Classics in the History of Psychology.
You will probably need to read the article more than once to truly understand it.
You should pay attention to the main topic of the paper, what kinds of questions the authors ask, how the ideas in the paper are organized, and what the tables, charts, and graphs show.
It is best to take notes while you are reading the paper.
What to Include in Your Summary:
Your goal is to write a summary of the article that is so clear that a classmate could understand it. In other words, your summary should show that you have read the article carefully and understand the content of the article. Your paper should be a summary of the following:
The topic(s) of the study — What is the study about?
The goal(s) of the study — What is the question or questions at the heart of the article? What questions are the authors trying to answer?
Who were the participants (subjects) in the study? Where did they come from?
What answers did the authors find to their questions? In other words, what were the results of the study?
What is your evaluation of this study? Are the results of this study important in the real world? Would the results of this study change the way we do things in some area of psychology?
You do not need to provide details about the data analysis or statistics.
A Few Helpful Hints:
You should check your paper for grammar and spelling.
You must describe the study in your own words, and you cannot quote directly from the text. Any report that is entirely or partly copied word-for-word from a research article will automatically be rated as a “fail” paper. That is plagiarism, and we do check for it. Please see the UHD Student Handbook for the complete policy statement on Academic Honesty (pg 45) at: https://www.uhd.edu/student-resources/handbook/Documents/20162017.pdf
As stated in the UHD Academic Integrity policy: Cheating includes, but is not limited to:
Submitting material that is not one’s own.
Using information or devices that are not allowed by the faculty member.
Obtaining and/or using unauthorized material.
Violating procedures prescribed to protect the integrity of a test, or other evaluation exercise.
Collaborating with others on assignments without the faculty member’s consent.
Cooperating with or helping another student to cheat.
Having another person take an examination in the student’s place.
Altering exam answers and requesting that the exam be re-graded.
Communicating with any person during an exam, other than the faculty member or exam proctor.
As stated in the UHD Academic Integrity policy: Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:
Directly quoting the words of others without using quotation marks or indented format to identify them.
Using sources of information (published or unpublished) without identifying them.
Paraphrasing materials or ideas of others without identifying the sources.
**To avoid accidental plagiarism, visit UHD’s web site on a “Short Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism.” You can find this at https://www.uhd.edu/library/guides/plagiarism.html
STEP 3 – Write the Article Summary