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Psychology and Social Science subject guide

This guide is created to aid students in any of the psychology and social science courses offered at DBS.

Academic writing for Psychology and Social Sciences

Writing literature reviews: a guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences

By: Galvan, Jose L [Author].
Contributor(s): Galvan, Melisa C [Author].

Publisher: Abingdon Routledge 2017Edition: 7th ed.Description: Pbk. ; xix : 288 p.ISBN: 9780415315746.Subject(s): Social Science | Psychology | Research | Literature Review | Academic writingDDC classification: 300.72 GALSummary: This useful guide educates students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations. The authors provide a self-checklist and also numerous examples from published literature reviews that illustrate the guidelines discussed throughout the book.

Academic and scientific poster presentation: a modern comprehensive guide

By: Rowe, Nicholas [Author].

Publisher: Cham Springer 2017Description: xv : 170 p.ISBN: 9783319612805.Subject(s): Ebook collection | Writing | Writing skills | Posters | Data PresentationDDC classification: EB/808.066 ROWOnline resources: Click here for eBookSummary: This book offers the first comprehensive guide to poster presentation at academic, scientific and professional conferences. Each chapter explores different factors that impact upon how posters function, and how they fit within today's conference practices, as well as provides guidance on how to address compilation and presentation issues with the poster medium. Drawing from fields of education, psychology, advertising and other areas, the book offers examples of how theories may be applied to practice in terms of both traditional paper and electronic poster formats. Importantly, the book offers a critical examination of how academic and scientific posters are able to achieve their potential for knowledge dissemination, networking and knowledge transfer. The many new and challenging findings provide an evidence-based approach to help both novice and experienced presenters compile effective poster presentations, and to see how poster presentations can best be used to share knowledge, facilitate networking, and promote dialogue. Additionally, educators, employers, and conference organizers may use this book to re-evaluate how conferences meet the needs of today's globally connected peer groups, and the benefit they provide at individual and group levels.

Undergraduate writing in psychology: learning to tell the scientific story

By: Landrum, R. Eric [Author].

Publisher: Washington, DC American Psychological Association 2021Edition: 3rd ed.Description: Pbk. ; x : 172 p.ISBN: 9781433833892.Subject(s): Writing | Psychology | APA style | Literature Research | Literature Review | Writing skills | Academic writingDDC classification: 808.06615 LANSummary: This third edition features new writing samples, including a full-length literature review and full-length scientific research paper, and new guidance to reflect the seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. This accessible, practical guide to undergraduate writing takes the reader step by step through the process of developing research questions or theses, conducting literature searches, analyzing and synthesizing the literature, writing the paper, and more. Students will learn how to analyze and organize ideas for literature reviews, as well as how to prepare each section of a scientific research paper (introduction, method, results, discussion). The chapters are full of advice and resources, including a checklist and self-quiz, a sample grading rubric that an instructor might use, example reference formats, and several before-and-after writing samples showing marked-up changes. Bonus guidance is given for communicating effectively with instructors and preparing conference posters.

Academic writing tools for Psychology

Academic Phrasebank : A guide containing English phrases that are used in academic writing. 

Zotero: A referencing management tool which can save you time writing those reference lists.

Academic writing sessions

The academic writing sessions are a consultation service providing one-to-one tuition on all aspects of writing for academic purposes. You can book a session with an experienced tutor, who will assist you in all the different components of academic writing.  

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