Research Methods In Psychology (10th Edition) – eBook PDF
Psychologists use a variety of research methods and tools to learn about mental processes and behaviors. The goal of this ebook, Research Methods In Psychology 10th edition (PDF) is to introduce college students to the “multimethod approach” to research in psychology, including survey, observational, and experimental methods. Psychology students learn the weaknesses and strengths of each method, as well as ethical dilemmas when using them so that they can become competent practitioners and thoughtful consumers of psychological research. Our approach is to engage college students in the research process by describing contemporary research in psychology. Readers learn about recent topics such as Facebook and online dating, cross-cultural observations of helping behavior, Medicaid and Medicare health outcomes, PTSD in orphaned chimpanzees, decision-making during Hurricane Katrina, clinical research and DSM-5, and much more. Each chapter’s “stat tips,” review questions, “stretching exercises,” and challenge questions develop psychology students’ critical thinking about the psychological research that appears in scientific journals and in popular media. Together with the companion Online Learning Center for students, the Research Methods in Psychology 10e provides a clearly written, compelling introduction to research methods in psychology.
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