The Psychology Student Writer's Manual / Edition 2

The Psychology Student Writer's Manual / Edition 2

by Jill M. Scott Ph.D., Russell Koch Ph.D., Greg M Scott, Stephen M. Garrison
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130413828

ISBN-13: 9780130413826

Pub. Date: 06/22/2001

Publisher: Pearson

An essential guide for all writers on the discipline of psychology, this clear-cut, hands-on book shows how to research and write in psychology as well as improve one's overall writing ability. Provides users with a comprehensive reference source on how to research and write papers—including how to conduct research in psychology, how to

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An essential guide for all writers on the discipline of psychology, this clear-cut, hands-on book shows how to research and write in psychology as well as improve one's overall writing ability. Provides users with a comprehensive reference source on how to research and write papers—including how to conduct research in psychology, how to find information on topics related to psychology, and how to incorporate citations, and presents a thorough review of writing basics and formatting instructions. Comes in three parts—Part I: "A Handbook of Style for Psychology" details writing as communication, writing competently, formats in APA style, and citing sources in APA style; Part II: "Conducting Research in Psychology" explains how to organize the research process, library research, the Internet and distance learning; Part III: "Writing Assignments" offers a critical examination of psychological literature, and explores traditional research papers, experimental research proposals and papers, ethics papers, and genograms. Includes new writing exercises that deal with the special challenges of distance learning, extrasensory perception, and more. For psychologists and those writing about the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130413826
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/22/2001
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

I. A HANDBOOK OF STYLE FOR PSYCHOLOGY.

1. Writing as Communication.

2. Writing Competently.

3. Student Paper Formats in APA Style.

4. Citing Sources.

II. CONDUCTING RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY.

5. Organizing the Research Process.

6. Library Research.

7. The Internet and Distance Learning.

III. WRITING ASSIGNMENTS.

8. Short Assignments for Introduction to Psychology Courses.

9. Critical Examination of Psychological Literature.

10. Traditional (Non-Experimental) Psychology Research Papers.

11. Experimental Research Papers.

12. Professional Ethics for Psychologists.

13. Genograms.

References.

Index.

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