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Break down the topic into different aspects. Which ones require research?
Start with theory to support your activity or experiential exercise.
- Use your textbook to find names of theories
- Find books on these theories through the library catalog
- Find articles in PsycINFO
- Search for specific theories
- Combine "group counseling" and "psychological theories"
- Combine your particular group or exercise and "psychological theories"
Next, consider the group attributes:
- Who? (demographics: age, gender, ethnicity)
- Why? (what common reason are they seeing treatment?)
Choose a database
Each database has a different focus. Choose 1 aspect of your research to start and determine which database would be best for that aspect:
Psychology (group dynamics, group counseling, sport psychology)
Sociology (group identity, sports)
Specific groups (age, gender, reason for group)
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This guide was created by Frances Brady for Adler University.