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Introducing Psychological Research - Phil Banyard

Introducing Psychological Research

Paperback Published: 27th November 2007
ISBN: 9781403900388
Number Of Pages: 592

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Crucially, the foundations of good psychology, in both practice and knowledge, are the ability to understand and carry out effective methods in psychological research. Subsequently, this title aims to introduce students to a thorough history of the key psychological studies across the sub-disciplines of social, developmental, cognitive and biological psychology as well as neuroscience. Research case-studies are described and critiqued encouraging students to critically think about the wider implications of how research is conducted and the subsequent findings that they produce. The pivotal case studies covered have been specifically chosen to illustrate how psychological methods in research have evolved over the history of the discipline and to showcase as broad an overview as possible of the various ways in which research may be conducted; including controlled experiments, in-depth interviewing and literature searches.

The book is essential for undergraduate students looking for a comprehensive and clearly written guide to both the classic and contemporary studies that have informed the research methods in the discipline of psychology today. This book has been written to provide clear and well-explained summaries that encourage critical reflection and discussion of the material learnt, making this an apt introduction for students wishing to learn about the valid methods of carrying out empirical research.

'The authors have done an excellent job of selecting a range of important psychological papers and summarising them in a highly accessible way. The focus on methodology in context will provide undergraduates the opportunity to understand how researchers successfully overcame challenges common to many empirical projects.' - Dr Richard Rowe, University of Sheffield, UK'..the chapter on methodology is probably one of the best I have ever read. ...The writing is excellent and keeps the reader well engaged... Overall a great text that covers all the core studies and highlights the core themes... A superb book.' - PsychBLOG www.psychblog.co.uk 'This book will be useful as a text for students enrolling on the BA. It covers the essential studies considered throughout the degree.' - Karen Howells, Moray College, UK

Social Psychology
Social Influence - Eight Out of ten Owners Said Their Cats Preferred IT - ASCH, S. E. (1955)
Opinions and social pressure. Scientific American, 193, 31-35
Be a Good Boy and do as You Are Told
Behavioral study of obedience
Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 67, 371-78
Going Underground
Good Samaritanism: An underground phenomenon?
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 13, 289-99
Walk on
Rethinking bystander on-intervention. Human Relations, 52, 1133-1155 -
Social Judgements - is She Really Going Out With Him?
Behaviour as seen by the actor and as seen by the observer
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 27, 154-64
I''M Not Prejudiced, But ...
Attitudes vs. actions. Social Forces, 13, 230-37
Changing Our Minds
Cognitive consequences of forced compliance
Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 58, 203-10
The Minimal Group Studies
Experiments in intergroup discrimination
Scientific American, 223, 96-102
Shock and Awe
Evolving Judgements of Terror Risks: Foresight, Hindsight and Emotion
Journal of Experimental Psychology: 2005, Vol 11, No2 124-139 -
Social Interaction - The Robber''s Cave
Experiments in group conflict. Scientific American, 195, 54-58
Rethinking the Psychology of tyranny: The BBC prison study BJSP 45 1-40
The Mother and Father of All Groups
How people interact in conferences
Scientific American 192, 31-35
The Prison Simulation
A study of prisoners and guards in a simulated prison
Naval Research Review, 30 4-17
Small Worlds and Getting Smaller
An experimental study of search in global social networks. Science, 301, 827-829
Comparative and Biological Psychology
Learning - The Flight of the Killer Pigeons
Pigeons in a pelican. American Psychologist, 15, 28-37
What''s Your Pleasure?
Positive reinforcement produced by electrical stimulation of the septal area and other regions of the rat brain
Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 47, 419-427
Learning to Be Helpless
Failure to escape traumatic shock
Journal of Experimental Psychology, 74, 1-9
Talking to the Animals
Teaching sign language to a chimpanzee. Science, 16-5, 664-72
Bashing Bobo
Teaching Sign Language to a chimpanzee. Science, 16-5, 664-72
Comparative Psychology - The Colony of Monkeys
Forty years of rhesus research
New Scientist, 82, 108-10
A Fishy Tale
The curious behaviour of the stickleback. Scientific American, 187, 22-26
Rat City: The Behavioural Sink
Population density and social pathology. Scientific American, 206, 139-48
Just Monkeying Around
Sex Differences in response to children''s toys in nonhuman primates
Evolution and Human Behaviour, 23, 467-479 -
Bio-Psychology - A Brain of Two Halves
Hemisphere deconnection and unity in conscious awareness. American Psychologist, 23, 723-33
How do You Feel?
Cognitive, social and physiological determinants of emotional state
Psychological Review, 69, 379-99
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream
The relation of eye movements during sleep to dream activity: An objective method for the stud
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ISBN: 9781403900388
ISBN-10: 1403900388
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 27th November 2007
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 1.11
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised