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Writing for Psychology : 6th Edition - Robert O'Shea

Writing for Psychology

6th Edition

Spiral Ringed Book

Published: 12th June 2012
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This bestselling text is an essential resource for any undergraduate psychology student. For many years it has helped guide students with writing reports and essays by teaching them how to think critically, to write clearly and simply, and to follow the conventions of the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). A must-have manual for anyone that needs to learn how to write professional psychology reports and essays.

Features:

  • Updated to encompass the latest revisions of the 6th edition of the APA Manual, ensuring your students are writing to the most current style


  • Good examples of APA reports and essays, featuring concise and engaging annotations and explanations, that are set out in clear APA format , so your students can easily see how to do it themselves


  • A sample flawed report and flawed essay are included in the appendices. These identify errors and frequent points of difficulty, helping students to avoid common mistakes


  • Poor example/Better example boxes that lead students through the process of understanding superior writing. Students can quickly compare examples side by side and easily identify how to improve their writing skills


  • A whole chapter devoted to other forms of writing for psychology. Posters, for example, are an increasingly popular format for student research presentations


  • Clear, engaging language and explanations of how to and why to write to the APA style. This helps students to easily understand the relevance, value and use of good writing for success in their study and future careers


  • Spiral binding makes it easy to use the book while writing


  • Specific sections cover how to write up results and research as an important part of report-writing


New to the Edition

  • Fully updated to reflect the requirements of the current 6th edition of the APA manual


  • Keeping in line with current course trends, the report-writing chapter has now moved to earlier in the text


  • Stay abreast of current industry terminology with an all NEW glossary of terms


  • Facilitate planning and teaching with instructor resources available online


About the Authors

Professor Robert O’Shea is the professor of psychology at Southern Cross University. Prior to this he taught at the University of Otago, Dalhousie University, Northwestern University, Queen’s University (Canada) and the University of Queensland, having received his PhD from the University of Queensland in 1983. He has published extensively in major psychology and neuroscience journals. His research is on visual perception, especially binocular vision, perception in the real world, depth perception, peripheral vision, and movement perception. He has taken study leaves at Dartmouth College, Harvard University, and the University of Rochester. Professor O’Shea has been an associate editor of Perception & Psychophysics, a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the coordinator of the 2004 Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference.

Dr Wendy McKenzie is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine at Monash University. Wendy has many years experience teaching undergraduate psychology, mostly in the areas of cognitive psychology, research skills and report writing. Her main research interests are in the areas of human memory and teaching and learning in higher education, in particular the use of educational technology.

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    This book is the bible for any undergraduate psychology student.

     
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      1. Read This First!


      2. Writing Reports


      3. Writing Essays


      4. Finding and Using Reference Material


      5. Thinking Critically and Developing Ideas


      6. Writing Correctly and With Style


      7. Writing for Other Forms of Assessment


      8. References



      App A Statistical Assumptions


      App B Common measurement abbreviations


      App C More Plurals


      App D Flawed Report


      App E Flawed Essay

      ISBN: 9780170214681
      ISBN-10: 0170214680
      Audience: Tertiary; University or College
      Format: Spiral Ringed Book
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 216
      Published: 12th June 2012
      Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 22.0  x 1.8
      Weight (kg): 0.54
      Edition Number: 6
      Edition Type: Revised