Undergraduate Writing in Psychology

Newly revised, this third edition features new writing samples and new guidance to reflect the seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Author: R. Eric Landrum

Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

ISBN: 1433833891

Category: Psychology

Page: 172

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This accessible, practical guide teaches students how to analyze and organize ideas for literature reviews, as well as how to prepare each section of a scientific research paper (introduction, method, results, discussion). Several resources are provided, such as a checklist and self-quiz, example reference formats, and several before-and-after writing samples showing marked-up changes. Now revised, this third edition features new writing samples and new guidance to reflect the seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Your Undergraduate Degree in Psychology

Combining empirical data with practical experience, Landrum and Hettich provide essential advice and tools to help psychology students survive and thrive in the workplace.

Author: Paul I. Hettich

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412999311

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 289

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In Your Undergraduate Degree in Psychology: From College to Career, authors and professors Paul I. Hettich and R. Eric Landrum provide innovative strategies and tools for succeeding after college with an undergraduate degree in psychology. Drawing on current research data, applied theory, and both academic and workplace experiences, they help stimulate self-reflection and improve decision making as students approach their careers. The text covers key topics in the college-to-career transition, including career planning and development, identifying and transferring marketable skills, building and sustaining strong networks, understanding what employers want and don’t want, coping with personal life changes, becoming a valued employee, and more.

Undergraduate Writing in Psychology

Washington , DC : American Psychological Association . Slatcher , R. B. , & Pennebaker , J. W. ( 2006 ) . How do I love thee ? Let me count the words : The social effects of expressive writing . Psychological Science , 17 , 660-664 .

Author: R. Eric Landrum

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: UOM:39015073621081

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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This book takes readers step-by-step through crafting research questions or theses: executing library database searches; analyzing evaluating, and synthesizing literature; and drafting specific parts of a paper. Writing samples, including two full-length student papers in draft, marked-up, and final form, illustrate key concepts such as how to synthesize literature, how revision differs from editing, and how to recognize and avoid plagiarism.

An EasyGuide to APA Style

Written by experienced psychology instructors who are respected members of the APA’s Teaching of Psychology division, this guide provides an easy alternative for anyone struggling with APA style.

Author: Beth M. Schwartz

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412991247

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 207

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Written by experienced psychology instructors who are respected members of the APA’s Teaching of Psychology division, this guide provides an easy alternative for anyone struggling with APA style. Written in a clear, conversational, and sometimes humorous style, this book presents easy-to understand explanations of how to write research papers, cite research, and do any work requiring APA format. The authors demystify the process with easy-to-follow advice, tips, and visual representations of how to use APA style.

Writing in Psychology

This book helps readers become better writers of psychology and better writers in general.

Author: Scott A. Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317970910

Category: Psychology

Page: 188

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This book helps readers become better writers of psychology and better writers in general. After reading thousands of course papers, theses, and dissertations, Dr. Miller knows and addresses the issues that students find most challenging when writing about psychology. Written with the utmost flexibility in mind, the chapters can be read in any order. More comprehensive than similar texts, this book provides detailed coverage of how to write empirical reports, research proposals, and literature reviews, and how to read meta-analyses. Readers will also find invaluable strategies for improving one’s writing including how to adopt an engaging yet accurate style, thorough coverage of grammatical and word use rules that govern writing in general, and the APA (American Psychological Association) rules that govern the expression of that content. Readers will appreciate these helpful learning tools: Describes the most common APA style rules encountered and/or highlights references to the Manual when more detailed knowledge is required. Numerous examples from journal articles that help readers gain a clearer understanding of content they will encounter in writing psychological reports. Chapter exercises that provide an opportunity to apply the points conveyed in each chapter. Examples of the most common mistakes made by students and how to avoid them and best practices for improving one’s writing. Tables that help readers gain a clearer understanding of the new standards in the APA Publications Manual, 6th ed (Appendix A). Errors in APA Style exemplified via an improperly formatted paper and another version noting corrections pertaining to APA style and grammar, to highlight the most common pitfalls encountered by students (Appendix B). Ideal for courses on writing in psychology or as a supplement for graduate or advanced undergraduate courses in research design or research methods, this book also serves as a resource for anyone looking for guidance on how to write about psychological content.

The Oxford Handbook of Undergraduate Psychology Education

Undergraduate Writing in Psychology: Learning to Tell the Scientific Story (rev. ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. • Morgan, B. L., & Korschgen, A.J. (2009). Majoring in Psych? Career Options for Psychology ...

