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Writing for Psychology  Workshop
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Writing assignments Blended Learning Opportunities & Term  Paper Why? When? How?
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Writing Styles Scientific analytical writing vs. Expository writing; Journalism Creative writing Separate fields have unique stylistic  conventions Mimic language in scientific articles  (“Scientese”), NOT  newspapers/blogs/magazines
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Common mistakes Conversational, flowery language “This is fascinating because…” “You’d  think  it would be a positive correlation,  but it’s not!” Rhetorical questions “Why don’t people help in these situations? The  answer is surprising.”
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Common mistakes Undefined, colloquial terms  e.g., “step it up” or “take it to the next level”  instead of “increase motivation” Platitudes and hyperbolic statements  e.g., “Everyone has witnessed or had to  personally suffer through acts of aggressive  driving.”
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Conversational “Humans are no exception; just like dogs  and cats and every other sexually  reproducing organism under the sky, we  must find a mate that will give us the  chance to pass down our genes to  offspring.” “There are many mystifying emotions and  behaviors people experience in every day  life, one of the most most mysterious being,  love. Many people don’t even know what 
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Professional “I designed the current research to explore  associations between attachment  insecurities and psychological health. In 3  experiments, I show that avoidance and  ambivalence in close relationships cause  changes in people’s levels of satisfaction  with their lives and positive affect.”
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