Methods in Behavioral Research


Author: Paul Cozby
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 007776871X
Category: Psychology
Page: 448
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Methods in Behavioral Research continues to guide students toward success by helping them study smarter and more efficiently. In tandem with LearnSmart, McGraw-Hill Education’s adaptive and personalized learning program, Cozby and Bates provide helpful pedagogy, rich examples, and a clear voice in their approach to methodological decision-making.

Handbook of Research Methods in Human Memory and Cognition


Author: C. Richard Puff
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483265781
Category: Psychology
Page: 490
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Handbook of Research Methods in Human Memory and Cognition is a compilation of critical examinations of major contemporary research methods in the area of human memory and cognition. The book covers topics that are defined in terms of experimental tasks and materials, aiming to introduce newcomers to the range of methodologies available and allow flexibility of choices for established investigators on how to attack the problem. Recognition memory, free-recall, and prose memory are discussed in detail. Psychologists and researchers in allied fields will find the book a good reference material.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology


Author: Carla Willig,Wendy Stainton Rogers
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526422867
Category: Psychology
Page: 664
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One of our bestselling handbooks, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology, is back for a second edition, with updated chapters and three new chapters introduced on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation and Netnography.

Asian American Psychology

Current Perspectives
Author: Nita Tewari,Alvin N. Alvarez
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1136678026
Category: Psychology
Page: 704
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This is the first textbook written to welcome those who are new to Asian American psychology. Concepts and theories come to life by relating the material to everyday experiences and by including activities, discussion questions, exercises, clinical case studies, and internet resources. Contributions from the leading experts and emerging scholars and practitioners in the field - the majority of whom have also taught Asian American psychology - feature current perspectives and key findings from the psychological literature. The book opens with the cornerstones of Asian American psychology, including Asian American history and research methods. Part 2 addresses how Asian Americans balance multiple worlds with topics such as racial identity, acculturation, and religion. Part 3 explores the psychological experiences of Asian Americans through the lens of gender and sexual orientation and their influence on relationships. Part 4 discusses the emerging experiences of Asian Americans, including adoptees, parachute kids, and multiracial Asian Americans. Part 5 focuses on social and life issues facing Asian Americans such as racism, academic and career development. The text concludes with an examination of the physical and psychological well-being of Asian Americans and avenues for coping and healing. This ground-breaking volume is intended as an undergraduate/beginning graduate level introductory textbook on Asian American psychology taught in departments of psychology, Asian American and/or ethnic studies, counseling, sociology, and other social sciences. In addition, the clinical cases will also appeal to clinicians and other mental health workers committed to learning about Asian Americans.

Reporting Research in Psychology

How to Meet Journal Article Reporting Standards
Author: Harris M. Cooper
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 137
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"An educational guide based on the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association"--Cover.

Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology


Author: Michael C. Roberts,Stephen S. Ilardi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047075673X
Category: Psychology
Page: 472
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The Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology presents a comprehensive and contemporary treatment of research methodologies used in clinical psychology. Topics discussed include experimental and quasi-experimental designs, statistical analysis, validity, ethics, cultural diversity, and the scientific process of publishing. Written by leading researchers, the chapters focus on specific applications of research into psychopathology, assessment and diagnosis, therapy, and interventions for both child and adult populations. Special attention is also given to research into professional issues, prevention, and promotion. Research vignettes describe exemplary projects illustrating the essential elements of the research topics. In addition, the editors outline a research agenda for clinical psychologists that demonstrates the exciting future for the field. This handbook coherently illustrates the range of research methodologies used in clinical psychology and is a vital resource for both students and scholars who wish to expand their knowledge. Covers basic methodologies as well as specific applications of research designs. Includes research vignettes that describe exemplary studies and illustrate the essential elements of the research topics. Contains chapters written by active researchers in the field. Outlines a research agenda for clinical psychologists that demonstrates the exciting future for the field. Now available in full text online via xreferplus, the award-winning reference library on the web from xrefer. For more information, visit www.xreferplus.com

Research Methods in Psychology


Author: David Elmes,Barry Kantowitz,Henry Roediger, III
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111350744
Category: Psychology
Page: 480
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Using contemporary examples from primary sources, RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY, Ninth Edition, encourages students to become engaged in the basics of scientific investigation through an example-based approach. This text displays the authors’ commitment to ensuring that the student has a thorough understanding of the research process from the very beginning. Highly readable, it avoids the heavy statistical tone that some introductory students find difficult to understand. Rather, it is conceptually driven to offer students a big picture view of the experimental approach to research. Empirical examples and applications are consistently used throughout to foster critical-thinking skills. In many chapters, a unifying empirical example at the beginning of the chapter is cited throughout the chapter to help clarify terms or design problems. By presenting concepts with concrete examples, the text aids students in applying related ideas to their areas of research interest. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Research Methods


