Psychology in the News
For this assignment, you will compile a portfolio of media objects and reflection papers.
To complete this assignment, you will need to select five recent (within the past six months) media items. These can be magazine articles, newspaper articles, advertisements, commercials, radio broadcasts, or television news stories. For audio or visual items describe the item as closely as possible (e.g., by transcribing the script of a radio ad) or include a link to the item.
For each item, include a brief essayone to two pages, double-spaced typingon the connections between the media item and material from the course text or class. Its essential to focus on the connections between the media item and psychological theories or research evidence.
For each item, search the library database using relevant keywords for your topic for at least one peer-reviewed article to support your ideas. Psychology cuts across many disciplines so feel free to explore journals in other areas such as business, education, health, and criminal justice.