Psychology Writing Style

Following proper APA writing style is important for success in psychology courses. Why, you ask? According to the APA, An author writing for a publication must follow the rules established by the publisher to avoid inconsistencies among journal articles or book chapters.

For example, without rules of style, three different manuscripts might use sub-test, subtest, and Subtest in one issue of a journal or book. Although the meaning of the word is the same (in this case, subtest is APA style), such variations in style may distract or confuse the reader. You can see additional APA Style Q&A by clicking here.