Diversity Research Article Analysis

Please include a PDF of your chosen article with your submission. Thank you!

Diversity Research Article Analysis:


You are invited to learn more about diversity as it relates to abnormal psychology. This project is split into two separate assignments: Diversity Research Article Analysis and Diversity Research Paper. This is the first part of the project.

  1. Combine your interest about a psychological disorder (e.g., panic disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD) with an aspect of diversity (e.g., gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation).

  2. Find one peer-reviewed research article that relates to your topic. Research articles are those that contain an abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion, and reference section. If the research article you find is too technical, please find one that is less challenging to read. Also, please know that the results section will likely include unfamiliar statistics. That’s okay. Just read the discussion section for a summary of the results. I recommend starting your search early—some of these sources may not be available at Augsburg, and may require inter-library loan requests. (Wilson library at the UofM is also an option). The article you select will be used for both parts of this project.
      Some journals that may be helpful are:

    1. Journal of Abnormal Psychology,

    2. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology,

    3. Journal of Clinical Psychology,

    4. Journal of Anxiety Disorders,

    5. International Journal for Eating Disorders.

  3. Respond to the following questions about the article you selected. In all of your responses, use good academic writing (use complete sentences that articulate your ideas clearly, logically, and concisely; proofread to prevent errors in grammar and spelling). This should be no longer than 2 pages (double-spaced, 12 pt font, times new roman) but you may only need less than one page depending on the article you select.

    1. What is the title of the research article?

    2. Who is (are) the author(s)?

    3. What year was the article published?

    4. Briefly describe the theory upon which the study is based.

    5. What is the main research question or hypothesis?

    6. What type of research study is it (e.g., experimental, correlational)?

    7. Who were the participants?

    8. What measure/questionnaires or apparatus were used?

    9. What was the procedure?

    10. What were the results?

    11. What are the implications of the study?