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Popular and Scholarly Communication

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Popular communication informs and entertains the general public.
Magazines like Time and Rolling Stone and books like Jimi Hendrix : electric gypsy by Harry Shapiro and Caesar Glebbeek, distributed by St. Martin’s Press are examples of popular sources.

Scholarly communication disseminates research and academic discussion among professionals within disciplines. Journals such as Memory & Cognition and Journal of Abnormal Psychology are examples of scholarly sources.

Magazines and journals are specific examples of popular and scholarly information sources, respectively. Click on the questions below to review the most important characteristics of these publication types.

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