Introducing Psychology Through Research

Author: Albon, Amanda
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335221349
Release Date: 2007-02-01
Genre: Psychology

This book presents the chapters - Introducing psychology; The method behind the psychology; How psychological research is reported; The core areas and research papers; Cognitive psychology; Social psychology; Developmental psychology; Biological psycholog

Qualitative Research Methods for Psychologists

Author: Constance T. Fischer
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080454122
Release Date: 2011-04-28
Genre: Psychology

Qualitative Research Methods for Psychologists is a collection of 14 original articles that teaches readers how to conduct qualitative research. Instead of characterizing and justifying certain methods, the contributors show by means of actual research studies what assumptions, procedures, and dilemmas they encountered. Fischer's introduction, which emphasizes the practical nature of qualitative research and the closing chapter, which uses a question-and-answer format to investigate, among other subjects, what is scientific about qualitative research, are complemented by a glossary and other features that increase the book's utility and value. Addresses a range of practical examples from different traditions such as phenomology, grounded theory, ethnography and discourse analysis through actual case studies Discusses various methodology and combinations of methods like assimilation analysis, dialogal approach, intuitive inquiry, and conceptual encounter Terms are defined within chapters and/or in a glossary Helps readers bridge from experimental to qualitative methods Provides in-depth, philosophically grounded, and compelling research findings Includes practical introduction about steps in qualitative research

Introducing Psychology

Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781497049079
Release Date: 2016-03-24
Genre: Education

The Facts101 series gives the reader all of the facts, persons, places, things, and concepts that they might be tested on from the textbook Introducing Psychology written in an easy to understand format. Preparing for a test has never been easier.

Introducing Psychology

Author: Daniel L. Schacter
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429218214
Release Date: 2009-12-25
Genre: Psychology

Reads like a good book… Written in the style of their award-winning nonfiction books, the Dans capture students’ attention in a way few textbooks can claim. Each chapter, each page is written with narrative hooks that retain student interest by engaging their curiosity, compassion, and interest in the world around them. Students who read Introducing Psychology will quickly learn to critically examine the world around them and apply the lessons of psychology to their own lives. …Teaches like a great textbook. The Dans focus the essential topics within psychology without diluting the explanation or removing examples intended to illustrate concepts. By refining their coverage to the most clear, thought-provoking, and illustrative examples, the Dans manage to accomplish two difficult goals: making thoughtful content choices covering the various fields of psychology, and doing so in a manner that retains clarity and emphasizes student engagement.

Introducing Psychology

Author: Daniel L. Schacter
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429218214
Release Date: 2009-12-25
Genre: Psychology

Reads like a good book… Written in the style of their award-winning nonfiction books, the Dans capture students’ attention in a way few textbooks can claim. Each chapter, each page is written with narrative hooks that retain student interest by engaging their curiosity, compassion, and interest in the world around them. Students who read Introducing Psychology will quickly learn to critically examine the world around them and apply the lessons of psychology to their own lives. …Teaches like a great textbook. The Dans focus the essential topics within psychology without diluting the explanation or removing examples intended to illustrate concepts. By refining their coverage to the most clear, thought-provoking, and illustrative examples, the Dans manage to accomplish two difficult goals: making thoughtful content choices covering the various fields of psychology, and doing so in a manner that retains clarity and emphasizes student engagement.

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Author: Curt R. Bartol
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483370699
Release Date: 2014-10-13
Genre: Psychology

Filled with real–life examples, practical applications, and case law discussions, Forensic Psychology: Research and Application, Fourth Edition covers new and emerging fields of study, the many areas where psychology plays a significant role in the civil and criminal justice systems, and the wide range of issues that are an integral part of the forensic psychologist’s day-to-day work. This unique, career-oriented textbook emphasizes a multicultural perspective that focuses on the application of psychological knowledge and research. Authors Curt and Anne Bartol expose readers to emerging specializations within forensic psychology, including investigative psychology, family forensic psychology, and police and public safety psychology. The authors also provide extensive, up-to-date references for students to find more material on the subject areas covered.

Autism

Author: Francesca Happe
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781135368647
Release Date: 2005-09-26
Genre: Psychology

This title is intended for advanced undergraduate and masters level students in psychology; professional clinical, developmental and educational psychologists; general practitioners and others with a special interest in children; careworkers; and parents of autistic children.

Doing Psychological Research

Author: Nicky Hayes
Publisher:
ISBN: 0335203795
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Medical

Written as an interactive textbook for A level and first-year undergraduates, Doing Psychological Research provides a comprehensive account of quantitative and qualitative methods in a user-friendly and lucid style.

Introducing Psychology of Success

Author: Alison Price
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848313316
Release Date: 2011-04-08
Genre: Self-Help

An INTRODUCING PRACTICAL GUIDE to getting what you want in life. Occupational Psychologist Alison Price explores both how successful people think, and how the organizations in which they work foster a culture of success, in this easy-to-read and jargon-free INTRODUCING PRACTICAL GUIDE. With numerous real-life case studies, practical strategies to implement and easy-to-remember points to remember and work towards, this book could be your first step on the road to a more successful life.

