UOP PSY 425 Week 5 Individual Article Review
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Peer-reviewed articles appears in an academic journal or periodical in which scholarship relating to a particular discipline is published. Scholars within the field have reviewed these articles prior to publication, thus the name, Peer-Reviewed. Academic journals serve as forums for the introduction and presentation for scrutiny of new research, and the critique of existing research. Content typically takes the form of articles presenting original research, as well as comments or reviews of previous articles/research, and book reviews. Academic or professional publications that are not peer-reviewed are usually referred to as professional magazines.
Peer-reviewed journals and articles can be located through the University library and Google Scholar. When trying to determine if your reference is an article, remember that all journal articles will have an author and a publication date. If you are unable to locate an author or publication date, then chances are very good that you are looking at a website that is being maintained by a certain individual or organization and not a peer-reviewed article.
• Research 3 – 5 peer-reviewed journal articles related to how drug abuse affects families when one or more adult members are addicted to illicit and/or prescription drugs, and the various treatment options available to addicted families.
• Write an 1,200 – 1,500 word review of the articles. Include the following:
o Analyze the issues related to the effects of adult drug abuse on families. You may include the effects on children, but do not research child or adolescent substance abuse, nor use child or adolescent substance abuse as the topic of your paper.
o Describe the ramifications experienced by the family members...