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Palgrave Macmillan

Introducing Psychological Research

Edition 3rd edition
ISBN 9781403900388
Publication Date December 2007
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan


Introducing Psychological Research offers clear and engaging summaries of the key research studies that have had an enormous impact on the discipline of psychology. Each summary descibes and evaluates how the study was carried out whilst encouraging the student to consider the wider implications of the research findings.
 
The studies have been organised into sections covering the major areas of psychology including social, developmental, biological and cognitive, with a short introduction preceding each part.
 
This third edition has been revised and expanded to include fourteen more studies, along with a new focus on methodology, that offers an illuminating insight into how this discipline continues to advance upon previously established ideas and includes explorations in neuroscience and evolutionary psychology. The book provides lively and lucid summaries of both classic and contemporary studies making this the perfect text for students first studying psychology.  

PHILIP BANYARD is Associate Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University, UK, and was Chief Examiner for the OCR A level in Psychology. He has written numerous articles for teachers and students of psychology, and has been teaching introductory level psychology for many years.

ANDREW GRAYSON is Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the Centre for Human Development and Learning at the Open University, UK. He has taught developmental psychology, introductory psychology and research methods at degree level for over twelve years.


SECTION I: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Social Influence
Social Judgements
Social Interaction
SECTION II: COMPARATIVE AND BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Learning
Comparative Psychology
Bio-Psychology
SECTION III: DIVERSITY
Identity
Abnormality
Individual Differences
SECTION IV: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Attachment
The Classic Approaches
Communication
SECTION V: COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Memory
Perception
Mind and Thought
Attention
SECTION VI: PSYCHOLOGICAL METHODS
Analysing Data
Issues in Research 
How Does Psychological Research Get Done?

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'..the chapter on methodology is probably one of the best I have ever read. ...The writing is excellent and keeps the reader well engaged... Overall a great text that covers all the core studies and highlights the core themes... A superb book.' - PsychBLOG www.psychblog.co.uk
'This book will be useful as a text for students enrolling on the BA. It covers the essential studies considered throughout the degree.' - Lecturer in Social Psychology, Moray College, UK
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