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PSY315 - Psychology of Prejudice & the Minority Experience - Campbell
Welcome to the research guide for PSY315: Psychology of Prejudice & the Minority Experience with Dr. Campbell. This course guide was designed to help you complete your research projects.
Instructions from Professor Campbell about your assignments are provided below:
Literature Review (Individual) OR Prejudice Intervention Paper (Group)
Literature Review. This project will give you an opportunity to explore in detail some specific aspect of the psychology of prejudice (e.g. weight bias in academia). You should choose a specific topic that appeals to your interests and develop a well-thought out and coherent synopsis of the current state of research surrounding the topic. The final literature review in APA format should be roughly 6-10 pages in length and must contain citations from at least six (>2000) PSYCHOLOGY journal articles (e.g. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Applied Social Psychology).
Topic Proposal: Before writing your final paper, you will need to submit a one page proposal describing your review topic idea, along with a 3-6 page summary of three relevant research articles (including an APA reference page).
Prejudice Intervention Paper. This project will allow your group (2-3 people) to apply some of the theories and research that we have discussed throughout the semester to solve a real-world problem related to prejudice. Although you do not have to actually carry out this intervention, your idea should be feasible (e.g. cost, time). Your goal is to propose an intervention that is designed to prevent or reduce prejudice in a specific population (pre-school children) and/or situation (business setting). You have a lot of leeway in selecting your topic and targets, but make sure that they are as specific as possible and clearly identified in your paper. The first part of your paper will be a literature review where you must clearly review and discuss the theory and research that your plan will be based upon. The second part of your paper should be a formal proposal where you explain in detail your idea, method, timeframe, population, and evaluation methods. You need to make sure that you specifically state how each step of your plan is justified based on the research and theory discussed in the first part of your paper. The final intervention plan in APA format should be roughly 8-10 pages in length and must contain citations from at least four (>2000) PSYCHOLOGY journal articles (e.g. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Applied Social Psychology).
Topic Proposal: Before writing your final paper, groups will need to submit a one-page proposal which includes a detailed overview of your intervention idea, including your general plan, population, and setting; as well as a 3-6 paged summary of two relevant research articles (including an APA reference page).
Additional information regarding the writing format of an APA literature review/proposal and the grading rubric is available on the class website and D2L. You must turn in a hard copy of your reviews/proposals to me and submit an electronic version to the Turnitin Anti-plagiarism assignment folder on D2L. After we return from fall break, you can earn a 2% bonus for each week that you turn in your paper early.