How To Write in Psychology

A Student Guide

Author: John R. Beech

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405156937

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

View: 979

A guide to the unique writing requirements of psychology. Filled with practical instructions and examples, it includes what the student needs to know about the principles and practice of writing for psychology. Suitable for those pursuing a psychology degree, it lays out helpful tricks to manage time and stay on track during writing assignments.

Writing Papers in Psychology

A Student Guide to Research Reports, Literature Reviews, Proposals, Posters, and Handouts

Author: Ralph L. Rosnow,Mimi Rosnow

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company


Category: Psychology

Page: 165

View: 2426

This Seventh Edition of "WRITING PAPERS IN PSYCHOLOGY" provides frameworks, tips, guidelines, and sample illustrations for college students who are writing research reports or literature reviews that are expected to conform to style recommendations in the Fifth Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. It is intended to be more than just an APA style guide, however. It is designed to cultivate organizing, literature retrieval, critical reasoning, and communication skills under deadlines. For more than a decade, this brief, inexpensive, and easy to use "how-to" manual has helped thousands of students in psychology and related fields with the task of writing term papers and reports.

A Student's Guide to Studying Psychology

Author: Thomas M. Heffernan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1841693944

Category: Psychology

Page: 230

View: 8599

Now in its third edition, this very popular guide to studying psychology remains an invaluable tool for students at both undergraduate and pre-degree level, along with those deciding whether to take psychology as an academic subject. Providing insights into the most critical aspects of studying psychology, A Student's Guide to Studying Psychology is distinguished from other texts by its easy to follow format and practical nature. Topics covered include: Perspectives within psychology Making the most of seminars, tutorials and lectures How to write essays and empirical reports Guidelines on exam preparation and technique Information on careers in psychology and tips for applying for jobs, including how to write your own curriculum vitae. For this fully updated third edition, new advice is included on web-based research and referencing. Subject coverage is expanded to include contemporary research trends in cognitive neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and positive psychology. In addition, new material investigates postgraduate specialisms including neuropsychology, psychotherapy and sport psychology.

Making Sense in Psychology

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

Author: Margot Northey,Brian Timney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199010318

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

View: 2172

Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, this second edition of Making Sense in Psychology is an indispensable guide for students in the discipline. Maintaining the signature straightforward style of the series, this book offers up-to-date, detailed information on writing essays, researchproposals, and lab reports; conducting research; evaluating Internet sources; APA guidelines; avoiding plagiarism; studying for tests and exams; delivering oral presentations; and more.

The Student's Guide to Studying Psychology

Author: Thomas M Heffernan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317909860

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 8204

Studying a degree course in psychology, even if you’ve taken the subject before university, requires a whole range of new skills and knowledge. And the 4th edition of this best-selling guide is an invaluable companion. It can not only help you to get a good final degree, but will also support you in making informed choices towards either a career or further study. Updated to include the latest developments in the field, the new edition provides practical and helpful guidance on everything a psychology student encounters throughout their degree, including: Writing essays and research reports, including how to get your referencing right. Guidelines for researching ethically using humans or animals An overview of research methods and statistics, including qualitative methods Tips on how to approach and pass your exams Advice on becoming a graduate, including preparing your CV and making the most of your degree Featuring advice to help you every step of the way, the book also includes a library of weblinks to provide further resources to support your studies. This is an essential book for any psychology student wishing to make the most of their degree course.

Critical Thinking For Psychology

A Student Guide

Author: Mark Forshaw

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405191171

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

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"This book is about critical thinking applied to psychology. In order to do just that, I have to take you on a journey somewhat, into other areas first"--

Discovering Research Methods in Psychology

A Student's Guide

Author: L. D. Sanders

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405175311

Category: Psychology

Page: 330

View: 2110

Discovering Research Methods in Psychology: A Student's Guide presents an accessible introduction to the research methodology techniques that underpin the field of psychology Offers a unique narrative approach to introducing the complexities of psychological research methods to first year students Introduces the reader to the three main types of research methods used in psychology ? observation, experimentation and survey methods Provides clear summaries of 21st-century published studies that reflect diversity and best illustrate issues in research methodology Includes an emphasis on topics of most interest to students, from those with a personal perspective such as romantic relationships, prejudice and career decisions, to clinical topics including eating disorders, heavy drinking and paranoia Features a comprehensive glossary of all research terminology used in the narrative

The Student's Guide to Writing Essays

Author: David Roberts

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0749421924

Category: Education

Page: 119

View: 1084

This text is divided into two sections: a core element focusing on basic skills which everyone needs to master in writing essays, and a subject-based section which takes the student to a more advanced level.

Writing Papers in Psychology

A Student Guide

Author: Ralph Leon Rosnow,Mimi Rosnow

Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole


Category: Psychology

Page: 105

View: 835

For more than a decade, this brief, inexpensive, and easy to use "how-to" manual has helped thousands of students in psychology and related fields with the task of writing term papers and reports. Now even more up to date, this best seller includes a wealth of information and has been updated to reflect the latest APA Style Manual.

The Practical Researcher

A Student Guide to Conducting Psychological Research

Author: Dana Dunn

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages


Category: Psychology

Page: 390

View: 1300

Translating the theory side of research methods into practice, this title leads students through the process of developing and conducting research. It includes step-by-step tables and figures in chapters. In addition to learning about research theory, students learn the importance of reading, writing, and critiquing journal articles.

Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Measuring Systematic Changes to Teaching and Improvements in Learning

New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 136

Author: Regan A. R. Gurung,Janie H. Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118838890

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 9259

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) should be anintegral part of every academic’s life, representing not onlythe pinnacle of effortful teaching, but also standing side by sidewith more conventional disciplinary scholarship. Although practicedby many instructors for years, SoTL has garnered national attentionresulting in a spate of new journals to publish pedagogicalresearch. SoTL helps students, fosters faculty development, and has beenintegrated into higher education. This volume provides readers withchallenges that will motivate them to engage in SoTL and take theirpedagogical research further. We include many key features aimed tohelp both the teacher new to research and SoTL and also researcherswho may have a long list of scholarly publications innon-pedagogical areas and who have not conducted research. This is the 136th volume of this Jossey-Bass higher educationseries. It offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques forimproving college teaching based on the experience of seasonedinstructors and the latest findings of educational andpsychological researchers.

Academic Writing

A Practical Guide for Students

Author: Stephen Bailey

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780748768387

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 8272

This textbook is designed for non-native speaking students who are taking college courses at English-speaking universities. Covering four general areas, the book takes a refreshing approach to Academic Writing. Set within a clear structure and using easily understandable language, the material is divided into short, manageable sections covering reading, note-taking, summarizing and writing skills.

Cultural Issues in Psychology

A Student's Handbook

Author: Andrew Stevenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135239843

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

View: 2995

Does our cultural background influence the way we think and feel about ourselves and others? Does our culture affect how we choose our partners, how we define intelligence and abnormality and how we bring up our children? Psychologists have long pondered the relationship between culture and a range of psychological attributes. Cultural Issues In Psychology is an all round student guide to the key studies, theories and controversies which seek to explore human behaviour in a global context. The book explores key controversies in global psychology, such as: Culture: what does it mean and how has it been researched? Relativism and universalism: are they compatible approaches in global research? Ethnocentrism: is psychological research dominated by a few regions of the world? Indigenous psychologies: what are the diverse research traditions from around the world? Research methods and perspectives: how can we compare and contrast cross-cultural psychology and cultural psychology? The book also includes detailed examinations of global research into mainstream areas of psychology, such as social, cognitive and developmental psychology, as well as abnormal psychology. With insightful classroom activities and helpful pedagogical features, this detailed, yet accessibly written book gives introductory-level psychology students access to a concise review of key research, issues, controversies and diverse approaches in the area of culture and psychology.

How To Write Well: A Guide For Health And Social Care Students

A Guide for Health and Social Care Students

Author: Keeling, June,Chapman, Hazel M,Williams, Julie

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335244939

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 5740

Good writing skills are essential for all students, but many students struggle to master good writing skills until later in their course. This book will help students doing health and social care subjects to better understand what good writing looks like, and how to do it themselves. The book shows students how to: *Plan pieces of writing *Execute good writing basics *Edit and refine their work *Write to a brief This essential guide includes multiple examples of good and bad writing to help students unpick the nuts and bolts of writing and writing skills. Taking an accessible approach, the authors include quotes and stories from real life students to help embolden students to tackle their writing fears - and become confident writers.

A Guide to Coursework in Psychology

Author: Eamon Fulcher

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135421412

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 3199

Ever had difficulty choosing a research project? Ever wondered how your work will be marked? This book will help students to understand the coursework specifications and marking criteria for a number of key exam boards, including; AQA (specification A and B), OCR, EDEXCEL and SQA. It provides specific and highly relevant advice on how to maximise achievement in coursework. Guidance is offered on how best to choose a research project, through to practical advice on how to carry out research and write up reports. Topics to be avoided are also considered and advice on how to navigate the difficulties and avoid common pitfalls provided. Key issues covered include: * An overview of the main methods of investigation in psychology * Data analysis, including how to present data in Word and Excel and how best to comment on it * How to draw conclusions from data and create inferential statistics. Incorporating a series of examples, including an investigation from start to finish, and a laboratory experiment, this book provides clear, hands-on advice. It will be an invaluable tool for GCSE, AS and A2 students, helping them to maintain their motivation through coursework assignments and to achieve their potential.

The Exam Skills Handbook

Achieving Peak Performance

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137013567

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 2684

Provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. It gives practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance through to last minute revision strategies. This fully updated, two-colour edition includes two brand new chapters.

A Student's Guide to Developmental Psychology

Author: Margaret Harris,Gert Westermann

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317963032

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 5458

This major new undergraduate textbook provides students with everything they need when studying developmental psychology. Guiding students through the key topics, the book provides both an overview of traditional research and theory as well as an insight into the latest research findings and techniques. Taking a chronological approach, the key milestones from birth to adolescence are highlighted and clear links between changes in behaviour and developments in brain activity are made. Each chapter also highlights both typical and atypical developments, as well as discussing and contrasting the effects of genetic and environmental factors. The book contains a wealth of pedagogical features to help students engage with the material, including: Learning objectives for every chapter Key term definitions Over 100 colour illustrations Chapter summaries Further reading Suggested essay questions. A Student’s Guide to Developmental Psychology is supported by a companion website, featuring a range of helpful supplementary resources including exclusive video clips to illustrate key developmental concepts. This book is essential reading for all undergraduate students of developmental psychology. It will also be of interest to those in education, healthcare and other subjects requiring an up-to-date and accessible overview of child development.

Making Sense in the Life Sciences

A Student's Guide to Writing and Research

Author: Margot Northey,Patrick von Aderkas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199010288

Category: Life sciences

Page: 288

View: 4898

Part of the best-selling Making Sense series, Making Sense in the Life Sciences is an indispensable guide for students in any area of the life sciences - including biology, biochemistry, health sciences, pharmacology, and zoology. Maintaining the clear, straightforward style of the otherbooks in the series, this book outlines topics such as writing essays and lab reports, conducting research, evaluating Internet sources, using electronic journal databases, and documenting sources.