An Introduction to Psychological Tests and Scales

Author: Kate Loewenthal
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781317710141
Release Date: 2015-12-08
Genre: Psychology

In its first edition this book successfully enabled readers, with little or no prior knowledge of computing or statistics, to develop reliable and valid tests and scales for assessment or research purposes. In this edition, the author has thoroughly updated the text to include new recent advances in computer software and provide information on relevant internet resources. The book contains detailed guidelines for locating and constructing psychological measures, including descriptions of popular psychological measures and step-by-step instructions for composing a measure, entering data and computing reliability and validity of test results. Advanced techniques such as factor analysis, analysis of covariance and multiple regression analysis are presented for the beginner. An Introduction to Psychological Tests and Scales provides a clear, concise and jargon-free primer for all those embarking in fieldwork or research analysis. It will be an invaluable tool for undergraduates and postgraduates in psychology and a useful text for students and professionals in related disciplines.

Introducing Child Psychology

Author: Kairen Cullen
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848313293
Release Date: 2011-04-08
Genre: Psychology

An INTRODUCING PRACTICAL GUIDE to how children think and grow. Child Psychology is a branch of developmental psychology, which is the scientific study of systematic psychological changes that occur in human beings over the course of their life span. Child psychologists examine how children’s brains work even before they are born, through to the beginning of adulthood. They may explore questions of how well children develop language, how they respond to other children and adults, how quickly children become aware of their environment and become autonomous from their parents. In this Practical Guide, child psychologist Kairen Cullen applies the lessons from a lifetime’s research and practice in the area to help you understand - without jargon or technical language - why your child develops in the way he or she does, and how you can best create the conditions for their living a healthy, successful and happy life.

Research Methods in Psychology

Author: Gary Heiman
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0618170286
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Psychology

Research Methods focuses on decisions and conclusions, rather than rules and procedures, to help students develop the critical-thinking skills necessary for understanding and designing research. The text emphasizes the need to evaluate a design's strengths and weaknesses when selecting a method and interpreting results. The Second Edition includes a full chapter on ethics and places the statistics review after the introduction of basic design issues to focus on statistics as a set of tools for analyzing research results. A unique capstone chapter, Designing and Evaluating Research, walks students through four research studies, summarizes content, and suggests additional topics for research.

Moral Psychology

Author: Valerie Tiberius
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136304378
Release Date: 2014-05-30
Genre: Philosophy

This is the first philosophy textbook in moral psychology, introducing students to a range of philosophical topics and debates such as: What is moral motivation? Do reasons for action always depend on desires? Is emotion or reason at the heart of moral judgment? Under what conditions are people morally responsible? Are there self-interested reasons for people to be moral? Moral Psychology: A Contemporary Introduction presents research by philosophers and psychologists on these topics, and addresses the overarching question of how empirical research is (or is not) relevant to philosophical inquiry.

Qualitative Psychology

Author: Parker, Ian
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335213498
Release Date: 2004-12-01
Genre: Psychology

“An introduction to the varieties of qualitative research in psychology is long overdue, and Parker’s book should with its broad scope, accessible style, and controversial viewpoints on trends of the current qualitative wave, have a wide audience.†Steinar Kvale, Aarhus University, Denmark “This is a wonderful, insightful and necessary book…It takes students through this complex terrain in a clear, readable and yet challenging way.†Bronwyn Davies, University of Western Sydney, Australia “This book makes important contributions to theoretical, political and methodological debates on qualitative and action oriented research.†Bernardo Jiménez-Domínguez, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico "For me personally, the book worked very well, I very much appreciated the fact that the book went beyond a presentation of 'the state of the art', and that it offered new ideas and suggestions about how to take qualitative research further." Qualitative Research in Psychology This book is designed as a practical guide for students that is also grounded in the latest developments in theory in psychology. Readers are introduced to theoretical approaches to ethnography, interviewing, narrative, discourse and psychoanalysis, with each chapter on these approaches including worked examples clearly structured around methodological stages. A case is made for new practical procedures that encourage students to question the limits of mainstream psychological research methods. Resource links guide students to theoretical debates and to ways of making these debates relevant to a psychology genuinely concerned with critical reflection and social change. The book includes numerous boxes that clearly outline: Key issues in the development, application and assessment of qualitative research methods Current debates and problems with particular qualitative methods taught in psychology Summaries of methodological stages and points to be aware of in the marking of practical reports in relation to specific methods Coverage of ethical issues, reflexivity and good report writing Qualitative Psychologyis essential reading for students of psychology and other related social sciences who want a polemical account that will also serve as a well-balanced and rigorous introduction to current debates in qualitative psychology.