Psychology Annotated Bibliography

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Psychology Annotated Bibliography

What is an annotated bibliography?

An annotated bibliography is a list of references with the addition of a concise summary

of the work. In some case you may also be asked to include an additional component

such as how you might use the information you have found to add or elaborate on your

own work or your critique of the article.

Note, although there are variations in the content of the annotated bibliography,you

should follow the precise directions given by below.

 

General American Psychological Association (APA) format (for most APA assignments):

You will be required to follow the APA format based on the 7th edition of the APA

Publication Manual.

General APA Formatting and Style

Important stylistic requirements include double spacing, 2.54cm margins on all sides and

an appropriate font such as 12 pt. Times New Roman font for easy readability. You will

also include an APA formatted title page. Note, the 7th e of the APA publication manual

only requires pages numbers as the heading for student papers and assignments.

Other stylistic requirements and samples of papers as well as a reference and citation

guide can be found on the Purdue Owl site using the link below.

https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html

 

Current Assignment: Annotated Bibliography

 

For the current assignment you will provide a summary of each of three (3) peer-

reviewed journal articles related to a focused topic. Each student will choose a topic

that interests themselves (it is much easier to be excited about your own topics). The

topic will be the based on the course material and will be subject to instructor

approval.

 

Note: See Purdue Owl for additional examples and explanations.

https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to set up/prepare the annotated bibliography:

 

I. Title page: Include a page number at the top of every page. Be sure to include all the necessary information, title, name, course, institution, instructor,

date (this can be found on the Purdue Owl site in the link above)

 

2. The bibliography and annotation:

Your annotated bibliography will be done in three parts.

Part a.) The reference. The reference is formatted in standard APA style.

Specific formatting:

– the first line is hanging (1.27 cm). This is done by clicking on the

bottom right corner of the paragraph toolbar in Word (next page)

 

 

– Choose hanging from the drop down menu in indentation

 

– use either a Doi or URL to identify your source (** Please note, the DOis

considered as a relatively permanent identification and should be used if available. If it is

not available, you may then use the URL).

 

Do not include the server (e.g. EBSCO) or the institution name in the URL. Only individuals

with access to your library would be able to locate the article on the site.

** APA suggest not using databases as they do change and others will not be able to

access the source through the database. Instead, if a DOI is not available, you may a)

reference the article as a print article or, b) use the homepage URL if available in another

source (in other words, you may have to do a web search of the article by title or by

author to locate it outside of the database).

 

 

 

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Below you will find an example of a reference with a DOI and one with a URL

Comeau, W.L., Lee, K., & Weinberg, J. (2015). Prenatal alcohol exposure and adolescent

stress produce increased sensitivity to stress and gonadal hormone influences on

cognition in adult female rats. Physiology & Behavior, 6(1), 23-33.

doi:016/j.physbeh.2015.02.033

 

Comeau, W.L., Lee, K., & Weinberg, J. (2015). Prenatal alcohol exposure and adolescent

stress produce increased sensitivity to stress and gonadal hormone influences on

cognition in adult female rats. Physiology & Behavior, 6(1), 23-33.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4484318/?report=classic

Part b) Write a summary of the article after each reference. The summary must be in

your own words and not simply an alteration of the article abstract. Refrain from

paraphrasing in a summary (summarize the content in your own words) and do not

simply alter words or reorganize a sentence – this would be a form of plagiarism and a

serious offense. Note, it is not necessary to cite in an annotated bibliography as you

have already acknowledged the source of information/ideas.

 

The formatting of the paragraphs must follow APA format and may either be flush left

with or without the first line being indented – NOT hanging. If indenting, the indent

should be an additional 2 spaces from the reference to provide separation.

 

Part c) In a second paragraph explain how you will use the article in your presentation.

You may be using only sections of the article in your presentation of perhaps just a

graph to provide a visual illustration for your audience.

 

Below you will see an example of the complete annotated bibliography of one of the

three references. Repeat these instructions for all your articles, being sure to alphabetize

the references.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comeau, W.L., Lee, K., & Weinberg, J. (2015). Prenatal alcohol exposure and adolescent

stress produce increased sensitivity to stress and gonadal hormone influences on

cognition in adult female rats. Physiology & Behavior, 6(1), 23-33.

doi:016/j.physbeh.2015.02.033

This article discusses research in rats that show alcohol consumption during pregnancy

has long-term consequences for their young. More specifically, the article discussed the

impact of alcohol on physiological function that influence all types of behaviour in

adulthood, including performance on tasks linked to higher-order functions like problem

solving. In addition, changes in the stress response system were linked to alter social

behaviour in adolescent and adult rats. These findings highlight the potentially

devastating impact of a mother’s alcohol use during pregnancy and importance of

abstinence for the developing fetus.

I will use this paper in the introduction of my presentation to discuss how unborn

children may be exposed to alcohol. I will also use the information to show the different

behaviors that might be changed if the child was exposed to alcohol at different stages of

development. Finally, this paper offers a great chart that can be used to show how early

alcohol exposure can be diagnosed in children and adults.

 

3. Submitting your assignment:

Submit your annotated bibliography as a word document into Canvas. Do not submit a PDF.