APA Publication Style
Assistance with APA Style from the American Psychological Association … includes a free tutorial on the basics.
Designing Poster Presentations
The professional psychology societies in recent years have moved towards Poster Session presentation of research at their meetings instead of the 15-minute talk. (Scholarship Sewanee has had a poster focus from its beginning, in April 1994 as Scientific Sewanee - yet another way we've been ahead of our time!) Panel discussions (sometimes following several short papers) and longer Invited Addresses by prominent researchers are the other frequent presentation formats.
A poster should not be a journal article pasted on the wall. Since the researcher is present, the poster need not stand on its own. Its job is to entice those passing to stop and chat … to make it unnecessary for the researcher to present the basic idea and method … to serve as a focal point for the discussion.
Two of the best Internet sources on how to prepare a poster:
- Step-by-step guidance from Gary Ritchison, Eastern Kentucky University
- Everything you wanted to know and a whole lot more from Colin Purrington, Swarthmore