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Psychology : Introduction

A library research guide for students of Introduction to Psychology and Social Psychology.

Empirical Studies vs. Abstracts

Empirical Studies--

  • Are primary source pieces of peer-reviewed research where original data have been collected, analyzed, and interpreted  
  • Follow a specific format with subheadings labeled Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and References


  • Are one-paragraph summaries of research studies that appear at the beginning of an empirical study

Psychology 550

Interventions Art/Music Installation 2011

40th Aniversary of the Academy Library "Interventions" Event

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Scholarly Article


Subject Guide

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