Academics

Writing Papers in Psychology

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APA Style

Removing Bias in Language

The American Psychological Association has put forth the following recommendations for removing bias in language.

  • Disabilities: Guidelines for Non-Handicapping Language in APA Journals by the Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology of the American Psychological Association#
  • Sexuality: Avoiding Heterosexual Bias in Language by the Committee on Lesbian and Gay Concern of the American Psychological Association#
  • Race & Ethnicity: Guidelines for Avoiding Racial/Ethnic Bias in Language by the Board of Ethnic Minority Affairs and Publications and Communications Board of the American Psychological Association

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