Discovering Research Methods in Psychology: A Student's Guide

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 6, 2009 - Psychology - 330 pages
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Discovering Research Methods in Psychology: A Student's Guide presents an accessible introduction to the research methodology techniques that underpin the field of psychology
  • Offers a unique narrative approach to introducing the complexities of psychological research methods to first year students
  • Introduces the reader to the three main types of research methods used in psychology – observation, experimentation and survey methods
  • Provides clear summaries of 21st-century published studies that reflect diversity and best illustrate issues in research methodology
  • Includes an emphasis on topics of most interest to students, from those with a personal perspective such as romantic relationships, prejudice and career decisions, to clinical topics including eating disorders, heavy drinking and paranoia 
  • Features a comprehensive glossary of all research terminology used in the narrative

 

 

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Contents

Music and Stress
27
Competitive Anxiety
41
Change Blindness
51
Acoustic Preferences
67
Cognitive Costs of Racial Prejudice
83
MateSelection Strategies
96
The Autistic Spectrum
110
Cognitive Maps
121
Choices and Decisions
166
Measuring Romance
181
Paranoia
196
Attributing Success and Failure
217
Contrasting the Methods
231
Key Topics
246
BPS Ethical Principles for Conducting Research with Human Participants
268
References
309

Eating Disorders and the Media
134
The Experience
146

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About the author (2009)

L.D. Sanders is Principal Lecturer at the Cardiff School of Health Science, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, U.K. She has authored more than 40 publications relating to lifestyle psychology and higher education research. She is also an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Chartered Health Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Society. She co-edited Ambulatory Anaesthesia and Sedation: Impairment and Recovery, an example of how psychological research methods can be used in applied settings. She has been teaching research methods and statistics to university students since 1991.

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