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Psy 280: Resaerch Methods

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Two Videos that walk you through APA style/format:

Below are two sources for help with APA format and citations:

APA Citation Machine (from

Cite This For Me: Web Citer (

Careers and Future Goals:

Click here to access a page full of career information for psychology majors put together by Belmont College's career center.

Click here to access a website dedicated to advising psychology undergraduates about possible careers.

Click here to read the blog response to Jeb Bush's comment about the future of psychology majors.

Click here if you want details on the #Iamapsychmajor.

General Resources:

Here is a link to Ben Ambridge's talk about 10 psychology myths:

Click here to see an alternative "e-source" to the textbook.

Click here for a general glossary of methods terms or here for a different list.

Click here to view a SSU Library discussion of peer reviewed journals.

Click here to read a list of ten effecive study habits supported by psychological research.

Here is a link to a helpful post about how to read an empirical journal article:

Social Scientific Thinking

Measuring attitudes

Survey research: Asking questions

Survey research: Analyzing data

Experimental design

Longitudinal methods

Observational methods

Applied and evaluation research

Qualitative research

Research ethics





Heather Smith, Ph.D.
Psychology Department
Stevenson 3089

Course assignments:
Research review paper
Three questions assignment
Project 1
Project 2
Project 3

Helpful information:
Guide to APA reference format
Sample APA style paper