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The Psychologist's Companion for Undergraduates
A Guide to Success for College Students


  • Date Published: April 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316616963

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  • Tailored specifically for undergraduate students, this Companion offers uniquely comprehensive coverage of the topics necessary for successful communication in psychology, making it a valuable resource for research methods and introductory psychology courses. Readers will learn how to effectively plan and write papers in accordance with the latest style guidelines from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition; present data in posters and talks; and evaluate their own and others' work. The clear writing style and reader-friendly format, meanwhile, allow students to absorb information easily, even when reading chapters selectively or out of order. The book includes numerous up-to-date examples drawn from career experiences to engage students and help them apply what they've learned to forward their own careers, while questions encourage them to think more deeply about larger issues in the field, preparing them for future research.

    • Discusses key practical points about careers in psychology
    • Features exercises that allow students to apply what they have learned
    • Includes a chapter on how to prepare a poster presentation
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    'A strong addition to the reading lists for research methods, practical projects and dissertations.' Francis Quinn, The Psychologist

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316616963
    • length: 306 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Planning and Formulating Papers:
    1. Getting started
    2. Eight common misconceptions about psychology papers
    3. How to generate, evaluate, and present your ideas for research and papers
    4. Literature research
    5. Writing a literature review
    6. Planning and writing the experimental research paper
    7. Ethics in research and writing
    Part II. Presenting Your Ideas in Writing:
    8. A word about content, language, and style
    9. Commonly misused words
    10. American Psychological Association guidelines for psychology papers
    11. Guidelines for data presentation
    Part III. Preparing and Writing Papers:
    12. Paper writing 101
    13. How to make your paper even better: proofreading, revising, and editing
    Part IV. Presenting Yourself to Others:
    14. Preparing a poster presentation
    15. Writing a talk

  • Authors

    Robert J. Sternberg, Cornell University, New York
    Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Human Development at Cornell University, New York. He is a former IBM Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale University, Connecticut, and a former president of the American Psychological Association and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. He holds thirteen honorary doctorates and has won the Association for Psychological Science's James McKeen Cattell and William James Fellow Awards. Sternberg has written more than 1,600 articles and books, and has been cited in the professional literature more than 105,000 times.

    Karin Sternberg, Cornell University, New York
    Karin Sternberg is Research Associate in the Department of Human Development at Cornell University, New York. She previously worked as a research associate at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and School of Public Health. She is the author of Psychology of Love 101.

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