This revised edition offers students full summaries of 35 major research reports, covering cognitive, comparative, social and developmental psychology, biopsychology, individual differences and culture and identity. Each summary is followed by a commentary and exercises.
Offering students full summaries of 35 major research reports, this book covers cognitive, comparative, social and developmental psychology, biopsychology, individual differences and culture and identity. Each summary is followed by a commentary which highlights methodology, the theoretical/conceptual context of the study, ethical issues, subsequent research and theoretical and practical conclusions. Each summary is followed by exercises which require the reader to think critically about methodological, statistical and ethical features of the study. Answers are given at the back of the book. This edition has been revised to bring it into line with the Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board A Level syllabus, for which it is the set text.
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Psychology as a means of promoting human welfare; pictorial perception and culture; minds, brains and programs; levels of processing - a framework for memory research; semantic integration of verbal information into a visual memory; behavioural study of obedience; a study of prisoners and guards in a simulated prison; good samaritanism - an underground phenomenon?; cognitive consequences of forced compliance; behaviour as seen by the actor and as seen by the observer; experiements in intergroup discrimination; sex-role sterotyping in British television advertisements; asking only one question in the conservation experiment; transmission of aggression through imitation of aggressive models; social and family relationships of ex-institutional adolescents; conditioned emotional reactions; a conception of adult development; on being sane in insane places; a case of multiple personality; analysis of a phobia in a five-year-old boy; the effects of psychotherapy - an evaluation; cognitive, social and physiological determinants of emotional state; the relation of eye movements during sleep to dream activity - an objective method for the study of dreaming; hemisphere deconnection and unity in conscious awareness; positive reinforcement produced by electrical stimulation of septal area and other regions of rat brain; hypnosis, motivation and compliance; imprinting and perceptual learning; teaching sign language to a chimpanzee; forty years of rhesus research; fear of animals - what is prepared?; learning with prolonged delay of reinforcement; a nation of morons; extended self - rethinking the so-called negro self-concept; the measurement of psychological androgyny; familial studies of intelligence - a review.
Key Studies in Psychology by Richard D. Gross
Richard D. Gross
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