The New York Times is a great resource for finding current events articles about Psychology. For this assignment, you will choose a New York Times article from the provided options, and write a 3-page reflection paper on the article.
**Be sure to create your free account with the New York Times to have full access to the articles.
**NOTE: You will need to create a free account with the New York Times to have full access to the
articles. See instructions for creating an account with your Post student email in the Unit resources.
In your reflection paper, you will address the following six (6) content components:
1. Summarize the main ideas presented in the article.
2. Discuss something new that you learned.
3. State whether you agree or disagree with the main ideas presented in the article, and explain
why you agree or disagree.
4. Discuss how you might apply what youve learned to your own life.
5. Research additional information related to this topic, and include a discussion of what you
found most interesting. Include the link to the source you have chosen.
6. Discuss at least one idea/question for follow-up research on this topic (do not use the follow up
question(s) provided in the articles).
This reflection paper should be a minimum of three (3) full pages in length. The page
requirement does not include the title and reference pages.
Writing should be in paragraph form, double-spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides.
Reference the New York Times article using the following format:
PSY101 Fundamentals of Psychology I
Current Events Article Reflection Paper
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication, Month Day). Title of the article. Title of
Online Periodical. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/restofaddress
List of New York Times articles to choose from:
Bakalar, N. (2019, March 15). Can TV dumb you down? The New York Times. Retrieved from
Brody, J. E. (2019, April 29). Virtual reality as therapy for pain. The New York Times. Retrieved from
Carey, B. (2019, April 13). Doctors use electrical implant to aid brain-damaged woman. The
New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/13/health/implant-braininjury.html
Carey, B. (2019, April 29). In month after 13 Reasons Why debut on Netflix, study finds teen suicide
grew. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/29/health/13-
Murphy, K. (2019, April 18). Can botox and cosmetic surgery chill our relationships with others? The
New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/18/well/mind/can-botoxand-cosmetic-surgery-chill-our-relationships-with-others.html
Reynolds, G. (2019, March 19). Broken-heart syndrome is not all in the head. The New York Times.
Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/19/well/mind/broken-heart-syndrome-is-notall-in-the-head.html
Reynolds, G. (2019, May 1). How exercise affects our memory. The New York Times.
Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/01/well/move/how-exercise-affects-ourmemory.html
Richtel, M. (2019, April 5). The latest in military strategy: Mindfulness. The New York Times.
Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/05/health/military-mindfulness-training.html
Schiffman, R. (2019, March 28). Can what we eat affect how we feel? The New York Times.
Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/28/well/eat/food-mood-depression-anxietynutrition-psychiatry.html