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Introducing Psychological Research

Sixty Studies that Shape Psychology

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Social Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. Social Pressure

      1. I. M. Piliavin, J. A. Rodin, J. Piliavin
        Pages 11-16
      2. S. Milgram
        Pages 17-23
    3. Social Cognition

      1. R. E. Nisbett, C. Caputo, P. Legant, J. Marecek
        Pages 25-32
      2. R. T. LaPiere
        Pages 33-36
      3. L. Festinger, J. M. Carlsmith
        Pages 37-43
    4. Social Roles

      1. C. Haney, W. C. Banks, P. G. Zimbardo
        Pages 45-50
      2. R. F. Bales
        Pages 51-56
    5. Prejudice

      1. M. Sherif
        Pages 59-64
      2. E. Aronson, D. Bridgeman
        Pages 65-68
      3. H. Tajfel
        Pages 69-73
  3. Comparative and Physiological Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-78
    2. Learning

      1. B. F. Skinner
        Pages 79-83
      2. M. E. P. Seligman, S. E. Maier
        Pages 84-88
      3. R. A. Gardner, B. T. Gardner
        Pages 89-93
    3. Bio-psychology

      1. R. W. Sperry
        Pages 96-102
      2. S. Schachter, J. E. Singer
        Pages 103-109
      3. W. Dement, N. Kleitman
        Pages 110-115

About this book


Introducing Psychological Research provides readable and full summaries of over sixty major research studies in psychology. These illustrate the major themes of the subject and the major methodologies that psychologists use. The summaries provide enough detail for readers to make their own evaluation of the quality of the research and the conclusions that can be drawn from it. They are the next best thing to reading the original papers, often written in very dense academic style, and provide a readable and accessible account of some famous psychological studies - warts and all! Each study is preceded by a brief background that puts the study in an appropriate context and the summary of the study includes methodological details and major findings. At the end of each summary there are some questions (and answers!) to help the reader evaluate and draw out the key issues from each study.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Introducing Psychological Research
  • Book Subtitle Sixty Studies that Shape Psychology
  • Authors Philip Banyard
    Andrew Grayson
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Philip Banyard and Andrew Grayson 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-62004-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-62005-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-24483-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 506
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Psychological Methods/Evaluation
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