PSY 001 Resources
Psychology Subject Pool. One of the requirements in PSY 001 is to become more familiar with psychological research. To that end, you are required to participate in a number of studies over the course of the semester. This link gets you to the web page where you can learn more details about this requirement, and see and sign up for research studies.
Gazzaniga, Heatherton, & Halpern's StudySpace. These exercises are designed to help you identify what you do and don't know and learn additional material. Chapter numbers are listed at the top of the window (in the black bar). Click on the relevant number to get to the study exercises for that chapter.
Plagiarism Policy. One of the skills that is required in many types of professional writing is to present information from other sources, while acknowledging those sources properly; that is, not plagiarizing. The Westmont College Plagiarism Policy describes how plagiarism is defined at Westmont and what the consequences are if one plagiarizes.
Reading APA Style Articles and Writing in APA Style
Madigan, Johnson, & Linton article This article describes how the structure and format of APA style reflects the epistemology of the field of psychology; that is, its ways of knowing and finding out about the world. Reading this article will help you in reading psychological research articles and writing your APA-style paper.
Description of the Method section, from the 5th edition of the Publication Manual. Use the information here to understand method sections in APA-style articles and when writing your own method sections in summary papers and lab reports. This information is provided as a substitute for the method section description in the 6th edition of the Publication Manual.
Tutorials in APA-style writing . This information will be useful for understanding the structure and organization of psychological research studies and writing your own paper in APA style. Check out the basics tutorial first. Then read through the "What's New in the 6th Edition" tutorial; this information will supplement the basics tutorial.