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Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199933815

Category: PSYCHOLOGY

Page: 952

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The Oxford Handbook of Undergraduate Psychology Education is dedicated to providing comprehensive coverage of teaching, pedagogy, and professional issues in psychology. The Handbook is designed to help psychology educators at each stage of their careers, from teaching their first courses and developing their careers to serving as department or program administrators. The goal of the Handbook is to provide teachers, educators, researchers, scholars, and administrators in psychology with current, practical advice on course creation, best practices in psychology pedagogy, course content recommendations, teaching methods and classroom management strategies, advice on student advising, and administrative and professional issues, such as managing one's career, chairing the department, organizing the curriculum, and conducting assessment, among other topics. The primary audience for this Handbook is college and university-level psychology teachers (at both two and four-year institutions) at the assistant, associate, and full professor levels, as well as department chairs and other psychology program administrators, who want to improve teaching and learning within their departments. Faculty members in other social science disciplines (e.g., sociology, education, political science) will find material in the Handbook to be applicable or adaptable to their own programs and courses.

Scientific Writing for Psychology

Scientific psychologists need to write well to communicate their findings with others, but their training typically includes few opportunities to master this skill. Undergraduate psychology majors are first exposed to scientific writing ...

Author: Robert V. Kail

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781544309613

Category: Psychology

Page: 152

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In the Second Edition of Scientific Writing for Psychology, veteran teacher, editor and author, Robert V. Kail provides straightforward strategies along with hands-on exercises for effective scientific writing in a series of seven lessons. Kail shares an abundance of writing wisdom with "tools of the trade"—heuristics, tips, and strategies—used by expert authors to produce writing that is clear, concise, cohesive, and compelling. The exercises included throughout each extensively class-tested lesson allow students to practice and ultimately master their scientific writing skills.

How to Teach a Course in Research Methods for Psychology Students

Be sure to emphasize the importance of all aspects of APA writing style and formatting and how it will impact their grade if ... You can find this site at https:// psych.uw.edu/undergraduate/writing-center/writing-guides or by Googling ...

Author: Ross A. Seligman

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030428785

Category: Psychology

Page: 117

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This book is a step-by-step guide for instructors on how to teach a psychology research methods course at the undergraduate or graduate level. It provides various approaches for teaching the course including lecture topics, difficult concepts for students, sample labs, test questions, syllabus guides and policies, as well as a detailed description of the requirements for the final experimental paper. This book is also supplemented with anecdotes from the author’s years of experience teaching research methods classes. Chapters in this book include information on how to deliver more effective lectures, issues you may encounter with students, examples of weekly labs, tips for teaching research methods online, and much more. This book is targeted towards the undergraduate or graduate professor who has either not yet taught research methods or who wants to improve his or her course. Using step by step directions, any teacher will be able to follow the guidelines found in this book that will help them succeed. How to Teach a Course in Research Methods for Psychology Students is a valuable resource for anyone teaching a quantitative research methods course at the college or university level.

Designing and Teaching Undergraduate Capstone Courses

Landrum, R. E. (2012). Undergraduate writing in psychology: Learning to tell the scientific story. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Langford, J. (2014). Antiquity for undergraduate researchers.

Author: Robert C. Hauhart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118761878

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Enrich your students and the institution with a high-impact practice Designing and Teaching Undergraduate Capstone Courses is a practical, research-backed guide to creating a course that is valuable for both the student and the school. The book covers the design, administration, and teaching of capstone courses throughout the undergraduate curriculum, guiding departments seeking to add a capstone course, and allowing those who have one to compare it to others in the discipline. The ideas presented in the book are supported by regional and national surveys that help the reader understand what's common, what's exceptional, what works, and what doesn't within capstone courses. The authors also provide additional information specific to different departments across the curriculum, including STEM, social sciences, humanities, fine arts, education, and professional programs. Identified as a high-impact practice by the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Association of American Colleges and Universities' LEAP initiative, capstone courses culminate a student's final college years in a project that integrates and applies what they've learned. The project takes the form of a research paper, a performance, a portfolio, or an exhibit, and is intended to showcase the student's very best work as a graduating senior. This book is a guide to creating for your school or department a capstone course that ties together undergraduate learning in a way that enriches the student and adds value to the college experience. Understand what makes capstone courses valuable for graduating students Discover the factors that make a capstone course effective, and compare existing programs, both within academic disciplines and across institutions Learn administrative and pedagogical techniques that increase the course's success Examine discipline-specific considerations for design, administration, and instruction Capstones are generally offered in departmental programs, but are becoming increasingly common in general education as well. Faculty and administrators looking to add a capstone course or revive an existing one need to understand what constitutes an effective program. Designing and Teaching Undergraduate Capstone Courses provides an easily digested summary of existing research, and offers expert guidance on making your capstone course successful.

