Jill M. Scott, Gregory M. Scott Emeritus Professor, Stephen M. Garrison Professor
Rowman – Littlefield Publishers; 3rd edition (March 2; 2018)
The Psychology Student Writer’s Manual 3rd Edition is a practical guide to reading; research; and writing in the discipline.
Ideal as either a companion or stand-alone etextbook for any psychology course that requires students to write papers. This clear and functional handbook shows how to write and research in psychology as well as improve one’s overall writing ability. Covering every fundamental aspect of writing (from content to form; tracking sources of information; grammar; and citing sources); it assists college students in preparing 2 specific types of papers: term papers and research reports.
Comprehensive source — Contains all the information needed to write most types of papers typically assigned in the discipline of psychology. Provides college students with a complete; easy-to-follow; one-stop reference source on how to research and write papers—including how to conduct research in psychology; how to incorporate citations; how to find information on topics related to psychology; and more.
Thorough review of formatting and writing basics instructions — Addresses fundamental concerns of all writers; exploring the reasons why we write; describing the writing process itself; and examining those elements of style; grammar; and punctuation that cause the most confusion among writers in general. Shows college students the key elements of good writing and effective communication; gives all students a handy and quick grammar reference source; and provides them with a detailed; easy-to-follow guide to preparing papers according to widely accepted formats.
Creative writing assignments — Offers practical writing exercises with step-by-step instructions. Heightens every students’ interest in the study of psychology; and frees professors from the duty of teaching college students to write the papers most often assigned in psychology classes.
APA standards — Complies with all APA style requirements; displays formats for text; reference pages; title 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 all the students obtain a deeper understanding of what constitutes the discipline of psychology so that they will become better and more educated authors on the subject.