Nalysis of the Stanford Prison Experiment

The Research Article Review Paper is designed to help students develop and hones skills for critical analysis of psychological research. A good place to start, if you are uncertain about what topic you might want to focus on, is scanning the chapter list in the beginning of the course textbook. This often sparks interests. You should make sure your topic is not too broad. For example, if you are interested in learning, choose one of the learning theories, such as classical condition, operant conditioning, or social learning theory. Learning as a general topic which encompasses all theories of how people learn is too broad.
From the library you will select an article on which to base your Research Review Summary based on your identified topic of interest. The article must be evidence based and from an academic professional journal that is peer reviewed. Peer-reviewed means that fellow psychologists and other researchers on the journalas peer-review panel have evaluated their colleagueas research and article submission and determined that it is grounded in sound scientific methodology and suitable for the journalas scholarly focus and readers. Evidence-based means the article is about experimental research conducted by the author or authors rather than an opinion-based publication or one that reviews the studies of other researchers. Popular media such as Psychology Today, news or commercial websites, blogs or Wikipedia are not permitted even it one of those sources includes mention of research. If you are in doubt about the appropriateness of a journal or article you should check with your instructor.
Article Review: Primary focus, ideas and facts from the article are presented in a clear and easy to understand manner and the review is written from an objective viewpoint with no skewed views based on personal opinion or use of personal pronouns. Title of the article, the author(s) and the date of publication are clearly identified both in the body of the paper and in an attached Reference list. Review discusses concepts, theories, and principles included in the course textbook to show a strong working knowledge of course concepts and synthesis of what has been learned from another published source (assigned chapter readings) related to information in the article reviewed.
Strength of Conclusion:

Two conclusion pages at the end of the review:

Discuss the way the research was conducted and potential impact of the research method on results (e.g. problems with the study methodology that might have affected its validitya did it study what it said it dida and application of results to settings and populations beyond the parameters of the study reported on by the article authors)

Describe three future research ideas inspired by the article

Describe the potential impact the research findings might have in the a?real worlda lives of everyday people.