Discussion 3

Articles to read: 

https://www-jneurosci-org.ezproxy.snhu.edu/content/29/38/11993.full

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/the-cheesy-secret-behind-successful-decision-making-841419.html

Video to watch:

Questions

  • How did the authors of the peer-reviewed journal article summarize their own work versus the journalist’s summary in the popular media article?
  • Imagine you are summarizing a peer-reviewed journal article for a general audience. To avoid the oversights in the popular media article, what one major point would you ensure was communicated accurately to a general audience?
  • Why is it important to refer to empirical studies when you see claims in popular media?
  • How does the concept of psychological studies in the media apply to any of the following programmatic course themes?
    • Social justice
    • Career connections
    • Ethics