This assignment provides you with an opportunity to analyze a real-world,    peer-reviewed psychology journal article. You should find an article containing    research that examines motivation, emotion, and social psychology.

Begin by visiting the CSU Online Library to locate and choose a journal    article in which motivation and emotion are viewed under the lens of social    psychology. The article must be peer-reviewed and should be no older than 7    years.


Once you have chosen your article, you will write an article critique that    addresses the following elements.

  • Explain the research methodology that was used in the study.
  • Discuss social factors that influence people or groups to conform to the         actions of others.
  • Indicate how behaviors and motivation are impacted by the presence of         others.
  • Indicate the structures of the brain that are involved in emotion and         motivation.
  • Examine the article’s generalizability to various areas of       psychology.

In addition, your article critique should clearly identify the article’s    premise and present an insightful and thorough analysis with strong arguments    and evidence. You should present your own informed and substantiated opinion on    the article’s content. You must use at least one source in addition to your    chosen article to support your analysis and opinion.

Your article critique must be a minimum of two pages in length, not including   the title and reference pages. All sources used must be properly cited. Your    article critique, including all references, must be formatted in APA style.

You may view the following CSU Writing Center tutorial Article Critiques for   assistance in writing an article   critique.


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