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. 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, is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and is an honorary professor at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Kail has also written Children and Their Development and, with John C. Cavanaugh, Human Development: A Life-Span View. His research focuses on cognitive development during childhood and adolescence.
Lesson 1: Writing Clearly Lesson 2: Adding Emphasis Lesson 3: Writing Concisely, With Some Spice Lesson 4: The Art of Fine Paragraphs Lesson 5: Framing an Introduction Lesson 6: Reporting Results Lesson 7: Discussing Your Findings