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Discovering the Scientist Within offers an utterly unique approach to the research methods course. Rather than taking students through statistical methods one at a time, the authors provide a series of realistic and engaging case studies with each design-focused chapter presenting a single study start to finish. View More

Discovering the Scientist Within

Activity: (Re-) Introduction to APA Style: Scavenger Hunt

This activity requires students to answer various questions about APA style, using the APA Manual as their primary resource. The goal is for students to learn how to use the APA Read More...

Activity: Honing APA-style writing skills with a focused in-class assignment

This exercise will help teach the material on concise writing and mechanics that is covered in chapters 3 and 4 of the APA manual. This exercise contains sentences that violate specific rules Read More...

Activity: Identifying Errors in APA Style Citations

Students are asked to identify APA citation errors in a paragraph. 


Activity: Identifying Errors in APA Style References

Students are asked to identify the APA references errors for a journal and a book chapter.


Activity: Introduction to APA Style

This activity introduces APA style through guided questions for students to answer using the APA Manual.


Activity: Scientific Writing: Importance of Following Directions

Part of learning APA Style is learning to follow writing conventions in psychology.  This activity demonstrates why students should be careful to follow directions to avoid misunderstandings Read More...

Activity: To Be Organized - Applying APA Style

This activity requires students to apply what they have learned about APA style, using the content of a very simple lab report. The goal is to apply APA format elements and afford the instructor Read More...

Activity: What Should Be Cited? Identifying When Citations Are Appropriate

This activity has students identify where, when, and why one should cite appropriate sources when writing the introduction for an APA research report. 


Resource: APA Style Citations PowerPoint Slide Deck

This PowerPoint slide deck reviews the general rules and unique features of APA Style citations.


Resource: APA Style References PowerPoint Slide Deck

This PowerPoint slide deck reviews the general rules when creating APA style references.


Resource: APA Style Title Page PowerPoint Slide Deck

This PowerPoint slide deck reviews how to create an APA style title page.