Author: Donald McBurney,Theresa White
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495602191
Category: Psychology
Page: 464
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Now in its 8th Edition, RESEARCH METHODS provides psychology students with a scientific approach to understanding their field of study and the world in general. The text’s logical, step-by-step coverage is the result of decades of author experience, and includes all of the stages of the research process from selecting the project and searching for literature to choosing a protocol and getting published. Utilizing a wide variety of problems from psychological literature, the text also illustrates the many creative ways that psychology professionals design and conduct effective research. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Research Methods and Design in Sport Management


Author: Damon P. S. Andrew,Paul Mark Pedersen,Chad D. McEvoy
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 073607385X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 290
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This text explains research design, implementation, analysis and assessment criteria with a focus on specific procedures unique to sport managament.

Handbook of Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology


Author: Irving B. Weiner,John A. Schinka,Wayne F. Velicer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471385134
Category: Psychology
Page: 711
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of methods of data collection and analysis in psychological science. Chapter address basic considerations in research design-such as formulating hypothesis, selecting participant samples, identifying independent and dependent variables, and determining appropriate procedures-and alternative techniques for statistical treatment of data, such as categorical and factorial methods, path analysis and logistic regression, and meta-analysis.

Research Methods in Psychology For Dummies


Author: Martin Dempster,Donncha Hanna
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119035104
Category: Psychology
Page: 352
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Your hands-on introduction to research methods in psychology Looking for an easily accessible overview of research methods in psychology? This is the book for you! Whether you need to get ahead in class, you're pressed for time, or you just want a take on a topic that's not covered in your textbook, Research Methods in Psychology For Dummies has you covered. Written in plain English and packed with easy-to-follow instruction, this friendly guide takes the intimidation out of the subject and tackles the fundamentals of psychology research in a way that makes it approachable and comprehensible, no matter your background. Inside, you'll find expert coverage of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including surveys, case studies, laboratory observations, tests and experiments—and much more. Serves as an excellent supplement to course textbooks Provides a clear introduction to the scientific method Presents the methodologies and techniques used in psychology research Written by the authors of Psychology Statistics For Dummies If you're a first or second year psychology student and want to supplement your doorstop-sized psychology textbook—and boost your chances of scoring higher at exam time—this hands-on guide breaks down the subject into easily digestible bits and propels you towards success.

Handbook of Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology


Author: Harry T. Reis,Charles M. Judd
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521559034
Category: Psychology
Page: 558
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This sourcebook covers conceptual and practical issues in research design, methods of research and statistical approaches in social and personality psychology. The primary purpose of the handbook is to provide readable yet comprehensive chapters on the range of methods and tools used by researchers in social and personality psychology. In addition, it should alert researchers to methodological possibilities they may not have thought of. Innovative research methods work best when they allow researchers to ask theoretically driven questions that could not have been asked previously, thereby enhancing the quality and depth of their empirical knowledge base. With the help of this text, both new and established social psychologists should learn about appropriate uses of each method and the opportunities they provide for expanding knowledge.

Handbook of Developmental Psychology


Author: Jaan Valsiner,Kevin J Connolly
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761962311
Category: Psychology
Page: 682
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The Handbook of Developmental Psychology is a comprehensive, authoritative yet frontier-stretching overview of the study of human development presented in a single-volume format. It is ideal for experienced individuals wishing for an up-to-date survey of the central themes prevalent to developmental psychology, both past and present, and for those seeking a reference work to help appreciate the subject for the first time.

Health Psychology


Author: Richard O. Straub
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429216328
Category: Psychology
Page: 705
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Richard Straub explores the psychology behind human sickness, how humans stay well, how they react to illness and how they relate to their immediate health care system and its health care providers.

The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption


Author: Gad Saad
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135608245
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 360
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The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption by Gad Saad applies Darwinian principles in understanding our consumption patterns and the products of popular culture that most appeal to individuals. The first and only scholarly work to do so, this is a captivating study of the adaptive reasons behind our behaviors, cognitions, emotions, and perceptions. This lens of analysis suggests how we come to make selections such as choosing a mate, the foods we eat, the gifts that we offer, and more. It also highlights how numerous forms of dark side consumption, including pathological gambling, compulsive buying, pornographic addiction, and eating disorders, possess a Darwinian etiology. Engaging and diverse in scope, the book maps consumption phenomena onto four key Darwinian modules: survival, reproduction, kin selection, and reciprocal altruism. As an interesting proposal, the author suggests that media and advertising contents exist in their particular forms because they are a reflection of our evolved human nature - negating the notion that they exist through the reverse causal link, as proposed by social constructivists. The link between evolutionary theory and consumption behaviors is detailed throughout the book via an examination of (among many others): appearance-enhancing products and services; financial and physical risk-taking; use of sexual imagery and the depictions of women in advertising; and television programs, movies, songs, music videos, literature, religion, and art. The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption will appeal to evolutionists who desire to explore new areas wherein evolutionary theory can be applied; consumer and marketing scholars who wish to learn about the ways in which biological-and evolutionary-based theorizing can be infused into the consumer behavior/marketing/advertising disciplines; as well as other interdisciplinary scholars interested in gaining knowledge about the power of evolutionary theory in explaining a wide range of behavioral phenomena.

