providing a critique of the study.

Knowledge in the field of psychology and its subsequent understanding of human behavior is advanced through various forms of research.

In this assignment, you will locate and read a scholarly article based on empirical research related to the field of social psychology and provide a critique of the study.

An academic journal article review consists of both a summary and an evaluation of the article, addressing its strengths and weaknesses. You will briefly summarize the main arguments and findings and then assess the work’s contribution to the field as well as its readability, reliability, currency, possible bias, and usefulness.

Critique your chosen article considering the following points. 

Provide a complete citation for the article.

Objectives: What does the article set out to do? Does it accomplish that purpose effectively?

Theory: Is there an explicit theoretical framework? Are there important theoretical assumptions?

  • Concepts: What are the central social psychology concepts and are they clearly defined?
  • Argument: Are there specific hypotheses?
  • Method: What methods were employed to study the phenomena? Were they appropriate and effective?
  • Evidence: What evidence was used to support the findings?
  • Literature: How does the work integrate with other research in the field?
  • Contribution: Explain why you think this topic is of importance to the field of social psychology How well does the research advance the knowledge of the field? Is it useful? Does it have a practical application?
  • Readability: Was the article well written and organized with a good flow of logic? Was it understandable?
  • Currency: Is the article up-to-date and insync with the current research and technology in the field?
  • Bias: Is the article objective and analytical or does it have obvious blind spots, hidden agendas, or bias?
  • Conclusion: Do you agree or disagree with the author’s conclusions? Why or why not.