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PSY132: Psychology and Culture (Romero)

A specialized guide to Fernando Romero's PSY132 course, including Honors Project details.

PSY132 Guide

Welcome to the PSY132 Guide! This guide is divided into several main parts, which can be found by clicking on the tabs the left or following the links below:


  • Find Articles -- This tab will provide information to help you find online articles, journals, magazines, and newspapers on your topic.
  • Find Books -- This tab will provide information on finding topical books available either at the GCC Library, online, or through another MCCCD library.
  • Find Video -- This tab will provide information to help you find  DVDs and streaming video sources on your topic.
  • Information Types -- Definitions of different types of information sources.
  • What is Authority? -- Defines and provides examples of authority in research.
  • What is Bias? -- Defines and provides examples of biases affecting research.
  • What Is Credibility? -- Defines and provides examples for determining credibility in research.
  • Website Evaluation --  Resources for evaluating websites and using credible online sources.
  • Information Diet -- Using the Media Bias Chart, students can evaluate their information diet.
  • Scholarly, Trade, or Popular? -- Definitions, a short video, and an interactive quick lesson on identifying scholarly research from popular magazine articles or trade journals.
  • Resource Evaluation Form -- This tab allows the student to view or download the Resource Evaluation Form used in some assignments.
  • What Is Peer Review? -- A 3-minute video explaining the process of peer review required for scholarly publication.
  • Citation Guide -- A link to the full research guide on formatting requirements for APA, MLA, and Chicago citation styles.
  • NoodleTools Research and Citation Aid -- Need help with an APA reference list or citation? Use NoodleTools, a GCC database that teaches the elements of APA citation and generates citations from source input. Instructions for creating and using a free account.
  • Ask a Librarian -- Contact a librarian for help via text, email, or phone. Or make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation with a librarian.