If you don't already have a popular media account of a psychological research study, this approach can help:
Try a search as shown below in US Major Dailies or Readers' Guide Full Text Mega database. Look in the results for an example where:
psycholog* AND (study OR research) AND journal (in the abstract field)
Optional: Use publication date limiters to exclude very recent articles as shown below.
Sample media report: As shown below, the Washington Post reported on November 6, 2016, on research about so-called "earworms." The abstract identifies Kelly Jakubowski as the lead author and Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts as the source journal.
There's more than one way to do this so ask a librarian if you have trouble. What often works is to start by searching the library's Journals list for the name of the source journal.
(Using "title begins with"): psychology of aesthetics
Find journals by journal title or ISSN
As shown below, the library has full text for the journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts beginning in 2006 via PsycARTICLES database. You could either:
Within a couple of clicks, you would arrive at the PsycARTICLES record where you would find full text for the original research study, as shown below.
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