The Writer s Guide to Psychology

  • Filename: the-writer-s-guide-to-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9781610350150
  • Release Date: 2010-12-01
  • Number of pages: 234
  • Author: Carolyn Kaufman
  • Publisher: Linden Publishing

An accurate and accessible survey of modern psychological theory and practice, this reference offers professional writers practical advice for incorporating psychological elements into their work. With easy-to-understand explanations and definitions, this book is an invaluable resource for any writer wishing to add realistic details to scenes that depict psychologists, mental illnesses and disorders, and psychotherapeutic treatments. Designed around the needs of professional fiction and nonfiction writers, this is an easy-to-use resource that includes historical and modern psychological treatments and terms and refutes popularly held misconceptions.

The Writer s Guide to Psychology

  • Filename: the-writer-s-guide-to-psychology.
  • ISBN: 1884995683
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Carolyn Kaufman
  • Publisher: Linden Pub

An accurate and accessible survey of modern psychological theory and practice, this reference offers professional writers practical advice for incorporating psychological elements into their work. With easy-to-understand explanations and definitions, this book is an invaluable resource for any writer wishing to add realistic details to scenes that depict psychologists, mental illnesses and disorders, and psychotherapeutic treatments. Designed around the needs of professional fiction and nonfiction writers, this is an easy-to-use resource that includes historical and modern psychological treatments and terms and refutes popularly held misconceptions.

Writer s Guide to Character Traits

  • Filename: writer-s-guide-to-character-traits.
  • ISBN: 158297697X
  • Release Date: 2009-08-01
  • Number of pages: 573
  • Author: Linda Edelstein
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

From Sex to Schizophrenia: Everything You Need to Develop Your Characters! What makes a person commit a white-collar crime? Who is a likely candidate to join a cult? Why do children have imaginary friends? How does birth order affect whether or not a person gets married? When does mind over matter become a crippling problem? Writer's Guide to Character Traits, 2nd edition answers all of these questions and many others. With more than 400 easy-to-reference lists of traits blended from a variety of behaviors and influences, you'll gain the knowledge you need.

The Criminal Mind

  • Filename: the-criminal-mind.
  • ISBN: 1582970793
  • Release Date: 2002-06-22
  • Number of pages: 282
  • Author: Katherine Ramsland
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

A guide for writers, which examines the fundamentals of psychology and law, theories of criminality and character disorders that can lead to criminal behavior. Annotation. Forensic psychologist Ramsland describes the work of forensic psychology with reference to real life cases, literature, and visual media. Her main purpose seems to be to encourage writers to treat forensic psychology with as much accuracy as possible. She illustrates the practice of psychology with examples from fictive media, but points out where they stray from the actual practice of the field. Chapters cover psychology and the law, theories of criminality, types of character disorders, psychological assessment, the psychologist as expert witness, mental states at the time of the offense, crime control, treatment and rehabilitation, juveniles and crime, the psychologist as consultant or investigator, and ethics.

Howdunit Forensics

  • Filename: howdunit-forensics.
  • ISBN: 9781582974743
  • Release Date: 2008-04-04
  • Number of pages: 438
  • Author: D P Lyle
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

Provides a factual and practical introduction to forensics for writers and screenwriters, examining specific areas in crime scene analysis and reconstruction, crime lab research, and coroner examinations while also revealing various misconceptions commonly portrayed in films. Original. 10,000 first printing.

The Psychology of Writing

  • Filename: the-psychology-of-writing.
  • ISBN: 9780195351644
  • Release Date: 1999-08-05
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Ronald T. Kellogg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

The human ability to render meaning through symbolic media such as art, dance, music, and speech defines, in many ways, the uniqueness of our species. One symbolic medium in particular--written expression--has aroused increasing interest among researchers across disciplines, in areas as diverse as the humanities, education, and the social sciences because it offers a fascinating window into the processes underlying the creation and enunciation of symbolic representation. In The Psychology of Writing, cognitive psychologist Ronald T. Kellogg reviews and integrates the fast-growing, multidisciplinary field of composition research, a field that seeks to understand how people formulate and express their thoughts with the symbols of written text. By examining the production of written text, the book fills a large gap in cognitive psychology, which until now has focused on speech production, comprehension, and reading, while virtually ignoring how people write. Throughout, the author masterfully examines the many critical factors that come together during the writing process--including writer personality, work schedules, method of composing, and knowledge. In providing an important new theoretical framework that enables readers from a wide range of backgrounds to navigate the extensive composition literature, the author drives home the profound significance of meaning-making as a defining feature of human cognition. Kellogg not only draws from the work of leading composition scholars, but quotes insights into the writing process proffered by some of the most gifted practitioners of the writing craft--including E.M. Forster, John Updike, and Samuel Johnson. Engaging and lively, The Psychology of Writing is the perfect introduction to the subject for students, researchers, journalists, and interested general readers.

Scientific Writing for Psychology

  • Filename: scientific-writing-for-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9781483353050
  • Release Date: 2014-04-15
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Author: Robert V. Kail
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications

Scientific Writing for Psychology: Lessons in Clarity and Style provides straightforward, hands-on strategies to help psychology students master scientific writing. At the core of this brief and engaging guide are seven class-tested lessons: three devoted to sentences, one to paragraphs, and three to writing research reports. Packed with helpful examples and an abundance of writing wisdom, this book addresses the skills every successful writer needs.

