PSYC 2380- PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER

DETAILS ARE ATTACHED IN ATTACHMENTS WITH AN EXAMPLE BUT NOTHING FROM EXAMPLE SHOULD BE USED IN ORIGINAL ASSIGNMENT

Find a popular press article (from a magazine or a newspaper) or a press release published within the last 15 years that makes a strong claim about a gender or sex difference (refrain from using Wikipedia or people’s opinions on personal blog sites). If you can find a really good clip from a nationally syndicated news broadcast or news program (e.g., Good Morning America) you may also use that, http://www.prweb.com/ is a good resource for finding press releases which also may be used. Another excellent source of scientific press articles is ScienceDaily (https://www.sciencedaily.com/) but keep in mind that their articles are largely just interviews with the authors of the original study and therefore might not fit the purpose of the current assignment. This paper MUST be a popular press article and not from a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Some examples of peer reviewed scholarly journals include: Nature, Science, The Lancet, New Scientist, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Some examples of popular press sources include: New York Times, Newsweek, Psychology Today, The Guardian. Carleton University provides a useful explanation for why these sources differ (https://library.carleton.ca/help/academic-journals-vs-popular-magazines-and-newspapers). It’s important to remember the popular press articles often report findings from scholarly articles, but may sometimes get the details wrong, or give an incorrect impression of the results.

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