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Principles and Methods of Psychology (PSYCH 101): Course Assignment

Principles and Methods of Psychology (PSYCH 101)

Critical Book Analysis

Read a psychology book from among those listed in the next tab of this guide.  Write a four page (typed and double-spaced) critical analysis.  Deadline for choosing the book: January 31st, deadline for handing in the report: May 1st, and only hard copies will be accepted.

 Here are some questions you might ask as you read the book:

  • What is the aim of the book?  What does the author wish to accomplish?
  • What arguments does the author make to support his or her position?
  • What research findings are brought to bear on the argument?
  • Does the author elaborate some theoretical framework?  What is it?
  • Is the argument convincing?
  • What do you think about the book?  Has the book deepened your understanding of the human person?  How?
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