Howdunit Book of Police Procedure and Investigation

  • Filename: howdunit-book-of-police-procedure-and-investigation.
  • ISBN: 1582976929
  • Release Date: 2007-07-25
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Lee Lofland
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

Not everything you see on your favorite crime show is accurate. In fact, a lot of it is flat out wrong. Police Procedure & Investigation helps you get your facts straight about the inner workings of law enforcement. With a career in law enforcement that spanned nearly two decades, author Lee Lofland is a nationally acclaimed expert on police procedures and crime scene investigations who consults regularly with best-selling authors and television producers. Now you can benefit from his years of experience with Police Procedure & Investigation. This comprehensive resource includes: More than 80 photographs, illustrations, and charts showing everything from defensive moves used by officers to prison cells and autopsies Detailed information on officer training, tools of the trade, drug busts, con air procedures, crime scene investigation techniques, and more First-person details from the author about his experiences as a detective, including accounts of arrests, death penalty executions, and criminal encounters Police Procedure & Investigation is the next best thing to having a police detective personally assigned to your book!

The Psychology Student Writer s Manual

  • Filename: the-psychology-student-writer-s-manual.
  • ISBN: 0130413828
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 193
  • Author: Jill Mackay Scott
  • Publisher: Pearson College Division

An essential guide for all writers on the discipline of psychology, this clear-cut, hands-on book shows how to research and write in psychology as well as improve one's overall writing ability. Provides users with a comprehensive reference source on how to research and write papers—including how to conduct research in psychology, how to find information on topics related to psychology, and how to incorporate citations, and presents a thorough review of writing basics and formatting instructions. Comes in three parts—Part I: "A Handbook of Style for Psychology" details writing as communication, writing competently, formats in APA style, and citing sources in APA style; Part II: "Conducting Research in Psychology" explains how to organize the research process, library research, the Internet and distance learning; Part III: "Writing Assignments" offers a critical examination of psychological literature, and explores traditional research papers, experimental research proposals and papers, ethics papers, and genograms. Includes new writing exercises that deal with the special challenges of distance learning, extrasensory perception, and more. For psychologists and those writing about the field.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Psychology of Happiness

  • Filename: the-complete-idiot-s-guide-to-the-psychology-of-happiness.
  • ISBN: 9781101217146
  • Release Date: 2008-08-05
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Arlene Uhl
  • Publisher: Penguin

This book is something to smile about! Ten years ago, the new discipline of Positive Psychology-the study of what makes people happy-was founded and quickly gained universal appeal. Now psychology professor and psychotherapist Arlene Matthews Uhl gathers all the current research in the study of happiness and helps readers apply it to their everyday lives. * Expert author, teacher, and psychotherapist * Clear introduction to a hot new area of psychology * For both general readers and students * Explores the science of happiness, helping readers pinpoint the root source of joy * Jargon-free, engaging, and fun to read

The Sense of Style

  • Filename: the-sense-of-style.
  • ISBN: 9780698170308
  • Release Date: 2014-09-30
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Steven Pinker
  • Publisher: Penguin

“Charming and erudite . . . The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” — Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing—and why should we care? In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times–bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Psychology for Screenwriters

  • Filename: psychology-for-screenwriters.
  • ISBN: 9781615930456
  • Release Date: 2004-09-25
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: William Indick
  • Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions

Screenwriters must understand human behavior to make their stories come alive. This book clearly describes theories of personality and psychoanalysis with simple guidelines, thought provoking exercises, vivid film images and hundreds of examples from classic movies.

Writing for Psychology

  • Filename: writing-for-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9781285401805
  • Release Date: 2012-03-30
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Mark L. Mitchell
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

WRITING FOR PSYCHOLOGY, Fourth Edition offers concise assistance for students writing their research analyses using APA style. By providing concrete examples of common errors, the authors show rather than merely tell students what to do and what to avoid. This manual will help students adhere to the basics of APA style; refine critical thinking skills, library search skills, revising skills, editing skills, and proofing skills; and avoid plagiarism. Checklists precede a summary at the end of every chapter, giving students the chance to make sure they have been thorough in their reports. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Wired for Story

  • Filename: wired-for-story.
  • ISBN: 9781607742463
  • Release Date: 2012-07-10
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Lisa Cron
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press

This guide reveals how writers can utilize cognitive storytelling strategies to craft stories that ignite readers’ brains and captivate them through each plot element. Imagine knowing what the brain craves from every tale it encounters, what fuels the success of any great story, and what keeps readers transfixed. Wired for Story reveals these cognitive secrets—and it’s a game-changer for anyone who has ever set pen to paper. The vast majority of writing advice focuses on “writing well” as if it were the same as telling a great story. This is exactly where many aspiring writers fail—they strive for beautiful metaphors, authentic dialogue, and interesting characters, losing sight of the one thing that every engaging story must do: ignite the brain’s hardwired desire to learn what happens next. When writers tap into the evolutionary purpose of story and electrify our curiosity, it triggers a delicious dopamine rush that tells us to pay attention. Without it, even the most perfect prose won’t hold anyone’s interest. Backed by recent breakthroughs in neuroscience as well as examples from novels, screenplays, and short stories, Wired for Story offers a revolutionary look at story as the brain experiences it. Each chapter zeroes in on an aspect of the brain, its corresponding revelation about story, and the way to apply it to your storytelling right now.

The Psychologist s Companion

  • Filename: the-psychologist-s-companion.
  • ISBN: 0521528062
  • Release Date: 2003-10-06
  • Number of pages: 301
  • Author: Robert J. Sternberg
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a definitive guide to scientific writing for students and researchers.

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