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Table&of&Contents& & & *Introduction& & *Field&Guide& & *Genre&Investigation& & *Proposal&for&Change& & *Interview&Summary&1& & *Interview&Transcript&1& & *Interview&Summary&2& & *Interview&Transcript&2& & *Works&Cited&


What%to%Expect% % Psychology%is%one%of%the%most%popular%majors%to%take%on%in%the%college%world.%% As%there%are%many%pros%to%engaging%in%such%material,%there%are%also%some%flaws%that% we%encounter%along%the%way%that%I%want%to%address.%%Courses%in%psychology%are%easily% liked%and%popular%and%sometimes%these%courses%can%get%snatched%away%a%little%too% quickly%at%times.%%We%will%discuss%ways%in%which%you%can%avoid%this%from%happening% once%you%start%enrolling%in%your%favorite%psychology%courses.% The%genre%investigation%takes%a%look%at%some%key%pieces%students%have%to%work% with%when%they%take%psychology%courses.%%These%genres%exist%in%every%course%you%will% take%during%your%college%experience.%%In%my%genre%investigation,%I%analyze%and% compare/contrast%the%genres%I%chose.%%This%section%will%give%you%the%insight%necessary% to%maintain%good%standings%with%your%professors%and%classmates%in%your%university% classes.% One%of%my%absolute%favorite%sections%in%this%portfolio%is%the%field%guide.%%This% serves%as%a%cheat%sheet%for%students%to%resort%back%to%in%case%they%forget%how%to% perform%a%task%in%their%major.%%Every%aspect%of%the%field%guide%is%a%visual% representation%so%it%is%easy%to%understand%and%quick%to%interpret%and%view.%%With%a% variety%of%different%tools%to%help%strengthen%your%knowledge,%the%field%guide%is%a%piece% that%should%be%at%the%front%of%each%binder,%that%way%you%always%have%it%handy%when% you%need%it.%


This%portfolio%has%all%of%the%tools%that%any%psychology%major%could%need%and%it% acts%as%a%resource%to%look%back%on%if%needed.%%By%reading%this,%students%will%develop%a% greater%understanding%of%what%is%expected%of%them,%as%well%as%a%deeper%knowledge% into%the%psychology%major.%%Each%element%of%the%portfolio%serves%a%different%purpose,% which%ensures%the%quality%of%this%piece.%%The%psychology%major%is%dense%and%complex,% but%this%portfolio%covers%every%in%and%out%you%need%to%know.%%I%hope%you%enjoy%your% journey%as%you%dive%into%the%next%four%years%as%a%psychology%major%at%the%University%of% Denver.%


Field&Guide& & The&field&guide&is&used&as&a&cheat&sheet&for&the&Psychology&Major.&&It&gives&an& overview&of&useful&resources&to&use,&as&well&as&the&most&important&elements&to& this&major.&&Having&easy&access&to&top&resources&for&your&courses&will&allow&you&to& be&prepared&for&the&next&assignment&or&research&project.&&It&is&also&pivotal&to& understand&basic&vocabulary&in&psychology&to&keep&up&with&what&professors&are& teaching&in&class.&&This&field&guide&will&be&the&guide&to&refer&back&to&when&you&need& to&remember&basic&concepts.& & &

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• Design& • Participants& • Apparatus& • Procedure&

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Genre!Investigation! ! In!order!to!have!a!clear!understanding!and!grasp!of! what!is!expected!in!the!psychology!major,!reviewing!critical!pieces!of!examples!of! text!within!that!major!are!important!to!look!at.!!Some!of!these!pieces!of!writing! include!professional!journal!articles,!syllabi!outlining!the!rules!and!expectations!of!a! course!along!with!a!schedule!of!homework!submissions,!and!student!produced! power!points!that!demonstrate!types!of!research!projects!that!will!be!required!to! complete.!!Just!knowing!the!expectations!of!a!major!is!not!the!point!of!this!genre! investigation,!rather!we!are!critically!analyzing!each!genre!to!figure!out!what!type!of! social!action!is!being!presented,!rhetorical!situations!that!these!genres!create,!and! the!way!they!meet!audiences!expectations.!!This!just!names!a!few!goals!of!genre! within!the!psychology!major!and!this!is!what!to!expect!when!reading!through!the! genre!investigation.!!! Genre!theory!has!an!active!focus!on!writing!as!a!social!action!in!response!to!a! certain!setting.!!Genre!theory!summarizes!research!and!theory!and!applies!it!in!a! simplified!and!easily!understood!way.!!Making!connections!between!specific!genres! is!an!important!tool!to!understanding!the!way!writing!works!and!how!it!intertwines.!! Writing!and!research!often!go!together,!and!genres!within!that!research!tend!to!be! the!basis!of!understanding!the!topic!at!hand.!!Genres!can!take!a!variety!of!different! forms,!which!helps!both!the!reader!and!the!writer!develop!a!clearer!focus!and!gain! knowledge!from!what!they!just!analyzed.!!It!is!important!to!incorporate!

