The assignments tend to require finding one or a few research articles within a recent time span, with the emphasis on the articles being acceptably scholarly rather than the best for some purpose. Courses where this kind of assignment is found are sometimes department-specific and sometimes offered as General Education courses.
● Understand the difference between types of publications with psychology topics, primarily the differences between original research and reporting on research
● How to verify sources of information
● Overcome overconfidence with the use of search engines, both with skills and search results being the best or enough
● Differences between search tools -- structured information (APA PsycInfo) vs. the full-text potential and/or chaos of unlimited access (Google, Google Scholar)