Items attached: Instructions Study analysis template The article that I chose  Rubric 6 Running Head: STUDY ANALYSIS Title of the

Items attached:


Study analysis template

The article that I chose 




Title of the paper




In the abstract you should:

· Identify the article that you have selected from the list of articles provided on Canvas

· Paraphrase the main points of the article

· Identify how many experiments this article has (some may only have 1 experiment and some may have up to 4 different experiments in one paper) and state which experiment (e.g., Experiment 1 or Experiment 2) that you will be analyzing

Title of the Paper

This section should be your introduction. Things that you should include:

· Introduce the topic of the paper

· Why do you think this is an important topic to study?

· Which of the 7 modern perspectives do you think this research falls under?

· What is the research question in this experiment?

Literature Review

In this section you should summarize the introduction and/or literature review. This section should include prior work that has been done in the area.


Identify participants and procedures and explain how the research was conducted. For example, did they bring participants into a laboratory? What were the independent variables in their study (i.e., the variables that were manipulated by the experimenter(s)); what was the dependent variable (i.e., the variable that was measured by the experimenter(s))?


The results section in the paper that you are analyzing will have a graph. Interpret the graph and explain how it answers the research question(s). hint: the x-axis—bottom of the graph—should display the independent variables (different groups) and the y-axis—side of the graph—should display the dependent variable (what was measured).


Review the discussion section in the paper that you are analyzing. Discuss the main significance of these findings and also include any limitations in the experiment.

Follow-up Experiment

In this section, describe how you would extend the research. Now that you know the results of this experiment, what is another important research question that should be answered? Be sure that you research question is specific with a new independent variable or variables that you would manipulate/control and new dependent variable or variables that you would measure. It is not a new original research question if you just change the sample from men to women or just change the age range.

Proposed Method

In this section, explain who your participants will be (i.e., who will you use to collect your data in order to answer your research question?). What are your independent variables? dependent variable(s)? How will you conduct your research? (refer back to the method/procedure section in the paper that you analyzed to help clarify how to write this section).

Expected Results

Explain how you would expect your results to turn out (e.g., your hypothesis) and also show these hypothetical results on a graph. For example, if my research question was:
does caffeine enhance memory? I would have my independent variable (amount of caffeine—I would have given one group of participants a high dose of caffeine and one group of participants a low dose of caffeine) on the x-axis and my dependent variable (memory performance—I would give both groups the same memory test after their caffeine intake to see which group did better) on my y-axis. If I expected the results to show that caffeine enhanced memory, my graph would look like this:

Overall Discussion

Complete the paper with a conclusion. For example, restate the general topic of the analyzed study. Explain how your follow-up experiment builds on the analyzed study. Why was your research question important? Why did you expect the see the hypothetical results that you demonstrated in your graph? Are there any follow-up research questions that you could have asked concerning this topic?

In your final paragraph, describe how this project has helped your understanding of how research is conducted in the field of psychology.


Carpenter, S. K., Wilford, M. M., Kornell, N., & Mullaney, K. M. (2013). Appearances can be

deceiving: instructor fluency increases perceptions of learning without increasing actual learning.
Psychonomic bulletin & review, 20(6), 1350-1356.

Farrelly, D., Clemson, P., & Guthrie, M. (2016). Are Women’s Mate Preferences for Altruism

Also Influenced by Physical Attractiveness?.
Evolutionary Psychology, 14(1), 659-672.

Finn, B., Roediger III, H. L., & Rosenzweig, E. (2012). Reconsolidation from negative

emotional pictures: Is successful retrieval required?.
Memory & cognition, 40(7), 1031-1045.

Major, B., Hunger, J. M., Bunyan, D. P., & Miller, C. T. (2014). The ironic effects of weight

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 51, 74-80.

Mather, M., & Carstensen, L. L. (2005). Aging and motivated cognition: The positivity effect in

attention and memory.
Trends in cognitive sciences, 9(10), 496-502.

^^^These are the citations for each article in the list. Make sure to only include the study that you analyzed in your reference section & add any other references that you use in your paper!

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