Introducing Psychology Through Research

Paperback | February 1, 2007

byAmanda Albon

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  • What is psychology?
  • What constitutes psychological research?
  • How is psychological research reported?This student-friendly textbook answers all these questions by clearly outlining the subject matter and research methods used in psychology for those who are new to the subject. A brief overview of the history of psychology is followed by chapters covering the core research areas defined by the British Psychological Society:
    • Cognitive psychology
    • Social psychology
    • Developmental psychology
    • Biological psychology
    • Individual differences
    • Clinical psychologyEach chapter provides an overview of a major sub-discipline in psychology and introduces the key concepts in that area of research. For each topic, a summary of an original research paper is presented along with a running commentary which explains and evaluates the methods used.

      In order to help students, the book provides boxes, tables and glossaries of useful terms. There is also a helpful overview of the ethics of psychological research, as well as how the study of psychology might develop into a career.

      Introducing Psychology Through Research is key reading for first year undergraduates in psychology, those taking an elective module in psychology and those studying psychology at AS or A2 Level and considering whether to study psychology at university.

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What is psychology?What constitutes psychological research?How is psychological research reported?This student-friendly textbook answers all these questions by clearly outlining the subject matter and research methods used in psychology for those who are new to the subject. A brief overview of the history of psychology is followed by ...

Amanda Albon teaches at the University of Kent and used to work as an associate lecturer at the Open University. She has previously published A level psychology material.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 3.58 × 2.4 × 0.22 inPublished:February 1, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335221343

ISBN - 13:9780335221349

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of tables
List of text boxes
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Part one: Introducing psychology
Introducing psychology
The method behind the psychology
How psychological research is reported

Part two: The core areas and research papers
Cognitive psychology
Social psychology
Developmental psychology
Biological psychology
Individual differences
Clinical psychology

Part three: Reviewing psychology
The ethics of psychology research
Conclusion

Glossary
References
Index