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Overview

In this revision of their popular text, Kantowitz, Roediger, and Elmes, all prominent researchers in the field, continue to cover experimental psychology within the context of basic psychological concepts, discussing and clarifying methodology with well-selected examples of actual research.
Five foundational chapters in Part I introduce readers to theory construction, observational and experimental research techniques, ethical issues, and reading and writing research reports. Each of the ten chapters in Part II is devoted to a specific content area (for example, psychophysics, perception, and conditioning and learning. In these chapters, the authors discuss and clarify research methods within the context of actual research methods conducted in these specific content areas. The result? Students connect methodology with research and can see for themselves the issues and problems that occur in conducting real research. The Seventh Edition includes chapters on current issues such as animal testing/animal rights, psycholinguistics, and brain wave measurement.
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This text on experimental psychology links methodology with examples from actual research. It begins by introducing the reader to basics such as theory construction, observational and experimental research techniques, ethics, and the reading and writing of research reports. This is followed by discussion of research methods for a specific area (such as perception, conditioning, or learning) within the context of actual research conducted in that area. Both authors teach psychology at the university level. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314099730
  • Publisher: West Group
  • Publication date: 12/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 598

Table of Contents

Part 1 Fundamentals of Research 1
Chapter 1 Explanation in Scientific Psychology 2
Chapter 2 Research Techniques: Observation and Correlation 24
Chapter 3 Research Techniques: Experiments 52
Chapter 4 Ethics in Psychological Research 88
Chapter 5 How to Read and Write Research Reports 108
Part 2 Principles and Practices of Experimental Psychology 161
Chapter 6 Psychophysics 162
Chapter 7 Perception 192
Chapter 8 Attention and Reaction Time 226
Chapter 9 Conditioning and Learning 250
Chapter 10 Remembering and Forgetting 286
Chapter 11 Thinking and Problem Solving 326
Chapter 12 Individual Differences and Development 358
Chapter 13 Social Influence 390
Chapter 14 Environmental Psychology 420
Chapter 15 Human Factors 444
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