AmoebaWeb: Psychology Resources on the Web!
Douglas Degelman, Ph.D.
Vanguard University of Southern California
“AmoebaWeb showcases psychology at its best” (APA Monitor)
|Featured Website: May 2013
Writing for Psychology: Harvard University: “Writing in the field of psychology (like writing in any specialized field) differs in several respects from the general academic writing style you learned in Expos as a freshman. Psychological writing is a form of scientific reporting that is based on American Psychological Association publication style, widely recognized as a standard for scientific writing. The format employed in psychological writing (APA style, discussed below) reflects the principles of clarity, concise wording, and accuracy and facilitates the rapid and logical flow of information from author to reader. Thus, scientific writing values prose that is more straightforward, objective, and less reflective than what you may be used to. In the beginning, you may feel that APA style is dry, colorless, and stifles your creativity. However, after a bit of experience, you will find that the guidelines imposed by APA style will help you to write clear, informative, interesting papers.”
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