Choose one of the following articles below and write a 2-3 page (double spaced) paper summarizing the article in your own words. Make sure you carefully read the article and understand the article before you write your paper. I strongly suggest that you not wait until the last minute to do your paper. This exercise can be time consuming.

Your paper should include the following:

  Max Points Note
What is the Hypothesis or research question? 5  
What methods were used? 10 Manipulations, observations, surveys, etc.
What were the results? 10 Report statistics and interpretation of the results for key points.
What conclusions did the authors make?          10 Not the same as the results.
How could this information be applied in a real world setting? 10 How could a consultant, HR Manager, or I/O psychologist use this information?
What is your general reaction to the article? 5  


Tips for maximizing points:

Goal: Summarize current research article assuming your audience knows something about organizational psychology, but does not have knowledge of the article.

No direct quotes over 15 words. This is 15 words for the entire paper.

Reference the article at the end of your paper in APA. Here is an example of a general article citation in APA.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available).

Do not use lists, bullets, etc. and use formal grammar (paragraphs).

Report important statistics when you summarize the results. Reporting the exact statistics do not count toward the 15 word limit.