Scientific Writing for Psychology: Lessons in Clarity and Style

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Scientific Writing for Psychology: Lessons in Clarity and Style provides straightforward, hands-on strategies to help psychology students master scientific writing. At the core of this brief and engaging guide are seven class-tested lessons: three devoted to sentences, one to paragraphs, and three to writing research reports. Packed with helpful examples and an abundance of writing wisdom, this book addresses the skills every successful writer needs.

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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.


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A truly striking aspect of this book is that it is so absorbing. Kail’s writing style draws the reader in and transforms a series of what are traditionally quite challenging tasks into activities which are brief, focused and easy to engage with. Author: Julie Taylor, University of Cumbria

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