An Interactive Approach to Writing Essays and Research Reports in Psychology, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 9780730308805

Fully updated to reflect the latest sixth edition of the APA Publication Manual, An Interactive Approach to Writing Essays and Research Reports in Psychology, 3rd Edition is a writing guide that offers students an engaging, accessible introduction to the conventions of writing in the psychology discipline. Its straightforward, user-friendly style provides a thorough overview of academic writing in psychology.

This writing guide is most suited for undergraduate students taking an introductory psychology course. The third edition contains an enhanced coverage of web research and writing, and continues to offer a wealth of study aids such as FAQs, Checklists, and End of Chapter study guides.

An Interactive Approach to Writing Essays and Research Reports in Psychology, 3rd Edition is written by the leading Psychology author and Teaching and Learning expert Lorelle Burton. It is a perfect companion to the author’s best selling undergraduate Introductory Psychology text in the Australian market – Psychology, Australian and New Zealand edition.


  • Enhanced coverage of web research and referencing.
  • Frequently Asked Questions begin each chapter and stimulate thinking and encourage students to actively search for answers as they read.
  • Checklists at the end of the chapter summarise the material and allow students to test themselves before moving ahead.
Professor Lorelle Burton is a renowned Australian teaching and learning expert in Psychology and is the author of widely used texts Psychology 4e and An Interactive Approach to Writing Essays and Research Reports in Psychology, currently in its third edition. Lorelle is Professor of Psychology at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), and is a fully registered psychologist and a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). One of the keys to Lorelle’s success as a teacher is her commitment to developing innovative approaches to course design and delivery. Her design and authorship of Social Psychology, 1st Australian and New Zealand edition has adopted this same approach. In developing this interactive Wiley E-Text, Lorelle has kept her students’ quality of learning experience front of mind and has passionately embraced new digital publishing technologies, creating a scaffolding of interactive and animated content to equip students with a solid understanding of social psychological concepts and key terms. Lorelle’s passion for teaching psychology has been recognised with a number of teaching excellence awards, both locally and nationally. Lorelle is Research Leader of Community Futures Research Program, where she works collaboratively with marginalised youth and the aged, examining the challenges they face and identifying the key contributing factors to these social issues. In partnership with St Vincent De Paul, Lorelle runs a Clemente program in Toowoomba, Queensland, enabling marginalised people to reconnect with higher education.
1. Where to Begin?
2. Writing in APA Style
3. Critical thinking
4. Essays
5. Research reports
6. In-text citations
7. Reference list
8. How to end
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E-Text: 9780730308805