Once you have chosen your article about motivation, emotion, and social psychology, you will write an article critique that addresses the following elements.
- Explain the research methodology that was used in the study.
- Discuss social factors that influence people or groups to conform to the actions of others.
- Indicate how behaviors and motivation are impacted by the presence of others. (How does this apply to COVID-19?)
- Indicate the structures of the brain that are involved in emotion and motivation. (How could a person’s emotions related to fear drive their behaviors during this pandemic?)
- Examine the article’s generalizability to various areas of psychology.
- Why would some people choose to follow the orders to avoid social contact and others allow desire for human interaction to be their driving force?
In addition, your article critique should clearly identify the article’s premise and present an insightful and thorough analysis with strong arguments and evidence. You should present your own informed and substantiated opinion on the article’s content and its relation to social psychology during the COVID-19 pandemic. You should use the textbook as your second source to support your analysis and to supplement any information that is not contained in the journal article.
Your article critique must be a minimum of three pages in length, not including the title and reference pages. All sources used must be properly cited. Your article critique, including all references, must be formatted in APA style.