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Positive Psychology: Citations

Positive psychology is "the study of the processes and conditions that contribute to optimal functioning and flourishing in human beings... positive experiences, positive traits, positive communities...positive emotions." (ENCY OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY)

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Why Cite?

Why You Need to Cite Sources
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APA Style Citations

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APA Style (Citation style from the American Psychological Association.) To use when studying the social sciences, behavioral sciences, and many other sciences.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association BF76.7.P83 2010     



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Evaluating Sources

Evaluate Sources--CRAAP Test

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The critical evaluation of information is an essential skill when conducting quality research. It is also a skill that can be used throughout your life. It involves a combination of common sense, knowledge, skepticism, and verification. Not all of the information you find will be suitable.

With so much information available, in many different formats, and from many different sources, each piece of information that you select must be carefully reviewed or evaluated to ensure the quality, authority, perspective and balance that best supports your research. But what do you look for? It can be overwhelming.

Use questions from the CRAAP test to help evaluate sources(CRAAP acronym used courtesy of Meriam Library, California State University, Chico)

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