In Writing for Psychologists veteran teacher, author, and editor Rob Kail provides straightforward and hands-on strategies for effective scientific writing. In a series of seven lessons that have each been extensively class-tested, Kail provides writing instruction interspersed with exercises and activities. The lessons move from the basics of writing clearly and concisely through the steps of creating a full research report with a discussion of findings. This first-of-its-kind guidebook emphasizes the importance of writing effectively for today's students.
Robert V. Kail is Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. His undergraduate degree is from Ohio Wesleyan University, and his PhD is from the University of Michigan. His research focuses on cognitive development during childhood and adolescence. Kail is editor of Child Development Perspectives and editor emeritus of Psychological Science. He received the McCandless Young Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association, was named the Distinguished Sesquicentennial Alumnus in Psychology by Ohio Wesleyan University, and is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Kail has a solid track record as a developmental scientist with 65 published papers in scientific journals and five textbooks. His work has been cited more than 7,000 times.
Lesson 1: Writing ClearlyLesson 2: Adding EmphasisLesson 3: Writing Concisely, With Some SpiceLesson 4: The Art of Fine ParagraphsLesson 5: Framing an IntroductionLesson 6: Reporting ResultsLesson 7: Discussing Your Findings