APA referencing: using the APA style

If you include the author's last name in your sentence, write the date in brackets immediately after:

According to Sternberg (2001), the behaviourist approach was criticised for undervaluing the importance of studying cognition, leading to the rise of the cognitivist movement.

Alternatively, write both the author's last name and the date of publication in brackets after you have finished the paraphrase:

The behaviourist approach was criticised for undervaluing the importance of cognition. This led to the rise of the cognitivist movement (Sternberg, 2001).

You don't need to repeat the date if you refer to the same author again in the same paragraph but if you mention information from this source again later on in your work you will need to repeat the full citation.

If you are citing two or more different works by the same author, you only need to mention their name once followed by the years of publication:

(Gattis, 2002, 2004)

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