This textbook presents overviews of 12 landmark studies in psychology from diverse areas of research such as consciousness, developmental psychology, learning, memory, social psychology and psychopathology. Through a range...
This textbook presents overviews of 12 landmark studies in psychology from diverse areas of research such as consciousness, developmental psychology, learning, memory, social psychology and psychopathology. Through a range of critical thinking exercises and reflective questions, students can evaluate the methodology and impact of these classic studies and quickly hone their analytical and critical thinking skills.
Accessible, clearly-structured and written with undergraduate students in mind, this book will make essential reading for any psychology course.
Through structured tasks and activities gives students a thorough grounding in critical thinking skills
? Covers the core curriculum areas of psychology from Social and Developmental through to Cognitive and Neuroscience? Accessible and affordable - perfect for first year students
? Perfect for exam preparation or essays
1. Introduction to Critical Thinking
2. John Watson and the 'Little Albert' Study: how to create a phobia?
3. The Nurture Assumption: Does Parental Influence during childhood offer the greatest impact on personality development?
4.The Obedience Studies: Ordinary People and Extraordinary Evil?
5.On Being Sane in Insane Places: Pseudopatients or Pseudoscience?
6. The Stanford Prison Study: Are Ordinary People Capable of Extraordinary Cruelty?
7. Media Research: Is Violent Media Making Us More Aggressive?
8. Recovered Memories: Do We Dare Trust Them?
9. The psi Studies: Psychological Science versus Pseudoscience
10. The Ethics of Caring about Human Beings
11.Benjamin Libet: Do Human Beings Really Have Free Will?
12. The Placebo Effect: How Do Antidepressants Work?
13. The Enriched Environment Studies: A Neuroscientific Case for Early Learning?.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Issues, Debates and Approaches in Psychology Ian Fairholm
- Emotion Science Elaine Fox
- Psychology, Mental Health and Distress John Cromby, Dave Harper, Paula Reavey
- Attachment Across the Lifecourse David Howe
- Psychology of Addictive Behaviour Antony C. Moss, Kyle R. Dyer
- Health Psychology Karen Rodham
- Serious Stat Thom Baguley
- Schizophrenia Kevin Silber
- Research Methods and Statistics Ian Walker
- Meaning in Life Joel Vos
- Models of Mental Health Gavin Davidson, Jim Campbell, Ciarán Shannon, Ciaran Mulholland
- Critical Statistics Robert de Vries