Forty Studies that Changed Psychology: Explorations Into the History of Psychological Research

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Prentice Hall, 1999 - Psychology - 322 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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Review: Forty Studies That Changed Psychology: Explorations into the History of Psychological Research

User Review  - Erica Thompson - Goodreads

Such a great book for any student of psychology. The book clearly complies 40 of the most influential studies in the field of psychology The book is divided by topic with four articles per topic. I use this book in my high school AP Psych classes and college Gen Psych class. Read full review

Review: Forty Studies That Changed Psychology: Explorations into the History of Psychological Research

User Review  - Robin Ahearn - Goodreads

this book came with my textbook. i only used it once but read it anyway. it was really interesting. it was one of the best psychology books i ever read. Read full review

Contents

BIOLOGY AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR
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MORE EXPERIENCE BIGGER BRAIN?
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WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOUVE LEARNED 1
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Roger R. Hock is Professor of Psychology at Mendocino College in California and the author of Forty Studies that Changed Psychology: Explorations into the History of Psychological Research.

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