Example and Hints

Psych3k "More on ..." Assignment


I will not provide an actual specific example for the time being because the possibilities are endless, and I do not want to prejudice your effort.

But, for example:

More on T. C. Jones

While Franzoi (2002) reports many interesting facts about the life of T. C. Jones, there are many others he does not mention.  Among the other biographical facts about Dr. Jones are:

1.  According to Nichols (2002), T. C. Jones died in a car crash caused by a drunk driver.

2.  Li and Crane (1998) note that he married a famous singer named Karmin Electrical.


Franzoi, Stephen L.  (2002).  Psychology: A Journey of Discovery.  Cincinnati, OH:  Atomic Dog Publishing.

Li, X., and Crane, N.  (1998, August 18)  Bibliographic facts for use in Psych3K assignments.  Retrieved January 25, 2002 from the World Wide Web:  http://www.uvm.edu/~ncrane/estyles/

Nichols, J. W.  (2002, February 10)   Nichols' Secret Page of Biographical Facts.  Retrieved January 25, 2002 from the World Wide Web: http://www.biofacts.org/Jones.html


The purpose of this assignment is to allow you to see what others have to say about some of the famous psychologists that typically are discussed in introductory textbooks, and to allow you to become an "expert" on one of them.

What I will expect to see is a list of ten biographic facts about the famous psychologist that Franzoi does not mention in Chapter 1.  These do not have to be earth-shaking revelations.  They can be birthdates, dates of death, titles of books written, where the person went to school, who they studied under, the names of parents, children and spouses, their hobbies and interests, major accomplishments, etc.  Just be sure that Franzoi did not also give that information.

Finding ten things that Franzoi did not disclose may be easier for some famous psychologists than for others, simply because you are dependent upon other people who decided what to put on their pages.

You may have to look at the pages devoted to more more than one psychologist before you find the necessary ten new things.

As a last resort, you can use more than one psychologist to get to the total of ten new facts.  For example, you can list five things about psychologist 1, two about psychologist 2, and three about psychologist 3.  However, I think this might involve more work than finding ten facts about one person.

Be sure to properly cite the source of each of the ten biographical facts.  If you do not, you will have committed plagiarism.

Be sure to mention the author of the textbook in your work so that you will have a reason to include the reference for your textbook among the other references in the list of references.

Failure to provide proper references will always lead to rejection of the assignment and, possibly, loss of credit.  Go back and review Writing Psychology Reports and the E&H page for the "Psychology on Meaningful Dates" assignment if you are in doubt about what constitutes the proper format.

The proper APA-style reference for this page would be:

Nichols, J. W. (2002, October 23). Example and Hints for Psych3K "More on ..." Assignment.  Retrieved October 28, 2002 from the World Wide Web: http://www.tulsa.oklahoma.net/~jnichols/E&H1_2.html