To earn the points for this experience, you may write up to ten Article Summary Papers. Article summaries are submitted via the GEP PSY 2012 Webcourse and are NOT submitted to your instructor.
Each paper will be worth up to one (1) of your ten (10) points, depending on how carefully you follow the instructions and rubric below.
- Each paper needs to be between 800-1,000 words- no more and no less.
- You must also use 12-point Times New Roman font.
- You need to save your file as either Microsoft Word format or rich text format (.rtf) in order for the summary to be uploaded to Webcourses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your file is saved correctly and in the correct file format before the deadline. It is also your responsibility to ensure that you can successfully upload your article summary into the system prior to the deadline. Do not wait until the last minute to upload your article summaries in case you experience technical problems.
- Your paper will automatically be submitted to Turnitin upon submission, to determine how another author’s work was used in the assignment. Make sure you take notes while reading the selected article in your own words. Do not copy and paste directly from the selected article because matches to other authors’ works of 30% or more will result in an automatic zero (0) for the assignment.
- At the top of your summary, you must include your name, the name of the article you selected, the name of the journal that the article was taken from, name of the authors of the article, and your total word count. An example is below:
- Student name
- Name of article
- Name of journal that the article was in
- Authors names
- Word count
- Your summary should not include any direct quotations from the article you selected. Put everything in your own words and do not summarize the abstract section of the article.
- You should summarize a recent research journal article from one of the American Psychological Association (APA) journals listed in the table below. Please note that you will receive a zero if your summary is on a paper that is not from one of the journals listed below and/or it is not clear from your title page whether you used one of these journals.
|Remember! If you upload your file in any format that is not Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or rich text format (.rtf) your paper will receive a zero. Also, you will receive deductions if you do not follow all of the instructions carefully (see grading rubric below).|
|Approved Journals||Approved Journals|
|Behavioral Neuroscience (Links to an external site.)||Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (Links to an external site.)|
First, click on the journal you would like to view (in box above). This will take you to the external site of the journal.
For instance, if you select Behavioral Neuroscience, the first journal, you will see this:
Next, select ‘Read Sample Articles’ located beside the cover image of the journal.
This will take you to a list of articles you can access for free. Do NOT pay for an article!!!!
Then click on the article that interests you.
You can now download the article as a PDF and begin working on your article summary assignment.
If none of the articles provided appeal to you then either select a different journal or contact your librarian to assist you with finding articles from these journals, published within the past 5 years, on a particular subject.
Article Summaries Summer 2022
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeINFORMATION and JOURNAL REQUIREMENTS: Student Name, Name of Article and Journal, Article Author Name, Article taken from list provided, Article less than 5 years old||
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCONTENT REQUIREMENTS: Summary/Opinion Breakdown Word count||
|Total Points: 1|
A National Survey of the American Life Adolescent study was conducted involving 810 African Americans and 360 Caribbean blacks (American Psychological Association, 2022). Discrimination in the research was linked with high stress, reduced perceptions of control, and low John Henryism active coping mechanism (JHAC). The John Henryism Active Coping Scale measures the mental and physical vigor of the participants responding to a study. The study aimed to investigate the relationship between John Henryism Active Coping and mental health among African American and Caribbean African adolescents. The Caribbean Black youth with high bias preparation were equipped with little knowledge of discrimination. As a result, the highest levels of preparation for bias were associated with increased perceived stress from discrimination. The effects of Ethnic-racial socialization may be infective for populations not exposed to racial discrimination during childhood. Caribbean Black families that migrated from native homes lack any ERS mastery to manage discrimination (American Psychological Association, 2022). Therefore, they are compelled to prepare for racial bias by learning about the history of racial prejudice in the United States.