(A 70% on this assignment indicates accomplishment of the SLO #5: Students will identify accepted approaches and standards in psychological assessment and evaluation.)
Students should be able to use identify accepted approaches and standards in psychological assessment and evaluation.
Skills: The purpose of this assignment is to help you practice the following skills that are essential to your success in this course and in professional life beyond school:
Knowledge: This assignment will also help you to become familiar with the following important content knowledge in this discipline:
Marketable Skills: Critical Thinking, Communication, and Empirical and Quantitative Skills.
Step 1- Identify misconceptions. Ideas of where to find the misconception: social media, clickbait, 50 Myths handbook located in the misconception module, or Psyc Files podcast. If the myth is outside of Fifty Myths Handbook, you must let me know what you plan to do before you begin.
Step 2- Research Paper (100 points)- Compare and Contrast peer-reviewed and popular press articles. All students will be required to complete a refutation-based method of the misconception research paper. The paper will be in APA format and include at least FIVE (5) peer-reviewed scholarly articles and at least one piece of popular press article that introduces the misconception. Students will write an APA style, 3-4 page, double-spaced, 12-point font paper with APA style citations. The articles will be listed at the end of the paper in an APA style and formatted reference list. Submit your paper as an attachment to this assignment. Your paper should contain the following sections:
If possible, identify where the misconception originated, thoughts on why the misconception was perpetuated, and identify peer-reviewed articles that give scientific information on the misconception and any other information about the misconception you see fit to include. For the peer-reviewed articles, you will need to use the databases provided within the SAC Library or Google Scholar. A minimum of TWO (2) peer-reviewed journal articles will be required to support or refute your argument.
Step 3- Poster (100 points)- Create a poster that represents your research and discovery in a visual format. Tri-fold posters are preferred, but a regular posterboard may be used. Be creative. Submit three photos of your project to this assignment. Ensure you have good lighting when you take the picture. Your poster should:
Step 4- Poster Presentation-be prepared to present your poster in 2 minutes or less to your audience.
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