A Short Guide to Writing About Psychology (3e) : 9780205752812

A Short Guide to Writing About Psychology (3e)

Dunn
 
Edition
 
3
ISBN
 
9780205752812
ISBN 10
 
0205752810
Published
 
20/01/2010
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
240
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$80.99
 
 
Title type
 
$56.99
 
 
Description

For psychology courses that include a writing component.

 

Featuring the latest APA-style guidelines, this concise guide helps students master the skills and conventions they need to write well 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, focusing on online and database research, 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 book is a perfect supplement for courses in the social science disciplines.  

Table of contents
  • 1—WRITING ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY
  • 2—SEARCHING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL LITERATURE
  • 3—READING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL LITERATURE
  • 4—GETTING STARTED WRITING
  • 5—WRITING APA-STYLE PAPERS: CONTENT AND GUIDANCE
  • 6—WRITING UP RESULTS
  • 7—CITING REFERENCES IN APA STYLE
  • 8—DISPLAYING DATA IN TABLES AND FIGURES
  • 9—FORMATTING AND PROOFREADING YOUR PAPER
  • 10—BEYOND WRITING: PRESENTING PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH

 

New to this edition
  • The 2010 APA style guidelines are incorporated throughout, providing the most current and accurate citation models for student writing.
  • Steps to... and Questions To Ask... features throughout the book highlight specific processes and strategies to help students understand a wide variety of tasks in the writing process.
  • New and updated references throughout the book lead you to the most current sources–including Web site information–for research in psychology, and an expanded Appendix lists additional resources.
  • A discussion of online dictionaries introduces a valuable research resource.
  • A new Checklist of common writing “don’ts” offers straightforward guidance about frequently committed errors, to ensure that student writing avoids these. 
  • A new section on appropriate language follows the most current APA guidelines on writing about sexual orientation.
  • The sample student paper has been revised and updated to reflect the new APA formatting and citation style, so students have an appropriate model.
  • Every chapter includes additional exercises, offering more practice on every topic.
Features & benefits
  • Chapter discussions and exercises cover those assignments most often encountered in psychology, including writing lab reports, selecting appropriate statistics, creating tables and figures, and preparing talks, symposia, and poster presentations.
  • An overview of the writing process including a timeline (Ch. 1), helps students identify activities and allocate time for writing an effective research paper.
  • “Writer's Guidepost” boxes in each chapter offer practical advice based on the habits of professional writers in and outside of psychology.
  • An extensive section on Recognising and Preventing Plagiarism (Ch. 3) helps students understand and avoid this critical problem through a focus on quotation and paraphrase.
  • Thorough instruction teaches students to correctly cite sources from the psychological literature (including those drawn from the Internet) in APA style.
  • A complete APA-style sample student paper shows an example of successful citation.
  • An entire chapter focuses on helping students explain statistical results. 
  • A comprehensive list of psychology journals categorised by research area (e.g., developmental, social, neuroscience) directs students to authoritative sources.
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