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genres!within!research!to!not!only!have!multiple!sources!of! information,!but!also!to!provide!different!perspectives!on!the! research!one!is!investigating.!!Multiple!examples!give!a! unique!touch!to!the!research!that!you!would!not!initially!discover!in!writing!alone.!! According!to!audiences,!all!texts!are!social!and!have!social!functions.!!That!is!to!say,! adding!social!and!visual!genres!to!any!piece!of!writing!will!be!appealing!to!an! audience.!!Genre!is!a!result!of!social!action,!and!the!purpose!of!the!way!the!rhetorical! discourse!is!expressed!to!the!audience!is!the!same.!!The!style!that!the!writer!takes!on! to!express!this!discourse!must!match!up!with!the!rhetorical!practices!of!the!audience! for!it!to!make!sense.!!This!rhetorical!expression!must!cater!to!the!way!the!audience! creates!and!interprets!the!discourse.!!By!examining!genres!such!as!syllabi,!power! points,!and!professional!journal!articles,!genre!theory!is!helpful!for!understanding! writing!and!research!in!psychology.! !

A!syllabus!is!one!of!the!key!aspects!of!a!college!course!and!most!professors!

are!required!to!create!one.!!They!list!out!the!homework!assignments!expected!and! on!the!dates!they!are!due,!along!with!dates!of!exams!and!essay!submissions.!! Students!are!generally!grateful!to!have!a!syllabus!for!each!class!because!it!helps!with! organization!and!it!allows!students!to!achieve!the!highest!level!of!productivity.!! When!viewing!the!start!of!a!professor’s!syllabi!for!their!Research!Methods!class,!it!is! very!noticeable!that!they!have!a!PhD!because!it!is!listed!at!the!top!of!the!first!page! next!to!their!name.!!This!initially!provides!a!power!structure!to!the!rest!of!this! syllabus!because!they!have!stated!their!authority!in!the!beginning!stages.!!

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Listing!their!name,!office!hours,!email,!and!phone!number! gives!an!organized!and!structured!layout!to!the!syllabus.!! When!scrolling!through!the!remainder!of!the!syllabus,!you! will!notice!that!they!list!each!upcoming!section,!which!provides!a!title!so!the!student! knows!what!the!section!will!consist!of.!!The!idea!of!a!syllabus!is!to!let!students!know! exactly!what!is!expected!of!them!so!they!know!what!they!are!able!to!do!and!what!is! prohibited.!!It!also!answers!any!questions!that!a!student!might!have!so!it!can!save! both!the!student!and!the!professor’s!time.!!! There!are!occurrences!within!this!syllabus!that!have!words!bolded,!which! stresses!an!important!and!often!misunderstood!policy.!!This!not!only!makes!the!rule! more!noticeable!to!students!who!are!reading!through!the!syllabus,!but!it!supports! the!ethos!of!the!professor.!!The!diction!and!rhetoric!is!formal!and!elaborate,!which! specifies!the!structure!that!this!course!takes!and!the!disposition!that!the!professor! might!possess.!!You!will!also!see!that!each!section!has!dense!amounts!of!writing!with! long!complete!sentences.!!Some!of!the!words!within!these!sentences!are!necessary! to!get!the!idea!across!but!often!more!than!not,!the!sections!contain!“fluff�!words! that!are!there!to!add!length.!!This!can!be!a!negative!affect!to!this!syllabus!because! students!are!more!likely!going!to!respond!and!comprehend!better!to!a!syllabus!that! is!short,!exact,!and!to!the!point.!!I!would!also!like!to!point!out!that!professors!are! required!to!list!a!section!at!the!end!of!each!syllabus!that!states!the!guidelines!for! disabilities.!!!

