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PSY 3993 - Laboratory in Experimental Psychology

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Welcome to the Research Guide for PSY 3993.  This guide will provide you with the basic information and resources necessary for you to complete the research for your APA paper. 

If you have any questions about using any of the resources found on this page, email Katrina Rouan, your liaison librarian.


PsycINFO is the best choice for finding the 3 scholarly articles required for your APA paper.  Remember you may want to limit your search results to those before 1980.

Search Google Scholar

Google Scholar is another great place to find articles in the field of psychology.   Google Scholar works best when looking for more currenct information so you may find searching for older, relevant articles to be more difficult.

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Scholarly Versus Popular Articles

Example Scholarly vs. Popular Articles

Popular – Lau, A. (2014). A series of unconscionable events. Psychology Today, 47(5), 18-19.

Scholarly – Welsh, D.T. (2014). The dark side of consecutive high performance goals: Linking goal setting, depletion, and unethical behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 123(2),79-89.

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