You may read peer-reviewed journal articles from one or more areas of psychology and write a summary of the article. A list of some articles that might be of interest to you can be found here (use one of these): http://www.weber.edu/psychology/ResearchArticles.html
You will receive roughly 2.5 credits for each double-spaced page of the summary. Thus, a 2 page summary will be worth 5 credits, and a four page, double-spaced summary is worth 10 credits. Use 12 point font and 1 inch margins all around your paper. You can also, for example, write two, 2-paged summaries of different articles to receive all of your credits (each being worth 5 credits).
What should the summary include? Essentially, you want to summarize the main points of the article. Be sure to mention the central issue of the article (what were the researchers studying?), a basic summary of the research procedures used (how was their study conducted), the results of the study (what did they find), and the conclusions and/or implications from the study (what did they learn that was new). You should go in to appropriate depth for each topic depending on how long you want your paper to be. ALSO REMEMBER that cutting and pasting from the article is plagiarism and grounds for a 0 on the assignment or failure from the entire course. PUT THE IDEAS IN TO YOUR OWN WORDS. If you write research summaries for participation credits, please upload those summaries here. They must have minimal typographical errors.