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
“This is an excellent book, which will prove valuable to many readers in different settings, not just students or educators.” (Nursing Times, 4 December 2012)
“All first-year students would benefit from this text when writing their first paper, poster and presentation, regardless of their writing background.” (Times Higher Education Supplement, 8 November 2012)
"This is an excellent book, which will prove valuable to many readers in different settings, not just students or educators. The parameters that govern a paper or presentation related to psychology are beautifully outlined here, and the guidelines offered could not be clearer." (Nursing Times.net, December 2012)
Bernard C. Beins, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of Psychology at Ithaca College, New York. He recently received the Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award from the American Psychological Foundation. He is also the author of Research Methods: A Tool for Life (2009). He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Eastern Psychological Association.
Agatha M. Beins is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at Texas Woman's University. She co-edited Women's Studies for the Future: Foundations, Interrogations, Politics with Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy (2005), and has published articles in Women: A Cultural Review and Sinister Wisdom. She is also part of the editorial collective for the journal Films for the Feminist Classroom.