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When!originally!viewing!the!syllabi!for!Foundations!of! Psychological!Science,!it!is!observed!that!the!professor!has! obtained!a!PhD!in!the!profession!of!psychology!and!that! supports!their!ethos!for!the!course!they!are!instructing.!!The!goals!of!the!course!are! very!helpful!to!an!overview!of!the!information!that!would!be!discussed!throughout! the!semester.!!The!professor!discusses!the!course!requirements!in!their!syllabus,!but! there!is!not!a!great!deal!of!specific!information!provided.!!This!can!leave!openTended! questions!that!the!student!might!have,!along!with!potential!confusion!on!what!is! expected.!!The!grading!scale!was!very!accurate!and!to!the!point!on!what!is!required! to!receive!the!grade!desired.!!The!professor!follows!a!points!system!with!each!grade! falling!under!the!category!of!how!many!points!a!student!has!earned.!!As!in!most! syllabi,!academic!honesty!and!accommodations!are!listed!with!the!idea!to!reinforce! how!critical!they!are!in!maintaining!a!good!standing!within!the!class.!!Finally,!on!the! back!of!the!syllabus!is!the!course!schedule,!which!gives!an!overview!of!the!daily! activities.!!Detailed!information!about!what!is!due!on!the!specified!dates!is!critical!for! the!correct!completion!of!the!assignment.!!This!expectation!also!stands!for!the! exams!listed!in!the!syllabus.!!Comprehensive!clarification!on!the!required!texts!for! exams!is!crucial!for!the!maintenance!of!a!student’s!full!potential.!!The!simple!diction! in!this!syllabus!made!it!simple!to!grasp!the!rules!and!guidelines!of!this!psychology! course.!!! !

One!of!the!key!pieces!studied!in!psychology!classes!across!many!universities!

are!professional!Empirical!Journal!Articles.!!Many!psychologists!with!PhDs!

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review!and!write!these!articles!for!topics!of!discussion,!along! with!analyzing!research!that!is!important!to!understand!for!a! psychology!major.!!Many!psychology!courses!require! students!to!complete!literary!analyses!on!empirical!journal!articles!so!they!develop!a! clearer!understanding!of!the!ongoing!and!new!research!that!is!being!conducted! within!their!field!of!study.!!Most!psychology!journal!articles!have!primary!research,! methods,!findings,!and!measures!sections!because!most!of!these!articles!are! experimental!articles!discussing!the!process!of!an!investigation!and!the!data!that! came!out!of!it.!!It!is!important!to!emphasize!that!the!acknowledgement!sections!of! these!empirical!journal!articles!gives!appreciation!and!thanks!to!the!people!that! participated!in!the!research!conducted,!and!provided!the!information!and!data!that! was!necessary!to!discover.!!The!two!goals!of!the!study!in!this!particular!article!by! Julianne!C.!Turner,!Pamela!K.!Thorpe!and!Debra!K.!Meyer,!were!to!identify!patterns! of!motivation!and!affect!as!reported!by!upper!elementary!students!in!math!and!to! test!a!mediated!model!of!goal!orientations!and!outcomes.!!In!this!study,!upper! elementary!math!students!were!evaluated!in!Pennsylvania!on!the!individual’s! achievement!goals!as!predictors!of!belief!and!behavior.!!The!rhetorical!structure!of! this!empirical!journal!article!is!complex!and!dense,!which!indicates!the!type!of!writing! styles!most!psychologists!are!required!to!possess.!!It!can!be!concluded!that!this! empirical!journal!article!was!written!for!either!graduate!level!psychology!students!or! psychologists!themselves.!!Initially!viewing!this!second!empirical!journal!article,!the! rhetoric!style!and!diction!are!very!formally!presented!to!the!reader.!!This!

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consists!of!long!and!complicated!wording!along!with!regular! occurrences!of!citation.!!Most!empirical!journal!articles!in!the! field!of!psychology!have!a!literature!review!section!that! analyzes!and!discusses!specific!findings!that!are!of!the!most!importance!to!the!study.!! Normally,!empirical!journal!articles!are!required!to!be!formal!and!reviewed!and! written!by!some!of!the!best!professionals!in!that!field!of!study.!!These!empirical! journal!articles!often!occur!in!university!settings!as!well!as!professional!settings! because!students!review!and!critically!analyze!them,!and!professionals!generally! write!them.!!This!is!illustrates!of!how!both!reading!and!writing!work!closely!together! in!the!psychology!field.! !

