Find a recent psychological article about pets effects on anxiety. You must use at least 1 article ( September 2015 to Present) from the popular press that describes a current event that can be interpreted and explained from a psychological perspective (concept, topic, or theory) covered in this course (see textbook and syllabus). The article can be from a reputable newspaper or magazine (print or online) but cannot be from a blog or opinion – based resource. Visit websites such as www.psychologytoday.com , www.npr.org , etc.
An explanation of the psychological topic/concept of interest chosen for Topic Paper #1. b. An explanation of the current event /issue . You must discuss how the current event /issue is related to and/or provides an example of the psychological concept/ topic of interest. Support your claim by using examples from multiple sources (textbook, popular press article, journal article). Show, through examples, how the current event /issue relates to the concept/ topic of interest and research from the textbook and journal article to demonstrate understanding. You must use in – text citations. c. A summary of the journal article that includes the topic of investigation (research question), research method (participants, procedures, materials), and results. You must use in – text citations. d. A description of the connection between the journal article and the current event /issue, concept/ topic , and popular press article. What do results of the study say about how the issue should be handled? According to the results of the study, should there be changes in program s , policies, laws, or regulations? How should people think, feel, or act to prevent or promote the issue in the future? How does the article contribute to your understandin g of the psychological concept/topic? State potential implications, future research, strengths, and weaknesses. Use in – text citations. e. A personal reaction. Let me hear your voice. State your opinions. Did you learn something that surprised you? How did you feel? Have you changed your position?
This is my current paper to use to base the paper off of. Thank you