*Psychology Subject Guide

Literature Reviews, Explained!

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2024
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Time Zone: Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Campus: All Campuses

A review of scholarly literature is an essential component of any research project, but why? Join Librarian Charlene for an introductory webinar to help you begin your assignment with a clear understanding of its purpose. We’ll explore answers to questions like:

  1. What is scholarship and peer review?
  2. Why do researchers engage in the process of literature review?
  3. What types of literature reviews are commonly produced in coursework?
  4. How do we decide what literature to review, and by which criteria?
  5. What strategies can we use to ensure a thorough review of the literature?
  6. How can we use literature review assignments in our future research?

Ideal for students in the first year of a degree program, transfer students, and students returning to school.

Prior registration is required: https://rooms.library.gsu.edu/calendar/workshops/literaturereviews
This is an online webinar conducted va WebEx. You will receive an email containing instructions to access the webinar on the day prior to the session.
You will need speakers or headphones, or you can listen via phone. You do not need a microphone.

Related LibGuide: *Research in the Social Sciences by Charlene Marton

What is Psychology?

"Psychology is commonly defined as the scientific study of behaviour and cognitive processes (or mind or experience)" (Gross, 2020, p. 38).
Gross, R. (2020). Psychology: The science of mind and behaviour. (8th ed., p. 38). Hodder Education Group.


What do Psychologists Do?

Psychologists may work in academia, clinical and counseling psychology, and specialized settings like in media or forensics. "The opportunities are diverse, challenging, and fun... They are also flexible: People can switch, often fairly easily and with a minimum amount of adjustment, from one career within psychology to another" (Sternberg, 2017, p. 3).

Sternberg, R.J. (2017). Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You. (3rd ed., p. 3). American Psychological Association.

How to Become a Psychologist


For more information about study and programs in psychology at Georgia State University, see: