Key Studies in Psychology

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Offering students full summaries of 35 major research reports, this book covers cognitive, comparative, social and developmental psychology, biopsychology, individual differences and culture and identity. Each summary is followed by a commentary which highlights methodology, the theoretical/conceptual context of the study, ethical issues, subsequent research and theoretical and practical conclusions.

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Overview

Offering students full summaries of 35 major research reports, this book covers cognitive, comparative, social and developmental psychology, biopsychology, individual differences and culture and identity. Each summary is followed by a commentary which highlights methodology, the theoretical/conceptual context of the study, ethical issues, subsequent research and theoretical and practical conclusions.

Each summary is followed by exercises which require the reader to think critically about methodological, statistical and ethical features of the study. Answers are given at the back of the book.

This edition has been revised to bring it into line with the Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board A Level syllabus, for which it is the set text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340596913
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 638
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Psychology as a means of promoting human welfare
pictorial perception and culture
minds, brains and programs
levels of processing - a framework for memory research
semantic integration of verbal information into a visual memory
behavioural study of obedience
a study of prisoners and guards in a simulated prison
good samaritanism - an underground phenomenon?
cognitive consequences of forced compliance
behaviour as seen by the actor and as seen by the observer
experiements in intergroup discrimination
sex-role sterotyping in British television advertisements
asking only one question in the conservation experiment
transmission of aggression through imitation of aggressive models
social and family relationships of ex-institutional adolescents
conditioned emotional reactions
a conception of adult development
on being sane in insane places
a case of multiple personality
analysis of a phobia in a five-year-old boy
the effects of psychotherapy - an evaluation
cognitive, social and physiological determinants of emotional state
the relation of eye movements during sleep to dream activity - an objective method for the study of dreaming
hemisphere deconnection and unity in conscious awareness
positive reinforcement produced by electrical stimulation of septal area and other regions of rat brain
hypnosis, motivation and compliance
imprinting and perceptual learning
teaching sign language to a chimpanzee
forty years of rhesus research
fear of animals - what is prepared?
learning with prolonged delay of reinforcement
a nation of morons
extended self - rethinking the so-callednegro self-concept
the measurement of psychological androgyny
familial studies of intelligence - a review.
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