An EasyGuide to APA Style

Landrum, R. E. (2008): Undergraduate writing in psychology: Learning to tell the scientific story. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Mitchell, M. L., Jolley, J: M., 8; O'Shea, R. P. (2004). Writing for psychology: A ...

Author: Beth M. Schwartz

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452268392

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

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Master APA style and format quickly and easily! Written by experienced psychology instructors Beth M. Schwartz, R. Eric Landrum & Regan A.R. Gurung, who are respected members of the APA’s Teaching of Psychology division, An EasyGuide to APA Style: Second Edition provides an easy alternative for anyone struggling with APA style. Written in a clear, conversational, and humorous style, this book presents easy-to-understand explanations of how to write research papers, cite research, and do any work requiring APA format. The authors simplify the process with easy-to-follow advice, tips, and visual representations of how to use APA style. This updated edition includes easy-to-read screen shots as well as guidance on where to find answers to commonly asked student questions.

Writing for Psychology

This manual will help students adhere to the basics of APA style; refine critical thinking skills, library search skills, revising skills, editing skills, and proofing skills; and avoid plagiarism.

Author: Mark L. Mitchell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495597813

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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WRITING FOR PSYCHOLOGY offers concise assistance for students writing their research analyses using APA Style. By providing concrete examples of common errors, the authors are able to show rather than merely tell students what to do and what to avoid. This manual will help students adhere to the basics of APA style; refine critical thinking skills, library search skills, revising skills, editing skills, and proofing skills; and avoid plagiarism. Checklists precede the summary at the end of every chapter, giving students the chance to make sure they have been thorough in their reports. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Easyguide to APA Style

Written by experienced psychology instructors Beth M. Schwartz, R. Eric Landrum, and Regan A. R. Gurung, all active and respected members of the American Psychological Association (APA) Society for the Teaching of Psychology, the updated ...

Author: Beth M. Schwartz

Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 1483383237

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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This clear and concise book is designed to demystify the process of writing in APA style and format. With precise examples (both writing examples and Microsoft Word screenshots), An EasyGuide to APA Style 3e points out common APA style and formatting mistakes and how to avoid them. The book also provides an overview of the style and formatting changes for the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual, providing detailed examples and complete sample student papers written to conform to APA format. The authors illustrate not only how to write using APA style, but also what writing in APA style really looks like when your paper is complete. Written in a conversational and clear style, this guide will help anyone find their way through the maze of rules in the APA Publication Manual and become proficient in learning the fine points of APA style.

Your Graduate Training in Psychology

Surviving graduate school in psychology: A pocket mentor. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Landrum, E. (2008). Undergraduate writing in psychology: Learning to tell the scientific story.

Author: Peter J. Giordano

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412994934

Category: Education

Page: 326

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Your Graduate Training in Psychology takes current and upcoming graduate students beyond the typical concerns of enrolling into graduate school and guides them on how to complete graduate school successfully. Unlike other books that focus on how to get into graduate school, this book directly addresses the major issues that students confront during their graduate training in psychology. A carefully selected cadre of expert authors in their respective areas illuminate the broad range of processes, practices, and procedural issues that face graduate students in both masters and doctoral programs. Ordered chronologically, from the first year of graduate school (Settling In) to what students need to know as they finish (Winding Down and Gearing Up), students will learn the key skills needed to succeed in all aspects of their academic and professional careers while in school and after beginning a professional career.

The Quick Fix Guide to Academic Writing

Graves, R., Hyland, T. and Samuels, B.M. (2010) Undergraduate writing assignments: an analysis of syllabi at one Canadian College, ... Landrum, E. (2008) Undergraduate Writing in Psychology: Learning to Tell the Scientific Story.

Author: Phillip C. Shon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526426901

Category:

Page: 152

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Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here Whether you’re writing a paper, essay, assignment, or dissertation, this short and punchy book helps you improve your writing skills through minimal effort. Providing you with a quick set of writing rules to follow, this tried and tested guide uses a unique and easy to follow grid-based system. Packed with advice on understanding (big and little) common errors made in academic writing, it helps you identify patterns in your own writing and demonstrates how to reshape or re-evaluate them - and raise your writing game in any academic context. How-to tutorials include: Synthesizing and critiquing literature – and using your coding sheet to develop critical arguments Shaping abstracts, introductions, discussions, and conclusions – to improve the logic and structure of your writing Applying lessons-learned to future projects, whatever format of academic writing. Save time and improve your grades, with this essential quick fix guide! SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

Gamification in Education and Business

R. Eric Landrum is a professor of psychology at Boise State University, receiving his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Southern ... 2013), authored Undergraduate Writing in Psychology: Learning to Tell the Scientific Story (2nd ed., ...

