John J. Shaughnessy, Eugene B. Zechmeister, Jeanne S. Zechmeister
In order to get knowledge regarding mental processes and behaviors, psychologists make use of a wide range of study methods and tools. This ebook, Research Methods in Psychology 10th edition (PDF), has been written with the intention of introducing college students to the “multimethod approach” to conducting research in psychology. This “multimethod approach” includes surveying, observing, and conducting experiments. Students of psychology get an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each methodology, as well as the moral conundrums that may arise from their application, in order to prepare them for careers as knowledgeable practitioners and conscientious consumers of psychological research. In order to get college students involved in the research process, we will first describe some of the most recent findings in the field of psychology. Readers gain knowledge on contemporary topics such as Facebook and online dating, cross-cultural observations of helping behavior, the health outcomes of Medicaid and Medicare, PTSD in orphaned chimpanzees, decision-making during Hurricane Katrina, clinical research and the DSM-5, and a great deal more. Students of psychology are taught to improve critical thinking skills by working through each chapter’s “stat tips,” review questions, “stretching exercises,” and challenge questions. These activities focus on the psychological research that is published in scientific publications and in popular media. A well-organized and captivating introduction to research methods in psychology can be found in the 10th edition of Research Methods in Psychology, which may be used in conjunction with the student-friendly companion Online Learning Center.
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