PSYC 3101 - Child Development: Popular Media Sources

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Science in Popular Media

Science and health topics are represented throughout the popular media.  The best writing about science for the general public communicates complex concepts, formulas, and ideas in a way that is accurate, understandable and interesting.

Social Media

Some examples to explore and get you started:

Blogs: content may consist of personal diary, social commentary, advocacy, reporting and informing; authors range from general, everyday individuals to experts or academics.

Web Sites: content includes personal opinion, advocacy, informing and provision of scholarly content and data; authors range from general, everyday individuals to experts or academics.

Facebook: Not just a friends tool, go-to sites for support groups and organizations.

Popular Magazine Articles

Popular magazines are an important source of information for the general public.  Articles in some popular magazines can be found through our academic databases using the search tips below.  Note: unfortunately, Parents, one of the most frequently cited popular magazines for child-oriented topics is not available online or in print in the Raynor Memorial Libraries' collection.