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APA Citation Style

APA Style is preferred style of documentation for psychology and is frequently used in other social sciences.

Book, Single Author

In the 7th edition, the publisher location is no longer included.

Lastname, F. M. (Year of publication). Title of the book: And also its subtitle. Publisher.

Kahneman, D. (2011). Thinking, fast and slow.  Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Book, Multiple Authors

Montemayor, C., & Haladjian, H. H. (2015). Consciousness, attention, and conscious attention. MIT Press.

Chapter in an Edited Book

Posick, C., Rocque, M., & Delisi, M. (2015). Empathy, crime, and justice. In M. DeLisi and M. Vaughn (Eds.), Routledge handbook of biosocial criminology (pp. 571-584).  Routledge.

Reference Works

Entries in reference works are cited in the same way was chapters in edited books, shown above. If there is no author for the entry, list the title first, followed by the year of publication.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM–5)

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Cautionary statement for forensic use of DSM-5. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.).

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