Introducing Psychology through Research

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Contents
List of boxes and tablesix
Acknowledgementsxi
Introduction1
PART 1 Introducing psychology3
1Introducing psychology5
What is psychology?5
What psychology is11
A brief history of psychology12
Research in psychology14
Summary15
2The method behind the psychology16
The research cycle16
Research methods16
Key terms in research22
Why use statistics?26
Summary28
3How psychological research is reported29
Reporting research in psychology29
Research paper33
Summary42
PART 2 The core areas and research papers43
4Cognitive psychology45
What is cognitive psychology?45
Research paper46
Summary of cognitive psychology54

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Boxes and Tables ix
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Part 1 - Introducing Psychology 3
  • 1: Introducing Psychology 5
  • 2: The Method behind the Psychology 16
  • 3: How Psychological Research Is Reported 29
  • Part 2 - The Core Areas and Research Papers 43
  • 4: Cognitive Psychology 45
  • 5: Social Psychology 56
  • 6: Developmental Psychology 70
  • 7: Biological Psychology 88
  • 8: Individual Differences 100
  • 9: Clinical Psychology 117
  • Part 3 - Reviewing Psychology 135
  • 10: The Ethics of Psychology Research 137
  • 11: Conclusion 150
  • Glossary 161
  • References 169
  • Index 179
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