The Principles of Writing in Psychology

Second Edition
Author: Amanda LeCouteur,Thomas Smyth
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9781420256604
Category: Education
Page: 230
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Some of the most valuable attitudes, abilities, and skills that you will acquire during your university study are those that teach you how to prepare, plan, and write essays, literature reviews, and research reports. This highly successful and comprehensive companion to the entire writing process emphasises the principles and logic underlying thinking and writing in Psychology so that these can be applied to a range of writing tasks. The Principles of Writing in Psychology provides guidance on topics ranging from critical and analytical thinking to taking notes and planning and preparing papers, as well as the fundamentals of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and presentation—all of which is easier to use than ever, thanks to the inclusion of notes boxes, margin cross-references, key point markers, chapter summaries, and a checklist for you to use in drafting and revising your papers. The book has also been thoroughly updated in line with the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association—the standard style guide for Psychology internationally—with additional advice specifically for Australian students. In combination with the accompanying online resource, which provides extra materials and interactive opportunities to further develop your skills in essay and report writing, the second edition of The Principles of Writing in Psychology is a complete and indispensable guide to writing your Psychology papers. It can be used at all levels of study and beyond.Key features: • This revised edition has been updated to take into account changes in the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, commonly referred to as the APA Publication Manual. This manual provides the standard style requirements for Psychology internationally, and this book is now consistent with current recommendations.• The content has been restructured and offers a natural and easy progression through the topics, with important and relevant information highlighted in the design and layout of the text—these elements are explained in the “Using this Book” section of the Introduction.• End of chapter summaries have been included in each chapter for quick reference.

Principles of Forensic Report Writing

Author: Michael Karson,Lavita Nadkarni
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433813061
Category: Medical
Page: 193
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"In teaching forensic report writing to graduate students, we have been impressed with the available guides to writing specific kinds of reports. There are also some good summary articles on report writing and check-lists regarding what reports ought to cover. What we wanted, though, was a single volume that looked at report writing and reading as behaviors, informed by what we know about behavior, and that looked in-depth at the topic of applying general knowledge to particular situations. As is true for so many authors, this is the book we wish we'd read in graduate school. We offer these principles of forensic report writing as preparation for trainees, particularly those in Stages 1-3 of the developmental scheme described here, and also as reminders for professionals who have already written many reports"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved).

How To Write in Psychology

A Student Guide
Author: John R. Beech
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405156937
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 242
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A guide to the unique writing requirements of psychology. Filled with practical instructions and examples, it includes what the student needs to know about the principles and practice of writing for psychology. Suitable for those pursuing a psychology degree, it lays out helpful tricks to manage time and stay on track during writing assignments.

Reflections on the Principles of Psychology

William James After A Century
Author: Michael G. Johnson,Tracy B. Henley
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1134990081
Category: Psychology
Page: 344
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This important volume looks back to 1890 and -- 100 years later -- asks some of the same questions William James was asking in his Principles of Psychology. In so doing, it reviews our progress toward their solutions. Among the contemporary concerns of 1990 that the editors consider are: the nature of the self and the will, conscious experience, associationism, the basic acts of cognition, and the nature of perception. Their findings: Although the developments in each of these areas during the last 100 years have been monumental, James' views as presented in the Principles still remain viable and provocative. To provide a context for understanding James, some chapters are devoted primarily to recent scholarship about James himself -- focusing on the time the Principles was written, relevant intellectual influences, and considerations of his understanding of this "new" science of psychology. The balance of this volume is devoted to specific topics of particular interest to James. One critical theme woven into almost every chapter is the tension between the role of experience (or phenomenological data) within a scientific psychology, and the viability of a materialistic (or biologically reductive) account of mental life. Written for professionals, practitioners, and students of psychology -- in all disciplines.

The Principles of Psychology

Author: William James
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486130975
Category: Psychology
Page: 720
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Volume 2 of the famous long course, complete and unabridged. Covers stream of thought, time perception, memory, and experimental methods. Total in set: 94 figures.

Mind, Brain, and Adaptation in the Nineteenth Century

Cerebral Localization and Its Biological Context from Gall to Ferrier
Author: Robert Maxwell Young
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195063899
Category: Medical
Page: 278
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The author examines ideas of the nature and localization of the functions of the brain in the light of the philosophical constraints at work in the sciences of mind and brain in the 19th century. Particular attention is paid to phrenology, sensory-motor physiology and associationist psychology.

