Psychology: Working Bibliography

All theses in Psychology should use APA format for references.

  • It is strongly recommended that you purchase the most updated edition before you write your proposal, even if you already have an older one
  • APA format goes beyond putting the author and the year in parentheses; there are explicit instructions for books, articles, and websites

Please Note:

For this formatting style, there are no endnotes or footnotes permitted. Material is either important enough to appear in the text, or it is not important enough to include.

Examples

BOOK:   

Geertz, C. (1973). The interpretation of cultures. New York: Basic Books.

JOURNAL ARTICLE:

Newsome, A. E. (1965). The abundance of red kangaroos in central Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology, 13, 269-287.       

CHAPTER IN AN EDITED BOOK:

La Greca, A.M., & Spetter, D.S., (1992).  Psychosocial aspects of childhood diabetes: A multivariate framework.  In N. Schneiderman & A. Baum, (Eds.), Stress & disease processes: Perspectives in behavioral medicine.  Hillsdale, NJ: Earlbaum.

WEBSITE:

All 33 Chile miners freed in flawless rescue. (2010, October 13). Retrieved from http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39625809/ns/world_news-americas/

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