Students will write a 5-6 double-spaced page review essay on an empirical research article. This essay is designed as an extension of the classroom learning experiences, as guidance for reading the scientific literature in a meaningful and efficient manner, and as preparation for submission of scientific articles, and thesis preparation. As the neuroscience background varies greatly, the assignments should be used as a guide to pursue the assignment topics at your individual level of understanding.
Articles chose for the review must be in press or published within the past three years. Students can choose among empirical articles (not review papers) from major journals on the list provided (from: https://www.scimagojr.com/journalrank.php?category=2802 (Links to an external site.), see below). Papers should be 5-6 pages, double-spaced, 12 Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins.
Article critiques should briefly summarize the main research questions, with the majority of the paper focused on your critique of the paper (strengths, limitations, future directions) and your reflection on the study topic. It is important that you not simply restate what the authors said in the manuscript but that you convey your own ideas about the article. This requires the integration of different knowledge areas in psychology – biological, cognitive, social, and affective with advanced knowledge of mental disorders and their mechanisms.
I want the paper to focus on Sleep health journal