Forty studies that changed psychology: explorations into the history of psychological research

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Prentice Hall, 1995 - Psychology - 321 pages
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Roger R. Hock, professor of Psychology at New England College, recounts and illuminates forty of the most elegant and influential studies that have shaped our understanding of human behavior during psychology's brief past. Each study chosen for this book is presented in a meaningful and accessible style within a consistent format that includes: a brief introduction and overview of historical events leading up to the study, the theory and hypotheses underlying the research, a description of the design and methods used to carry out the research, a clear, understandable summary of the study's significance to the field of psychology and to a wider understanding of human behavior, a discussion of subsequent related research launched by the study as well as criticisms of the research, a brief demonstration of the study's on-going influence through a sampling of current studies that have incorporated the original research, and a list of references for further reading.

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Contents

BIOLOGY AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR
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MORE EXPERIENCE BIGGER BRAIN?
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WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOUVE LEARNED
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Copyright

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Roger R. Hock, PhD, is chair of the Psychology Program and professor of psychology and human sexuality at Mendocino College. He received his MS in Psychology from San Diego State University and his PhD fin Psychology from the University of California at San Diego. His book, "Forty Studies That Changed Psychology: Explorations into the History of Psychological Research, "5th edition, is in use at over 250 colleges and universities internationally and has been translated into several languages. His trade book, "It's My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence, "co-authored with Meg Kennedy Dugan, is a guide for survivors who have escaped abusive or violent relationships and are facing the challenges of healing and rebuilding their lives. He has also edited a human sexuality article database for Pearson Custom Publishing, "Insights in Human Sexuality.

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