Psyc 1100 Homework Assignment #1
Submit your assignment via HuskyCT BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF CLASS, and come to class prepared to discuss your submission. You may find it helpful to also bring a hard copy to class.
Find a news article that discusses psychological research findings (NOT an academic journal article). This can be an excellent new article, or a really terrible one, as long as it discusses psychological findings. Give a brief description of the news article and the findings they discuss, and answer the following questions:
Critical thinking questions
Does the news article cite primary sources?
Does the news report accurately reflect the findings of the original study?
Are the claims in the study based on correlations, or experimental findings?
Is this news article an appropriate and fair representation of the original research?