Experimental Psychology: Understanding Psychological Research / Edition 6

Experimental Psychology: Understanding Psychological Research / Edition 6

ISBN-10:
0314099735
ISBN-13:
9780314099730
Pub. Date:
12/28/1996
Publisher:
West Group

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Experimental Psychology: Understanding Psychological Research / Edition 6

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

Table of Contents

Part 1Fundamentals of Research1
Chapter 1Explanation in Scientific Psychology2
Chapter 2Research Techniques: Observation and Correlation24
Chapter 3Research Techniques: Experiments52
Chapter 4Ethics in Psychological Research88
Chapter 5How to Read and Write Research Reports108
Part 2Principles and Practices of Experimental Psychology161
Chapter 6Psychophysics162
Chapter 7Perception192
Chapter 8Attention and Reaction Time226
Chapter 9Conditioning and Learning250
Chapter 10Remembering and Forgetting286
Chapter 11Thinking and Problem Solving326
Chapter 12Individual Differences and Development358
Chapter 13Social Influence390
Chapter 14Environmental Psychology420
Chapter 15Human Factors444

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