I initially becameinterested in the psychology of writer's block while working on my firstbook, (HarperCollins, 2007), which has as one of itsmany themes the notion that—wonders of the human brain notwithstanding—peoplegenerally don't know what the hell they're doing even while they're in themiddle of doing it. I became further interested in the phenomenon when, threeyears ago, I started teaching and discovered that the advice we give youngwriters for conquering writer's block was either dismissive or thin. "Don'twrite, just get it written," said James Thurber, which deservedly gets him into but offers cold comfort for the rest of us. Thenthere is Julia Cameron's "morning pages" approach: Suspend judgment and keepthe pen moving. Free writing is fine, but it's a blunt instrument, and, in thecontext of the aforementioned experiment, a bit like telling the person stuckin the string room to "just keep reaching." Surely we can do better.
Linda Wasmer Andrews - Health Psychology Writer
I’ve always had my 200-level cognitive psychology students write a “literature review,” which includes learning how to use PsycINFO to find related articles on a cognitive topic of their choice and writing a 1,500-2,000 word description of the current understanding of that specific research area. Students had to turn in a list of six possible references to verify that their planned topic and journal articles were acceptable along with the PsycINFO records for all the articles. For the final product, I required that they write about four journal articles.
The Psychology of Writing - Ronald T. Kellogg - Google Books
Psychology dissertation writing is among the most technical forms of dissertation composing. Psychology is a field itself that’s very technical. It has many…
Psychology Writing Resources - SUNY Cortland