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Why Science Matters

Author : Robert W. Proctor
ISBN : 9780470775431
Genre : Psychology
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Why Science Matters: Understanding the Methods of Psychological Research rises above standard research methods texts by presenting an up-to-date view of contemporary psychological science as it is currently understood and practiced. Explores not only the procedural aspects of psychological research, but also delves into the issue of how to accomplish effective science. Explicates how hypotheses and theories are to be evaluated. Suggests that the proper approach to devising and evaluating theories is by abduction, not by induction or deduction alone. Incorporates new investigatory procedures, current methodologists, conflicts and issues, implications of the philosophy of science, and a lively prose style. Provides a picture of science that will engage students and expand their abilities as both scientists and psychologists.

Research Methods In Clinical Psychology

Author : Chris Barker
ISBN : 9781118773208
Genre : Psychology
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"Offers a comprehensive introduction to the various methods, approaches, and strategies for conducting research in the clinical psychology field"--

Handbook Of The Psychology Of Science

Author : Gregory J. Feist, PhD
ISBN : 9780826106247
Genre : Psychology
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"Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries This handbook is the definitive resource for scholars and students interested in how research and theory within each of the major domains of psychology├│developmental, cognitive, personality, and social├│have been applied to understand the nature of scientific thought and behavior. Edited by two esteemed pioneers in the emerging discipline of the psychology of science, it is the first empirically based compendium of its time. The handbook provides a comprehensive examination of how scientific thinking is learned and evolves from infancy to adolescence and adulthood, and combines developmental and cognitive approaches to show the categorical similarities and differences in thinking between children, adolescents, adults, and scientists. Chapters highlight the breadth and depth of psychological perspectives in the studies of science, from creativity and genius, gender, and conflict and cooperation, to postmodernism and psychobiography. A section on applications offers findings and ideas that can be put to use by educators, policymakers, and science administrators. Contributors examine the importance of mental models in solving difficult technical problems, and the significance of leadership and organizational structure in successful innovation. The final section of the book is devoted to the future of this new field, focusing on how to continue to develop a healthy psychology of science. Key Features: Presents the only empirically based compendium of current knowledge about the psychology of scientific thought and behavior Edited by two pioneers in the discipline of psychology of science Describes how scientific thinking is learned and changes throughout the life span Addresses creativity and genius, gender, conflict and cooperation, postmodernism, and psychobiography Covers applications of the psychology of science that can be used by educators, policymakers, and science administrators

Psychology Of Science

Author : Robert W. Proctor
ISBN : 9780199753628
Genre : Medical
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Symposium held at Purdue Univ. in June 4-5, 2010.

American Psychological Society Observer

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ISBN : MINN:31951P010630319
Genre : Psychology
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Behavior Research Methods

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Handbook For Theory Research And Practice In Gestalt Therapy

Author : Philip Brownell
ISBN : CHI:088462951
Genre : Psychology
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Discusses the philosophy of science, the need for research specifically focused on gestalt therapy, and the critical realism and natural attitude found in both research and gestalt praxis. This book provides discussions of qualitative and quantitative research, and describes the methods of gestalt therapy as based in a unified theory.

Favorite Activities For The Teaching Of Psychology

Author : Ludy T. Benjamin
ISBN : 1433803496
Genre : Education
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The most popular activities from 'Activities Handbooks for the Teaching of Psychology' are gathered together and updated in this book of teacher's favourites. The lesson plans, which encourage active learning and involve the whole class, are entertaining, effective, and easy to plan.

Joyce In The Belly Of The Big Truck Workbook

Author : Joyce A. Cascio
ISBN : 0976237318
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Author : Addie Johnson
ISBN : 9780761927617
Genre : Psychology
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Attention: Theory and Practice provides a balance between a readable overview of attention and an emphasis on how theories and paradigms for the study of attention have developed. The book highlights the important issues and major findings while giving sufficient details of experimental studies, models, and theories so that results and conclusions are easy to follow and evaluate. Rather than brushing over tricky technical details, the authors explain them clearly, giving readers the benefit of understanding the motivation for and techniques of the experiments in order to allow readers to think through results, models, and theories for themselves. Attention is an accessible text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, as well as an important resource for researchers and practitioners interested in gaining an overview of the field of attention.

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