You are taking an introductory psychology course that requires a seven-page research paper.
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 2010)
Answer the following questions related to the lecture on APA Formatting:
1) What is APA Style AND explain WHY/WHEN is it used.
2) Read the following three scenarios and FOR EACH ONE, decide whether or not it is plagiarism and explain why or why not.
Scenario #1: You are taking an introductory psychology course that requires a seven-page research paper. You visit the reference desk at the library and get help finding articles on your topic in online databases from academic journals journals in the field. You copy and paste the most interesting parts of the articles into your paper without putting those parts in quotes or providing a parenthetical citation for the source, but you do list the articles in your “References” page at the end of the paper.
Scenario #2: In your psychology class, you were given an assignment to research 10 different phobias and write a paragraph explaining each fear. When you’re standing in line to turn in your paper, you hear the person behind you tell her friend, “My sister’s a psychologist, so I just emailed her and she wrote back with the answers.”
Scenario #3: You receive your assignment for a class and realize that you can write your paper on the same topic that you wrote on for another class last semester. Because of the requirements of the assignment, the focus of the paper will be different, but you can use many of the same sources you already read just two months ago.
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