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

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Author: Curt R. Bartol
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506387239
Release Date: 2017-12-28
Genre: Psychology

Written by authors with extensive experience in the field and in the classroom, Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Research and Application, Fifth Edition, by Curt R. Bartol and Anne M. Bartol, demonstrates how to analyze psychological knowledge and research findings and then apply these findings to the civil and criminal justice systems. Focusing on research-based forensic practice and practical application, this text uses real-life examples and case law discussions to define and explore forensic psychology. This text introduces you to emerging specializations within forensic psychology, including investigative psychology, family forensic psychology, and police and public safety psychology. You will develop a multicultural perspective with an ethnic and racial sensitivity, which is critical to the successful practice of forensic psychology. New to the Fifth Edition: Updated statistics, research, and case law, such as recent Aid in Dying legislation, as well as analysis of recent events, help you see the real-world applications to current events. Updated Focus boxes empower you to dig deeper into current issues, such as mental health courts, community-oriented policing, child abduction, hate crimes, the death penalty, and more. All Focus boxes also contain discussion questions for you to debate in a classroom setting. All new From My Perspective boxes provide you with information about career choices as well as helpful advice about pursuing your career goals. Increased attention to immigration-related issues offers you additional insights into immigration proceedings and ways to consult with the courts. Additional coverage of human trafficking and online sexual predators enables you to better understand the psychological effects on victims and the services available to help. Current research on violent video games, cyberbullying, and cyberstalking provides real examples of the effects of violent media. New research on juveniles allows you to see the important contributions of neuropsychologists, particularly in terms of brain development in adolescents and promising community-based treatment approaches for juveniles.

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.

The Psychology Research Handbook

Author: Frederick T. L. Leong
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761930228
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Psychology

A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation. The book is organized around the idea of a 'research script' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some co-authored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the 'real world' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters.

Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology

Author: Evanthia Lyons
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473933927
Release Date: 2016-03-17
Genre: Psychology

Instructors - Electronic inspection copies are available or contact your local sales representative for an inspection copy of the print version. Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology is a clear, step-by–step guide linking theory with practice, that offers a unique combination of perspectives on five qualitative approaches: grounded theory, interpretative phenomenological analysis, discourse analysis, narrative analysis and thematic analysis that can be applied to a common data set. This text provides practical advice and guidance from experts as well as a comparison of the different methods, which will help students decide the approach that’s right for them and their research project. The second edition of this text: Introduces a fifth, additional qualitative approach, Thematic Analysis Explores the ethical challenges of qualitative work Takes a look at mixed methods and pluralist research Includes worked-out examples of qualitative analyses and brand new tools for learning, including ‘road maps’ for qualitative analysis Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology, Second Edition is the perfect text for psychology students engaged in qualitative research or studying research methods, at either undergraduate or postgraduate level.

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.

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.

The Practical Researcher

Author: Dana S. Dunn
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: UCSD:31822038767984
Release Date: 2012-11-27
Genre: Psychology

Previous edition: Oxford: wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

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.

Understanding Psychology as a Science

Author: Zoltan Dienes
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137096050
Release Date: 2008-02-28
Genre: Psychology

What makes psychology a science? What is the logic underlying psychological research? In this groundbreaking book Zoltán Dienes introduces students to key issues in the philosophy of science and statistics that have a direct and vital bearing on the practice of research in psychology. The book is organised around the influential thinkers and conceptual debates which pervade psychological research and teaching but until now have not been made accessible to students. In a clear and fluid style, Dienes takes the reader on a compelling tour of the ideas of: - Popper - Kuhn& Lakatos - Neyman& Pearson - Bayes - Fisher& Royall Featuring examples drawn from extensive teaching experience to ground the ideas firmly in psychological science, the book is an ideal companion to courses and modules in psychological research methods and also to those covering conceptual and historical issues.

Introduction to Psychology and Counseling

Author: Paul D. Meier
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 0801039320
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Religion

This standard introduction to psychology and counseling offers an explanation of classic theory and a holistic Christian view of humanity and counseling. The book includes over one hundred "spotlights" (brief essays featuring persons, ideas, and applications relevant to Christian counseling), copious illustrations, a glossary explaining technical terms, and thorough indexes. The text, organized according to the way introductory counseling courses are taught, serves as a helpful reference tool of enduring value. Subject areas include: • personality • classic psychological theory • the biological basis of behavior • emotions and motivation • memory, cognition, self-concept • child and adult development • sensation and perception • social psychology • individual and family counseling • psychology of religion • abnormal psychology • individual and group therapy

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.

Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

Author: R. A. McQueen
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0273735063
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Psychology

This second edition has been substantially revised and expanded to form a truly comprehensive, practical guide to research methods and statistical analysis. The text retains the successful student-centred approach, assuming no background knowledge. Logically and intuitively organised, the book introduces key terms and concepts, progressing through the process of selecting a study and analysing results right through to the final point of preparing a report. This edition has been extensively revised to offer more detailed coverage - including more depth on topics such as power, meta-analysis, ethics, the literature review, questionnaire design, small sample research, and graphing techniques. Coverage of qualitative methods has been expanded to include more on software tools and IPA. The book offers a range of support focused on essential concepts, practicalities, and a new feature to highlight important research from the scientific literature. The examples have been increased and updated to help clarify concepts and further support the reader in developing both a conceptual and practical understanding of research and analysis. The book relates to the most recent version of PASW statistics (previously SPSS).

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.