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Introducing Psychology Thru Research, Sc : UK Higher Education OUP Psychology - Amanda Albon

Introducing Psychology Thru Research, Sc

UK Higher Education OUP Psychology

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What is psychology? What constitutes psychological research? How is psychological research reported? This student-friendly textbook answers all these questions by clearly outlining the subject matter and research methods used in psychology for those who are new to the subject. A brief overview of the history of psychology is followed by chapters covering the core research areas defined by the British Psychological Society: Cognitive psychology Social psychology Developmental psychology Biological psychology Individual differences Clinical psychology Each chapter provides an overview of a major sub-discipline in psychology and introduces the key concepts in that area of research. For each topic, a summary of an original research paper is presented along with a running commentary which explains and evaluates the methods used.

In order to help students, the book provides boxes, tables and glossaries of useful terms. There is also a helpful overview of the ethics of psychological research, as well as how the study of psychology might develop into a career.

"Introducing Psychology Through Research" is key reading for first year undergraduates in psychology, those taking an elective module in psychology and those studying psychology at AS or A2 Level and considering whether to study psychology at university.

List of boxes and tablesp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Introducing psychologyp. 3
Introducing psychologyp. 5
What is psychology?p. 5
What psychology isp. 11
A brief history of psychologyp. 12
Research in psychologyp. 14
Summaryp. 15
The method behind the psychologyp. 16
The research cyclep. 16
Research methodsp. 16
Key terms in researchp. 22
Why use statistics?p. 26
Summaryp. 28
How psychological research is reportedp. 29
Reporting research in psychologyp. 29
Research paperp. 33
Summaryp. 42
The core areas and research papersp. 43
Cognitive psychologyp. 45
What is cognitive psychology?p. 45
Research paperp. 46
Summary of cognitive psychologyp. 54
Social psychologyp. 56
What is social psychology?p. 56
Research paperp. 57
Summary of social psychologyp. 68
Developmental psychologyp. 70
What is developmental psychology?p. 70
Research paperp. 71
Summary of developmental psychologyp. 86
Biological psychologyp. 88
What is biological psychology?p. 88
Research paperp. 89
Summary of biological psychologyp. 99
Individual differencesp. 100
What are individual differences?p. 100
Research paperp. 101
Summary of individual differencesp. 114
Clinical psychologyp. 117
What is clinical psychology?p. 117
Research paperp. 119
Summary of clinical psychologyp. 131
Reviewing psychologyp. 135
The ethics of psychology researchp. 137
What are ethics?p. 137
Research paperp. 143
Summary of the ethics of psychology researchp. 149
Conclusionp. 150
Review of the bookp. 150
A brief exploration of consciousnessp. 154
Studying and careers in psychologyp. 157
Summary of the bookp. 160
Glossaryp. 161
Referencesp. 169
Indexp. 179
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ISBN: 9780335221349
ISBN-10: 0335221343
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Psychology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st February 2007
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.4  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1