Guide to Publishing in Psychology Journals by Robert J. Sternberg PhD

By Robert J. Sternberg PhD

The advisor to Publishing in Psychology Journals is an entire consultant to writing psychology articles for e-book. It is going past the formal necessities to the tacit or unstated wisdom that's key to writing potent articles and to gaining recognition by way of caliber journals. hence, the knowledge during this e-book is of a sort that can't be present in e-book manuals or formal courses to writing. The publication emphasizes empirical articles, but in addition discusses theoretical articles and the position of idea in empirical articles, in addition to literature-review articles. The editor and the authors of publication chapters all have edited significant journals within the box of psychology. the ultimate bankruptcy is a compilation of fifty assistance taken from the person chapters.

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Washington, DC: Author. Bem, D. J. (1995). Writing a review article for Psychological Bulletin. Psychological Bulletin, 118, 172–177. Bjorklund, D. G. (1997). The role of immaturity in human development. Psychological Bulletin, 122, 153–169. , & Hedges, L. V. (1994). The handbook of research synthesis. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. , & Shaw-Barnes, K. (1999). The impact of attitudes on memory: An affair to remember. Psychological Bulletin, 125, 64–89. Eagly, A. , & Steffen, V. J. (1986). Gender and aggressive behavior: A meta-analytic review of the social psychological literature.

Cooper & Hedges, 1994; Hedges & Olkin, 1985), as have the components of a meta-analysis (Rosenthal, 1995). I wish only to point out a few of the common errors that I have seen in meta-analytic reviews. One common error is an author assuming that the meta-analytic section of the paper eliminates the need for a thoughtful introduction section, analytic thinking, and discussion of conceptual issues. The author primarily presents the results of the analysis and assumes that says it all. The inclusion of meta-analyses does not eliminate the need for conceptual integration.

Are the data correlational or from an experimental design? Do the studies involve cross-sectional or longitudinal samples? ). Often you can provide the essential information very briefly. The degree to which such detail is necessary depends, of course, on the centrality of the study or studies to the point you wish to make. Relevance. Often authors review theory or research that is not central to their premise or focus. They get off on a mental tangent that serves only to confuse the reader. The content of your review should be on relevant literature and pertinent points; otherwise, the logic of your argument or analysis gets lost.

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