Words should be lowercase unless you are directed to capitalize them in APA 7th Edition.
|the first word of a complete sentence||The students absolutely loved the new website.|
|the first word after a colon if the following is a complete sentence||Student feedback was universal: The website was needed.|
|proper nouns||The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Company sells amazing gifts.|
|proper adjectives||Four Lebanese families attended the information session.|
|names of racial and ethnic groups||The study focuses on the experiences of 5 Black women who live in Kitchener.|
|names of specific departments, academic institutions, or courses||I met my partner in Psychology 101 at the University of Edinburgh.|
|trade and brand names||Many study participants were already taking Advil (ibuprofen) on a regular basis.|
|job titles that precede a name||Did you know that President Barack Obama was born in 1961?|
|personal names that appear in diseases, disorders, treatments, theories, etc.||Alzheimer’s disease non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Down syndrome Parkinson’s disease|
|personal names that begin with lowercase letters (even if it begins a sentence)||van Nieuwkerk is widely respected in the field of dance studies.|
|proper nouns that begin with lowercase letters||The participants all received new iPads as gifts after the study completed.|
|common nouns||The professor recommended that I take a psychology course to enhance my nursing skills.
The company sold over 2,500 units last quarter.
Investigators noted which participants were not taking ibuprofen regularly.
|job titles or positions that follow the name or refer to a position in general||Justin Trudeau is the prime minister of Canada.|
|diseases, disorders, therapies, theories and related terms||depression