Key Studies in Psychology by Richard GrossKey Studies in Psychology by Richard Gross

Key Studies in Psychology

byRichard Gross

Paperback | July 29, 2012

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Psychology is full of agreements and disagreements! Here Richard Gross pairs up 30 studies to show you how the classic theories in psychology are constantly revisited by modern researchers. In a new focus for this 6th edition, the emphasis is on how these classic and contemporary studies relate. From the differences and similarities between them you'll understand not just the studies themselves, but develop the study skills you need to write about psychology in exams and essays. Each study is summarized in simplified form, explaining jargon along the way. The background, methods, and findings are all set out and clearly interpreted. Crucially there is loads of evaluation help and pointers for developing your own evaluation skills in each pairing. Throughout these are links to further studies and wider debates and topics in psychology. The aim is to help you understand how specific research and issues fit into the science of psychology as a whole and where that science is going. Get this book if you need to: * Understand and get to grips with journal articles in psychology * Brush up on some classic studies * Know about more recent research for exams and essays * Practice your interpretation and evaluation skills with hands on exercises Key Studies in Psychology 6th Edition is a life-saver in the sea of Psychological research - grab onto it!
Richard Gross is the leading author in Psychology publishing in the UK. His bestselling titles include Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour and Themes, Issues and Debates in Psychology.
Title:Key Studies in PsychologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0 inPublished:July 29, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1444156101

ISBN - 13:9781444156102


Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Language and memory3. Teaching language to non-humans4. Autism and theory of mind5. Attachment in adulthood6. Social influences on aggression7. Sex reassignment8. The diagnosis and nature of mental disorder9. Gambling addiction10. The effects of psychotherapy11. Obedience12. The social psychology of prisons and tyranny13. Bystander intervention14. Sleep, dreams and emotion15. The abilities of split-brain patients16. Near-death experiences