Sample Article Summaries


Students in the Autumn Quarter 2004 Psych 209 class wrote article summaries for the article:


DeBono, K. G., Leavitt, A., & Backus, J. (2003). Product packaging and product evaluation: An individual difference Approach. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 33, 513-521. (March 2003)


       Here are examples from five of the students who received all 15 of the 15 possible points for the assignment.  They all agreed to share their summaries.  Their summaries are presented here "as is."  Students did not revise after they received feedback. Consider these examples models of good student papers.  The grader's comments that were penciled in the body of the paper or paper margins are not included. However, the grader's final handwritten comment was added at the bottom of each example. 

      After you read the abstracts I leave it to you to ponder whether you would be apt to give a high rating to a bad-smelling perfume on the basis of its attractive packaging!




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