Click here to access a page full of career information for psychology majors put together by Belmont College's career center.
Click here to see an alternative "e-source" to the textbook.
Click here for a general glossary of methods terms or here for a different list.
Click here to view a SSU Library discussion of peer reviewed journals.
Here is a link to a helpful post about how to read an empirical journal article: http://www.uvm.edu/~dguber/POLS234/articles/read.htm
Below are two sources for help with APA format and citations:
Social Scientific Thinking
- Leonhardt, D. (July 2, 2015). A quick puzzle to test your problem-solving skills. New York Times.
- Online demonstration of correlation coefficients - and for those who might find a dance interpretation, easier to follow, click here.
- Atlantic Monthly article about a Harvard longitudinal
study - an excellent example of idiographic research
article from the Washington Post relevant to confirmation bias
- Plait, P. (October 7, 2012). TEDX talks: Some ideas are not worth spreading.
- Lilienfeld, S. O. (2012). Public skepticism of psychology: Why many people perceive the study of human behavior as unscientific. American Psychologist, 67(2), 111-129. doi:10.1037/a0023963
- Waterman, A. S. (2013). The humanistic psychology–positive psychology divide: Contrasts in philosophical foundations. American Psychologist, 68(3), 124-133. doi:10.1037/a0032168
- Pozios, Kambryn & Beder (August 25, 2013). Does media violence lead to the real thing? New York Times.
Survey research: Asking questions
Survey research: Analyzing data
Applied and evaluation research
- Charmaz, K. (October 7, 2010) What is grounded theory?
- Chapter from Holloway, I, & Wheeler, S. (2009). Qualitative Research in Nursing and Healthcare.
- Chapter from Hancock, B. (1998). The nature of qualitative research: Development and Perspectives.
- Hamilton, L. (2007). Trading on heterosexuality: College women's gender strategies and homophobia. Gender & Society, 21(2), 145-172. doi:10.1177/0891243206297604
- Rockwell, D., & Giles, D. C. (2009). Being a celebrity: A phenomenology of fame. Journal Of Phenomenological Psychology, 40(2), 178-210. doi:10.1163/004726609X12482630041889
- Click here if you would like to read about the Karen Ruggiero's ethics scandal.
- Kramer, A. et al. (2014). Experimental evidence of massive scale emotional contagion through social networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 111, 8788-7890.
- Cornwall, W. (April 15, 2014). Why is Cross-fit Gym Suing Scientists? Outside Magazine
Bartlett, T. (August 5, 2013). The magic ratio that wasn't. Chronicle of Higher Education
- Meyer, M.N. & Chabris, C. (July 13, 2014). Why Psychologists' Food Fight Matters. Slate.com
- NPR interview with the military psychologists involved with the CIA interrogation training.
- Click here to read an interesting NYT story about how scientists sometimes study their own children.
- A story about science and funding from ON THE MEDIA (NPR, 9/9/07
- Bhattacharjee, Y. (April 26, 2013). The mind of a con man. New York Times.
Heather Smith, Ph.D.
Guide to APA reference format
Sample APA style paper