This assignment will have students finding a relationship between psychology's goals (predict, describe, explain, and control human behavior) and the real world around us. They are to choose a news article and connect it back to the course by identifying what psychologists may ask about this event and what goal it fulfills.
Additionally, I have used this as a discussion board in Google Classroom or in Blackboard. Rather than an assignment to be turned in on paper, students upload their response electronically. Then other students are required to reply to three other peers. This strategy allots for students who do not normally speak have an electronic voice as well as limits paper homework.