You will need to select a topic or area and discuss how the principles of social psychology are demonstrated or utlized in this area.
legal system, medicine, sports, business, politics, environmental concerns
Your syllabus states:
- You must have at least six (6) scholarly references
- 5 of the 6 must be from 1995 or later; only 1 may be a "classic," published before 1995
- Four must be original empirical articles from scholarly journals
- Two may be a scholarly chapter, book, or review article
- You may use up to two non-scholarly resources (popular magazine articles, newspaper articles, web sites -- not Wikipedia)
An article from a peer-reviewed journal or a book/book chapter from a scholarly press. Examples of scholarly presses include university presses, Sage, Wiley, the American Psychological Association, and many more. If you're not sure, ask a librarian for help.
A journal with a peer-review process for publication. Also called a peer-reviewed, refereed, or academic journal. The University of Arizona and the University of Texas at San Antonio have good guides on characteristics that distinguish a scholarly journal from a non-scholarly (or popular) journal.
Scholarly books are those published by a scholarly press. Examples of scholarly presses include all university presses (Cambridge University Press, Stanford University Press, Nebraska University Press, etc.). Commercial scholarly presses include Sage, Wiley, Kluwer, the American Psychological Association, and many more. If you're not sure if a publisher is scholarly, ask a librarian for help.