Psychology Student Writer's Manual

ISBN-10: 0130413828
ISBN-13: 9780130413826
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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Description: For undergraduate courses in Psychology. Ideal as either a companion or stand-alone text for any psychology course that requires students to write papers. This clear and functional handbook shows how to research and write in psychology as well as  More...

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Book details

List price: $64.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

For undergraduate courses in Psychology. Ideal as either a companion or stand-alone text for any psychology course that requires students to write papers. This clear and functional handbook shows how to research and write in psychology as well as improve one's overall writing ability. Covering every fundamental aspect of writing (from content to form, grammar, tracking sources of information, and citing sources), it assists students in preparing two specific types of papers: research reports and term papers.

To the Student
To the Teacher
Introduction: The Discipline of Psychology
A Brief History
An Eclectic Discipline: Psychology Today
A Handbook of Style for Psychology
Writing as Communication
Writing to Learn
The Writing Process
Writing Competently
Grammar and Style
Fixing Common Errors
Student Paper Formats in APA Style
General Page Format
Text
Citing Sources
Introduction to APA Style
Citing Sources
Conducting Research in Psychology
Organizing the Research Process
Gaining Control of the Research Process
Effective Research Methods
Ethical Use of Source Material
Library Research
Sources of Information in the Library
Exercise: Library Research Assignment
The Internet and Distance Learning
Writing Resources on the Internet
Psychology Resources on the Internet
The Special Challenges of Distance Learning
Writing Assignments
Short Assignments for Introduction to Psychology Courses
Extrasensory Perception
Sensation
Development
Critical Examination of Psychological Literature
Article Critiques
How to Conduct a Literature Review
Traditional (Non-experimental) Psychology Research Papers
An Introduction to Traditional Psychology
Steps in Writing a Traditional Paper
The Elements of a Traditional Paper
Experimental Research Papers
The Fundamentals of Scientific Inquiry in the Discipline of Psychology
Steps in Writing an Experimental Research Paper
Elements of an Experimental Research Paper
Professional Ethics for Psychologists
Delayed Memory: A Possible Pitfall
Assignment: Analysis of an Ethical Problem
The APA Code of Ethics
Genograms
Definition
How to Write a Genogram Paper
Postscript: Additional Applications for Genograms
References
Index

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