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PSY 165: Psychology of Learning, Motivation and Achievement (Boulay): Home


Welcome to the Research Guide for PSY165: Psychology of Learning, Motivation and Achievement.  Please use this guide to find resources for your critique paper.  Please contact any BCC Librarian if you have questions concerning your research.

Guide Information

For this assignment, you will want to think about a student success goal that is related to one of our course topics. Below are some examples.

Paper topics:

  • mindset (Carol Dweck)
  • grit (Angela Duckworth)
  • time management or procrastination
  • personality types (Big Five and Myers-Briggs)
  • multiple intelligences (Howard Gardner)
  • note taking or study skills
  • mindfulness (John Kabat-Zinn)
  • test anxiety
  • sunk costs
  • flow (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)
  • adaptive and maladaptive thinking
  • critical thinking
  • stress


​Use the tabs at the top of the guide to navigate through the resources provided  to help you with your assignment. The References tab will lead you to databases that provide general information on your topic. While this is not a part of your assignment, these resources will help you better understand your concept. The "articles" tab will bring you to certain databases that will help you find your article to critique. 

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