This assignment is about reading professional journals in your field and becoming familiar with the scientific method and the tone of professional writing. Articles published in professional journals go through a process in which knowledgeable people critique it and make suggestions (peer review). Try to select research that relates to your major, your option, or your interests. Articles must be current (after 2005). Our Oviatt library has a wide selection of databases and journals paid, in part, by your student fees. I encourage you to learn to use computer databases to select topics of interest and find various journals. Articles may be retrieved from the internet but must be cited as such. Choose an article where the author(s) describes the purpose/introduction, method, results, discussion and conclusion of a scientific investigation.
You may choose any subject that relates to lifespan development.
Make sure you are reading an actual article, not a summary or abstract of that article. Caution: book reviews, editorials, health newsletters & website summaries are not actual research articles. These usually do not have statistical analysis or references.
A few examples of professional journals are:
Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences Clothing & Textiles Research Journal
Human Development Child Development
Psychology and Aging Family Relations
Journal of Family Issues Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal Clothing & Textiles Research Journal
Journal of Black Psychology Journal of Interior Design
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Developmental Psychology
Journal of Marriage and the Family (JMF) Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity & the Arts Psychology of Religion & Spirituality
Journal of the American Dietetic Association (JADA) Pediatrics
Social Behavior & Personality Journal of Consumer Marketing
Journal of Retailing The Gerontologist
Nutrition & Dietetic Journal
There are literally thousands…
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