Human Potential & Motivation

Assignment: Emotion – Comparison Matrix (Literature Review)


You are to select 3 articles for comparison, each within the realm of your chosen question focus from the text readings. The articles you select must include the following elements: a description of the study, an introduction, a research question, an explanation of the study’s methodology, a presentation of the results of the study, and a conclusion that discusses the results and suggests topics for further study.

To successfully complete the assignment:

  • Locate three (3) empirical, research-based articles.  Each article should be within the realm of your chosen question focus from the text readings.
  • Copy and paste the below Comparison Matrix (Literature Review) table into a Word document. 
  • Completely fill in the Comparison Matrix (Literature Review) table with information from the three (3) articles.
  • Use the information from the completed Comparison Matrix (Literature Review) table to write a summary paper of 1000 words that compares the three empirical articles. The paper will include the following elements:

-Comparison of the purposes of each study and the authors’ statements of why the study is important

-Discussion of the conclusions from the studies

-Comparison of topics suggested for future study

Submit the Comparison Matrix (Literature Review) table and the paper as a single deliverable. Do so by placing the table at the end of the paper, in an Appendix.

Comparison Matrix (Literature Review) 











Article 1 Article 2 Article 3
Purpose of the Study      
Research Question(s)


Sample Population(s)




Assignment Expectations

Length: 1000 words (not including the Comparison Matrix); answers must thoroughly address the prompts in a clear, concise manner.

Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA style. Include the Comparison Matrix as a table at the end of the paper. These do not count towards the minimum word count for this assignment.

References: Use the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. Include at least three (3) scholarly sources to support your claims.