Psychology of Physical Activity

Determinants, Well-Being and Interventions
Author: Stuart J. H. Biddle,Nanette Mutrie,Trish Gorely
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136339558
Category: Medical
Page: 434
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The positive benefits of physical activity for physical and mental health are now widely acknowledged, yet levels of physical inactivity continue to increase throughout the developed world. Understanding the psychology of physical activity has therefore become an important concern for scientists, health professionals and policy-makers alike. Psychology of Physical Activity is a comprehensive and in-depth introduction to the fundamentals of exercise psychology, from theories of motivation and adherence to the design of successful interventions for increasing participation. Now in a fully revised, updated and expanded third edition, Psychology of Physical Activity is still the only textbook to offer a full survey of the evidence-base for theory and practice in exercise psychology, and the only textbook that explains how to interpret the quality of the research evidence. With international cases, examples and data included throughout, the book also provides a thoroughly detailed examination of the relationship between physical activity and mental health. A full companion website offers useful features to help students and lecturers get the most out of the book during their course, including multiple-choice revision questions, PowerPoint slides and a test bank of additional learning activities. Psychology of Physical Activity is the most authoritative, engaging and up-to-date introduction to exercise psychology currently available. It is essential reading for all students working in exercise and health sciences.

Research Design and Methods: A Process Approach


Author: Kenneth Bordens,Bruce Barrington Abbott
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259844744
Category: Psychology
Page: 624
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Research Design and Methods: A Process Approach takes students through the research process, from getting and developing a research idea, to designing and conducting a study, through analyzing and reporting data. Information on the research process is presented in a lively and engaging way, highlighting the numerous decisions that must be made when designing and conducting research. The importance of ethical conduct is emphasized, both in the treatment of research subjects and in the conduct of research and reporting research results. The Connect course for this offering includes SmartBook, an adaptive reading and study experience which guides students to master, recall, and apply key concepts while providing automatically-graded assessments. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: • SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. • Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. • Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. • The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

Contemporary Theories and Systems in Psychology


Author: Benjamin B. Wolman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146843800X
Category: Psychology
Page: 652
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Twenty years is a long time in the life of a science. While the historical roots of psychology have not changed since the first edition of this book, some of the offshoots of the various theories and systems discussed have been crit ically reexamined and have undergone far-reaching modifications. New and bold research has led to a broadening of perspectives, and recent devel opments in several areas required a considerable amount of rewriting. I have been fortunate in the last fifteen years to have worked with about 2,000 psychologists and other behavioral scientists who contributed to several collected volumes I have edited. As the editor-in-chief of the In ternational Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Neurol ogy, I have had the privilege of reading, scrutinizing, and editing the work of 1,500 experts in psychology and related disciplines. In addition, I have written several books and monographs and over one hundred scientific papers. Armed with all that experience, I have carefully examined the pages of the first edition. Chapter 8 required substantial rewriting and several new sections have been added to other chapters: "Current Soviet Psychol ogy" (Chapter 2, Section 7); "New Ideas on Purposivism" (Chapter 5, Sec tion 4); "Recent Developments in the Sociological School of Psychoanalysis" (Chapter 9, Section 4); and "Present Status of Gestalt Psychology" (Chapter 12, Section 4). Chapter 15 was omitted, and two new chapters were added: Chapter 14 ("Humanistic Psychology") and Chapter 16 ("Selected Research Areas").

Experimental Design: Procedures for the Behavioral Sciences

Procedures for the Behavioral Sciences
Author: Roger E. Kirk
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412974453
Category: Education
Page: 1056
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Experimental Design: Procedures for Behavioral Sciences, Fourth Edition is a classic text with a reputuation for accessibility and readability. It has been revised and updated to make learning design concepts even easier. Roger E. Kirk shows how three simple experimental designs can be combined to form a variety of complex designs. He provides diagrams illustrating how subjects are assigned to treatments and treatment combinations. New terms are emphasized in boldface type, there are summaries of the advantages and disadvantages of each design, and real-life examples show how the designs are used.

Research Methods in Psychology


Author: John J. Shaughnessy,Eugene B. Zechmeister
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 524
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Emphasizing problem solving, this textbook provides comprehensive coverage of descriptive, experimental, and applied research methods in psychology.