Psychology Foundation

Title of Paper Goes Here And I Will Also Add Here
the Unnecessary Words APA Format Sixth Edition Template So the Document Can
Come Up in Searches

Paul Rose

Southern Illinois
University Edwardsville


An author note (which should not be included
in papers submitted in Paul Rose’s classes) goes here that may include
information such as what follows.

This research was supported by grant SIUE.21.6th
edition by the Psychology Foundation awarded to Dan Seabreeze. Thanks to Laura Pawlow for helpful
suggestions and Flex Emerson, Jennifer Grot, Elaine Shardy and Jim Hellbound
for data collection assistance. Correspondence
concerning this paper should be addressed to Dan Seabreeze, Department of
Psychology, Campus Box 1421, Scooter Hall, Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville, Edwardsville,
IL 52026-1421. Email: dandmans (at, Phone: (618)
658-5555, Fax: (618) 652-5555.


If you spot any errors related to APA format in here,
please let Paul Rose know. When in
doubt, check the sixth edition APA manual rather than relying on this template. (I don’t like the two spaces after a period
rule anymore than you do, but that’s what the APA manual softly suggests at the
top of page 88.) An abstract is a single
paragraph, without indentation, that summarizes the key points of the
manuscript in 150 to 250 words. For
simpler student papers in Paul Rose’s classes, a somewhat shorter abstract is
fine (as is only one space after each period).
The purpose of the abstract is to provide the reader with a brief
overview of the paper. Some credit where
it’s due: This template is a highly modified version of a template that I
downloaded from some unknown author’s web site at Northcentral
University in Prescott, AZ
many years ago.

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of Paper Gets Repeated Here Exactly As It Appears On Title Page

The body of your paper, which begins with the introduction
even though the title of the paper, and not the word “Introduction”, begins
here. The following sections provide
several typical elements of APA manuscripts as examples in this template.

APA style specifies that major sections of the paper
(abstract, body, references, etc.) each begin on a new page with the heading
centered at the top of the page. The
body of the text is typically divided into sections as shown in this template. Usually these sections are the Method,
Results, and Discussion (see your class texts for examples). Some papers, of course, have multiple studies
in them so the body could have multiple sections and subsections within it.

Sections can be further divided into subsections with
headings. An example is a Method section
divided into participants, materials,
and procedure subsections. Unlike
in earlier editions of the APA manual, the sixth edition tells you to bold
headings (but not the title above or anything on the title page), as you see in
the examples below.

Heading Level 1

Heading Level 2

Heading Level 3 (Note the Indent, Bold and

Heading Level 4.

Heading Level 5
(Let’s Hope You Never Have to Get to Level 5 or even Level 4).

Citations and References

Check your class texts for rules about citations (which
occur within the text of the paper) and references (which are listed in their
own separate section at the end of the paper).
Don’t forget that you can find a lot of answers to formatting questions
with a careful online search. But when
you’re looking at information online, you may want to evaluate the information you’re
reading by considering where the information is coming from, considering
whether the information might refer to an older edition of APA format and
checking whether other online sources agree with the information you’ve found. When in doubt, follow the latest edition of
the APA manual and any additional information you get in class.

About a References Section

An example of a References section is located later this
template. Note that APA uses the
“hanging indent” style for references. This will automatically be done when you type
references into this template. Otherwise,
the easiest way to do this is to type each reference without worrying about the
hanging indent. Then, when you are
finished, select all the references at once (and nothing else) and apply the
hanging indent.


R. H., & Xenon, R. M. (2002).Title of article goes here and I’ll
add that only the volume number (22) is recorded after the journal title:
Regardless of what some web sites say, the edition number and download
information is unnecessary in my classes. Journal of Research in
Personality, 22,

AzOnlinesourcesareconfusing, S. O. (2010). Search for
answers at”> Journal of Check Class Texts and
Apastyledotorg, 127,
doi: 10.1016/0022-006X.56.6.893*


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