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Identifying a Topic
Take time to find a topic that you will find interesting!
Here are some resources you can use to find a topic.
Tip: You may want to start with "Current directions in psychology science" and then look at Annual Reviews (see below). Also, search for "review articles" in library databases for overviews of topics that might be interesting to you. See tab 3.
Another option is to look at newspaper or magazine accounts of late-breaking research about memory-related topics, and then try to find the scholarly article(s) they reference. For this purpose, see the link below titled "Find a popular newspaper or magazine article".
Current directions in psychological science
"Current Directions in Psychological Science publishes reviews by leading experts covering all of scientific psychology and its applications. Each issue of Current Directions features a diverse mix of reports on various topics such as language, memory and cognition, development, the neural basis of behavior and emotions, various aspects of psychopathology, and theory of mind. These articles allow readers to stay apprised of important developments across subfields beyond their areas of expertise and bodies of research they might not otherwise be aware of. The articles in Current Directions are also written to be accessible to non-experts, making them ideally suited for use in the classroom as teaching supplements."
Above description is from http://www.sagepub.com/journals/Journal201963/title
This database enables you to search over a wide range of "Annual Reviews" journals. Some examples
- Annual Review of Psychology
- Annual Review of Neuroscience
- Annual Review of Annual review of law and social science
- Annual Review of Clinical Psychology
Run a search on a topic that you find of interest. The search results are "review articles". This type of journal article gives you an overview of a topic and can help you locate literature about it. Sometimes when you do a search, you will see older articles near the top of the list of articles. You can find more recent articles by sorting by most recent articles.