According to the Sixth Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010), "figures enable authors to present a large amount of information efficiently" (p. 125). Figures should be used sparingly, and only when it is best to convey information using an image.
Figures include graphs, charts, maps, drawings and photographs.
If the figure you use
cite it within your paper and provide a full citation on your References page.
When including a figure, give credit to the original author in a caption located at the bottom of the source. Sources should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper, ie. Figure 1.