The book that established itself as a standard text and reference work for students seeking to master research methods and procedures in psychology has been updated and revised in this new edition! The Second Edition of The Psychology Research Handbook: A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants once again offers a comprehensive guide for understanding and conquering the entire research process. Editors Frederick T. L. Leong and James T. Austin have assembled a distinguished group of expert researchers who share skill sets accumulated as a result of years of practical exposure to the design, development, implementation, and documentation of research in psychology.

Writing Rough Drafts

Writing rough drafts

All who give advice to would-be writers stress that final products are impossible to create without going through a series of drafts. Despite the universality of this advice, drafting imperfect versions of a final product is not part of the writing repertoire of many undergraduate and graduate students. My purpose in this chapter is not to extol the value of rough drafts. I take that as a given. Rather, I provide some concrete steps involved in writing drafts.

Magical Thinking

Like many self-defeating behaviors, not being able to write is caused in part by deeply held but poorly examined beliefs (Beck, 1976). Individuals can be tyrannized by automatic thoughts, rigid and overly simple beliefs that come unbidden to mind, producing emotional and ...

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