Alternative to SONA Assignment

For students in PSY 1001, PSY 3001, MGT 3120, MGT 3300, and other psychology classes that require students to either participate in research experiments via SONA or to do this alternative assignment.

First Step

Carefully read the instructions provided to psychology and management students for the alternative assignment.

Next Steps

  1. Use the instructions from this website to learn how to search in the APA PsycInfo database to find empirical study articles published in peer-reviewed journals.
  2. As you select the article you would like to use, you will need to make sure that the article was published in one of the approved journals (see the box on this page listing the journals).
  3. Contact the psychology librarian (Stephen Francoeur) at any time for assistance.

Empirical Studies

What is an empirical study?

According to the APA, it is a "study based on facts, systematic observation, or experiment, rather than theory or general philosophical principle."

How to find empirical studies in APA PsycInfo

STEP 1: Enter your search terms

STEP 2: Scroll down to the "Publication Type" box and select "Peer Reviewed Journal"

STEP 3: Scroll down to the "Methodology" box and pick "Empirical Study"

STEP 4: Click the "Search" button

Set up of APA PsycInfo search page for empircal study articles in peer reviewed journals

 

Search Now in the APA PsycInfo Database

Need More Help?

Consult the guide to searching in APA PsycInfo

Ask the psychology librarian for help

Stephen Francoeur
stephen.francoeur@baruch.cuny.edu

Psychology Librarian

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List of Approved Journals

These journals may be easier to deal with:

  • Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research
  • Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dreaming
  • Emotion
  • Families, Systems, & Health
  • Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice
  • Health Psychology
  • International Journal of Stress Management
  • Journal of Abnormal Psychology
  • Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology
  • Journal of Counseling Psychology
  • Journal of Diversity in Higher Education
  • Journal of Educational Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
  • Journal of Family Psychology
  • Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics
  • Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
  • Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment
  • Professional Psychology: Research and Practice
  • Psychology and Aging
  • Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
  • Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts
  • Psychology of Men and Masculinity
  • Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
  • Psychology, Public Policy, and Law

These journals are also acceptable:

  • American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
  • American Psychologist
  • Asian American Journal of Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science
  • Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • Canadian Psychology
  • Clinician's Research Digest
  • Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research
  • Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books
  • Experimental & Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • History of Psychology
  • International Journal of Play Therapy
  • Journal of Comparative Psychology
  • Journal of Psychotherapy Integration
  • Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Prevention & Treatment
  • Psychoanalytic Psychology
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Psychological Bulletin
  • Psychological Methods
  • Psychological Review
  • Psychological Services
  • Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
  • Psychotherapy Theory, Research, Practice, Training
  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Review of General Psychology
  • School Psychology Quarterly
  • Training and Education in Professional Psychology