Social Interactions in Learning

Discipline-Based Literature Review

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, watch the embedded video and review the PSY620: Analyzing and Citing Scholarly Articles guide.


Learning and cognition is a broad discipline. For this discipline-based literature review, you will research peer-reviewed articles published within the last ten years on the following constructs within this domain:


The Neurosciences: A Look at Our Brains

Socio-Cognition: Social Interactions in Learning

Learning and Literacy: Reading, Writing and Language Development

Diversity and Culture: The Effects to Learning

Connectionism and Learning: A Web of Development



In your paper, use your research to provide an explanation of each of the above listed discipline-based constructs. Apply ethical principles to the explanations of each construct and consider the issues that arise in research within these different areas. Additionally, analyze each construct using a minimum of one peer-reviewed article per construct and provide support for your statements. Within this analysis, explain the theoretical perspectives and empirical findings for each construct that are pertinent to the field of learning and cognition.


The literature review:


Must be seven double-spaced pages in length, not including the title or references pages, and formatted according to APA style as outlined.

Must include a title page with the following:

Title of paper

Student’s name

Course name and number

Instructor’s name

Date submitted

Must begin with an introductory paragraph.

Must address the topic of the paper, including each construct, with critical thought.

Must end with a conclusion paragraph.

Must use at least five peer-reviewed sources (a minimum of one source per construct) from a Library.

Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the In-Text Citation Guide.


Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the APA References List.