The annotated bibliography will be double-spaced in a reasonable font (10-12 point), and
Include citations and references in APA style. References must be academically credible (i.e.
peer-reviewed) and examine either theoretical issues or report empirical data following a
common theme (i.e., examining one psychological phenomenon with relevance to the modern
world). The annotated bibliography should show understanding and thoughtful reflection on a
topic that speaks to the mission and objectives of the course. Further, annotated bibliographies
will be graded on the basis of content, clarity and overall quality of work. The basic purpose is to cite the source and provide a brief summary written in a clear and
concise manner. Make sure that you have 5 peer-reviewed references related to a psychological phenomenon (therefore 5 – 10 summaries). Will be linked to Turnitin.
When writing your annotated bibliography consider the following questions:
1) What is the purpose of the article? This is the hypothesis or the testable prediction.
2) What is the most important information used to support the arguments (assertions)? This
would be found in the results of the study. Just give the basic findings in your own words. Do not
worry if you do not understand the stats or design, your job is come up with the “gist” of the
3) What is the conclusion? Another words was the hypothesis supported or not?
4) What are the logical implications of the results of the study? This is sometimes called the
“significance” of the study.
Annotated Bibliography should be on “Capitol Punishment”