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The Psychologist's Companion
A Guide to Professional Success for Students, Teachers, and Researchers

6th Edition

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  • Date Published: October 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316505182

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  • The Psychologist's Companion, 6th edition is written for students, young professionals, and even mid-career scholars. It is the most comprehensive guide available to both written and oral communication processes for academic psychologists. It covers the topics necessary for career success, including planning papers, writing papers, presenting data, evaluating one's papers, writing grant proposals, giving talks, finding a book publisher, doing job interviews, and doing media interviews. Because the book is in its sixth edition, it is market tested for success in reaching and engaging its readers. Two special (new) pedagogical features are 'Experience is the best teacher', which draws on the authors' personal experiences to help make the book more personalized and exciting to readers, and 'What's wrong here', which gives readers an opportunity for active learning while they read the book. The authors have written the book in a personable and often humorous style that will keep readers engaged.

    • Covers more topics than any of its competitors
    • Written in an easily readable style with a sense of humour
    • Includes three major pedagogical features to help readers better learn the material in the book - 'Experience is the best teacher', 'Give it some more thought', and 'What's wrong here'
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    'The newest edition of The Psychologist’s Companion is an engaging, accessible and helpful text filled with useful and practical advice for psychologists at all stages of their career. The authors have created a text that will no doubt continue to be an essential resource for students and early-career psychologists amongst others.' Bryan McCann, The Psychologist

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    Product details

    • Edition: 6th Edition
    • Date Published: October 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316505182
    • dimensions: 230 x 151 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Macro-Challenges in Writing Papers: Planning and Formulating Papers:
    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. Ethics in research and writing
    Part II. Micro-Challenges in Writing Papers: Presenting Your Ideas in Writing:
    7. A word about content, language, and style
    8. Commonly misused words
    9. American Psychological Association guidelines for psychology papers
    10. Guidelines for data presentation
    Part III. Writing and Preparing Papers for Journal Submission:
    11. Article writing
    12. How to make your paper even better: proofreading, revising, and editing
    13. Critical checklist before submitting an article for publication
    14. Deciding on a journal and submitting a paper to a journal
    Part IV. Presenting Yourself to Others:
    15. Preparing a poster presentation
    16. Writing a grant or contract proposal
    17. How to find a book publisher
    18. Writing a lecture
    19. Doing a job interview
    20. Doing media interviews

  • Authors

    Robert J. Sternberg, Cornell University, New York
    Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Human Development at Cornell University, New York. Formerly, he was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale University, Connecticut. He is a former president of the American Psychological Association and Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. His PhD is from Stanford University, California and he holds 13 honorary doctorates. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as a fellow of the APA, APS, AAAS, and AERA. Sternberg has written over 1500 books and articles and has been cited in the professional literature roughly 100,000 times.

    Karin Sternberg, Cornell University, New York
    Karin Sternberg is Research Associate in the Department of Human Development at Cornell University, New York. She has a PhD in psychology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and an MBA from the University of Cooperative Education, Karlsruhe, Germany. She has studied at Yale University, Connecticut and did her postdoctoral work in social psychology at the University of Connecticut. Sternberg worked as a research associate at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and School of Public Health. She held a grant from the National Institute of Aging on developing cognitive skills in older individuals. She is the author of Psychology of Love 101.

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