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Writing about Psychology

ISBN-10: 0205521568

ISBN-13: 9780205521562

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Dana S. Dunn

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Up-to-date writing techniques and the latest APA-style guidelines nbsp; APA-style citation and conducting research (print and online) nbsp; Introductory and advanced Psychology courses
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Book details

List price: $39.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface
Writing About Psychology
Writing as a Process
Why Write, Anyway?
Forms of Writing in Psychology
Student Papers
Introducing APA Style
Planning Your Writing: Timing Is Everything
Answering a Test Question
Writing a Paper
A Basic Timeline
Writing Habits
Exercises
Searching the Psychological Literature
Selecting a Research Topic
Maintaining a Research Notebook
Narrowing Your Focus
Process Overview: Searching the Psychological Literature
Doing Library Research
A Brief Guide to Reference Works in Psychology
Using Online Catalogs
Psychology Online: Using Databases
Searching the Internet
Search and Metasearch
Other Internet Resources
Using the Internet: Caveat Emptor
Keeping Track of References
Logging References in a Working Bibliography
Exercises
Reading the Psychological Literature
The Scientific Pecking Order: Why Journals Are First
How to Read and Evaluate the Literature
How to Read a Journal Article
Skimming: Doing a Quick Prereading
Taking Notes on What You Read
Using Notecards
Using a Research Notebook
Recognizing and Preventing Plagiarism
A Plagiarism-Awareness Exercise
One More Word of Advice
Exercises
Getting Started: Writing
Getting Started: Prewriting Activities
Freewriting
Outlining
Writing a First Draft
Trick Drafts: Starting with the Roughest Draft
Writing a Hypothesis and Composing Paragraphs
A Recommended Order for Drafting APA-Style Papers
Writing Subsequent Drafts
Three Issues to Consider
Suggestions for Further Improvement
How Many Drafts?
Revising: Top to Bottom Every Time
Revisiting a Draft
Seeking Feedback
Professor, Peer, or Writing Center?
How to (Graciously) Receive Feedback
How to (Graciously) Give Feedback
Exercises
Writing APA-Style Papers: Content and Guidance
Benefits of APA Style
Bem's Hourglass Model for Empirical Writings
Writing the Empirical, or Research, Paper in APA style
Title
Abstract
Introduction
Method
Results
Discussion
References
Tables and Figures
Appendix
Author Note
A Sample Research Paper
Writing an Article Critique
Writing a Research Proposal
Writing a Literature Review Paper
Writing a Theory Paper
Exercises
Writing Up Results
Conveying Statistical Results in Words
Starting with a Hypothetical Research Result
Organizing the Results Section
Reflecting Further on Your Results
New APA Guidelines on Statistical Methods
Meaning Before Numbers: The MAGIC Criteria
Exercises
Citing References in APA Style
Citations and References
Learning the Psychological Literature by Reading References Sections
Basic Citation Mechanics
Citing References Within Text
Quoting and Paraphrasing
Citing Secondary Sources
Formats for APA-Style References
Journal Articles
Books
Edited Books
Chapters in Edited Books
Magazine or Newspaper Articles
Presentations at Professional Meetings or Conferences
Electronic (Online) Sources
Reviews
Personal Communications
Letters to the Editor
Dissertations and Master's Theses
Unpublished Manuscripts or Data
Exercises
Displaying Data in Tables and Figures
Tables
Constructing a Table
Figures
Constructing a Figure
Exercises
Formatting and Proofreading Your Paper
Grammar Guidelines
Punctuation Basics
Some Common Usage Errors in Student Writing
Checking Your Spelling
Checking Your Writing Voice: Be Active, Not Passive
Using Inclusive Language
Gender and Sex
Race and Ethnicity
Guidelines for Formatting in APA Style
Title Page
Page Numbering
Headings and Subheadings
Quickly Checking a Paper's Format
Proofreading the Penultimate Draft: Once More with Feeling
Exercises
Beyond Writing: Presenting Psychological Research
The Call for Papers
Understanding Call Types and Requirements
Knowing Your Audience
The Talk
Outlining a Talk
Preparing Overheads, Slides, and Handouts
Computer-Aided Presentations
Practice, Practice, Practice
Giving the Talk: Be a Pro, Avoid the Cons
Symposia: Talks in Common
Student Symposia
Poster Presentations
Knowing What to Expect
Creating a Poster: Less Is More-and More Is a Bore
Return to Writing: Submitting Your Research to a Journal
Student Journals
Professional Journals
Submission, Peer Review, and Editorial Decision: A Process Outline
Patience, Patience, Patience
Exercises
Some Journals in Psychology
References
Credits
Index