Experimental Psychology: Understanding Psychological Research (Non-Infotrac Version) / Edition 7 by Barry Kantowitz, Henry L., IIIHenry L. Roediger III, Henry Roediger III | | 9780534506025 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Experimental Psychology: Understanding Psychological Research (Non-Infotrac Version) / Edition 7

Experimental Psychology: Understanding Psychological Research (Non-Infotrac Version) / Edition 7

by Barry Kantowitz, Henry L., IIIHenry L. Roediger III, Henry Roediger III
     
 

ISBN-10: 053450602X

ISBN-13: 9780534506025

Pub. Date: 07/01/2000

Publisher: Thomson Wadsworth

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,

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534506025
Publisher:
Thomson Wadsworth
Publication date:
07/01/2000
Edition description:
7TH
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


PART ONE: FUNDAMENTALS OF RESEARCH
1.Explanation in Scientific Psychology
2.Research Techniques: Observation and Correlation
3.Research Techniques: Experiments
4.Ethics in Psychological Research
5.How to Read and Write Research Reports.
PART TWO: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
6.Psychophysics
7.Perception
8.Attention and Reaction Time
9.Conditioning and Learning
10.Remembering and Forgetting
11.Thinking and Problem Solving
12.Individual Differences and Development
13.Social Influence
14.Environmental Psychology
15.Human Factors. APPENDIX A. EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: A HISTORICAL SKETCH. APPENDIX B. STATISTICAL REASONING: AN INTRODUCTION. APPENDIX C. STATISTICAL TABLES. REFERENCES. GLOSSARY. NAME INDEX. SUBJECT INDEX. PHOTO CREDITS.

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