1 Some Preliminaries.
2 Writing the Essay.
3 Preliminaries to Writing the Lab Report.
4 Writing the Quantitative Lab Report.
5 Writing the Qualitative Research Report.
6 Presenting Numbers, Tables and Figures.
7 Writing the Project.
8 Writing for Exams and Answering MCQs.
9 Writing for Other Purposes.
10 Attention to Detail: More on APA Formatting, Especially References.
11 Some Basics of Grammar and Common Confusions.
12 Improve Your Editing Skills.
Appendix 1: An Example Student Essay.
Appendix 2: An Example Student Quantitative Lab Report.
This book is clear, well-structured, readable, enjoyable and highly informative. Given that students have a lot to learn in the course of their studies, any book that propels them forward has to be welcomed. There are hundreds of volumes on writing, a handful of which are focused on writing in psychology. This, in my opinion, is by far the best of them.
Mark Forshaw, Staffordshire University
"Written in a style that is clear, direct, and concise, How to Write in Psychology is an indispensable handbook for students - a must for anyone starting a BSc Psychology course, or preparing their final year project."
Dean D'Souza, BPS Student Rep
- Presents everything the well-prepared student needs to know about the principles and practice of writing for psychology
- Compares and contrasts the different writing requirements and techniques for essays and research reports in psychology
- Offers advice on constructing figures and producing properly formatted graphs and tables
- Includes exercises to improve grammar, style, and critical awareness
- Provides checklists, tips for getting started, and examples of a properly written essay and lab report