Language Arts & Disciplines

How To Write in Psychology

A Student Guide

Author: John R. Beech

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405156937

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

View: 9244

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.
Psychology

Writing Papers in Psychology

A Student Guide to Research Reports, Literature Reviews, Proposals, Posters, and Handouts

Author: Ralph L. Rosnow,Mimi Rosnow

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 165

View: 8772

This Seventh Edition of "WRITING PAPERS IN PSYCHOLOGY" provides frameworks, tips, guidelines, and sample illustrations for college students who are writing research reports or literature reviews that are expected to conform to style recommendations in the Fifth Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. It is intended to be more than just an APA style guide, however. It is designed to cultivate organizing, literature retrieval, critical reasoning, and communication skills under deadlines. For more than a decade, this brief, inexpensive, and easy to use "how-to" manual has helped thousands of students in psychology and related fields with the task of writing term papers and reports.
Psychology

The Psychologist's Companion

A Guide to Scientific Writing for Students and Researchers

Author: Robert J. Sternberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521528061

Category: Psychology

Page: 301

View: 1980

This is a definitive guide to scientific writing for students and researchers.
Psychology

Discovering Research Methods in Psychology

A Student's Guide

Author: L. D. Sanders

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405175311

Category: Psychology

Page: 330

View: 2166

Discovering Research Methods in Psychology: A Student's Guide presents an accessible introduction to the research methodology techniques that underpin the field of psychology Offers a unique narrative approach to introducing the complexities of psychological research methods to first year students Introduces the reader to the three main types of research methods used in psychology ? observation, experimentation and survey methods Provides clear summaries of 21st-century published studies that reflect diversity and best illustrate issues in research methodology Includes an emphasis on topics of most interest to students, from those with a personal perspective such as romantic relationships, prejudice and career decisions, to clinical topics including eating disorders, heavy drinking and paranoia Features a comprehensive glossary of all research terminology used in the narrative
Psychology

Making Sense in Psychology

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

Author: Margot Northey,Brian Timney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199010318

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

View: 8279

Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, this second edition of Making Sense in Psychology is an indispensable guide for students in the discipline. Maintaining the signature straightforward style of the series, this book offers up-to-date, detailed information on writing essays, researchproposals, and lab reports; conducting research; evaluating Internet sources; APA guidelines; avoiding plagiarism; studying for tests and exams; delivering oral presentations; and more.
Psychology

Writing in Psychology

Author: Scott A. Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317970918

Category: Psychology

Page: 188

View: 1945

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.
Psychology

Writing Papers in Psychology

Author: Ralph L. Rosnow,Mimi Rosnow

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495509566

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 3741

WRITING PAPERS IN PSYCHOLOGY offers you frameworks, tips, guidelines, and sample illustrations for writing research reports or literature reviews that must conform to style recommendations of the American Psychological Association. It also is designed to cultivate your organizing, literature retrieval, critical reasoning, and communication skills under deadlines. For more than a decade, this brief, inexpensive, and easy-to-use manual has helped thousands of students in psychology and related fields with the task of writing term papers and reports. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Psychology

A Student's Guide to Psychology

Author: Daniel Robinson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497645123

Category: Psychology

Page: 70

View: 2713

Psychology is frequently the most popular major on campus, but it can also be the most treacherous. In this guide, Daniel N. Robinson surveys the philosophical and historical roots of modern psychology and sketches the major schools and thinkers of the discipline. He also identifies those false prejudices—such as contempt for metaphysics and the notion that the mind can be reduced to the chemical processes of the brain—that so often perplex and mislead students of psychology. He ends by calling for psychology to investigate more intensively the problems of moral and civic development. Readers will find Robinson’s book to be an indispensable orientation to this culturally influential field.
Psychology

Making Sense

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing : Psychology and the Life Sciences

Author: Margot Northey,Brian Timney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 234

View: 682

The
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Critical Thinking For Psychology

A Student Guide

Author: Mark Forshaw

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405191171

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

View: 8941

"This book is about critical thinking applied to psychology. In order to do just that, I have to take you on a journey somewhat, into other areas first"--
Psychology

Guide to Publishing in Psychology Journals

Author: Robert J. Sternberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521594608

Category: Psychology

Page: 214

View: 4817

A complete guide to writing psychology articles for publication.
Reference

Psychology

A Student's Handbook

Author: Michael W. Eysenck

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780863774751

Category: Reference

Page: 979

View: 7060

This text provides a detailed account of psychology. Most topics are dealt with in terms of theory, evidence, and evaluation. The book features key research studies, case studies, research activities, and personal reflections.
Psychology

The Student's Guide to Studying Psychology

Author: Thomas M Heffernan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317909860

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 2672

Studying a degree course in psychology, even if you’ve taken the subject before university, requires a whole range of new skills and knowledge. And the 4th edition of this best-selling guide is an invaluable companion. It can not only help you to get a good final degree, but will also support you in making informed choices towards either a career or further study. Updated to include the latest developments in the field, the new edition provides practical and helpful guidance on everything a psychology student encounters throughout their degree, including: Writing essays and research reports, including how to get your referencing right. Guidelines for researching ethically using humans or animals An overview of research methods and statistics, including qualitative methods Tips on how to approach and pass your exams Advice on becoming a graduate, including preparing your CV and making the most of your degree Featuring advice to help you every step of the way, the book also includes a library of weblinks to provide further resources to support your studies. This is an essential book for any psychology student wishing to make the most of their degree course.
Language Arts & Disciplines

