Article Summary/ 2 pages for each article/ APA format/ Psychology Article Summary

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Students are to write a multi-paragraph summary (at least two pages) based on the different parts of the article (see below for more detailed information).


Papers should include individual paragraphs based on the following headings

I. Introduction- An introductory paragraph introduces the reader to the topic of your paper and states the thesis of the research. For the purpose of this assignment, the introductory paragraph should describe the research topic presented within the selected article as well as the main points discussed throughout the article.

II. Rationale- Trace the logical reasons for this research based upon the findings of previous research.  In other words, what prior findings discussed in the selected article led the researchers to the current experiment?  For example, if researchers wanted to do a study about a new medication to be given to children, then part of the rationale (e.g. reasoning) might be that no one has researched the medication on children before.  Another possibility could be that the medications currently used with children have been found to have serious side effects.

III. Methods- Describe the subjects, procedures, and measurement tools used in the study.

IV. Results- What were the findings of the researchers?  Although you are not expected to interpret advanced statistics, it is reasonable that you understand the summative statements in the section.

V. Discussion/Conclusion- What does the experimental evidence add to the existing knowledge?  How did the authors critique their own research?

VI. Critical Thinking- In what ways do the research findings fit with the content you have learned in Human Growth and Development?  How might the evidence impact people during their lives?  How does this research apply to diversity (e.g., age, gender, race, ethnicity, and/or religion)?

VII. REFERENCES: Papers should include a reference page with the article citation.     

Your paper should be written in American Psychological Association (APA) format.  It is not necessary to write an abstract for this assignment.  You may access the APA Style for College Papers athttp://www.docstyles.com/apacrib.htm.


NOT MORE THAN TWO PAGES FOR EACH ARTICLE WITH THESE HEADINGS... Introduction, Rationale, Methods, Results, Discussion/Conclusion, Critical Thinking, References.


Article 1:   Netting, N. S., & Reynolds, M. K. (2018). Thirty years of sexual behavior at a Canadian university: Romantic relationships, hooking up, and sexual choices. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality 



Article 2: Giusto, A., Kaiser, B. N., Ayuku, D., & Puffer, E. S. (2019). A direct observational measure of family functioning for a low-resource setting: Adaptation and feasibility in a Kenyan sample. Behavior Therapy, 50, 459–473. ality, 27(1), 55–68. 



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