List of Articles for Alternative Writing Assignments

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Alternative Assignment: Attitudes and Decision-Making in Current Social Issues

Velden A. W., Pijpers. E. J., Kuyvenhoven, M. M., Tonkin-Crine, S., Little, P., & Verheij, T. (2012). Effectiveness of physician-targeted interventions to improve antibiotic use for respiratory tract infections. British Journal of General Practice. Retrieved from

Alternative Assignment: Change Detection in Real World Objects Part 4

Nairne, J. S., Pandeirada, J. N. S., & Thompson, S. R. (2008). Adaptive memory: The comparative value of survival processing. Association for Psychological Science, 2, 176-180.

Alternative Assignment: College Students' Motivation and Physical Activity

Lauderdale, M. E., Yli-Piipari, S., Irwin, C.C., & Layne, T. E. (2015). Gender differences regarding motivation for physical activity among college students: a self-determination approach. The Physical Educator, 72, 153–172.

Alternative Assignment: Examining the influence of topic on choice

Dovis, S., Van der Oord, S., Huizenga, H. M., Wiers, R. W., & Prins, P. J. M. (2015). Prevalence and diagnostic validity of motivational impairments and deficits in visuospatial short-term memory and working memory in ADHD subtypes. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 24, 575–590. doi 10.1007/s00787-014-0612-1

Alternative Assignment: Investigating Eyewitness Memory

Gurney, D. J., Pine, K. J., & Wiseman, R. (2013). The gestural misinformation effect: Skewing eyewitness testimony through gesture. The American Journal of Psychology, 3, 301-314. doi: 10.5406/amerjpsyc.126.3.0301

Alternative Assignment: Understanding the Effects of Probiotics on Metabolism

Javier A. Bravo, Paul Forsythe, Marianne V. Chew, Emily Escaravage, Hélène M. Savignac, Timothy G. Dinan, John Bienenstock, John F. Cryan (2011). Ingestion of Lactobacillus strain regulates emotional behavior and central GABA receptor expression in a mouse via the vagus nerve. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 16050-16055. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1102999108

Alternative Assignment: Validation of the SKULPT® Body Scanner(3)

Ross R, Dagnone D, Jones PJ, Smith H, Paddags A, Hudson R, & Janssen, I. (2000). Reduction in obesity and related comorbid conditions after diet-induced weight loss or exercise-induced weight loss in men. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2, 92-103. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-133-2-200007180-00008

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