This is a supplemental text for all psychology courses that facilitates, invigorates, and enhances student learning by teaching students to read and write effectively.
The Psychology Student Writer's Manual 3/E is a practical guide to research, reading, and writing in the discipline.
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.
Comprehensive source—Contains all the information needed to write most types of papers typically assigned in the discipline of psychology. Provides students with a complete, one-stop, easy-to-follow 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, how to incorporate citations, and more.
Thorough review of writing basics and formatting instructions—Addresses fundamental concerns of all writers, exploring the reasons why we write, describing the writing process itself, and examining those elements of grammar, style, and punctuation that cause the most confusion among writers in general.
Shows students the key elements of good writing and effective communication, gives students a quick and handy grammar reference source, and provides them with a detailed, easy-to-follow guide to preparing papers according to accepted formats.
Creative writing assignments—Offers practical writing exercises with step-by-step instructions.
Heightens students' interest in the study of psychology, and frees professors from the duty of teaching students to write the papers most often assigned in psychology classes.
APA standards—Complies with all APA style requirements, displays formats for text, title pages, reference pages, tables of contents in APA format, details the APA citation system, and discusses the crucial responsibility of every psychology writer to use source material ethically.
General analysis of psychology -◦Helps students obtain a deeper understanding of what constitutes the discipline of psychology so that they will become better and more educated writers on the subject.
To the Student: Welcome to a Community of Skilled Observers and Helpers
To the Teacher: What’s New in the Third Edition?
PART 1 READING AND WRITING FOR INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY COURSES
1 Read and Write to Understand People
1.1 Reading Psychology Analytically
Read & Write 1.1: Analyze a Chapter from a Psychology Classic
1.2 Reading News as Interpersonal Influence
Read & Write 1.2: Critique a Lead News Article
2 Read and Write Effectively
2.1 Get into the Flow of Writing
Read & Write 2.1: Identify an Unanswered Question in Psychology
2.2 Organize Your Qualitative Writing
Read & Write 2.2: Write a Chapter Outline
2.3 Draft, Revise, Edit, and Proofread
Read & Write 2.3: Discover Your Own Style
3 Practice the Craft of Scholarship
3.1 The Competent Writer
Read & Write 3.1: Correct a Sentence Fragment
3.2 Avoid Errors in Grammar and Punctuation
Read & Write 3.2: Proofread the Mental Health Bill
3.3 Format Your Paper and Its Contents Professionally
Read & Write 3.3: Explain the Data in the Table
3.4 Cite Your Sources Properly in APA Style
Read & Write 3.4: Compile a Usable Bibliography
3.5 Avoid Plagiarism
Read & Write 3.5: Summarize an Article from
4 Become Familiar with Perspectives in Psychology
Read & Write 4.1: Meet Dali and Freud
Read & Write 4.2: Discover What TED Talks Says about Behavior
Read & Write 4.3: Explore Problems and Potentials of Artificial Intelligence
5 Become Familiar with Skilled Observation
5.1 Skilled Listening
Read & Write 5.1: Conduct a Focus Group
5.2 Social Behavior
Read & Write 5.2: Interview a Counseling Psychologist
PART 2 BECOMING A PSYCHOLOGIST BY LEARNING SCHOLARSHIP SKILLS
6 Read and Write Professionally and Critically
6.1 Read and Write Qualitative Articles in Psychology
Read & Write 6.1: Write a Genogram as a Personal Case Study
6.2 Critique an Academic Article
Read & Write 6.2: Critique a Scholarly Psychology Article
6.3 Write a Book Review
Read & Write 6.3: Review a New Psychology Book
6.4 Write a Literature Review
Read & Write 6.4: Write a Psychology Literature Review
7 Research Effectively: Preliminary Scholarship
7.1 Institute an Effective Research Process
Read & Write 7.1: Write a Research Proposal
7.2 Evaluate the Quality of Online and Printed Information
Read & Write 7.2: Locate and List a Dozen High-Quality Sources
PART 3PRACTICING PSYCHOLOGY IN ADVANCED COURSES
8 Brain and Body
8.1 Biological Psychology
Read & Write 8.1: Explore the Relationship of Climate Change to Mental Health
8.2 Sensation Perception
Read & Write 8.2: Discover Movement and Depth in Art
9 Becoming Ourselves
9.1 Developmental Psychology
Read & Write 9.1: Explore the Perils of Pseudomaturity
9.2 Motivation and Emotion
Read & Write 9.2: Discover a Diary of Anger, Sadness, and Fear
Read & Write 9.3: Know Thyself
9.4 Social Psychology
Read & Write 9.4: Reflect on the Psychological Foundations of Ideology
9.5 Abnormal Psychology
Read & Write 9.5: Explore the Psychology of Violence
10 Fundamentals of Psychological Science
Read & Write 10.1: Write an Experimental Research Paper
10.2 Statistics for Psychology
Read & Write 10.2: Calculate Statistical Significance