Writing APA-style papers is a tricky business. So to complement my discussion of writing publishable scientific articles , I’ve created an infographic showing some of the major ideas you should consider when writing the introduction to an APA-style research paper . This approach will work well in most social scientific fields, especially Psychology. If you’re writing a short paper, you might only have the first section (the “intro to the intro”) and something like either Subheading 2 or 3. It all depends on the particular research question you’re asking!