Republican Red Versus Democratic Psy 225 Mcw Unit

Republican Red Versus Democratic Psy 225 Mcw Unit

Republican Red Versus Democratic Psy 225 Mcw Unit

  1. To learn why it’s important to synthesize psychological science and to learn how to synthesize psychological science, watch Professor Gernsbacher’s lecture video, “How to Synthesize Psychological Science.” (A transcript of this video is available here.) Make sure you learn (from the lecture video):
    1. the difference between synthesizing psychological science and Mad Libbing it;
    2. why it’s preferred to place citations at the end of a sentence (in parentheses);
    3. why you should almost always write about behavior and phenomena, not researchers and their studies; and
    4. how to synthesize conflicting results (e.g., using “However, …”)
    5. To secure your understanding of synthesizing research, read and make sure you understand this cheat-sheet.
  2. To practice synthesizing psychological science:
    1. Read the abstract of Palmer and Schloss’s (2010) article, “An Ecological Valence Theory of Human Color Preference.” Identify and write down in your own words, using only ONE synthesized sentence, the article’s major finding.
    2. Read the abstract of Schloss and Palmer’s (2014) article, “The Politics of Color: Preferences for Republican Red versus Democratic Blue.” Identify and write down in your own words, using only ONE synthesized sentence, the article’s major finding.
    3. Read the abstract of Schloss and Palmer’s (2011) article, “Effects of University Affiliation and ‘School Spirit’ on Color Preferences: Berkeley Versus Stanford.” Identify and write down in your own words, using only ONE synthesized sentence, the article’s major finding.
    4. Download and save on your computer this fillable PDF.
      • Rename the unfilled PDF to be YourLastName_PSY-225_Gernsbacher_Synthesize_Fillable.pdf. In other words, add your last name to the beginning of the filename.
      • On your computer, open a PDF writer, such as Preview, Adobe Reader, or the like. Be sure to open your PDF writer app before you open the unfilled PDF from your computer.
      • From within your PDF writer app, open the unfilled PDF, which you have already saved onto your computer and re-named.
      • Use your PDF writer app to fill in the PDF.
    5. On the first page of the fillable PDF, fill in the blank spaces with
      • a first Supporting Sentence that is based on the synthesized sentence you created in Step b1. above;
      • a second Supporting Sentence that is based on the synthesized sentence you created in Step b2. above;
      • a third Supporting Sentence that is based on the synthesized sentence you created in Step b3. above; and
      • a Conclusion Sentence.
      • For this assignment, you do not need to use any citations. We will get to citations later in this Unit.
  3. To get more practice synthesizing psychological science:
    1. Read the abstract of Plester, Wood, and Joshi’s (2009) article, “Exploring the Relationship Between Children’s Knowledge of Text Message Abbreviations and School Literacy Outcomes.”
      • Identify and write down in your own words, using only ONE synthesized sentence, this article’s major finding.
    2. Read the abstract of Plester’s (2008) article, “Txt Msg N School Literacy: Does Texting and Knowledge of Text Abbreviations Adversely Affect Children’s Literacy Attainment?
      • Identify and write down in your own words, using only ONE synthesized sentence, this article’s major finding.
    3. Read the abstract of Kemp’s (2010) article, “Texting Versus Txtng: Reading and Writing Text Messages, and Links with Other Linguistic Skills.”
      • Identify and write down in your own words, using only ONE synthesized sentence, this article’s major finding.
    4. On the second page of the PDF, fill in the blank spaces with
      • a first Supporting Sentence, which is based on the synthesized sentence you created in Step c1. above;
      • a second Supporting Sentence, which is based on the synthesized sentence you created in Step c2. above;
      • a third Supporting Sentence, which is based on the synthesized sentence you created in Step c3. above; and
      • a Conclusion Sentence, which you will need to write.
      • Again, you don’t need to use any citations; we’ll get to citations later.
  4. To get even more practice synthesizing psychological science:
    1. Read the abstract of Blom et al.’s (2010) article, “Effectiveness of an Internet Intervention for Family Caregivers of People with Dementia: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial.” Identify and write down in your own words, using only ONE synthesized sentence, the article’s major finding.
    2. Read the abstract of Bonnert et al.’s (2017) article, “Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Adolescents with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Identify and write down in your own words, using only ONE synthesized sentence, the article’s major finding.
    3. Read the abstract of Kaldo et al.’s (2015) article, “Guided Internet Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Compared to a Control Treatment – A Randomized Trial.” Identify and write down in your own words, using only ONE synthesized sentence, the article’s major finding.
    4. Read the abstract of Kypri et al.’s (date) article, “Web-Based Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for University Students: A Randomized Trial.” Identify and write down in your own words, using only ONE synthesized sentence, the article’s major finding.
    5. On the the third page of the fillable PDF, fill in the blank spaces with
      • a first Supporting Sentence that is based on the synthesized sentence you created in Step d1. above;
      • a second Supporting Sentence that is based on the synthesized sentence you created in Step d2. above;
      • a third Supporting Sentence that is based on the synthesized sentence you created in Step d3. above;
      • a fourth Supporting (though potentially conflicting) Sentence that is based on the synthesized sentence you created in Step d4. above; and
      • a Conclusion Sentence.
      • Again, no citations are needed for this assignment.
    6. Save your now-completely-filled-in PDF.
  5. Go to the Unit 6: Assignment #1 and attach your filled-in PDF.
    1. The Unit 6: Assignment #1 link is an Assignment link, rather than a Discussion Board link, so it will look a bit different than you’re used to.
    2. Click “Choose File” to attach/upload your filled-in PDF.