Reading primary sources in cultural psychology

Reading primary sources in cultural psychology.

The purpose of this assignment is for you to gain experience reading primary sources in cultural psychology, and thinking about these sources as the critical consumers of research that we should all be. These are also to help you draw links between journal articles and course material. This assignment is to be written in size 12 font, Times New Roman or Arial font style. Margins should be at least 1 inch on all sides. The page limit is 3 pages, double spaced. Anything written beyond 3 pages will be neither read nor graded.

Reading primary sources in cultural psychology



In writing this assignment, try to address the following questions:

A. Summary:

What claims are the authors making?
What evidence do they have to support their claims?
Critique:

B. What do YOU think is/are the major strong point(s) associated with a) the argument(s) made in this paper; b) the evidence/rationale provided; or c) both?
What do YOU think is/are the major flaw(s) associated with a) the argument(s) made in this paper; b) the evidence/rationale provided; or c) both?
Extension:

C. How can YOU expand on this? What can you add to the argument(s)? How can you expand on the ideas in this paper in the form of future hypotheses? Make sure to be clear about how this paper contributes to your future hypotheses.
D. Connection:

How does this content relate to other concepts (in/out of class?)


The first FunDay journal article is:

Cheung, B. Y., Chudek, M., & Heine, S. J. (2011). Evidence for a sensitive period for acculturation: Younger immigrants report acculturating at a faster rate. Psychological Science, 22(2), 147-152. doi: 10.1177/0956797610394661 (Oct 2).
(i put it in additional material)


Grading/Expectations:

Write the assignment in the same format as a regular written assignment – no point form. It is appropriate to break down the submission into sections based on headings corresponding to each question. On top of how you answer the above questions, the extent to which your submission is written academically and grammatically correctly will contribute to your marks. Please look at the posted samples to see examples of good quality papers. The below is a rough description of exception, average, and unsatisfactory papers. Of course, papers can fall between these categories.