Power!points!are!a!common!source!for!presenting!central!information!in!any!

course!on!a!college!level.!!Students!often!resort!to!using!this!tactic!as!a!simple!form! of!communication!between!themselves!and!their!audience.!!Power!point! presentations!are!not!meant!to!be!elaborate!and!heavy!worded,!rather!they!exist!to! get!information!across!in!the!simplest!and!easily!understood!way.!!These!studentT processed!projects!are!designed!to!be!visually!exciting!for!an!audience!because!it! changes!the!way!typical!findings!would!be!presented.!!Adding!images!and!videos!to! power!points!along!with!attractive!backgrounds!is!what!makes!this!option!of!writing! attractive!to!college!students.!!Psychology!power!point!presentations!are!designed! to!illustrate!findings!in!research!and!the!methods!and!measurements!used!to!obtain! the!information.!!This!allows!these!specific!presentations!to!consist!of!more!graphs! and!data!versus!multiple!sentences!and!words.!!This!not!only!makes!it!more!

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engaging!for!an!audience,!but!visually!learning!from!a!graph,! data!table,!or!image!about!a!psychological!topic!allows!it!to! be!simply!understood.!!! The!first!power!point!genre!is!about!memory!span.!!This!presentation!has! organized!sections!that!also!follow!the!guidelines!of!what!is!expected!in!a! psychology!power!point.!!The!elements!included!are!an!introduction,!methods!of! going!about!the!research,!results!from!the!findings,!and!a!conclusion!putting!all!of! the!information!into!a!summarized!form.!!The!writing!within!this!presentation!is!short! and!critical!to!the!understanding!of!the!topic.!!This!particular!student!did!this! correctly!in!that!they!left!out!unnecessary!words!and!only!kept!in!the!ones!that! matter.!!You!could!call!this!kind!of!writing!style!bullet!pointing.!!Power!point! presentations!are!syllabi!both!show!information!in!an!organized!way!and!they!give! information!that!is!straight!to!the!point!and!conveys!what!the!audience!needs!to! know.!!It!is!simple,!making!it!more!appealing!for!students!and!professors!to!read,! while!also!being!short!and!sweet!and!conveying!the!crucial!topics.!!! The!main!goal!of!this!second!studentTproduced!power!point!is!to!present! information!on!specific!types!of!behavior!such!as!antisocial!behavior.!!Social!action!is! incorporated!in!this!genre!as!it!discusses!social!behavior!within!individuals!and!the! effects!of!this!social!behavior.!!Like!many!produced!presentations!in!a!psychology! course,!this!genre!has!an!explicit!section!titled!as!goals,!which!provide!a!map!of!what! wants!to!get!accomplished!during!the!research!process.!!Audiences!of!this!genre! would!expect!to!be!presented!with!findings!on!social!behavior,!along!with!

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treatment!options.!!It!would!also!be!predictable!that!this! power!point!presentation!is!simple!and!visually!stimulating! so!the!audience!stays!engaged.!!This!power!point! presentation!in!particular!has!slides!that!are!short!and!powerful,!but!it!also!lacks!in! areas!because!other!slides!have!too!much!wording!and!not!enough!visual! alternatives.!!It!would!be!standard!for!an!audience!to!expect!more!data! representations!and!graphs!of!the!research!collected!instead!of!sentences!about!the! findings.!!! !

All!three!of!these!specific!genres!provide!insight!on!what!to!expect!within!the!

psychology!major!itself!and!the!way!in!which!both!students!and!professionals!go! about!writing.!!Social!actions!exist!in!each!of!these!genres!that!make!them!both! convenient!and!useful!with!achieving!communication!at!the!highest!level!in!the! university.!!Syllabi,!power!point!presentations,!and!empirical!journal!articles!all!are! created!in!a!structured!and!organized!setting.!!For!the!psychology!major!specifically,! power!point!presentations!and!empirical!journal!articles!are!structured!to!discuss! important!elements!of!psychological!research!such!as!methods,!findings,! measurements!etc.!!Each!visual!presentation!of!this!information!is!either!formal!or! short!and!critical.!!All!genres!illustrate!ethos!because!the!individual(s)!producing!the! final!product!have!to!obtain!some!kind!of!knowledge!about!the!topic!of!discussion! for!they!are!writing!about!it!in!either!a!syllabus,!power!point,!or!empirical!journal! article.!!The!diction!and!rhetorical!situation!for!each!genre!depends!on!the!audience! that!is!at!hand!and!it!is!either!complicated!diction!or!simple,!and!the!