Essays in Psychology

Author: William James
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674267145
Category: Psychology
Page: 467
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Gathers articles by the influential nineteenth-century American psychologist on the human intellect, emotion, hypnotism, phantom limbs, language, space consciousness, and personality

Principles of Research in Behavioral Science

Third Edition
Author: Bernard E. Whitley, Jr.,Mary E. Kite
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136196587
Category: Psychology
Page: 776
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Intended for beginning graduate or advanced undergraduate students, this book provides a comprehensive review of research methods used in psychology and related disciplines. It covers topics that are often omitted in other texts including correlational and qualitative research and integrative literature reviews. Basic principles are reviewed for those who need a refresher. The focus is on conceptual issues – statistics are kept to a minimum. Featuring examples from all fields of psychology, the book addresses laboratory and field research. Chapters are written to be used independently, so instructors can pick and choose those that fit their course needs. Reorganized to parallel the steps of the research process, tips on writing reports are also provided. Each chapter features an outline, key terms, a summary, and questions and exercises that integrate chapter topics and put theory into practice. A glossary and an annotated list of readings are now included. Extensively updated throughout, the new edition features a new co-author, Mary Kite, and: • New chapters on qualitative research and content analysis and another on integrative literature reviews including meta-analysis, critical techniques for today’s research environment. • A new chapter on exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis that addresses the use of path analysis and structural equation modeling. • A new chapter on how to write a research report using APA style. • Examples from cross-cultural and multi-cultural research, neuroscience, cognitive, and developmental psychology along with ones from social, industrial, and clinical psychology. • More on Internet research and studies. • Greatly expanded Part 3 on research designs with chapters on true experiments, field research, correlational and single-case designs, content analysis, and survey and qualitative research. • A website with PowerPoint slides for each chapter, a test bank with short answer and multiple choice questions, additional teaching resources, and the tables and figures from the book for Instructor’s and chapter outlines, suggested readings, and links to related web sites for students. Intended as a text for beginning graduate and/or advanced undergraduate courses in research methods or experimental methods or design taught in psychology, human development, family studies, education, or other social and behavioral sciences, a prerequisite of undergraduate statistics and a beginning research methods course is assumed.

Studienbegleiter Psychologie

Der kompakte Werkzeugkoffer zum Einstieg
Author: Andrew Stevenson
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783827420480
Category: Psychology
Page: 220
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Der Studienbeginn ist immer ein Sprung ins kalte Wasser, wenn man in jeder Veranstaltung mit neuen Begriffen und Methoden überschüttet wird. Besonders in der Psychologie, die viele Disziplinen und ihre Methoden aufgenommen hat, bereiten die Fachtermini zu Verhalten und Erleben, aber auch zu Methoden und Statistik, für den Einstieg Probleme. Andrew Stevenson, erfahrener Lehrer von Psychologiekursen an Schulen und Universitäten, bietet mit seinem Studienbegleiter für alle Studienanfänger im Fach Psychologie eine übersichtliche und leicht lesbare Einstiegshilfe, um sich sinnvoll auf die ersten Vorlesungen vorzubereiten.

Clear and Queer Thinking

Wittgenstein's Development and His Relevance to Modern Thought
Author: Laurence Goldstein
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847695461
Category: Philosophy
Page: 244
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Laurence Goldstein gives a straightforward and lively account of some of the central themes of Wittgenstein's writings on meaning, mind, and mathematics. He does this both by drawing on Wittgenstein's work to show how his thinking developed over time and by helping the reader gain some impression of what a strange character Wittgenstein was--for how he was is intimately related to how and what he wrote.

Thinking about Psychology

Psychology, Psychology
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467225789
Category: Education
Page: 97
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Thinking about Psychology. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Revision Cognitive and Instructional Processes

Cognitive and Instructional Processes
Author: Linda Allal,L. Chanquoy,Pierre Largy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400710488
Category: Education
Page: 237
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Revision Revisited LINDA ALLAL* & LUCILE CHANQUOY** *University ofGeneva, SWitzerland, **UniversityofNantes, France Revision is a fundamental component of the writing process. So fundamental that for some specialists writing is largely a matter of revising, or as Murray (1978) stated, "Writing is rewriting..." (p. 85). Experience with writing does not, however, automatically translate into increased skill in revision. Learning to revise is a lengthy, complex endeavor. Beginning writers do little revision spontaneously and even experienced writers encounter difficulties in attempting to improve the quality of their texts (Fitzgerald, 1987). Although revision has been extensively dealt with in the writing and learning-to write literature, this book proposes to "revisit" theory and research in this area through a series of new contributions. The introduction begins with an overview of what revision encompasses. It then examines two parallel interrogations that under lie the chapters assembled here, namely: (1) What are the implications of research on cognitive processes for instruction in revision? (2) What are the questions raised by instructional research for the investigation of cognitive processes of revision? A final section presents the chapters of this book.

