APA Style was developed by social and behavioral scientists to standardize scientific writing.
APA research papers are divided into sections. To view a sample paper go here.
An APA Literature Review will contain the following:
An APA Experimental Report will contain the following:
Citing references in-text follow the author-date model:
Kessler (2003) found that among epidemiological samples . . .
In 2003, Kessler's study of epidemiological samples found . . .
Several studies (Miller, 1999; Shafranske & Mahoney, 1998) . . .
The Reference List
Citations are listed here in order of author's surname and the hanging indent style is used with double-spacing. For example:
Haybron, D. M. (2008). Philosophy and the science of subjective well-being. In M. Eid & R. J. Larsen (Eds.), The Science of
Subjective Well-Being (pp.17-43). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Credit to the Purdue OWL for some of the content.