American Psychologist Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to American Psychologist citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in American Psychologist.

How to do citations in American Psychologist style?
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How do you cite a book in the American Psychologist referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in American Psychologist using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000). Title (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.; Edition). Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
American Psychologist citation:
Rowling, J. K. (1997). Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1st ed.). Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
And an in-text citation book citation in American Psychologist looks like this: (Rowling, 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the American Psychologist citation style?
How do you cite scientific papers in American Psychologist format?

Here’s a American Psychologist journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title. Container, Volume(Issue), pages Used. https://doi.org/DOI
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in American Psychologist:
Petit, C., & Sieffermann, J. (2007). Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18(1), 161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit & Sieffermann, 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in American Psychologist style?

Here’s an American Psychologist example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. https://www.example.com
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. (2008, November 5). Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video American Psychologist

Here’s a American Psychologist citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video American Psychologist?
Pixar. (2015, June 3). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using American Psychologist referencing style

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in American Psychologist.
Lastname, F. (2000). Title. Publisher. http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in American Psychologist using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018). 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using American Psychologist referencing style?

An example song citation in American Psychologist.
Lastname, F. (2000, January 1). Song Title. In Album. http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in American Psychologist:
The Beatles. (1969, September 26). Here Comes the Sun. In Abbey Road. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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