Modernist Literature

Author: Rachel Potter
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748655298
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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Introduces students to a wide range of modernist writers and critical debates in modernism studies

A History of Modern Psychology in Context

Author: Wade Pickren,Alexandra Rutherford
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047058601X
Category: Psychology
Page: 408
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A fresh look at the history of psychology placed in its social, political, and cultural contexts A History of Modern Psychology in Context presents the history of modern psychology in the richness of its many contexts. The authors resist the traditional storylines of great achievements by eminent people, or schools of thought that rise and fall in the wake of scientific progress. Instead, psychology is portrayed as a network of scientific and professional practices embedded in specific temporal, social, political, and cultural contexts. The narrative is informed by three key concepts—indigenization, reflexivity, and social constructionism—and by the fascinating interplay between disciplinary Psychology and everyday psychology. The authors complicate the notion of who is at the center and who is at the periphery of the history of psychology by bringing in actors and events that are often overlooked in traditional accounts. They also highlight how the reflexive nature of Psychology—a science produced both by and about humans—accords history a prominent place in understanding the discipline and the theories it generates. Throughout the text, the authors show how Psychology and psychologists are embedded in cultures that indelibly shape how the discipline is defined and practiced, the kind of knowledge it creates, and how this knowledge is received. The text also moves beyond an exclusive focus on the development of North American and European psychologies to explore the development of psychologies in other indigenous contexts, especially from the mid-20th-century onward.

Understanding I.a. Richards Principles Of Literary Criticism

Author: Kalika Ranjan Chatterjee
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126901852
Page: 256
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No Treatment Of Modern Criticism Is Possible Without Discussing I.A. Richards, Since In The Most Literal Sense His Influence Combined With That Of T.S. Eliot And F.R. Leavis Served To Create It. As One Of Seminal Thinkers Paving The Way For The Development Of New Criticism, Richards Made A Systematic Attempt To Formulate A Theory Of Poetry In Consonance With The Demands Of Modern Scientific Thought.The Present Book Stems From The Need To Offer An Objective Appraisal Of Richards Thought System In The Context Of The Evolution Of His Ideas In Foundations Of Aesthetics, The Meaning Of Meaning, Principles Of Literary Criticism, Science And Poetry (Later Reissued As Poetries And Sciences) And Practical Criticism. In The Context Of Wide-Spread Misinterpretations And Distortions Of Richards Point Of View, The Author Has Tried Throughout This Inter-Disciplinary Work To Allow Richards To Speak For Himself. While Unfolding The Subtle, Suggestive And Consistent Nature Of Richards Early Writings, The Book Studies His Criticism Of Modern Poets Like T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats, G.M. Hopkins, Thomas Hardy And D.H. Lawrence. The Chapter On Practical Criticism Throws Light On Richards Technique Of Evaluating Poems And Teaches The Art Of Appreciating Poetry.

The Life and Letters of Herbert Spencer

Author: David Duncan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110806681X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 666
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Based on his correspondence, a 1908 biography of one of the late nineteenth century's most influential and controversial thinkers.

The Exam Skills Handbook

Achieving Peak Performance
Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137013567
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 288
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Provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. It gives practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance through to last minute revision strategies. This fully updated, two-colour edition includes two brand new chapters.

Writing in Motion

Author: Kenneth King
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 081956964X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
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Kenneth King is one of America’s most inventive postmodern choreographers. His dancing has always reflected his interest in language and technology, combining movement with film, machines, lighting and words both spoken and written. King is also conversant in philosophy, and some of his most influential dances have been dedicated to and in dialogue with the work of such philosophers as Susanne K. Langer, Edmund Husserl and Friedrich Nietzsche. Since the 1960s, he has performed his dance to texts both spoken and prerecorded—texts intended to stand separately as literary works. Writing in Motion spans more than thirty years and is collected here for the first time. It includes essays, performance scripts of King’s own work, art criticism, philosophy and cultural commentary. Dense with movement, these writings explode and reconfigure the familiar, crack syntax open, and invent startling new words. Dancing, to King, is “writing in space," and writing is a dance of ideas. Whether referencing Aristotle, Langer, Simone de Beauvoir, MTV, Maurice Blanchot or Marshall McLuhan, King’s delightfully lavish prose is very much “in motion.”

Principles of Modern Educational Psychology

Author: Marwan Abuhewaij
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426947496
Category: Psychology
Page: 152
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In Principles of Modern Educational Psychology, author Dr. Marwan Abuhewaij presents a compilation of research by many of the best scientists in the field of modern educational psychology. Intended for use as a guide in the subject area for teachers and educational psychologists, this text examines many of the most critical topics of the field today, including the following: * A comprehensive view of the educational psychology, its definition, aims, and principles * Methods for preparing behavioral objectives effectively * The stages of a student's development and how to insure their effective educational development * The subject and applications of humanitarian intelligence. * Motivation, its importance in educational achievement, and the methods of improving motivation in learners Principles of Modern Educational Psychology offers an in-depth and effective exploration of how to employ educational psychology effectively in classrooms today.