This research guide is created for the students who take Psyc2301 class. The guide contains information resources and search tips for finding scholarly articles and and other types of publications.
Peer-reviewed articles-- What they are?
Peer-reviewed articles can be found in scholarly/academic journals, where scholars and researchers report/communicate their research findings. Before there articles get published, they are selected through a peer-review process -- to be reviewed by qualified scholars or experts to determine the quality of the paper. While articles can be rejected for publication due to a variety of reasons, the peer-review process ascertains the quality of articles to be included in a journal.
Pasch, K., Velazquez, C., Cance, J., Moe, S., & Lytle, L. (2011). Youth Substance Use and Body Composition: Does Risk in One Area Predict Risk in the Other? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 1-13. doi: 10.1007/s10964-011-9706-y
Choose a Research Topic
Reference books can help you to explore potential topics. Here are some online:
- The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science
- Encyclopedia of Social Psychology
- Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology
Topics for consideration on APA site:
Use psycholgy blogs to get inspiration for a potential research topic: