Instructions Use the CSU Online Library to find an academic journal article tha

Use the CSU Online Library to find an
academic journal article that applies social psychology to stress and/or
health outcomes. In researching articles, choose one that will help you
complete the assignment. Be sure that the article interests you and
that it presents opportunity for improving stress and/or health
outcomes. Then write a paper addressing the following prompts concerning
the article you selected.
Part I: Article Summary
Explain why you picked the article you selected for this
assignment. Include a description of how and why the article’s focus
captured your interest.
Describe the previous research related to your article.
Usually, this information will be under the “Introduction” section or be
in the paragraphs before the “Method” section. Here you need to
summarize the information, such as introductory descriptions of
previous, related research and the authors’ ideas about why the
article’s study needs to be conducted. Be sure to identify how the main
topic can be connected to social psychological concepts. Do not discuss
the article’s study design just yet.
Describe the participants of the research article you read. In
your description, include demographic information (e.g., age, gender,
race, ethnicity, employment status, college status, or geographic
location). You should also include whether the participants were
compensated for their participation or not. You must address each of
these components to the extent that they are included in the method
section of your article.
Explain the research methodology utilized in the article. You
will include whether the article’s study used surveys or inventories,
individual or group interviews, case studies, laboratory tasks, or
naturalistic observations. If your study was an experiment and/or
utilized special machinery, you will also provide detailed explanation
of how it was constructed and what it measured.
Summarize the findings of the article. You can find this
information in the results section. Some information might display
findings in tables and charts, but these should not be replicated in
your essay. Be thorough and concise when describing the findings in a
narrative format.
Summarize what your article’s authors said in the discussion
and/or conclusion sections. This information might be found under
discussion and conclusion headings, or it might be in paragraphs near
the end of the article with no distinguishing heading. A discussion
section is usually interpretations of findings (i.e., what do they
mean), and a conclusion section is generally focused on author ideas
about why the findings occurred. There could be overlaps. If your
article has both sections, you will summarize them both.
Part II: Application and Extension
Describe three different theories, concepts, or principles that
were covered in your selected article and in the course textbook. The
information can be from any chapter in the textbook, but you must
reflect influence of the social environment and only one can be directly
stress and/or health related. The other two need to come from previous
units. Additionally, these three should be distinct, and they must be
described in clear and succinct statements with accompanying
explanations of how they relate specifically to the article.
Explain one way that your article has real-world application.
To have real-world impact means that a study’s findings are used to make
a difference, not that they can be related to phenomena that exist in
the real world. You will need to provide specifics about what might be
done with the findings.
Describe one way that positive psychology concepts could be
used to improve the stress and/or health issues in your article. Your
answer should emphasize how to enhance one’s subjective well-being using
aspects of the PERMA approach.
Explain something related to your selected article’s focus that
the researchers did not cover in their study and that you would like to
learn more about. Your answer should not be a critique of the article,
but a way to extend it. Be sure to describe what you want to learn more
about, why you are interested in it, and how it relates to the article’s
Your paper should be at least three
pages in length. You must use the article you are discussing as an
external reference in your paper. In addition, you must use your
textbook and at least one other academic source as a reference. All
sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased
and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Please format your
paper and all citations in accordance with APA guidelines.

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