AP Psychology Current Events Assignment:
You will have a current event to complete once each quarter. The purpose of this assignment
is for you to see how psychology is happening around us each day. You will need to read an
article from a reliable news source such as a reputable magazine, news website, print
newspaper or commonly printed journal. BE CAREFUL OF THE INTERNET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Articles on the internet are not as reliable unless they are the site of a reputable news source.
The following must be completed for the assignment:
Read the article COMPLETELY
Summarize the article (who, what, where, when, why)
Your reaction to what you read-what does it make you think, how do you feel?
Do you agree with the conclusion the author comes to?
Does the author seem to be slanted in their opinion when writing this article?
How does this connect to what you have learned in Psychology this quarter?-this
is worth the most for the assignment
Documentation of author, date and source
Copy of the article
Current Events will be due as follow:
SEMESTER 1: October 27, 2011
January 13, 2012
SEMESTER 2: March 23, 2012
May 23, 2012
Summary of Article 1 2 3 4 5
Who, what, where, why 1 2 3 4 5
Author opinion/how 1 2 3 4 5
Your opinion/reaction 1 2 3 4 5
Citation of article 1 2 3 4 5
Connection to class 1 3 5 7 10