APA Style Exercise
I. Take a look at each of the examples below. You will find sufficient information to place the items in proper APA reference form. Below each entry, give the appropriate reference form.
1. In 1996, the Western Journal of Communication (volume 60, issue one) published an article by C. L. Griffin called “The Essentialist Roots of the Public Sphere: A Feminist Critique.” This article appeared on pages 21 through 39. As with nearly all scholarly journals, this publication paginates continuously through each volume.
2. Joseph A. DeVito’s eighth edition of Human Communication: The Basic Course was published in the year 2000 by Longman, the well-known New York publishing house.
3. Allyn and Bacon published a work called Handbook of Rhetorical and Communication Theory by C. C. Arnold and John Waite Bowers. This work was published in Boston in 1984.
4. Joe Ayers, T. Hopf, and D. M. Ayres published an article in the fourth issue of the forty-third edition of Communication Education in 1994. The piece appeared on pages 252-58 and was called “An Examination of Whether Imaging Ability Enhances the Effectiveness of an Intervention Designed to Reduce Speech Anxiety.” This journal paginates continuously
through each year’s volume.
5. The revised edition of a very influential book called Applied Imagination was published by Scribner’s, in New York City in 1957. It was written by A. Osborn and presented a theory of “brainstorming.”
II. Look over this list of references, as if it were a references page from a research article. Make corrections to the citation, including spacing, punctuation, eliminating unnecessary information, or re-ordering the references. You can assume that all spellings are accurate; all the information needed to correct the references is provided. No outside materials are necessary to complete this exercise.
Balagura, Steve. (1968). “Influence of Osmotic and Caloric Loads Upon Lateral Hypothalamic Self-Stimulation” Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 66, 325-328.
Abel, S. E., Fox, P. T., Potley, J. R. (1997). Insights from recent positron emission tomographic studies of drug abuse and dependence. Current Opinion in Psychiatry,
Abel, S.E., Fox, P.T., Posner, J.P. (1998). Positron emission tomographic studies of the cortical anatomy of single word processing. Nature, 331, pp. 585-589.
Codon, D. E. (1994, January 10). Kids growing up scared. Newsweek, volume 73, issue 3, pp. 43-49.
Klatzky, R. L. (1980). Human Memory: Structures and Processes (Second Edition). Friedman: San Francisco, CA.
Gelfand, H., Walker, C.J., & APA. (2002). Mastering APA Style: Student’s Workbook and Training Guide. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.