How to Write a Lot

A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing

Author: Paul J. Silvia

Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

ISBN: 9781433829734

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 110

View: 6025

"All academics need to write, and many struggle to finish their dissertations, articles, books, or grant proposals. Writing is hard work and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academic schedule. This revised and updated edition of Paul Silvia's popular guide provides practical, lighthearted advice to help academics overcome common barriers and become productive writers. Silvia's expert tips have been updated to apply to a wide variety of disciplines, and this edition has a new chapter devoted to grant and fellowship writing"--
Reference

Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day

A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis

Author: Joan Bolker

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429968881

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 5342

Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique. Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer. Using positive reinforcement, she begins by reminding thesis writers that being able to devote themselves to a project that truly interests them can be a pleasurable adventure. She encourages them to pay close attention to their writing method in order to discover their individual work strategies that promote productivity; to stop feeling fearful that they may disappoint their advisors or family members; and to tailor their theses to their own writing style and personality needs. Using field-tested strategies she assists the student through the entire thesis-writing process, offering advice on choosing a topic and an advisor, on disciplining one's self to work at least fifteen minutes each day; setting short-term deadlines, on revising and defing the thesis, and on life and publication after the dissertation. Bolker makes writing the dissertation an enjoyable challenge.
Psychology

Effective Writing in Psychology

Papers, Posters,and Presentations

Author: Bernard C. Beins,Agatha M. Beins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111824222X

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

View: 4044

The second edition of Effective Writing in Psychology helps users produce crisp scientific communication, form concise unambiguous arguments, and render technical information clear and comprehensible. The new edition incorporates the latest guidelines contained within the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual. Clear guidelines on effective writing illustrate how to generate strong and compelling prose, even when the writing is not aimed at a research audience Incorporates changes to the guidelines contained in the 6th edition of the APA publication manual Includes material on how to adapt APA style for poster presentations using PowerPoint, and for oral presentations Contains a new section on using the Internet to present research papers and a new chapter on conducting a literature search, to guide students through databases, keywords, sources, and connections between articles Highlights methods for selecting a research topic and organizing papers Features a sample manuscript showing common deviations from correct APA style and a version demonstrating appropriate use of APA style
Psychology

Learn to Write Badly

How to Succeed in the Social Sciences

Author: Michael Billig

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107244870

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 9061

Modern academia is increasingly competitive yet the writing style of social scientists is routinely poor and continues to deteriorate. Are social science postgraduates being taught to write poorly? What conditions adversely affect the way they write? And which linguistic features contribute towards this bad writing? Michael Billig's witty and entertaining book analyses these questions in a quest to pinpoint exactly what is going wrong with the way social scientists write. Using examples from diverse fields such as linguistics, sociology and experimental social psychology, Billig shows how technical terminology is regularly less precise than simpler language. He demonstrates that there are linguistic problems with the noun-based terminology that social scientists habitually use - 'reification' or 'nominalization' rather than the corresponding verbs 'reify' or 'nominalize'. According to Billig, social scientists not only use their terminology to exaggerate and to conceal, but also to promote themselves and their work.
Psychology

Writing with Style: APA Style Made Easy

Author: Lenore Szuchman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285077067

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 2092

This accessible and invaluable workbook-style reference guide will help you smoothly make the transition from writing for composition classes to writing for psychology classes. In WRITING WITH STYLE, Sixth Edition, author Lenore T. Szuchman quickly and succinctly provides the basics of style presented by the Sixth Edition of the APA’s PUBLICATION MANUAL. Dr. Szuchman’s years of experience teaching writing-intensive courses give her an inside track on the trouble spots students often encounter when writing papers and dealing with APA style. In this book, you’ll learn how to avoid common errors and use the APA style with confidence. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Psychology

A Guide to Grammar and Usage for Psychology and Related Fields

Author: John Eric Bellquist

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780805813531

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

View: 1013

Why another book on this topic? The author's experience editing leading journals in psychology suggests that publication manuals and books on writing about experimentation in psychology do not adequately address grammatical usage and style. Much of the advice published for scientific writers reads as if it had been written either by English teachers for writers who do not publish in scientific fields, or by scientific writers who think that the information already available in countless handbooks on grammar and style for student writers in English classes is enough. Unfortunately, such traditional handbooks do not offer the particular sorts of commentary that scientific writers need. This book offers specific advice on a host of issues ranging from the appropriate use of abbreviations to wordiness -- and how to avoid it. Dr. Bellquist's expertise in both the English language and the language of scientific writing ideally positions him to offer guidelines on the use of the passive, the best wording for statistical presentations, and just how to describe experimental procedures, among many other topics. Complete with examples and principles to guide writing decisions, this book will assist both students and seasoned professionals in presenting their work clearly for maximum impact. This book is intended as a guide to grammar and usage for writers in scientific fields -- particularly in experimental psychology and all fields related to experimental psychology. Features of the book include: * alphabetical entries and numerous cross references on grammar, usage, and style; * numerous examples taken from scientific papers or based on actual cases; * discussions of semantic problems of grammar such as modification, predication, and statement; * and discussions of usage specific to experimental psychology, statistics, and related fields.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Short Guide to Writing About Psychology

Author: Dana S. Dunn

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0321970772

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 7968

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Featuring the latest APA-style guidelines, this concise guide helps readers master the skills and conventions they need to write well in psychology. This brief guide takes readers step-by-step through the writing process. 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 readers to all elements of professional writing in APA style, this book is a perfect supplement for courses in the social science disciplines.