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rhetorical!situation!is!the!student!or!the!professional!writing.!!These!genres!are!the! best!examples!of!how!to!expect!to!write!within!the!psychology!major!and!how!to! interpret!the!information!you!read!as!well.! ! !

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Proposal(for(Change(( ! It!has!become!

would!be!to!give!students!who!have!

very!apparent!that!one!of!the!key!

declared!a!major!in!psychology!priority!

issues!within!the!psychology!

over!other!students!to!get!into!the!

department!and!major!is!being!given!

courses!they!need!to!graduate!(on!

priority!over!all!other!students!when!it!

time).!!!

comes!to!enrolling!in!the!required!

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courses.!!As!a!psychology!major,!I!have!

ones!to!notify!to!get!a!solution!to!this!

discovered!that!the!intro!(introduction!

problem!that!has!been!affecting!

instead!of!intro)!to!psychology!classes!

multiple!students!within!the!DU!

are!very!appealing!and!interesting!to!

psychology!department.!!One!of!the!

all!students!because!of!the!nature!of!

better!ways!to!make!sure!students!get!

the!curriculum.!!The!problem!here!is!

registered!for!their!required!classes!

that!most!students!who!are!not!even!

over!students!not!declared!a!

psychology!majors!register!for!these!

psychology!major!is!to!talk!to!

courses,!and!then!when!it!comes!time!

professors!who!are!instructing!these!

for!major!students!to!register,!some!

courses,!or!advising!because!they!are!

do!not!get!the!chance!to!enroll!in!

in!charge!of!the!whole!registration!

those!courses!because!they!are!filled!

process!and!the!maximum!limit!for!

and!closed.!!The!proposal!for!change!

class!size.!!Letting!these!

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Faculty!and!advisors!are!the!

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people!know!that!

major!is!more!interesting!to!other!

priority!should!be!set!in!

students!than!others!most!of!the!time.!!

place!so!major!students!

Since!the!basic!psychology!classes!are!

have!the!opportunity!

usually!larger!than!most!other!courses,!

they!need!is!important!for!fairness!and!

fitting!in!a!few!more!students!should!

on!time!completion!of!the!courses!

not!be!an!issue.!!!

required.!!! !

Many!students!would!argue!

The!solution!to!require!a!major! priority!for!the!psychology!major!is!the!

that!these!classes!are!elective!credits!

best!option!because!it!still!allows!every!

and!they!are!interesting!and!engaging!

student!in!the!DU!community!to!take!

so!everyone!should!get!the!chance!to!

the!classes!they!are!interested!in!and!

experience!these!unique!courses.!!

enjoy,!but!it!ensures!that!the!declared!

Always!allowing!psychology!majors!the!

majors!are!registered!in!the!course!

opportunity!to!take!these!classes!over!

first.!!Contacting!major!advisors!and!

everyone!else!is!no!different!than!

talking!with!the!professors!of!the!

giving!that!major!priority!to!any!other!

course!insure!that!students!with!a!

majors.!!The!difference!is!more!people!

declared!psychology!major!get!

enjoy!basic!psychology!classes!then!

registered!in!the!classes!first!that!they!

they!would!basic!physics,!business,!or!

need!in!order!to!get!the!required!

chemistry!classes!per!say.!!This!then!

credits!to!graduate.!!!

can!make!it!unfair!for!students!with! the!declared!majors!because!their!

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Making!this!issue!known!to! faculty!and!the!advising!

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office!is!necessary!for! all!students!to!be! treated!fairly.!!If!there! was!no!major!priority,! how!are!students!with!a!declared! psychology!major!guaranteed!to!get! into!the!classes!they!need!before!they! get!closed!from!other!students! enrollment?!!This!proposal!is!the!key!to! fixing!this!issue!and!it!also!puts! responsibility!on!the!students!to! contact!the!professionals!that!are!in! charge!of!getting!this!proposal!in! action!and!getting!the!students! enrolled!that!need!to!before!other! students.!!!

