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The Psychologist's Companion
A Guide to Writing Scientific Papers for Students and Researchers

5th Edition

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  • Date Published: December 2010
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  • isbn: 9780511855122

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  • The Psychologist’s Companion is intended for students as well as young professionals and writers at all stages of their careers seeking inspiration and guidelines for better scientific writing. This book is also a resource for researchers in related fields. It has been comprehensively updated, revised, and extended for its fifth edition and includes the latest style guidelines of the American Psychological Association’s Publication Manual (sixth edition, 2009) as well as chapters encompassing the entire research process from doing literature research and planning an experiment to writing the paper. It features new chapters on literature research; ethics; and generating, evaluating, and selling ideas. The Psychologist’s Companion also provides information on writing book proposals, grant proposals, and lectures.

    • The most complete account of how to write a paper in psychology, written in a reader-friendly and humorous style
    • A comprehensive summary of APA guidelines
    • Also covers book proposals, grant proposals, and lecture writing
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    • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2011

    Reviews & endorsements

    "....easier to use.... Although this book's primary audience is students, new professionals and writers will find useful tips as well. This volume is indispensable for students who wish to increase their writing skills....Highly recommended...."
    -- K. Condic, Oakland University, CHOICE

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    Product details

    • Edition: 5th Edition
    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511855122
    • contains: 10 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Eight common misconceptions about psychology papers
    2. How to generate, evaluate, and sell your ideas for research and papers
    3. Literature research
    4. Writing a literature review
    5. Planning and writing the experimental research paper
    6. A word about content, language, and style
    7. Commonly misused words
    8. American Psychological Association guidelines for psychology papers
    9. Guidelines for data presentation
    10. What makes a good paper great? Standards for evaluating psychology papers
    11. Ethics in research and writing
    12. Submitting a paper to a journal
    13. How to make your paper even better: proofreading, revising, and editing
    14. Writing a grant or contract proposal
    15. How to find a book publisher
    16. Writing a lecture
    17. Article writing 101.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Writing in Psychology
  • Authors

    Robert J. Sternberg, Oklahoma State University
    Robert J. Sternberg is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology and Education at Tufts University, Massachusetts. He is also Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of Heidelberg. Sternberg was the 2003 President of the American Psychological Association and the Eastern Psychological Association and is President of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology as well as President-Elect of the Federation of Associations of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. The central focus of his research is on intelligence, creativity, and wisdom. He has also studied love and close relationships as well as hate. He is the author of about 1,200 journal articles, book chapters, and books; has received more than $20 million in government and other grants and contracts for his research, conducted in five different continents; and has won more than two dozen awards for his research. Sternberg has been listed in the APA Monitor on Psychology as one of the top 100 psychologists of the twentieth century and is listed by the ISI as one of its most highly cited authors in psychology and psychiatry.

    Karin Sternberg, Sternberg Consulting, LLC
    Karin Sternberg has a PhD in psychology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and an MBA with a specialization in banking from the University of Cooperative Education in Karlsruhe, Germany. She has studied at Yale University, Connecticut and did her postdoctoral work in social psychology at the University of Connecticut with John F. Dovidio. Sternberg worked as a research associate at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and School of Public Health. In 2008 she founded Sternberg Consulting with her husband, Robert J. Sternberg. The company focuses on practical applications of Robert Sternberg's theories of intelligence, wisdom, creativity, and leadership, among others, and has consulted for various industries, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations and developed products based on these theories.


    • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2011

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