A Short Guide to Writing about Psychology
Featuring up-to-date writing techniques and the latest APA-style guidelines, this brief guide helps students master the skills necessary for writing in psychology. This brief guide takes students step-by-step through the writing process--from choosing a topic, to outlining, drafting, and revising their papers, to seeking feedback from peers. In addition, it presents thorough discussions of researching psychological literature in the library and on the Internet and presenting those findings in written and oral formats. Special attention is given to interpreting and reporting the results of statistical tests, as well as preparing data displays in tables and figures. Introducing students to all elements of professional writing in APA style, this supplemental guide provides practical tips for general types of writing that students encounter in the social sciences.
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1 WRITING ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY
2 SEARCHING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL
3 READING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL
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Abstract American Psychological Association APA-style paper appear audience Author Note behavior Chapter checklist citations cited Cognition cognitive psychology Copyright Craft of Research database Discussion section draft Dunn Edition electronic mailing lists example experience experimental feedback findings format gender-specific pronouns Guide to Writing guidelines highlight hypothesis ideas identify instructor Internet introduction issues journal article means METASEARCH ENGINES Method section Moravian College notecards outline paper topics paragraph participants passive voice peer Peter Elbow phrases plagiarism poster presentation proofread psychological literature Psychology Journal PsycINFO Publication Manual published questions readers References section Reprinted with permission research notebook research paper Results section revising sample sentence Short Guide Social Social Psychology specific statistical statistical power step student papers study's style summary table or figure tables and figures talk theory variables words WRITER'S GUIDEPOST written