Psychology APA Style (6th Edition) Tutorial
NB: AU Psychology has not officially changed over to the 7th Edition of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, so until that occurs students will be marked on the 6th Edition.
This tutorial is provided by the Centre for Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Athabasca University and is offered as a resource for completing psychology essays and research papers in APA style. Every effort has been made to ensure that the tutorial information complies with the most recent revisions to the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition. Additional information is available from the APA Publication Manual (6th ed.) itself or from the APA (6th ed.) Resources links in this tutorial.
The style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) is required by most, if not all, psychology journals and is a widely-used formatting style for books and student papers. You are required to use the APA (6th ed.) style for formatting your psychology papers.
- Types of Academic Papers
- Plagiarism and Academic Integrity
- Using Journals and the Internet to Locate Articles
- APA 6th Edition Standards
- Writing Style
- Title Page
- In-text Citations
- Research & Writing Resources
- APA 6th Edition Resources
Author: Bob Brandes, Academic Coordinator, Centre for Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Athabasca University
Design: Billy Cheung, Instructional Media Analyst, Centre for Learning Design and Development, Athabasca University
Editor: Florene G. Ypma, Centre for Learning Design and Development, Athabasca University
Content and/or Design Contributors: Andrew Chiarella, Lyle Grant, Bob Heller, Cheryl Kier, Adam Howorko; Centre for Social Sciences. Lorna Brown, Information Architect, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.