DPSY 6002 Week 4 Assignment 2: You’re the Editor
The APA Publication Manual is an essential reference guide for all students and practitioners in the social and behavioral sciences. The purpose of this Discussion is to assist you in becoming familiar with and applying key parts of the manual. For this Discussion, you will play the role of an editor who must provide feedback to the writer, identifying and correcting flaws in the writer’s use of citations, quotes, and references. How would you make the writer’s work reflect the language of the profession?
To prepare for this Assignment:
- Review the “Assignment Sheet: Social Change” document (located in this week’s Learning Resources area) that includes quotes, paraphrased information, and reference information without format. Use this document to complete your Assignment.
Complete the following steps to edit the “Social Change” excerpts:
Step 1: Use the “Assignment Sheet: Social Change” document to edit each excerpt. This document is found in the Learning Resources. Please use your best effort to make your edits to the document.
Step 2: Referring to Chapters 8 and 9 of the APA Publication Manual, revise the paragraph in the correct APA format, rewriting the citations, quotations, and references as necessary. Use the references listed for your paragraph number as your citation sources.
Step 3: For this Assignment, the references for each paragraph are listed in the Social Change document. These references are not in the correct APA format. Using the information from Chapter 10 of the APA Publication Manual, put the references for your paragraph in the correct APA format.
Step 4: In addition and based on the information provided about social change as well as the topics you have explored in this course, explain how social change relates to the field of psychology. Provide examples.