Participant Idea Exchange (PIE)
National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP)
January 4th, 2019 in St. Pete Beach, Florida

NITOP 2019

Psychology Best Sellers: How to Sell Students on Writing in Psychology
PIE Facilitator - Nestor Matthews
Department of Psychology, Denison University

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Some Psychology Best Sellers

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness (Montgomery, 2015)

The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs are Smarter than You Think (Hare & Woods, 2013)

The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values (Harris, 2010)

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress (Pinker, 2018)

Some Books On Writing

They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (Graff & Birkenstein, 2018)

How to Not Write Bad (Yagoda, 2013)

It was the Best of Sentences, it was the Worst of Sentences (Cassagrande, 2010)

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Personís Guide to Writing in the 21st Century (Pinker, 2014

Motivation: Why Develop Writing Skills?

APA Lists Writing as an Important Career Skill

American Psychological Associationís (APAís) Writing Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major (See p. 30)

Writing Rubrics & Supporting Materials

Feedback-on-Writing-Style Form

Writing Tips (Elaborates on Some Items Shown in "Feedback-on-Writing" Form)

Rubric for Letter Grades on Writing Assignments

On the Use of Edited Standard Written English ESWE

Writing Tutorial & Examples

The Science of Scientific Writing, Gopen, G.E. & Swan, J.A. (1990). American Scientist, 78, 550-558.

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing, by Richard Dawkins

Life Ascending, by Nick Lane (Examplifies Excellent Science Writing)

Writing Fundamentals

Capital Community College - Guide to Grammar & Writing

Tips for Clarity and Conciseness

Writing Studio / Duke University - Clarity and Conciseness
Online Writing Lab (OWL), Purdue University - Conciseness
Capital Community College - Writing Concise Sentences
St. Louis Community College - Replacing To-Be Verbs

Resources for MultiLingual Students

Tips for Scaffolding Multilingual Student Participation, Reading & Writing
Dr. Lori A Randall's Chart of Common Error Types and Tips for Responding to Them

Additional Writing Resources

The Writing Center, UNC Chapel Hill - Summary vs Analysis
The Writing Center, UNC Chapel Hill - Argument
The Writing Center, UNC Chapel Hill - Brainstorming
The Writing Center, UNC Chapel Hill - Thesis
The Writing Center, UNC Chapel Hill - Paragraphs
The Writing Center, UNC Chapel Hill - Reading to Write
Center for Writing & Speaking, Agnes Scott College - Summary vs Analysis

Sample Writing Assignments: Introduction to Psychology

INTRO PSYC Writing Assignment Example #1
INTRO PSYC Writing Assignment Example #2
INTRO PSYC Writing Assignment Example #3
INTRO PSYC Writing Assignment Example #4

Sample Writing Assignments: The Psychology of Music

Psychology of Music Writing Assignment Example #1
Psychology of Music Writing Assignment Example #2

Sample Writing Assignments: Comparative Psychology

Comparative Psychology Writing Assignment Example #1
Comparative Psychology Writing Assignment Example #2

Sample Writing Assignments: Sensation & Perception (Emphasis on Disability: Blindness & Deafness)

Sensation & Perception Writing Assignment Example #1
Sensation & Perception Writing Assignment Example #2
Sensation & Perception Writing Assignment Example #3

Sample Writing Assignments: Advanced Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Advanced Statistics Writing Assignment Example #1
Advanced Statistics Writing Assignment Example #2
Advanced Statistics Writing Assignment Example #3

Sample Writing Assignments: Advanced Neuroscience

Advanced Neuroscience Writing Assignment Example #1
Advanced Neuroscience Writing Assignment Example #2
Advanced Neuroscience Writing Assignment Example #3
Advanced Neuroscience Writing Assignment Example #4



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