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Master APA style and format quickly and easily! Written by experienced psychology instructors Beth M. Schwartz, R. Eric Landrum & Regan A.R. Gurung, who are respected members of the APA’s Teaching of Psychology division, An Easy Guide to APA Style: Second Edition provides an easy alternative for anyone struggling with APA style. Written in a clear, conversational, and humorous style, this book presents easy-to-understand explanations of how to write research papers, cite research, and do any work requiring APA format. The authors simplify the process with easy-to-follow advice, tips, and visual representations of how to use APA style. This updated edition includes easy-to-read screen shots as well as guidance on where to find answers to commonly asked student questions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452268392
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/12/2013
  • Series: EasyGuide Series
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 126,865
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Beth M. Schwartz (Ph D, State University of New York, Buffalo) is currently the William E. and Catherine Ehrman Thoresen ’23 Professor of Psychology and Assistant Dean of the College at Randolph College, Lynchburg, Virginia. In addition to numerous professional presentations at conferences, she has authored and co-authored many book chapters and articles in a variety of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Higher Education, Ethics and Behaviors, Law and Human Behavior, and Applied Developmental Science. Dr. Schwartz has also edited and co-authored numerous books, including An Easy Guide to APA Style, An Easy Guide to Research Presentations, Child Abuse: A Global View, Optimizing Teaching and Learning, and Evidence-Based Teaching for Higher Education. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, she is an award-winning teacher and scholar at Randolph College, where she teaches introductory psychology, research methods, cognitive psychology, forensic psychology, and the senior research capstone course.

R. Eric Landrum is a professor of psychology at Boise State University, receiving his Ph D in cognitive psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. His research interests center on the educational conditions that best facilitate student success as well as the use of So TL strategies to advance the efforts of scientist-educators. He has over 300 professional presentations at conferences and published over 20 books/book chapters, and has published over 70 professional articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. He has worked with over 275 undergraduate research assistants and taught over 12,500 students in 21 years at Boise State. During Summer 2008, he led an American Psychological Association working group at the National Conference for Undergraduate Education in Psychology studying the desired results of an undergraduate psychology education.

Eric is the lead author of The Psychology Major: Career Options and Strategies for Success (5th ed., 2013) and has authored Undergraduate Writing in Psychology: Learning to Tell the Scientific Story (2nd ed., 2012) and Finding A Job With a Psychology Bachelor’s Degree: Expert Advice for Launching Your Career (2009). He co-authored The Easy Guide to APA Style (2nd ed., 2013), You’ve Received Your Doctorate in Psychology—Now What? (2012) and is the lead editor for Teaching Ethically—Challenges and Opportunities (2012) and co-editor of Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology: Current and Future Perspectives (2013). He served as Vice President for the Rocky Mountain region of Psi Chi (2009–2011). He is a member of the American Psychological Association, a fellow in APA’s Division Two (Society for the Teaching of Psychology or STP), served as STP secretary (2009–2011), and will serve as the 2014 STP President.

Regan A. R. Gurung is the Ben J. and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Human Development and Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB). He received a BA at Carleton College (Minnesota) and a Ph D at the University of Washington. He then spent 3 years at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published articles in a variety of scholarly journals, including Psychological Review and Teaching of Psychology. He has a textbook, Health Psychology: A Cultural Approach (now in its third edition), and has coauthored/edited eight other books, including Exploring Signature Pedagogies: Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind (Gurung, Chick, & Haynie, 2009); Getting Culture (Gurung & Prieto, 2009); and Optimizing Teaching and Learning (Gurung & Schwartz, 2009). He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Midwestern Psychological Association, and a winner of the Founder’s Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as of the Founder’s Award for Scholarship at UWGB. He was also the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s Wisconsin Professor of the Year (2009) and the UW System Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award Winner. He is past president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

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Table of Contents

Section I. Overview
Ch1. Style Versus Format: Why It Matters to Your Audience and Why It Should Matter to You
Ch2. Your Visual Table of Contents Quick Finder
Section II. Writing With (APA) Style: Big-Picture Items
Ch3. Bare-Bones Fundamentals: General Writing Tips Specific to APA Style
Ch4. A Quick Grammer Summary for APA-Style Writing
Ch5. Thou Shalt Not Steal (or Be Lazy): Plagiarism and How to Avoid It
Ch6. Avoiding Biased Language
Section III. Writing With (APA) Style: Getting Down to Business
Ch7. Whodunit (or Said It)? Citing Sources in Text
Ch8. How, What, When, Who, and Where? A step-by-Step Playbook of Your Method
Ch9. How Did It All Turn Out? Writing About Statistics and Associated Fun
Ch10. Everybody Needs References
Section IV. Presenting Your Work In APA Format
Ch11. The Numbers Game: How to Write Numbers (and When the Rules Change)
Ch12. Formatting: Organizing, Headings, and Making Your Work Look Good to Print
Ch13. Table That Motion: The Special Challenges of Tables and Figures
Ch14. Make Microsoft Word 2010 Work for You: APA Formatting
Section V. Some Nitty-Gritty Details
Ch15. Making a List, No Apps Required: Enumeration and Seriation
Ch16. The Devil Is in the Details: Abbreviations, Signs, Symbols, and Punctuation
Section VI. In Closing: Important Considerations
Ch17. Using Rubrics: Knowing What It Means to Write a Good Paper
Ch18. Get It Right! Proofreading the Entire Paper
Ch19. Complete Sample of an Experimental (Research) Paper: Samples, Anyone?
Chapter 20. All Together Now: How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes

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