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PSYC 3005 Assignment Resources: Week 5 Discussion

Search for a research study

Assignment text: Use the key terms affirmative action and higher education to locate scholarly articles available in the PsycINFO database in the Walden University library. Select an article that reports on a research study having to do with affirmative action in higher education that focuses on at least one psychological construct (such as attitudes and perceptions). Do not select any articles from law journals as you are not examining the legal aspects of affirmative action, instead you are examining psychological aspects about this issue. 


Start your search in PsycINFO.

1. On the Library homepage, click on Databases A-Z. 

2. Click on and scroll down to PsycINFO.

Log in with your myWalden email and password. 

3. Now you are on a search screen with three Search boxes. We will break your topic down into just keywords and type one concept or keyword(s) per box.

In the first search box type:  affirmative action

In the second search box type: higher education

4. Under the search boxes, check the boxes for "Full Text" and "Peer Reviewed".

5. Click Search.

6. Review the journal information to ensure that the journal is not a legal journal.