Assigning Wikipedia Instead of Term Papers

Positive Psychology News Daily:

Are you a professor teaching a class on psychology — or perhaps another discipline that relies on psychology, such as management science? Are you putting the final tweaks on your course syllabus? Then consider this:

Wikipedia has been shown to be the most important source of science including psychological science for the public. However, a lot of topics in psychology are presented poorly or have not been presented at all.

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) believes that psychology faculty and their students can contribute to Wikipedia by assessing the quality of existing articles, editing existing articles, and creating new articles on subjects that haven’t been covered.

Perhaps students could work on Wikipedia articles instead of or in addition to the usual term papers.

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