Effective Writing in Psychology: Papers, Posters, and Presentations (Hardcover)

Effective Writing in Psychology: Papers, Posters, and Presentations By Bernard C. Beins, Agatha M. Beins Cover Image


The second edition of Effective Writing in Psychology helps users produce crisp scientific communication, form concise unambiguous arguments, and render technical information clear and comprehensible. The new edition incorporates the latest guidelines contained within the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.
  • Clear guidelines on effective writing illustrate how to generate strong and compelling prose, even when the writing is not aimed at a research audience
  • Incorporates changes to the guidelines contained in the 6th edition of the APA publication manual
  • Includes material on how to adapt APA style for poster presentations using PowerPoint, and for oral presentations
  • Contains a new section on using the Internet to present research papers and a new chapter on conducting a literature search, to guide students through databases, keywords, sources, and connections between articles
  • Highlights methods for selecting a research topic and organizing papers
  • Features a sample manuscript showing common deviations from correct APA style and a version demonstrating appropriate use of APA style

About the Author

Bernard C. Beins, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of Psychology at Ithaca College, New York. He recently received the Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award from the American Psychological Foundation. He is also the author of Research Methods: A Tool for Life (2009). He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Eastern Psychological Association. Agatha M. Beins is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at Texas Woman's University. She co-edited Women's Studies for the Future: Foundations, Interrogations, Politics with Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy (2005), and has published articles in Women: A Cultural Review and Sinister Wisdom. She is also part of the editorial collective for the journal Films for the Feminist Classroom.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780470671245
ISBN-10: 0470671246
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: May 15th, 2012
Pages: 312
Language: English