The Popular Media Assignment

The Assignment:

STEP #1: Select ONE popular press/mainstream media source (i.e., newspaper or magazine article,

online article, TV program) that discusses recent research on a psychological topic. Read this article, noting the general conclusions/impressions the average reader would make about the research findings based on that article.

STEP #2: Next, locate the scientific source (i.e., peer-reviewed journal article) that originally published

the research findings discussed in the popular press article. Read the original source, paying particular attention to how it may differ from the first in terms of language, tone and/or content when discussing the research findings.

STEP #3: After noting the similarities and differences between the two sources, write a critical review

that compares/contrasts the coverage provided by each (see Criteria below).

Review the grading rubric  for this assignment in the attached file to understand what you need to address in your case study to earn points on this assignment.

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