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Effective writing in psychology 1 edition

Effective writing in psychology
Bernard Beins

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Effective writing in psychology
papers, posters,and presentations
2nd ed.
Bernard C. Beins, Agatha M. Beins

Published 2012 by Wiley-Blackwell in Malden, MA, Oxford .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Writing and communication skills are invaluable tools for both students and professionals in the field of psychology. The new edition of this successful text helps users to generate crisp scientific communication, offering clear guidelines on effective writing, and illustrating how to generate strong and compelling prose. The book aids students, writers, and speakers at all levels by guiding them at every stage of the process. In a practical and accessible way, the authors teach readers how to form concise, unambiguous arguments, document their sources, and render technical information clear and comprehensible. Incorporating the latest writing guidelines found in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, this new edition: Offers an understanding of why APA style is important. Includes a chapter on conducting a literature search, to guide students through databases, keywords, sources, and connections between articles. Offers tips on creating poster presentations, giving talks, writing for the Internet, and making presentations to institutional review boards (IRBs). Provides a separate section on how to communicate statistics. Incorporates a new section on using the Internet to present research papers"--

Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Writing in Psychology
Part I. Organizing and Developing Your Ideas and Writing
Formulating your Ideas
Assessing Your Sources
How to Conduct a Literature Search
How to Read and Summarize a Journal Article
Organizing a Paper
Elements of Style
Communicating Statistics
Part II. Preparing APA Format Papers
Writing a Thesis or a Term Paper
The Introduction Section
The Method Section
The Results
The Discussion Section
References : Citations in the Text and the Reference List
Final Touches : The Abstract and Formatting Details
Part III. Communicating Beyond the Research Paper
Creating Poster Presentations
Giving Oral Presentations
Presenting your Work on the Internet
Submitting Your Plan to an Ethics Committee
Appendix A : Example of APA-Style Manuscript with Common Errors
Appendix B : Corrected APA-Style Manuscript
Author Index
Franz/Group Dynamics and Team Interventions
Introduction to Teams
Methods of Assessing and Evaluating Team Functioning
Team Theories and Concepts
Understanding Culture and Diversity
Preparing the Environment for Teamwork
Improving Small Group Communication and Trust
Improving Creativity and Innovation
Improving Problem Solving and Decision Making
Understanding Cohesion and Collaboration
Reducing Dysfunctional Conflict and Improving Cooperation
Influence, Power, and Leadership
Working in Virtual Teams
Searching for Synergy : Creating a High-Performing Team
Appendix : Improving Team MeetingsReferences.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
BF76.7 .B45 2012

The Physical Object

p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
9780470671245, 9780470672440
LC Control Number


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