowledge. This Article Review Assignment can also help you in your professional development.

These Article Reviews are to help you to remember the most important aspects of each article.


Complete Article Review that relate to the following topics:

· Module 6: The Need to Belong as it relates to the topic of Close relationships Due 5/28

In each Article Review you will find and learn about the research that relates to one of the chosen topics. To find these articles, you can search google scholar, one of the library’s psychology databases (i.e. PSYC INFO), or look in a specific journal (i.e. Journal of Applied Psychology). Do NOT use reviews or opinion articles. This MUST be a peer-reviewed, experimental research article.

Once you have chosen an article that relates to the topic, summarize the article in at least 350 words.

Your Article Review should include the following components:

-Introduction: Include general information about the article in the introduction, including a ​very brief overview of the previous literature on the topic and identifying the gap in the literature that demonstrates the need for this article.

· Hypothesis Section: what the article attempts to find out or answer

· Methods Section: how the article answers the question or questions it proposes

· Results Section: what the article found

· Practical Significance/Discussion: What the results actually mean

· References page: Title and authors of the article in current APA format

Be careful to ensure that your answers to the above information make sense to you. You want to be able to develop the skill of making complex/academic information easy to understand to non-academic people. Make sure to explain any complex ideas in plain language, and do not assume the reader already knows what you are talking about. Summarize the article succinctly but yet thoroughly.

Refer to the Article Review Template for guidance on this Article Review.

Make sure to check the Article Review Grading Rubric before beginning this Article Review Assignment.