A guide to the unique writing requirements of psychology. Filled with practical instructions and examples, it includes what the student needs to know about the principles and practice of writing for psychology. Suitable for those pursuing a psychology degree, it lays out helpful tricks to manage time and stay on track during writing assignments.
This book helps readers become better writers of psychology and better writers in general. After reading thousands of course papers, theses, and dissertations, Dr. Miller knows and addresses the issues that students find most challenging when writing about psychology. Written with the utmost flexibility in mind, the chapters can be read in any order. More comprehensive than similar texts, this book provides detailed coverage of how to write empirical reports, research proposals, and literature reviews, and how to read meta-analyses. Readers will also find invaluable strategies for improving one’s writing including how to adopt an engaging yet accurate style, thorough coverage of grammatical and word use rules that govern writing in general, and the APA (American Psychological Association) rules that govern the expression of that content. Readers will appreciate these helpful learning tools: Describes the most common APA style rules encountered and/or highlights references to the Manual when more detailed knowledge is required. Numerous examples from journal articles that help readers gain a clearer understanding of content they will encounter in writing psychological reports. Chapter exercises that provide an opportunity to apply the points conveyed in each chapter. Examples of the most common mistakes made by students and how to avoid them and best practices for improving one’s writing. Tables that help readers gain a clearer understanding of the new standards in the APA Publications Manual, 6th ed (Appendix A). Errors in APA Style exemplified via an improperly formatted paper and another version noting corrections pertaining to APA style and grammar, to highlight the most common pitfalls encountered by students (Appendix B). Ideal for courses on writing in psychology or as a supplement for graduate or advanced undergraduate courses in research design or research methods, this book also serves as a resource for anyone looking for guidance on how to write about psychological content.
The second edition of Effective Writing in Psychology helpsusers produce crisp scientific communication, form conciseunambiguous arguments, and render technical information clear andcomprehensible. The new edition incorporates the latest guidelinescontained within the 6th edition of the APAPublication Manual. Clear guidelines on effective writing illustrate how togenerate strong and compelling prose, even when the writing is notaimed at a research audience Incorporates changes to the guidelines contained in the6th edition of the APA publication manual Includes material on how to adapt APA style for posterpresentations using PowerPoint, and for oral presentations Contains a new section on using the Internet to presentresearch papers and a new chapter on conducting a literaturesearch, to guide students through databases, keywords, sources, andconnections between articles Highlights methods for selecting a research topic andorganizing papers Features a sample manuscript showing common deviations fromcorrect APA style and a version demonstrating appropriate use ofAPA style
A Guide to Writing in Education, part of the Writer's Help Guidebook Series, offers writing and research support for students writing in the discipline. This compact yet comprehensive guidebook provides the value students want with the essential instruction they need to complete writing tasks successfully. Students will find advice on how to think, read, research, and design and write papers, and projects and presentations like an education professional. Coverage includes the following topics, all focused on the specific needs of writers in education: Writing process Conventions in the discipline Integrating and evaluating sources Documentation style required in the discipline--with plenty of models Sample student writing
Filled with practical tips and advice, this brief and easy-to-use guide helps psychology majors write more effectively in the discipline. It's a go-to resource for producing all kinds of writing projects (term papers, annotated bibliographies, literature reviews, research proposals, lab/research reports), with specific guidance on planning projects, developing topic ideas, avoiding grammatical errors, and formatting in APA style. This is a multipurpose book that will serve students throughout the academic and professional careers in psychology. The author provides suggestions for how to budget time for writing, how to plan writing sessions, and tips about problematic grammatical issues. The text addresses topics such as developing an idea for writing and explores the major types of writing assignments that students may face (i.e., term paper, annotated bibliography, literature review, research proposal, and lab/research report). The author also points out important differences in APA formatting for various types of assignments. This is a multipurpose book that will aid students regardless of the type of writing assignment they face--a good book to keep for all of their psychology career.
Writing in Psychology, Education, Nursing, and Sociology
Author: Bernard C. Beins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This is a compact but comprehensive guide to writing clearly and effectively in APA style. Demonstrates how to write objective scientific research papers using interesting prose Incorporates guidelines from the 6th edition of the APA publication manual Explores how to develop ideas, connect them to what others have written, and express them clearly Discusses the differences between written, oral, and poster presentations and offers instructions for applying APA style to each
Understanding Writing and Its Teaching from the Perspective of Composition Studies
Author: Douglas Vipond
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Examines writing in psychology from the standpoint of composition studies - the scholarly field that specializes in the study and teaching of writing. Discussing three major aspects of writing - audience, genre and style - the author suggests how psychologists could think differently about writing.
Some of the most valuable attitudes, abilities, and skills that you will acquire during your university study are those that teach you how to prepare, plan, and write essays, literature reviews, and research reports. This highly successful and comprehensive companion to the entire writing process emphasises the principles and logic underlying thinking and writing in Psychology so that these can be applied to a range of writing tasks. The Principles of Writing in Psychology provides guidance on topics ranging from critical and analytical thinking to taking notes and planning and preparing papers, as well as the fundamentals of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and presentation—all of which is easier to use than ever, thanks to the inclusion of notes boxes, margin cross-references, key point markers, chapter summaries, and a checklist for you to use in drafting and revising your papers. The book has also been thoroughly updated in line with the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association—the standard style guide for Psychology internationally—with additional advice specifically for Australian students. In combination with the accompanying online resource, which provides extra materials and interactive opportunities to further develop your skills in essay and report writing, the second edition of The Principles of Writing in Psychology is a complete and indispensable guide to writing your Psychology papers. It can be used at all levels of study and beyond.Key features: • This revised edition has been updated to take into account changes in the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, commonly referred to as the APA Publication Manual. This manual provides the standard style requirements for Psychology internationally, and this book is now consistent with current recommendations.• The content has been restructured and offers a natural and easy progression through the topics, with important and relevant information highlighted in the design and layout of the text—these elements are explained in the “Using this Book” section of the Introduction.• End of chapter summaries have been included in each chapter for quick reference.
How to Write Psychology Research Reports and Essays, 7e is endorsed by the Australian Psychological Society and is a useful reference to the strict guidelines required by the APS and the APA (American Psychological Association) styles. A student who grasps these concepts and learns the conventions will have a sound basis for presenting research in a professional manner, and writing well argued essays, so that the later step of writing for publication should be an easier one to take.