Psychology 448: Autumn 2015

Eight papers are due at various points throughout the quarter (see the syllabus for exact dates). For each paper, you will read a research article and then, in no more than two pages, summarize the article's main points, your reaction to it, and pose a discussion question we might use in class on the following class session.

Paper Specifications

Each paper must be no more than 2 pages in length with the following specifications:

  • double-spaced with no extra spacing between any of the paragraphs
  • normal font
  • 1 inch margins on all sides
  • Name, assignment # (e.g., Paper 3) and page numbers in a header that appears on every page. Note: You cannot just type this information on every page; instead you must learn to use a header
  • You must submit an electronic copy to the course dropbox (see course website for URL) by 5 pm on FRIDAY afternoon, three days before the upcoming class. Late papers will not be accepted unless accompanied by a doctor's note. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • The title of your paper MUST include your name and the paper number. For example: Jon Doe, Paper.1.docx.

Paper Points

Papers will be graded on a pass/fail basis. There are 8 papers and you must receive credit on 6 of them to receive credit for the course.





0110/05 IntroductionArticle 1 (10/09)
0210/12 What is self-esteem?Article 2 (10/16)
0310/19 Self-Esteem DevelopmentArticle 3 (10/23)
0410/26 Self-EvaluationsArticle 4 (10/30)
0511/02 Feelings of Self-WorthArticle 5 (11/06)
0611/09 Self-Evaluations and Feelings of Self-WorthArticle 6 (11/13)
0711/16  No Class
0811/23 Indirect Self-EnhancementArticle 7 (11/27)
0911/30 Self-VerificationArticle 8 (12/04)
1012/07 Self-Esteem and CultureNo Assignment



This website will be under construction until September 28, 2015.

Course Reading

The readings will be available on September 28, 2015. There is no book.

Final Exam

There is no final exam for this course.