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Interview)1)Summary) ) My)first)interview)focused)on)what)professors)assign)in)their)psychology)classes)as) far)as)writing)is)concerned.))The)interview)I)conducted)was)with)a)past)professor)I) had)and)they)talked)about)how)in)psychology)the)types)of)writing)they)perform) include)lab)reports,)literature)reviews,)and)responding)to)empirical)journal)articles.)) There)is)more)writing)involved)in)psychology)the)higher)up)you)get)but)for)most) undergraduate)college)courses,)these)are)the)types)of)writing)students)do.))Many) students)in)psychology)write)in)APA)style)in)their)courses)and)they)are)taught)to)be) efficient)and)actively)in)their)writing.))Scientific)writing)has)a)particular)structure)that) must)be)followed)and)students)have)to)figure)out)how)their)writing)and)ideas)fit)with) the)scientific)studies)they)are)researching.))Psychology)values)empirical)research)that) others)can)replicate)and)find)either)the)same)data)or)different)and)also)quantitative) research.))Correcting)articles)for)review)can)take)up)to)a)few)months)or)years)in)the) field)of)psychology.)


Interview)2)Summary) ) ) The)second)interview)focused)primarily)on)the)types)of)writing)students)complete)in) the)psychology)major.))In)classes)such)as)research)methods,)students)write)about)an) experiment)and)a)study)along)with)the)methods)involved,)outlining)the)background) literature)in)that)area.))Students)often)times)read)research)articles)in)a)class)and)then) somehow)incorporate)the)information)they)have)understood)into)their)papers)or) reports.))Most)audiences)for)students)writing)in)psychology)are)typically)people)in) the)psychology)field)or)people)who)are)interested)in)reading)up)on)studies)and) research.))The)audience)in)this)field)is)interested)in)finding)out)why)the)topic)is) important)and)how)it)contributes)to)the)workings)of)the)psychology)field)as)a)whole.)) The)best)advice)that)this)student)gave)to)incoming)students)is)to)really)understand) how)to)read)a)research)article)in)psychology.))Reading)these)articles)gives)students)a) good)idea)of)the)types)of)writing)that)occur)in)psychology.))The)literature)in) psychology)is)so)much)different)then)other)fields)so)students)should)start)early)so) they)understand)better.)))


Interview)2)Transcribed) ) Me:)What)types)of)writing)do)you)do)most)often)for)classes)in)your)major?) ) Amber:)It)depends…)Um)so)for)my)research)methods)class,)Ive)written)psychology) research)papers,)so)with)an)introduction)basically)outlining)the)background)of)the) literature)in)that)area,)methods,)what)happened)in)the)study…)))So)basically)writing) about)an)experiment)or)a)study.))And)then)there)is)the)results,)the)statistics,)and)a) discussion)about)explaining)what)you)found)and)why)you)found)what)you)did.))Um) but)in)other)classes)I)have)written)mostly)like)on)a)particular)topic)in)psychology.))So) for)my)child)development)class,)we)wrote)about)something)in)my)childhood)that) affected)who)I)was)today,)but)I)used)different)literature,)so)I)looked)at)literature) involving)coping)skills)and)I)incorporated)that)into)my)paper.))I)think)it)just)kind)of) depends)on)the)type)of)class)but)mostly)reading)research)articles)in)psychology)and) then)incorporating)and)encompassing)that)in)a)paper.) ) Me:)Ok)awesome!))Who)do)you)imagine)as)your)audience)when)you)do)these)types)of) writing,)and)how)would)you)characterize)that)audience,)like)what)do)they)value?) ) Amber:))So)for)my)audience)I’m)typically)writing)for)someone)in)the)psychology)field,) they)don’t)have)to)be)in)the)psychology)field,)basically)trying)to)make)it)as)simple)as) possible)so)people)that)don’t)know)about)that)topic)can)understand)the)topic.))Their) values?) ) Me:))Maybe)what)they)are)looking)for)in)your)writing…) ) Amber:)they)would)expect)learning)more)about)why)this)topic)is)important)and)what) other)researchers)have)done)in)that)areas)and)I)guess)they)would)probably)be) looking)to)just)get)a)general)understanding)of)what)is)going)on)and)what)has)been) done.))


Works&Cited& & http://decipheringthebrain.com/neurons82/& & http://www.adinkra.org/htmls/adinkra/mmere.htm& & http://psychology.about.com/od/careersinpsychology/tp/psychology8career8 trends.htm& & Forensicpsychology.net& & forensicpsychologyonline.com& & psychcentral.com& & owl.english.purdue.edu& & http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/psychology/types.html& & http://creativecommons.org/choose/& & DePrince,&Anne.&Personal&interview.&18&April,&2013.&& & Morse,&Amber.&Personal&interview.&24&April,&2013.&

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