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 (research OR study) 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 for the name of the source journal (in this example: Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts) in OneSearch.
Find journals by journal title or ISSN
As shown below, if found:
Then search within the desired journal for the research study author (in this example: jakubowski). If too many results are found, try adding a relevant keyword (e.g., jakubowski in author field AND earworms).
Be sure to consult a librarian if you're having trouble.
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