APA Publication Style

APA 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:

Also, you can find an overview of the Poster Session from The Scientist: Magazine of the Life Sciences. Also, some useful tips from Penn State.