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APA Quick Citation Guide

This guide contains examples of common citation formats in APA (American Psychological Association) Style 7th edition

Citing Generative AI tools

Before making use of any generative AI tool (such as ChatGPT) for class assignments, consult your instructor and your syllabus for guidance on using, quoting, and citing generative AI.

For guidelines on citing generative AI in APA style see the entry on “How to Cite ChatGPT” from the official APA style website.


When prompted “Why is toxic positivity a problem in the workplace,” the ChatGPT-generated text indicated that “toxic positivity can be harmful as it can lead to a dismissive attitude towards the concerns or struggles of employees” (OpenAI, 2023)

Entry in reference list:
OpenAI. (2023). ChatGPT (Mar 23 version) [Large language model].