Author: Torsten Reiners

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319102085

Category: Mathematics

Page: 710

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This book is dedicated to applied gamification in the areas of education and business, while also covering pitfalls to avoid and guidelines needed to successfully implement for a project. Using different theoretical backgrounds from various areas including behavioral economics, game theory, and complex adaptive systems, the contributors aim to help readers avoid common problems and difficulties that they could face with poor implementation. The book’s contributors are scholars and academics from the many areas where the key theory of gamification typically comes from. Ultimately, the book’s goal is to help bring together the theories from these different disciplines to the field of practice in education and business. The book is divided into four parts: Theory, Education, Business, and Use Cases. Part I provides a foundation on the theory of gamification and offers insight into some of the outstanding questions that have yet to be addressed. In Part II, the application and value that gamification can bring within the education sector is examined. The book then changes focus in Part III to spotlight the use of gamification within business environments. The topics also cover educational aspects like improved learning outcomes, motivation, and learning retention at the workplace. Finally Part IV concentrates on the applications and use of gamification through a series of case studies and key elements that are used in real situations to drive real results.

How to Read Journal Articles in the Social Sciences

Keppel, R. D. & Birnes, W. J. (2003). The Psychology of Serial Killer Investigations. San Diego, CA: Academic Press. Landrum, R. E. (2008). Undergraduate Writing in Psychology: Learning to Tell the Scientific Story. Washington, DC: APA.

Author: Phillip Chong Ho Shon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446281178

Category: Study Aids

Page: 120

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'Shon's writing is engaging and entertaining; he opens up the "black box" of academic reading and writing, explaining how to decode and critique formal scientific writing and systematically organize information gained from reading journal articles' - Dr Lorraine Whitmarsh, School of Psychology, University of Cardiff, UK 'Once the reader has mastered Philip Shon's codes and applied them to texts, it will become increasingly impossible not to write and critique with integrity. I thoroughly recommend this book' - Professor Helen Cowie, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, UK Many texts provide tips for successfully writing theses, dissertations, and journal articles. All argue that writing is like any other skill - it has to be developed, taught, and practiced daily. The same is certainly true of academic reading, yet many advanced students have trouble with the essential skill of 'reading critically'. This handy guide teaches you how to read so you're able to maximize your output in the writing process, whether you're a student or early career researcher. The author's unique reading code teaches you how to approach social and behavioural science journal articles as texts that can be deciphered structurally, mechanically and grammatically. The strategies included allow you to systematize the reading, note-taking and organizing of voluminous amounts of information in an easily identifiable and retrievable format, which will be a huge confidence boost to anyone who struggles with this first phase in the writing process. This book is indispensable for social and behavioural science students and researchers worldwide wanting to sharpen their critical evaluative skills for better academic writing. ? SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Teaching Psychology

giving them a writing prompt or a written homework assignment. In a national survey of psychology faculty, Landrum (2013) found that the most commonly reported prob‐lem in undergraduate writing was that students made claims without ...

Author: Jillian Grose-Fifer

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781118981436

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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A guide to an evidence-based approach for teaching college-level psychology courses Teaching Psychology offers an evidence-based, student-centered approach that is filled with suggestions, ideas, and practices for teaching college-level courses in ways that contribute to student success. The authors draw on current scientific studies of learning, memory, and development, with specific emphasis on classroom studies. The authors offer practical advice for applying scholarly research to teaching in ways that maximize student learning and personal growth. The authors endorse the use of backward course design, emphasizing the importance of identifying learning goals (encompassing skills and knowledge) and how to assess them, before developing the appropriate curriculum for achieving these goals. Recognizing the diversity of today's student population, this book offers guidance for culturally responsive, ethical teaching. The text explores techniques for teaching critical thinking, qualitative and quantitative reasoning, written and oral communication, information and technology literacy, and collaboration and teamwork. The authors explain how to envision the learning objectives teachers want their students to achieve and advise how to select assessments to evaluate if the learning objectives are being met. This important resource: Offers an evidence-based approach designed to help graduate students and new instructors embrace a student-centered approach to teaching; Contains a wealth of examples of effective student-centered teaching techniques; Surveys current findings from the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; Draws on the American Psychological Association's five broad goals for the undergraduate Psychology major and shows how to help students build life-long skills; and, Introduces Universal Design for Learning as a framework to support diverse learners. Teaching Psychology offers an essential guide to evidence-based teaching and provides practical advice for becoming an effective teacher. This book is designed to help graduate students, new instructors, and those wanting to update their teaching methods. It is likely to be particularly useful for instructors in psychology and other social science disciplines.