How many studies should I cite in my psychology essay?

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In general in psychology everything you say should be backed up by evidence.

However, quality definitelt goes over quantity. It is more important to critically evaluate a study than to name lots of facts about many studies.

For a long answer question I would therefore recommend using two studies but talking in depth about them. For a short question use one study or two but if you go for two discuss the second one more briefly.

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