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The following is a list of works consulted when creating this guide and recommendations for additional information.

Bem, D. J. (2003). Writing the empirical journal article. In J.M. Darley, M. P. Zanna, & H. L. Roediger III (Eds), The Compleat Academic. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

This article is often required reading for most new graduate students and is one of the best sources on writing empirical articles. The article provides a thorough overview of how to write a successful empirical journal article. Bem presents information what to write about, specific details about format of paragraphs and sections, writing methods, results, discussions, on revision, and on style.

Delvin, A. S. (2006). Research methods: planning, conducting, and presenting research. Belmont, CA: Thompson Wadsworth.

Delvin's book provides an excellent introduction to all phases of the experimental research project, including an extensive section on writing and presenting results. This book is very easy to understand and is, therefore, an excellent introduction for undergraduate students new to writing and conducting research in psychology.

Thaiss, C., & Sanford, J. (2000). Writing for psychology. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Thaiss and Sanford provide an excellent overview of both formatting and writing processes for psychology students. They include information on presentations, written exams, experimental reports, and critical reviews.