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    Classic Experiments in Psychology

    ISBN-10: 0313318212
    ISBN-13: 9780313318214
    Author(s): Douglas Mook
    Description: The typical survey course in psychology has time for only limited presentation of the research on which our knowledge is based. As a result, many students come away with a limited understanding of the role of experiments in psychological science.  More...
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    Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 384
    Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
    Weight: 2.2
    Language: English

    The typical survey course in psychology has time for only limited presentation of the research on which our knowledge is based. As a result, many students come away with a limited understanding of the role of experiments in psychological science. Where do experiments come from and how are they conducted? What are the pitfalls and how can we avoid them? What advantages do they have over intuition, authority, and common sense as guides to knowing and acting? What distinguishes research-based psychology from psychobabble? What have we learned from experimentation in psychology? This book presents, in more depth than textbook treatment permits, the background, conduct, and implications of a selection of classic experiments in psychology. The selection is designed to be diverse, showing that even for research in vastly different areas of study, the logic of research remains the same--as do its traps and pitfalls. This book will broaden and deepen the understanding of experimental methods in psychological research, examining where the research questions come from, how questions can be turned into experiments, and how researchers have faced the problems presented by research in psychology.

    Douglas G. Mook is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He has published widely in leading professional journals, including Psychological Research, American Psychologist, and the Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, on such diverse topics as the nature of preferences, the problem of external validity in research, and the neuroendocrine control of ingestion in rats. Professor Mook is also the author of Motivation: The Organization of Action. He lives in New York City, where he teaches regularly at local colleges while cultivating his interest in operatic performance.

    Introductory
    About Experiments
    A Brief History of Experimental Psychology
    Psychobiology Herman von Helmholtz and the Nerve Impulse Paul Broca and the Speech Center
    Brain Mechanisms and Learning
    Reward Systems in the Brain
    Feeding in a Fly
    Chemical Coding in the Brain Roger Sperry and the Bisected Brain Motivation and Emotion
    Fear as a Learnable Drive
    Conflict David McClelland on Achievement Motivation
    A Tale of Two Mothers
    The Study of Instinct
    Hunger, Thirst, and the Brain
    Cognition and Emotion
    Human Hunger and Cognition Walter Mischel and Self Control Learning Edward Thorndike and the Law of Effect Ivan Pavlov and Classical Conditioning Wolfgang Kohler and the Mentality of Apes Edward Tolman and Cognitive Maps
    Conditioned Taste Aversion
    Imitation and Social Learning
    Learning Theory in the Clinic
    Learned Helplessness
    The Costs of Reward Memory Hermann Ebbinghaus on Memory Frederic Bartlett
    Meaning and Memory Brenda Milner and the Case of
    Short-term Forgetting
    Leading Questions and False Memories Gordon Bower on State-dependent Memory
    The Structure of Semantic Memory Cognition F. C. Donders and Reaction Time The Cautionary Tale of Clever
    On Not Being Mindless George Miller on the Magic Number 7
    Cognitive Dissonance Roger Shepard and Mental Rotation
    Concepts in Pigeons
    The Framing of Decisions Perception
    The Muscle Sense and Weber's Law Gustav Fechner and the Measurement of Mind Max Wertheimer on Apparent Movement Selig Hecht and Adaptation to the
    Lateral Inhibition in the Retina
    The Mechanics of Hearing
    Motivation and Perception
    The Visual Cliff
    What the Frog's Eye Tells the Frog's Brain Social Psychology
    Attitude Change at College
    Prejudice and the Robbers'
    Tensions in the Life Space Solomon Asch on Conformity
    When Prophesy Fails Stanley Milgram on Obedience to Authority
    The Unresponsive Bystander
    Mesmer and Animal Magnetism

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